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Summer eSmart Camp makes girls ‘detectives of the past,’ exploring archaeology 

ST. GEORGE — Exploring science, math and related technology or eSMART, summer camp for girls at Dixie State University held July 9-11, 16-18  gave the girls a glimpse into 11,000 years of stories and human history told by the forest and the artifacts found within it. The eSMART camp mission is to encourage these girls to explore science, technology, […]


More tickets available for Utah Symphony’s free concert at Bryce Canyon 

PANGUITCH — Utah residents will now have a better chance of experiencing a rare outdoor performance by the Utah Symphony at Bryce Canyon National Park with the release of an additional 700 tickets for an upcoming concert. “We are delighted to welcome the Utah Symphony to Bryce Canyon,” said Falyn Owens, executive director of the Garfield […]


Monsoon, lightning pose safety concerns at Grand Canyon; lightning, hiking safety 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — With monsoon season actively underway, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park and Northern Arizona are reminded that summer storms are often accompanied by dangerous lightning. The National Park Service considers safety to be an important part of their visit. Serious injuries and fatalities have occurred at Grand Canyon National Park in the past as a result […]


Health Department warns against human contact with wild animals 

ST. GEORGE — Residents are being urged to use caution around wild or stray animals; especially if they appear sick, aggressive, or are easily approached. “If a wild animal is passive enough to let you get close, it’s probably a good idea to back off and keep your distance,” said Health Officer Dr. David Blodgett with the Southwest Utah Public […]

This dirt trail heads east and leads to the 174 acres of land donated to the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Springdale, Utah, July 22, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Paiutes seek 174-acre transfer into federal trust; Springdale still not convinced 

SPRINGDALE — Around 60 people, comprised of Springdale business owners, county commissioners, park rangers, tribal leaders and Bureau of Indian Affairs officials, convened Tuesday evening in the conference room of the Hampton Inn & Suites, located at 1127 Zion Park Boulevard, regarding the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah’s application to transfer 174 acres of fee land into federal trust. If the application is approved, the PITU, which currently […]


Commission nominates 3 for County Justice Court; invites public comment 

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County nominating commission has selected three nominees for a vacancy at the Washington County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court. The nominees, followed by current place of employment and residence, are: Eric Russell Gentry, J.D., deputy county attorney, […]


Want pine nuts? BLM accepts bids for commercial pine nut collection 

CEDAR CITY —  Bids for commercial pine nut collection on public lands in Iron, Beaver and Millard Counties are being accepted by The Bureau of Land Management Utah Cedar City Field Office or BLM.  Sealed bids will be accepted until Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. The written, sealed bids must be equal to or greater than the appraisal […]

Lt. Cmdr. Nate Barton greets veterans at the St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, Utah, July 25, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

US Navy Blue Angels give private audience to So. Utah veterans, a mutual gratitude 

ST. GEORGE – It was an event months in the making. A special audience – front row seats to Friday’s rehearsal flight – for the veterans of the Southern Utah Veterans Home with the United States Navy Blue Angels. Retired service men and women representing the Air Force, Army, Marines, Merchant Marines and Navy boarded […]


New branding changes for Enoch City represent positive lifestyle 

ENOCH — The Enoch City Council approved a new brand and logo for Enoch City to represents the positive lifestyle that exists in Enoch. “The new logo has been designed to emphasize our identity,” Enoch City Manager Rob Dotson said. “Since Joel H. Johnson first built here, Enoch City has been the home of many caring and giving individuals.  This […]


Sky high with pilot Brad Wursten; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Brad Wursten, 36, of Logan, will perform aerobatics on Saturday and Sunday at the Thunder Over Utah Air Show at the St. George Municipal Airport. Spectators will be able to watch Wursten fly his MXS-R six times during the air show. Three of those times, he will be racing a jet-powered school […]


What a feeling: Get moving at National Dance Day celebration 

ST. GEORGE – Residents are encouraged to catch dance fever Saturday in observance of National Dance Day. National Dance Day is a nationally recognized day created to encourage residents of the United States to get up and get active. National Dance Day was founded in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe, “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator. The Dizzy Feet […]

The Blue Angels greet St. George with their famous carrier break landing maneuver above the new airport, St. George, Utah, July 23, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Thunder Over Utah preview party; west hillside area closed to spectators 

ST. GEORGE – The Thunder Over Utah Air Show will fly high with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels this Saturday and Sunday at the St. George Municipal Airport, but fans can get a sneak peek at some of the other performers from this year’s show and kick off air show weekend at the Friday Night […]

The 68th Annual American Legion and Sons of American Legion Enterprise Rodeo is a treasured family tradition for many, Enterprise, Utah, July 24, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Family event, treasured traditions at Enterprise Rodeo; STGnews Videocast 

ENTERPRISE – The three-night-long 68th annual American Legion and Sons of American Legion Enterprise Rodeo began Thursday night with full bleachers and many dressed in their Western attire. The rodeo continues through Saturday. Rodeos have been held in Enterprise since as far back as 1908. In 1964, the American Legion Post 80 took over the rodeo and […]

Lieutenant Ben Hernandez prepares for the Thunder Over Utah air show, St. George, Utah, July 24, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

What it takes to be a Blue Angel; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – The tranquil blue skies of Southern Utah are about to get a little bit louder as the Thunder Over Utah air show gears up to thrill aviation enthusiasts and spectators alike with high-speed maneuvers executed at close proximity. If you look up, you might just see an angel. The United States Navy Blue […]

Hurricane's 22nd Ward Float, Pioneer Day parade, Hurricane, Utah, July 24, 2014 | Photo by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George

Southern Utah celebrates Pioneer Day; STGnews Photo Gallery 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Visions of fireworks dance in the heads of sleepy children as Pioneer Day 2014 draws to a close. Throughout Southern Utah, cities celebrated, neighbors hobnobbed and parades progressed in honor of the pioneer men, women and children who settled Utah so many years ago. Below, enjoy a gallery of photos depicting various community celebrations that took […]

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