05252017
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Orem’s 2017 CARE grants include library auditorium, SCERA Shell studies

Orem’s library auditorium addition, once called the Center for Story, may be getting closer to reality. This week, the Orem City Council voted to give the project nearly $35,000 in CARE tax funds to move the plan along. The city will [...]

Lifetime announces actress who will play Elizabeth Smart in movie

Lifetime announced actress Alana Boden will play Elizabeth Smart in the forthcoming film, “I Am Elizabeth Smart,” according to Deadline. Boden stars in “Ride,” a TV series on Nickelodeon series about an equestrian [...]

LDS Church leader expresses condolences following Manchester explosion

Elder Patrick Kearon, the Europe area president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed condolences to the victims of the Manchester explosion on Tuesday morning. “Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we hear of [...]

Kristin Chenoweth will return to BYU for 2017 BYU Homecoming Spectacular!

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will return to BYU in the fall to headline the 2017 BYU Homecoming Spectacular!, BYU announced over the weekend. Chenoweth finished off BYU’s 2016–17 Bravo! season with two [...]

Jason Chaffetz releases letter announcing resignation from Congress

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced his resignation on his website Thursday afternoon. Chaffetz will officially resign from Congress on June 30, 2017. “Serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly nine years has been [...]

What I learned when the Spirit took me on a detour

As a writer, I’ve learned that some stories must be told. I’ve also learned that some stories are maddeningly difficult to tell. The story of Katherine Love Paxman was, for me, both. I’d spent the better part of a day in the [...]

Flood warning for Provo River continues; people should steer clear of the water

On Tuesday night, the Provo River peaked at 2,100 cubic feet per second. As of Wednesday morning it was running at about 1,900 cfs. Normal is 150 cfs. So what does that mean? “Stay away from the water!” said Provo Deputy Mayor Corey [...]

Safest cities in Utah according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security

Six Utah County cities ranked in the top 10 safest cities in Utah, according to a study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Using the FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics as well as some of its own research, the organization [...]

3 reasons you need a FREE car wash at Quick Quack’s new Highland location

Sponsored Story It’s hard to keep your car clean. Everyone and everything works against a clean car: children dump crackers in the back, windstorms glue dirt to the car’s exterior and even birds leave gifts on your windows. Whether your [...]

How to deal with Utah Valley’s returning residents — bats

Bats eat mosquitoes and other insects. Fruit-eating bats are seed-spreaders that are vital to regenerating cut-down forests. And like bees, they’re pollinators. So bats are good for humans, but having one fly into your house or come home [...]

10 things to do for Young Men activities now that Scouting is over

When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America for young men ages 14–18 on May 11, 2017, a new era in the Church began. For a century, young men activities and Scouting activities have been [...]

Take luck, Brian Regan joins 2017 Stadium of Fire lineup

Take luck, Utah, comedian Brian Regan has joined the 2017 Stadium of Fire lineup the Freedom Festival announced Monday. “This year’s Stadium of Fire is unlike any we’ve had in the past,” said Paul Warner, the festival’s executive [...]

The Tee Team: Tony Finau and Greg Bodine

As his third straight birdie sunk into the 18th hole, Lehi’s Tony Finau claimed his first PGA Tour title at the Puerto Rico Open in March 2016. By his side was his caddy, Greg Bodine, who had just rejoined Tony’s team after giving up the [...]

Provo dealing with affordable housing shortage, rise in homeless population

Dennis spent years on the streets. He had a shopping cart, wore layers of clothes, and frequented Provo’s Center Street. You’d usually see him from morning to night sitting on a bench somewhere between Los Hermanos and the city [...]

Local printing shop holding Christmas-themed food drive in May

Here comes Santa Claus … in May. Alexander’s Print Advantage in Lindon is bringing the spirit of the season at an odd time of year with a food drive in conjunction with its Christmas-themed customer appreciation party. The collected [...]

10 lessons I wish I’d learned in Young Women

It’s been more than a decade since I graduated from Young Women into Relief Society. I remember fondly the pre-“Come Follow Me” lessons that referenced dance halls and that mostly quoted apostles and prophets from the 1970s. [...]

New bridge will connect FrontRunner station to UVU

Crews will start building a bridge next spring — if everything goes as planned — to connect the Orem FrontRunner station to Utah Valley University. The bridge, about a half mile long, will pass over the Union Pacific and FrontRunner tracks, [...]

Utah Valley mortgage company is paying out $5,000 in a video contest made for first-time home buyers

Sponsored Story Are you a possible first-time home buyer? Are you, or someone you know tired of renting and looking to own a home? First Colony Mortgage is here to tell you that NOW is the right time to buy a home, and they want to help you [...]

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 [...]