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Andrea Riggs on stage at The Underground, St. George, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of Andrea Riggs, St. George News

The Underground fitness facility gets set for grand reopening; plans secret flash mob 

ST. GEORGE – What do you get when you mix dance fitness and flash mob? A new fitness experience that will not only have you dancing to music from the ’80s and today but will combine a workout you will love with the opportunity to share it with the community. Created by The Underground Fitness’s […]

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Data shows declining odds of Utah drivers vs. deer 

SALT LAKE CITY—Utah drivers are nearly 10 percent less likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The data indicates the odds drivers will hit a deer in Utah in the coming year are one out of 226, compared […]

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Utah Shakespeare Festival artistic director speaks to Women in Business luncheon 

ST. GEORGE—Women in Business in Cedar City will be hosting a lunch on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Stone Haven Events Center, 647 S. Cross Hollow Road, to hear from David Ivers, artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival.  Also joining the luncheon is Coding Camp, which will be sponsoring the event. Ivers […]

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Hatch, Casey bill reauthorizing emergency medical services for children passes Senate 

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and Democratic Sen. Bob Casey announced Friday that their bill to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program has passed the Senate. The legislation has made great strides to make sure that the entire spectrum of emergency medical services can be provided to children and adolescents no […]

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Viracon announces return to St. George 

ST. GEORGE – Viracon, along with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, announced plans Thursday to reopen and invest in an existing facility in Washington County. Viracon manufactures and sells high performance architectural glass. Operating since 1970, Viracon has a target market of buildings with 10 or more stories. The company currently maintains an estimated market share […]

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Fine-tuning the ‘yummy machine’ through training, hands-on healing 

ST. GEORGE – “How do you want to be healed?” It may seem like an unconventional question coming from the healer but that is exactly what you will hear when you enter the doors of Total Balance Health Wellness and Training Center – a physical and emotional healing center combining elements of massage, stretching, education […]

Rowdy’s Range takes aim at stereotypes, offers memberships 

ST. GEORGE – Ready. Aim. Fire. With its indoor, air-conditioned range, a wide variety of guns and ammunition and several courses designed for shooters to hone their skills and target personal safety, the proprietors of Rowdy’s Range and Shooters Supply – a licensed firearms dealer – have set their sights on becoming a high caliber destination […]

Welcome monument, Leeds, Utah, June 19, 2012 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

Conflict over development leads developers to sue Leeds 

ST. GEORGE – Last month a lawsuit was filed in 5th District Court claiming the Town of Leeds violated the rights of a group of developers hoping to build near the town. The lawsuit is related to the Grapevine Wash development, a long-contested issue in the small town that has not found favor among the more […]

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BLM seeks public comment on amended San Juan River business plan 

MONTICELLO — The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an amended business plan for the San Juan River. The addendum proposes moving the San Juan River noncommercial boating permit lottery and reservation system online to improve customer service and permitting efficiency. Each year, more than 11,000 visitors take river trips in San […]

‘Let’s build a zoo'; how you can help fund a local animal park 

ST. GEORGE – Imagine spending the day at the zoo. Imagine your kids becoming junior zookeepers, petting animals and learning about conservation. Imagine a zoo built by and for the community and imagine that zoo being only minutes away from your house. That is the dream of local entrepreneur Jade Moellendorf and his family as […]

St. George Mayor Jon Pike speaks with a member of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce following his state of the city address, St. George, Utah, Sept. 3, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Pike addresses state of city, future initiatives 

ST. GEORGE – Members of the public and various business and community leaders heard from Mayor Jon Pike Wednesday as he gave a state of the city address during a luncheon hosted by the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce. Pike’s address covered various topics, including the city’s financial state and initiatives for the future. […]

Enterprise Elementary School teacher Heather Day's fifth-grade class, Enterprise, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of The Horace Mann Companies, St. George News

Enterprise Elementary 5th-grade class receives donation of 60 Chromebooks 

ENTERPRISE – An Enterprise Elementary School teacher and her students are now using 60 Chromebooks to research, write and explore thanks to contributions from The Horace Mann Companies, local Horace Mann agent Tyler May, the Gates Foundation and other benefactors who donated through DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org is a website that connects teachers with donors. The project that was […]

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Blue Bunny ice cream plant closing its doors 

ST. GEORGE – Iowa-based Wells Enterprises Inc. announced it is closing its St. George Blue Bunny ice cream production facility, located at 1310 E. Commerce Drive in St. George. In a statement released Tuesday, the company said: Wells Enterprises has decided to close its ice cream plant in St. George, Utah. This decision will enable the Company to […]

House No. 1 in the Cedar City Festival of Homes features include a music studio, indoor RV parking and an outside kitchen in the backyard. Cedar City September 1, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Festival of Homes provides panorama of homebuilding design; indoor theaters to outdoor kitchens 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City community members currently in the market for a new home, or wanting to see the latest trends in homebuilding are welcome to attend the 20th annual Cedar City Festival of Homes hosted by the Iron County Home Builders Association. The 2014 Festival features a total of 14 homes spread throughout […]

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Arts Council workshops teach artists business development, 8-class series 

CEDAR CITY — Artists in the literary, performing, and visual arts who want to refine their business skills have a unique opportunity to participate in the Professional Development Workshop Series sponsored by the Cedar City Arts Council, with eight workshops spread out from Sept. 6 through Feb. 28, 2015. Debbie Drake, a program director at the Southwest […]

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