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Regents approve tuition hike, Dixie State gets much-needed student housing; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The Utah State Board of Regents convened Friday at Dixie State University in St. George, approving a 3 percent tuition increase for all eight Utah colleges and universities, the lowest increase in several years. For a typical Utah resident undergraduate at DSU, that translates to a $114 increase in annual tuition, from $3,794 […]

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Family struggles to pay son’s medication costs; highlights ‘specialty drug’ woes; STGnews Videocast 

HURRICANE – A Hurricane mother is using her family’s struggle to pay for a “specialty drug” to bring awareness to a problem many Americans are facing, and bring attention to proposed legislation that could help with the problem. Sarah Cloud, whose 17-year-old son, Chris, has been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, struggles to come up with the money […]

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Man in possession of stolen property claims he was set up 

HURRICANE – A Hurricane man found in possession of a stolen trailer, license plate and debit card during a traffic stop in Hurricane Wednesday claims he was set up. Hurricane City Police Officer Kacen Gubler observed a man traveling east on state Route 9 driving a black Ford F-150 and pulling a trailer with a tail […]

A group of people with various disabilities perform at a music concert in the Cox Performing Arts Center, St. George, Utah, March 26, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Community celebrates ADA’s 25th anniversary with performances; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — The Red Rock Center for Independence and Dixie State University hosted a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at a musical concert Thursday night in the Cox Performing Arts Center. Hundreds of members of the disabled community performed at the concert, singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. Among those performers was […]

Martin Tyner of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation sits with Scout, a golden eagle, March 27, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Subaru presents Cedar City Wildlife Rescue with more than $8,000 

ST. GEORGE — Subaru of America Representative Christina John was on hand Friday morning at Findlay Subaru in St. George to present Martin Tyner, CEO and founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah, with a check totaling $8,848. The annual Subaru Share The Love event allows those who purchase a new car from the […]

Emergency responders attend to a man who crashed a red Ford Mustang on Snow Canyon Parkway, Ivins, Utah, March 26, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Man transported to hospital after rollover on Snow Canyon Parkway 

IVINS — A man was transported to the hospital Thursday night after driving a Ford Mustang up over a median barrier on Snow Canyon Parkway before hitting a moving truck and flipping over, landing the Mustang on its top. At approximately 10:27 p.m., emergency responders were called to the scene of the collision at 2200 S. Snow […]

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Southwest Spine and Pain Center opens new location 

HURRICANE – Chronic pain and spine treatment opportunities will expand for Southern Utah residents with the opening of Southwest Spine and Pain Center’s fifth pain management facility. The new clinic will be located in Hurricane and will provide a number of pain management treatment options, including injection therapies, pain rehabilitation and minimally invasive spine procedures. “Millions […]

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American Red Cross recognizes Southern Utah heroes; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – State and local leaders along with members of the community gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday to pay tribute to heroes in the Southern Utah area recognized by the American Red Cross for their service. At Thursday’s reception, a proclamation written by Gov. Gary Herbert was read to those in attendance, […]

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Accident slows traffic on Bluff Street, no injuries 

ST. GEORGE — An accident on North Bluff Street just before 9 a.m. Friday resulted in no injuries, but both cars had to be towed from the scene. St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said that a red Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling northbound on Bluff St. when it didn’t notice a stopped Jeep Grand […]

Waffle Bliss food truck in St. George, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Waffle Bliss's Facebook, St. George News

A-List: The tastiest food trucks in town 

OPINION – Boasting everything from deep fried cheesecake to reuben style french fries, it’s safe to say that food trucks are on a roll in Southern Utah. On a quest to find out the real deal about the wheels, I invited “No Filter Show” Co-hosts, Paul and Grady, to help me get the 411 on these tasty […]

Dixie 4 Wheel Drive's completed custom Jeep, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Bryce Thompson, St. George News

Gearing up to hit the trail; Moab’s Easter Jeep Safari 

MOAB – Thousands of four-wheel drive enthusiasts from around the world will converge on Moab this weekend for the annual Easter Jeep Safari – a nine-day event that begins Saturday and continues through April 5. “That’s what Moab is known for is Easter Jeep Safari,” Dixie 4 Wheel Drive General Manager Bryce Thompson said. “It […]

Interior of the Dixie Sunbowl, St. George, Utah, Jan. 20, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Sunbowl sees expanded use, pending agreement for girls rugby 

ST. GEORGE – The City Council gave verbal approval Thursday for a potential agreement with the Utah Youth Rugby’s girls division expanding use of the Dixie Sunbowl to allow for the girls rugby matches. Rugby is one of the nation’s fastest growing sports in the country, and possibly the fastest growing sport in Utah, said Boyd […]

St. George City Council discussing agenda items during a work meeting, April 24, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

City opts to withdraw from nuclear power project, keep options open 

ST. GEORGE – City officials discussed the city’s future power generations needs during a City Council meeting Thursday. The city wants to keep its options open as far as those needs are concerned, and for the time being, is backing away from an experimental nuclear power option. City staff recommended that the City Council hold […]

Gov. Gary Herbert signing a bill passed by the Legislature, Salt Lake City, April 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Governor's Office, St. George News

State prison, white crime registry, ‘Right to Try’ among recent bills signed by governor 

SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary Herbert continues to sign bills passed during the 2015 session of the Utah Legislature. He signed 56 bills on Wednesday and 42 on Tuesday, bring the total to 200 as of Thursday morning. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require action by the governor. Among […]

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Water matters, illegal shooting, helicopter noise among City Council discussion items 

CEDAR CITY – The Cedar City Council Chambers overflowed with community members Wednesday night as council members discuss topics from insurance amendments and city shooting ordinances to helicopter noise pollution and the 2014 water report. Water report Leading into the meeting with the water report, Cedar City Senior Engineer Jonathan Stathis filled in the council and city administration on […]

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