St George News


Registration now open for Kanab Writers Conference 

KANAB — Registration is now open for the fifth annual Kanab Writers Conference, billed as “the best destination conference for the price.” Held at the Kanab Middle School, the conference takes place Friday evening, Oct. 24, and all day Saturday, Oct. 25. The cost of $40 (if you register online) includes lunch. Walk-ins are welcome, with […]


Thrive Symposium insight, advice, motivation for women comes to St. George 

ST. GEORGE — Utah women are invited to the Thrive Symposium Sept. 18-20 at Dixie State University for a brand new leadership conference that promises a weekend of insight, advice, and motivation. Opening ceremonies will take place at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts with the guiding mantra for the conference “women living and working in […]


Call for undergraduate work submissions; Dixie State’s Utah Conference 

ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University will host the ninth annual Utah Conference on Feb. 27, 2015, on undergraduate research, Utah’s higher education consortium dedicated to showcasing the best undergraduate work from across the state. Beginning Monday, applications will be accepted through Nov. 16. All Utah undergraduates are invited to apply for the conference, which provides an […]


Alzheimer’s, Dementia Society offers early stage memory loss classes 

ST. GEORGE – Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society is offering a 10-week class free to registered participants that will provide a benefit for those with early stage memory loss or dementia diagnosis and their care partners to help them function better and function longer.  A group of highly trained and qualified presenters will be providing the tools […]

SUU President Scott L. Wyatt answers questions during a press conference after his inauguration ceremony, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 12, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Southern Utah University inaugurates 16th president 

CEDAR CITY —Scott L. Wyatt was inaugurated as Southern Utah University’s 16th president Friday at an official ceremony in the campus’s Centrum Arena. Wyatt, who has been acting university president since January, formally received his university president title at the 2 p.m. ceremony. Inauguration ceremony At 1 p.m., a processional march of university faculty, staff, state […]

Explore: The camping cure; no homework in the great outdoors; Duck Creek 

FEATURE – “I’m concerned.” Those were the first two words spoken by the two teachers who teach my two boys at their first SEP’s – the equivalent of a parent/teacher conference. It was less than a month into the school year and already my children were being tagged as concerns. I won’t throw my children under […]


Painter to present at Dixie Forum 

 ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University’s “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series continues with a presentation about fine art painting by Julie Rogers Tuesday at noon in the North Plaza building. Rogers, who started drawing and painting as a child and studied fine art at Brigham Young University, says being a mother has added depth […]

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Native Aquatic Biologist Melinda Bennion teaches Hurricane Middle School ninth graders about vertebrae found in the Virgin River, Confluence Park, LaVerkin, Utah, Sept. 4, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

DWR takes school of 9th-graders out to learn about Virgin River fish, archery 

LAVERKIN — This week, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources gave Washington County students in grades K-12 hands-on experience learning about fish and the Virgin River’s ecosystem. Through field trips sponsored by the DWR, students have an opportunity to get outside the classroom and be introduced to the area where they live, DWR Native Aquatic Biologist Melinda Bennion […]


Dixie State President speaks at convocation 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University President Dr. Richard B. Williams and DSU first lady Kristin Williams will address DSU students, faculty, staff, and the community at the seventh annual University Convocation Sunday at 7 p.m., in the Avenna Center Cox Auditorium on the DSU campus. The convocation is free to attend and DSU T-shirts will be […]


Ultimate Girls Day Out: A whole new women’s expo 

ST. GEORGE – Ladies, the day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived … the Southern Utah Ultimate Girls Day Out featuring the “Taste of Home Cooking Show” is Friday and Saturday at the Dixie Center in St. George. Grab your girlfriends, sisters, moms and daughters and get ready for two days of inspiration, relaxation, shopping […]


Documentary “Roaming Wild” creates momentum for solutions to wild horse management controversy 

SANTA FE, New Mexico—Eighty thousand wild horses. Limited public lands. Modern problems in the old West. Screening in the DOCUTAH Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 4, the new film “Roaming Wild” is a real life drama that paves the way to real solutions for managing wild horse populations in the American West. “Roaming Wild” illustrates realistic ways we […]

Enterprise Elementary School teacher Heather Day's fifth-grade class, Enterprise, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of The Horace Mann Companies, St. George News

Enterprise Elementary 5th-grade class receives donation of 60 Chromebooks 

ENTERPRISE – An Enterprise Elementary School teacher and her students are now using 60 Chromebooks to research, write and explore thanks to contributions from The Horace Mann Companies, local Horace Mann agent Tyler May, the Gates Foundation and other benefactors who donated through is a website that connects teachers with donors. The project that was […]


Rep. Stewart faces-off with Sen. Robles, debate hosted by Leavitt Center 

CEDAR CITY — A 2nd Congressional debate hosted by the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service pits Sen. Luz Robles against Rep. Chris Stewart in his first attempt at re-election. The debate will take place on Sept. 25 in the Sterling R. Church Auditorium at Southern Utah University. The debate is open […]

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National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges developing emergency plan 

SALT LAKE CITY — Disasters can strike at any time, and  the American Red Cross, encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month in September and join America’s PrepareAthon, creating a disaster plan for their household that can help keep people safe in an emergency. “Having an emergency plan is an important step […]


Arts Council workshops teach artists business development, 8-class series 

CEDAR CITY — Artists in the literary, performing, and visual arts who want to refine their business skills have a unique opportunity to participate in the Professional Development Workshop Series sponsored by the Cedar City Arts Council, with eight workshops spread out from Sept. 6 through Feb. 28, 2015. Debbie Drake, a program director at the Southwest […]

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