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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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

District turns up college prep heat in response to ACT scores 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County School District recently released average composite ACT scores for students of the 2014 graduating class who chose to take the college readiness exam. Scores show the district making small gains in points over the last three years and keeping up with both state and national averages – but composite scores […]

Valor Hall: It’s about choice in education 

ST. GEORGE – As parents, the choices we make regarding our children begin at birth. Among the choices made are: hospital or home birth, breast or bottle feeding, store-bought or cloth diapers and processed or homemade baby food. These choices are scrutinized over and debated on “mommy blogs” around the world, and rightfully so. After all, […]

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Southern Utah Space Foundation spreads knowledge of stars 

CEDAR CITY — After hosting weekly gatherings for the last five weeks, a local astronomy group hopes to inspire others in the community to join them in looking to the stars. The Southern Utah Space Foundation has been hosting star parties as an attempt to raise awareness of astronomy in the community. According to the […]

A new Subway is the first major franchise to ever open in Short Creek, Hildale, Utah, Aug. 26, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Polygamist community gains more than sandwiches with 1st major national chain 

HILDALE – A sign of the changing times in the border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, can now be seen shining green and yellow at the corner of Utah Avenue and state Route 59 in Hildale. Anywhere else in Utah, the opening of a new Subway restaurant might not garner widespread attention […]

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BLM quarterly oil and gas lease sale results 

SALT LAKE CITY—The Bureau of Land Management-Utah received bonus bids totaling $32,928 for two parcels covering 2,063 acres at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale held at the BLM-Utah State Office in Salt Lake City on Aug. 19. The BLM sold two of the 22 offered parcels. In addition to the bonus bids, the […]

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DOCUTAH presentation kicks off Dixie Forum series 

ST. GEORGE—As the fall semester gets underway, Southern Utah residents can join students in sharpening their minds by attending Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World.” The series kicks off for the semester Tuesday with a presentation by DOCUTAH officials at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. […]

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ARTS high for artistic types, REEL school for filmmaker types; new to Hurricane 

HURRICANE — Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will open Sept. 3 for the Utah High School for the Arts, familiarly known as ARTS High, and for the REEL school, both offering unique alternative schooling that will be offered at a combination of new locations in Hurricane. Utah High School for the Arts ARTS High is a private, full-time high school […]

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DSU presents lecture by top Chinese criminologist 

ST. GEORGE – Dr. Jing Zhang, one of China’s top criminologists, will speak on “The Span of Cultural Conflict and Crime” at noon, Aug. 28, in the Zion room located on the fifth floor of Holland Centennial Commons, Dixie State University campus. Zhang’s presentation is a joint kick-off of two DSU series for the 2014-15 school year, specifically the […]

Rachel’s Challenge presentation by her uncle, Larry Scott, Pine View High School, St. George, Utah, Aug. 20, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Rachel’s challenge: Start your own chain reaction of kindness; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – When horrific things happen, it’s difficult to see through the pain and imagine any good coming of it. Yet, that’s just what Darrell Scott did after his 17-year-old daughter Rachel was killed in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history at Columbine High School in Colorado. Darrell Scott turned the horrific […]

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Blood drive locations; Red Cross needs blood before Labor Day 

ST. GEORGE—The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O-negative, B-negative and A-negative blood are especially needed. Blood donations […]

Esperanza Reyes leads an informational meeting about the IEP process at a Southern Utah Autism Support Group educational meeting, St. George, Utah, August, 19, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina

Parents get knowledge, support resources at autism, special needs meeting 

ST. GEORGE – On Tuesday evening the Southern Utah Autism Support Group along with the Utah Parent Center  - a parent-to-parent training and information center based in Salt Lake City that helps parents of children with all disabilities and all severeties – hosted an informational meeting for parents of school-aged children with disabilities who are in need […]

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