Provo housing: singles vs. families?

“This is a great place to be.” “Zoning laws are not discriminatory.” “My family feels very upset, very discriminated against and very hurt.” “They’re hoping zoning laws will get rid of us.” If you live in Provo, you probably know that there’s some tension in neighborhoods between renters and homeowners. And between families and young […]

Thanksgiving Point ‘breaks sky’ on Butterfly Biosphere

Thanksgiving Point broke groundbreaking tradition by holding a “skybreaking” for its new Butterfly Biosphere on Monday morning. “Usually at the beginning of a new endeavor, and especially if there is a new building involved, there will be a groundbreaking,” Thanksgiving Point Co-Founder Karen Ashton said. … “Today we aren’t actually going to dig, we’re going […]

Donny Osmond posts tender picture of meeting his 10th grandchild

Roughly a month after meeting his ninth grandchild, Donny Osmond welcomed his 10th grandchild. On Tuesday, Osmond posted a picture of him meeting his newest grandson, Willem River Osmond. His two newest grandchildren were born roughly a month apart. In August, Osmond announced the birth of his ninth grandchild, Peder Clark Osmond. The Osmonds have 10 grandchildren: nine […]

ICYMI: Utahns sent to help Hurricane Irma victims; BYU cougar statue vandalized

In case you were too mixed up in the BYU-Utah rivalry this weekend that you didn’t hear about anything else happening in Utah Valley, here are four stories to catch you up. Utahns sent to help Hurricane Irma victims As Florida was assaulted by Hurricane Irma on Sunday, many Utah organizations were already sending people […]

Twinning is winning: Seven local celebrity lookalikes

Each year we ask readers to submit their local celebrity lookalikes — and every year, they deliver almost-famous faces. This year’s collection of civilian clones includes staple starlets, a quirky Food Network personality and even an LDS apostle! Are these seven locals stunt-double worthy? Take a look and decide for yourself. Guess which celebrity for […]

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 first real paying gig was […]

Lindsey Stirling joins ‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast for Season 25

It’s official #dancingwiththestars #teamSTARK A post shared by Lindsey Stirling (@lindseystirling) on Sep 6, 2017 at 6:07am PDT Violinist Lindsey Stirling announced she will join the cast of “Dancing With the Stars” for Season 25, she announced Wednesday. Stirling — who is paired with dancer Mark Ballas — has already given the celebrity dance partners […]

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 story pulls at the country’s heartstrings. Her father, Amos Abplanalp, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer a year ago with a 5 percent […]

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 restaurant that opened in 1962 has been the go-to Mexican […]

Women, entrepreneurs part of growing wealth pie in Provo

Startup Building, Braid workshops, Girls Summit, Women Who Build, and collaboration with BYU, UVU and others — these are all part of Provo City’s efforts to be part of wealth creation in the community. Workforce development and job creation are important pieces of the economic development pie. So it’s important for the city to play […]

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. named Provo, home of Brigham Young University and Provo College, the third best city for college students in America in a study this week. Among Provo’s strongpoints for college students included the variety of […]

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, which is distributed by CODAworx. The other winner, “Radiance,” is located at the City of El […]

Vote by mail: Easier for voters, more work to count

If it seemed like it took longer than usual to get election results after the Aug. 15 primary this year, well — it did. A mail-in election means higher voter turnout and more convenience for voters. But it also makes more work for the people counting ballots, which means a longer wait for results. “Just […]

Utah County Board of Canvassers confirms 2017 primary election results

After two weeks of verifying and tallying votes, the Utah County Board of Canvassers met on Tuesday afternoon bringing a close to the primary election. No individual increased by more than five votes in the final round of election updates, and all the candidates’ standings held true to the update on Friday, Aug. 25. The […]

Ryan Hamilton’s one-hour, stand-up comedy routine now on Netflix

Here is a reason to smile — Ryan Hamilton’s show is available on Netflix today. The BYU alumnus joins the line of stand-up comedians on Netflix with an hour-long routine called “Happy Face.” This new routine includes familiar jokes — like Hamilton’s inability to look anything but happy — and new material. And, in a […]

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 be available until Aug. 29. At that time, the Board of Canvassers will meet at 3 p.m. to review […]

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 three at the beginning of the live elimination show last night. To stay on the show, America […]

Niche ranks BYU in 33 categories for best colleges, UVU in six

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, ranked Brigham Young University in 33 different categories for the best American colleges. Utah Valley University was ranked in six different categories. Other Utah universities ranked: Utah State University in 20 different categories, University of Utah in 31, and Southern Utah University in 17. Using information from the U.S. Department […]

New candidate makes top two in Provo’s mayoral election, withdrawn candidates updated

The third round update for the Utah County primary elections moved the needle in close races across the valley. In Provo, the nine-way race for mayor had Sherrie Hall Everett moved into second place (2,443 votes) ahead of Odell Miner (2,425 votes). Michelle Kaufusi leads the group — which advances two to November’s election — with 3,602 […]

Roughing it at Education Week

For one week a year, even before football season has begun, a large parking lot on BYU’s campus is overrun with visitors that descend on Provo in RVs, motor homes, campers and trailers. They come from all over the country. During that week, that parking lot located adjacent to the Student Athlete Building and the […]

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 where one friend (played by Mallory Everton) good-naturedly tries to help her Mormon friend (Whitney Call) live her religion. From […]

Rodizio Grill opens new location at Shops at Riverwoods

Rodizio Grill opened its fourth Utah location at the Shops at Riverwoods in Provo, Utah on Saturday. The Brazilian steakhouse currently has locations at Trolley Square in Salt Lake, American Fork and at Utah Motorsports Campus.  “I am thrilled to open our fourth location in Utah, at The Shops at Riverwoods, and serve the great community of […]