August 15, 2012

St. George Races 2012-2013 Season

It all kicks off soon after the St. George Marathon with the SAVE A SISTER 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Walk for breast cancer! We are excited to be partnering this year with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for this race. It is going to be a great event. Sign up and come run for an AMAZING CAUSE. For more details on this event go to Save A Sister- benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

For more information on any upcoming racing event and the most up to date details and information and registration, visit our Races website.

We’ll see you soon!

St. George Races Staff

Quick Breakdown

October 6th St. George Marathon
October 20th Save a Sister 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Utah
November 3rd Snow Canyon Half Marathon and 5K
November 10th Turkey Triathlon Beginner, Sprint, Kids
November 17th Turkey Trot
December 1st Expedition St. George 50 Mile Team Relay

More Info.
St. George Marathon (October 6th)

If you aren’t running the St. George Marathon this year but would still like to be involved VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED! It’s a great way to experience this awsome event without all the sweat! There are many areas that you could volunteer for including: Aid stations. Athlete food/recovery, Bus loading/unloading, Clothing retrieval, Finish line catchers Info booths, Medical tent, On Course timers, Packet distribution and Security. If you would like to volunteer click on the link below and fill out your form!

Save a Sister 10K, 5k and 1 Mile Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of UTah (October 20th)

This event now presented in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation will all proceeds donated to fund breast cancer research. There will be a 5K, 10K and 1 mile walk at the event. All breast cancer survivors will reciebe a secial pink shirt and will be recognized in a ceremony prior to the start of the race. Premier event sponsors are The Orange Peel and Canyon Media.

More information and registration at

Snow Canyon Half Marathon and 5K (November 3rd)

A beautiful route that features 4 miles of the St. George Marathon Course and the scenic landscape of Snow Canyon State Park, and Entrada. ONE OF THE FASTEST CERTIFIED COURSES IN THE STATE!! The course is challenging, fast and primarily downhill! It is one of the most breathtaking courses St. George has to offer! 5K runners will start at Snow Canyon High School and do a course out on the trails and head back to also finish around the track!. THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION!

More information and registration at

Turkey Triathlon Beginner, Sprint, and Kids (November 10th)

Beginner: 200 yard swim, 5 mile bike, 1.5 mile run. Sprint 400 yard swim, 10 mile bike, 5K run. Kids beginner 50 yard swim, 1 mile bike, ½ mile run. Kids sprint 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, ¾ mile run. Team relay will be run in the sprint division only! CAP OF 300 PER EACH DISTANCE! NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION!

More information and registration at

Turkey Trot (November 17th)

Join us for this amazing family fun run! This untimed 5K and 1 Mile walk/ fun run helps to raise much needed food for the Dixie Care and Share in St. George! Bring 3 canned goods and get a ticket into the incredible raffle with tons of frozen turkeys and prizes being raffled off after! Registration will be $5 and onsite registration begins at 8:15am!!!

More information

Expedition St. George Team Relay 50 Miles (December 1st)

A 50 mile team relay that loops all the way through and around the stunning St. George. Teams will see St. George like they never have before as there are tons of incredible scenery and challenging runs, as long as some easy fun ones in this relay! Teams will consist of 5 people (Open Men, Open Women and Co-Ed) with each individual completing a minimum of two legs (roughly 5 miles each). Post relay events will consist of a full banquet with dinner and an awards ceremony! THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION

More inormation and registration at

Races & Special Events Staff

City of St. George
Races and Special Events
(435) 627-4560

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May 31, 2012, St. George, Utah

Visiting St. George, UT 

St. George, Utah

St. George City


I walked into my office this morning and went about the usual beginning of day routine: talk to the night audit, the breakfast crew, check guests out, check e-mails, voice mails, and daily book keeping, and bri…ng up the various websites. And there it was, in all its splendor and glory on the TripAdvisor website in black and white…and color. The Best Western Coral Hills rose from #4 to #3 out of the 45 Southern Utah/St. George hotels!
This is not small feat. This is monumental, this is HUGE! The properties that have been holding the #1, #2 and #3 spots have done so for the past year and are fierce competitors, are great properties and each has a great staff (almost as good as ours). So to rise up to #3 is AWESOME! I fully expected to wait another year before we would get ahead. WOW, I’ve been elated all day! TripAdvisor rankings can sometimes be fickle but for now, for today at least…WE’RE NUMBER THREE, WE’RE NUMBER THREE!!!!! I am so pleased with this staff, they deserve KUDOS! I was thinking we get one of those huge hoagies and share it for lunch. To tame or lame, how would YOU recommend we thank them?


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May 18, 2012

View the Solar Eclipse from Southern Utah

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Sunday May 20th, thousands of people will be gathering in Southern Utah to view the spectacular sight of a solar eclipse.  The eclipse will begin at 6:22 PM and finish at 8:37 PM.  The annular will be visible from 7:31-7:36.

We want to make sure that all of our guests have a fun and safe experience, so we thought we’d share a few safety tips and options for viewing.

1.  Eclipse glasses are an inexpensive and safe way to view an eclipse.  Make sure the glasses have “CE” printed on them, showing that they are safety certified.  Visitors can order them online at or pick them up at the Washington County BLM Office for FREE (first come, first served.)  Inspect your glasses for any damage before looking directly at the sun.  They can also be purchased for $2.00 athe th Southwest Vision Center on 700 South.

2.  If you are using a telescope filter, DO NOT use one that fits over the eye piece.  This can seriously damage your eyes.  Instead, be sure to use a filter that fits over the FRONT END of the telescope.  Devices such as binoculars and telescopes concentrate energy from the sun in a similar way to magnifying glasses.  (Picture the little pyromaniac child that tortures ants and burns leaves.)  So if you don’t want your eyes to suffer the same fate as those ants, make sure you are using a proper telescope filter.

