Have you ever flown out of St. George before? SGU is so convenient, if you're flying to Salt Lake City! You're up in the air for about 40 minutes and suddenly you're in Salt Lake, instead of that 4-hour drive. It's so nice! Currently, you can fly to Salt Lake City, Denver, and Phoenix from St. George.

Here are the TOP LOCATIONS we need to add to the St. George Airport:

Las Vegas:

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I'm sure this will never happen, but this would be SO CONVENIENT! Instead of a 2-hour drive, it would be about a 35 minute flight, but more conveniently, it would be used used for a connection flight FROM Las Vegas. So, if you're flying to Hawaii, you can book right out of St. George first!

Los Angeles:

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We actually used to have a flight that connected to LAX in the past, but they got rid of it. Like the Las Vegas flight, this would be nice for connecting flights, or if you just wanted to go to the beach for the weekend!

Santa Ana:

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This one is actually my #1! The Santa Ana Airport is the closest airport to Disneyland. We know that here in Utah, we are full of Disney fans! That would be a flight that I would absolutely take, instead of that 6 hour drive into Southern California! In just over an hour, we'd be touching down just outside of Disneyland!

Houston:

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I knew we needed a Texas location on the list. It was rumored years ago that Dallas was going to be a destination out of St. George, but Houston might make more sense! Houston is a massive city, a massive airport, and it's close to Galveston - A huge port for cruises into the Caribbean.

Chicago:

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Chicago is such an awesome city, I've been a few times, and it could be a nice flight into Chicago. It would be the furthest East location that we would have out of St. George.

Now, these destinations would only be cool if it was affordable as well. The St. George Shuttle into Vegas is around $40. But I would absolutely do that flight if it was around $50 or $60. But it's WAY TOO EXPENSIVE to fly into Salt Lake, as is. We need to fix that.

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RIP: Part Of Our St. George Childhood Has Been KILLED!

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For those that grew up in St. George, Fiesta Fun has FOR SURE been a staple in your upbringing! You've been there when It was the old building, and when there was a driving range. The Go-Carts, the mini-golf, the bumper boats, the batting cages, and the arcade! Now, Fiesta Fun is much bigger! There's a huge bowling alley and even laser tag!

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Today, I drove past Fiesta Fun to see that a part of my childhood has died. The Fiesta Fun Go-Kart track is completely gone. It's torn to bits. Not only the Go-Kart track, but also the Bumper Boat pond. They're both being renovated to be bigger!

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According to Fiesta Fun, the Go-Kart track, which was 700 feet in length will now be 900 feet in length! The pond will also be much "Bigger and Better" according to Fiesta Fun. The boats closed down on October 1, 2023, and the last ride on the old Go-Kart track was in late November, 2023.

The good news in all this... Is that the new Go-Kart track should be opened in February of 2024, so we're almost there! It's also set to be so much better and way more fun! No word yet on if the Go-Karts or Bumper Boats will be upgraded, or just the track and pond.

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Ew: Southern Utah's UGLIEST Eye Sores!

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What is an "Eye Sore"? Google gives the definition of "Something displeasing to the sight."

St. George, Utah is gorgeous... But it definitely has it's fair share of Eye Sores around town... Here are some of the TOP EYE SORES according to Southern Utah's Citizens!

The question of "What are some of the WORST EYE SORES in Southern Utah??", was posted onto the Facebook group: St. George Word Of Mouth.

Here are some of the TOP Eye Sores in St. George:

The Old Magelby's/ Crystal Inn on Hilton Drive:

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This place is ROUGH! Luckily though, someone has bought it and is redoing it! It will be pretty again and not such an eyesore... But right now, it needs a lot of help!

Jim McCune says "The big red hillside scar by the D takes the cake!":

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I've noticed this my whole life here in St. George and it looks pretty awful. I'm not exactly sure what the plan was here... But It's taken a ton of beauty away from that hillside.

The Chevron in Hurricane:

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This one had A TON of submissions on Facebook. I used to go to this Burger King drive-thru as a kid with my grandpa... but now: YIKES!

These boarded up condos off Bluff Street that are LITERALLY falling off the hill:

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I believe the culprit is BLUE CLAY. The homes are quite literally sliding off this hill. The homes look condemned and boarded up. I know a few have been removed out of fear of them crashing down into Pier 49 Pizza.

The old Dairy Queen also off Bluff Street:

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The old Dairy Queen building is just below the condemned condos, and they've been gone for probably close to 8 years now. I had many great memories in this building... and now: It just looks HAUNTED AND SPOOKY!

