St George News


Vaughn Hatton vies for Utah’s 2nd, willing to speak out, educate 

ST. GEORGE — Vaughn Hatton, 27, of American Fork, is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Utah. Hatton is a student of accounting at Utah Valley University, while his passion lies in astrophysics, he said accounting delivers the safest path with job security. […]


Vickers, Anderson face off again for senate District 28 

CEDAR CITY – The position for state senatorial District 28 is up for election this year. District 28 covers Beaver and Iron counties and part of Washington County. Although there is no representative from the Democratic Party, the Republican incumbent seeking re-election, Evan Vickers, does have a recognizable Republican challenger in Casey Anderson. The race will […]

Congressional hopeful Zachary Hartman banks on brutal honesty 

ST. GEORGE — Zachary Hartman has never held public office and he admits that he’s a terrible politician, yet he is vying for Chris Stewart’s position as U.S. Congressional House District 2′s representative for Utah. He is joined by fellow candidates vying for Stewart’s seat, Vaughn Hatton and Larry Meyers, all four of whom will seek the […]

YESCO facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010 | Photo by and courtesy of YESCO

News short: Yesco moving to new location in St. George area 

ST. GEORGE — Young Electric Sign Company, YESCO, announced on Wednesday that it is relocating its St. George facility to better serve customers throughout the Southern Utah region. The operation will remain in Utah’s Dixie and will continue to provide a full spectrum of custom sign and lighting services. The move will take place later […]

Giant Steps lift at Brian Head Resort | Photo by Corey Baumgartner

Brian Head Resort turns 50, discounts tickets for chair 2 retirement 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Brian Head Resort will be celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary and retirement of the Giant Steps lift, Brian Head’s “Chair Two,” Saturday. Lift tickets will be available at the discounted price of $19.64 on Saturday and Sunday, in commemoration of the resort’s opening year, 1964. The Giant Steps lift has been at Brian […]

Dr. Jim Clarke meets with a patient, Gamma West Cancer Services, St. George, Utah, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Gamma West, St. George News

Gamma West Cancer Services’ duo of Drs. Richards, Clarke; experience, innovation, latest in radiation treatment technology 

ST. GEORGE – Whether you are a physician addressing a patient’s needs or a patient staring down a cancer diagnosis there are three key questions likely to determine your choice of treatment providers: Who has proven experience? Who is current in knowledge and skill? And who has the right equipment? Gamma West Cancer Services is one place […]


Police ask public’s help in armed robbery investigation, pharmacy offers reward 

HURRICANE – Hurricane City Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance as it continues an active investigation into an armed robbery that took place on March 31. There is a reward being offered by the Hurricane Family Pharmacy in an amount up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who […]


Hatch examines ways to protect taxpayers from unethical tax preparers 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, on Tuesday delivered the following opening statement at a committee hearing examining effective ways to protect taxpayers from incompetent and unethical tax preparers: As we all know, the due date for individuals to complete and file their annual income tax returns […]

Be Hot Yoga holds ceremonial torch run on closure of Bluff Street location, opening of the new at 558 E. Riverside Drive, Suite 210, St. George, Utah, April 5-6, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Hyland, St. George News

Band of yogis run torch from old to new Be Hot Yoga studio 

ST. GEORGE – It was a last class at the Bluff Street location of Be Hot Yoga Friday for participants and supporters of the studio’s owner J.T. Brown who lost his wife to a rare form of leukemia earlier this year. In ceremonial passage, the closing was honored with a torch run to the new location […]


County Assessor needs numbers skills, people management; 3 want the job 

ST. GEORGE — Three St. George Republicans have announced their candidacy for the Washington County Assessor. The current county assessor, Arthur L. Partridge, who has served five terms, 16 years in office, is not seeking re-election. The principle responsibility of the assessor is to insure that tax payers are paying their fair and equitable share of property taxes, […]

BLM invites public comment, proposed off-road event near Cedar City 

CEDAR CITY – The Bureau of Land Management‘s Cedar City field office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment analyzing the potential impacts of a proposed competitive off-road event at the Three Peaks Special Recreation Management Area. The EA evaluates potential site-specific impacts associated with the event proposed by the Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts. […]

(L-R) Executive director Bruce Bennett, artistic director Juli Weist and board president Dan Olsen at a press conference announcing the return of St. George Musical Theater, St. George, Utah, March 29, 2014 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

St. George Musical Theater makes triumphant return; new venue, shows 

ST. GEORGE – At a press conference on Saturday, St. George Musical Theater announced its comeback from a hiatus wrought with financial and organizational difficulties. The group will produce a roster of new shows starting this fall at the historic St. George Opera House. “It’s been a long, tough road. We have waited over five […]

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