St George News


Salt for sale; BLM seeks buyers 

RENO, NEVADA—The Bureau of Land Management, Nevada, is seeking interested parties with the means to buy and process approximately 5.5 million metric tons of salt. The salt is a byproduct of more than four decades of lithium carbonate processing done by Rockwood Lithium, formerly Chemetall Foote Corporation.  The salt consists of approximately 70 percent sodium […]


Megaplex remodels Stadium 8 theater, parking ordinance amended; Cedar City Youth City Council 

CEDAR CITY —  A representative of the Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres asked the Cedar City Council in its regular meeting Wednesday night to approve an amendment to the city’s parking ordinance to help the company in its remodel plans for Stadium 8 Theatres, 1040 Sage Drive. The amendment will be effective for any subject to the ordinance; […]

Washington County resident Thomas Henry was asked to have a seat by the commissioners after taking longer than the allotted two minutes to express his opposition to Proposition 3. They later invited him to finish speaking after everyone else in the room had their two minutes at the podium. Photo taken by St. George News reporter, Carin Miller.

Commission hears pros/cons of RAP Tax; tourist contributions/infinite, expensive 

ST. GEORGE – Citizens of Washington County gathered Tuesday night to voice their opinions during a special public hearing about the addition of the Proposition 3 RAP tax initiative that was recently approved for Nov. 4 election. The proposed RAP tax initiative is a specialized tax of one-tenth of one percent, or one penny for each […]


Snowboard company founder, entrepreneur lectures at business-ethics forum 

ST. GEORGE—Ryan Monson, president and founder of Monson Snowboards and American Gear Company, will be coming to Dixie State University’s Udvar-Hazy School of Business at its semimonthly Business and Ethics Forum series Thursday at noon in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building on the university campus. All are welcome to attend […]


Outdoor recreation adds economic muscle to Southern Utah 

SOUTHERN UTAH – With over 2.8 million visitors in 2013, and record-breaking months in August and September, Zion National Park has become one of the nation’s hotspots for international tourism and translates directly to the economic benefit of Southern Utah businesses that both to tourism or outdoor recreation. The National Park Service’s visitation numbers for Zion National Park […]


Sunday Circular, weeklies for St. George area 

ST. GEORGE – Enhancing your Sunday experience on St. George News, we recently added a Sunday Circular for the St. George area with weekly deals at local stores, each one click away. Weeklies for St. George area include: Wal-Mart, Dick’s, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Michaels, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Lowe’s, Home Depot, GNC, Aaron’s, Payless, Kohl’s, Kmart, Petco, Walgreens, Staples, […]

Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson addresses the St. George Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon held at the Best Western Abbey Inn, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Chamber of Commerce discusses recent lockout, expresses teacher appreciation 

ST. GEORGE – Education was the topic of the hour at Wednesday’s St. George Chamber of Commerce luncheon with Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson as the invited guest speaker. Chamber and community members were invited to attend the luncheon held at the Best Western Abbey Inn in St. George where Bergeson discussed educational […]

Map of Washington County, Utah, 2014, BLM Logo | Map courtesy of Google 2014, BLM logo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management, St. George News

BLM holds competitive land sale, 191 acres in Washington County 

ST. GEORGE — A competitive auction for six public land parcels, totaling approximately 191 acres in Washington County, will be held on Oct. 29 by the Bureau of Land Management. The parcels are identified for disposal in the St. George Field Office Resource Management Plan (1999) and Record of Plan Maintenance (2007). Auction proceedings will begin at […]


Introducing the St. George News Sunday circular 

ST. GEORGE – Enhancing your Sunday experience on St. George News, we’ve added a Sunday Circular, one page with weekly deals at area stores, each one click away. Weeklies for Wal-Mart, Dick’s, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Michaels, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Lowe’s, Home Depot, GNC, Aaron’s, Payless, Kohl’s, Kmart, Petco, Walgreens, Staples, Smith’s, Harmons, Lin’s, Albertsons, Boulevard, and […]

Donations at "Steps for Hope" were given in the form of cash-filled baby bottles, St. George, Utah, Oct. 9, 2014 | Photo by Rhonda Tommer, St. George News

Stepping out for Hope Pregnancy Care Center; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Wind, clouds and even the slight threat of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those participating in Hope Pregnancy Care Center’s “Steps for Hope” fundraiser Thursday night.  Approximately 300 people came together to walk around St. George Town Square in support of Hope. (story continues below) Videocast by Samantha Tommer, St. George News […]

St. George City Council, St. George, Utah, January 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George New

Potential land sale could lead to water park 

ST. GEORGE – City officials discussed the potential sale of a 13-acre parcel of land behind the Dixie Center St. George for $6.1 million which could be developed into a water park or other entertainment-centered ventures. The St. George City Council discussed terms and conditions of a possible purchase agreement between the city and Island […]


Living, working with disabilities: National Disability Employment Awareness Month 

ST. GEORGE — Utah’s Disability Law Center has announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The history of National […]

IRS Livestock

Drought-stricken farmers granted more time to replace livestock 

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Utah farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced. Farmers and […]


‘Heroes and Icons': KCSG-TV launches new, exclusive, family friendly network 

ST. GEORGE – As part of some of the great new changes that are coming to KCSG-Television, President and CEO Corbin Wade announced Monday the station will launch a new program lineup aimed at clean, family friendly entertainment that highlights the “Heroes and Icons” we have all come to know and love. “Change is never easy,” Wade […]

Grain mills on display at the opening of L'Chef's new assembly facility, St. George, Utah, Sept. 29, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

L’Chef opens new facility in St. George 

ST. GEORGE – L’Chef announced the opening of an assembly facility in St. George Monday. It is one of the initial steps being taken by the company to relocate much of its operational base to Southern Utah over the next few years. “L’Chef is happy to be here,” General Manager Dennis Leavitt said. L’Chef’s is […]


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