This new... Dead Weed, Dead Tree, Gravel Area at the Bloomington Walmart:

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I was driving home from the Bloomington Walmart the other day and noticed THIS monstrosity! It used to be a grass area where people would eat, and play with their dogs. But apparently the drought made them pull the grass out and put in gravel. Now the trees are dying, the bushes are dying... and lots of weeds too. It's pretty bad.

MOST SHOCKING COMMENT:
Julie Caplin says "The New Mormon Temple in Washington":

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This one totally surprised me. I have no affiliation to this temple, but MAN, I think it's a gorgeous building. Is this an EYE SORE? What do you think?!

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Times St. George, Utah Was Mentioned On HUGE TV Shows!

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1. Breaking Bad:

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Breaking Bad... The GREATEST show of all time mentions St. George, Utah! THAT'S RIGHT! ST. GEORGE, UTAH WAS IN BREAKING BAD... Kinda.

Remember the NOTORIOUS Plane Crash where things were falling from the skies and the entire city of Albuquerque was morning? Do you remember that one of the planes that crashed was a chartered plane FROM ST. GEORGE, UTAH?! Yep! Our claim to fame!

2. SNL:

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November 1, 2014 during Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update... St. George, Utah was mentioned by host Colin Jost. This happened because a "Dance" was happening at Fiesta Family Fun Center... WITHOUT A PERMIT! They shut down the dance! NO DANCING ALLOWED! Jost said: "Residents of St. George, Utah, are upset about a new city ordinance that prohibits dancing events without a permit. I’m on it, said Kevin Bacon."

Another claim to fame... This one, kind of embarrassing.

3. Prison Break:

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I was minding my own business watching Fox's hit show: Prison Break and I saw THIS very recognizable place... But wait! That IS NOT Albuquerque! That is my home town, St. George, Utah! Things have changed a little bit since then, but the road you're looking down on is Bluff Street looking north toward Sunset Boulevard. But those red bluffs are TOO RECOGNIZABLE!

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4. When this went ULTRA VIRAL everywhere:

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Remember during the pandemic when people from all over gathered in St. George for a "No Mask Rally"? Well, this lady stole the show with her comments... "Another reason I hate masks: Most child molesters love 'em." Not our finest moment on TV.

5. Jimmy Kimmel Live!:

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Remember during Covid when Jimmy Kimmel and Jennifer Aniston surprised St. George nurse, Kimball Fairbanks? She was a nurse who contracted Covid and was separated from her children. They hung out for a while before Postmates gifted Kimball with a $10,000 Gift Card, and gift cards for all the nurses on Kimball's floor at the St. George Hospital.

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The LDS Church NEEDS To Change THIS... And Attendance Will SKYROCKET In Southern Utah!

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Nowhere in the Bible does it say "CHURCH NEEDS TO BE BORING!" If church wants to see higher attendance, we need to add a little fun and excitement into the building! Here's my ideas!

1. Clapping and Cheering after someone speaks, performs, or prays:

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Every time I'm at church, or a funeral... It always feels SO WEIRD to not cheer for someone after they just belted out a 3 minute song, or a great speech! I'm like COME ON GUYS! GIVE IT UP FOR MY GUY! I'd LOVE to give a speech that I put a week into and have people cheer for me.

2. Popcorn Vendor going up and down the aisles:

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It doesn't have to be distracting, but It could help keep me awake and eating popcorn hurts NOBODY. I think this should definitely be a thing!

3: Eating allowed:

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Again, more eating. Let's do a potluck starting at 11:30. Get your plate of food, go sit down and eat while the meeting is happening. I can listen and eat. I will probably listen EVEN BETTER if I get to eat during the meeting!

4. TV's with the game on behind the pulpit:

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A lot of people miss out on church because there's a big game on! Boom, put a couple TVs in! Volume down, of course. That doesn't hurt ANYBODY!

5. MORE crazy people:

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Have you ever been to church when a crazy person starts going on about some nonsense at the pulpit, and they drag them off the stage? I have! And it's awesome! Plus... Great marketing for church in general! You know you would go to work the next day and tell EVERYONE about it! People would go "Shoot! I wanna go to church and see that!"

6. Better Hours! Start Church at Noon daily:

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What is this "Start church at 9am" BS?! It's the WEEKEND! LET ME SLEEP IN! Noon seems fine. Sleep until 11. Shower. Head on down for a fun couple hours at church!

