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‘Sewapalooza’ guides attendees through 4 projects 

ST. GEORGE — Dave’s Bernina in St. George is hosting “Sewapalooza,” a two-day, hands-on sewing, embroidery and quilting workshop. The workshop will take place Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be at the Roost residence, located at 1075 S. 960 East in St. George. Bernina educator Sandra Swick will lead attendees through […]

Ellie McDonald and Thomas Christiansen, who was elected "governor" during Boys State, pose with their girls and boys state advisors, Becky Wheeler and Don Hutchinson, Hurricane, Utah,  June 19, 2015, Photo by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News

Hurricane High School sends student to Girls Nation, another elected ‘governor’ 

HURRICANE – For the first time in history, a student from Hurricane High School has made it to Girls Nation, the pinnacle of the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. Ellie McDonald, who will be a senior at the high school next year, will travel to Washington, D.C., July 25-Aug. 1 to participate in the program. Hurricane […]

Garfield County Commission declares a state of emergency, Garfield County Commission Chambers, Garfield County, Utah, June 22, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Garfield County declares state of emergency 

PANGUITCH – Following a public hearing at Monday’s Garfield County Commission meeting, all three commissioners voted unanimously to declare a state of emergency, hoping for help with economic development from congressmen and senators, citing their children as their No. 1 export. While the issue is not exactly about whether they will be closing the doors of […]


Summer camp teaches girls science, technology, engineering, math; registration open 

ST. GEORGE —Teaching science, technology, engineering and math in new and fun ways, “eSMART Summer Camp for Girls” is back at Dixie State University for the fifth year in a row, starting the first session July 7. Open to girls who will be entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades, the overnight camp will be offered for […]

Newly constructed Dixie High School Baseball Field located just south of the former "Coach Don Lay Flyer Field," St. George, Utah, June 16, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Fate of baseball field’s name undecided after emotional school board meeting; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie High School Flyer community came out in force Tuesday afternoon to attend the monthly meeting of the Washington County School District Board of Education where supporters of former Dixie High School coach, Don Lay gathered to petition the board to “Save the Don Lay Flyer Field.” As a new baseball field for […]

The building for the new Southern Utah Center for the Arts, Hurricane, Utah, June 5, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Arts, Reel schools offer innovative ‘freedom education’ for college, high school students 

HURRICANE — A new arts center in Hurricane is looking to open up classes for students at both the college and high school levels but still needs some essentials that any school needs to operate — students, classrooms and money. The Southern Utah Center for the Arts will house two schools: the Reel School, a two-year filmmaking college, and […]

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Computer hacking leads to delayed graduation for 13 Beaver Dam students 

BEAVER DAM, Ariz. — Meeting the criteria for graduation is a priority for high school seniors, but each year a small percentage don’t make it. Mark Coleman, principal of Beaver Dam High School and superintendent of Littlefield Unified School District, said he was stunned this year when he had to withhold diplomas from over 40 […]

Commencement exercises for the 2015 class of Stevens-Henager College St. George Campus, St. George, Utah, June 2, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Message to Stevens-Henager grads; ‘excellence is within us'; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE  – Staff Sgt. Todd L. Allen of the Utah National Guard stood in uniform Tuesday evening, the American flag gently though strongly clasped in his hands, waiting for the commencement ceremony of the 2015 graduating class of Stevens-Henager College St. George Campus to begin. Allen was doing double duty at the ceremony that was […]

The Washington County School Board meets in the district offices, St. George, Utah, May 12, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

School board unanimously votes for pay raise; public hearing attended by no one 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County School District Board voted Tuesday to increase compensation for board members from $4,440 to $9,000 per year. After a public hearing that no one from the public attended, the nine-member board discussed the increase at some length before unanimously passing a motion to approve the increase. The compensation package includes health and […]

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Storms bring spectactular sights: sun halos, sundogs 

ST. GEORGE – With recent storms moving through Southern Utah on a weekly basis, conditions have been good for seeing two fascinating sights in the sky: sun halos and sundogs. St. George resident Janna Fox was lucky enough to spot a sun halo Sunday, from her driveway at around 900 South and River Road. “My 13-year-old […]

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Shop, drop, roll; building connections, helping homeless students 

ST. GEORGE — The All Poly Football Camp and NFL Play 60 have partnered up with the Washington County School District Foundation for a Shop, Drop and Roll Campaign that aims to help out at-risk and homeless students in the area, and will take place at Desert Hills High School on May 22-23. Here’s a breakdown of the […]


Dixie State executive vice president steps down, returns to classroom 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University announced Wednesday that William J. Christensen will be stepping down from his post as the institution’s executive vice president and chief academic officer. Christensen plans to resume his role as a tenured business professor in DSU’s Udvar-Hazy School of Business. “It has always been my intent and hope to someday return […]

Greg Woodall, a member of the Dixie Archaeological Society, talks about the history of a dig site, Dammeron Valley, May 15, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Archaeologists dedicate dig site in Dammeron Valley 

DAMMERON VALLEY — Archaeologists and enthusiasts gathered together Friday morning to dedicate a dig site in Dammeron Valley. The site, which Dixie Archaeological Society member Greg Woodall said was built an estimated 1,500 years ago, will be the first site the Archaeological Conservancy will preserve in southwest Utah. The site appears to have been a […]

Water Canyon School, Hildale, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

1st senior graduates from school Warren Jeffs forced into closure 14 years ago 

HILDALE – Nine months ago, a Hildale school that sat empty for 13 years was slowly coming back to life. Where dirt had abounded for more than a decade, lawn was going in. Classrooms that had been cobwebbed and desolate were being aired out and readied for their first new pupils since 2001. Out in front […]

Nurses present Dixie State University and Colom Foundation with Tanzanian artwork in appreciation for Dixie State's Tanzania Nurses Educational Exchange. Welcome reception, Dixie State's Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center, St. George, Utah, May 18, 2015 | Photo by, courtesy of  Jared Madsen, Dixie State University Public Relations Department, St. George News

Dixie State welcomes Tanzanian nurses to educational exchange program 

ST. GEORGE — After traveling for 30 hours and traversing 10,000 miles to reach St. George, 10 nurses from the United Republic of Tanzania received a warm reception Monday morning from members of the Dixie State University community and Utah Legislature. “We will grow to love you, and I hope you will grow to love us too,” said […]

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