09192017

Big Heart in a Small Town: Eagle Mountain’s Lianne Pengra wears many hats

As told to Kate Nash I grew up in a small farming community in Washington state, and then my family relocated to Bountiful. After graduating from Woods Cross High School, I went to Westminster College for a year on a scholarship. I worked as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Customers reflect on 55 years of El Azteca

El Azteca has been a staple to get good Mexican food in Utah County, but after 55 years the owners have decided to close their doors. The owners of El Azteca, the Rubio and Revuelta family, announced their closing on Facebook on Aug. 22. The [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 events to slide into September

School has officially taken over the valley, but attendance at these fun weekend events is mandatory. Take a break from hitting the books and enjoy a weekend of fun in September with these Utah Valley events. Sheepdog Championship & Festival If [...]

Downtown Provo restaurants raising funds for Hurricane Harvey victims at Rooftop Concert Series

Over the past week, Chad Pritchard has watched parts of his home state get decimated by Hurricane Harvey. He’s talked to his brother — a police officer in Houston — and watched the reports on the news. “It’s humbling to [...]

High speed internet makes Provo one of the best cities for college students

If you like quick Wi-Fi and getting caught on a date, then Provo is the best college destination for you. HighSpeedInternet.com named Provo, home of Brigham Young University and Provo College, the third best city for college students in America [...]

UVU Roots of Knowledge wins CODAawards People’s Choice Award

The Roots of Knowledge won one of the 2017 CODAawards People’s Choice Award, Utah Valley University announced on Thursday. Of the 44 entries, Roots of Knowledge was one of two winners of the 5th annual CODAawards People’s Choice Award, [...]

Trading treats for tricks: Payson’s Brian South pulls out the tricks for Halloween

It’s known as the holiday where children dressed as ghouls and goblins ask for tricks or treats, and while most families prepare bowls of candy for Halloween, local venture Discover Magic is pulling out all the tricks. Payson’s Brian South [...]

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival — A tale of history and growth

When the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival began in 1990, individual pieces needed a place. Now heading into its 28th year, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival has a view of the bigger picture as it moves to its fourth location. From 860 attendees [...]

From hospital bed, Evie Clair’s father reacts to America saving daughter on AGT

Evie Clair was amongst the bottom three last night on “America’s Got Talent,” but after America voted, Clair got to continue on to the semifinals. Clair, Eric Jones and The Masqueraders were announced as part of the bottom [...]

Local singers audition for ‘American Idol’ in Provo

“Step up to the tape.” Those are the words singers auditioning for “American Idol” heard as they reached the end of the long audition line. “American Idol” rolled into Provo, Utah on Wednesday to hold first [...]

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 [...]

Utah-Tube: ‘Studio C’ attempts to clear up bizarre Mormon misconceptions

“Studio C” released a new comedy sketch about the misconceptions of Mormonism, only this time the misconceptions are wild, wacky and sure to spark some laughter. Friends from college reconnect at a mutual friend’s wedding [...]

ICYMI: Rodizio Grill starts cooking in Provo; Taysom Hill touches down for Green Bay Packers

In case you took a break from the news this weekend to soak in those last summer days, here are some headlines to brush up on. Taysom Hill runs 23 yards for NFL touchdown https://twitter.com/NFL/status/899096678665302016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vanquishthefoe.com%2F2017%2F8%2F19%2F16174918%2Fvideo-taysom-hill-puts-defenders-on-skates-in-23-yard-td-run-for-green-bay-packers Former [...]

Darkened donuts: Krispy Kreme offering a culinary eclipse

The sun and moon did not schedule their date above Utah County for the 2017 solar eclipse, but that’s not stopping a Krispy Kreme glaze craze. In order to witness the total eclipse of the sun, travelers must look up from a 70-mile-wide [...]

Cedar Hills Mayor Gary Gygi known for being a clear communicator

When Gary Gygi was appointed mayor of Cedar Hills in January 2012, residents were sharply divided in their view of the Cedar Hills Golf Club. Some loved the golf course, others resented it. Rancor and animosity over the golf course was tearing [...]

Utah-Tube: GENTRI encourages being ‘The One’ in new video shot in India

GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio released a new video called “One” about the lessons they learned in India about the power and influence of “The One.” “It only takes one life to make a difference,” trio member [...]

Provo School District giving one-time bonus to employees in November

Provo School District is giving its employees a one-time bonus at the end of November, Provo School District President McKay Jensen announced in a joint meeting with the Provo City Council on Thursday. Following Thanksgiving break, district [...]

Decades: Women act their age

Walk through a woman’s lifetime from her 20s to her 80s. Spoiler alert! Each of these local girlie girls think they’re living in the best stage of life.