St George News


More tickets available for Utah Symphony’s free concert at Bryce Canyon 

PANGUITCH — Utah residents will now have a better chance of experiencing a rare outdoor performance by the Utah Symphony at Bryce Canyon National Park with the release of an additional 700 tickets for an upcoming concert. “We are delighted to welcome the Utah Symphony to Bryce Canyon,” said Falyn Owens, executive director of the Garfield […]


Monsoon, lightning pose safety concerns at Grand Canyon; lightning, hiking safety 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — With monsoon season actively underway, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park and Northern Arizona are reminded that summer storms are often accompanied by dangerous lightning. The National Park Service considers safety to be an important part of their visit. Serious injuries and fatalities have occurred at Grand Canyon National Park in the past as a result […]


Health Department warns against human contact with wild animals 

ST. GEORGE — Residents are being urged to use caution around wild or stray animals; especially if they appear sick, aggressive, or are easily approached. “If a wild animal is passive enough to let you get close, it’s probably a good idea to back off and keep your distance,” said Health Officer Dr. David Blodgett with the Southwest Utah Public […]


Want pine nuts? BLM accepts bids for commercial pine nut collection 

CEDAR CITY —  Bids for commercial pine nut collection on public lands in Iron, Beaver and Millard Counties are being accepted by The Bureau of Land Management Utah Cedar City Field Office or BLM.  Sealed bids will be accepted until Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. The written, sealed bids must be equal to or greater than the appraisal […]

Bobcat in Utah, Aug. 2, 2011 | Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News

Bobcat population growing; more chances to hunt 

SALT LAKE CITY — Bobcat populations are growing in Utah, and wildlife biologists are recommending changes that could lead to more opportunities for the state’s trappers and hunters to take bobcats in Utah this fall. The recommendations would also result in hunters taking about the same number of cougars this season.  During the 2013–2014 season, a total […]

Explore: Mtn bike Chuckwalla Trail; a backyard playground 

ST. GEORGE – Situated just minutes from downtown St. George, the Chuckwalla Trail – named after a famous, resident lizard – is a veritable playground for local desert enthusiasts wishing to hike, climb, horseback ride or bike along its red rock path. Easy access, unique geological, botanical and biological features along with well-marked trails combine to […]


Bats at Grand Canyon test positive for rabies, human contact precautions 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — A bat landed on a visitor at Grand Canyon National Park Wednesday, crawled on her for at least 10 minutes and later tested positive for rabies. The visitor was standing in front of the Tusayan Museum, just west of the Desert View Visitors’ Center within Grand Canyon National Park between 2:30-3 p.m. The bat crawled on […]

A photo of a little sunflower in bloom at the
2013 wildflower festival, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah, July 13, 2013 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Final weekend of Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival 

CEDAR BREAKS – Wildflower enthusiasts and nature lovers take note: This weekend marks the final days of the Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival. Now in its ninth year, the festival is a showcase of color and diversity that only Mother Nature could provide as the forests and meadows of Cedar Breaks are in full bloom. According […]

Explore: Veyo Pool where temps are lower, adventures higher 

VEYO – Located just 17 miles north of St. George, the Veyo Pool and Crawdad Canyon Rock Climbing Park offers an oasis in the desert for locals and tourists alike who want to beat the summer heat – temperatures in Crawdad Canyon are generally 10-15 degrees cooler than St. George – chill in the pool or […]

A unique ecosytem has formed in the Boilers that can't be found any other place on the planet, Washington, Utah, June 11, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

The Boilers: Saving an ecosystem that exists nowhere else on earth 

WASHINGTON CITY – Many growing up in Utah’s Dixie have heard parents and grandparents talk about “the Boilers,” a Washington City pond that was once a local hotspot for cooling down. Transplants to the area may not be aware of this once-popular local gathering place and the fact that various nonnative species enjoy a unique […]

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Temps above 100 degrees; know signs of heat stroke 

ST. GEORGE — As temperatures hold steady above 100 degrees in Southern Utah, some unusual effects may hit individuals not taking necessary precautions. Dehydration, heat exhaustion and eventually heat stroke are conditions that find people ailing and even heading to the emergency room. Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is less severe than heat stroke and includes two types: water […]

Delicate Arch gives a splendid show of nature at Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Devils Garden reopens early, possible future expansion 

MOAB — After the closure of many featured trails at Arches National Park, including Landscape Arch, Double O Arch and Dark Angel, the Devils Garden renovation project has been completed and the Devils Garden trailhead reopened Monday morning. The purpose of this renovation project was to construct a dedicated tour bus and large RV parking area as well […]


Explore: A heritage hike along Temple Quarry Trail 

ST. GEORGE – In the heart of town there’s a trail which provides spectacular birds-eye views of St. George, and holds great historical importance. The 2.5-mile-long Temple Quarry Trail is a family-friendly hike for anyone looking to connect with the heritage of St. George. From 1871 till 1874 the Temple Quarry Trail was used by Mormon Pioneers to access the quarry […]

An ancient Bristlecone pine in the Twisted Forest of the Ashdown National Wilderness Area, Dixie National Forest, Utah, July 12, 2013 | Photo by Allison Linder,, St. George News

Explore: Cedar Mountain’s prehistoric Twisted Forest 

CEDAR CITY — Often overlooked by hikers headed to nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument, a sacred grove of prehistoric trees named the “Twisted Forest” lies at the end of a family friendly, mile-long, out-and-back hike a few miles from the resort town of Brian Head. Within the cooler temps of Cedar Mountain, this short stroll takes you […]

View of Parowan Gap traveling from Parowan, Utah, June 6, 2014 | Photo by Kevin Robison, Cedar City News

Parowan Gap new development plans to be announced at Summer Solstice Event 

PAROWAN – Kids and adults alike will gather for the annual Summer Solstice Sunset Event at Parowan Gap Saturday night. The event will include an activity where kids can create their own rock writing, as well as watch the sunset down the middle of the Gap as depicted on the “Zipper Glyph.” New development This […]

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