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No new temples announced at LDS general conference, update on 182 current temples

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently has 157 operating temples with 12 under construction, 13 previously announced and 11 announced to undergo extensive renovation. While the LDS Church typically announces new temples during [...]

President Monson and Elder Hales will not speak in LDS general conference

President Thomas S. Monson and Elder Robert D. Hales, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will not speak in general conference this weekend. Deseret News reported that the LDS Church president wouldn’t be attending conference [...]

Following his father’s footsteps: President Henry J. Eyring installed as 17th BYU-Idaho President

Brigham Young University-Idaho may have a new president, but alumnus of the university will find the name familiar. On Tuesday, President Henry J. Eyring followed in his father’s footsteps with his installation as the 17th president of BYU-Idaho. His [...]

The Drive: Take a road trip through Utah County with eight locals

Rev up the engine and take a road trip through Utah County. We’ll make eight stops and introduce you to the talk of each town. So buckle your seatbelt and kick it into high gear with locals in the driver’s seat.

Alison Faulkner builds awesome brands in Provo

As told to Lindsey Williams The Alison Show started as a blog called, “She Blogs She Blogs,” like the Ricky Martin song. Blogging and Instagram have always been my main channels. It’s changed a lot over the years, but the central message [...]

Spanish Fork’s Lil Shepherd shows how Iceland intersects with Utah

As told to Lindsey Williams When I was serving my LDS mission in Iceland, I got an email from FamilySearch on Pioneer Day saying I had pioneer heritage. I looked through the list and found the name Gudmundur Gudmundson. I thought it must be [...]

Carl and Carol Butler remain active in the 80s in Payson

As told to Lindsey Williams Carl Butler I was born in Santaquin in 1935 in an old two-room sandstone house straight across the street from the cemetery. When I die, I’ll be 50 feet from where I started. I’ve always said the first date with [...]

Lone Peak Ultimate wins with Alpine’s Dave Kroupa

As told to Lindsey Williams I teach math at Timberline Middle School. I was in charge of the high-level math kids who compete in the state math competition, and I wanted to make it a little more fun and not sound too nerdy by calling it “The [...]

Taekwondo champion Jared Reed kicks it in Orem

As told to Lindsey Williams I got kicked out of karate — not by the instructor but by my parents. At daycare, another kid took my action figure toy so I kicked him. After that my dad kicked me out of karate. Six months later, my uncle recommended [...]

Kim Christensen brings books to life for teens at Springville Library

As told to Lindsey Williams I started at Borders bookstore in the Riverwoods. When they closed their doors, there was an opening for a part-time teen librarian at the Springville Library and I thought it would be a good fit — I love that [...]

Eagle Mountain’s Brady Bills strikes a chord for David Archuleta

As told to Lindsey Williams I started playing violin when I was a kid. It was awkward to hold under my chin, so when I was 4 or 5 I practiced with the violin in my lap. After seeing that, my mom decided I should try guitar lessons instead. My [...]

LDS teen Evie Clair performs in ‘America’s Got Talent’ semifinals

LDS thirteen-year-old Evie Clair continued her journey on “America’s Got Talent” with a performance of “Yours” in the show’s semifinals. While Clair’s angelic voice captures the hearts of America, her [...]

ICYMI: Power out in Western Utah County, Sitake admits BYU’s offense needs to step up

In case you took a break from the news as you enjoyed the last weekend of summer, here are some headlines to catch up on. BYU looks to make offensive changes before Utah game After a stunting 27-0 shutout against LSU, the BYU football team [...]

The most-referenced verses of LDS general conference by session

In just one month, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world will join together to hear messages from the leadership of the church. The conference begins with the general women’s session on Sept. [...]

The 10 most-referenced verses in LDS general conference highlight God’s promises

In just one month, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world will join together to hear messages from the leadership of the church. The conference begins with the general women’s session on Sept. [...]

Utah-Tube: BYU Vocal Point gets Michael McLean dancing with EDM

  BYU Vocal Point’s latest music video may have the same effect on viewers it had on Michael McLean, spontaneous dancing. The music video is an electronic dance music (EDM) mashup featuring songs like Calvin Harris’ “Outside,” [...]

Fourth round election update shows Utah County elections will be close

The fourth round update for the Utah County primary elections moved the needle in close races across the valley. But the election tally is still not official, according to Utah County Clerk/Auditor Bryan Thompson. Official results won’t [...]

LDS teen Evie Clair vies for a spot in ‘America’s Got Talent’ semifinals with performance of ‘Wings’

Evie Clair, the 13-year-old from Florence, Arizona, captured America’s hearts yet again with her own heart-wrenching story. Her father, who serves as Bishop in her ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was diagnosed [...]

Angels lighting the valley: 5 Utah Valley do-gooders that share their light

The world might be getting darker, but that just makes these angels stand out even more. Meet the women who create tiny diapers and make a huge impact, the parents who established a network for families with special needs, the couple finding [...]

9 lessons learned from Elder and Sister Renlund during LDS Face to Face in Africa

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Ruth, presented the second regional Face to Face event in Africa on Saturday.  The Face to Face event originated from the Ghana Missionary Training Center of The Church [...]