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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 […]

Kelsey Buchanan scrambling off the summit of Delano Peak towards the east side basins of the Tushar Mountains, Fishlake National Forest, August 1, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Explore: Mountain goats in Southern Utah’s pristine alpine refuge, the Tushars 

FISHLAKE NATIONAL FOREST — A little-known, remarkably pristine alpine haven – the Tushar Mountains – are often overlooked by hikers set on Southern Utah’s legendary desert sanctuaries. But even Rocky Mountain fanatics will marvel on this summertime high-altitude hike through a refuge of exposed peaks, snow-fed creeks, wild mountain goats, and flower-filled meadows. Hike at a glance: […]

The original set from the television show "Gunsmoke," Kanab, Utah, Aug. 27, 2010 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Film treasures abound in Utah’s ‘Little Hollywood’ 

KANAB – Every summer in August, Kanab, Utah, hosts Western Legends Roundup, a weeklong festival that celebrates the city’s history as a hub for motion picture production. Featuring appearances by actors like Clint Walker, Dan Haggerty of TV’s “Grizzly Adams,” and Robert Fuller of TV’s “Wagon Train,” along with cowboy poets and noted historians, Western Legends delivers […]


Valley View again named national five-star community hospital 

CEDAR CITY — Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City has been named one of the “Community Value Five-Star Hospitals” by Cleverley and Associates, a national, independent hospital review organization. The designation means Valley View has reached the top 20 percent of all hospitals in the nation, based on the value the hospitals provide for their communities. Some of the criteria […]


Rescue commander tells how to survive a flash flood 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Flash floods can happen in the blink of eye – and possessing the knowledge to recognize warning signs and act quickly can mean the difference between drowning and walking out alive. “Get everybody. Don’t try to save personal belongings or vehicles,” Deputy Darrell Cashin, Search and Rescue Commander with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, […]

The aftermath of the flash flood that swept through the campground in Crawdad Canyon near Veyo Pools in Veyo, Utah, Aug. 2, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Swiftwater, high angle teams rescue 13 campers stranded by 1:30 a.m. flash flood in slot canyon 

VEYO – A team of 14 Search and Rescue members, including those trained in swiftwater and high angle ropes rescues, saved 13 people, ages 9-57, who were stranded above the Santa Clara River, pressed against a north wall in Crawdad Canyon, after a flash flood raged through it around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, sweeping away camping gear, personal property and even a minivan from […]

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