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Governor declares Nov. 29 ‘Small Business Saturday’ 

SALT LAKE CITY—The holiday shopping season is set to begin and retailers are counting on big sales to end the year. To recognize and support small businesses in Utah, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared Nov. 29 “Small Business Saturday.” This is part of a nationwide effort to encourage holiday shoppers to buy locally in […]

Kids enjoying a 4D movie ride at Laser Mania located 67 E. St. George Blvd. #10, St George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Laser Mania, St. George News

A-List: Family fun at Laser Mania 

OPINION – Thanksgiving is an opportune time to make new memories with the ones you are most thankful for. Whether it’s with family you call friends, or friends you call family – many of us travel far and wide to ensure we eat the tastiest meal of the year with the ones we love. So what’s the best go-to […]

Travis Fullmer, a nurse manager at Valley View Medical Center, talks with a young patient, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare, St. George News

3 Southern Utah hospitals honored 

SOUTHERN UTAH – All three hospitals in the Southwest Region of Intermountain Healthcare recently announced they have been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in quality and patient satisfaction. This means these three Southwest Region hospitals are in the top 25 percent among all acute care hospitals in the nation. The three Intermountain hospitals that make up the Southwest Region are Dixie […]

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 […]

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Perk up, caffeine lovers – Perks! hasn’t vanished, just moved 

ST. GEORGE – If you’re one of the thousands of Southern Utahns who can’t get by without that daily caffeine fix, you may be wondering where your Perks! has gone. Friday, the Perks! Espresso & Smoothies building formerly located in the Harmons parking lot, 1189 E. 700 South in St. George, was uprooted and moved. […]

St. George City Council, St. George, Utah, January 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George New

City Council approves business incentives for returning Viracon 

ST. GEORGE – A tax incentive agreement for returning glass manufacturer Viracon was unanimously approved by the City of St. George City Council Thursday night. It also approved the creation of a new community development area in the Fort Pierce industrial area where two similar tax incentives are being considered for other companies. Provided it […]

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IRS 2015 changes: pension plan limitations; $18,000 contribution allowance for 401(K) plans 

PHOENIX — The Internal Revenue Service recently announced cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015.  Many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2015 because the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger adjustment.  However, other limitations will remain unchanged because […]

Apple beer and Diet Coke served at Chuck-A-Rama located 127 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Chuck-A-Rama,  St. George News

A-List: Top 10 soda pop stops in St. George 

OPINION – Soft drink lovers take their soda-sipping very seriously. Whether you drink it on the daily, or save it it for special occasions – it’s no secret that some bubbles rise above the rest. While I encourage you to drink plenty of water, I have to admit certain foods just taste better with soda. However, since […]


Southern Utah’s new, improved, super-simple-to-use classifieds 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Calling all yard sale enthusiasts, garage sale gurus, deal-hunters, shoppers and sellers: St. George News has updated and improved our Classifieds section, and we’re inviting our readers to use it – all for free. See a chair sitting in your family room that you’re just so tired of looking at? Snap a photo, log on […]

Iron County Commissioner David Miller (center) reads notes regarding the Iron County Ambulance while  Alma Adams (left) and Dale Brinkerhoff (right) follow along, Parowan, Utah, Nov. 17, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Commission discusses bid proposals, concerns for the ambulance service 

IRON COUNTY — The Iron County Commission hosted a special meeting Monday to discuss concerns regarding the future of the Iron County Ambulance service and review proposals submitted for ownership of the service. The meeting precedes a public meeting that will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Enoch City Office at 900 East Midvalley Road, […]

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Cedar City mayor, city manager invite public to strategic planning meetings 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson and City Manager Rick Holman seek public input on a city mission statement and city vision during two strategic planning meetings, the first to be held on Thursday and the second on Dec. 2, both at 6 p.m. in the Festival Hall Room 1 of the Heritage Center Theater, 105 […]

Southern Utah Toys for Tots works with Kony Coins for Kids to provide underprivileged children with toys and other needs to have a Merry Christmas, date and location unspecified|Photo courtesy of Rick Massey, for St. George News

KONY Coins for Kids, USMC Toys for Tots are in full swing; join the effort 

ST. GEORGE —  KONY 99.9 FM radio and the Marine Corps League of Southern Utah launch their Coins for Kids and Toys for Tots fundraising and toy drives this week that will culminate in bringing Christmas to Washington County families in need. The two nonprofit organizations work together, collecting donations, enlisting volunteers, and inviting the community to make referrals of families in […]


Where, how to get Christmas tree cutting permits for Utah’s national forests 

ST. GEORGE — Holiday tradition for many includes cutting their own Christmas tree. Permits are now available in most ranger districts for national forests in Utah. Below are details and conditions for obtaining permits in Utah’s national forests General conditions for cutting trees in the national forests Trees must always be cut close to the ground leaving the stump […]


Thinking outside the gift box for loved ones who have everything 

ST. GEORGE – The holidays are approaching, bringing with them that annual lineup of family gatherings, goodies and gift-giving – and one other thing: the age-old problem of “How do you shop for a person who already has it all?” “My parents are to the point where they have everything – they just want photos,” […]


Perspectives: Anti-discrimination laws, seeking power not equality 

OPINION – The test of how well we actually understand personal liberty, natural rights, and the legitimate role of government is currently underway at many levels. A highly visible example took place recently when St. George City Council members were asked to consider adopting an ordinance to prohibit discrimination against homosexuals in housing and employment. […]

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