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Concrete to Canyons program brings Las Vegas students to Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah, circa September 2014 | Photo courtesy of Zion National Park, St. George News

Las Vegas students go from ‘Concrete to Canyon’ in Zion National Park 

SPRINGDALE – In the program “Concrete to Canyons” over a five-week period in September and October, 110 elementary students from Las Vegas are participating in a three-day, two-night experience at Zion National Park. The program is designed to introduce urban youth to the wilderness and recreation opportunities in public lands. For most participants, these trips will be […]


DSU invites entries for Homecoming Parade 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s theme for its 2014 Homecoming Week is “There’s No Place Like Dixie,” with a number of events and activities the campus and all community members are welcome to attend. One of the many Dixie Homecoming traditions is the annual parade, which will be held on Oct. 25. Lineup for the parade begins […]


St. George Book Festival is coming 

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Humanities Council is gearing up for its 17th annual book festival with some 150 events scheduled throughout September-November, all geared toward exploration of ideas through interaction with guest and local authors in 20 communities throughout the state. The St. George Book Festival is among those with a full week of events devoted to books […]


DSU professor to offer Dixie Forum presentation on ceramics 

ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University Art Professor Glen Blakley will offer a presentation on ceramic arts at the “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” on Tuesday at noon in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free, and all community members and DSU students, faculty and staff are encouraged […]

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TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you […]


Zions Bank hosts Smart Women Smart Money conference 

ST. GEORGE — Zions Bank will host the Smart Women Smart Money conference Oct. 2 at the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons Building, 225 S. 700 E., in St. George. The event is free and open to the public and will provide information on a range of financial topics. “Zions Bank provides Smart Women Smart Money […]

Rep. Chris Stewart addresses students and staff at Tonaquint Intermediate School, St. George, Utah, Sept. 24, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Rep. Stewart delivers message of encouragement to Tonaquint students 

ST. GEORGE – On Wednesday afternoon, in front of a packed crowd of 6th- and 7th-graders and their teachers, Rep. Chris Stewart spread a message of hard work and success during a special assembly at Tonaquint Intermediate School. Tonaquint Intermediate School received a national Schools to Watch award and, as a result of that honor, […]

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks to a group of students at Dixie Middle School, St. George, Utah, Sept. 22, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Attorney general stops by Dixie Middle School, discusses cases, heritage 

ST. GEORGE – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke to around 200 students at Dixie Middle School Monday. Reyes touched on the role of the attorney general along with some cases his office has been involved in and is pursuing. He also spoke about his ethnic heritage and the value of education. Reyes was in […]


Learn about media innovation at the next Dixie Forum 

ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University’s weekly series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” continues with a lecture by Clark Gilbert, CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. Gilbert will present  “Innovation in the Media” at a special time and location — 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Zion Room on the […]


Registration now open for Kanab Writers Conference 

KANAB — Registration is now open for the fifth annual Kanab Writers Conference, billed as “the best destination conference for the price.” Held at the Kanab Middle School, the conference takes place Friday evening, Oct. 24, and all day Saturday, Oct. 25. The cost of $40 (if you register online) includes lunch. Walk-ins are welcome, with […]


Thrive Symposium insight, advice, motivation for women comes to St. George 

ST. GEORGE — Utah women are invited to the Thrive Symposium Sept. 18-20 at Dixie State University for a brand new leadership conference that promises a weekend of insight, advice, and motivation. Opening ceremonies will take place at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts with the guiding mantra for the conference “women living and working in […]


Call for undergraduate work submissions; Dixie State’s Utah Conference 

ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University will host the ninth annual Utah Conference on Feb. 27, 2015, on undergraduate research, Utah’s higher education consortium dedicated to showcasing the best undergraduate work from across the state. Beginning Monday, applications will be accepted through Nov. 16. All Utah undergraduates are invited to apply for the conference, which provides an […]


Alzheimer’s, Dementia Society offers early stage memory loss classes 

ST. GEORGE – Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society is offering a 10-week class free to registered participants that will provide a benefit for those with early stage memory loss or dementia diagnosis and their care partners to help them function better and function longer.  A group of highly trained and qualified presenters will be providing the tools […]

SUU President Scott L. Wyatt answers questions during a press conference after his inauguration ceremony, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 12, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Southern Utah University inaugurates 16th president 

CEDAR CITY —Scott L. Wyatt was inaugurated as Southern Utah University’s 16th president Friday at an official ceremony in the campus’s Centrum Arena. Wyatt, who has been acting university president since January, formally received his university president title at the 2 p.m. ceremony. Inauguration ceremony At 1 p.m., a processional march of university faculty, staff, state […]

Explore: The camping cure; no homework in the great outdoors; Duck Creek 

FEATURE – “I’m concerned.” Those were the first two words spoken by the two teachers who teach my two boys at their first SEP’s – the equivalent of a parent/teacher conference. It was less than a month into the school year and already my children were being tagged as concerns. I won’t throw my children under […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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