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Student life: Alpine native Keyan Norman masters academics and football

The term “student-athlete” is often focused on the “athlete” part of the moniker. However, for senior offensive lineman and Lone Peak High grad Keyan Norman, the “student” part comes first. After graduating early from SUU (where [...]

A review of the 2017 Utah Valley Parade of Home

Get the scoop on every home. From favs to fashions to funny stories, we’ve got all 31 homes covered. Home #1, Split Rock Fine Homes Large windows throughout and a large covered patio blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living in this [...]

Moroni’s Promise: New position fits junior tight end

Junior Moroni Laulu-Pututau came to BYU as a lean wide receiver, running up sidelines and diving for balls at the end of a fly route. In fact, his freshman season, he averaged 18.7 yards a catch with a long of 54 yards. But, when offensive [...]

Home run: Sisters team up to hit all 31 homes in 2017 Utah Valley Parade of Homes

Two years ago, Kellyanne Malbica and Talia Malbica had never entered a single home in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. They went from zero to Parade hero this year on June 24, when the Malbica sisters finished touring Home 19, “The Winnie [...]

Brinkerhoff’s business and homeowners’ lives rebuilt with 2017 Parade People’s Choice winner

On a bend in the road in a gorgeous neighborhood just south of the heart of Mapleton is a home remodel project that welcomed 11,261 visitors during the 2017 Parade of Homes and earned the People’s Choice Platinum Award for favorite home. This [...]

An easy choice: Talon Shumway goes from ‘Lone Peak 5’ to ‘Go-To-Guy No. 1’

BYU basketball fans know all about the “Lone Peak Three” from last year’s team. However, some might not remember that the high school national champions had a couple of other key players. UVU’s Conner Toolson was a 3-point threat that [...]

Good Sports: Hosts Spencer Linton and Jarom Jordan are always reppin’ on BYU SportsNation

By Greg Bennett and Jeanette Bennett As a fourth-grader at Clinton Elementary, Spencer Linton visited the studio of KSL 5 in Salt Lake City. The boy gravitated to the chair of sports anchor Craig Bollerjack (now TV voice of the Utah Jazz). “I [...]

Spanish Fork names Leonard and Loa Ellis as grand marshals for Fiesta Days Grand Parade

Fiesta Days Grand Parade When: Monday, July 24 at 9 a.m. Where: Center St. and Main St. in Spanish Fork (see map here) Cost: FREE Site: spanishfork.org Loa Ellis has always had an appreciation for the Fiesta Days celebration. In fact, her [...]

Summer for everyone: A guide to Utah Valley summer events

“I’m bored.” Those are the most dreaded words a parent can hear from non-pupilous children during the 99 days of summer. Put away the sigh and the eyeroll (we’re talking about yours) and check out 47 ideas divided geographically. No [...]

Summer for everyone: North Valley

“I’m bored.” Those are the most dreaded words a parent can hear from non-pupilous children during the 99 days of summer. Put away the sigh and the eyeroll (we’re talking about yours) and check out 47 ideas divided geographically. No [...]

Summer for everyone: Central Valley

“I’m bored.” Those are the most dreaded words a parent can hear from non-pupilous children during the 99 days of summer. Put away the sigh and the eyeroll (we’re talking about yours) and check out 47 ideas divided geographically. No [...]

Summer of everyone: South Valley

“I’m bored.” Those are the most dreaded words a parent can hear from non-pupilous children during the 99 days of summer. Put away the sigh and the eyeroll (we’re talking about yours) and check out 47 ideas divided geographically. No [...]

Summer for everyone: Out of town

“I’m bored.” Those are the most dreaded words a parent can hear from non-pupilous children during the 99 days of summer. Put away the sigh and the eyeroll (we’re talking about yours) and check out 47 ideas divided geographically. No [...]

A ‘wicked’ partnership: Kylie Sisam and Wicked

Kylie Sisam sometimes thinks her competition partner can be as stubborn as a mule. As a barrel racer on UVU’s rodeo team, Kylie competes with her 12-year-old gray mare, Wicked, and finds the same traits that make Wicked a competitor can also [...]

Culinary creatives: Jason Merryweather and Ruben Aguirre

Jason Merryweather and Ruben Aguirre started their culinary partnership in the late 1990s at the Homestead Resort in Midway. Now, the pair continue to share a kitchen at the expansive Thanksgiving Point property where Jason oversees all food [...]

A one-on-one team effort: Julie Ellison and Mindy Davis

Julie Ellison welcomes her students each morning as they get off the bus. At her side is Mindy Davis, a technician in Julie’s classroom full of special-needs students at the Oakridge School in Springville. “We want the students to be as [...]

Therapist with a collar: Joanna Posey and Smokey

Joanna Posey has been involved with Therapy Animals of Utah since before she even had an animal qualified to serve with her. When Joanna rescued her dog, Smokey, she found her therapy animal. Animal-assisted therapy involves animals as a tool [...]

Constant companion: Deputy Shawn Carter and Havoc

Not every police officer has the luxury of a partner backing him up on every call. But Deputy Shawn Carter of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office knows that he can wreak Havoc on someone trying to hurt him. In his case, Havoc is his 5-year-old [...]

The Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation plans new home in Spanish Fork

Gail S. Halvorsen, known internationally as the “Candy Bomber,” has dedicated his life to aviation education, to mentoring youth and responding to the emergency needs of those around him. Now, the foundation dedicated to his legacy [...]

I tried it: Writer Greg Bennett adds a dab of color to life through Orem’s SCERA Art Center

On a recent Wednesday night, I pretended to be a little bit Winslow Homer and take a beginning watercolor class, taught by Ashley Harvey, the director of the SCERA Arts Center. The limit of my previous watercolor experience was as a sixth-grader [...]