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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 [...]

7 things Relief Society doesn’t do anymore (and 3 it does)

The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints turns 175 years old on March 17th, and women around the world are celebrating with activities, service projects, dinners and more. But the original members of the Relief [...]

Utah State Hospital fundraising to honor 100s buried in unmarked graves

In 1931, doctors diagnosed 18-month-old Phyllis Joan with hydrocephalus. Because of her illness, her adopted parents didn’t want her anymore. So she ended up at the Utah State Hospital in Provo, where she would spend the last two months [...]

Nu Skin embraces the madness, maintains employee productivity during NCAA basketball tournament

Once brackets are set and the NCAA tournament bounces into action, March Madness takes over everything — even business. WalletHub estimates corporations lose $4 billion in productivity during March Madness. One Provo business is busting the [...]

8 young women share message of faith at UN amidst snowed-in New York

On Monday afternoon, the United Nations in New York declared it was canceling all official events for Tuesday, March 14, on account of a major winter storm, which was expected to drop up to 18 inches and to close public transportation. Big [...]

2017 Utah Legislature roundup: Food tax stays the same, schools and roads get more money

Some years, Utah lawmakers pass major tax changes or make sweeping changes that get national attention. Remember when Utah considered opting out of No Child Left Behind? Some years are more quiet. But either way, every legislative session ends [...]

Flippin Traffic: Group wants state to move up Lehi I-15 project

If you’ve driven through Lehi on I-15 during the morning or evening commute — and even other times of the day — you know there’s a problem between Main Street and State Road 92, aka the Thanksgiving Point exit. Thousands of [...]

Why libraries are good for more than just books

I’ve always been a self-pronounced book worm. My favorite part of summer vacation was getting to compete in the summer reading program at my local library. Even into college, I would spend my first few weeks of summer vacation glued to [...]

President Henry B. Eyring to speak at UVU 76th commencement

LDS leader President Henry B. Eyring will speak at Utah Valley University’s commencement exercises on May 4, according to an announcement by the Utah Valley University Board of Trustees Wednesday morning. “President Eyring has devoted [...]

Provo eyeing changes to parking ratios for new developments

When The Village was built south of BYU, the city allowed the developer to build .62 parking spaces per bed. There are 936 beds in that complex. The idea was that because it was so close to BYU, and was student housing, that residents wouldn’t [...]

Celebrate Women’s Day in Provo with lectures, yoga, dance and more

After last year’s celebration of Women’s Day in Provo, more women got involved in the city. Some signed up to be on city boards and commissions. The city sponsored a few women to learn how to run for office. And city officials got [...]

Shape the Point of the Mountain Region’s future at public workshop tonight

IF YOU GO Where: Ashton Gardens Visitor Center at Thanksgiving Point, 3900 N. Garden Dr., Lehi, UT When: 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 Cost: FREE More Information: EnvisionUtah.org If you could determine the future of the Point of the Mountain [...]

Seoul virus infection detected in Utah County

One Utah County resident has been infected by the Seoul virus infection, according to the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) and Utah Department of Health (UDOH). The Seoul virus infection is a rare type of hantavirus that is carried by rats. “Individuals [...]

UVU President Holland reflects on 75th anniversary, pushes to prepare for even better centennial anniversary

Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland wrapped up the school’s 75th anniversary year-long celebration on Tuesday and pointed students, staff and alumni to preparing for an even better centennial celebration in 25 years as part [...]

Lawmaker wants registry for child abusers, similar to sex offender list

On Oct. 13, 2013, JoAnn Otten got a call that her granddaughter Miley wasn’t breathing. The girl’s father was convicted of child abuse, having violently shaken the 7-month-old more than once. He also squeezed her, causing multiple [...]

‘Studio C’ character, Awkward Avoidance Viking, helping Conan on Tuesday night

Utah County’s clean sketch comedy show, “Studio C,” is appearing on late-night show “Conan” Tuesday night. In the episode’s description on Conan’s website, it says the Awkward Avoidance Viking, a “Studio [...]

Utah County welcomes last refugee family before ban

Some parents took their kids out of school early on Thursday to give them a different sort of lesson. Utah families headed to the Salt Lake City International Airport to welcome Hassan Barat Ali Hassan, Fozia Ramazan Ali Qurban Ali, their [...]

University Place development update: New restaurants and events coming

The office building on the north side is done, connector road complete and the indoor/outdoor playground is finished. So what else could be happening at University Place? Answer: a lot. Cindy Nguyen, marketing director for University Place, [...]