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Hurricane approves controversial subdivision, grants variance for new business’ beer license 

HURRICANE – Thursday night, Hurricane City Council’s longest discussion concerned the possible approval of a subdivision with collapsible soil. The council also discussed a variance for a beer license, heard a report about the recent Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival and recognized the good deeds of four of its citizens. South Fields subdivision Representatives from WW Properties […]

Stephen Wade speaking to the City Council about St. George being picked to be a Mercedes-Benz dealer location, St. George, Utah, April 16, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Mercedes-Benz dealership approved for St. George 

ST. GEORGE – A zoning change unanimously-approved by the City Council Thursday is paving the way for a new addition to the Stephen Wade Auto Center – a new Mercedes-Benz dealership. Located on the northwest corner of Hilton Drive and Black Ridge Drive, the 2.2-acre property will see the construction of a 20,000-square-foot facility housing […]

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Corporate sports challenge: ‘Play it Forward’ for The Learning Center; registration deadline 

ST. GEORGE — Businesses and individuals interested in networking and some lighthearted competition are gathering at the Washington City Community Center Friday at 8 a.m. to participate in the corporate sports challenge for the benefit of The Learning Center for Families. The Learning Center serves families with infants and toddlers who are vulnerable due to poor health, […]


No Filter: Find your attainable dream at Seven Oaks 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE – Birthdays, May Day and let’s not forget Mother’s Day just one month away, these are three good reasons to plan and deliver a present that shines. “No Filter Show” Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair aim to assist with a visit to Seven Oaks Fine Jewelers. Find your attainable dream, click    above for a full-on […]

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BLM plans Little Valley Prescribed Fire project near Scipio 

FILLMORE — Bureau of Land Management West Desert District fire personnel will conduct a prescribed fire on 658 acres in the Valley Mountains this spring, weather and burning conditions permitting. The Little Valley Prescribed Fire project area is located 8 miles southeast of Scipio.  The project area is expected to take several days to complete.  Smoke […]


Utah bans contact lens price-fixing; viewpoints 

ST. GEORGE – In what some consumer advocates are calling a victory, the Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act Amendments, was signed into law March 27, making Utah the first state to ban contact lens manufacturers from fixing retail prices on contact lenses through unilateral pricing policies. The law is industry-specific, and to the thinking of some is an […]

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Workshop aims to elevate nonprofits in national conversation 

SANTA CLARA – Dianne Browning, a member of Sen. Orrin Hatch’s staff, will give a workshop Thursday titled “Federal Partnership: Elevating the Local Voice in the National Conversation,” at the Santa Clara City offices. If you have ever said, “D.C. doesn’t care what happens in my town,” “My member of Congress doesn’t vote the way I want him/her […]

During a visit to Utah, Pres. Barack Obama spoke about renewable energy and a goal to created 75,000 new jobs in the solar power industry by 2020, plus the launch of a program aimed at helping veterans get training in the solar power industry, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, April, 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of, St. George News

Obama announces solar job training initiative, meets with state, LDS officials 

HILL AIR FORCE BASE – During his first presidential visit to Utah, Barack Obama spoke at Hill Air Force Base Friday concerning renewable energy, associated job creation and the launch of a solar industry employment initiative for veterans. The president gave his speech while standing in front of solar panels installed at Hill Air Force […]

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Nonprofits Association, League of Cities host Town Hall Social; federal engagement workshop 

ST. GEORGE – The Utah Nonprofits Association, Southern Utah nonprofit organizations and the Utah League of Cities and Towns are pleased to announce their first partnership project, a Town Hall Social on Thursday from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive in St. George. Town Hall Social This event is part of the […]

Owner of Barista’s Restaurant has bull’s penis removed from his restaurant sign that sparked outrage within the community over the bull’s extra-large male anatomy, Hurricane, Utah, March 27, 2015 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Large penis removed from Barista’s bull sculpture 

HURRICANE – The bull sculpture atop Barista’s restaurant at 460 W. State St. in Hurricane, made famous over the last few weeks after it sparked outrage in the community over its extra-large male anatomy, received a penectomy of sorts Friday when the owner decided to have the bull’s penis removed. “The famous weenie’s gone,” Barista’s Restaurant Owner Stephen Ward […]


Regents approve tuition hike, Dixie State gets much-needed student housing; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The Utah State Board of Regents convened Friday at Dixie State University in St. George, approving a 3 percent tuition increase for all eight Utah colleges and universities, the lowest increase in several years. For a typical Utah resident undergraduate at DSU, that translates to a $114 increase in annual tuition, from $3,794 […]

Waffle Bliss food truck in St. George, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Waffle Bliss's Facebook, St. George News

A-List: The tastiest food trucks in town 

OPINION – Boasting everything from deep fried cheesecake to reuben style french fries, it’s safe to say that food trucks are on a roll in Southern Utah. On a quest to find out the real deal about the wheels, I invited “No Filter Show” Co-hosts, Paul and Grady, to help me get the 411 on these tasty […]

Dixie 4 Wheel Drive's completed custom Jeep, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Bryce Thompson, St. George News

Gearing up to hit the trail; Moab’s Easter Jeep Safari 

MOAB – Thousands of four-wheel drive enthusiasts from around the world will converge on Moab this weekend for the annual Easter Jeep Safari – a nine-day event that begins Saturday and continues through April 5. “That’s what Moab is known for is Easter Jeep Safari,” Dixie 4 Wheel Drive General Manager Bryce Thompson said. “It […]

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Upscale outdoor furniture showroom opens in St. George 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE — Most people relocate to Southern Utah for the abundant sunshine, ideal climate and the peaceful atmosphere. Having an outdoor living space that allows you to enjoy all these elements is paramount in the pursuit of serenity. Furnishing and accessorizing your outdoor living space isn’t always easy — big brand stores […]

Blackrock Motorsports - St. George Lions Club sponsored drag races at the Ridge Top Complex, St. George, Utah, April 26, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Lions Club Drag Races; corporate sponsorship available 

ST. GEORGE — The Lion’s Club’s 2015 drag races are revved up and roaring with their first event done and upcoming events scheduled in May, September and October. See video report from Saturday’s kickoff: Racing on the ridge attracts drag fans Previous years brought vintage cars and spectators in droves. The 2015 lineup has races on May 16-17, Sept. 19-20, […]

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