Author: Spencer Ricks

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Locals Only: Catch views of city, landmarks from Pioneer Park

Video by Spencer Ricks. Directions to Pioneer Park from Dixie State University (8 minutes):-Head north on S 1000 E.-Turn left onto Red Hills Parkway.-After 1 mile, turn right into Pioneer Park. Locals Only is a series by the Dixie Sun News exploring unique places around DSU. Ep. 1: Nudie PoolsEp. 2: Little Black MountainEp. 3: […]

Locals Only: Adventure to natural wonders within The Subway

Video by Spencer Ricks How to visit The Subway: -First, you’ll need a permit to visit The Subway. Enter into the $5 lottery to win a permit for The Subway. The National Park Service only allows 80 people to visit The Subway each day, so it may take a few times before you win a permit.-Once […]

Locals Only: Explore Warner Valley to find dinosaur tracks, fort

Video by Spencer Ricks Directions to Warner Valley from Dixie State University (15 minutes):  -Head east on E 100 S from DSU. -Turn right onto River Road. Follow this road for 1.5 miles. -Turn left onto 1450 S Street Follow this road for 1.9 miles. -Turn right onto S 3000 E and follow it for […]

Locals Only: Climb underground in Snow Canyon lava tubes

Video by Spencer Ricks Directions to Snow Canyon Lava Tubes from Dixie State University (15 minutes):  -Head north on S 1000 E from DSU. -Turn left onto Red Hills Parkway. Follow this road for 3.4 miles. -Turn right onto UT-18 N/Bluff Street. Follow this road for 7.3 miles. -Turn left to enter Snow Canyon State […]

Suicide awareness month: Resources available for struggling DSU students

After battling severe depression for years and losing four people in her life to suicide, Ashley Hansen is taking her message of suicide awareness to Dixie State University.  Hansen, a junior biology major from Ogden, is running for Miss Dixie this year with suicide awareness as her platform. She is also organizing a team from […]

Locals Only: Discover area’s ancient past at Little Black Mountain

Video by Spencer Ricks. Directions to Little Black Mountain from Dixie State University:-Head east on 700 S.-Turn right onto River Road.-Follow River Road for about 7 miles until it crosses the Arizona state line and turns into a dirt road. -About 0.4 miles after crossing into Arizona, turn left at the sign that reads, “Little Black […]