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Farm-fresh fun at Enterprise Cornfest 

ENTERPRISE – The 24th annual Enterprise Cornfest returns to Enterprise Saturday with events for the entire family. Southern Utahns are invited to take the scenic drive to Enterprise, located off Highway 18 about 45 minutes-drive north of St. George and 45 minutes-drive west of Cedar City, and enjoy the fruits of the farm and the […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you […]

Scenery on the run: 30th Annual Bryce Canyon Rim Run 

BRYCE CANYON — Historic Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon City hosts a day of outdoor adventure, food, prizes and unmatched scenery Saturday at the 30th annual Bryce Canyon Rim Run and Walk. Overlooking the famous red rock spires of Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park and traveling through forests of ponderosa pine, the 5-mile run/walk is one of the West’s […]


City considers 5 county hazmat co-op, Thunderbird Gardens trail system, Broadband franchise 

CEDAR CITY — At its Wednesday work meeting, the Cedar City Council considered a five-county regional hazardous materials interlocal agreement, a proposition for new bike trails within a city recreational area and a resolution for cable franchise agreement. Hazmat agreement In 2003, a hazmat interlocal agreement with Washington, Iron, Kane, Beaver and Garfield counties was made, […]


Perspectives: Resisting the divisiveness of identity politics 

OPINION – A good test of a person’s commitment to the ideal of personal liberty is found in how willing he or she is to speak out in its defense. Of course, this is easy when we’re looking out for our own self interests. A more definitive test of our personal integrity regarding liberty is […]


Blood drive locations; Red Cross needs blood before Labor Day 

ST. GEORGE—The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O-negative, B-negative and A-negative blood are especially needed. Blood donations […]


Relationship Connection: I’m being pushed away in my marriage 

Question I’ve been married about 21 years. Six months after we got married we had our first child. When this happened, my wife utterly changed from being an easy-going person to being mean all the time. She developed a short temper, mood swings, became physically abusive toward me, and yelled at me constantly. When this […]

A magical swimming hole in the greater Zion National Park area known as Toquerville Falls, LaVerkin Creek, Utah, August 10, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Explore: A swimming hole for the soul, Toquerville Falls, outside Zion 

TOQUERVILLE — Stretch out across the sunbaked sandstone terrace, flanked by a trio of pristine waterfalls in this secluded desert oasis on the outskirts of Zion National Park. Find this divine swimming hole, a gushing arrangement of cascades known as Toquerville Falls, at the end of a lonely road on the western fringe of Zion’s quieter Kolob […]

Esperanza Reyes leads an informational meeting about the IEP process at a Southern Utah Autism Support Group educational meeting, St. George, Utah, August, 19, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina

Parents get knowledge, support resources at autism, special needs meeting 

ST. GEORGE – On Tuesday evening the Southern Utah Autism Support Group along with the Utah Parent Center  - a parent-to-parent training and information center based in Salt Lake City that helps parents of children with all disabilities and all severeties – hosted an informational meeting for parents of school-aged children with disabilities who are in need […]


On the EDge: Oh yes, it is a matter of race 

OPINION – Let me see if I’ve got this right. If you are some redneck G.I. Joe wannabe wearing store-bought camouflage, you can point a loaded semiautomatic weapon at law enforcement with impunity. If you are black, you assemble to probe the questionable death of a community member, and stand there with hands up, you […]

Surveillance photo from McArthur Jewelers in St. George shows suspects in JK Jewelers theft of Aug. 18, 2014, St. George, Utah, photos undated | Photos courtesy of Kristy Goodrich, verified as suspects by St. George Police Department; St. George News

Jewelry theft suspects steal ring here, caught on video there 

ST. GEORGE – A man walked into JK Jewelers, 720 S. River Road in St. George, Monday afternoon pretending to shop for an engagement ring, then fled from the store with a ring in hand and drove away with another man. Two men caught on surveillance video by McArthur Jewelers are  believed by St. George Police detectives to be the […]

Deer watches normally dry Fort Pearce Wash turn into a rushing river, flash flooding in St. George, Utah, Aug. 18, 2014 | Photo by Jared Abel, courtesy of Lisa Abel, St. George News

Flash flood watch, weather for Southern Utah 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch” in effect for much of central and southern Utah, including Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver counties, in effect all day Tuesday and through the evening. Conditions Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding are expected across the watch […]

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