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L-R: "No Filter Show" Co-hosts Grady Sinclair, Paul Ford, visiting the castle on the point over the Bloomington subdivision of St. George, Utah, March 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Lone castle over Bloomington 

ST. GEORGE – Where there is a castle, there must be treasure, right? So thought the co-hosts of the “No Filter Show” as they mused over the solitary octagonal pink edifice that stands at the end point on the bluff between the Tonaquint region of St. George to the north and the Bloomington subdivision to the south. […]


TWIR9: Learning life’s lessons from not making the team 

COMMENTARY — Recently one of my daughters was cut from a basketball team. What team doesn’t matter, nor does it matter what coach did the cutting. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that life is full of cuts. I was cut from the basketball team in high school. I was “uninvited” from practicing with […]

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Relationship Connection: How can I tell my husband I don’t love him anymore? 

Question My husband and I have been together for going on 10 years. He is a wonderful man, very hardworking, honest, treats me well, is a good father, et cetera. The problem is me. I have fallen out of love with him. I want to love him. I have tried a lot of things, including […]


On the EDge: What we can learn from that little black and blue, or was it gold and white, dress 

OPINION – The most pressing question of the day isn’t whether the Utah Legislature will legalize medicinal cannabis (I would be pleasantly surprised if it does), nor is it whether the Republican-controlled Congress will shut down the Department of Homeland Security (they are just petty enough to do it.) No, the most pressing question of […]


Bleeding Red: 2015 Runnin’ Utes are eerily similar to Van Horn-led ’97 team 

There’s something familiar about the Utes Like a team for which I once used to root As Yogi Berra supposedly said It’s like déjà vu all over again COMMENTARY — The Runnin’ Utes have a star player who is receiving a lot of national attention, and is a finalist for many of the major individual […]


Perspectives: Group rights, abolishing personal conscience 

OPINION – Not so long ago, it was common to think of our rights in terms of individual human rights. With the spread of identity politics and political correctness, we are reaching a point where we’re allowed to only consider group rights. Collective rights artificially divide us into squabbling tribes pitted against one another in a […]

"No Filter Show" Co-host Grady Sinclair makes a remarkable find while geocaching in St. George, Utah, February 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Geocaching in St. George 

ST. GEORGE – It’s a hide and seek, a treasure hunt, a race and an adventure all wrapped up in one, it’s geocaching and it’s literally everywhere across the globe. Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair go geocaching together in St. George and one takes a trip back … to the future in this Episode 30 of the […]

The Lower Calf Creek Falls descends from the Escalante Canyons, near Boulder Town, Utah, Feb. 16, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Explore: Cascade into Lower Calf Creek Falls, Escalante Canyons; STGnews Videocast 

BOULDER, UTAH — With spring drawing near waterfalls come streaming over Southern Utah rocks and one of those worth a visit descends about 126 feet down the Escalante canyon in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: the Lower Calf Creek Falls. See the falls, click the play arrow    center of image above. The Lower Calf Creek Falls can be accessed by […]


TWIR9: With mostly new faces, 3A tourney looking for new favorites 

COMMENTARY — The ball goes live Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. So who’s ready? The 3A Boys State Basketball Tournament hits its stride Thursday morning with the Region 12 champ Richfield playing Ben Lomond, followed by Pine View and Uintah at 11:10, Desert Hills and Juan Diego at […]


Relationship Connection: My mother is self-centered 

Question My mother is the absolute center of everything in the family and has been ever since I can remember. Self-centered doesn’t begin to cover it. If she has a nail appointment over her granddaughter’s soccer game, it’s not even a question – she’s getting her nails done. If her face doesn’t look perfect in […]


On the EDge: Where’s Uncle Walter when we need him most? 

OPINION – The latest round of Media Gotcha has placed Fox News guy Bill O’Reilly in the crosshairs. Funny, but I remember when the name of the game was reporting the news, not making it. It was bound to happen, you know, that a broadcaster from the right side of the aisle was thrust under […]


Bleeding Red: Runnin’ Utes’ road effort not there in three Pac-12 losses 

On any given night, which team will come to play? When playing away, it is truly hard to say Like Jekyll & Hyde as the legend has been told Utah’s a different team at home than on the road COMMENTARY — According to the old adage, wisdom comes with age. Unfortunately, that does not necessarily […]

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Perspectives: About those calls for war with ISIS 

OPINION – Someone is itching for war. As easy as it would be to lay the blame at the feet of barbaric Middle Eastern thugs hiding behind religion, the real war lust is originating a lot closer to home. Each time the latest horrifying, perfectly produced snuff video is released, American politicians and war hawks […]

"No Filter Show" Co-hosts Grady Sinclair, Paul Ford, get sprayed off after lending a hand at the St. George Wastewater Treatment Plant, St. George, Utah, February 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: No crap, follow the flush 

ST. GEORGE – Ever wonder what happens with all that flushes from your house – or your neighbor’s house? In Episode 28 of the “No Filter Show,” Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair pay a visit and lend a helping hand to the Willy Wonka of St. George, Wastewater Manager Ben Ford, at the Water Treatment Facility – […]


Blue Blood: Cougars back on NCAA bubble, but need a signature win to get in 

COMMENTARY — A month ago, college basketball writers around the West were penning BYU’s epitaph, calling the Cougars underachievers and declaring that they’d be lucky just to get into the NIT. The writing, they declared, was on the wall. It’s easy to see why many hoops pundits felt that way. In mid-January, BYU lost back-to-back […]

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