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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 […]


Grads: What I learned in high school that I’ll remember in 20 years; STGnews Videocast 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Another year has come and gone. As this year’s high school seniors get ready to step into the next phase of their lives, we asked them: “What are you taking with you from high school that you’ll still be talking about at your 20-year reunion?” Here’s what the class of 2015 had to say: “Coach […]


Elementary arts teacher wins governor’s, Sorenson awards 

CEDAR CITY — After a career that has spanned 30 years and impacted the lives of thousands of students, Carrie Trenholm was recently awarded the Governor’s Leadership in Education Leadership Award and the Sorenson Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award for Arts Education. “I was really stunned because it was such an honor and I’ve collaborated with so many […]

L-R Staff Developer, Tiffany Porter and Mrs. Rindlisbacher speak to first graders at Crimson View Elementary about the new greenhouse, St. George, Utah, May 13, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Crimson View Elementary celebrates opening of new greenhouse; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The school year is almost over but that didn’t stop staff and students at Crimson View Elementary School from going “green” for science as they celebrated the official opening of their new greenhouse Wednesday afternoon. Funded by a $46,000 STEMlink Grant awarded to the school by the Utah Department of Workforce Services and written by […]

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Faith-based youth academy offers alternative education; STGnews Videocast 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE — Grade school is arguably the most impressionable time in a child’s life. While education obtained in public school may work for some, other children blossom under a more personalized curriculum. Watch the video above  for a peek into Liberty Youth Academy. Liberty Youth Academy is an LDS faith-based leadership academy aimed at helping […]


Marketing training presented at workshop for nonprofits 

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Nonprofits Association will host a workshop Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon at Dixie Applied Technology Silicon Way campus to bring relevant marketing strategies to nonprofits in Southern Utah. “Our members want to connect quickly and strongly with supporters and partners and to motivate them to take the actions they need (donate, volunteer, […]

Dixie State University students pose for a photo after a service event, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Dixie State students, employees amass over 93,000 service hours 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University students, faculty and staff posted a record-breaking year of community service through the institution’s service learning program, with over 93,000 hours amassed during the 2014-15 academic year. The community service was done to benefit the campus, the St. George community, Washington County and the southwestern region of Utah through a number […]

Kristin Williams, wife of Dixie State University's president, gives the keynote address at the Utah Business Women's luncheon, St. George, Utah, May 12, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Dixie State president’s wife keynotes Utah Business Women luncheon 

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Business Women of St. George awarded four scholarships to Dixie State University students Tuesday and invited the wife of DSU’s president to give a keynote address for their monthly luncheon. Kristin Williams, DSU’s first lady, shared an anecdote about a time when her son got lost riding his bike home. Some time later, […]

Road Respect ambassadors, Ivins, St. George, Utah, May 29, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Utah listed among top 5 bicycle-friendly states 

ST. GEORGE – “National Bike to Work Week” started Monday as a part of “National Bike Month.” Along with it, the League of American Bicyclists released its annual ranking of bicycle-friendly states, with Utah being listed among the Top 5. Utah jumps from No. 8 in 2014 to No. 5 this year. Utah placed high […]

Children learn about safety during a session of Safety Town, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of the St. George Leisure Services, St. George News

Registration open for kid’s Safety Town, volunteers needed 

ST. GEORGE – Safety Town, a St. George staple for three decades, kicks off its 2015 session for children entering kindergarten or first grade during the 2015-16 school year. The five-day program will run June 1-5 and will take place at Heritage Elementary School, 747 E. Riverside Drive in St. George. Featuring classes led by St. […]

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