St George News


Deck sales by competitive bidding, Dixie National Forest 

CEDAR CITY—The Dixie National Forest is offering a number of small and moderate size deck sales in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels and provide forest resources to the public. Deck sales are timber sales composed of trees that have been limbed, bucked and stacked. These decks are near roads and may contain a variety […]


BLM quarterly oil and gas lease sale results 

SALT LAKE CITY—The Bureau of Land Management-Utah received bonus bids totaling $32,928 for two parcels covering 2,063 acres at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale held at the BLM-Utah State Office in Salt Lake City on Aug. 19. The BLM sold two of the 22 offered parcels. In addition to the bonus bids, the […]


Highway use tax return due Sept. 2 for most truckers 

PHOENIX—The Internal Revenue Service is reminding truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that in most cases, their next federal highway use tax return is due on Tuesday, Sept. 2. This year’s Sept. 2 due date, pushed back two days because the normal Aug. 31 deadline falls on a Sunday, generally applies to Form […]


Letter to the Editor: Foreign aid among best programs offered by US 

OPINION – The beneficial effects of the US Foreign Aid program are both underrated and misunderstood. Often times, citizens see foreign aid as a flawed program, or as a purely charitable one. While the efforts of foreign aid are noble and helpful to individuals in developing nations, the truth surrounding foreign aid is, while the program can […]

Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah Republican Nomination Convention, Sandy, Utah, April 26, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Utah business community beats governor’s job challenge 

SALT LAKE CITY — In January 2012, Gov. Gary R. Herbert challenged the private sector to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. An audacious goal at a time when unemployment was high and job growth was low across the nation. The private sector rose to the challenge and now, three years later, the goal has […]


ALS ice buckets abound; Red Cliffs Health meets challenge, pays challenge forward; Video gallery – growing 

ST. GEORGE – Friday the staff and administration of Red Cliffs Health and Rehab doused themselves with ice water for the trending ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In addition to soaking themselves, Red Cliffs will be donating $10 dollars for every staff member, family member, and client associated with Red Cliffs who completes the challenge over the next […]

Dixie Springs residence show up in force, at Hurricane City Council. Hurricane City, Utah. August 21, 2014 | Photo by  Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News

Dixie Springs residents in force protest ‘low income’ housing program 

HURRICANE – Over the last several weeks, members of the Dixie Springs Development in Hurricane have grown concerned over plans of the Five County Association of Governments to build eight “low income” houses in their subdivision. The plan was presented at Thursday’s City Council meeting with a full house of residents and representatives expressing strong and diverse viewpoints. Opening statement […]

Staff members of Wilson Electronics dump buckets of ice water onto their heads for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in St. George on Aug. 21, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Fire Department, business team up for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Staff at Wilson Electronics spent their afternoon dousing themselves with ice water for the trending ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and with the help of the St. George Fire Department, their attempt to raise awareness for a cure of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, made quite a splash. (story […]


BLM posts proposed parcel list, oil-gas lease sales 

SALT LAKE CITY – The Bureau of Land Management-Utah posted Friday the list of parcels proposed for auction at the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale Nov. 18 in Salt Lake City.  Posting initiates a 30-day public protest period. The list includes 69 proposed parcels covering 72,236 acres in the Vernal, Price and Richfield Field Office […]


Hospitality contract opportunity announced for Grand Canyon South Rim 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of a prospectus for a business opportunity in the park to provide lodging, food services, retail, transportation, mule rides and other services at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. This business opportunity is very similar to solicitation CC-GRCA001-15A, announced on March 11, 2014, […]


Mesquite passes med pot ordinances, Arizona cardholders may benefit 

MESQUITE, Nevada – More than 100 community members filled the Mesquite City Hall Council Chambers Tuesday evening for a public hearing on two proposed ordinances relating to the cultivation, testing and dispensing of medical marijuana within Mesquite city limits. Bills 484 and 485 were passed 4 to 1 by the Mesquite City Council, enabling a […]

Back to school on a budget; money saving tips from a local expert 

ST. GEORGE – It’s that time of year again, teachers are setting up their classrooms and handing out supply lists, giant marquees in the shape of pencils hover over every aisle of the local department store and crayons in colors enough to make even Joseph and his technicolor coat jealous are stacked on shelves. Washington […]

Providence Academy has found a home at the former Legacy Blackridge Subaru-Mitsubishi building, St. George, Utah, June 30, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

New LDS K-12 school finds home at former car dealership; registration now open 

ST. GEORGE – Providence Academy, a progressive new private school in St. George offering Christian-based curriculum centered on principles taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has found a home at the former Legacy Blackridge Subaru-Mitsubishi complex, located at 1700 S. Black Ridge Drive in St. George. Showrooms will soon be converted into […]


Valley View again named national five-star community hospital 

CEDAR CITY — Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City has been named one of the “Community Value Five-Star Hospitals” by Cleverley and Associates, a national, independent hospital review organization. The designation means Valley View has reached the top 20 percent of all hospitals in the nation, based on the value the hospitals provide for their communities. Some of the criteria […]

Mesquite City Council holds town hall meeting about proposed medical marijuana ordinance, Mesquite City Hall, Mesquite, Nevada, July 29, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Former Romney official supports Mesquite medical marijuana bills; town hall meeting 

MESQUITE, Nevada – A spirited, emotional town hall meeting in Mesquite Tuesday night drew a crowd of over 100 people discussing issues surrounding the City Council’s decision on whether or not to pass two bills that would enact city ordinances allowing and setting guidelines for facilities to grow, produce, and dispense medical marijuana and related products within Mesquite’s […]

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