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Everybody has a story: Lehi’s Colby Draper brings power to the people — literally

I grew up in Highland in the middle of six kids — two sisters and three brothers. I went to Lone Peak High School, and I loved it because I had great friends and played sports. After graduation, I went on an LDS mission to Bordeaux, France. When [...]

2017 Cutest Cuties winners from Utah Valley

The pitter-patter of little feet is alive and swell across Utah County! The national birth rate sits comfortably at 12.5 babies born per 1,000 people, but here in the valley we have 21.3 babies born for every 1,000 residents. So it makes sense [...]

Everybody has a story: Silicon Valley restaurateur turned quad mama

As told to Kate Nash I was born in São Paulo, Brazil, where my father was working as a journalist. Later, my family came to Utah where I graduated from Alta High School. I moved to the Bay Area to work for my brother, David Neeleman. He had [...]

Everybody has a story: Bloom where you’re planted

Lindon’s Tammy Northrup has found joy in all stages of life — from 2nd-grade teacher to California mom and now as an empty-nester and floral art lover. I grew up in Pleasant Grove and went to the same high school my father and grandmother [...]

Everybody has a story: Texas Transplant

As told by Kate Nash Scott Cooksey is a Texas native serving as the vice president for development and alumni relations at UVU. After moving to Provo, he quickly learned the terms “ward” and “stake.” And when locals here talk about [...]

7 things Wade Christiansen wants you to know about Lehi

Father-of-five and podiatric surgeon Wade Christiansen’s Lehi roots run deep. His mother was the town beautician, his grandfather owned a bussing company on Main Street, and his other grandfather was a Lehi police officer. Wade even remembers [...]

Everybody has a story: An American dream 25 years in the making

When Anya Patti defected from the Soviet Union in 1990, she had no idea how hard it would be for her to become a U.S. citizen — or that it would take 25 years. Today, she is a happy mother-of-five and a Mapleton resident. Her journey to Utah [...]

Everybody has a story: Love at First Flight

Mapleton’s Zane Hansen met his wife on an airplane. Since then Zane’s career has taken off, they have added five kids to the mix and they’ve landed back in Utah and taxied their way to peaceful living. I grew up in the tiny town of [...]

Celebrity lookalikes: 8 locals who are totally twinning with celebrities

These local lookalikes and their celebrity counterparts aren’t related — but their bone structure begs to differ. From NBA ballers to Broadway belters, this year’s collection of lookalikes is totally twinning. JD Mallder and David Cook Hometown: [...]

Everybody has a story: Master of the market

Growing up in Blanding, Utah, I spent a lot of time outdoors. My family lived right next to a mountain and we enjoyed four-wheeling and camping. Sports played a big role in shaping me as a I grew up. I played basketball, tennis and football [...]

Everybody has a story: Utah Valley Hospital NICU nurse has a flair for care

My Spanish Fork roots run deep. My husband and I both grew up here, and now we live at the edge of town on a beautiful 8-acre farm. After I graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1984, I went to Utah State University on an academic scholarship. [...]

2016 Cutest Cuties winners from Utah Valley

In 2000, we started collecting the valley’s most lovable little ones with our Cutest Cuties contest. Sixteen years later, the valley’s cute game is as strong as ever! Get to know these noteworthy newborns, babies, toddlers and kids over [...]

Everybody has a story: Not so hidden gem

Around town Shawn Mikkelson is known as the owner of Forge Jewelers — but this gemologist is also a dad, bone marrow donor and Disney enthusiast. I grew up in Orem with three older sisters, which pretty much means I had four mothers. We lost [...]

Everybody has a story: Miracle baby mom

Utah native Jessica Walters always enjoyed being a mom, but having a baby in the NICU delivered new perspective. She finds happiness among the chaos of three children by writing on her blog. I grew up in Utah Valley and my husband Nick is [...]

Everybody has a story: Harmony and hockey

With a life story told by high notes and hockey sticks, Lori Weiss is a Logan girl turned Canadian mom and now an Orem grandma. I grew up in Logan and married my husband, Stan, when we met at Utah State University. I was a piano performance [...]

Utah Valley Parade of Homes: 4 engaging entryways

Photography by Heather Telford The first Utah Valley Parade of Homes was held in 1977. Nearly 40 years later, it’s still a summer highlight for those looking to build a dream home — as well as those living in a relative’s basement. This [...]

Jack of All Stats: Pleasant Grove native is a sports statistician and a raving fan of Utah Valley

I graduated from Pleasant Grove High School and have lived in Utah Valley most of my life. I attended BYU for a year before my LDS mission to Puerto Rico. After that, I met my wife, Nancy. I called her on a Tuesday to ask her out for the following [...]

Utah Valley Parade of Homes review: 4 haute hearths

Photography by Heather Telford The first Utah Valley Parade of Homes was held in 1977. Nearly 40 years later, it’s still a summer highlight for those looking to build a dream home — as well as those living in a relative’s basement. This [...]

Utah Valley Parade of Homes: 3 great outdoors spaces

Photography by Heather Telford The first Utah Valley Parade of Homes was held in 1977. Nearly 40 years later, it’s still a summer highlight for those looking to build a dream home — as well as those living in a relative’s basement. This [...]

Utah Valley Parade of Homes review: 3 curb appeal corners

Photography by Heather Telford The first Utah Valley Parade of Homes was held in 1977. Nearly 40 years later, it’s still a summer highlight for those looking to build a dream home — as well as those living in a relative’s basement. This [...]