8 new restaurants opening in Utah County in 2018

Utah County had just over 592,000 residents in 2017. Over the next 50 years, new projections estimate that number will triple to more than 1.6 million. As this growth accelerates, several new businesses and restaurants are opening in Utah County. Here are eight restaurants to be on the lookout for in 2018. 1. Strap Tank Brewing Co., […]

President Thomas S. Monson Dies at 90

President Thomas S. Monson, 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died on Jan. 2 at 10:01 p.m. in his home in Salt Lake City surrounded by his family. At the age of 90, he died of causes incident to age. Funeral arrangements will be announced later this week. The Church’s […]

UVU President Matthew Holland leaving UVU to serve as LDS mission president

Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland will leave the university in June to serve as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, UVU announced Monday morning. Holland will continue to serve as UVU’s president through June 2018 before beginning his mission president duties in July. While the LDS Church announced […]

LDS missionary changes: Smartphones, mission consolidation and more

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced changes to the missionary program on Friday morning. These changes include missionaries using smartphones, new prospective missionary interview questions and consolidating missions. “We have really been focused on looking at absolutely every element of missionary operations, starting from when a missionary is thinking about preparing, through the […]

ICYMI: One third of UVU female students have experienced sexual misconduct

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are a few local stories from the weekend to help you catch up on the know. One third of UVU female students have experienced sexual misconduct Female students at Utah Valley University are more than likely to have encountered some form of sexual […]

LDS Apostle Robert D. Hales dies at 85

Elder Robert D. Hales, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. He was 85. The LDS Church announced he died from causes incident to age, passing peacefully at the hospital surrounded by his wife and family. Elder Hales was sustained as […]

VidAngel is back, offering new subscription-based streaming service

VidAngel is back, but different. CEO Neal Harmon took to Facebook Tuesday night to update filtering fans about where they are in the legal battle and announce the new subscription-based service available immediately. VidAngel will now be offering a streaming service that allows viewers to edit content through Netflix, Amazon and HBO. Services with Hulu, Apple TV, Vudu, […]

Jason Chaffetz releases letter announcing resignation from Congress

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced his resignation on his website Thursday afternoon. Chaffetz will officially resign from Congress on June 30, 2017. “Serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly nine years has been a rare honor and privilege,” Chaffetz opened his letter to the 3rd District constituents. “When I first ran for Congress in […]

10 things to do for Young Men activities now that Scouting is over

When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America for young men ages 14–18 on May 11, 2017, a new era in the Church began. For a century, young men activities and Scouting activities have been almost synonymous in the United States. In a press release, the LDS Church said the […]

President Monson released from hospital, will resume responsibilities

President Thomas S. Monson was released from the hospital Wednesday evening, according to LDS Church Spokesman Eric Hawkins. “President Monson was released from the hospital last evening, and plans to resume his normal schedule and duties today,” Hawkins said. The 89-year-old leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was hospitalized Monday evening […]

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson hospitalized

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson has been hospitalized, according the church’s spokesman. The 89-year-old president, who has been the church’s prophet since 2008, is expected to be released from the hospital soon. Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, confirmed in an email that President Monson was hospitalized Monday evening. “President […]

Seoul virus infection detected in Utah County

One Utah County resident has been infected by the Seoul virus infection, according to the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) and Utah Department of Health (UDOH). The Seoul virus infection is a rare type of hantavirus that is carried by rats. “Individuals with rats as pets are encouraged to follow health and cleaning precautions,” said […]

Quick response of MVHS staff and police helped protect students in MVHS stabbing

OREM, UT – At 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, a 16-year-old Mountain View High School student stabbed five of his fellow students as they were preparing for their P.E. class. Just six minutes later at 7:53 p.m., Orem police had the suspect in custody. “When you think about that kind of response time, that’s amazing,” said Chief of […]

Orem Police unsure if five MVHS stabbing victims will survive

Five teens are hospitalized following a stabbing at Mountain View High School early Tuesday morning. Roughly before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, the a 16-year-old male stabbed five victims, all male, in the gym area at MVHS, according to Lt. Craig Martinez of the Orem Police Department. The suspect was taken into custody. “He was taken into […]

Utah Lake closed from dangerous algal bloom

The Utah Department of Health and Utah County Health Department closed Utah Lake entirely on Friday morning after testing the lake and discovering a harmful algal bloom. Lab results from a test by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed the algal cell count as three times the threshold for a closed body of […]

Little Texas replacing Craig Morgan for SCERA concert

[pullquote] If you go… When: Monday, July 18 at 8 p.m. Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre Cost: $25–$40 for adults; $20–$35 for children/seniors Site: scera.org [/pullquote] Country group Little Texas will perform in place of country singer Craig Morgan at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre on Monday, July 18. Morgan announced on his site that […]

Blue Haven Foundation to offer support for widows of Dallas shooting

When news of the Dallas sniper attack that left five police officers dead reached Utah County, a few women here knew all too well what the families of the fallen officers were feeling. Nannette Wride, widow of Sgt. Cory Wride of the Utah County sheriff’s office, has partnered with other widows of police officers killed on duty to […]

6 highlights from Rosemary Wixom’s service as Primary general president

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, who served as Primary general president from April 2010 until her release on April 2, 2016, served during a period of great excitement and progress for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During her time as president, the Church faced monumental decisions, the challenges of an ever-growing church and almost […]

Mitt Romney attacks Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy

https://youtu.be/I9vd4kOJwzg?t=5m55s Gov. Mitt Romney spoke at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Center Thursday morning to address state of the 2016 presidential race. At the beginning of his speech, Romney re-affirmed that he wouldn’t announce his candidacy for office nor endorse one of the Republican candidates. Then Romney immediately moved into talking about the current nominees and the […]

Utah Valley Hospital brings Primary Children’s Network to Utah Valley

PROVO, UTAH — It’s a new era for Utah Valley Hospital  — an era that includes Primary Children’s Network. Utah Valley Hospital announced Tuesday that it has joined the Primary Children’s Network. The Primary Children’s Network is the expansion of Primary Children’s Hospital across the state of Utah to better serve pediatric patients. Primary Children’s […]

Provo Towne Centre has a new owner

Provo Towne Centre has a new owner. Brixton Capital, based in San Diego, announced today that it acquired the 802,000-square-foot mall from General Growth Properties. JLL will manage and lease the property. “Provo Towne Centre’s is located in one of the fastest-growing cities in Utah that’s home to some of the world’s most successful tech […]

BYU plans first ‘Spring Holiday’ for 2017

Brigham Young University is giving its students a one-day, mid-semester respite beginning in 2017. The first “Spring Holiday” will be on Friday, March 17, 2017. “The new spring holiday was proposed by the Faculty Advisory Committee because they recognized that a day off in the long stretch between President’s Day and the end of winter […]