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Lee chairs Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition, Consumer Rights 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Mike Lee announced Friday that he will chair the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar as the ranking member. “This important subcommittee ensures that our nation’s antitrust laws are faithfully executed and that, above all, consumers are protected through proper congressional oversight of […]


Utah senators oppose Boxer federal land grab amendment 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee issued statements Thursday in opposition to Sen. Barbara Boxers’s, Sense of Congress amendment regarding federal protected land. Hatch said: While I respect Senator Boxer’s position, I must wholeheartedly disagre. Under no circumstances should we encourage the federal government to seize any more land from the states or from […]


Utah senators sponsor grazing protection legislation; Grand Staircase-Escalante 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee announced Thursday they are sponsoring a bill to enact the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Grazing Protection Act. The bill comes at a time when the Bureau of Land Management has reduced permitted grazing to the lowest levels the range has seen, despite recognition of grazing as an important heritage of […]


New app makes saving in St. George easy by alerting you to nearby deals 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE — How amazing would it be to know about all the coupons and deals to stores and businesses you are close to? You walk out of one shop and are alerted of a store offering 10 percent off one block away. Maybe you’re ready for lunch and your phone suddenly buzzes with […]

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Hatch cheers victory for religious freedom, Holt v. Hobbs Supreme Court decision 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court unanimously held in Holt v. Hobbs Wednesday that the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act protects the right of a prison inmate to wear a short beard as an exercise of his religious faith. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, a longtime member and former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued […]


Dixe Convention Center hosts Hero 2 Hired job fair for veterans, military members 

ST. GEORGE — Hero 2 Hired, a no cost job fair for veterans, active duty military members, military spouses and guard and reserve service members will be hosted on Thursday at the Dixie Convention Center. A job fair preparation workshop will be offered at the event and veterans specialists will be on-site to answer questions. Employers, […]


Native American habitation on Arizona Strip the topic of Brown Bag lecture Friday 

ST. GEORGE — Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument archeologist David VanAlfen will discuss early Native American habitation on Mt. Trumbull and the Arizona Strip Friday as part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Each Friday, the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service host the popular Brown Bag […]


Hatch unveils finance committee agenda, pushes back on Obama’s tax plan   

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch outlined a growth-oriented committee agenda aimed at achieving a healthy economy by pursuing bipartisan, job-creating initiatives such as reforming the tax code and enacting trade promotion authority. The chairman highlighted his oversight agenda and his […]


Chamber invites public to ‘Starry Nights Gala’ awards banquet 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 2015 Annual Community Awards and Installation Starry Nights Gala to be held Jan. 31 at the SunRiver Ballroom. The Annual Community Awards emphasize the unique mission of the St. George Chamber of Commerce to advocate a strong business environment. With a new format and […]

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BLM Monticello office seeks public input; therapy group wants special recreation permit 

MONTICELLO — The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public input on a proposal to issue a multi-year special recreation permit to conduct organized wilderness therapy on public lands in eastern San Juan County. Open Sky Wilderness Therapy proposes using 28 existing campsites, 14 new campsites, two activity areas, and various water/wood drop-off […]

Attendees at the 2015 What's Up Down South Economic Summit, St. George, Utah, Jan. 15, 2015 | Photo by Melissa Anderson, KCSG and St. George News

Attendees at economic summit positive about future; businesses, projects showcased 

ST. GEORGE – Public officials and business people came together at the 18th “What’s Up Down South” economic summit at the Dixie Center St. George, Thursday. They met to network and catch a glimpse of the economic forecast for Washington County; and for presenters and attendees alike, the forecast for 2015 is a bright one. […]

Two-time Olympian and Skeleton silver medalist in the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, Utahn Noelle Pikus-Pace, poses for a photo before addressing the "What's Up Down South" economic summit held at the Dixie Center St. George. St. George, Utah, Jan. 15, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

2-time Olympian addresses economic summit, stresses goal-setting 

ST. GEORGE – Two-time Olympian, Noelle Pikus-Pace, addressed a packed room at the Dixie Convention Center on Thursday. Part of the “What’s Up Down South” economic summit, the Winter Games athlete and skeleton silver medalist entertained and inspired the crowd with stories of her success and her trials. The sport of skeleton sees athletes steer […]

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox addresses Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce members and awards recipients as 2014 Chamber President Greg Aldred looks on, Hurricane, Utah, Jan.15, 2015| Photo by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News

Lt. Gov. Cox addresses Chamber’s awards ceremony as guest of honor 

HURRICANE – The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce held its 2014 Community Awards and 2015 Board of Directors Installation reception Thursday evening at the Hurricane Fine Arts Center with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox as its special guest and featured speaker. Spencer Cox said he felt right at home in Hurricane and that he had come to […]

Lt. Gov Spencer Cox speaking at the 2015 What's Up Down South economic summit, St. George, Utah, Jan. 15, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Summit predicts continued, steady economic growth for Washington County; STGnews Videocast 

ST GEORGE – Another year of moderate and sustained economic growth for Washington County was the forecast from the 2015 What’s Up Down South Economic Summit in Washington County Thursday. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox shared the state of Utah’s economic climate with the summit while also giving a brief preview of issues facing the Legislature […]


Pharmaceutical compounding offers alternatives to stretch mark, scar, pain treatment 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE — If you suffer from chronic pain, scarring, sinusitis, hormone deficiencies, or other chronic medical conditions and have had little success with commercially available medications, compounded medication may offer a personalized solution to aid in your struggles. Drs. Koby Taylor and Travis Jackman, co-owners and pharmacists of Fusion Specialty Pharmacy, take a […]

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