Governor Herbert named Executive Chair of Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce

   When Governor Gary Herbert stepped down as Utah’s governor on January 4, he felt like he was leaving the Super Bowl after the third quarter.    “The pandemic had been all-consuming, and I stepped onto the sidelines during the critical fourth quarter,” he says.    Now he’s back in the game after a quick […]

Discover Hidden Treasure

Local treasure hunt offers real gold and real adventure for families COVID-19 has turned even the most well-traveled and adventurous families and individuals into hermits. However, a group of entrepreneurs who met on a mission to Peru are offering a chance of a treasure for those willing to have their social distancing with a side […]

Preparing for the 2020 Heber Half Run For Autism

Are you looking to break your personal record? Register for the Heber Half Run For Autism this summer for your fastest run yet! Kids On The Move and Runtastic Events have partnered to bring you this beautiful all-downhill half marathon course in the Heber Valley. The Heber Half is the perfect opportunity for competitive runners […]

DAILY UPDATE ON COVID-19: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

During this afternoon’s Silicon Slopes Town Hall, Summit County (Park City) announced a “shelter from home” order — then we learned in real time that Governor Herbert supported it. Colorado instigated a “shelter from home” order during the Zoom discussion as well, and Idaho had done the same thing two hours previous. Things are changing […]

Daily COVID-update: March 24, 2020

Data As of Tuesday, March 24, Utah has 298 cases of COVID-19, which is up 41 new cases from the previous day. (Utah County has 13 positive cases). Total testing in the state is 5,823 so far. Testing capacities have increased to 2,600 per day, with the expectation that even more testing will be available […]

Daily COVID-19 update: March 23, 2020

During today’s Silicon Slopes conference call, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox learned from Elder Craig C. Christensen that his missionary son (along with almost all of the 19,800 U.S. missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in foreign lands) will be returning to the United States. And all of us on the […]

Daily COVID-19 update: March 21, 2020

Weekend Update Like many have said, “What a year this week has been!” Yes, it has been economically devastating for many and socially isolating for all. But we live in the best state in the nation, full of minds working on the problem from every possible angle. As I’ve listened to a number of conference […]

Daily COVID-19 Update: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday update! Once again, Silicon Slopes facilitated a phone call with state and community leaders. We heard updates from Mitt Romney, Steve Starks, Spencer J. Cox, Bill Hulterstrom, and others. Here are a few of my takeaways from the conference call as well as other emails/texts I’ve received: Testing The good news is that the […]

Daily COVID-19 update: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Today’s update is largely based on a press conference with the Utah Department of Health and Dr. Angela Dunn, the state’s epidemiologist. I’ll also include volunteer opportunities and other generous ideas that cross my desk. Data In Utah, we have performed 900 tests for COVID-19. We have 51 positive tests so far, with 41 of […]

First Daily COVID-19 update: Monday, March 16, 2020

I just got off a conference call with 200+ community leaders (hosted by Silicon Slopes and Clint Betts) and wanted to share a few of my takeaways. Within our state we have the innovation and ability to produce 50,000+ diagnostic tests PER DAY for the coronavirus. These tests are made by Co-Diagnostics, and they are […]

2020 Person of the Year: Governor Gary Herbert

      By Jeanette Bennett & Ansalee Morrison | Photography by Dave Blackhurst Gary’s Herbert’s mind is mathematical. In 1990, when this father of six became a Utah County Commissioner, the census reported 263,590 people in Utah County. Thirty years later, Gary recalls that figure to the last digit in his interview with Utah […]

UV To Do: January 2020

MARK your calendars, GET SET, and GO to these great events happening all over Utah Valley this January.  Events Midway Ice Castle When: TBA Where: Homestead Crater Cost: $9.99–$17.99 Site: Sundance Film Festival When: Jan. 23–Feb. 2 Where: Salt Lake, Sundance and Ogden (Click here for venues) Cost: Prices vary  Site: Frigid 5K […]

UV To Do: December 2019

The Christmas season is a time of year, but it’s also a state of mind. Get into the Christmas spirit this December with these Utah Valley to-dos!  Events Breakfast with Santa When: Dec. 7–21 from 9 a.m. Where: Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn Cost: $30–$35 for adults and $25–$30 for children Site: Quiet Santa When: […]

