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Important safety tips to stay safe, shop smart this holiday season 

ST. GEORGE – The holiday season is here, and with only three days left until Black Friday shopping begins, shopping safety is at the top of many people’s mind. As holiday shoppers look to take advantage of great deals and would be criminals look to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers, it’s important to shop smart. […]


Harvesting cognitive skills through cultural experience 

FEATURE — Indian mythology depicts autumn to be the preferred season for Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and nature. She represents the free flow of consciousness, also referred to as mindfulness or cognizance. Images of Saraswati show her adorned in simple elegance with a musical instrument and book of prose in her […]

Programmers of all ages competed at the 5th annual Code Camp at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, November 21-22, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Computer coding camp captures competitive creativity; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – There was no rest for the working, as 280 programmers of all levels of expertise competed in Southern Utah’s largest coding competition. Tables, chairs, computers and plenty of caffeine filled the Gardner Center Ballroom at Dixie State University wall to wall, from 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday for the 24-hour Southern […]

High school students participate in the "Let’s End Poverty" program of Choice Humanitarian, an NGO. Washington County, Utah, October-November 2013 | Photo courtesy of Let's End Poverty Regional Director Kaiti Purse Millard, St. George News

High school students collect 1,000 bags of donations to help end global poverty 

ST. GEORGE — Students from high schools all over Washington County rallied in October to collect nearly 1,000 bags of clothing, books, and household items to help end extreme poverty as a part of the “Let’s End Poverty” program of Choice Humanitarian, a nongovernmental agency based in Salt Lake City. Over the summer, students from high schools […]

DXATC pharmacy technician program director Linda Duke with Student of the Year Kasidi Havens and Havens' daughter smile at the DXATC student of the year luncheon and presentation, St. George, Utah, Nov. 18, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

DXATC Student of the Year finds hope, future for her family 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie Applied Technology College held their student appreciation day Tuesday at which students and staff as well as board members and sponsors were treated to lunch, prizes and the announcement of Student of the Year for one deserving student. The Student of the Year program is a competition that is held in the […]


How to avoid business ‘bumps and bruises'; business, ethics forum 

ST. GEORGE — Avoiding the pitfalls of running a business will be the highlight of the Business and Ethics Forum series, presented by Paul McMullin, national sales manager of Conduit Repair Systems, Inc. at Dixie State University on Thursday at noon. The Business and Ethics Forum is held in the Boeing Auditorium, room 121 of the […]


Raging Red to hold Fall performance workshop 

ST. GEORGE — A song and dance performing team, Raging Red, will hold their Fall performance workshop on Saturday, at the DSU Student Activities Center (Old Gym). The workshop, which focuses on all aspects of performing, is for children ages 8-18. Attendees will be taught by Raging Red Director Merrilee Webb, and mentored by the talented […]


Dixie Forum presents process of fine art painting, sculpture 

ST. GEORGE – Learn about one artist’s creative process as J. Kirk Richards presents “Fine Art Painting and Sculpture” at Dixie State University’s “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series Tuesday at noon. An award-winning painter, Richards is known for taking unique approaches to exploring traditional Judeo-Christian themes. His contemporary spiritual artwork is influenced […]

Broken branches after a snowstorm in Cedar City, May 11, 2014 | Photo by Kevin Robison, St. George News

Don’t let your trees freeze; arborist offers advice 

SOUTHERN UTAH — As winter draws near and the days grow colder, trees and plants can become at risk of being damaged and community members are urged to take steps to keep their trees alive as temperatures continue to drop. St. George may be popular for its warm climate and low amounts of snow throughout the year, […]


Veterans Aware: Noted author Bridget Cantrell lectures on rebuilding life with PTSD; free, reserve a seat 

OPINION – November could justifiably be designated as “Veterans Month.” There are literally dozens of events and activities that involve, are intended for, or pay respects to the American veteran. I want to recommend one particular event: “An Evening with Bridget Cantrell: Rebuilding a Life, a Family, a Future; Living with PTSD” on Saturday at the Southern […]

Wolf Springs drum stands at the 33rd Anniversary Paiute Restoration Powwow, Cedar City, Utah, June 14, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Native American Heritage, Veterans Day ceremony, demonstration 

WASHINGTON COUNTY —  In honor of Veterans Day and Native American Heritage Month, Native American Veterans Tuesday will be hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at the Shivwits Reservation and a cultural demonstration in Springdale. Shivwits Reservation Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the public is invited to attend the Shivwits Band of Paiutes at the cemetery located on […]


Dixie State gets $50,000 ‘step up’ grant for college-readiness programs in math 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University was recently awarded a $50,000 “Step Up” grant from the Utah System of Higher Education for the purpose of improving college readiness for high school students in the Washington County School District. In partnership with the district, DSU will use the money in an effort to prepare more students for […]


Land sale auction earns $362,000 for public schools, colleges 

SALT LAKE CITY – The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration sold four parcels of trust land at its public auction held Oct. 30, earning $362,000 for Utah’s public schools and teaching colleges. The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, also known as SITLA, generated $307,000 for public schools with the sale of three parcels: a 38-acre […]


Business, ethics forum focuses on banking in Southern Utah 

ST. GEORGE–Dixie State University’s Udvar-Hazy School of Business continues its semimonthly Business and Ethics Forum series on Thursday at noon, featuring a presentation entitled “Banking in the Communities of Southern Utah” by Scott Colton, president of Cache Valley Bank. The Business and Ethics Forum is held in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building […]

School board candidates discuss Common Core, taxation, serving students 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Polls across the county will open as early as 7 a.m. Tuesday and several important local positions are on the ballot this year, including four open seats on the Washington County School District Board. In a county where there is a lot of push to regain and retain local control over education, […]

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