08172017

Eclipse tips for travelers and homebodies

Brigham Young University in Provo usually gets the most attention, but this weekend, the nation will turn their heads toward the home of BYU-Idaho as one of the best cities for viewing the 2017 total solar eclipse. Aug. 21 marks the first solar [...]

LDS Church releases statement supporting LoveLoud Festival’s motives

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a statement applauding LoveLoud Festival’s motives after receiving multiple inquiries from journalist. “We applaud the LoveLoud Festival for LGBT youth’s aim to bring [...]

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 [...]

ICYMI: Homes prices in Wasatch Front rising; Orem man saves woman at Deer Creek Reservoir

In case you took a break from the news for some weekend barbecuing, here are some headlines to brush up on. Home prices on Wasatch Front have risen to record highs The Salt Lake Board of Realtors released a report saying home prices on the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New York Times shares ‘Unusually Popular Summer Travel Spots for Each State’

Utahns love to travel to Tonga, according to a Facebook study. The data was based off of where people “check in” on Facebook when they are traveling abroad during the summer since 2012. The New York Times wrote that this unusually [...]

Donny Osmond shares precious picture of meeting his newest grandson for the first time

#AGoodDayIncludes meeting my sweet new grandson. I’d like to introduce you to Peder Clark Osmond. pic.twitter.com/xq4y1hKTks — Donny Osmond (@donnyosmond) August 8, 2017 Donny Osmond is beyond puppy love after posting a picture of [...]

ICYMI: The Void creates Star Wars-themed virtual reality exhibit; SafeUT app is helping prevent teen suicide

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are a few local stories to catch you up after the weekend. The Void partners with Disney on Star Wars-themed virtual reality game The Void, a virtual reality company, has partnered with [...]

John Curtis responds to negative ads with comical negative flier-use suggestions

Provo Mayor John Curtis knows how to make junk mail useful — at least that’s what he demonstrates in a video response to negative fliers. Curtis is one of three Republican candidates vying for votes in the special election for the 3rd [...]

Valley Grove breaks ground on 62-acre development in Pleasant Grove

Valley Grove is changing Pleasant Grove as we known it. For years, exit 275 has immediately led to open fields, but the new development is promising new sites in the future. St. John Properties held its official groundbreaking ceremony for [...]

Raise a glass: BYU continues streak as No. 1 ‘Stone-Cold Sober’ university

Raise a glass — BYU has once again secured the No. 1 “Stone-Cold Sober” university spot in the Princeton Review’s annual college rankings. This is the 20th year in a row BYU has earned the ranking. BYU was followed by College [...]

ICYMI: Elizabeth Smart film coming in November; Eagle Mountain 3-year-old dies after SUV runs her over

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are a few stories you’ll want to catch up on. Elizabeth Smart film coming in November Elizabeth Smart is co-producing a film depicting her abduction in 2002, reported The Salt [...]

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 [...]

LDS teen advances to the live show on ‘America’s Got Talent’ with another emotional song

In another emotional performance, 13-year-old Evie Clair performed once again on “America’s Got Talent” and was advanced to the live show for her special performance. The LDS girl from Florence, Arizona performed the song [...]

ICYMI: Jimmer Fredette signs with Shanghai Sharks once more; Elder Holland speaks on scouting plan

In case you took a break from the news over the long Pioneer Day weekend, here are your top news stories from Utah Valley. Jimmer Fredette signs again with Shanghai Sharks I've decided to go back to Shanghai for a two year contract. Thanks [...]

Modern pioneers: 3 countries where first-generation Saints are thriving

If Pioneer Day brings to mind images of 19th-century converts pushing handcarts across an unforgiving prairie floor, you’re not alone. And you’re right — the pioneers who came to Utah in the late 1800s are important to remember [...]

Utah-Tube: Miss Utah judges take to the stage to perform ‘Wicked’ song

Two Miss Utah judges took a break from judging the competition to sing “For Good” from the Broadway musical “Wicked” during the third day of the preliminary competition on June 16. “We just wanted to dedicate this [...]