utahvalley360.com Like any good mother, Becky Lunceford wanted her daughters to work. Since they lived on a large farm in Utah County, there was no shortage of work to be done. “One day I saw my 12-year-old daughter out driving a tractor and I almost had a heart attack,” Becky says with a laugh. Rather […]
Former soap opera star settles in Highland to act, teach and fight nuclear waste.
Q&A with Jeanette W. Bennett, editor
I-15 Warriors: More than 10,000 Utah County residents hit the freeway each morning heading to their Salt Lake employment. With high gas prices and crowded freeways, what drives these Utahns to face the 40-mile commute?
Jeanette Bennett, utahvalley360.com Don Mills gets up at 5:30 every morning to take a carpool to Salt Lake City, where he works in the curriculum department for the LDS Church. Sometimes the commute is as short as 40 minutes, and sometimes traffic stretches the 40 miles out to more than an hour and a half. […]
Ed Carter, utahvalley360.com In Utah, the holiday is called Pioneer Day and it refers to the group of Latter-day Saints led to the Salt Lake Valley by Brigham Young in 1847. But for most of the native Spanish-speaking customers at Los Once Hermanos, a Provo taco shop, July 24 has nothing to do with handcarts […]
Orem’s James Christensen is the man who paints Christmas.
It’s almost like the Thanksgiving Point of southern Utah County. While it may not have fine dining or a zoo, Santaquin’s South Ridge Farms owned by the Rowley family does have hayrides, farm markets and beautiful scenery — not to mention a golf course … of sorts. The eight Rowley sons created a tee box, […]
Utah County has a well-deserved reputation for the incubation of small businesses. Despite tax rates that are marginally higher than most states west of the Mississippi, Utah — and especially Utah County — enjoys a very high level of education, a healthy lifestyle and a heritage of resourcefulness and independence, all things that make fertile […]
The Provo-Orem area is the fourth fastest-growing economy among U.S. metropolitan areas, with a 144.1 percent increase in “gross metropolitan product,” or the value of goods and services produced there, from 1990 to 2000. The Salt Lake-Ogden area is the 19th fastest-growing U.S. metro area. The new study, presented at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, […]
World-record holder oversees 100 mazes this fall.
Utah Valley Magazine Celebrity Look-Alike Contest 2001
Dylan Todd, a senior at Utah Valley State College, was appointed president of the American Student Association of Community Colleges, a national organization focusing on college student governments and political issues facing higher education. Easing into the position has been smooth sailing for Todd so far, as he feverishly puts into action his initial goals […]
World of fame is nothing new for successful Provo family.
Larry and Shawn King talk about their Riverbottoms home, Mormonism and parenting.
staff, utahvalley360.com Alpine’s Anita Stansfield has pictures of Kevin Costner cut out in her office. She also has magazine clippings of sexy models, ordinary-looking people and troubled actors. “One risk prolific authors have is letting their characters all be the same, book after book,” Anita says. “But because I use photographs that represent each character while […]
staff, utahvalley360.com BYU: 15,500 Alpine School District: 6,213 UVSC: 3,165 IHC Health Care Services: 2,500 Nebo School District: 2,371 Novell: 2,000 Convergys: 2,000 Geneva Steel: 1,800 Nu Skin Enterprises: 1,740 Nestle USA – Food Group: 1,600 Source: Utah Valley Economic Development Association
By Kristina Whitley Each July for the past six years, the small community of Hare Krishnas who have made Utah Valley their home host a festival in Spanish Fork in celebration of a rather unexpected animal: the llama. “Llama Fest is meant to be interesting for everybody,” says Chris Warden, a Hare Krishna who co-founded […]
“Child of the earthquake, featured by time,
King of the Wasatch, majestic, sublime,
Chieftain of Nature calling to art,
Boundless the raptures thy glories impart.”
Former BYU President George H. Brimhall on Mt. Timpanogos
Jeanette Bennett, utahvalley360.com Photos by Willie Holdman Highland artist Tom Holdman took his number out of the phone book. “I was just getting too much business,” he says. Not a bad problem to have for a business that’s only about a decade old. But Glass Elegance has some big clients: The Church of Jesus Christ […]
staff, utahvalley360.com Julee C. Kowallis, of Provo, has been selected as a member of the Kindermusik International Maestro Program for the second year in a row. The Maestro Program recognizes the top 125 Kindermusik programs in the United States. Julee teaches music to 175 students aging from birth to 7 years old each week. (www.km-ajoyfulnoise.com). […]
staff, utahvalley360.com With the United States facing a new war, Covenant Communication’s release of “Saints at War” couldn’t have better timing. Two BYU professors have compiled experiences of hundreds of World War II veterans, and the stories offer faith, hope and insight into community members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]
staff, utahvalley360.com Brett Crandall, friend and photographer for Utah Valley Magazine, was killed in a car accident Jan. 20, 2001. He died returning from Park City after photographing pre-Olympic events and the Sundance Film Festival. Up to his death Brett continued to refine his techniques to produce some of the finest art in his field. […]
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staff, utahvalley360.com The perception is that anything with seating for eight and the towing capacity to pull four jet skis or a boat is the most popular thing on four wheels in Utah County. And to a large degree, that perception is correct, according to Utah County auto dealerships. However, affordably priced, fuel-efficient cars, minivans, […]
Collision Course: Utah County has by Far the Highest Number Per Capita of Railway-Highway Accidents in the State
Ed Carter, utahvalley360.com Forty-nine-year-old Utah County resident Kim Cody is comfortable living his life by the winds of chance. With the flip of a coin in 1974, Cody moved from southern California to a farm just off I-15 near Geneva Steel. Since that moment when a silver quarter smacked the word “Orem” on his map, […]
Matt Bennett, utahvalley360.com Utah — and Utah County in particular — often ranks as one of the best places to live in the country. But it might not be the best place to work, lucratively speaking. Utah’s wages are about 85 percent of the national average wage, according to the Utah Department of Workforce Services. […]
A few years ago, Donny Osmond was mowing the lawn at his Provo Riverbottoms home when one of the neighbor kids yelled over to him. “Uncle Donny!” Much to his delight, Donny says many neighbor kids call him that. “I saw ‘Mulan’ last night, and I really liked your song in it,” the neighbor […]
Ed Carter, utahvalley360.com They may not compare in actual height to skyscrapers in larger metropolitan areas, but Utah County’s tall buildings hold a singular quality that propels them above much taller buildings elsewhere. What makes Utah County’s tall buildings so attractive is not their height but their reflection of the area’s people, culture and future. […]
Jeanette Bennett, utahvalley360.com After undergoing chemotherapy treatments last holiday season, a woman spent two hours watching from the second floor of the Provo Towne Centre as Santa hugged children, smiled for pictures and answered questions in only the way this Santa can. As Christmas Day neared, she came back and waited in line for an […]
Matt Bennett, utahvalley360.com Orem’s Suzanne Sawyer Montgomery has been featured in the past seven Warren Miller Ski Films. Now she’s trading ski bibs for baby bibs, as she makes time for motherhood. Ever since she was a10-year-old in pig-tails, Orem’s Suzanne Sawyer Montgomery has enjoyed the rush that comes from winding her way down extreme […]