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Iron County Fair parade, Parowan, Utah, Sept. 1, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Maile Wilson, St. George News

Iron County fairgoers pay tribute to American heritage 

PAROWAN — The Iron County Fair, themed “Proud to be American,” drew in large crowds from Thursday to Monday with events ranging from rodeos, baby contests, exhibits, races, a carnival, dance and more. It’s not too late to take part in some of the fair’s festivities as the fun continues through 10 this evening. Stars, stripes and […]

Image of blue cytoplasm | Image courtesy of Peter Allen of UC Santa Barbara, St. George News

DSU professor plays key role in breakthrough skin infection research 

ST. GEORGE – Last week, a report released by the Los Alamos National Laboratory announced a new breakthrough antibacterial approach that could revolutionize the treatment and prevention of serious skin infections, a breakthrough deriving in part from investigatory work of Dr. Rico E. Del Sesto, who now teaches at Dixie State University as an assistant professor of chemistry. The […]

Buick Lacrosse involved in a two-car collision at the intersection of River Road and Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, Aug. 31, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Turn cut short results in River Road collision 

ST. GEORGE — A left-hand turn cut too short resulted in a two-car collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of East Riverside Drive and South River Road in St. George. At 6:14 p.m., a man driving a dark-grey Buick Lacrosse, heading north on River Road, made a left-hand turn heading west on Riverside Drive, St. George Police […]


Veterans Aware: Reducing, eradicating suicide plague on American spirit; public events 

OPINION – Suicide is an across-the-board problem in America. Latest statistics indicate that while homicide is the 13th overall cause of death in America, suicide is the 11th. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students, the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds, the eighth […]

The historic Wells Fargo Silver Reef Museum located at located at 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. in Silver Reef, Utah, Aug. 26, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Life in late 1800s, Wild West Days returns 

LEEDS — If you’ve ever wondered what life in Leeds would have been like nearly 150 years ago, then head over to the Wild West Days in Leeds Friday and Saturday, where events and tours, conjure the days of the late 1870s, when silver mining was at its boom and folks raised Sorghum cane. Before 1875, […]


Dixie Forum presents lecture on Deep Water Horizon oil spill 

ST. GEORGE—Learn about oil pollution and how it affects the ocean at Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum: A Window on the World Tuesday. Dr. John Farrington, dean emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will speak at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus on the topic: “Deep Water Horizon […]

Aspen in DeMotte Park in the North Kaibab Ranger District, Arizona, September 2013 | Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, Southweste​rn Region, Kaibab National Forest, St. George News

Forest Service announces timber sale on North Kaibab Ranger District 

FREDONIA, Arizona — The Kaibab National Forest will soon award its second timber sale as part of the North Kaibab Ranger District  Plateau Facilities Fire Protection Project. Following the required 30-day bid advertisement, the Plateaua Facilities Fire Protection Project South timber sale will be auctioned to the highest qualified bidder. “What most people don’t realize is […]


Peach Days draws large crowds to Hurricane; STGnews photo gallery 

HURRICANE — The 16th annual Peach Days is in full swing with hundreds, if not thousands, of people creating memories at this favorite of Hurricane events. Delicious peach treats draw the community back year after year, and this year, people are finding even more fine art, commercial items, homemade goodies, garden produce and baked and bottled goods […]

The St. George Library, located at 88 W. 100 South, St. George, Utah, Aug. 20, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

September marks national library card sign-up month 

WASHINGTON COUNTY — During the month of September, the seven branches of the Washington County Library System join with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to promote the value of possessing a library card and ensuring that every student obtains one. Library cards allow people to access a myriad of services and resources such as books, […]


Quail Creek Reservoir closed Sept. 4-5 for chemical treatment 

HURRICANE — Quail Creek Reservoir will be closed to public use Thursday and Friday for a chemical treatment to remove algae.  The water district’s municipal customers will receive treated water from Sand Hollow Reservoir during the treatment. Water quality and deliveries will not be affected. “Treating reservoirs is necessary to protect and enhance our water quality,” […]

The aftermath of a flood that swept through the basement of the St. George Library, 88 W. 100 South, St. George, Utah, Aug. 27, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Michelle Clements, St. George News

St. George Library floods for 3rd time after heavy rains 

ST. GEORGE — Heavy rains flooded the basement of the St. George Branch of the Washington County Library, 88 W. 100 South in St. George, Tuesday evening, and all meeting rooms are expected to be closed and some services suspended for the next 6-8 weeks for needed repairs. Since 2006, when the St. George Library was built, the basement […]

Susan Barker and Carol Duhamell, left to right, ride the Ferris wheel at the Iron County Fair, Parowan, Utah, Aug. 31, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

‘Proud to be American’ at Iron County Fair; events continue 

PAROWAN —  “Proud to be American” is the theme of this year’s Iron County Fair, which continues through Monday at the Iron County Fairgrounds, 68 S. 100 East in Parowan. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy a variety of activities and attractions, including a carnival, entertainment, a tractor pull, a parade, a 5K run, rodeos, dances […]

City and state leaders break ground on the new SWATC building site, Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Officials break ground for $19.3M building for applied technology college 

CEDAR CITY — Southwest Applied Technology College held its groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a new $19.3 million building projected for completion fall 2015. Legislative leadership and project funding Funding for the project has taken seven years to pull together with the help of many legislators and community members, former SWATC President Dana Miller said. The 11-acre plot was donated by landowners […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you […]


Campfire Concerts help injured wildlife, offer community fun 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City community members are invited to gather around a campfire, sing songs and enjoy an evening with family and friends in the great outdoors at the Southwest Wildlife Foundation’s Campfire Concerts in Cedar Canyon on Friday. This is the sixth year of the Campfire Concerts, Martin Tyner, CEO and founder of the […]

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