St George News


Vaughn Hatton vies for Utah’s 2nd, willing to speak out, educate 

ST. GEORGE — Vaughn Hatton, 27, of American Fork, is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Utah. Hatton is a student of accounting at Utah Valley University, while his passion lies in astrophysics, he said accounting delivers the safest path with job security. […]

Raging Red members sing and place silly hats on Pres. Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld's head, Cox Auditorium, St. George, Utah, April 17, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Raging Red performs tribute to President Nadauld 

ST. GEORGE — Raging Red Show Choir performed their final concert of the semester as a tribute for Dixie State University Pres. Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld, Thursday evening, in honor of his upcoming retirement. After showing a video presentation dedicated to Nadauld, where DSU students and others expressed their appreciation for his service, Raging Red […]


Three schools placed on lock-out, man with knife arrested 

ST. GEORGE — Three schools, including East Elementary, Dixie Middle School and Dixie High School, were placed on lock-out around 2 p.m., Thursday, after a man named “Martin” was reported walking in the area of East Elementary in possession of a large knife and threatening to hurt someone. At 1:57 p.m. the St. George Communications Center received a call that the man, […]

Volunteers and organizations practice a simulated shelter collapse during the Great Utah Shakeout, St. George Utah, April 17, 2014 | Photo by Amber Green, St. George News

Great Utah Shakeout trains at Dixie Regional; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The annual Great Utah ShakeOut – which helps individuals, families and organizations to prepare, survive and recover from large earthquakes – involved training many places statewide Thursday, one being at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. The exercise at Dixie Regional was used to simulate what it would be like to work in an […]

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Tribute for retiring DSU president Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld 

ST. GEORGE — Join alumni and members of the community Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium as they celebrate and pay tribute to Dixie State University President Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld as he nears retirement. The Raging Red will perform followed by a speech from Nadauld. This event is free and open to the public. This is a celebration for Nadlaud which […]


One hero at a time, benefit for wounded Afghanistan veteran 

MESQUITE, Nev. — From noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, veterans and friends gathered at the Casa Blanca Event Center in Mesquite, Nev. to pay tribute to Afghanistan Veteran Sgt. Travis Wood and his family. While out on a recovery mission in south Afghanistan in 2007, Wood’s vehicle was targeted and hit by an IED. The blast itself broke his spinal […]


Wildfire training, 4 mock fire scenarios; STGnews videocast, photo gallery 

LEEDS – At 8 a.m. Saturday, around 90 volunteer firefighters from different Washington County fire departments gathered at Leeds City Park to participate in wildfire training workshops. The workshops included four different scenarios including structure protection, mobile attack, hose lays and sand table exercises each specifying in a certain firefighting technique. This is the time of year to […]

The 15th annual Dixie Power Kite Festival at SunRiver Golf Course, St. George, Utah, April 12, 2014 | Photo by St. George News

Colorful kites, eager kids raise $40,000 for school district at Dixie Power Kite Festival; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The song “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from “Mary Poppins” comes to mind when thinking about the Dixie Power Kite Festival, held Saturday at SunRiver St. George. Kites with colorful designs of pandas, sharks, butterflies and many more lit up the skies over the retirement community. “We have got the wonderful championship golf course. […]


Dixie State appoints new dean of business, communication 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University announced last week the appointment of Dr. Kyle Wells as the new Dean of the School of Business and Communication. Wells will assume his new role on July 1, replacing the retiring Dr. Philip Lee, who had served in that capacity this academic year. A native of St. George […]


Public meeting: Washington County Board of Education 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Board of Education gives notice to the public of its upcoming meeting and agenda: What: Meeting of the Board of Education Where: Washington County School District, 121 W. Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah 84770 When: April. 15, at 3:30 p.m. I.  CLOSED SESSION Property and Personnel Items II. WORK SESSION A. District PLC – Bob […]

World record-breaking party poppers event, Burns Arena, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, April 10, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

University students, community party-pop for world record 

ST. GEORGE – Breaking a world record has become a Dixie State tradition during D-Week: a week to honor past and present Dixie traditions. The record the Dixie State University Student Alumni Association set out to beat on Thursday was the number of people to pop party poppers simultaneously. Although the effort failed, the party […]


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 […]

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