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Faces of Fitness: The Warriors

Clayton’s performance on the 2016 season of “American Ninja Warrior” surprised the producers because, unlike the other contestants, they had never heard of him. Clayton and Chelsea Wolf describe their relationship as an atypical Utah County [...]

Utah Fertility Center’s five-fold mission to care for its patients

Utah Fertility Center from left to right: Shawn E. Gurtcheff, M.D., M.S., Russell A. Foulk, M.D., Deirdre A. Conway, M.D. and Jason Parker, D.O. DOCTORS: Russell A. Foulk, M.D. Shawn E. Gurtcheff, M.D., M.S. Deirdre A. Conway, M.D. Jason Parker, [...]

Go Fish!: Of all the fish in the local restaurant sea, Tsunami at Traverse Mountain has the best sushi

Tsunami opened at Traverse Mountain to a packed house of sushi lovers. By Mary Crafts-Homer I’m jumpin’ for joy that one of my favorite Salt Lake restaurants has opened a fourth location in Traverse Mountain! I have long been a fan of Tsunami [...]

Faces of Fitness: The Iron Cowboy

The son of a life-long firefighter, James has turned his endurance success into a multi-media business including books, movies and speaking engagements. (Photo by JayBird) James Lawrence isn’t a cowboy. And, despite feats that may suggest [...]

Doctor’s orders: Top Docs in Utah Valley

Utah Valley Magazine asked more than 600 doctors across Utah Valley to identify peers in the medical industry they would be most comfortable recommending to friends and family members. As the responses came in (our fax machine got more use than [...]

Faces of Fitness: The Queens of Zumba

Kass Martin (left) and Emily Engemann (right) are known as the Zumba queens. Their latest whirl is being some of the faces on the Zumba Country DVD. Group fitness royalty is in their blood. Their mom, Laura Aston (center), is known for classes [...]

The Short List: 6 more people worthy of Person of the Year

As Utah Valley Magazine kicks off 2017, we’re naming John Curtis as our second annual PERSON OF THE YEAR. We also created a “short list” of other contenders on sticky notes, whiteboards and email chains. We narrowed, debated and ultimately [...]

Person of the Year: Provo Mayor John Curtis

The mayoral legacy of John Curtis involves preserving Rock Canyon, inviting thousands to the Rooftop Concert Series, and owning the largest sock collection in the 84601 (219 pairs, to be exact). (Photo by Dave Blackhurst/UV Mag) When John Curtis [...]

2016 Utah Valley Magazine covers: A year in review

For 16 years, Utah Valley Magazine has had Utah Valley covered. With six annual issues, 2016’s covers held a lot of familiar faces. We’ve shared your favorite recurring sections — celebrity lookalikes, Fab 40, high schoolers who [...]

Utah-Tube: Kids tell who is on Santa’s naughty and nice list

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, we’re telling you why. These Utah Valley Christmas Kids know what it takes to get on the naughty list (which none of them have ever been on, of course). For the holiday issue [...]

7 things Wade Christiansen wants you to know about Lehi

Wade Christiansen Father-of-five and podiatric surgeon Wade Christiansen’s Lehi roots run deep. His mother was the town beautician, his grandfather owned a bussing company on Main Street, and his other grandfather was a Lehi police officer. [...]

Utah-Tube: Kids explain how to play in the snow

As the weather outside turns frightful this winter, take these tips from these young snow pros. If you want to build a snowman, these kids know how. Although, that snow can be a tricky substance. In the third “Christmas Kids” video, [...]

Creating Smiles: Nord Orthodontics in Orem braces families for a happy holiday through Sub for Santa

Janel Rykert (holding the chalkboard) coordinates the Sub for Santa efforts sponsored by Nord Orthodontics in Orem. She and the rest of the team — led by Dr. Scott Nord, in the blue shirt — utilize the generosity of patients to help dozens [...]

Highland’s Debora Fletcher is raising 10 children on stewardship and love

One of the 10 children is assigned to help Debora fix dinner each night. (Photo by Busath Photography) Debora Fletcher lives in a spacious house in Highland where she raises 10 children (eight boys, two girls) and oversees Sustainable Families, [...]

Everybody has a story: An American dream 25 years in the making

Anya Patti and her husband Troy have five children: Hailey (23), Rylee (15), Andrew (13), Brooklyn (11) and Ryder (7). “I love taking my kids on one-on-one dates,” Anya says. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst/UV Mag) When Anya Patti defected from [...]

Utah-Tube: Christmas Kids almost know Santa’s reindeers’ names

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, But do you recall, The not-so-famous reindeers named in this video? After telling Utah Valley Magazine all about Santa Claus, these Christmas experts [...]

Time Flies: Tom Woodhouse has seen Utah Valley takeoff during his 74 years in Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork Flying Service provided plane repairs, crop dusting, flying lessons and plane rides. Woodhouse Field pays tribute to its legacy. From his pilot’s seat, Tom Woodhouse has had a bird’s eye view of Utah Valley being harvested from [...]

Stitching together: Hospital volunteer Betty Whiteley delivers stockings for babies born on 12 days of Christmas

During most of the month of December at the American Fork Hospital, parents receive their newborns in Christmas stocking made by Betty Whiteley and other volunteers. Betty has been making about 40 stockings every year for the past 10 years. [...]

Christmas kids and their moms share the scoop on the holidays

We interviewed 10 kids from Utah Valley about Santa Claus, his friends and playing in the snow. The videos will be released each week in December. (Photos by Utah Valley Magazine) We interviewed 10 tiny Utah Valley elves — and their moms — [...]

UV To Do: December 2016

Guests visit with Santa Claus aboard the North Pole Express in this photo courtesy of the Heber Valley Railroad. Events Breakfast with Santa When: Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 9 a.m. Where: Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn Cost: $30–$35 for adults [...]