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Background image: Randall L. Jones Theater; foreground image: Danforth Comins as Hamlet in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 production of “Hamlet,” Cedar City, Utah, dates not specified | “Hamlet” photo by Karl Hugh, both images courtesy of Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Shakespeare Festival panel presents at Dixie Forum 

ST. GEORGE — A panel of the Utah Shakespeare Festival actors and artists will present at the weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series Tuesday at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to […]

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Grand Canyon visitor tests positive for rare tick-borne relapsing fever 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — A visitor to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park has a positive case of tick-borne relapsing fever, according to a Grand Canyon National Park press statement issued Saturday. Authorities are advising those with a travel history to the North Rim and symptoms consistent with relapsing fever to consult a health care […]


BLM proposes update to standards for oil produced on public lands 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management announced a proposed rule Tuesday to update and replace its regulations governing the measurement of oil produced from onshore Federal and Indian leases. The requirements contained in the proposed rule reflect advances in measurement technology and critical updates in standards and practices. The proposal responds directly to concerns […]

Church leaders stand and sing with the congregation the hymn “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” during the Saturday morning session of general conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Intellectual Reserve Inc., St. George News

LDS church members concerned about prophet following apparent near-collapse 

SALT LAKE CITY — During the Sunday morning session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 185th semiannual general conference, broadcast worldwide from Salt Lake City, President Thomas S. Monson rose to address those gathered at the conference and those watching at various places throughout the world. Following Monson’s address, church members have become very concerned — […]

Sen. Orrin Hatch delivers a speech about religious liberty on the Senate Floor, Washington, D.C., October 2015 | Image courtesy of Office of Orrin Hatch, St. George News

Hatch delivers 2nd speech on religious liberty, highlights Mormon Pioneers 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just a week after the Pope’s visit to the Capitol during which he emphasized the importance of religious liberty and human dignity, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, took to the Senate Floor to deliver the second in a series of speeches on the importance of religious […]

Stacy Williams puts her mount through the paces in preparation for the U.S. Dressage Federation Regional Championships, St. George, Utah, Sept. 30, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Classical riding thrives in St. George, dressage riders qualify for championship 

ST. GEORGE – It’s a sport born from the art of war. Dressage, the competitive equestrian event, has its roots in cavalry training. The method was first used and documented by the ancient Greeks. Modern dressage continues the classical art of training the horse and rider to act as one. “Originally, the horses were taught the […]

Gail Bunker welcomes the first visitors to the St. George Children’s Museum: Denae Syphus and her three children, Awnan, 9, Anneke, 7, and Finnian, 5, of Ft. Hood, Texas, St. George, Utah, Nov. 21, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

St. George Children’s Museum welcomes seniors 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Children’s Museum is partnering with the Huntsman Senior Games to host “Senior Day” Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 86 S. Main Street, in St. George. Many senior citizens have the desire to visit the museum; however, they do not have children or grandchildren to accompany them. This is […]

The Rufus Building that is being auctioned for $1 to whoever writes the best essay, Main St., Parowan, Utah, August 31, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Breathing new life into an old building; Parowan auctions historical Rufus Building for $1 

PAROWAN — Eight essays were submitted to the Parowan City Office Thursday, each from an eager resident hoping to win a chance to purchase the city’s Rufus Building for only $1. The city is auctioning the building to someone with a transformative business idea to revamp an antiquated establishment ripe with historical value and breathe new life into the community. The contest  […]

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Positive on purpose: Overcoming a bias toward negativity 

FEATURE — A life dominated by negativity can be stressful, and stress causes wear and tear on our bodies, minds and relationships. Have you ever noticed the tendency in yourself, or in others, to pay more attention to the negative things or problems in life than the positive things and aspects of life that are going […]


North Kaibab Ranger District announces winter closures 

FREDONIA, Ariz. – Campgrounds on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will soon be closing for the winter season. Forest staff would also like to remind residents that the 2015 personal-use fuelwood cutting season will end Nov. 30. Jacob Lake and DeMotte campgrounds The last night to camp at these campgrounds […]

Bonfire Music Festival, Shivwits Reservation, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

First Bonfire Music Festival takes place on Shivwits Reservation 

SHIVWITS RESERVATION — The saying goes that if you build it, they will come. And for the first Bonfire Music Festival, produced by Heart of Dixie, come they did. With an estimated 2,000 or more in attendance, festival-goers enjoyed a night full of music, vendors, camping, dancing and tailgating. At 10 p.m. Saturday, a line of […]

Red Cliffs National Conservation Area | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

Northern corridor through tortoise habitat? Maybe, maybe not 

ST. GEORGE – A proposed northern transportation corridor through desert tortoise habitat has left county transportation officials frustrated and conservationists calling it a “bad idea.” A draft resource management plan issued by the Bureau of Land Management-Utah for the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area does not list the county’s optimal route in its “preferred” alternative. Read more: Northern corridor plans […]

In this file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chaffetz said Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, he’s running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of California, Washington, April 29, 2015 | AP File Photo by Cliff Owen, St. George News

Utah Rep. Chaffetz announces uphill run for US House speaker 

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced Sunday that he is running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans. Chaffetz, 48, chairman of the high-profile House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said voters and the […]

Downtown Springdale, Utah, June 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

Springdale candidates hope to preserve ‘village atmosphere’ 

SPRINGDALE – Three candidates are seeking two available seats on Springdale’s Town Council and despite some differences in personality and focus, they all agree that the unique charm of the town is one best enjoyed on foot and one to be preserved. The intimate character of Springdale, a town that serves as gateway to Zion National Park and […]

Carol Hollowell and her husband Bob Hollowell meet with Sen. Orrin Hatch at the conclusion of their bike ride to raise awareness for homelessness, Sept. 30, 2015, Washington, D.C. | Photo courtesy of the offices of Sen. Orrin Hatch, St. George News

Switchpoint director’s cross-county bike ride for homelessness ends with visit to Hatch 

WASHINGTON — Sen. Orrin Hatch welcomed Carol Hollowell, executive director of Switchpoint Community Resource Center in St. George, and her husband Bob Hollowell to the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon as they completed a cross-country bike ride to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty. “Carol is an incredible example of service, and the work she does makes St. […]

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