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Al’s Sporting Goods coming to University Place in fall 2017

Al’s Sporting Goods anticipates it will open its second store location at University Place in fall 2017, University Place announced on Wednesday. The full-line sporting goods retailer will occupy a 40,000-square-feet retail space in the [...]

January snowfall drives Provo $48k over snow budget

Provo spent more than $48,000 over its budget for snow plowing and salt this fiscal year, after more than average snowfall. “This past winter we had a pretty significant snowfall, particularly in the month of January,” said city [...]

Provo mulling fate of Peaks Ice Arena

Utah County and Provo together have owned and operated the Peaks Ice Arena — built for the 2002 Olympics — since 2008, when they took over operation from a private company. Since then, the annual subsidy has consistently gone down while [...]

The Utah Jazz you may not know (or remember)

The zenith of the Utah Jazz franchise occurred 20 years ago, when it played in the first of two consecutive NBA championship series against the Chicago Bulls during the summers of 1997 and 1998. As great as those moments were for the state [...]

Easter Basket Auction ‘champions’ Provo School District’s after-school programs

Early in his business career, a mentor warned Brent Brown that he would receive a lot of requests from charitable organizations asking for money. Realistically, Brown knew he couldn’t support all of the organizations that would contact him [...]

The Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation plans new home in Spanish Fork

Gail S. Halvorsen, known internationally as the “Candy Bomber,” has dedicated his life to aviation education, to mentoring youth and responding to the emergency needs of those around him. Now, the foundation dedicated to his legacy [...]

Beyond email: New service helps parents listen to their LDS missionary’s experiences

The idea is simple: On P-days, a missionary calls a toll-free number, talks to a machine for five minutes, then hangs up. A link to the recording is then emailed to the missionary’s friends and family. The implications are exciting: [...]

President Monson released from hospital, will resume responsibilities

President Thomas S. Monson was released from the hospital Wednesday evening, according to LDS Church Spokesman Eric Hawkins. “President Monson was released from the hospital last evening, and plans to resume his normal schedule and duties [...]

Utah makes list of best states for millennials to live

Utah is the sixth best state for millennials to live, according to a new study by WalletHub. Millennials — which includes anyone born between 1981 to 1997 — are typically associated with negative characteristics such as entitled, parentally [...]

Provo restaurateur: We can do better for veterans

April 25 isn’t Veterans Day. It’s not Memorial Day. It’s not an anniversary of the end of a war, attack or a military event. So that’s exactly why Chad Pritchard is hosting a dinner for veterans that night. “Honestly, [...]

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson hospitalized

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson has been hospitalized, according the church’s spokesman. The 89-year-old president, who has been the church’s prophet since 2008, is expected to be released from the hospital soon. Eric Hawkins, [...]

Don’t stress — WalletHub says Utah residents don’t

Utahns aren’t that stressed out according to a recent WalletHub study. Compared to the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Utah ranked 47th as the most stressed state or the 5th least stressed state in the United States. WalletHub [...]

LDS Church announces 2016 statistical report; calls new General Relief Society Presidency

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is growing according to the annual statistical report shared in the 187th Annual General Conference. At the conclusion of 2016, church membership had grown to 15,882,417, which is up from 15,634,199 [...]

Ross, Petco, Ulta and more headed to Spanish Fork

In 2007, Target and Home Depot were slated to build in Spanish Fork, just off I-15 along Highway 6. Then the economy fell apart, target pulled out and Home Depot sold its property back to the developer. The land remained empty for a while, [...]

Utah-Tube: Provo gets city theme song to celebrate birthday

Provo City received a special present for its 168th birthday — its very own theme song. “Not many cities have their own theme song but thanks to The National Parks, Provo now has an anthem to call its own,” wrote Provo Mayor [...]

Provo celebrates 168th birthday with myriad of events

Provo City is celebrating its 168th birthday during the week with its final event wrapping up on Monday, April 3. While Provo’s exact birthday is April 1, no joke, the city has moved the celebration in order to accommodate the large [...]

National Kidney Foundation gives tribute to Mahes’ daughter

Reno and Sunny Mahe’s 3-year-old daughter passed away unexpectedly in November 2016, and Utah County mourned for the BYU football coach’s family loss. Now, four months later, a billboard on I-15 in Utah County celebrates Elsie [...]

Hot spot for ghost hunters and vandals to be torn down

Since it was abandoned in the 1990s, the old Utah County Jail has been a magnet for ghost hunters, with some claiming to capture ghosts talking on audio recordings. It’s also a popular place for graffiti and other illegal activity.  [...]

Provo adjusts parking rules, more changes likely coming

At Start-up Crossing on Freedom Boulevard in Provo, residents park everywhere they can — in the parking lot, on the surrounding streets, even across people’s driveways. That’s because the city allowed the developer to build only [...]

3 Mormon celebrities who have spoken in general conference

Today speakers for the general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are chosen from among the general authorities and general officers of the Church. Other Church members with significant influence are given other opportunities [...]