In case you took a break from the news this weekend for some back to school shopping, here are some headlines to brush up on.
LoveLoud Festival rocks the valley
About 17,000 people gathered at the Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem to attend the LoveLoud Festival Saturday, reported the Deseret News. Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, Steve Young, Tom Christofferson, the BYU Music Dance Theatre program and other local talent graced the stage in support of the youth of the LGBTQ community. Encircle, the Trevor Project, Stand4Kind and other groups supported and sponsored the event.
BYU vs. LSU venue likely relocating from Houston
Due to Hurricane Harvey, which as hit Houston with unprecedented rain and flooding this week, officials will likely relocate the BYU v. LSU football game from Houston’s NRG Stadium to another location, reported the Deseret News. Houston plans to use NRG Park as an emergency operations center to aid victims of the flooding.
Stadiums mentioned as candidates for the BYU Homecoming came on Sept. 2 include the LSU Tiger Stadium, the Dallas AT&T Stadium of the New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Seven fires burn in Saratoga Springs
Seven fires ignited Sunday in Saratoga Springs Sunday, and authorities believe the fires to be intentional, reported the Deseret News. The largest fire burned about 100 acres while the other six burned about five acres all together, reported Fox 13 News. In a Facebook post Sunday evening, the city of Saratoga Springs reported six of the fires to be extinguished, with the seventh nearly out with a few hot spots.
The Tank Hollow fire grows to 3,500 acres
This weekend, the Tank Hollow fire in Spanish Fork, which has been burning since Aug. 11, grew to burn 3,500 acres, reported The Salt Lake Tribune. Sunday afternoon, officials had the fire 40 percent contained. The fire was visible from U.S. 6, and Spanish Fork City advised travelers in a Facebook post to watch safety personnel while traveling along that highway.
LDS church announces new Sunday School curriculum for adults
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new curriculum for adults on Friday. During the Sunday meetings for Priesthood and Relief Society, the lessons will focus on learning from general conference messages and counseling together starting in 2018. The First Presidency announced the new material — “Come, Follow Me—For Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society Meetings” — in a letter. Read more on UtahValley360.com.