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Everybody has a story: Texas Transplant

Scott Cooksey moved to Utah to work at UVU, and he loves the outdoors in his new Utah community. As told by Kate Nash Scott Cooksey is a Texas native serving as the vice president for development and alumni relations at UVU. After moving to [...]

Red Rocks: 7 heavenly reasons to head South for the Winter … and beyond

While there are thousands of reasons to take I-15 southbound, Utah Valley Magazine is naming seven reasons to hit red-rock country for the weekend … or longer. 1. To Jeep and 4-wheel Jeeping with family draws Wayne and Stacey Zakotnik [...]

Faces of Fitness: The Trainers

Zac and Kami Price juggle fitness and three boys at their Energy Explosion gym in Spanish Fork. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst/UV Mag) Zac and Kami Price first started training clients in the garage of Zac’s dad (artist Gary Price). As their reputation [...]

How do I love thee? Let me count the steps

The love-liest day of the year offers three Valentine’s dinner dances, including this one at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo courtesy Thanksgiving Point) And a one and a two and a one, two, three, four. For the 9th year, Thanksgiving Point is swinging [...]

UV To Do: February 2017

Events The love-liest day of the year offers three Valentine’s dinner dances, including this one at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo courtesy Thanksgiving Point) Fire and Ice When: Feb. 6, 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Where: The Shops at Riverwoods Cost: Free Site: [...]

7 things Ifo Pili wants you to know about Eagle Mountain

Ifo Pili Former NFL defensive lineman Ifo Pili first lined up in Eagle Mountain at the recommendation of his football agent. After living in Houston, Boston and Philadelphia, Ifo and his wife, Jenny, were searching for an affordable place to [...]

Faces of Fitness: The Survivors

When Merrilee Boyack was declared cancer-free, the firefighters in Poway, California (where she served on the city council), all wore pink T-shirts to celebrate. Once she moved to Utah, Merrilee trained with Sabrina Jo Estes. A Lehi garage has [...]

Find the 6 differences: Kalani Sitake in the BYU student section

The young Cougar basketball team is quickly gaining fan support with its up-and-down style of play. Can you find the six differences in this photo of BYU cheering fans? See the original (A) and the doctored photo (B). Answers below.  A. Original [...]

Made in UV: Insta-pies from Pleasant Grove; Child-‘hood’ clothes

For every issue of Utah Valley Magazine, we recognize five Utah Valley grown products. Grab your wallet — these creative businesses are something you’re going to want. Hoodspiration As Meredith Pickup attended showers for her friends, she [...]

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. [...]