06272017
7-Day Forecast | Currently in Provo

ICYMI: BYU giving amnesty to reporters of sexual assault; LaVell Edwards Stadium to add Wi-Fi

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. Utah County demographic becoming more LDS Utah County is growing in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint population, but Salt Lake [...]

Provo aims to make Rock Canyon even better

Rock Canyon is already a jewel in Provo, with awe-inspiring beauty, wildlife, plants, scenic cliffs and trails. But now the city wants to improve it even more. A fire pit area, interpretive plaza, more parking, new trail loops focused on geology, [...]

Utah ranked 2nd best state for road trips

  Utah ranked as the second best state for summer road trips in a report released by WalletHub this week. Oregon placed as the best state for a summer road trip with a score of 59.68, which narrowly beat Utah’s score of 58.35. [...]

‘Hamilton’ actor will perform with Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Pioneer Day concert

Broadway star Christopher Jackson will perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square as part of the Pioneer Day celebration on Temple Square. Jackson — who won a Grammy Award for his performance as George Washington [...]

ICYMI: BYU senior crowned as Miss Utah; Lehi man dies after falling in Bell Canyon

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. JessiKate Riley wins Miss Utah 2017 JessiKate Riley, a violin performance major at BYU, was crowned Miss Utah 2017 at the Miss Utah Pageant Saturday. Riley [...]

Free lunches available for kids in south Utah County

This summer, if your kids are out at the Springville Splash Pad, Payson Community Pool, Spanish Fork City Center Library Park, Taylor Elementary in Payson or Santaquin’s Centennial Park at lunch time on weekdays, they’re in for [...]

What LDS Girls Camp is like around the world

When Young Women Camp began, a small group of young women from Salt Lake City went into the mountains near their homes for a weeklong excursion. Since then, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown to millions of members [...]

VidAngel is back, offering new subscription-based streaming service

VidAngel is back, but different. CEO Neal Harmon took to Facebook Tuesday night to update filtering fans about where they are in the legal battle and announce the new subscription-based service available immediately. VidAngel will now be [...]

Utah universities place in Top 100 Safest Colleges in 2017

The results are in and the National Council for Home Safety and Security announced its Top 100 Safest Colleges for 2017, which includes multiple Utah colleges. Two Utah County universities made the list with Brigham Young University ranking at [...]

Springville receives $2 million donation for new recreation center

Springville City received a $2 million donation from Orem-based Clyde Companies to help build the new Springville recreation center. “We are honored to continue the Clyde mission of ‘Building a Better Community,’ and feel confident [...]

John Curtis delivers more than double the amount of signatures needed to the state capitol

Final number: 15,525 signatures!#curtisforcongress pic.twitter.com/fUnCZHqyuj — John Curtis (@Curtisut) June 12, 2017 John Curtis delivered 15,525 total signatures — more than double the amount of signatures needed — to the Utah State [...]

ICYMI: Mitt Romney encouraged to run for Senate; 6-year-old dies at Spanish Oaks Reservoir

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. Mitt Romney might run for Senate Former Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Mitt Romney to run for the Senate, reported The Salt Lake Tribune. Biden [...]

Ten candidates or one, Utah County cities gear up for mayoral election

The next mayors of several cities, including Lindon, Genola and Woodland Hills, are pretty much a given after Wednesday night’s filing deadline — only one candidate applied for the position in each city. But in other cities, the non-partisan [...]

Sony offering ‘clean versions’ of some of its movies

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is offering edited versions of some of its films, the company announced Tuesday. The censored movies are called “Clean Version” and has adopted the tagline “adapted versions for a wider audience.” Editing [...]

ICYMI: Fire at elementary school; 15th anniversary of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapping

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. Fire at Ridgeline Elementary School in Highland Early Sunday morning the Lone Peak Fire responded to a fire on the roof of Ridgeline Elementary [...]

Senator Hatch talks Trump and tech with local entrepreneurs

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch spoke to about 25 entrepreneurs and tech executives at Silicon Slopes headquarters in Lehi, Utah, Thursday afternoon. During the hourlong discussion held before lunch, the group discussed a myriad of topics from technology [...]

Why Trader Joe’s chose Orem for its Utah Valley location opening in 2018

It’s official: Trader Joe’s will open at University Place in Orem in early 2018. The city announced the news late Wednesday. And the reason the grocer — known for low prices and harder-to-find items — is coming to Orem? Social [...]

Cedar Hills Mayor won’t seek re-election; close to accomplishing goals

Cedar Hills Mayor Gary Gygi will not seek re-election this fall. It’s not that he’s tired of the job. It’s not that he doesn’t enjoy it. It’s not because of health reasons. “I’m close to accomplishing most of the goals I’ve [...]

Google Trends reveals most misspelled word in each state

On the eve of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Google Trends revealed the most misspelled words in each state according to “how to spell” Google searches. Utah’s most misspelled word? Disease. Utah falls into the same word [...]

Provo City Cemetery unveils new statue honoring the fallen for Memorial Day

Provo City Veterans Council and America’s Freedom Festival unveiled a new veterans memorial at the Provo City Cemetery during its Memorial Day Service Monday morning. The eagle statue, which was organized by Aaron Rittmanic as part of his [...]