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Exterior of a Dollar General store, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Dollar General, St. George News

Short Creek’s 1st dollar store breaks ground on recently auctioned FLDS land 

COLORADO CITY, Ariz. – A formerly vacant Colorado City, Arizona, property, recently auctioned off by the United Effort Plan Trust, will soon house the very first national dollar store chain to ever take up residence in the predominantly polygamist community. Slated to open in spring 2016, a new Dollar General is currently under construction at […]

Travel blog and shopping site International Gypsy holds its first flash sale next month from Morocco. | Photo courtesy of International Gypsy, St. George News

New website, blog lets you shop the world in real-time 

ST. GEORGE – The adventure of travel and the chance to explore the hidden corners of foreign bazaars is the focus of one of Southern Utah’s newest business ventures. The International Gypsy website offers visitors the chance to experience exotic destinations and bring home a souvenir, all without ever leaving home. The travel blog and shopping […]

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Huntsman, others comment on GOP candidate positions on US-China relations 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market’s wild ride, they lashed out at the world’s most populous nation. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker demanded that President Barack Obama cancel an upcoming state visit with Chinese President Xi […]

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Adopt-A-Paws: Boutique special 

FEATURE – This week on Adopt-A-Paws we took a quick look at the PAWSitively Unique Boutique thrift store on the corner of St. George Boulevard and Bluff Street in St. George. PAWSitively volunteer Carolyn Reynolds, an England-native, said the entire store is nonprofit and run solely by volunteers. The purpose of this special thrift store at 490 W. […]

The Muddy Bees Bakery, now open in Hurricane, offers sweet baked goods along with local honey, bees and beekeeping equipment and instruction, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 24, 2015 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

Business buzz: Muddy Bees Bakery for sweets, honey, all things beekeeping 

HURRICANE – There’s a new bakery in town, and it comes with a little something different – a touch of honey. Muddy Bees Bakery recently opened its doors at 525 W. State Street in Hurricane, offering all things sweet, local and edible, as well as supplies and instruction for wannabe beekeepers. The bakery is owned […]

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street unloaded shares in practically every sector. Beijing, China, Aug. 24, 2015 | AP Photo by Mark Schiefelbein; St. George News

Stocks slump; Dow ends down 588 after early 1,000-pt. slide 

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street. Stocks regained some of that ground as the day wore on, but the Dow finished with a loss of 588 points, the eighth-worst […]

People watch trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street unloaded shares in practically every sector,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug. 24, 2015 | AP Photo by Joshua Paul, St. George News

US stocks pare losses after 1,000-point Dow plunge 

U.S. investors got a serious jolt Monday when the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,000 points minutes after the market opened in a wave of selling that circled the globe after a historic plunge in Chinese stocks. Though the declines eased significantly as the morning went on, it sent a shiver of fear through Americans […]

Bob Fredriksen, left, CH2M water operations manager, and David Sypher, public works director, look at the water pumping, Thursday, at the Animas Pump Station No. 2 in Flora Vista, N.M. The quality of San Juan River water on the Navajo Nation has returned to what it was before a spill at a Colorado gold mine sent toxic sludge into the waterway, federal officials said Thursday. Flora Vista, New Mexico, Aug. 20, 2015 | Photo by Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP; St. George News | Photo altered / stretched at left and right sides

EPA knew of ‘blowout’ risk for tainted water at gold mine 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency managers were aware of the potential for a catastrophic “blowout” at an inactive Colorado mine that could release large volumes of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals, according to documents released by the agency. EPA released the documents following prodding from The Associated Press and other […]

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Southern Utah Cares celebrates 1st anniversary 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George firm dedicated to providing service to local nonprofit organizations has reached its one-year mark. Just 12 short months ago, the Southern Utah community was introduced to a new and innovative company, based on the age-old wisdom that when individuals join together it creates greater success for all. Southern Utah Cares, an […]

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Chamber luncheon: How to effectively use media providers to promote your business 

ST. GEORGE — The George Chamber of Commerce’s “Chamber Connect” luncheon Wednesday will present a media panel made up of leaders of some of the area’s local media outlets. The members of the panel will answer a variety of questions that are designed to help local businesses learn how to best use local media services. Sample questions will include: […]

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N. Todd Leishman named Lawyer of the Year 

SALT LAKE CITY — Best Lawyers in America named 22 Durham Jones & Pinegar attorneys on its annual list. The 2016 rankings also included N. Todd Leishman as Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year in the area of mergers & acquisitions law. Attorneys listed in the 2016 edition include: Christian Anderson Corporate Governance Law Corporate […]

From left: Troy Newby, Jeri Newby, Jeff Newby at Hilltop Conoco, St. George, Utah, July 31, 2015 | Photo Courtesy of Jeff Newby, St. George News

Out of gas: Many will miss Hilltop Conoco 

ST. GEORGE —  After more than four decades in business, a fixture of St. George and a popular spot for locals closed its doors on July 31 and was demolished soon after. Where Hilltop Conoco, formerly Hilltop Chevron, stood for 44 years, a Maverik gas station will soon be constructed.    Hilltop Chevron, built in […]

Mayor Stan Smith speaks at a Town Council meeting, Springdale, Utah, August 12, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Town Council repeals franchise ban, implements mandatory recycling 

SPRINGDALE – The Springdale Town Council met Wednesday to approve a change to town code that would remove the town ban on formula, or franchise, ordinances within Springdale and also approved a mandatory recycling program for the town. Formula ordinance repeal The change to the formula ordinance comes after years of fighting a lawsuit against Izzy […]

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IRS warns taxpayers: New tricks by scam artists; $20 million in losses 

PHOENIX — Following the emergence of new variations of widespread tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service issued an alert Friday warning taxpayers again to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people. These schemes – which can occur over the phone, in e-mails or through letters […]

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City changes power rates, buys property for power line; Dixie Regional Medical Center expansion 

HURRICANE — With a light agenda, the Hurricane City Council made decisions on power rates, the purchase of property for a power line route and a chip seal project Thursday at its regular meeting. Power rates and property for a power line City Power Director Dave Imlay recommended power rate changes to City Council during the […]

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