3.  A number 14 welders glass can be used.  However, you should not layer glasses of smaller numbers that add up to 14.  A stack of two 7 glasses to does not provide the same protection as a 14 glass!

4.  The classic pinhole projection is a guaranteed safe way to view the eclipse.  Instructions for making one can be found at

No matter how you decide to view this amazing phenomenon, make sure you protect your eyes first and foremost…..

….And be sure you book your room with us soon, persons come from all over the United State and the world attend this event.

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March 19, 2012

Best Western Customer Service


Best Western I Care® 2 Update

Our focus on delivering superior customer care is paying dividends. According to the latest Brand Keys/CLEI 2012 consumer survey, Best Western was ranked No. 1 in the mid-scale hotel brand category for creating customer delight, ahead of Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn. A big thank you to all of our Members for making our brand even better.

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February 25, 2012

Best Western’s Facebook Makes Reservations!

Of all the hotel chains Best Western has the most facebook fans!  It now has about 244,700 fans, THANK YOU.  Best Western is the first hotel chain to make booking hotel rooms worldwide available on facebook.  How cool is that? 

 Read the complete USA TODAY article here!

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February 7, 2012

St. George, Utah Events for February 2012

What is there to do in St. George, Utah this February?

Here are a few suggestions…

06-11   2012 Dino Days in Dixie: Check out the Johnson Farm Dinosaur tracks and the special events for children.  2180 East Riverside, St. George. 435-574-3466


BYU Ballroom Dancers come to St. George, Utah

10-11   BYU international Ballroom Dance Company: part of the Celebrity Concert Series 7:30pm at at the Cox Performing Arts Center. 325 South 700 East, St. George.  Tickets $20 adults, $12 youth.  call 435-652-7800 or

17-26   St George Area Parade of Homes:  28 Homes on display form 10am-7pm (5pm on the last day – 26th) Tickets are useable anytime during the event and tickets allows one entrance to each home.  Tickets are $12.50 which will include a map and directions.  Tickets can be purchased at Lin’s Market’s or or call 435-674-1400

17       “Totally Tchaikovsky”: The Southwest Symphony Orchestra presents featuring piano soloist Justin Hansen at 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 East, St. George.  Check out or call 435-652.7800

17-19  Art in Kayenta: the annual Keyenta Art show features local and southwest art, food and entertainment.  The FREE event takes place 10am-5pm.  At Coyote Gulch Art Village in Kayenta, Ivins.  See or call 435-231-2246.

18-March 25  Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale: This annual art show, now in its 25th year,  is one of the largest art events in Utah.  Located at the Delores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center, 225 South 700 East, St. George. Featuring almost 300 pieces, 170 of which are artists from Utah and the United States.  Viewing is FREE to the public 10am-6pm, Monday – Saturdays and 2-6pm on Sundays.  Call 435-652-7909

24-25  St. George Family History Expo:  Join in the genealogy and family heritage jamboree at the Dixie Center,  1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George.  A complete schedule and admission information can be found at  The exhibit hall is FREE and open to the public both days.

25      Dixie State Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert:  featuring guest violinist Frederic Moreau from Paris, will occur 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 E, St. George. Tickets $5 or call 435-652-7800

25   Zion Country Early Spring Century Ride:  Bloomington, St. George  A recreational bike ride with options for cycling 100, 70 or 50 miles, also an annual fundraising cycling event benefitting the Spnia Bifida Association of Utah (SBAU).  801-677-0134

February 6, 2012

Best Western 2012 Spring Promotion


Best Western 2012 Spring Promotion

February 6 – April 8, 2012

Best Western’s Spring Promotion features an enticing offer for consumers: Best Western Rewards® members can earn a FREE NIGHT voucher when they register for the promotion and stay three separate times between February 6 and April 8!

See below for information about this exciting promotion! In addition, you can sign up for the informational webinars on January 26 and February 16, 2012.  Becoming a Best Western Rewards member is FREE.  All we need is your name, address and phone number.  Call us direct at 800-542-7733 and tell the clerk you want to become a Rewards member and register into the promotion.

Best Western Rewards® members who stay three separate times between February 6 and April 8, 2012 at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide will earn a Best Western global free night voucher!

 Pay with Best Western Rewards® MasterCard and earn more: Best Western Rewards members who pay for the three stays with a Best Western Rewards® MasterCard® during the promotion period will earn an additional 1,000 Best Western Rewards® bonus points (limit 1 credit card bonus per member).

 AAA/CAA Members: In addition to earning a free night voucher, AAA and CAA members earn 10% bonus points with each stay & save up to 20% at participating hotels.

 Aeroplan®: Best Western Rewards members who have chosen Aeroplan as their earning preference, registered and qualified for the spring promotion will earn a global free night voucher. In addition, if the member completes three separate stays during the promotion period that are booked on they will be awarded 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan miles. This is in addition to the standard 250 miles earned for each qualified stay.

 AIR MILES®: Best Western Rewards members who have chosen AIR MILES as their earning preference, registered and qualified for the spring promotion will earn a global free night voucher. In addition, if the member completed three separate stays during the promotion period that were booked on they will be awarded 80 bonus reward miles. This is in addition to the standard 20 miles earned for each qualified stay.

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December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays from Best Western Coral Hills!

Pile of Wrapping Paper

One more to go...Happy Holidays!!!!!

We hope your holiday season has been wonderful!

Now rest up, get some sleep, and catch your breath, use the week to gear up for the …last holiday of the year!!!


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December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Best Western Coral Hills

Merry Christmas from Best Western Coral Hills

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November 3, 2011



Its time to “fall back” due to DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDING.

When you go to bed Saturday night November 5th remember to change your clocks back 1 hour.

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