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Women in Higher Education conference focuses on defining space, creating change 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University welcomed more than 250 women from across the state as the host of the “Fourth Annual Utah Women in Higher Education Network” spring conference Thursday and Friday. The theme of this year’s conference, “Elemental Women: Defining Space, Creating Change,” addressed how women in higher education meet the challenges and opportunities they face […]


Plain White T’s play ‘Would You Rather…?’ with A-List and No Filter 

OPINION – When the “No Filter Show” guys and I had the opportunity to interview the Plain White T’s Thursday, we wanted to ask them only the important questions. So, obviously, we decided to play “Would You Rather…?” because, well – is there a better way to get to know a five-guy band in five questions or […]

Dr. Steven Heiner, integral board member for the Huntsman World Senior Games | Memorial photos, St. George News

Longtime Huntsman World Senior Games board member dies 

ST. GEORGE — Dr. Steven Heiner, board member and longtime champion of the Huntsman World Senior Games, peacefully passed away last week surrounded by members of his immediate family. Heiner served graciously and with dedication for more than two decades on the games’ board. Perhaps Heiner’s largest and longest lasting contribution to the Huntsman World […]


Utah, Alabama task forces collaborate, arrest Internet child predator 

SALT LAKE CITY — In late March, Utah Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force combined investigative information with Alabama authorities, leading to the arrest of 29-year-old Brenson Forrest Humphreys on four counts of possession of child pornography and one count each of transmitting obscene material to a minor and electronic solicitation of a child. “Utah’s […]

Background: Tuacahn Amphitheatre. Ivins, Utah, May 3, 2014 | File photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

‘Broadway in the Canyon’ actors arrive at Tuacahn 

IVINS — After viewing over 1,500 live auditions between New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Provo, Salt Lake City and locally, Tuacahn Amphitheatre announced Friday it has selected a cast of 40 incredibly talented actors to star in this year’s “Broadway in the Canyon” summer shows. “Ten years ago when I was first involved, we held auditions and […]

L-R: Co-Hosts Paul Ford, Grady Sinclair; Hurricane City Mayor John Bramall, St. George News Studios, St. George, Utah, Apr. 16, 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: What’s the deal with the bull, Mayor? 

OPINION – “No Filter Show” Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair sat down with Hurricane Mayor John Bramall Thursday to hear his take on the somewhat infamous Barista’s Restaurant owner Stephen Ward and his well-endowed bull sculpture in Hurricane City. They asked: “What’s the deal with the bull, Mayor?”  Hit    above. See Ward’s appearance on the “No Filter Show” and his […]

Real estate professionals and community members golfed for Red Rock Center for Independence, Washington County Board of Realtors' "Charity Golf Tournament." SunRiver Golf Course, St. George, Utah, April 17, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Board of Realtors, St. George News

Board of Realtors holds golf tournament, benefits Red Rock Center for Independence 

ST. GEORGE –  More than 120 people gathered Friday for the Washington County Board of Realtors’ 21st annual charity golf tournament at SunRiver Golf Course in St. George. The tournament raised more than $11,000 to benefit the Red Rock Center for Independence. Real estate professionals and other community members golfed for the cause of the Red Rock Center for Independence, which provides […]

Snow Canyon vs. Pine View, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Apr. 17, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Warriors get back at Pine View with win at Panther Stadium 

ST. GEORGE – So much for home-field advantage. Snow Canyon Warriors avenged its earlier home loss to Pine View with a 2-0 victory at the Panthers home field Friday night on a balmy St. George evening. The win moved the Warriors into a tie for second place with the Panthers and also assured that the […]

Snow Canyon's Heather Prestwich winds up with runners on base for Cedar, Cedar vs. Snow Canyon, Softball, St. George, Utah, Apr. 17, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 softball: Warriors get wild (pitch) win over Cedar, hang on to 1st place 

ST. GEORGE — With Snow Canyon’s Heather Prestwich and Cedar’s Marin Whitney pitching well, it was going to take something unusual to break a 2-2 tie Friday afternoon between two of the region’s top teams. Stealing home, that would qualify. Technically, Mada Mooring scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a […]


14 arrested in drug trafficking crackdown 

MESQUITE, Nevada – Multiple people were arrested by Mesquite Police Thursday following a monthslong investigation by narcotics detectives. “The Mesquite Police Investigative Services Division … concluded a lengthy investigation into the sales and trafficking of illegal controlled substances,” Mesquite Police said in a statement Friday. Individuals allegedly were trafficking and distributing cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription […]

Students at Coral Canyon Elementary get a chance to throw cream pies at their principal to celebrate a successful PTA fundraiser, Washington, Utah, April 17, 2015 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

Turnabout is fair play: Students raise funds, get to throw pies at principal; STGnews Videocast 

WASHINGTON CITY – Students at Coral Canyon Elementary School in Washington City had a rare opportunity to reverse roles and “discipline” their principal by throwing cream pies at her in a good-natured but messy celebration Friday morning. Students got to splatter their principal, Jennifer Eggleston, with whipped cream pies at an assembly held to celebrate the […]


Hurricane approves controversial subdivision, grants variance for new business’ beer license 

HURRICANE – Thursday night, Hurricane City Council’s longest discussion concerned the possible approval of a subdivision with collapsible soil. The council also discussed a variance for a beer license, heard a report about the recent Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival and recognized the good deeds of four of its citizens. South Fields subdivision Representatives from WW Properties […]

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Celebrate National Park Week with fee-free weekend, Find Your Park campaign 

ZION NATIONAL PARK – Zion National Park will join other national parks throughout the country in celebrating National Park Week from Saturday through Sunday, April 26, with several events. Activities in the county related to National Park Week: Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19: On opening weekend of National Park Week, every national park, including Zion […]

Southwest Wildlife Foundation Cofounder Susan Tyner shows restroom blueprints to City Council and Administrators at Wednesday's City Council meeting, City Council Chambers, Cedar City, Utah, April 15, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George

Council laments Enoch fatal fire; considers health care, bathrooms in Cedar Canyon, pool fees for students 

CEDAR CITY – Emotions were high at Wednesday night’s Cedar City Council meeting as sensitive topics were discussed including city employee healthcare, a letter of support for the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, a better rate at the Aquatic Center for Iron County Students and the loss-of-life fire that claimed three victims Monday night in Enoch City. […]

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Carrot cake recall from Smiths Food and Drug Stores 

ST. GEORGE – The Food and Drug Association disseminated a statement Friday issued by Smith’s Food and Drug Stores on April 2 advising its customers, particularly those with nut allergies, that Smith’s Bakery carrot cakes packaged on or before April 1 contain walnuts and may not have been labeled properly. For customers without nut allergies, the cakes are safe […]

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