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Nathan Bennion portrays the French peasant Jean Valjean as he begins his quest for redemption, circa October 2014 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lewis, Pine View High School, St. George News

Pine View High presents ‘Les Misérables’ 

ST. GEORGE — There are very few experiences in musical theatre that create the emotional impact of an on-stage performance of Les Misérables. It is the world’s longest running musical and has won over 76 international awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Now, 10 years after its high school premiere in Southern Utah, local audiences […]


Bipartisan senators playing ‘Rival Survivor’ on TV inspire ‘Save the Colorado River’ bingo game 

COLORADO RIVER — The Discovery Channel will air the “Rival Survivor” episode on Wednesday, starring two opposing U.S. Senators, Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, and Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico. The show highlights how the Senators worked together to meet their basic needs on a deserted island and is providing a bit of a […]


So. Utah Democrats present lecture on ISIS, media’s portrayal of Islamic Religion 

CEDAR CITY — The Southern Utah Democrats are hosting a lecture titled “ISIS and the Media’s Portrayal of the Islamic Religion” to be led by Michael Stathis, a professor of political science on Tuesday at Southern Utah University. ISIS, also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Islamic State, rules through […]


Nonprofit’s sneak peek of workshop: Our water, our future 

ST. GEORGE –  A water sustainability workshop led by water expert Tom Ash and presented by Citizens for Dixie’s Future, a local nonprofit organization, and the popular clothing company, Patagonia, will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Entrada, 2537 West Entrada Trail, in St George, for all county water managers, elected city officials, county […]


Office of Education releases SAGE test results 

SALT LAKE CITY – Final results from last spring’s first-ever computer-adaptive Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence, or SAGE, tests showed 41.7 percent of Utah’s public school students are on track to be college and career ready in language arts, 38.7 percent in math, and 43.7 percent in science when they graduate from high school, […]

Treyson, 2, channels his "Spidey" powers at the Spooky Town Fair carnival and fundraiser, St. George, Utah, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Spooky Town Fair fun for families, beneficial for teachers; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Teachers, school district employees, St. George Chamber of Commerce members, sponsors, vendors and families gathered at St. George Town Square Friday and Saturday for the Spooky Town Fair, a fundraiser for the Washington County School District. Attendees joined in for a little Halloween fun and to raise money for the teacher grant […]

The St. George Book Festival organizers and Mayor Jon Pike present a check to a member of the Washington County School District Foundation, representing funds raised during the festival's charity dinner, St. George Children's Museum, St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014  | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Books, characters allow you to stay in one place, to connect; Book Festival Charity Banquet 

ST. GEORGE —  Authors and event organizers at the St. George Book Festival spoke about the importance of literacy and writing, and raised money during a charity banquet at the St. George Children’s Museum Friday night to donate to two educational organizations within the city. Dean Hughes, author of over 100 books including the “Children of the Promise” books, gave […]


When the safety of immunizations comes into question 

FEATURE — Know anyone who has had small pox lately? How about polio? Diphtheria? Once global health threats of literally epidemic proportions, these and other diseases have largely been eradicated, due almost entirely to immunizations. Nationally, the basic childhood immunization series is commonly referred to as the 4:3:1:3:3:1 series: 4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 […]

Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams speaks at his presidential inauguration ceremony, M. Anthony Burns Arena, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

Williams: We want this to be a university town; Dixie State inauguration ceremony 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University held an inauguration ceremony on Thursday, inducting Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams as the University’s 18th President, a celebration included as part of Dixie’s homecoming week. The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, including Mayor Jon Pike, Mayor of St. George. “I want to extend a warm welcome to President Biff Williams,” […]


Explore educational opportunities with Dixie State’s Institute for Continued Learning 

FEATURE—Surrounded by new friends, Susan Doughman moves a colored pencil across a sheet of crisp, white paper. After skillfully swapping one colored pencil for another and carefully shading a figure, the once-blank paper is transformed into a beautiful work of art. At other times, Doughman discusses the plot twists of the latest bestseller with fellow retired […]


Bat tests positive for rabies in Grand Canyon National Park 

GRAND CANYON—A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. All visitors to Grand Canyon, including those who are recreating in the backcountry and on the Colorado River, are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and be alert to potential interactions with […]


Letter to the Editor: Women’s issues? Not 

OPINION – For some folks, The American Association of University Women might sound like a way for its members to assure one another that their college education was not wasted in a world of diapers, dishes and dusting. For others it might sound “snobby” or an “uppity” way for women to flaunt their education in order […]


Springdale Elementary aids community education with ‘Open Arms Alliance’ 

SPRINGDALE — Springdale Elementary will present “The Six Technology Tools Everyone Should Be Using” on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. taught by Derek Larsen, as part of the school’s “Open Arms Alliance,” a program it is organizing to offer opportunities for the public to come into the school and take advantage of educational programs and […]


Snowboard company founder, entrepreneur lectures at business-ethics forum 

ST. GEORGE—Ryan Monson, president and founder of Monson Snowboards and American Gear Company, will be coming to Dixie State University’s Udvar-Hazy School of Business at its semimonthly Business and Ethics Forum series Thursday at noon in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building on the university campus. All are welcome to attend […]

Sarah Thompson, Miss Dixie, Jessica Jensen, 1st runner up, and Jaylin Humphries, 2nd runner up, Miss Dixie pageant, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Oct. 21, 2014 | Photo courtesy of John Holfeltz and Izak Amargo, St. George News

Dixie State University crowns homecoming queen 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University crowned a new homecoming queen Tuesday night, naming Sarah Thompson as the winner. Thompson, from Brigham City, was selected by a group of judges based on her interview skills, response to an onstage question, swimsuit, evening wear, and talent portions of the competition. She will receive a scholarship to Dixie […]

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