I-15 is one of the BIGGEST interstates in the entire country, and it runs right though the middle of our state! With the amount of growth that is projected for Southern Utah, we need some I-15 Interchanges (exits) badly! The St. George Area now has eight exits with nine & ten on the way in the coming years. But Cedar City ALSO really needs some exits up there on I-15!

Here are some of the TOP SPOTS that I believe could really use an exit on I-15 in the Cedar City area:

Enoch off Midvalley Road:

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This one probably makes the most sense for Enoch residents. Instead of going all the way down to Exit 62 and backtrack a few miles back to Enoch.

New University Exit:

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Cedar is home to a HUGE University! It would be really nice to have an Exit right by the football field on the East side and student housing on the West side. You would be two minutes to SUU, and we could all avoid Exit 59 that you need to go 20 MPH coming off the freeway. That doesn't feel safe.

Airport/Hospital Exit:

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I'm a big believer that we need to have easy access to the hospitals in the area, and this exit would give us REAL easy access to the hospital. This Exit would also bring us a lot closer to the Cedar City Regional Airport. We could be to both the hospital or the Airport in under 5 minutes off the freeway.

Where would YOU like to see a new Interchange off I-15?

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YES! A MUCH NEEDED I-15 Exit Could Be Coming!

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A new I-15 interchange may soon be coming to St. George! An "Interchange" would be a new freeway exit and freeway entrance. The new entrance and exit would be coming to 700 South. The project has been postponed, however due to the widening of I-15 from St. George Boulevard to Bluff Street.

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This new interchange would bring an exit less than a mile to Utah Tech University and St. George Regional Hospital. The new exit would be Exit 7 on Interstate 15. This would give St. George/Washington 9 overall I-15 exits.

The Northbound offramp/exit would be here (pictured below) next to that big pink Doctor's office building on the south side of 700 South.

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The Northbound onramp/entrance would be here (pictured below) next to the big Tuacahn Billboard on the north side of 700 South.

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The Southbound offramp/exit would be here (pictured below) in front of the Dudley Leavitt Apartments, next to the gas station on the corner of 700 South and 800 East.

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The Southbound onramp/entrance would be here (pictured below) east of the Heritage Home & Garden building on the south side of 700 South.

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But that's not all... This would also call for 700 South to be WIDENED, new lanes, sidewalks, and trails!

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However, with most construction in the area, not EVERYONE is happy. Would you be happy with a new I-15 Interchange? Or would you prefer it to not happen?

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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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