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Camping Utah’s national forests; campground schedules, safety tips 

SALT LAKE CITY — Summer is finally upon us, and it is time to gather the kids and camping gear and head to your favorite camping spot for Memorial day weekend. Most campgrounds are now open throughout the state.  Some higher-elevation campgrounds, roads, and trails will remain closed due to snow and extremely wet muddy conditions. Safety […]


Black bears sighted in Arizona Strip; what to do 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — Mojave County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Wednesday, stating that black bears have been sighted on two separate occasions wandering around the town of Desert Springs in the Arizona Strip. Arizona Game and Fish officials are aware of the sightings, and are attempting to locate the bears, according to a press statement. The Mojave County […]


Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks increase fees 

SOUTHERN UTAH– Several national parks in Southern Utah are raising fees in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the parks, a National Parks release issued Thursday said. In 2014, the National Park Service issued the call for parks nationwide to conduct stakeholder outreach through civic engagement to gauge support for possible fee changes […]

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Storms bring spectactular sights: sun halos, sundogs 

ST. GEORGE – With recent storms moving through Southern Utah on a weekly basis, conditions have been good for seeing two fascinating sights in the sky: sun halos and sundogs. St. George resident Janna Fox was lucky enough to spot a sun halo Sunday, from her driveway at around 900 South and River Road. “My 13-year-old […]

Austin Guevara sails across the zip line at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Mount Carmel, Utah, May 18, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Explore: Family friendly adventure on Zion’s doorstep; Zion Ponderosa 

ADVERTORIAL / SOUTHERN UTAH – The thousands of acres that make up the property of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, which sits just outside of Zion National Park’s eastern border, provide an extraordinary framework for family-friendly adventure. The resort, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month, offers something fun for nearly every age with on-site activities […]


No Filter: Wet, wild, rad rush with Moto Zoo at Sand Hollow 

ADVERTORIAL / FEATURE – What happens when the “No Filter” guys have a hunger for thrills, for speed, for power?  They go to Moto Zoo of course! Moto Zoo, at 359 W. Hilton Drive in St. George, offers “all things power sports.”  In this business spotlight, Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair go on a heart-pounding, rock-crawling, […]

Greg Woodall, a member of the Dixie Archaeological Society, talks about the history of a dig site, Dammeron Valley, May 15, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Archaeologists dedicate dig site in Dammeron Valley 

DAMMERON VALLEY — Archaeologists and enthusiasts gathered together Friday morning to dedicate a dig site in Dammeron Valley. The site, which Dixie Archaeological Society member Greg Woodall said was built an estimated 1,500 years ago, will be the first site the Archaeological Conservancy will preserve in southwest Utah. The site appears to have been a […]


Does Hurricane mountain biking rival Moab? Local experts weigh in; STGnews Videocast 

HURRICANE – When it comes to mountain biking in Utah, Moab is king, but some Southwestern Utah mountain biking enthusiasts would argue that Hurricane and its surrounding area are rising in the ranks. At a Hurricane City Council meeting last year, Quentin Morisette, the owner of Over the Edge Sports, a Hurricane bike shop, boldly declared, “Hurricane […]

Cabins for rent at Big Springs in Kaibab National Forest, Fredonia, Arizona, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, for St. George News

Rental season opens for Big Springs Cabins, Kaibab 

FREDONIA, Ariz. — The North Kaibab Ranger District has seven cabins at Big Springs as part of the Kaibab National Forest’s cabin rental offerings, which are now available as part of the Arizona Cabin Rental “Rooms with a View” program. Reservations must be made at the federal recreation website under “Big Springs Cabin Site, Arizona.” A complete listing […]

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Drinking water available after Trans-Canyon Pipeline in Grand Canyon breaks, repaired 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Repairs have been completed on the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline north of Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National Park after a break in the pipeline late Monday resulted in the implementation of water conservation measures for the inner canyon and no water availability at Roaring Springs or Cottonwood. Crews located the break and began repairs Wednesday, completing the process on […]

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Grand Canyon North Rim opens for 2015 season 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — The Arizona Department of Transportation will open Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on May 15 by 8 a.m.; and Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, a Forever Resorts property, and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will commence their 2015 seasonal operations. All services provided by the National Park […]


No Filter: Finding the Flintstone House on the ultimate UTV Adventure Tour 

ADVERTORIAL / WASHINGTON – The “No Filter” guys are nothin’ if not rarin’ to go on a new adventure. So it’s no surprise that they hopped into an Arctic Cat Wildcat side-by-side for a UTV Adventure Tour. What surprised them, though, was what UTV Adventure Tours showed them – up, down and over Sand Mountain to places dinosaurs walked and Fred and Wilma rocked. Roll ‘em | […]

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Snow Canyon State Park offers new Desert Discovery Pass for residents 

IVINS – Snow Canyon State Park now offers the Snow Canyon Desert Discovery Pass, an annual day-use pass available to residents and other frequent park visitors for just $30. Previously, the only option available for frequent visitors to Snow Canyon State Park was purchasing the $75 Utah Annual Parks Pass. “It’s an effort to make an […]


Sand Hollow Marathon races into So. Utah 

HURRICANE – The fifth annual Sand Hollow Marathon will take place Saturday. This year’s course will be a bit different from 2014, as the race will start and end at the Hurricane City Community Center, located at 63 S. 100 West in Hurricane, and will travel around Sand Hollow Reservoir. The scenic Sand Hollow Marathon route covers 26.2 miles. […]

Snow Canyon State Park, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Brett Barrett, St. George News

Hike with the experts; spring events at Snow Canyon State Park 

IVINS – Snow Canyon State Park has announced a lineup of spring events that offer unique opportunities to hike with park staff or rangers and learn about the park from experts. Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park located in the 62,000-acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The Red Cliffs Desert Reserve was established to […]

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