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Students invited to submit scripts to science radio show; cash awards 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Local students now have the opportunity to test out their skills in the broadcasting business and earn money while doing it. The SouthWest Science Foundation is producing “ScienceQuest,” a radio program broadcast by Cherry Creek Radio. The purpose of the program is to increase public awareness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, […]


Noted author, artist Teresa Jordan addresses DSU President’s Colleagues 

ST. GEORGE — The public is invited to attend a presentation by noted author and artist Teresa Jordan at Dixie State University’s second President’s Colleagues meeting of the 2014-15 academic year, Monday at noon in Room 156 of the DSU Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center located on the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s River Road campus […]

Crime scene tape surrounds a vehicle after a fatal shooting takes place in Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 21, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Slain man’s stepdaughter arrested in connection with his death; family member speaks out 

CEDAR CITY – Two additional suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of a Cedar City man who was shot Oct. 21 in an apparent homicide. One of the suspects has been identified as the victim’s stepdaughter. Angelo Seth Carrasco, 34, was arrested the night the alleged homicide took place, identified by several eyewitnesses […]

Lucy Hansen and Corbin Hansen trick-or-treating as Dorothy and the Tin Man, St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2013 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here! 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 […]

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Snow Canyon Half Marathon packet pickup, road closures 

ST. GEORGE – The Snow Canyon Half Marathon returns to Southern Utah this weekend, and to prepare, packet pickup and road closures should be on participants’ radars. Worried about packet pickup for this race because it happens on Halloween? No need to worry! Participants can get their packets and have some spooky fun all at the same time at the Snow […]

Grant Gerber prepares to embark on the Grass March Cowboy Express, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Grass March Cowboy Express, St. George News

Commissioner dies after Pony Express-style protest ride to Washington, D.C.; honored by County Commission 

ST. GEORGE – In a special meeting of the Washington County Commission Wednesday, the Board of Commissioners voted to recognize and honor Grant Gerber, a commissioner from Elko County, Nevada, who died earlier this month after an unusual journey to Washington, D.C. “It’s a tribute to Grant Gerber and his peaceful demonstration against the encroachment of […]


Thousands of bats invade 5th District Courthouse 

ST. GEORGE – Got bats? The Washington County 5th District Courthouse does. Thousands of them, in fact. Just one day prior to Halloween, the pesky creatures have begun making themselves at home in the courthouse, located at 206 Tabernacle Street, in St. George. “They appear to be all over the building,” a 5th District Court […]

Nathan Bennion portrays the French peasant Jean Valjean as he begins his quest for redemption, circa October 2014 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lewis, Pine View High School, St. George News

Pine View High presents ‘Les Misérables’ 

ST. GEORGE — There are very few experiences in musical theatre that create the emotional impact of an on-stage performance of Les Misérables. It is the world’s longest running musical and has won over 76 international awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Now, 10 years after its high school premiere in Southern Utah, local audiences […]


State agency seeks representative for OHV advisory council 

SALT LAKE CITY—Utah State Parks is currently seeking an at-large representative to serve on the Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Council. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 14. Individuals are appointed to the Off-Highway Vehicle, also known as OHV, Advisory Council for a period of four years and must be familiar with OHV laws, rules and programs. Their […]

Assortment of donuts served at Fractured Prune, location not specified, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Fractured Prune, St. George News

A-List: Fractured Prune 

OPINION – Raise your hand if you love donuts. Raise both hands if your mouth is officially watering already. I know I’m not the only one currently waving my arms in the air. I mean, let’s be real – this delicacy is love at first bite. Especially when we’re talking cake donuts at Fractured Prune. Although this […]


Man sentenced for credit union robbery 

ST. GEORGE – A man involved in a credit union robbery was sentenced in 5th District Court Wednesday to serve one-to-15 years in prison. Jerry Dee Wells, 45, of Price, Utah, was sentenced for the July 3 robbery of the Mountain America Credit Union on River Road in St. George. During the robbery Wells walked into […]

St. George Dance Company members gear up for their Halloween Spooktacular, date and location not specified | Photo by Greg Mauger, P&G Photography, St. George News

St. George Dance Company, Southwest Symphony team up for ‘Halloween Spooktacular’ 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George Dance Company will perform in collaboration with Southwest Symphony in their Halloween Spooktacular Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie State University Cox Auditorium. The theme is “Movie Monsters,” and concertgoers are invited, but not required, to wear their favorite costume. St. George Dance Company will perform to four of the […]

Pumpkins are provided for kids to paint at the "Spooktacular" fundraiser for Kony Country's Coins for Kids, St. George, Utah, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Ghosts, ghouls, games for ‘spooktacular’ cause; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – It was all candy, costumes and coins on Wednesday evening at Red Cliffs Health and Rehab as the nursing facility and home hosted its third annual “Spooktacular” fundraiser aimed at raising money to support Kony Country’s Coins for Kids. The Halloween-themed night invited guests of all ages to break out their costumes, […]

Both vehicles in a 2-vehicle collision on River Road were towed, St. George, Utah, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George news

News short: Failure to yield causes collision on River Road 

ST. GEORGE – A driver’s failure to yield to oncoming traffic Wednesday evening resulted in a 2-vehicle collision on River Road, disabling both vehicles. “There was a silver Volkswagen traveling northbound on River Road on the inside lane,” St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said, “when a black Honda Accord was attempting to turn left onto 170 […]

Peering down the hallway at the Overland Hotel & Saloon, 662 Main Street in Pioche, Nevada, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Explore: Hauntings at Overland Hotel & Saloon in Pioche 

PIOCHE, Nevada — Situated on the outskirts of desert nothingness, on the southeastern border of Nevada, where vultures and ravens skim the sky above dilapidated buildings, Pioche exists as a living ghost town. Among its numerous historic structures — many of which were built in the late 1800s — stands the Overland Hotel & Saloon where many […]


TGIF weekend event guide

A-List: Fractured Prune

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