Summer is almost here which means St. George homes are heating up! As a homeowner, there are some things you can do to prepare your home for summer, help keep it cool, and save on your energy bill. Here are some ideas to get you started!

1. Insulation

Make sure all your windows and doors are properly insulated. Inspect caulking and check for air leaks. There is no point in running the air conditioner if all the cool air is leaking out and all the hot air is coming in. Make sure your home is airtight and properly insulated so you won’t have to spend as much to keep the temperature regulated.

2. Let in the Fresh Air

When it’s cooler outside, usually at night, it’s nice to turn off the air conditioning and open a window. To do this, you need…

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St. George is always giving families something to do, and this summer is no different. The seventh annual Sunset on the Square movie program will provide families with a free movie in the park every 2nd Friday all summer long. Nearly 2,000 people gather at Town Square Park at 175 East 200 North in St. George to start the movies around dusk, usually around 5:00. Here is a preview of this summer’s movies and events:

May 22 - Big Hero 6

  • Rated: PG
  • Running time: 93 minutes
  • Synopsis: Hiro, his robot pal Baymax and their high-tech friends become unlikely heroes.
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
  • Special Events:4:30 PM - Girls on the Run First Annual Race
  • 6:00 PM - Third Annual Cherry Creek Country Showdown

June 12 - Mr. Peabody and Sherman

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Washington County is currently working on implementing a curbside recycling program. The county is working with Dixie Waste Services and local recycling centers to bring residents the new program. Through this program, Washington County residents will receive a recycling bin for their home that will be picked up on the curb like regularly trash bins.

The program could cost residents an additional $3-$4 a month. Many city governments are allowing an “opt-out” option if you do not want to participate in the program.

Washington County is still in the development stages and officials hope the program will be rolled out by the end of the year. Curbside recycling will take place of the “Binnie” program, where residents can bring their recycling to…

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Utah planners and leaders are asking residents to give their input on the future of the state. presents visitors with five different scenarios discussing 11 different areas of focus. Utah residents are asked to vote on which scenario they would like state and local leaders to carry out. The goal is to reach 50,000 participants by the time the survey closes in a month.

Unfortunately, not enough people have taken the survey to reach any conclusive results, especially in rural areas.

“As of last week, only 420 Washington County residents had logged in to participate.” reports The Spectrum.

Utah’s population is expected to double by 2050, and Southern Utah is one of the fastest growing areas in the state. In St. George, new homes…

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Is your house feeling a bit tired? After a few years, or even a few months, with a new design, you might start to feel the need for change. An update doesn’t need to be overly complicated or complex. Rather than remodel your entire home, you can add and update a few small accessories to give you the change you’ve been craving. Here are a few hacks to help you think about sprucing up your home.

Window Treatments

The way light enters your room can really change the way it looks. If you have heavy window treatments, replace them with lighter ones to let in more light. Are your plastic blinds old and outdated? Replace them with more modern shutters or wood blinds. Changing your window treatments can make the room feel new.

Get Creative With…

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