June 30, 2011

Chris Proctor – Concert in the Park 7:30pm


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On July 11th, Chris Proctor well known for his Contemporary Guitar playing will be giving a FREE public performance at 7:30pm at the Vernon Worthen Park at 300 S 400 E, in St. George.  The park is only 3 blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills.

The Best Western Coral Hills is a proud sponsor of the 2011 St. George Concert in the Park Series.  All concerts are open to the public and free of charge.  Hosted every second Monday from April through September and start at 7:30pm

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June 27, 2011

St George Tabernacle

Among the most beautiful building in St. George—and an excellent example of fine old-world craftsmanship, from the hand-quarried red stone walls to the intricate interior woodwork. Its craftsmen finished pine, which was all they had, to look like exotic hardwoods and even marble. Completed in 1876 after 13 years of work, the Tabernacle served as a house of worship and town meeting hall. During the 1880s, when a nearby silver strike brought many Catholics to the area, the Tabernacle was used for a Roman Catholic High Mass led by a Roman Catholic priest, but with music from the liturgy sung by the local Mormon choir—in Latin. Today, the Tabernacle functions as a community center, presenting free weekly concerts and other cultural events. The guided tour takes about half an hour.

At Tabernacle St
18 S. Main St
St. George, Utah
Parking: Summer daily 9am-6pm; rest of year daily 9am-5pm
Price: ALL guided tours, concerts, and presentations are FREE.  See schedule of events in the front office of the Best Western Coral Hills.

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June 25, 2011

Fourth of July 2011 in St. George, Utah

Events will be held July 4th


7:30 – 10:00 am
Staheli’s Catering Early Morning Breakfast – Adults $6.00 / Children (12 & under) $4.00 Everyone is invited to start the day with a complete pancake, eggs, hashbrowns, and beverage breakfast.

“Amazing American Heroes” City of St. George 4th of July Celebration Parade Line the surrounding streets of Vernon Worthen Park for this patriotic spectacle!!! FREE TO ENTER A FLOAT/ OR GROUP!!!

9:00 am
National Anthem – Performed by Kelly Thayer

9:10am – 1:00pm
City of St. George Independence Day Fun & Games Extravaganza Bring the whole family for a fun day in the park! Many activities are free:

There will be music, food booths, face painting, cotton candy, watermelon seed spitting contest, bounce houses, Water Wars, Frisbee toss, football throw, homerun derby, dunk tank, climbing wall, dancing, obstacle course, our famous 100 foot Slip-n-Slide and new this year.

St. George’s Finest Talent Competition!

10:00 am
Zumba in the Park
Karaoke in the Park

1:00 pm
Hotdog Eating Contest sponsored by Lins Marketplace

Contestants will be chosen based on best costume and creativity.

8:00 – 10:00 pm
KONY Country Presents FREE CONCERT IN THE SUNBOWL – Marshal Reign
Dixie Sunbowl (100 S 400 E) Admission is free

10:00 pm
Giant Fireworks Display

A spectacular fireworks display will begin at approximately following the free concert.

KONY Radio will broadcast live, during the FREE CONCERT at 8:00 pm and will also provide special musical accompaniment throughout the fireworks display.

For more information call the St. George Recreation Center at (435) 627-4560  

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June 20, 2011

Brigham Young Home

Brigham Young, as the locals say, was St. George’s first snowbird. As Young aged and began suffering from arthritis, he found that St. George’s warm, dry and snowless winters eased his discomfort. The original portion of his home was begun in 1869 and completed in 1871. The front addition—what most would call the main part of the house—was completed in 1873. Made from adobe, plaster and local rock, the two-story home is indicative of homebuilding in Utah at the time, when homes had large wrap-around front porches, thick insulating walls, a vegetable storage room in the basement, and three or more bedrooms. Young’s home also had a detached office with telegraph station, and a large office-style master bedroom upstairs. The home also has an ingenious ventilation system where warm air flows out through the ceiling into the attic and out of the house. Orchards and gardens surrounded the home on three sides.

