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Iron County considering potential privatization of ambulance service 

IRON COUNTY — Over 40 ambulance workers, Iron County officials and community members packed into the Iron County Commission chambers Monday to voice concerns regarding the possible privatization of the ambulance service. On Thursday, Iron County Commissioner David Miller sent out a letter to all employees of the Iron County Ambulance division. In the letter, Miller […]


Art in Kayenta Festival brings artists, community together 

IVINS — The Kayenta Arts Foundation  announces the 2014 Art in Kayenta Festival will begin on Oct. 10-12 for its 15th year. In 2013, festival organizers decided to move the event from the more unpredictable February weather to coincide with the Huntsman Senior Games and Southern Utah’s fabulous October weather. The festival also returns to the […]


Grand Canyon celebrates Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary, Public Lands Day 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act on Sept. 25 and National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27 with fee-free entrance into the park. Wilderness Act 50th  Anniversary The park will commemorate the 50th  anniversary of the Wilderness Act by hosting a series of special […]


Free networking social for those interested in art, music 

CEDAR CITY –  Artists and those who love art are invited to a free event Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center lobby, 105 N. 100 E. in Cedar City. The Cedar City Arts Council, a nonprofit organization, sponsors networking socials as community events to share the work of artists and offer opportunities to […]

The Chuckwalla Trail skirts the western edge of the ridge providing views of the valley below, St. George, Utah, July 19, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Join Friends of Snow Canyon at Chuckwalla Trail for workday, earn a free-entry coupon 

IVINS – Local volunteers are invited to show their support for Southern Utah’s Snow Canyon State Park by joining others across the nation in celebrating National Public Lands Day Saturday with a work project to remove nonnative plants and perform trailhead restoration along the Chuckwalla Trail. The Snow Canyon work project is being coordinated by […]


Car, pool table, iPad among prizes at Ball Drop for Charity; how to enter 

ST. GEORGE—United Way Dixie in partner with Cherry Creek Radio is excited to announce the Ball Drop for Charity Prize Giveaway with the ultimate grand prize giveaway of a car sponsored by Premier Car and Truck, a pool  table valued at $6,000 thanks to KCSG Television, a $1,000 cash prize and an iPad both courtesy of Southwest Community […]

2013 WORCS Sand Hollow SVRA, Hurricane, Utah, April 20, 2013 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Join Desert RATS for Sand Mountain cleanup, raffle 

HURRICANE—Desert Roads and Trails Society will be having fun, doing good and helping to keep Sand Mountain and Sand Hollow State park open and clean on National Public Lands day, Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.  This free event will include participation in the cleanup, trail rides and a raffle, but will also be a great way to show […]


Red Cross is looking for Heroes Awards nominations 

ST. GEORGE—The American Red Cross Utah Region is accepting nominations for its prestigious annual Utah Red Cross Heroes Awards. Utahns of all ages who have demonstrated extraordinary courage, compassion and service during the preceding calendar year are eligible for nomination. Past award recipients include a couple who performed CPR to save the life of a drowned […]

Southern Utah University's Ballroom Dance Company performed at the "Dancing With Your Community Stars," fundraising event to benefit the Iron County Children's Justice Center, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs

Community members dance, support children’s justice center 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City attorney Justin Wayment and his dancing partner, Ryann Woodbury, from the Southern Utah University Ballroom Dance Company danced away with the winning vote at the Iron County Children’s Justice Center’s Dancing With Your Community Stars event Saturday. Hundreds of community members came to support the Iron County  Children’s Justice Center […]


Sudden storm doesn’t stop Fall Festival fun; STGnews Photo Gallery 

MOCCASIN, Arizona – A sudden and violent storm Saturday afternoon didn’t stop the folks in Moccasin, Arizona, from hosting their annual Fall Festival – they simply moved the party indoors until the storm blew past. “I’ve been setting up events for 20 years but this is the first time I’ve ever had to clean up an event before it […]


Learn about media innovation at the next Dixie Forum 

ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University’s weekly series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” continues with a lecture by Clark Gilbert, CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. Gilbert will present  “Innovation in the Media” at a special time and location — 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Zion Room on the […]

Volunteers break from working and stand together at the Desert Rose Labyrinth Sculpture Garden in Kayenta, Ivins, Utah, Sept. 19, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Unveiling the labyrinth: Amazing race to the altar 

IVINS — With Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” playing against a backdrop of red rocks, sagebrush and shimmering, desert heat, around 25 people shoveled out dirt Friday morning to uncover the labyrinth at Desert Rose Labyrinth Sculpture Garden in the Kayenta community of Ivins for a wedding ceremony to be held Saturday evening. After visiting the labyrinth around three years ago, Draper resident […]

Overlaid image: Dedication of the Ivins LDS Church, Ivins, Utah, circa 1926 | Photo courtesy of Jenny Johnson, St. George News

Ivins City celebrates Heritage Days; ‘100 Years of Water’ 

IVINS – Ivins City will kick off its annual Heritage Days celebration Friday night with things both modern and historic as the city gets set to commemorate “100 Years of Water.” The theme for this year’s event pays tribute to the first irrigation system implemented in the area in 1914, and part of the celebration will include […]


Registration now open for Kanab Writers Conference 

KANAB — Registration is now open for the fifth annual Kanab Writers Conference, billed as “the best destination conference for the price.” Held at the Kanab Middle School, the conference takes place Friday evening, Oct. 24, and all day Saturday, Oct. 25. The cost of $40 (if you register online) includes lunch. Walk-ins are welcome, with […]

Taleah and family surrounded by community. Center L-R: Scott Stevenson (father), holding Taleah's brother Slade;  Tosha Stevenson (mother) holding Taleah's brother Sloan, Trisha Orr (grandmother) holding Taleah's sister Tait, and Tiera Orr (aunt) holding Taleah. Homecoming, St. George, Utah, Sept. 18, 2014 | Photo by Rhonda Tommer, St. George News

Community welcomes cancer survivor Taleah, 5, home with new playroom; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE —  Welcome home banners, pink ribbons, balloons and 200 people lined 5-year-old Taleah Stevenson’s neighborhood street Thursday, welcoming her home after a six-month stay in Salt Lake City where she received cancer treatment including a bone marrow transplant at Primary Children’s Hospital. In 2011, at the age of 2, Taleah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. […]

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