St George News


Camp Yevingkarere reconnects southern Paiute youth with rich history, homelands 

SOUTHERN UTAH — Camp Yevingkarere, pronounced yev ing kahd’ ooh, welcomed 14 campers from the Cedar, Kaibab, Koosharem and Moapa Bands of the Southern Paiute Nation Dec. 5-7. The campers, mostly 5th and 6th graders, traveled from Utah, Arizona and Nevada to spend the weekend camping on traditional homelands in Zion National Park; a place their ancestors called Mukuntuweap, or “Straight […]

Top L-R: No Filter Co-Hosts Paul Ford, Grady Sinclair; bottom Bryce Thompson , general manager of Dixie 4-Wheel Drive in St. George; Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, Utah, December 2014 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: 4-wheeling in Dixie 

ST. GEORGE – You haven’t fully lived or experienced the real Dixie until you’ve hopped in a Jeep or some other conveyance of the all-terrain vehicle type and hit the red sands and crawled the red rocks. Thanks to Dixie 4 Wheel Drive in St. George, Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair got to hit the dirt, spin about in the sand and […]


Trail Review: The Green Valley Loop, Bear Claw Poppy Trail 

FEATURE — Let’s get back to St. George’s roots of mountain biking: the Green Valley Loop and surrounding area. One of the earliest well-known trails in the area, the Green Valley Loop is still a favorite.   From trailheads located atop Canyon View Drive in the Green Valley area of St. George and at the end of […]


Geminids meteor shower may blaze, weather permitting 

ST. GEORGE – If you’ve slept through all of this year’s meteor showers, don’t feel bad. The best one of the year is still to come, and barring cloudy skies, this shower could be spectacular. The Geminids meteor shower is considered to be one of the best and most reliable annual meteor showers, according to […]


St. George ascends as a mountain biking mecca; new trails, epic scenery, new status 

ST. GEORGE — An abundance of open space, technical trails and community support have combined to catapult the St. George area to the top of the list of premier mountain biking destinations. “As a mountain biking destination, this area is now one of the best,” said Kevin Lewis, director of sports marketing for the St. George […]

L-R: "No Filter Show" Co-Hosts Paul Ford, Grady Sinclair on Utah Highway 59 approaching the border town of Colorado City, Arizona, circa November 2014 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Behind the walls of Warren Jeffs’ would-be compound 

HILDALE – Getting into the former intended compound of Warren Jeffs, the now infamous and imprisoned prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Hildale proved not as confounding as Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair might have expected. In fact, they were invited in to wander and lounge about and […]

Explore: Earth’s fiery history right beneath your feet; Cinder Cone Trail 

ST. GEORGE – Future volcanologists rejoice! You don’t have to hop a flight to Hawaii to witness firsthand the exciting geology of volcanoes and the power they have, and have had in the past, to shape the land we live on. Located just north of St. George on Highway 18 and within the boundaries of […]


Zion, Grand Canyon National parks announce seasonal changes, closures 

ST. GEORGE – Zion National Park and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are making seasonal changes to services and access, and are closing some campgrounds for the winter. At Zion National Park, the Zion Canyon Shuttle has stopped for the season and the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is now open to private […]


Governor declares Nov. 29 ‘Small Business Saturday’ 

SALT LAKE CITY—The holiday shopping season is set to begin and retailers are counting on big sales to end the year. To recognize and support small businesses in Utah, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared Nov. 29 “Small Business Saturday.” This is part of a nationwide effort to encourage holiday shoppers to buy locally in […]


A dirty word: Asphalt, on a mountain bike 

OPINION – A “dirty” word: asphalt.  “Asphalt? On a mountain bike?” you ask.  Now, before someone shouts, “String him up!” let me point out that the mountain bike is the most versatile of bikes. It can do everything from the obvious burn down a trail, to the not-so-obvious run to the store. Several times its been […]


Where, how to get Christmas tree cutting permits for Utah’s national forests 

ST. GEORGE — Holiday tradition for many includes cutting their own Christmas tree. Permits are now available in most ranger districts for national forests in Utah. Below are details and conditions for obtaining permits in Utah’s national forests General conditions for cutting trees in the national forests Trees must always be cut close to the ground leaving the stump […]

L-R: Grady Sinclair, Paul Ford, Bloomington Cave, St. George, Utah, Nov. 2014 | Photo from No Filter Show video, St. George News

No Filter: Lost in a cave in Dixie; it’s cold, so cold 

ST. GEORGE – Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair go on an adventure only the strong survive in Episode 3 of the “No Filter Show.”  Watch it … do it … if you dare. Ed. Note: Permit required to explore the cave – for a more serious report on the Bloomington Cave system, preparation and precautions advised, […]


Leonids meteor shower approaches; best viewing, meteor party 

ST. GEORGE – The Leonids meteor shower returns to liven up the night sky Monday and Tuesday, and Southern Utah residents have the opportunity to attend a special meteor party hosted by the Southern Utah Space Foundation. According to NASA’s website, this year the Leonids will peak Monday and Tuesday, and prime viewing times are after midnight […]


No Filter: Where the Redwood grows in Dixie 

BROWSE –  Episode 2 in our new semiweekly “No Filter” show takes Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair in search of a Redwood tree – not at the California Coast as you might imagine, but right here in Utah’s Dixie.  Check it out: St. George News Videocast How to get there Take Interstate 15 to Exit 30, Browse […]

Ancient rock writing found on the Tempi'po'op trail in the Santa Clara River Reserve, Ivins, Utah, Nov. 12, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Explore: Scenic access to ancient rock writing; Santa Clara River Reserve 

IVINS – Directly southwest and within easy access of the desert communities of Santa Clara and Ivins lies an almost secret treasure of geological, environmental and historical wonder. Preserved in conjunction with the two cities as well as the Bureau of Land Management’s St. George field office, the Santa Clara River Reserve is 6,500 acres […]


No Filter: 4-wheeling in Dixie

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