St George News


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 […]


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), […]

"Blood moon," St. George, Utah, April 15, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Rare ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse shines on Southern Utah; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Clear skies provided the perfect backdrop for stargazers to marvel at a rare “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse last night. Of all astronomical phenomena, lunar eclipses are special because one can enjoy them easily with the naked eye. A lunar eclipse is very predictable; there is no waiting and wondering if it will […]

News Short: ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse tonight 

ST. GEORGE – Stargazers around town will be treated to a celestial delight tonight when the first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will grace the night sky. The eclipse – which according to NASA’s website will begin at approximately 10:52 p.m MST – will be what is known as a “blood moon.” It will appear in […]


Dixie National Forest prepares to open campgrounds, roads 

ST. GEORGE – Springtime is here and with summer around the corner people are ready to explore the forest, recreate and camp in their favorite location. The Dixie National Forest encourages visitors to “Know Before You Go” and learn about the travel conditions and numerous opportunities available for exploration on the Forest. The Oak Grove […]

Fire weather alert

Red Flag Warning: Large wildfire potential Kaibab, Coconino National Forests 

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from noon to 8 p.m. that covers the entire Kaibab and Coconino National Forests of northern Arizona. Visitors to the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist.  This advisory covers […]


Wildfire training, 4 mock fire scenarios; STGnews videocast, photo gallery 

LEEDS – At 8 a.m. Saturday, around 90 volunteer firefighters from different Washington County fire departments gathered at Leeds City Park to participate in wildfire training workshops. The workshops included four different scenarios including structure protection, mobile attack, hose lays and sand table exercises each specifying in a certain firefighting technique. This is the time of year to […]

The 15th annual Dixie Power Kite Festival at SunRiver Golf Course, St. George, Utah, April 12, 2014 | Photo by St. George News

Colorful kites, eager kids raise $40,000 for school district at Dixie Power Kite Festival; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The song “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from “Mary Poppins” comes to mind when thinking about the Dixie Power Kite Festival, held Saturday at SunRiver St. George. Kites with colorful designs of pandas, sharks, butterflies and many more lit up the skies over the retirement community. “We have got the wonderful championship golf course. […]


NPS seeks public input on Grand Canyon Bison Management, Environmental Impact 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – The National Park Service this week announced the latest step to manage the impacts of bison on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. After meeting with cooperators Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management – over the last several months, the NPS will […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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