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Washington City residents invited to join in clean up of illegal dump sites 

WASHINGTON CITY – Washington City officials are inviting residents from the community to participate with city employees in cleaning up illegal dump sites on public land located within city limits. Garbage, yard trimmings, even appliances and furniture are often dumped in isolated locations around the community rather than being properly disposed of. This refuse is not […]


Put the wild back into your life, celebrate the Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary 

ST. GEORGE — The Bureau of Land Management Utah St. George Field Office and Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends are hosting a Wilderness Fest in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The public is invited to enjoy a free night of festivities and discover all that America’s wilderness has to offer at LaVerkin’s Confluence Park from 3-7 p.m. on […]


Vaughn Hatton vies for Utah’s 2nd, willing to speak out, educate 

ST. GEORGE — Vaughn Hatton, 27, of American Fork, is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Utah. Hatton is a student of accounting at Utah Valley University, while his passion lies in astrophysics, he said accounting delivers the safest path with job security. […]

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Color Me Rad 5K for fun, fundraising for Habitat for Humanity; registration options 

ST. GEORGE – It’s all about putting the fun into fitness when the Color Me Rad 5K sweeps through St. George on May 10. It is also about raising funds for Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah either by registering to run or volunteering to help with the event. Those registering face a Friday deadline for the […]

Easter services by the St. George Calvary Chapel, Tuacahn Ampitheatre, Ivins, Utah, April 20, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Easter service brings crowds to Tuacahn 

IVINS — Crowds at the yearly Calvary Chapel Easter Sunday services filled half the stadium at Tuacahn Amphitheatre during two separate sessions Sunday morning. Live worship music echoed through the outdoor stadium while white fluffy clouds hung in the clear blue skies above. With a backdrop depicting the empty tomb site in Jerusalem, Senior Pastor Rick Nerud […]

Horses begin the race at the 45th Annual Dixie Downs Races, Washington County Fair grounds, Hurricane, Utah, April 19, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Hooves pound, dirt flies at the 45th annual horse race 

HURRICANE — The running of the finals for the 45th Dixie Downs Races, presented by the St. George Lions Club, was held on Saturday at the Washington County Regional Park in Hurricane. Four horse races were scheduled along with an unofficial schooling race for thoroughbreds. The main event was the 2014 Dixie Downs Quarter Horse Futurity. The purse […]

6 Hours in Frog Hollow mountain bike race, Hurricane, Utah, April 19, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

6 Hours in Frog Hollow: Bunny ears, bikes and perfect weather; STGnews Photo Gallery 

VIRGIN — Dressed in Easter costumes, bunny ears and bright colors, around 260 riders took off at 9 a.m. Saturday on their mountain bikes across dusty terrain to compete in the fifth annual 6 Hours in Frog Hollow race. This event is costume-themed and recognized for its fun camaraderie, carving 13.5 miles through Frog Town just off […]

Lillyana Moondragon shows off her Easter basket at the Ivins City Easter Egg hunt held at Unity Park, Ivins, Utah, April 19, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Parks, pools, eggs galore; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Easter weekend is here and Southern Utah is celebrating with style. From Cedar City to St. George the St. George News team canvassed the area to bring you snapshots of the egg festivities in the dark, in the park and in the water. Click on photo to enlarge it, then use your […]

Path that runs through Tonaquint Park to the Tonaquint Nature Center. St. George, Utah, June 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

Free workshop on proper landscaping for trees, shrubs 

ST. GEORGE – On Saturday at 10 a.m., the Washington County Water Conservancy District will host “Tried and True Trees and Shrubs,” a free workshop at the Tonaquint Nature Center. Bonnie Pendleton will share her knowledge on trees and shrubs. Come and learn how to protect your investment. Instruction will be given on how to […]


Stations of the Cross attendees walk to commemorate Christ’s journey; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – In honor of Good Friday, Christians from various churches met at Bluff Street Park in St. George where the beginning of “The Way of the Cross” took place. Christians observe Good Friday as the day Christ died on the cross at Calvary over 2,000 years ago. Over 250 people took part in this […]

Raging Red members sing and place silly hats on Pres. Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld's head, Cox Auditorium, St. George, Utah, April 17, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Raging Red performs tribute to President Nadauld 

ST. GEORGE — Raging Red Show Choir performed their final concert of the semester as a tribute for Dixie State University Pres. Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld, Thursday evening, in honor of his upcoming retirement. After showing a video presentation dedicated to Nadauld, where DSU students and others expressed their appreciation for his service, Raging Red […]


National Park Week kicks off with fee-free weekend 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Park Service will once again join with the National Park Foundation to present National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage, April 19-27. In addition, every national park will offer free admission Saturday and Sunday during opening weekend. April 22 is Earth Day, so if you want to roll up […]

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