St George News


Free networking social for those interested in art, music 

CEDAR CITY –  Artists and those who love art are invited to a free event Monday at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center lobby, 105 N. 100 E. in Cedar City. The Cedar City Arts Council, a nonprofit organization, sponsors networking socials as community events to share the work of artists and offer opportunities to increase […]

Guests eat, talk and listen to Jensen Buck and the Family at the R'Oktoberfest held at Giant Steps Lodge in Brian Head, Utah, Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Dancing in the drizzle; R’Oktoberfest rings in winter season 

BRIAN HEAD — The snow-bare slopes of Brian Head, dotted with red and yellow leafs as Aspen and Oak trees begin their passage from summer to fall, reflect the meaning of R’Oktoberfest as the mountain community celebrated the final days of summer Saturday, beckoning the winter season. Starting at 11 a.m., the aroma of bratwursts and sauerkraut wafted in the air at the Giant […]

The search and rescue team and some of the Classic Lifeguard crew take Zimmerman to the helicopter for transport, in a mock training episode at  Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Crash, dehydration, water rescues; SAR teams train at Sand Hollow; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

HURRICANE – Search and rescue teams from across Utah met at Sand Hollow State Park Saturday to begin two days of training as a prelude to the Utah Sheriffs Association conference in St. George Monday. (story continues below) Videocast by Mori Kessler, St. George News “This is the first time we’ve done this,” said Washington County […]

The Chuckwalla Trail skirts the western edge of the ridge providing views of the valley below, St. George, Utah, July 19, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Join Friends of Snow Canyon at Chuckwalla Trail for workday, earn a free-entry coupon 

IVINS – Local volunteers are invited to show their support for Southern Utah’s Snow Canyon State Park by joining others across the nation in celebrating National Public Lands Day Saturday with a work project to remove nonnative plants and perform trailhead restoration along the Chuckwalla Trail. The Snow Canyon work project is being coordinated by […]


Car, pool table, iPad among prizes at Ball Drop for Charity; how to enter 

ST. GEORGE—United Way Dixie in partner with Cherry Creek Radio is excited to announce the Ball Drop for Charity Prize Giveaway with the ultimate grand prize giveaway of a car sponsored by Premier Car and Truck, a pool  table valued at $6,000 thanks to KCSG Television, a $1,000 cash prize and an iPad both courtesy of Southwest Community […]

2013 WORCS Sand Hollow SVRA, Hurricane, Utah, April 20, 2013 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Join Desert RATS for Sand Mountain cleanup, raffle 

HURRICANE—Desert Roads and Trails Society will be having fun, doing good and helping to keep Sand Mountain and Sand Hollow State park open and clean on National Public Lands day, Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.  This free event will include participation in the cleanup, trail rides and a raffle, but will also be a great way to show […]


Red Cross is looking for Heroes Awards nominations 

ST. GEORGE—The American Red Cross Utah Region is accepting nominations for its prestigious annual Utah Red Cross Heroes Awards. Utahns of all ages who have demonstrated extraordinary courage, compassion and service during the preceding calendar year are eligible for nomination. Past award recipients include a couple who performed CPR to save the life of a drowned […]

Miss St. George Royalty 2014 L to R: second attendant Savanah Aplanalp, Miss Congeniality Brooklynn Kauvaka, Princess Ciara Hamblin, and first attendant. Brittney Werner, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Ciara Hamblin, for St. George News

St. George Royalty, pageant focuses on inner beauty, service 

ST. GEORGE — Ciara Hamblin, 17, reigns as Miss St. George 2014 with duties to be humble, kind, loving, caring, ambitious, helpful, friendly, and to be the best version of herself there is. The pageant is open to girls ages 14-18. The 2014 Miss St. George Royalty includes Hamblin as crowned princess, a Snow Canyon High School senior; […]

Southern Utah University's Ballroom Dance Company performed at the "Dancing With Your Community Stars," fundraising event to benefit the Iron County Children's Justice Center, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs

Community members dance, support children’s justice center 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City attorney Justin Wayment and his dancing partner, Ryann Woodbury, from the Southern Utah University Ballroom Dance Company danced away with the winning vote at the Iron County Children’s Justice Center’s Dancing With Your Community Stars event Saturday. Hundreds of community members came to support the Iron County  Children’s Justice Center […]

Dixie State University vs Humboldt State University, St. George, Utah, September 20, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie State can’t weather the storm against undefeated Humboldt State 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State offense failed to find its form from Week 1 of the season in its showdown against the Humboldt State University Lumberjacks Saturday night. The Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest was lopsided throughout as Dixie fell 50-3. “It is very difficult to pinpoint any certain area offensively,” said Dixie head […]

Alex Anderson, Dixie State University vs Dominican University, St. George, Utah, September 20, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Home sweet home: Dixie State volleyball team starts PacWest play 2-0 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State women’s volleyball team completed a weekend sweep of its first two conference opponents. After two weeks of playing nationally-ranked and talent-laden opponents on the road, DSU was able to return to friendlier environs to open its PacWest play. The Dixie State women’s volleyball team dismantled Notre Dame de Namur in […]

Results of a vehicle fire in the Moon River subdivision of St. George, Utah, Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

News short: Fire puts brakes on car sale 

ST. GEORGE – Hopes to sell a car went up in smoke for a young couple when they discovered the car caught fire Saturday afternoon. Around 4 p.m., Saturday, the St. George Communications Center received a call from a residence in the Moon River subdivision located at 470 East 1100 South. Police scanner traffic reported […]


Flash flood warning issued for Zion, portions of Washington, Kane counties 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Warning” for southeastern Washington County and west central Kane County, effective until 5:15 p.m. Saturday. At 2:13 p.m., Doppler Radar indicated a thunderstorm is producing heavy rain over the southern part of Zion National Park. Narrow slot canyons throughout the southern half of the […]


Sunset Boulevard sinkhole larger than first apparent; ongoing road closure 

ST. GEORGE – A sinkhole that appeared on Sunset Boulevard in St. George late Friday night is larger than was at first apparent. “The concrete was suspended,” Mike Dalton, superintendent of Desert Hills Construction, said. “As soon as I broke the concrete, the hole caved in.” The surface of the sinkhole that was visible Friday night was only one-third the size […]


Learn about media innovation at the next Dixie Forum 

ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University’s weekly series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” continues with a lecture by Clark Gilbert, CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. Gilbert will present  “Innovation in the Media” at a special time and location — 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Zion Room on the […]

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