7. Live Music:

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I know some churches do this... Why not more? God gave these people amazing talents. SHOW THEM OFF! That's way better than hearing about some guy taking down a giant with a rock! I wanna see REAL LIFE GOD GIVEN TALENT!

8. Slideshows prepared by speaker:

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Instead of boring me with your speech about your mission... Build a slideshow that runs behind you! I'm a VISUAL LEARNER! Take a couple hours, build an awesome slide show, and I'll definitely pay better attention!

9. Themed Days: 

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I love a THEMED DAY! Hippie Day. Camouflage Day. Funny Hat Day. There are SO MANY possibilities! This could be a lot of fun. If someone was like "Hey it's Sports Jersey Day at church, man." YOU KNOW You'd be like... alright let me find my Jerry Rice jersey!

10. Less Bible stuff... More "How to be a great person" Stuff:

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This one I believe to my absolute CORE! We're here to be better people. Let's have some speeches about that! I wanna hear how you broke your addiction to cocaine and strippers and how you're here today with your family! Tell me how you built your business up to 1000 employees! I'm SO INTERESTED in that!

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The Deals Have Arrived: Bed Bath & Beyond Going Out Of Business Sale Has Began!

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Bed Bath & Beyond announced earlier this week, they'll be closing their doors permanently.  They are NO LONGER accepting any coupons, however!

Here are the deals they've got in store TODAY:

30% off mirrors:

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Sale: $3.00 glassware!

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25% off Our Table open stock Mugs & Glasses:

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25% off Simply Essential Placemats:

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25% Off Everhome Cora Over-The-Toilet Space Saver:

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25% off Nest Well Slippers:

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25% off Studio 3B & Everhome Toilet Accessories:

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Buy one, get one 50% off Everhome Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels (Solid Colors only):

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The sales will increase as Bed Bath & Beyond get closer to closing their doors forever. Once again, Bed Bath & Beyond will NOT accept your coupons from here on.

I will update as more sales happen!

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ANOTHER Southern Utah Store Files For Bankruptcy, Closing All Stores

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Bed. Bath. Beyond. Bye. Bye.

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That's right. Bed Bath & Beyond is a GONER! The company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. ALL 360 locations will be closing, as well as the 120 Buy Buy Baby stores.

However, the 360 Bed Bath & Beyond stores and the 120 Buy Buy Baby stores will remain open for the time being as it works to liquidate assets.

Bed Bath & Beyond has been hanging by a thread for some time, and they've tried many Hail Mary, last ditch efforts... coming up empty handed.

Word on the street is: your 20%-off coupons will NOT be accepted on Wednesday, SO GO USE THEM BEFORE WEDNESDAY, THE 26TH!

Bed Bath & Beyond expects to offer "Deep Discounts" on their products as part of it's going-out-of-business sales. We can even expect to see 70% off liquidation prices!

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NEW STORE ALERT!!

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There's an opening in a pretty PRIME SPOT in Washington!

The location is next to Kohl's in the parking lot by In-N-Out Burger, Del Taco, and Best Buy. What could it be?

In the facebook group "St. George Word Of Mouth", somebody asked this question:

What is going in next to Kohl’s? I’ve heard some people say TJ Maxx and others say Ross. Please let it be TJ Maxx!"

The comments blew up, with some people saying they heard it was TJ Maxx or Marshall's. Some people hoping for a Trader Joe's, while others are hoping for a Hobby Lobby.

According to the comments, it seems evident that the store coming to that location is...

ROSS DRESS FOR LESS! (Their 2nd location in the St. George Area.)

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Some are happy about a 2nd Ross location, while others are upset... Like Kathi Darhar who said, "We dont need another ross. They are junky stores." and Jennifer Guzman who said, "ROSS SUCKS!"

However, multiple commenters have confirmed it is, indeed, Ross Dress For Less. Apparently, this has been years in the works to get their 2nd location there, and they now have the Washington City Permits.

Here are some stores I believe would be/ could be a BIG HIT here in Southern Utah.

  • Cheesecake Factory! (How do we not have one yet?!)
  • Trader Joe's (I have a feeling one is coming In the new Desert Color development)
  • Hobby Lobby (I've never even been inside one, I just know everybody drools over Hobby Lobby!)
  • Menard's (These are HUGE in the midwest. It's like a Home Depot meets Target meets Walmart. LOVE THAT PLACE! You can get ANYTHING there!)
  • Urban Outfitters (UO is in nearly EVERY major mall in America, the prices are expensive but I REALLY LOVE that place. It's always packed! 

I know someday soon i'll be here writing about a great HUGE store coming to Southern Utah! I can't wait!

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