ICYMI: Utah County residents fight proposal to sell parts of East Bay Golf Course


Former Lone Peak golfer Carson Lundell puts for a birdie en route to a -9 under par 63 at East Bay Golf Course on Aug. 13. (Photo courtesy Rob Stanger)

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are a few local stories from the weekend to help you catch up on the know.

Utah County residents fight proposal to sell parts of East Bay Golf Course

Provo City announced that founders at the Provo’s Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions are looking to purchase land that is part of the East Bay Golf Course in order to build a medical school, a move that would require relocating three current holes on the 18-hole course. More than 100 people gathered at East Bay Golf Course in Provo last Wednesday evening to protest the purchase, KSL reported. Read more about the protest at KSL.com.

Women Tech Awards celebrates 10 years

The Women Tech Council celebrated 10 years of the Women Tech Awards on Friday. Seventeen finalists and three student finalists were narrowed to seven award recipients, including Rachel Hofstetter of Provo’s Chatbooks, who was given the Growth Leadership Award. Read 10 takeaways from the luncheon on UtahValley360.com.

Eagle Mountain woman known as ‘Cookie Grandma’

Dixie Johnson is known as grandma to 19 grandchildren, but she is known as “Cookie Grandma” by other children in her neighborhood, the Daily Herald reported. The Eagle Mountain resident has gained the rapport amongst the neighborhood’s children as a place where they can get a cookie on any given day. Johnson says she goes through dozens of cookies each week. Read the entire story on heraldextra.com.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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