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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 […]

Waldorf Cushion | Photo courtesy of Outdoor Living Furniture & Accessories, St. George News

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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Good records key to claiming gifts to charity on taxes 

PHOENIX, Arizona — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers planning to claim charitable donations to make sure they have the records they need before filing their 2014 tax returns. For any taxpayer, keeping good records is key to qualifying for the full charitable contribution deduction allowed by law. In particular, this includes insuring that they have received […]

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Automatic tax-filing extensions now available 

PHOENIX, Arizona — The Internal Revenue Service has reminded taxpayers who are unable to complete their tax returns on time that it’s easy to get more time to file their return —  and it can even be done online. For taxpayers who haven’t yet filed their taxes, the IRS has this advice: Don’t panic. Taxpayers who […]


Hatch, Flake promote 21st century workforce through I-Squared Act 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sens. Orrin Hatch and Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, issued statements Tuesday after underscoring the importance of passing the Immigration Innovation, or “I-Squared,” Act in a Senate judiciary committee hearing on high-skilled immigration. “In our global innovation marketplace, America cannot afford to continue to lose the talent we educate and train to our competitors,” Hatch […]

A new Barista’s Restaurant sign in Hurricane is leaving many people with a bad taste in their mouths and sparking outrage within the community, Hurricane, Utah, March 17, 2015 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Restaurant sign featuring bull’s extra-large genitalia sparks outrage, city petition 

HURRICANE – A new sign at Barista’s Restaurant, located at 460 W. State St. in Hurricane, featuring a bull’s extra-large male anatomy, is sparking outrage within the community. The sign, placed Saturday across the street from Hurricane High School, is prompting fierce backlash from angry residents who are calling the sign offensive and inappropriate, saying the depiction of the bull’s […]

Mini Indy cars race around around the Ridge Top Complex, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of SkyWest spokesman Layne Watson, St. George News

SkyWest’s Mini Indy roars around Ridge Top Complex; 15th annual charity race 

ST. GEORGE – On your mark! Get set! Go! To the Ridge Top Complex, 620 S. Airport Road in St. George,  Friday at 10 a.m. to witness the 15th annual SkyWest Mini Indy charity go-cart race. This race features local, national and international businesses as they hit the track of the affectionately named “Ridgetop Raceway” […]

Kraft Foods Group voluntarily recalls select macaroni and cheese boxed dinner, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Kraft Foods Group, St. George News

Kraft recalls 242,000 cases of macaroni and cheese 

ST. GEORGE – Kraft Foods Group announced Tuesday it is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recall is limited to the 7.25-ounce size of the original flavor of […]


Southwest Applied Technology College offers leadership excellence classes 

CEDAR CITY — Southwest Applied Technology College will be the host for a Leadership Excellence Series beginning on April 22. Katie Meeks, a local Cedar City professional and instructor for Soaring Eagle Enterprises, will facilitate this nine-unit program that includes: Intro to leadership/leadership transition Interpersonal communication skills Tone setting Morale and motivation, Coaching, positive and corrective feedback […]

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Free tax return prep available to qualifying taxpayers 

PHOENIX, Arizona — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers Tuesday who have yet to file their tax return that they may qualify to receive free tax help from IRS-trained volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or the Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. This is the fourth in a series of 10 daily IRS tips called the […]


Gas tax hike, distracted driving, criminal justice reform; what passed, what didn’t in 2015 Legislature 

ST. GEORGE – By the end of the 2015 session of the Utah Legislature Thursday night, more than 500 bills were passed by state lawmakers. Legislation related to using the firing squad as an alternative to lethal injection, along with LGBT protections and religious freedoms, made national headlines as they were passed by the Legislature. Other proposed […]

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