St George News

Drag racing at Ridge Top Complex,  St. George, Utah, Sept. 22, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Start your engines for weekend drag racing 

ST. GEORGE – The first of the four scheduled 2014 St. George Lions Club-sponsored BlackRock Motorsports drag races will be held Saturday and Sunday at Ridge Top Complex, 998 South Airport Road, St. George. Tech inspection on Saturday opens at 8 a.m. with time-trials starting at 9 a.m. Timed eliminations begin at 1 p.m. Tech inspection opens at 9 a.m. […]

Santa Clara City Hall building, Santa Clara Utah, April 23, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

A shooting range in Santa Clara? 

SANTA CLARA — The city of Santa Clara is looking into the possibility of creating a shooting range or just a shooting area within city limits. The goal would be to funnel all of the current shooting activity west of town into one specific spot. Currently the desert area west of the residential district of Santa Clara […]


Put the wild back into your life, celebrate the Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary 

ST. GEORGE — The Bureau of Land Management Utah St. George Field Office and Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends are hosting a Wilderness Fest in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The public is invited to enjoy a free night of festivities and discover all that America’s wilderness has to offer at LaVerkin’s Confluence Park from 3-7 p.m. on […]

Iron county sheriff

Family rescued in Iron County on road between Kolob, Upper Basin 

IRON COUNTY – A family of five got stuck while traveling between Kolob and the Upper Basin in Iron County Sunday night. At about 11 p.m. Sunday, a call came in from a family — parents and three children — which had its vehicle stuck in the snow. Iron County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to […]

Photo by James Lee, Flickr user, jronaldlee

Color Me Rad 5K for fun, fundraising for Habitat for Humanity; registration options 

ST. GEORGE – It’s all about putting the fun into fitness when the Color Me Rad 5K sweeps through St. George on May 10. It is also about raising funds for Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah either by registering to run or volunteering to help with the event. Those registering face a Friday deadline for the […]

Horses begin the race at the 45th Annual Dixie Downs Races, Washington County Fair grounds, Hurricane, Utah, April 19, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Hooves pound, dirt flies at the 45th annual horse race 

HURRICANE — The running of the finals for the 45th Dixie Downs Races, presented by the St. George Lions Club, was held on Saturday at the Washington County Regional Park in Hurricane. Four horse races were scheduled along with an unofficial schooling race for thoroughbreds. The main event was the 2014 Dixie Downs Quarter Horse Futurity. The purse […]

6 Hours in Frog Hollow mountain bike race, Hurricane, Utah, April 19, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

6 Hours in Frog Hollow: Bunny ears, bikes and perfect weather; STGnews Photo Gallery 

VIRGIN — Dressed in Easter costumes, bunny ears and bright colors, around 260 riders took off at 9 a.m. Saturday on their mountain bikes across dusty terrain to compete in the fifth annual 6 Hours in Frog Hollow race. This event is costume-themed and recognized for its fun camaraderie, carving 13.5 miles through Frog Town just off […]

Path that runs through Tonaquint Park to the Tonaquint Nature Center. St. George, Utah, June 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

Free workshop on proper landscaping for trees, shrubs 

ST. GEORGE – On Saturday at 10 a.m., the Washington County Water Conservancy District will host “Tried and True Trees and Shrubs,” a free workshop at the Tonaquint Nature Center. Bonnie Pendleton will share her knowledge on trees and shrubs. Come and learn how to protect your investment. Instruction will be given on how to […]


National Park Week kicks off with fee-free weekend 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Park Service will once again join with the National Park Foundation to present National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage, April 19-27. In addition, every national park will offer free admission Saturday and Sunday during opening weekend. April 22 is Earth Day, so if you want to roll up […]

Giant Steps lift at Brian Head Resort | Photo by Corey Baumgartner

Brian Head Resort turns 50, discounts tickets for chair 2 retirement 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Brian Head Resort will be celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary and retirement of the Giant Steps lift, Brian Head’s “Chair Two,” Saturday. Lift tickets will be available at the discounted price of $19.64 on Saturday and Sunday, in commemoration of the resort’s opening year, 1964. The Giant Steps lift has been at Brian […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you […]

L-R: Enrique McArthur and 
Bracken Thiriot, Boy Scouts;
Washington County Public Works Department (all in orange coats);
Washington County Engineer Todd Edwards (in green coat). Pine Valley Reservoir, Utah, circa 2013-2014 | Photo courtesy of Dixie National Forest Public Affairs, St. George News

Boy Scouts bridge Pine Valley Reservoir gap 

ST. GEORGE – An Eagle Scout project that was started over two years ago is nearing completion on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Pine Valley Reservoir. A 55-foot walking bridge, designed by Ron Larsen of Southwest Consulting Services, will be swung over by crane and placed on concrete abutments from the Gardner Campground in the […]

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