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BYU graduates get in one last ‘whoosh, Cecil’ as Samuelson receives honorary BYU diploma

More than 5,000 BYU graduates had a chance to hear from their former BYU president at commencement Thursday evening, despite it being a year since Kevin J Worthen took over the leadership role. Former BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson was awarded [...]
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2015 race schedule in Utah Valley

Lace up those running shoes — it’s not too late to set a 2015 running goal. From beginner to insane, it doesn’t matter who you are because you can still fit into the Utah Valley running crowd. Here is an wide range of races [...]
Doyle and Linda Hatfield (Photo by Leah Aldous)

Happy Couples: Doyle and Linda Hatfield

This is one in four of Utah Valley Magazine’s “Happy Couples” series. Once Upon a Time She was 14. He was 20. Newly married, Doyle and Linda Hatfield didn’t have a home yet. “We were living in a motel, had $10 to our [...]
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Gospel art guide: Where to get images for your lessons

Teaching is regarded as one of the most important callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Whether Church members teach in the home, at church on Sundays, at midweek activities or some combination of those venues, resources [...]
There are many small things residents can do to conserve water as demonstrated in this image. (Image courtesy slowtheflow.org)

5 water-saving tips to better follow Utah water restrictions

With several inches of snow and rain falling in the last few days, water conservation is probably the last thing on your mind. But after a dry winter, water conservationists and cities are asking people to think about saving H2O now. “Conserving [...]
April is National Donate Life Month, a month-long awareness campaign to encourage people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. (Photo courtesy Utah Valley Regional Medical Center)

Utahns share success stories, need for organ donations during National Donate Life Month

As a high school senior, Heidi Baker lost both kidneys. Her mother and brother donated kidneys, but she lost those as well. After Baker had been on the list again for several years, her sister, who is eight years younger, was old enough and [...]
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5 food storage-friendly recipes

Food storage is meant for when times are the worst, but sometimes a busy schedule can prevent you from getting to the store. If you have a collection of dry goods, canned goods, camp stoves and generators stored away on your shelf, you always [...]
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Spring is the time to hike for your health

Sponsored Story Spring has finally arrived. The snow is melting and the valley is beautiful — warm sunshine, flowers in bloom and lots of fresh air. It’s time to get moving, time to go hiking. Though Utah Valley is surrounded by majestic [...]
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7 ways to support your ward’s missionaries

Many families in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — especially in Utah — are experts in missionary preparation. Parents know how to prepare children for missions, send care packages in plenty of time and prepare the perfect [...]
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Fashion Forward Fellas: Utah Valley men share their styling tips

We asked four local men what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to fashion. Whether you are man’s man or a man about town, listen up, take notes and analyze your own closet and shoe collection. Clark Caras Hometown Benjamin Occupation [...]
David and Linda Bradford (Photo by Leah Aldous)

Happy Couples: David and Linda Bradford

This is one in four of Utah Valley Magazine’s “Happy Couples” series. Once Upon a Time They are successful entrepreneurs, they hold doctorate degrees, they are parents to four, grandparents to 16 and friends to hundreds — [...]
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All I really need to know I learned in Primary

The principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ are simple enough for a child to understand, yet usually take a lifetime to master. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are first introduced to these principles in their [...]
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Oh, yes she did: 5 influential women in Utah Valley’s direct sales world

This is one of 10 lists on direct sales featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Utah Valley BusinessQ. Can we be direct? Network marketing is here to stay. It’s a popular topic around these parts, where downlines are the uptalk. In fact, Utah [...]
Utah County with its healthy lifestyle and young population has been ranked the fifth healthiest county in state. Photo/clip art com.

Utah County 5th healthiest county in Utah

When it comes to healthy behaviors, you can’t beat Utah County. Most residents do not smoke. The obesity rate is relatively low. Most people have ready access to exercise and do so at least moderately. Excessive drinking is rare, and alcohol-impaired [...]
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2015 LDS General Conference Bingo cards

Settle in, get the treats ready and print your Bingo board print courtesy of UtahValley360.com. The 185th Annual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is this weekend. With 10 hours of scheduled meetings and [...]
House Hunters Feature

10 things I learned while being filmed for HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

“House Hunters” is the top show on HGTV. My husband and I discovered it last year when we were looking to buy our first home and thought it was fun to watch other people going through the same process. We decided on a whim to apply [...]
Susan and Gig Griffith (Photo by Leah Aldous)

Happy Couples: Gig and Susan Griffith

This is one in four of Utah Valley Magazine’s “Happy Couples” series. Once Upon a Time Susan and Gig Griffith started their life together in April 1989 — give or take a week. A meaningful conversation made Susan think they [...]
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12 reasons to love the wives of the Twelve

The men seated on the front row of the stand at General Conference are well-known to most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But their wives—who also sit on the stand during General Conference, just off to the side—might [...]
Sarah Radford, right, hugs Whitney Talbert, "Miss Teen Extraordinaire" event director. Talbert started the pageant for special needs girls five years ago as Miss Spanish Fork.

Miss Teen Extraordinaire Pageant crowns 14 special needs girls

Contestants show their talents, model their evening gowns, and smile and wave to the crowd. The audience cheers, the cameras flash and the judges deliberate — but it’s not a Miss Utah pageant. It’s Miss Teen Extraordinaire, a [...]
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Love Utah, Give Utah: Information to help you decide who to donate to on March 26

One day a year Utah nonprofit organizations team up to encourage the community to give back to these volunteer programs. This year Love Utah, Give Utah, a 24-hour fundraiser for all nonprofit organizations, is on Thursday, March 26. “There [...]