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Evertbody 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 [...]
Teri Newell feature

Where the rubber meets the road: First female UDOT region director gives confidence the green light

This is one of a five-story series, “Empower Hour,” for Utah Valley Magazine. When Teri Newell steps into her weekly staff meeting, 10 employees stare back. Eight of those are male. She’s used to it by now. Teri is the Region 3 director [...]
Provo Mayor John Curtis posted this picture of him with the Provo Police Department on his blog.

Provo mayor, Orem Police Department share positive stories about local police officers

The first half of 2016 has held controversial media coverage about police officers being attacked and killed across the United States. In 2016, there have been 69 officers in the United States killed in the line of duty, according to the Officer [...]
Keri Beardall feature

Everyone deserves a chance to play: Mapleton’s special needs league is for VIPs

Imagine a baseball game with no rules. No score. And everyone is on the same team. It doesn’t sound like a typical baseball game — and that’s because it’s not. Keri Beardall is the director of the VIP Special Needs Sports League in [...]
Kathleeen Lopez feature

Don’t stop believing: Kathleen Lopez overcame abuse and loss to become a wife, mother and CEO

This is one of a five-story series, “Empower Hour,” for Utah Valley Magazine. Late one night more than 30 years ago, Kathleen Lopez found herself living a nightmare. The man she was engaged to marry in California had become physically [...]
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Why I don’t give my kids 100 percent

  Being a mom requires a lot. By the end of the day, I feel like I’ve been tugged on, sucked from and sneezed on so many times that I just want to scream “give me some space!” Sometimes I do. The days of working on something without [...]
Musana feature

Everyone deserves an angel: Musana provides impoverished women a place to work

Over 8,000 miles away in the town of Lugazi is a workshop of women creating indigenous jewelry and earning money to provide for their families. This Uganda hot spot of creativity is powered by Musana, directed locally by Utah County residents [...]
(Photo courtesy Nannette Wride.)

Blue Haven Foundation to offer support for widows of Dallas shooting

When news of the Dallas sniper attack that left five police officers dead reached Utah County, a few women here knew all too well what the families of the fallen officers were feeling. Nannette Wride, widow of Sgt. Cory Wride of the [...]
Before her interview with Utah Valley Magazine, Vicki says she fine-tuned her spaces. She knows that areas that were once organized will get jumbled with daily living. But having a system that works ensures that it doesn’t take her long to get back to organization she craves. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Tidy Tips from professional organize Vicki Winterton

Professional organizer Vicki Winterton shares two mistakes to avoid when tackling a rowdy room or cluttered closet. Mistake #1 Box-buying “Don’t buy containers before you know what you’ll be storing,” Vicki says. She recommends assessing [...]
Kalani and Timberly Sitake met at a Sub for Santa dance at BYU, and now they are raising Skye (12), Sadie (9) and KK (5) in the town Kalani considers home. “I remember driving down I-15 when I was younger and knowing where we were by how the air smelled,” Kalani says. “Even with my eyes closed, I could tell if we were passing Geneva or if we were close to the Point of the Mountain. I love this valley.”  (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Rise and route: Fan-Player-Coach journey leads Kalani and Timberly Sitake to first-and-10

Kalani Sitake’s journey lines him up as a BYU fan, then Cougar running back and now head football coach — but his favorite team is at home. When Kalani and Timberly Sitake’s only son, KK, was younger he would avoid eating dinner because [...]
Here Provo Feature

Here Provo builds community with new store in downtown Provo

If you go… When: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday beginning Thursday, June 30 Where: Here Provo, 26 W. Center St., Provo Cost: FREE Website: Instagram.com/here_provo Vendor Application: hereprovo.com Downtown Provo has come back [...]
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Utah Valley Parade of Homes sets attendance record, names Judges Choice Award winners

The Utah Valley Parade of Homes had its most successful run during the 2016 Parade with more than 25,000 attendees touring the 40 custom-built homes. “Looking back on this incredible success, we feel so grateful for the hard work of our home [...]
Nicole Sheahan feature

Local musician makes music matter with benefit concert for Operation Underground Railroad

O.U.R. Benefit Concert When: Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Keller House, 420 S. 1000 East in Orem. Cost: Donations at your discretion Site: nicolesheahan.com A year ago, local musician Nicole Sheahan learned about human trafficking [...]
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Utah-Tube: BYU animation wins 18th student Emmy, makes shortlist for prestigious BAFTA award

The BYU Center for Animation has won its 18th Student Emmy Award — this time for its film score — as well as has made the short list for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The new animation short, “Papá​,” [...]
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Made in UV: Survival kit shoe laces; summer style

By Erica Palmer The talent and creativity of Utah County residents is limitless. Here are five locally founded and created businesses that brighten Utah Valley. Feet-ure Every hiker faces the dilemma of being prepared vs. packing light, and [...]
Elder David A. Bednar and his father on the day his father was baptized. (Photo from LDS Living, originally Life Colloquy.)

The heartwarming story of Elder Bednar baptizing his father

This Father’s Day, many families in the LDS Church and around the world are sharing stories of their fathers. Many will tell about fathers who taught their children the gospel, baptized them, and led them along the gospel path. But in [...]
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SCERA’s ‘Little Mermaid’ cast helps sick Philadelphia girl meet Ursula

It turns out Ursula really does have a nice side — at least, Allison Books, who plays Ursula at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, makes Ursula a hero for once. When Books received a message from a friend about 6-year-old Lily Poole’s [...]
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Experience Utah’s natural wonders during the National Parks Centennial

Happy birthday, National Parks Service! The federal bureau dedicated to protecting America’s national parks and monuments will mark its 100-year anniversary on Aug. 25. Utah is home to five national parks — more than any state except California [...]
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Utah-Tube: Do you #LoveWhereYouLive in Utah?

Do you love where you live in Utah? That’s what one Provo resident is asking with his 1-minute video of the American Fork Canyon. “As I continue to travel I’m amazed by how many people are surprised when I tell them that I [...]
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5 notable Church history journals you can read online

Like family history records, Church history records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were once found mostly in large libraries and were difficult to locate. But also like family history records, the internet has made accessing [...]