July 28, 2011

LeAnn Rimes Performs at Tuacahn

LeAnn Rimes

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Click HERE for LeAnn Rimes Website

LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 37 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the “Best New Artist” category. Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits, and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” which went to number one in eleven countries, and “How Do I Live,” which is the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Coral Hills is an ideal choice for accomdations for the concert located less than 20 minutes away.  Our beautiful St. George hotel was recently remodeled and features 42″ flat screen televisions.

$39.50 – $59.50     Thursday, August 11, 2011 – 8:30 PM MDT

Click  HERE to book your tickets directly with Tuacahn’s ONLINE BOX OFFICE!

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July 24, 2011

Pioneer Day – July 24th to be Celebrated July 25th

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The first company of Mormon pioneers, led by Brigham Young, officially entered the Valley of the Great Salt Lake on 24 July 1847. For Latter-day Saints, this event has come to signal the founding of a new homeland for the purpose of establishing their earthly Zion.

Mormon pioneers first commemorated this new beginning in 1849. The celebration took place near the spot that Young had recently designated as the site of a future temple, the holiest place in Mormondom. The observance consisted of a procession which led Brigham Young from his home to a bowery on Temple Square to which members of the nearly twenty local LDS congregations had marched earlier that morning behind their respective bishops. Under the bowery, Young presided over a devotional full of both religious reverence and zeal. The celebration ended with a thanksgiving feast for a bountiful harvest and the blessings of a merciful God.

From these obscure but auspicious beginnings, Pioneer Day (also called Covered Wagon Days, Days of `47, or simply July 24th) has grown into one of the largest regional celebrations in the United States. Salt Lake City remains the center of this observance, but the founding of a Mormon homeland is annually commemorated throughout the Mormon Culture Region and elsewhere among LDS congregations. In the words of sociologist Thomas O’Dea, Pioneer Day has become “the greatest Mormon holiday.”

July 25th will be a state holiday.  Banks, and government agencies and some businesses will be closed.

The Days of ’47 Parade will be televised on Changel 5 begining at 9:00am.

From Utah History Encyclopedia Click HERE to read more.

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July 21, 2011

Sam Payne & Cheri Call – Aug 8, Concert in the Park 7:30pm

 

Click Here for Sam Paynes Site

Click Here for Sam Paynes Site

On August 8th, Sam Payne & Cheri Call well known for their talents with Contemporary Folk Singing 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

Click Here for Cheri Call's Website

Click Here for Cheri Call's Website

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July 18, 2011

There’s an APP for Zion National Park!

Zion National Park

Zion National Park "has and app for that"

The Zion National Park app, an indispensable resource for anyone exploring the 7th most visited national park in the United States, delivers a 45 minute audio tour of Zion Canyon, a high-resolution GPS-enabled map, constantly updated ranger led activities, over 75 photos and much more.
CLICK HERE TO Read the rest of the article by Jared Preusz, Fox 13 Web Content Producer

Users can view sunset and sunrise times for the most memorable scenic overlooks, plan hikes, review key safety information, learn about over 250 points of interest and access a complete list of facilities including locations of all the restrooms, campgrounds and picnic areas in the park.

Like the Grand Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park apps that preceded it, the Zion app boasts a rich and impressive map interface that is custom-made, GPS-enabled, includes every hiking trail in the park, and displays interactive points of interest. Unlike other apps for the park, the map works without the need for a cell or data connection and is specifically designed for the mobile app platform.

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July 11, 2011

An Artistic Adventure

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum

In 1939, Maynard Dixon and his young wife, artist Edith Hamlin, left their long-held studios and careers in San Francisco and headed for the magnificence and fresh air of Southern Utah. They purchased a 20 acres, set in a grove of cottonwood trees, in the small town of Mt. Carmel, Utah on historic U.S. Route 89 where they soon built a log style home. Under a two hour drive from St. George.  At this location they spent many days painting the beauty of the region, and the pastoral scenes of the area’s numerous farms. Many friends came to visit Maynard and Edith, sharing the opportunity to paint while soaking up the southern Utah sun.

After Maynard Dixon’s death in 1946, Edith, following her deceased husband’s wishes, scattered Maynard’s ashes on a hill overlooking the house and studio. She subsequently established a memorial site with a bronze plaque depicting Maynard’s signature logo, the Thunderbird. Edith kept the house until 1963, when she sold it to her artist friend, acclaimed watercolorist Milford Zornes. Zornes and his wife Pat hosted numerous art workshops on the property.

In 1998 the home was privately purchased and restored to its original glory. The non-profit The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, was established, and the home is now a mecca for artist retreats, tours, workshops and the annual Maynard Dixon Country Art Invitational held each year in August.  It is a

The Bingham Gallery is built on the neighboring property to showcase the finest art ever produced in the American Southwest. To schedule tours or artists retreats, or for more about the Thunderbird Foundation and Maynard Dixon, visit www.thunderbirdfoundation.com or call (435) 648-2653.

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July 8, 2011

Sorry, NO Pets

The hotel industry continues to change and evolve with some properties beginning to offer pet rooms and services.  Though several of the owners and staff of the Best Western Coral Hills have pets as well, the property currently does NOT accept pets.  This is mainly out of consideration for our guests who have severe allergies to pet dander.

For our guests traveling with pets we recommend Red Rock Pet Resort located on 800 East just off St. George Boulevard and only 6 blocks from the hotel.  They have an outstanding staff, facility and have security provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Click on the picture below to link to the Red Rock Pet Resort.

Red Rock Pet Resort

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July 6, 2011

St. George Carousel!

Saint George Carousel

Now Open

Town Square – 50 South Main St. George

Mon – Thu 11 am to 8 pm – Fri and Sat 11 am to 9 pm

Adults $1 –  Children $.50  – Children under 42 inches free with an adult

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July 5, 2011

Smokey Joe’s Cafe by Broadway West Theater

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