St George News


Arts Council workshops teach artists business development, 8-class series 

CEDAR CITY — Artists in the literary, performing, and visual arts who want to refine their business skills have a unique opportunity to participate in the Professional Development Workshop Series sponsored by the Cedar City Arts Council, with eight workshops spread out from Sept. 6 through Feb. 28, 2015. Debbie Drake, a program director at the Southwest […]

Aspen in DeMotte Park in the North Kaibab Ranger District, Arizona, September 2013 | Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, Southweste​rn Region, Kaibab National Forest, St. George News

Forest Service announces timber sale on North Kaibab Ranger District 

FREDONIA, Arizona — The Kaibab National Forest will soon award its second timber sale as part of the North Kaibab Ranger District  Plateau Facilities Fire Protection Project. Following the required 30-day bid advertisement, the Plateaua Facilities Fire Protection Project South timber sale will be auctioned to the highest qualified bidder. “What most people don’t realize is […]


Cloud 9 Vapor offers alternative to smoking, 80 flavors 

WASHINGTON CITY — If you’re a smoker and ready to stomp out the last cigarette stub for good, but have given up hope on quitting after trying everything from patches to gum to Chantix, perhaps it’s time to try a nicotine vaporizer. An invention that uses liquid nicotine and an electronic vaporizer, the electronic cigarette and nicotine vaporizer have […]

Valor Hall: It’s about choice in education 

ST. GEORGE – As parents, the choices we make regarding our children begin at birth. Among the choices made are: hospital or home birth, breast or bottle feeding, store-bought or cloth diapers and processed or homemade baby food. These choices are scrutinized over and debated on “mommy blogs” around the world, and rightfully so. After all, […]

A new Subway is the first major franchise to ever open in Short Creek, Hildale, Utah, Aug. 26, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Polygamist community gains more than sandwiches with 1st major national chain 

HILDALE – A sign of the changing times in the border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, can now be seen shining green and yellow at the corner of Utah Avenue and state Route 59 in Hildale. Anywhere else in Utah, the opening of a new Subway restaurant might not garner widespread attention […]


Deck sales by competitive bidding, Dixie National Forest 

CEDAR CITY—The Dixie National Forest is offering a number of small and moderate size deck sales in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels and provide forest resources to the public. Deck sales are timber sales composed of trees that have been limbed, bucked and stacked. These decks are near roads and may contain a variety […]


BLM quarterly oil and gas lease sale results 

SALT LAKE CITY—The Bureau of Land Management-Utah received bonus bids totaling $32,928 for two parcels covering 2,063 acres at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale held at the BLM-Utah State Office in Salt Lake City on Aug. 19. The BLM sold two of the 22 offered parcels. In addition to the bonus bids, the […]


Highway use tax return due Sept. 2 for most truckers 

PHOENIX—The Internal Revenue Service is reminding truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that in most cases, their next federal highway use tax return is due on Tuesday, Sept. 2. This year’s Sept. 2 due date, pushed back two days because the normal Aug. 31 deadline falls on a Sunday, generally applies to Form […]


Letter to the Editor: Foreign aid among best programs offered by US 

OPINION – The beneficial effects of the US Foreign Aid program are both underrated and misunderstood. Often times, citizens see foreign aid as a flawed program, or as a purely charitable one. While the efforts of foreign aid are noble and helpful to individuals in developing nations, the truth surrounding foreign aid is, while the program can […]

Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah Republican Nomination Convention, Sandy, Utah, April 26, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Utah business community beats governor’s job challenge 

SALT LAKE CITY — In January 2012, Gov. Gary R. Herbert challenged the private sector to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. An audacious goal at a time when unemployment was high and job growth was low across the nation. The private sector rose to the challenge and now, three years later, the goal has […]


ALS ice buckets abound; Red Cliffs Health meets challenge, pays challenge forward; Video gallery – growing 

ST. GEORGE – Friday the staff and administration of Red Cliffs Health and Rehab doused themselves with ice water for the trending ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In addition to soaking themselves, Red Cliffs will be donating $10 dollars for every staff member, family member, and client associated with Red Cliffs who completes the challenge over the next […]

Dixie Springs residence show up in force, at Hurricane City Council. Hurricane City, Utah. August 21, 2014 | Photo by  Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News

Dixie Springs residents in force protest ‘low income’ housing program 

HURRICANE – Over the last several weeks, members of the Dixie Springs Development in Hurricane have grown concerned over plans of the Five County Association of Governments to build eight “low income” houses in their subdivision. The plan was presented at Thursday’s City Council meeting with a full house of residents and representatives expressing strong and diverse viewpoints. Opening statement […]

Staff members of Wilson Electronics dump buckets of ice water onto their heads for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in St. George on Aug. 21, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Fire Department, business team up for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Staff at Wilson Electronics spent their afternoon dousing themselves with ice water for the trending ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and with the help of the St. George Fire Department, their attempt to raise awareness for a cure of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, made quite a splash. (story […]


BLM posts proposed parcel list, oil-gas lease sales 

SALT LAKE CITY – The Bureau of Land Management-Utah posted Friday the list of parcels proposed for auction at the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale Nov. 18 in Salt Lake City.  Posting initiates a 30-day public protest period. The list includes 69 proposed parcels covering 72,236 acres in the Vernal, Price and Richfield Field Office […]


Hospitality contract opportunity announced for Grand Canyon South Rim 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of a prospectus for a business opportunity in the park to provide lodging, food services, retail, transportation, mule rides and other services at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. This business opportunity is very similar to solicitation CC-GRCA001-15A, announced on March 11, 2014, […]

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