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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 […]

Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson addresses the St. George Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon held at the Best Western Abbey Inn, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Chamber of Commerce discusses recent lockout, expresses teacher appreciation 

ST. GEORGE – Education was the topic of the hour at Wednesday’s St. George Chamber of Commerce luncheon with Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson as the invited guest speaker. Chamber and community members were invited to attend the luncheon held at the Best Western Abbey Inn in St. George where Bergeson discussed educational […]


Enrollment holds steady at Utah’s public colleges, universities 

SALT LAKE CITY — The first “snapshot” of college enrollments for the 2014-15 school year (fall semester, third week) shows that the number of students enrolled at Utah’s public colleges and universities held steady with a slight net increase. The Utah System of Higher Education, also known as USHE, enrollment for the Fall 2014 semester increased […]


Dixie State University hosts lecture on Gandhi 

ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University’s Barnum Honors Lecture series will host Dr. S.K. Pachauri as he offers a presentation on Mahatma Gandhi and his dedication to practicing passive resistance and self-sacrifice to secure rights for the people of India. The lecture will be given at noon on Tuesday in the Zion Room on the fifth floor […]

OCT 11 Local Authors to read winning entries in statewide competition

St. George area authors win awards; public reading 

ST. GEORGE—Local winners of the statewide League of Utah Writers contest and other local authors who entered will read from their entries at the Heritage Writers Guild monthly training meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington City Library, 220 North 300 East, Washington, Utah. Saint George area writers brought home an impressive array of […]

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Growing and grooming ornamental grasses; Dixie Garden Club 

ST. GEORGE—Fall is the season that ornamental grasses produce their lushest foliage. The variety of colors and textures make them especially eye-catching. If you have an interest in learning how to plant, grow, maintain, prune and divide these drought tolerant, low maintenance plants plan to attend the monthly meeting of the Dixie Garden Club. Local […]


Cougar riles Santa Clara neighborhood; staying safe in cougar country 

ST. GEORGE – Officers responded to a report of a cougar sighting Wednesday in the area of 1808 N. Lava Flow in St. George. Santa Clara-Ivins Public Safety and the Department of Wildlife Resources were both alerted after the cougar was seen climbing a retaining wall in the backyard of a residence, the St. George Police Department […]

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