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Honorary Spokesman Dick Nourse poses with Ruffy and Mittens at the INKAS Furr and Purr bash, Ivins, Utah, Nov. 22, 2014 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

Fur & Purr Bash offers upbeat fundraiser for animal shelter; STGnews Videocast 

IVINS — A live band, cat and dog mascots, door prizes and a silent auction are just a few things INKAS put together for their third annual fundraiser, The Fur & Purr Bash, which took place Saturday at the Red Mountain Resort. The goal: raise money to continue supporting homeless animals on the journey into […]

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Drug Task Force arrests St. George man for drug distribution 

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested a St. George man Wednesday night for drug distribution after locating a variety of drugs in his possession following the execution of a search warrant. The task force conducted a traffic stop on Patrick Collins, of St. George, while simultaneously executing a search warrant on […]

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Dixie University celebrates 1 year smoke-free campus with smokeout 

ST. GEORGE —The Great American Smokeout event held Wednesday morning at the Dixie State University Encampment Mall served as a historical event as it marked the one year anniversary since DSU was approved to become a smoke-free campus. The DSU Board of Trustees approved the tobacco-free campus policy on Nov. 22, 2013. A year later, students, DSU Student Association, DSU Health and Wellness […]

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Sunday Circular: New weekly deals, holiday shopping, black Friday 

ST. GEORGE – Here is your Sunday Circular for the St. George area with weekly deals at local stores, each one click away. Weeklies for St. George area include: Wal-Mart, Dick’s, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Michaels, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Lowe’s, Home Depot, GNC, Aaron’s, Payless, Kohl’s, Kmart, Petco, Walgreens, Staples, Smith’s, Harmons, Lin’s, Albertsons, Boulevard, and more. Check […]

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Harvesting cognitive skills through cultural experience 

FEATURE — Indian mythology depicts autumn to be the preferred season for Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and nature. She represents the free flow of consciousness, also referred to as mindfulness or cognizance. Images of Saraswati show her adorned in simple elegance with a musical instrument and book of prose in her […]

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Breaking bread with Bread of Life community kitchen; free day-before-Thanksgiving meal 

CEDAR CITY – Turkey and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings will be served up hot and fresh Wednesday at 1 p.m. to anyone who is hungry and looking for a welcome, warm space. The free meal will be served at Bread of Life Community Kitchen, 2569 N. Freeway Drive in Cedar City, a transplant of the community kitchen previously known as […]

Santa Clara Fire Department responds to haystack fire, Santa Clara, Utah, May 4, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Santa Clara Fire Department receives award from state agency 

SANTA CLARA – Last month, the Santa Clara Fire Department was recognized as “Cooperator of the Year” by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and Public Lands. Presented to the Fire Department on Oct. 28, the award was related to the role the fire department has played in supporting the state’s wildland fire program, Santa Clara […]

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Officials identify mystery animal sighted near Grand Canyon 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona – Wildlife officials have confirmed that a wolf-like animal seen roaming the land north of the Grand Canyon is a female Rocky Mountain gray wolf. Genetic tests of feces found by biologists identified the nature and gender of the animal that has been seen and photographed in the area since early October, according […]

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Jailed man newly charged for burglary, arson, possessing explosives 

WASHINGTON CITY — Following an initial arrest on Nov. 18 for multiple charges of domestic violence in front of a child and criminal mischief, a 39-year-old man, already incarcerated, was booked on additional charges early Saturday morning for arson, possession of explosive devices and burglary of a house in Washington City. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday, Washington […]

Programmers of all ages competed at the 5th annual Code Camp at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, November 21-22, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Computer coding camp captures competitive creativity; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – There was no rest for the working, as 280 programmers of all levels of expertise competed in Southern Utah’s largest coding competition. Tables, chairs, computers and plenty of caffeine filled the Gardner Center Ballroom at Dixie State University wall to wall, from 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday for the 24-hour Southern […]

Two-year Cedar City resident Ron Pisaturo addresses the council at Thursday night's strategic planning meeting, Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 20, 2014 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Strategic planning meeting opens dialogue but leaves much work to be done 

CEDAR CITY – The feisty townsfolk that gathered in the crowded conference room of the Heritage Center Theater Thursday night to offer input about Cedar City’s new strategic plan openly criticized the City Council for providing too broad of a presentation. Each person who entered the room and took a seat was presented with a […]

Firefighters respond to  a reported dumpster fire at the Riverwoods Mill in the Fort Pierce Industrial Park, St. George, Utah, Nov. 22, 2014 | Photo courtesy of  Will Hansen, St. George News

SGFD responds to fire at Riverwoods Mill 

ST. GEORGE — A fire ignited Saturday afternoon in a dumpster that serves as a sawdust depository unit on the east side of Riverwoods Mill cabinet shop in St. George. Just after 2 p.m., a passerby reported a fire was coming from a dumpster sitting on the east side of Riverwoods Mill, located at 316 E. 1400 […]

And they're off! Racers take off running at the St. George Races Turkey Trot, St. George, Utah, Nov. 22, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Community trots for turkeys, benefits Dixie Care and Share; STGNews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – On a bright, chilly, Saturday morning hundreds of runners gathered at Seegmiller Historic Farm to participate in St. George Races’ Turkey Trot 5K and 1 mile run. The race, which benefits Dixie Care and Share by collecting canned goods from participants drew a large crowd who came out to race for a […]

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2 men nabbed on golf cart stealing spree 

ST. GEORGE — Two St. George men were arrested late evening Thursday on felony theft charges for stealing golf carts from various golf courses in St. George. St. George police officers were asked to respond to 1825 West Mathis Park in St. George to investigate a case of felony theft with related incidents, according to a statement written […]

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A dirty word: Asphalt, on a mountain bike 

OPINION – A “dirty” word: asphalt.  “Asphalt? On a mountain bike?” you ask.  Now, before someone shouts, “String him up!” let me point out that the mountain bike is the most versatile of bikes. It can do everything from the obvious burn down a trail, to the not-so-obvious run to the store. Several times its been […]

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