Orem sets sights on The Cheesecake Factory

It worked with Trader Joe’s, so now Orem is using social media to get The Cheesecake Factory‘s attention. Because a recent survey of residents showed that the chain restaurant was the No. 1 most-wanted new business in the city, [...]

New Lehi Facebook page gives residents direct line to city

Want to know what’s happening at what used to be a horse pasture in Lehi? Wondering why your road is torn up? Are you looking for more information about a Lehi event? The city recently started a new Facebook page where residents can ask [...]

Olive Garden, theater opening in Spanish Fork in time for the holidays

Spanish Fork residents likely will have a new restaurant and more to be thankful for this holiday season, with Olive Garden set to start serving the week before the holiday, and a new movie theater scheduled to open right before Christmas. The [...]

Get creative with your kids at new art center in Provo

Whether your kids — or you — are interested in screen printing, painting, working with clay, weaving or another art, there’s space at the new Neighborhood Art Center at Provo Towne Centre. “We’re a mini children’s [...]

Caffeine on campus: BYU starts stocking caffeinated Coke products

Move over caffeine-free Diet Coke, the real stuff is now available on BYU campus. The school announced this morning that effective immediately, you can now get caffeinated sodas on campus. “They are being stocked in our vending machines [...]

Provo council weighs rental contract law

Provo’s council likely will decide Oct. 3 whether to require landlords to have written rental contracts with tenants that include an attachment about legal occupancy limits. Though the item is now planned for the next meeting, the council [...]

Provo housing: singles vs. families?

“This is a great place to be.” “Zoning laws are not discriminatory.” “My family feels very upset, very discriminated against and very hurt.” “They’re hoping zoning laws will get rid of us.” If [...]

Women, entrepreneurs part of growing wealth pie in Provo

Startup Building, Braid workshops, Girls Summit, Women Who Build, and collaboration with BYU, UVU and others — these are all part of Provo City’s efforts to be part of wealth creation in the community. Workforce development and job [...]

Vote by mail: Easier for voters, more work to count

If it seemed like it took longer than usual to get election results after the Aug. 15 primary this year, well — it did. A mail-in election means higher voter turnout and more convenience for voters. But it also makes more work for the people [...]

Curtis (likely) wins 3rd Congressional primary; 1000s of ballots left to count

It’s (almost) official — Provo Mayor John Curtis won the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District race to replace Jason Chaffetz. Almost, because there are still tens of thousands of ballots left to count in Utah County. Curtis’s [...]

Duncan Aviation on track for Provo Airport expansion

Last year, Duncan Aviation announced plans to expand its facility at the Provo Airport. Though it’s hit a bump, the company is moving ahead. David Walter, director of the Provo Redevelopment Agency, told the city council and Provo School [...]

What to do with Utah County’s mail-in ballots or if you didn’t receive a ballot

Voters in Utah County won’t have to make time to get to a polling place on Primary Election Day — or on Election Day in November. That’s Utah County is delivering their ballots via the mail this year. Elections officials mailed [...]

Downtown Provo getting better with popular restaurants, shops and more

Downtown Provo has come a long way in the last decade or so, now filled with popular restaurants, businesses and retail. It wasn’t that long ago that Sensuous Sandwich was the only food establishment on the south side of Center Street, [...]

What Spanish Fork’s pool had to do when someone pooped in the water

On June 28, someone pooped in the water at the Spanish Fork Water Park. And it wasn’t just any poop — it was diarrhea. As soon as pool operators noticed, they closed the pool and started the process of cleaning the water, to make it [...]

As Utah Valley’s fire season heats up, fire and firework restrictions heighten

Utah had an above average snowfall in the winter, followed by a wet spring. The mountains are green. So fire danger should be low, right? Wrong, and the fire season is shaping up to be a bad one — and we haven’t even hit fireworks [...]

Provo aims to make Rock Canyon even better

Rock Canyon is already a jewel in Provo, with awe-inspiring beauty, wildlife, plants, scenic cliffs and trails. But now the city wants to improve it even more. A fire pit area, interpretive plaza, more parking, new trail loops focused on geology, [...]

Free lunches available for kids in south Utah County

This summer, if your kids are out at the Springville Splash Pad, Payson Community Pool, Spanish Fork City Center Library Park, Taylor Elementary in Payson or Santaquin’s Centennial Park at lunch time on weekdays, they’re in for [...]

Ten candidates or one, Utah County cities gear up for mayoral election

The next mayors of several cities, including Lindon, Genola and Woodland Hills, are pretty much a given after Wednesday night’s filing deadline — only one candidate applied for the position in each city. But in other cities, the non-partisan [...]

Why Trader Joe’s chose Orem for its Utah Valley location opening in 2018

It’s official: Trader Joe’s will open at University Place in Orem in early 2018. The city announced the news late Wednesday. And the reason the grocer — known for low prices and harder-to-find items — is coming to Orem? Social [...]

Orem’s 2017 CARE grants include library auditorium, SCERA Shell studies

Orem’s library auditorium addition, once called the Center for Story, may be getting closer to reality. This week, the Orem City Council voted to give the project nearly $35,000 in CARE tax funds to move the plan along. The city will [...]