The Brigham Young Winter Home sits in a neighborhood of pioneer homes, many of them wonderfully restored. Some homes are open to the public, others offer tours, and some are not open to the public. A few, such as the Seven Wives Inn (diagonally across from the Young home), are businesses. More than two-dozen of St. George’s finest historic homes and buildings can be seen on a walking tour of the downtown area. The Brigham Young Winter Home is located only three blocks away from Best Western Coral Hills at the southeast corner of 200 North and 100 West. It is open for tours daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (until 7:00 p.m. in spring and until 8:00 p.m. in summer). For more information call (435) 673-5181.

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June 18, 2011

Tax Exempt Changes at Hotels

Effective July 1, 2011 hotel guest affiliated with certain tax exempt entities will be required to pay all lodging taxes at the time of purchase.  Tax exempt entities recognized by the State of Utah may be eligible for tax exempt status for hotel stays but will need to file a refund claim for taxes paid from the Utah State Tax Commission.

There are a few exceptions to the change. You will not need to pay the tax upfront if you qualify as one of the following and sign a TC-721 or TC-721G certificate.

Exceptions to the new law are:

  1. Federal entities and registered diplomats

2.  Religious and Charitable organizations making purchases of $1,000 or more, or who have entered into a tax-exempt contract with the hotel.

If your organization qualifies for a reimbursement of sales or transient room tax please contact the Utah State Tax Commission for filing directions.

Find information and the necessary forms at www.tax.utah.gov.

If you have questions please contact the Utah State Tax Commission at 801-297-2200.

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June 16, 2011

Zion Factory Outlet Store Coupons

Zion Outlet Stores

 Shop at The Outlets at Zion in St. George, Utah where you can experience famous name brand shopping at outlet prices.   With over 30 premium shops and restaurants, The Outlets at Zion is your elite shopping place for the entire family.  With retailers like Polo Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Eddie Bauer and Perfumania and great restaurants like Outback Steakhouse and Starbuck’s, The Outlets at Zion offers metropolitan shopping in the unique beauty of the southwest desert.

The Outlets at Zion are conveniently located off I-15 at exit 8 in sunny St. George, Utah. The Outlets at Zion is only 1.5 hours north of Las Vegas, less than 3 hours from the Grand Canyon and 45 minutes south of Zion National Park. St. George, Utah offers award winning spas, championship golf courses, a rich history of art and culture and a variety of outdoor activities.

Zion Outlet Stores

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June 13, 2011

Pipe Springs National Monument

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Located 60 miles from St. George it is located between Colorado City and Fredonia along the Arizona Route 389 and in the middle of the Kaibab Paiute Reservation.

Visitors are welcome to tour historic out-buildings and a scenic half-mile ridge trail at their own pace. A visitor center and museum shared by the National Park Service and the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians offers an extensive array of high quality exhibits on Southern Paiute and pioneer culture and history.

The centerpiece of the monument is the old fort built by early settlers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to protect the springs that gave the monument its name. Guides offer historic tours of the fort which has an interesting story intimately connected to the history of St. George.

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June 9, 2011

The Painted Pony Restaurant

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A culinary island in Southern Utah, the Painted Pony brings a touch of Southwestern class – and intriguing flavors – to St. George. The restaurant, tucked away in Ancestor Square, is exceptionally clean and cozy, with contemporary Southwestern art, fresh flowers, and — in the evening — a top notch romantic atmosphere with subdued lighting and patio dining. 

Serving Lunch & Dinner Monday – Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm & Sunday 4pm – 9pm, 435-634-1700.

Painted Pony Interior

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June 6, 2011

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

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Best Western is the official hotel of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.  If you are a guest who is traveling by motorcycle please make us aware at time of reservation and we will be certain to have a bucket and towels ready for wiping down your bike.

Click on the Logo to link to the Harley-Davidson Dealership located in Washington, Utah.  It is located just off exit 16 on highway 9 on the way to Zion National Park.

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June 2, 2011

Kerry Christensen – Concert in the Park 7:30pm


Kerry Christensen

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On June 13th, Kerry Christensen well known for his Alpine/Western Yodeling will be giving a FREE public performance at 7:30pm at the Vernon Worthen Park at 300 S 400 E, in St. George.  The park is only 3 blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills.

The Best Western Coral Hills is a proud sponsor of the 2011 St. George Concert in the Park Series.  All concerts are open to the public and free of charge.  Hosted every second Monday from April through September and start at 7:30pm

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