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Conservationist lectures on ‘Saving Nature, Including Great Apes, in Central Africa’ 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” will continue Tuesday with a presentation by conservationist Robert Ford titled “Saving Nature, Including Great Apes, in Central Africa: A Conservationist’s Personal Story.” Ford will speak from noon-12:50 p.m. at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus, […]

Vermilion flycatchers are among the types of birds attendees may see at this year's Winter Bird Festival, date and location of photo not specified | Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News

St. George Winter Bird Festival takes flight 

ST. GEORGE — The annual St. George Winter Bird Festival, now in its 12th year, offers attendees a chance to see more than 100 species of birds in Southern Utah’s red rock country and will take place Thursday through Saturday. Over the course of the three-day event, bird-watchers will be able to see these winged […]


‘Fire and Ice Gala’ funds scholarships for Dixie State students; advance tickets available 

ST. GEORGE — The annual Fire and Ice black-tie gala is scheduled for Feb. 27 at SunRiver St. George and offers attendees the opportunity to raise funds exclusively for need-based scholarships for Dixie State University students. The funds raised at the Fire and Ice Gala benefit students who, because of financial constraints, may not otherwise be […]


Wilhlem gypsy Jazz performs at Art Council Social 

CEDAR CITY —Wilhelm gypsy jazz ensemble will perform for the Cedar City Arts Council networking social Monday at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center upstairs conference center in Cedar City. The social is open to the public and is geared to those who enjoy art, music and poetry. Wilhelm performs jazz in the style of Stephane Grappelli.  The group […]


State Board of Regents meeting to discuss higher education performance funding 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Board of Regents will convene at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Friday to discuss the Utah System of Higher Education performance funding model proposal, among other educational reports. The meeting will take place in various rooms of the Commander’s House and University Guest House,1965 De […]


Native American habitation on Arizona Strip the topic of Brown Bag lecture Friday 

ST. GEORGE — Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument archeologist David VanAlfen will discuss early Native American habitation on Mt. Trumbull and the Arizona Strip Friday as part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Each Friday, the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service host the popular Brown Bag […]

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Water Conservancy District schedules garden workshops for the public 

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Water Conservancy District has announced its 2015 landscape workshop schedule, with the next workshop on irrigation set for Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 South Dixie Drive in St. George. All classes are free and open to the public. “The workshops provide an opportunity for local residents […]


Film producer opens Dixie Forum’s spring lineup 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” kicks off the spring semester with the lecture “Documentary Film and the Holocaust” on Wednesday at noon. Accomplished producer Sandra Schulberg will present during this special installment of the Dixie Forum series in the Zion Room on the fifth floor […]


Dixe State students apply free sealants to youths’ teeth; evening event 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s Dental Hygiene Program will host a special evening dental sealant community service event on Jan. 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the Dr. Mervyn and Sue Cox Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1st floor of the DSU Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center on the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s River Road campus, 1526 East Medical Center Drive. The event […]

Bryan K. Hotchkins, who serves as a postdoctoral research associate in the University of Utah’s Political Science Department. Hotchkins scheduled for lecture on Jan. 20, 2015, at Dixie State University in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. | Hotchkins' photo courtesy of Dixie State University, composite by St. George News

MLK honors: DSU lecture, dedication of light post at DSU, ‘Selma’ special screening 

ST. GEORGE — As part of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dixie State University and the DSU Black Student Union will host a lecture and dedication Tuesday at noon at the Gardner Student Center Lounge. The event is free and open to all. The event will feature a keynote lecture delivered by Bryan K. Hotchkins, who […]


Utah named nerdiest state in US; Lt. Gov: Technology is good but … 

ST. GEORGE — Among all the other categories Utah has been ranked in by blog writers, Utah’s Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox spoke to one of them at Washinton County’s 2015 “What’s Up Down South” economic summit at the Dixie Center St. George Thursday: Utah named the nerdiest state in America. “The Nerdiest State in America,” from […]

Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School Principal Sandy Ferrell is presented with the award for Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 14, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Sandy Ferrell, St. George News

Sunrise Ridge leader named Utah’s principal of the year 

ST. GEORGE – Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School Principal Sandy Ferrell was named Middle School Principal of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals Wednesday. Sunrise Ridge is located at 3167 S. 2350 East. Ferrell was privately nominated for the award, which is given to one middle level principal, one high school principal and one […]


Dixie State, sculptor agree on future of ‘The Rebels’ statue 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University officials announced Tuesday in a press release that the institution and local artist Jerry Anderson have reached an agreement regarding the future of the “The Rebels” statue that had been on display on the campus until Dec. 6, 2012, when it was removed in the face of mounting controversy over its Confederate theme and what […]

Background: Quiver recovering at the Washington Family Veterinary Clinic, St. George, Utah, Feb. 7, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News; Foreground: Valerie Anderson’s book on display at the Fur and Purr Bash, Ivins, Utah, Nov. 22, 2014 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

Heritage Writers Guild features authors of ‘Quiver’s Second chance,’ ‘The Temple in the Desert’ 

ST. GEORGE — Valerie Anderson, who wrote and illustrated “Quiver’s Second Chance,” a book about a cat that was shot with an arrow in 2014 and survived, and Ester West, self-published author and illustrator of “The Temple in the Desert,” will be the featured speakers for the monthly Heritage Writers Guild meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the […]

Teams at the Lego robotics competition go head to head in a battle of creativity, engineering and skill, St. George, Utah, Jan. 10, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Students display mad science skills at Lego robotics competition; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Hundreds of Southern Utah students converged on the Dixie State University Gardner Center Saturday to compete in the DSU qualifying round of the Utah First Lego League’s Lego robotics competition. One of several qualifying rounds throughout the state, the tournament – held in the past at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School – was […]

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