St George News


When the safety of immunizations comes into question 

FEATURE — Know anyone who has had small pox lately? How about polio? Diphtheria? Once global health threats of literally epidemic proportions, these and other diseases have largely been eradicated, due almost entirely to immunizations. Nationally, the basic childhood immunization series is commonly referred to as the 4:3:1:3:3:1 series: 4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 […]

Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams speaks at his presidential inauguration ceremony, M. Anthony Burns Arena, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

Williams: We want this to be a university town; Dixie State inauguration ceremony 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University held an inauguration ceremony on Thursday, inducting Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams as the University’s 18th President, a celebration included as part of Dixie’s homecoming week. The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, including Mayor Jon Pike, Mayor of St. George. “I want to extend a warm welcome to President Biff Williams,” […]


Explore educational opportunities with Dixie State’s Institute for Continued Learning 

FEATURE—Surrounded by new friends, Susan Doughman moves a colored pencil across a sheet of crisp, white paper. After skillfully swapping one colored pencil for another and carefully shading a figure, the once-blank paper is transformed into a beautiful work of art. At other times, Doughman discusses the plot twists of the latest bestseller with fellow retired […]


Bat tests positive for rabies in Grand Canyon National Park 

GRAND CANYON—A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. All visitors to Grand Canyon, including those who are recreating in the backcountry and on the Colorado River, are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and be alert to potential interactions with […]


Letter to the Editor: Women’s issues? Not 

OPINION – For some folks, The American Association of University Women might sound like a way for its members to assure one another that their college education was not wasted in a world of diapers, dishes and dusting. For others it might sound “snobby” or an “uppity” way for women to flaunt their education in order […]


Springdale Elementary aids community education with ‘Open Arms Alliance’ 

SPRINGDALE — Springdale Elementary will present “The Six Technology Tools Everyone Should Be Using” on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. taught by Derek Larsen, as part of the school’s “Open Arms Alliance,” a program it is organizing to offer opportunities for the public to come into the school and take advantage of educational programs and […]


Snowboard company founder, entrepreneur lectures at business-ethics forum 

ST. GEORGE—Ryan Monson, president and founder of Monson Snowboards and American Gear Company, will be coming to Dixie State University’s Udvar-Hazy School of Business at its semimonthly Business and Ethics Forum series Thursday at noon in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building on the university campus. All are welcome to attend […]

Sarah Thompson, Miss Dixie, Jessica Jensen, 1st runner up, and Jaylin Humphries, 2nd runner up, Miss Dixie pageant, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Oct. 21, 2014 | Photo courtesy of John Holfeltz and Izak Amargo, St. George News

Dixie State University crowns homecoming queen 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University crowned a new homecoming queen Tuesday night, naming Sarah Thompson as the winner. Thompson, from Brigham City, was selected by a group of judges based on her interview skills, response to an onstage question, swimsuit, evening wear, and talent portions of the competition. She will receive a scholarship to Dixie […]


Halloween spirit brings intraterrestrials, microbes, SLIME to BLM Brown bag lecture 

ST. GEORGE—Diana Northrup will be sharing a fascinating journey exploring the subsurface to hunt for novel microbes in the caves of the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument in a lunchtime lecture Friday at the Interagency Information Center, 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George. Northrup’s hunt for intraterrestrials in these caves has revealed microbes that break […]


Complete wellness; ditch the doughnuts, save the marriage 

OPINION—A couple on the verge of divorce reached out to their ecclesiastical leader for support because they were so unhappy in their marriage. During their visit, their leader asked them to help him understand what was going on. They reported a general lack of motivation and energy, which specifically affected their ability to work on […]

Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, October 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Students receive honors at 38th Annual Shakespeare Competition 

CEDAR CITY—The 38th annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, gave out dozens of awards and scholarships to drama, dance and music students. The competition is the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country, and this was a record-breaking year with over 3,000 students from 108 schools. Students came […]


‘Cutting-edge Cancer Research’ lecture, public welcome 

ST. GEORGE – Learn about cancer research and the contributions three researchers living in Utah’s Dixie are making to this effort at the next lecture in Dixie State University’s “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series, Tuesday from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State […]


Opinion: Our daughter is bipolar; mental health, education is key 

OPINION — We are the parents of a 34-year-old daughter who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a biological brain disorder that interferes with normal brain chemistry. Our daughter has experienced crushing depression and exhausting euphoria that caused her to be hospitalized. We were living in chaos and crisis.  Bringing awareness to mental health […]

Stay-at-home moms support group hosts first meeting, discusses play dates, charities 

WAHINGTON COUNTY – Are you a stay-at-home mom? Are you looking for support in your choice to stay home and raise your kids? Do you want to do fun and interesting things in your city with mothers who share common goals and desires? Do you want to make an impact locally with charities chosen by you […]

Joe Cowan (left) and Royce Gillins (right) prepare a camera for production on the set of "Triangle Power" at Cedar City High School, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 14, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Students, community ‘chip’ in on Doritos commercial contest 

CEDAR CITY — A Southern Utah University professor has teamed up with other SUU staff, students and community members with the hope of winning $1 million in the “Crash the Super Bowl” contest. The Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” Contest calls for anyone with a camera to produce a 30-second commercial promoting Doritos and to upload it. The winner […]

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