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Dixie Direct Savings Guide CEO Tony Chambers awards Santa Clara Elementary School and its students for selling savings guide books, Santa Clara, Utah, Dec. 18, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Elementary school presented with $6,707 check, students rewarded for selling books 

SANTA CLARA — Dixie Direct Saving Guide CEO Tony Chambers presented a $6,707.50 check to Santa Clara Elementary School Thursday morning and awarded three students with Apple iPad Minis for selling Dixie Direct Savings Guidebooks. Dixie Direct, an 18-year-old southern Utah-based advertising agency, has provided fundraising opportunities for students within Washington County schools as they sell Dixie Direct […]

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BLM seeks comment on environmental assessments, May 2015 oil, gas lease sale 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management Utah Color Country District is seeking public comment on environmental assessments analyzing the BLM’s proposal to offer 14 parcels covering 15,062 acres in the Richfield and Cedar City Field Offices at the May 2015 oil and gas lease sale. The EAs analyzed 23 parcels covering 25,874 acres. Maps […]

School district graduation rates steadily rising, intervention programs key 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County School District has issued a press release regarding high school graduation rates for the class of 2014. Collected data shows a steady increase in graduating seniors over the past four years. “The overall graduation rate for seniors in the Washington County School District continues on the rise,” the press […]

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Camp Yevingkarere reconnects southern Paiute youth with rich history, homelands 

SOUTHERN UTAH — Camp Yevingkarere, pronounced yev ing kahd’ ooh, welcomed 14 campers from the Cedar, Kaibab, Koosharem and Moapa Bands of the Southern Paiute Nation Dec. 5-7. The campers, mostly 5th and 6th graders, traveled from Utah, Arizona and Nevada to spend the weekend camping on traditional homelands in Zion National Park; a place their ancestors called Mukuntuweap, or “Straight […]

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SEED Dixie awards $5,000 each to 2 startup businesses 

ST. GEORGE — Two St. George startup businesses, AutoRepairMatch.com and Monster Mouthguards will each take away $5,000 awarded by Stimulating the Expansion of Entrepreneurial Development Dixie – SEED Dixie – to help them launch their new e-marketing campaigns. Start-up and existing enterprises submitted 22 application to SEED Dixie. The applications included their management expertise, business models and […]

The Washington County Republican Women present a check for $15,500 to DSU president, Richard Williams at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Dec. 8, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Republican women present $15K check to DSU, seek to continue veterans scholarship 

ST. GEORGE – On Monday afternoon representatives from the Washington County Republican Women met with Dixie State University President Richard Williams to present the university with a check for $15,500 to help fund the “Embracing Our Heroes Scholarship.” The scholarship was created to help veterans or spouses of veterans with tuition and expenses while attending […]

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School District’s AP courses receive national recognition 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County School District’s Advanced Placement courses were recently recognized in “College Board’s 5th Annual AP Honor Roll.” 547 school districts throughout the United States and Canada were included on the list which analyzed three years of data from Advanced Placement courses and exams from 2012-2014 – only four districts from […]

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Dixie Forum to close semester with energy efficiency lecture 

ST. GEORGE — Concluding Dixie State University’s “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series for the Fall 2014 semester, Lin Alder will present on energy efficiency Tuesday in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus, 225 S. 700 E. in St. George. Admission is free, and all are invited. […]

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Girls wanted, programmers needed; Code Camp winners demo projects for Dixie Techs 

ST. GEORGE – Software programmers are in short supply in Southern Utah, and Code Camp is a good way to find and train future developers including women and girls, said organizers of the Dixie Techs monthly lunch meeting held Friday at the Taylor Health Science Building. Hundreds of computer programmers and designers went head to […]

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Dixie State plans expansion, new facilities 

FEATURE — A small junior college acquired 32 acres of alkali-heavy soil east of St. George 64 years ago. That institution has evolved into Dixie State University and now sits on a 100-acre campus that boasts beautiful buildings, neatly manicured landscapes, and an energetic student body. While the university has experienced a great deal of change in those […]

One giant sheet of paper down, many more to go - groups discuss possible ideas to help build Dixie State University's new strategic plan, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Dec. 4, 2014 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Transitioning from ‘red’ to ‘blue ocean’ thinking as DSU strategizes for the future 

ST. GEORGE – Despite what proved to be a false alarm that caused an evacuation at the start of the evening, the DSU Holland Centennial Commons Zion Room was animated with chatter Thursday night when students, faculty, staff and community members came together to actively work toward establishing attainable strategic planning goals for the university’s future. […]

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Schnapps anyone? Red Cross busts winter-safety myths 

ST. GEORGE – The American Red Cross offers the following winter safety tips and cautions. Myth:  A flask of Schnapps in the parka helps keep you warm Fact: Alcohol actually causes the body to lose heat Myth: Rubbing frostbitten areas of the body with snow is a good emergency measure Fact: This actually can cause more damage Myth: Wind […]

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No Filter: Little ‘Filter’ fans accomplish big things at Riverside Elementary 

WASHINGTON CITY – You know your show is great when you find a group of adorable kidlets who watch it faithfully. In Episode 7 of the “No Filter Show,” Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair find just such a group of pint-sized “Filter” fans at Riverside Elementary School in Washington City. Not only do these kids have great […]

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Red Hills Parkway Interchange completion: Public invited to ‘Christen the Connection’ tour, learn proper trail use 

ST. GEORGE – With the opening of the new Red Hills Parkway Interchange later this week, the City of St. George and Utah Department of Transportation invite the public to a demonstration on how to properly use the new pedestrian/cyclist trails and culverts; the event will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Bring your bike or […]

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Business, Ethics Forum discusses integrity in business 

ST. GEORGE — Nate Staheli, DSU professor of accounting, will present on integrity in business at the final Business and Ethics Forum series of the 2014 fall semester Thursday at noon. Staheli’s presentation, entitled “I’m not Raising Cattle, I am Raising Young Men,” will draw from how his life’s experiences strengthened his integrity, both personally and professionally. Staheli […]

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