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Low unemployment may push wages up in Southern Utah 

ST. GEORGE – Southern Utah unemployment is at its lowest level in several years, and this may be starting to put upward pressure on wages. It may also signal a change in the business cycle in southwest Utah. Most southwest Utah counties experienced job creation during the second quarter of 2014, with unemployment rates reaching the […]


Is it really a disorder or all in your head? Neurofeedback shows otherwise 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE — Imagine a world where issues like autism, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, and addiction are a thing of the past, a world in which people no longer suffer from these ailments and their minds function properly. Neurofeedback treatment is bringing the world closer to that goal every day. What people often refer […]


Commission hears final 2 groups seeking to take over ambulance service 

PAROWAN – In a special emergency commission meeting Friday at the Iron County Courthouse, the final two of three groups vying for private acquisition of Iron County Ambulance services had their chance to be heard by commissioners. The two groups heard at Friday’s meeting, Gold Cross Services Inc. and another consisting of four private individuals, were […]

L-R: Paul Ford, Grady Sinclair at Urban Renewal, St. George, Utah, December 2014 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Musical minute in Dixie 

ST. GEORGE – The No Filter dudes show off some music trivia prowess as they snoop out music sensations, retro and contemporary, in Episode 11 of the “No Filter Show.”  Let’s rock and let’s roll: Related posts See all the No Filter shows No Filter: 4-wheeling in DixieNo Filter: Little ‘Filter’ fans accomplish big things at Riverside ElementaryNo Filter: Free wheeling […]


How are you doing today; a checkup for the workplace 

FEATURE — Consider the awe-inspiring human body, its beauty and complexity, its resiliency. When healthy, the body is capable of achieving optimum fitness and agility. “Lifestyle changes that include healthier diets, regular physical activity, and weight loss of 7-10 percent have shown phenomenal health benefits that can be more effective than medications,” said David Katz, author of the […]


Department store offers current apparel with old-fashioned service 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE — ‘Tis the season for crowded stores, grumpy employees, and battling your neighbor for that last sweater on the shelf — right? Wrong. There is an alternative to the big box retailers that is local, centered around customer service, and offers just as competitive pricing. Christensen’s Department Store has been a part of […]


Hatch outlines pension reform, retirement savings 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, delivered the following remarks Monday on pension reform and retirement savings at the Financial Services Roundtable: I want to thank the Financial Services Roundtable for holding this important conference on retirement security and savings policy and for having me here today. This is an […]


Sunday Circular: Find local deals, holiday shopping season 

ST. GEORGE – Making a list and checking it twice? With Christmas just one and a half weeks away, area retailers are offering deals and discounts to help you find and buy your presents at any of these stores: Ace Hardware, Ashley Furniture, Wal-Mart, Dick’s, Big 5, Tuesday Morning, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Michaels, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Lowe’s, […]

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SEED Dixie awards $5,000 each to 2 startup businesses 

ST. GEORGE — Two St. George startup businesses, and Monster Mouthguards will each take away $5,000 awarded by Stimulating the Expansion of Entrepreneurial Development Dixie – SEED Dixie – to help them launch their new e-marketing campaigns. Start-up and existing enterprises submitted 22 application to SEED Dixie. The applications included their management expertise, business models and […]

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Hatch introduces SCRUB Act 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch issued the following statement after introducing the Searching for and Cutting Regulations That Are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2014: “One of the biggest problems we face as a nation is the massive accumulation of federal regulations. Administrative rules now impose an estimated burden of $1.86 trillion on the nation’s economy—roughly $15,000 […]

Photo of the 2014 Gingerbread Tour winner, Judd's Store, at 62 W. Tabernacle St, St George, Dec. 12 2014 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

Gingerbread Tour Celebration, winner announced; STGnews Videocast 

ST GEORGE – The Gingerbread Tour Grand Finale Celebration was full of holiday cheer Friday evening. The mayor’s annual switching-on of downtown St. George’s holiday lights kicked off the event, as Bloomington Hills Elementary School’s choir welcomed Santa Claus to the stage with a song. Main Street was full of hundreds of participants casting their votes […]

St. George startup, Helidyne, gives a demonstration of their planetary rotor expander units at their new test stand located at the Red Rock Power Generating facility, St. George, Utah, Dec. 11, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

St. George startup Helidyne goes from garage to oil platform, gives planetary rotor expander demo 

ST. GEORGE – Thursday and Friday, St. George startup company Helidyne LLC held equipment demonstrations at its newly completed test stand, located at the City of St. George Red Rock generating facility. Founded in 2008, Helidyne has developed “a new rotary positive displacement gas expander for waste pressure recovery applications,” according to a Helidyne press release. […]


Governor proposes $14.4 billion budget, includes DXATC building funds 

ST. GEORGE – Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s proposed $14.4 billion budget for Utah sets aside some $500 million for new education spending, including $31.9 million which could finally give the Dixie Applied Technology College a home. The governor unveiled the fiscal year 2016 budget Thursday morning at a press conference, and spoke to reporters on a conference call Thursday evening. […]


St. George ascends as a mountain biking mecca; new trails, epic scenery, new status 

ST. GEORGE — An abundance of open space, technical trails and community support have combined to catapult the St. George area to the top of the list of premier mountain biking destinations. “As a mountain biking destination, this area is now one of the best,” said Kevin Lewis, director of sports marketing for the St. George […]


Consensus figures show strong economy has Utah in position to invest 

SALT LAKE CITY —  Just two days before Gov. Gary R. Herbert is set to roll out his state budget proposal, new consensus revenue figures show Utah’s growing and diverse economy is producing additional revenue for the state. After diverting $56 million of on-going funds and $7 million one-time funds for required earmarks, the consensus revenue forecast […]


Hatch introduces SCRUB Act

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