Artist Jen Lewin illuminates Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point

Jen Lewin, artist and owner of Jen Lewin Studio in Brooklyn, New York, was camping in Western Australia when she and some friends discovered a magical moonlight reflection. The receding tide had left dozens of small pools of water that reflected in the moonlight and looked like tiny dots of light in the otherwise dark […]

UV To Do: November 2019

November is the season of turkey, pie and Thanksgiving. We’re sure thankful for all the events happening this month in Utah Valley, so grab your calendar and mark it for these November festivities.  Events Dia de Los Muertos When: Nov. 1 from 4–10 p.m. Where: Shops at Riverwoods Cost: FREE Site: Facebook Annual Tree Lighting […]

Where were you on 9/11? Locals Remember Sept. 11, 2001

Everyone reading this who is 18 years or older lived through an historic event comparable to Pearl Harbor — the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon. Our editors reached out to readers via Facebook and Instagram to ask where they where on September 11, 2001. Happy Patriot’s Day […]

UV To Do: August 2019

School may be just around the corner, but it’s not too late to cross the last few items off your summer bucket list. Here are some events in Utah Valley in the month of August to add to your calendar. Events Highland Fling When: July 27 – Aug. 3 Where: Heritage Park Cost: Varies Site: […]

UV To Do: Calendar Of Events For June 2019

The Utah Valley Parade of Homes runs from June 6-22, 2019.Hello, summer, our old friend. School is out and it’s time to celebrate. Here’s a calendar of events happening right here in Utah Valley in June. Events Summer Reading Kickoff and Book Sale When: June 1 at 9 a.m. Where: Provo Library Cost: Varies Site: […]

Second Annual Sego Awards Celebrates Female Utah Business Leaders

Female founders and CEOs gathered at Sundance Mountain Resort Friday evening for the second annual Sego Awards. The dress code: funky formal. The goal: recognize Utah women who are leaving their mark in both business and in their community. The Sego Awards describes its mission in three words: celebrate, inspire and advocate. In the spirit […]

Divvy Announces Series C Round for $200 Million

Today Divvy announced its Series C Round of funding for $200 million led by investor firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA). This Lehi startup has caught national attention and revolutionized the way businesses manage finances. With Divvy’s innovative app, business owners and finance departments can manage and monitor spending by creating expense reports, budgets and virtual credit […]

Young Living Digs into Earth Day with New Corporate Holiday

Young Living Essential Oils, the world leader in essential oils with headquarters in Lehi, recently announced Employee Service Day, a new paid holiday for their U.S. employees. The corporate holiday coincides with Earth Day and provides Young Living employees the opportunity to spend a day beautifying local communities. For its inaugural Employee Service Day, the […]

Mountain Point Medical Center and local fire departments use new app to enhance emergency care

Mountain Point Medical Center and three other Utah hospitals have introduced to their emergency medical services Twiage, an app that allows emergency responders to share patient information with hospital personnel in real-time, to expedite lifesaving care. Twiage offers emergency responders the ability to use a smartphone to share real-time patient data and send secured, privacy protected […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment at In2it Medical Accelerates Recovery Time

Sponsored Story Natalie, a busy Utah school teacher and mother to young children, was not immediately alarmed when she felt slight tingling, pain and numbness in her thumb. However, as her symptoms became more persistent and began spreading into her hand and arm, medical treatment was required. This is because Natalie, like 12 million other […]

UV To Do: Calendar Of Events For March 2019

Utah Valley has almost made it through the winter and spring is around the corner. As the days slowly get longer and the weather gets warmer, prepare for these Utah Valley events. Events  Holi Festival of Colors When: March 30-31 Where: Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Cost: Varies Site: Utah Home & Garden Show […]

Face the Music: Interview with Alex Boye

Alex Boye is the face of music in Utah. He’s the face of African members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For eight years, he was the face of the Tabernacle Choir. Just this year, he became the face of anti-suicide. And for this Utah Valley Magazine article, he’s the face of […]

Updated 2018 Utah County election results

Utah County released about 17,000 more votes Friday morning. This was the first round of results released since Tuesday night. While most of the results were similar to Tuesday night’s results, some races fluctuated. The U.S. House of Representatives District 4 race between Democrat candidate Ben McAdams and Republican candidate Mia Love is separated by less […]