St George News


100-mile adventure race set to return to Moab 

DURANGO, Colorado — The West’s premier adventure race series, the Adventure Xstream Race Series consisting of Sprint, 12- and 24-hour adventure races in spectacular locations such as Moab, Utah; Durango, Colorado; Buena Vista, Colorado; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; and Breckenridge, Colorado announces the Moab AXS Finale race to be held in Moab, Utah, this fall. The race […]

Explore: Rim to Rim club hopes to inspire, seeks votes for grant application 

IVINS – The 23.9 mile trek descending and then ascending from rim-to-rim of the Grand Canyon is a bucket list item for hikers from across the country and around the globe. It is characterized by stunning views, strenuous ascents, often dramatic temperature changes and a feeling of accomplishment that those who complete the journey will […]

New interpretive signs guide visitors through one of the largest dinosaur track sites in America, near Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of BLM-Utah, St. George News

New Moccasin Mountain interpretive signs point visitors to dinosaur tracks 

KANAB — The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Kanab Field Office recently installed three new interpretive panels at the Moccasin Mountain Track Site near Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. These signs guide visitors through the site, which is one of the most diversified concentrations of prehistoric animal footprints in North America — right in Kanab’s backyard. The […]

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 […]

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Thrills, spills, chances to win at 80th annual Dixie Roundup Rodeo 

ST. GEORGE — Celebrating 80 years, the annual St. George Lions Dixie Roundup Rodeo rides into town Sept. 11-13 at the historic Dixie Sun Bowl in St. George. This year’s rodeo, packed with events, begins Thursday, Sept. 11. Opening night is kids night and the ideal time to bring the whole family, as admission for children 11 and younger is free. […]


Southern Utah Space Foundation spreads knowledge of stars 

CEDAR CITY — After hosting weekly gatherings for the last five weeks, a local astronomy group hopes to inspire others in the community to join them in looking to the stars. The Southern Utah Space Foundation has been hosting star parties as an attempt to raise awareness of astronomy in the community. According to the […]


BLM proposes restriction on roped activities, Corona Arch, Gemini Bridges; comment period opens 

MOAB – The Bureau of Land Management-Utah, Moab Field Office, is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment analyzing a proposed two-year restriction on roped activities at Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges. Roped activities include ziplining, highlining, slacklining, climbing, rappelling, and rope swinging. The temporary restriction is proposed in response to public comments indicating that roped […]


Where stars, fans meet: Western Legends Roundup continues in Kanab; STGnews Photo Gallery 

KANAB – Hundreds of folks from far and near traveled to Kane County this week to attend the annual Western Legends Roundup, a celebration of Western film, Western culture and the many Western film stars who have graced the Kanab area over the years. The festival continues through Sunday. “The Western genre is so uniquely […]


National Parks offer free admission Monday 

NATIONAL PARKS — In celebration of the National Park Service’s 98th birthday all 401 national park units, including Grand Canyon National Park, will waive entrance fees on Monday, Aug. 25. Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or use of concessions. Park entrance stations will […]

Scenery on the run: 30th Annual Bryce Canyon Rim Run 

BRYCE CANYON — Historic Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon City hosts a day of outdoor adventure, food, prizes and unmatched scenery Saturday at the 30th annual Bryce Canyon Rim Run and Walk. Overlooking the famous red rock spires of Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park and traveling through forests of ponderosa pine, the 5-mile run/walk is one of the West’s […]

A magical swimming hole in the greater Zion National Park area known as Toquerville Falls, LaVerkin Creek, Utah, August 10, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Explore: A swimming hole for the soul, Toquerville Falls, outside Zion 

TOQUERVILLE — Stretch out across the sunbaked sandstone terrace, flanked by a trio of pristine waterfalls in this secluded desert oasis on the outskirts of Zion National Park. Find this divine swimming hole, a gushing arrangement of cascades known as Toquerville Falls, at the end of a lonely road on the western fringe of Zion’s quieter Kolob […]

Emergency crews carry hiker out of Snow Canyon State Park, Santa Clara, Utah, Aug. 18 | Photo courtesy of Ivins City Fire and Rescue, for St. George News

Rescue crews carry hiker 1 mile out of Snow Canyon Park 

ST. GEORGE – Emergency crews were called to assist a 68-year-old woman hiking in Snow Canyon State Park Friday after she was unable to finish her hike. At approximately 5 p.m., a call was made to the St. George Communication Center reporting that a woman hiking the Lava Tubes of Snow Canyon was experiencing some light-headedness, […]

Powwow competitor Martika Johnson performs Native American dance, Ivins, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Priscilla Johnson, St. George News

Kaibab Paiute Tribe hosts Sounds of Thunder Mountain Powwow 

MOCCASIN, Arizona – The annual Sounds of Thunder Mountain Powwow returns to the Kaibab Paiute Reservation near Moccasin, Arizona, Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to experience a weekend of Native American dancing, drumming and other festivities. “The public is invited to come out and experience some Southern Paiute activities and northern plains powwow style […]


Look to the skies; Perseid meteors shower down 

CEDAR CITY — Following up the intense brightness of supermoon on Sunday, stargazers can once again look to the skies for another annual cosmic event: the Perseid meteor shower. According to NASA’s website, larger meteor showers like the Perseids are caused when Earth travels through a region where small  debris of the comet Swift-Tuttle are located. Once […]


Flash Flood Watch: most of Utah, parts of Arizona, California, Nevada 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch” for Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver counties, in effect noon Tuesday through Wednesday evening, and from 11 a.m. Tuesday through Wednesday morning for Mesquite, Nevada. The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for all of Utah except Daggett, Uintah, Grand, and […]

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