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If BYU were to build a perfect QB

“The Quarterback Factory” is a famous BYU photo from the 1980s featuring BYU head football coach LaVell Edwards. (Photo courtesy BYU) A famous BYU photo from the 1980s is titled “The Quarterback Factory.” LaVell Edwards is standing [...]
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Birth mom finds peace in decision to give daughter up for adoption

Gina Crotts grew up in Highland and now lives in Spanish Fork with her husband, Brandon, and their three children who keep her busy running from baseball games to dance practice all day long. Fourteen years ago, Gina Crotts placed a beautiful [...]
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Carry on: 2014 Cougar football players to watch

The 2014 edition of Cougar football is led by quarterback Taysom Hill, but the team’s success rests largely in the capable hands of junior running back Jamaal Williams. Offense Junior quarterback Taysom Hill has his arms and legs in the Heisman [...]
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Best of Utah Valley Auto and Outdoor Recreation

This round of “Best Of” presents a stark contrast between the noise of revving engines and the tranquility of Utah Valley’s mountains with the Best of Auto and Outdoor Recreation. Clean up your car with tips on keeping things clean and [...]
Locals and out-of-state visitors come to see street art at Chalk the Block at The Shops at Riverwoods. The event, which benefits Clear Horizons Academy, will welcome more than 200 artists this year to fill the shopping center with chalk art.

Chalk it out: Chalk the Block returns to the Shops at the Riverwoods

Locals and out-of-state visitors come to see street art at Chalk the Block at The Shops at Riverwoods. The event, which benefits Clear Horizons Academy, will welcome more than 200 artists this year to fill the shopping center with chalk art. The [...]
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Lookalikes: Seeing Stars in Utah Valley

Listen up lookalike lovers — we’ve got a collection of not-so-evil twins who are carbon copies of their celebrity counterparts. From Matt Damon to Ferris Bueller, these separated-at-birth local lookalikes will leave you starstruck.  Tami [...]
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Teams captain: BYU AD Tom Holmoe is a good sport

Tom Holmoe lines up with the three BYU football jerseys for 2014. (Photos by Marylyn Linge) I arrived at the BYU Athletic Building a few minutes before my scheduled interview with Tom Holmoe for this Utah Valley Magazine cover story. I looked [...]
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Tom Holmoe’s route to BYU

Tom Holmoe’s favorite part of his job is interacting with the student-athletes. Tom Holmoe has been Athletic Director at BYU for 10 years, and his favorite job description has everything to do with the players. “I arrived at AD in a [...]
Lori Ruth has been deaf since age 3, but a cochlear implant changed her life a few years ago. It enabled her to hear her newly born fourth child breathing — something that initially had her thinking Darth Vader was in the room.

Hear and Now: Lori Ruth finds meaning and purpose in her life’s challenges

Lori Ruth has been deaf since age 3, but a cochlear implant changed her life a few years ago. It enabled her to hear her newly born fourth child breathing — something that initially had her thinking Darth Vader was in the room. Pleasant Grove’s [...]
As a member of Utah County law enforcement for almost 16 years, Karalee Tracy is familiar with fear. But give her the choice between a crime scene and photo shoot and she knows where she’ll be. “I’m more afraid of having my photo taken than going into a firefight,” she laughs. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

On patrol: One of Utah County’s few female police officers

As a member of Utah County law enforcement for almost 16 years, Karalee Tracy is familiar with fear. But give her the choice between a crime scene and photo shoot and she knows where she’ll be. “I’m more afraid of having my photo taken [...]
Orem’s Rhonna Farrer is more well-known by her app name — Rhonna Designs. She took her scrapbook layouts and turned them digital, and Instagram hasn’t been the same since. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Creative app-titude: Rhonna Designs

Orem’s Rhonna Farrer is more well-known by her app name — Rhonna Designs. She took her scrapbook layouts and turned them digital, and Instagram hasn’t been the same since. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst) If you haven’t heard of the app Rhonna [...]
Magleby’s dishes up its traditional favorites in its artsy Springville location.

Magleby’s serves up summer Community icon dishes up tradition from Springville location

Magleby’s dishes up its traditional favorites in its artsy Springville location. By Mary Crafts-Homer If you’ve wondered what happened to the original Magleby’s restaurant, it is still alive and well, and living on Main Street in Springville. [...]
Renee Tribe grew up as a tomboy in a house full of girls. She liked to skateboard, and most of her friends were boys. It wasn’t until eighth grade that she thought, “I should probably wear a dress — I don’t look so bad in it.” Now, 
Renee is the co-founder of the GULL lacrosse league and the mother of four boys and one girl. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

On the ball: Renee Tribe’s got game on the Utah County lacrosse scene

Renee Tribe grew up as a tomboy in a house full of girls. She liked to skateboard, and most of her friends were boys. It wasn’t until eighth grade that she thought, “I should probably wear a dress — I don’t look so bad in it.” Now,Renee [...]
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Living in the lap of leprosy

Tyler Vigue traveled to India with Rising Star to help serve people with leprosy. (Photo courtesy Tyler Vigue) Leprosy is feared and misunderstood, but Rising Star Outreach executive director Tyler Vigue is passionate about changing that. In [...]
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In good hands: The sole female general surgeon in Utah County

Dr. Jennifer Tittensor is the only female general surgeon in Utah County. Statistically speaking, Utah is behind the curve when it comes to female physicians. According to a 2012 report from The Utah Medical Education Council, 21 percent of [...]
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Made in UV: Princess aprons, planners and more

These six items were made in Utah Valley’s own backyard. With a wide range of talent, there is no need to shop anywhere else. Fit for a Queen Provo’s Liz Saenz created a multitasking mom’s dream when she started stitching up Queen [...]
A replica of Noah's Ark is part of the Discovery Garden at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Curious Business: 4 lessons you’ll be dying to learn at the Museum of Natural Curiosity

A replica of Noah’s Ark is part of the Discovery Garden at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo by Rebecca Lane) After 20 months of construction, the highly-anticipated Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving [...]
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Moms the word: Cindy Clark

“Courtney (C. Jane Kendrick) is a breath of fresh air. We don’t always have the same philosophy on issues, but I love to learn about how she arrived at her opinion,” Cindy says. Cindy Clark went back to BYU when she was pregnant with her [...]
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‘Knot at the end of the rope’: Developmental Center puts the ‘sweet’ in home for intellectually disabled

Guy Thompson is the superintendent at the Developmental Center in American Fork. But his favorite title is “friend” to residents such as Ann, Troy and Nathan. Activities for the intellectually challenged adults include growing plants in [...]
Spanish Fork celebrates all-American traditions at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days.

No siestas at this fiesta

Spanish Fork celebrates all-American traditions at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days. In Utah County, the summer menu serves up city festivals almost every week. From Provo’s Freedom Days to Payson’s Golden Onion Days, cities share their history [...]