SUU Men’s Basketball Loses to Portland State

Vikings Win For Seventh Time In Eight Games, 88-77, At Southern Utah

Starting guards and Oregon high school products Zach Gengler and Bryce Canda each scored a game-high 16 points as Portland State picked up an 88-77 Big Sky Conference road win at Southern Utah. Gengler’s defense also made a big difference as the Vikings won for the seventh time in eight games.

Several T-Birds Break SUU Indoor Track Records

Several T-Birds Break Into the Record Book as Indoor Begins

CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Thunderbird track and field programs kicked off their indoor campaign on Friday at a pair of meets. The majority of the team competed at the Friday Night Duels hosted by NAU while other athletes competed at the Ed Jacoby Invitational hosted by Boise State. Flagstaff, Ariz.

SUU Gymnastics Prepares for 2017 Season

Gymnastics Team Makes Final Preparations for 2017 Season | 2017 archive | News & Press | SUU

The Thunderbird gymnastics team is gearing up for their 2017 season, with a chance to shake off the rust in the annual Red/White Meet on January 13 before hosting the Pac-12’s Stanford Cardinal for their first meet of the season on January 20.

Robert Haze Hunter – Obituary

Haze Hunter
Haze Hunter

January 5, 2017 a Cedar City born and raised, religious leader, local business man, community advocate, state representative, scout leader, dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather peacefully passed away at the age of 92.

Robert Haze Hunter, born October 5, 1924 to Charles R. and Ruth Hunter was third of five siblings; Forest, Winona (Cowan), Haze, Ruth Maria (Pendleton), and Mac.  After a short college experience Haze married Betty Jean Benward, daughter of a local pharmacist.  He then joined the Navy during WWII and was trained in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho as an operating room technician.  Betty had an off base apartment as she supported Haze in his enlistment.  After the war they came back to Cedar City where they tried their hand at farming and animal husbandry, but was most successful as a furniture retailer for more than fifty years.

Haze was fully involved in the building of the community as city councilman, life time Lions Club member, state representative, hospital board member, and member of various community fund raising committees benefiting – among others – the Women’s Crisis Center, Heritage State Park, and the Sandra L. Maxwell Cancer Center.

In his ten years as a statesman in the House of Representatives he was instrumental in procuring a significant amount of state funding for Southern Utah capital expenditures – including Southern Utah University building projects.

Haze is survived by his wife of 73 years, Betty, daughters Danna Jones (Garth) of Cedar City, UT, Gay Baird (Phil) of Kanab, UT, and sons Kim (Terri Holt) of Cedar City, UT and Steve (Karen Knight, deceased) of Cedar City, UT, as well as fifty-one grand and great grandchildren.  Haze was preceded in death by his parents, brother Forest, sister Winona, brother Mac and daughter-in-law Karen Knight Hunter.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the R. Haze Hunter Conference Center on the Campus of Southern Utah University (351 West University Boulevard, Cedar City, Utah).  A viewing will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 North 300 West, Cedar City, Utah).  On Saturday, January 14, 2017 the viewing will be held at the R. Haze Hunter Conference Center from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sandra L. Maxwell Cancer Center, 1303 North Main, Cedar City, UT 84720.

Thanks goes out to the caring attention offered by the Southern Utah Home Healthcare staff, Beau and Erica Kunzler, and Jamie Nelson, as well as the tenderness shown Haze by Alliance Hospice Group.

Man Arrested After Six Vehicles Found Burned in Cedar City

Man arrested after six vehicles found torched in Cedar City

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Cedar City police have arrested a man accused of setting fire to six vehicles early Tuesday morning. Isaac Wall, 23, faces six counts of arson, a second-degree felony. Police said the string of vehicle arson incidents happened between 1 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.

Cedar Highlands approved as Utah’s newest municipality

Cedar Highlands approved as Utah’s newest municipality

St. George * Utah has another incorporated municipality. It’s Cedar Highlands, located approximately five miles from Cedar City. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that Cedar Highlands is the first Utah municipality to be incorporated in southern Utah’s Iron County since Brian Head in 1975.

The Haunted Woods

fb_img_1477140879727The Haunted Woods and Lost Carnival is at the Willow Glen Inn (3308 N Bulldog Rd) on October 22, 28, 29 and 31st, 2016 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

$8 per victim. Group rates and family packs available for this Halloween event. For more information call 435-586-3275.

This event has been added to the calendar.

Thunderbird Throwdown

suu-thunderbird-throwdown-basketballThe SUU Thunderbird Throwdown will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Centrum Arena.

Meet the basketball teams, dunk contest, 3-point contest and red & white scrimmage.

Free to the public.

This event has been added to the calendar.