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Mountainland Kitchen and Bath Studio ribbon cutting, St. George, Utah, June 26, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Susi Lafaele, St. George News

Mountainland Supply opens new retail studio in Boulevard Home Furnishings; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — An exciting new business partnership between the Boulevard Home Furnishings and Mountainland Kitchen and Bath Studio was sealed Friday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and, the public is invited to an open house celebration Saturday to experience Mountainland’s first satellite retail showroom. The wholesale plumbing and irrigation supplier is steeped in Utah history from its beginnings […]

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‘Sewapalooza’ guides attendees through 4 projects 

ST. GEORGE — Dave’s Bernina in St. George is hosting “Sewapalooza,” a two-day, hands-on sewing, embroidery and quilting workshop. The workshop will take place Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be at the Roost residence, located at 1075 S. 960 East in St. George. Bernina educator Sandra Swick will lead attendees through […]

Garfield County Commission declares a state of emergency, Garfield County Commission Chambers, Garfield County, Utah, June 22, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Garfield County declares state of emergency 

PANGUITCH – Following a public hearing at Monday’s Garfield County Commission meeting, all three commissioners voted unanimously to declare a state of emergency, hoping for help with economic development from congressmen and senators, citing their children as their No. 1 export. While the issue is not exactly about whether they will be closing the doors of […]

Bob Harmon, vice president of Harmons Neighborhood Grocer, gives grandson a high five breaking ground for new new store, Santa Clara, Utah, June 22, 2015 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

4 generations of Harmons join in groundbreaking for Santa Clara grocery store 

SANTA CLARA – Local dignitaries and members of the Harmon family broke ground Monday morning on the new Harmons Neighborhood Grocer being built at the intersection of Pioneer Parkway and Rachel Drive in Santa Clara, expected to open in February 2016. “We are very excited to be growing our second store to better serve Santa Clara and Ivins […]

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1st solar-powered Harmons Grocery store breaks ground in Santa Clara 

SANTA CLARA – Foodies in Southern Utah will soon have a new place to shop, as Harmons Grocery prepares to break ground on its new Santa Clara location. The groundbreaking will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Pioneer Parkway and Rachel Drive in Santa Clara. “It’s been a long time coming,”Frank Lundquist, vice […]

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Utah’s Own unites local food, agriculture businesses; opens Southern Utah chapter 

ST. GEORGE — The Southern Utah chapter of Utah’s Own kicked off Thursday with an informational meeting and gathering for local food and agriculture businesses. Utah’s Own is housed in the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and gives local business owners a chance to network with other businesses and provides a webpage for them. Besides providing […]

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AT&T faces $100M fine for misleading customers about ‘unlimited’ data plans 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday it plans to fine AT&T Mobility LLC $100 million for allegedly misleading customers about its unlimited mobile data plans. “Consumers deserve to get what they pay for,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said. “Broadband providers must be upfront and transparent about the services they provide. The FCC will not […]

The Palmer home, where the Palmer rents out their basement to travelers who use the Airbnb service, St. George, Utah, June 12, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Airbnb host challenges city’s short-term rental ordinance 

ST. GEORGE – In December 2014, St. George resident Stephen Palmer started renting out the basement of his family’s home to travelers through an online, short-term vacation rental service called Airbnb. While the service provides travelers with an alternative to staying in a hotel, it can also brings them into residential areas not zoned for […]

Utah.gov revamped brings government services to your fingertips. June 2015 | Image by St. George News

Utah.gov streamlines online services for businesses 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget has simplified the process of locating services applicable to each business industry by grouping all 500-plus online services into industry classifications on Utah.gov. The “Doing Business in Utah” online initiative was part of a nine-month project to redesign the state website and help agencies improve performance. […]

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TDS open house offers new products, food, prizes, activities 

ST. GEORGE — TDS Telecom is inviting residents to enjoy a day of food, prizes and entertainment at an open house Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the TDS office in St. George. The event is a way to show its appreciation for the St. George community and introduce new products, according to a TDS press statement. In addition to […]

Ali Hill celebrating National Donut Day at St. George News, June 5, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

A-List: The best donuts in Dixie 

OPINION — Happy National Donut Day! Today might as well be called national call in “sick” to work day, because there are dozens of ring-shaped delights that deserve to be celebrated. And what better way to celebrate them than by devouring as many as possible before the day is over? Count me in. If you’ve been living under a […]

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Disasters strike without warning; IRS tips for safeguarding records 

PHOENIX — Hurricane season has begun in some parts of the country, inspiring the Internal Revenue Service to remind individuals and businesses to safeguard their records against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps. Create an electronic additional set of records Taxpayers should keep a duplicate set of records including bank statements, tax returns, identifications and insurance policies […]

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Perspectives: Time to rethink code enforcement 

OPINION – Stephen Palmer has been a friend of mine for over a decade. In that time, I’ve watched him become a New York Times bestselling author, a mentor, and a problem-solver of the highest order. Palmer is one of the most solid examples of personal character I’ve ever met. That’s why I’m watching with […]

The City Council listens to plans to take care of excess runoff at the Windmill Plaza development, Cedar City, Utah, May 28, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Cedar City Council continues hotel plan discussion 

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar City Council’s Wednesday meeting turned into what Mayor Maile Wilson called “arguing” during a discussion about the possibility of a new hotel in town. The development in question is the planned Windmill Plaza Commercial Subdivision. It would place a hotel on Main Street that is larger than any Cedar City currently has, right by […]

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Utah joins lawsuit challenging new BLM fracking rule; fracking in Utah 

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah will join three other energy-rich states in a lawsuit challenging a fracking rule recently issued by the Bureau of Land Management, under the purview of the Department of Interior, in March. The rule goes into effect in June and imposes regulatory power over hydraulic fracturing operations on public and tribal […]

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