St George News


Prescribed burns in Dixie National Forest 

DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST – The Powell Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest is set to begin its spring prescribed burn program, which will run from April through November, in the following locations: Ahlstrom Hollow (400 acres): The legal description includes all or part of sections 16-20, 26 and 35, township (T) 36 south (S), […]


One hero at a time, benefit for wounded Afghanistan veteran 

MESQUITE, Nev. — From noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, veterans and friends gathered at the Casa Blanca Event Center in Mesquite, Nev. to pay tribute to Afghanistan Veteran Sgt. Travis Wood and his family. While out on a recovery mission in south Afghanistan in 2007, Wood’s vehicle was targeted and hit by an IED. The blast itself broke his spinal […]

‘Move It!’ program teaches active lifestyle to youth 

ST. GEORGE – The “Move It!” program, sponsored by the St. George Marathon and St. George Leisure Services, has spent the past two years fielding a dedicated team of volunteers and dispatching them to elementary schools to promote physical fitness and encourage an active lifestyle. The program, which is in every elementary school in Washington […]

Dr. Jim Clarke meets with a patient, Gamma West Cancer Services, St. George, Utah, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Gamma West, St. George News

Gamma West Cancer Services’ duo of Drs. Richards, Clarke; experience, innovation, latest in radiation treatment technology 

ST. GEORGE – Whether you are a physician addressing a patient’s needs or a patient staring down a cancer diagnosis there are three key questions likely to determine your choice of treatment providers: Who has proven experience? Who is current in knowledge and skill? And who has the right equipment? Gamma West Cancer Services is one place […]

Peak of the pollen season brings allergies, blossoms and bugs, Zion National Park, Oct. 18, 2012 | Photo by James Wilson, Instagram @shuntavi, St. George News

Allergy season blooms early in Utah’s Dixie, pollen peaks, particulars 

ST. GEORGE — It’s that time of year when some people sniffle and wheeze through clogged sinuses and rubbing itchy eyes brings momentary relief; yes, Southern Utah’s allergy season is in full swing. But how bad is it this year? How long will it last? The forecast is muddled. National headlines hype it to be one of […]

Deermouse | Photo courtesy of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, St. George News

Hantavirus case reported in Kane County 

ST. GEORGE – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department has confirmed a case of hantavirus infection in Kane County. Hantavirus incidents are rare in the five-county region, with the last case being reported four years ago in Iron County. The virus is found in the droppings, urine, and saliva of rodents, usually deer-mice. “This time […]

Southern Utah Pickleball Shootout at the Little Valley Pickleball Complex, St. George, Utah, March 27, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Novices to national champions, Pickleball Shootout draws 256 players; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – This weekend’s Southern Utah Pickleball Shootout at the Little Valley Pickleball Complex in St. George has drawn 256 players, both local and visiting. Attendance is significantly higher than last year, with 140 registered players. “This is our second-annual shootout, and we’re excited to see players from all over, come here to Southern […]

Zion Half

Zion Half Marathon draws in over 1,000 runners 

SPRINGDALE – Nearly 3,000 running shoes will be laced-up Saturday morning as 1,500 runners prepare to take their place at the start-line of the Zion Half Marathon. The race will start at 7 a.m. and runners will have 3.5 hours to finish. The course will begin in Virgin, just off Highway 9 on Camino Del Rio, and then turn […]


Walk for MS, 1-3 miles in pursuit of a cure 

ST. GEORGE –  Some 200-300 people are expected to come out in support of this year’s Walk MS Southern Utah, which will be held Saturday starting at Tonaquint Park on Dixie Drive and 600 West in St. George, in an effort to raise funds for research for a cure for multiple sclerosis – and to […]


Who is your Preparedness Buddy? 

ST. GEORGE – When a disaster happens, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and those living alone can be especially vulnerable. The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is addressing this issue by promoting the “Preparedness Buddy” concept, which simply connects these people with trusted neighbors, friends, or family members who agree to check on them in […]

Fourth annual True Grit Epic Bike Race, St. George, Utah, March 15, 2014 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

Fourth annual True Grit Epic Bike Race, a windy ride through a century of dirt 

ST. GEORGE - For many of us, riding 50-100 miles through the desert on a bicycle during a wind advisory warning would be a deal breaker, but for the racers of the fourth annual True Grit Epic Bike Race, Saturday’s wind seemed to just add a little more “grit” to the course. By about 9:13 a.m. the last group […]

Spectrum 10K, Ivins, Utah, March 15, 2014 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

Spectrum 10K brings spirit, 800 colorful runners; STGnews Photo Gallery 

 IVINS - Mike Nelson ran a time of 31 minutes, 53 seconds, and won The Spectrum 10K Saturday.  The popular St. George Races 10K is a 6.2-mile course that winds through neighborhoods into downtown Ivins, finishing at the Ivins City Park. The race sold out, gathering nearly 800 athletes at the starting line at 9 a.m., just north of the campground in […]

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