08172017

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Utah Valley Chamber hosting night for Provo residents to meet their candidates

The Utah Valley Chamber is providing Provo residents an opportunity to get to know mayoral and city council candidates on Wednesday, July 19. With the primary election less than a month away — which will be held on Aug. 15 — the “Meet [...]

ICYMI: 25 Alpine homes evacuated; John Curtis GOP campaign raises the most funds

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the top local news stories. Saratoga Springs man makes finalist list for the Lays Chip flavor contest  Saratoga Spring’s Brandon Foster submitted “smoked gouda and honey” [...]

ICYMI: Julianne Hough says ‘I do;’ motorcycle ride raises funds for fallen law enforcement officers

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. Julianne Hough says “I do” to NHL Star https://www.instagram.com/p/BWU_fd1DOGW/?taken-by=people Julianne Hough, a dancer and judge [...]

John Curtis delivers more than double the amount of signatures needed to the state capitol

Final number: 15,525 signatures!#curtisforcongress pic.twitter.com/fUnCZHqyuj — John Curtis (@Curtisut) June 12, 2017 John Curtis delivered 15,525 total signatures — more than double the amount of signatures needed — to the Utah State [...]

Senator Hatch talks Trump and tech with local entrepreneurs

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch spoke to about 25 entrepreneurs and tech executives at Silicon Slopes headquarters in Lehi, Utah, Thursday afternoon. During the hourlong discussion held before lunch, the group discussed a myriad of topics from technology [...]

Cedar Hills Mayor won’t seek re-election; close to accomplishing goals

Cedar Hills Mayor Gary Gygi will not seek re-election this fall. It’s not that he’s tired of the job. It’s not that he doesn’t enjoy it. It’s not because of health reasons. “I’m close to accomplishing most of the goals I’ve [...]

‘Engaged, experienced and effective’: John Curtis makes move for Congress

It’s official — Provo Mayor John Curtis has announced he will run for the 3rd Congressional District seat. After a week of teasing his announcement about running for the seat left vacant by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Curtis joins 10 other [...]

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 [...]

Utah County welcomes last refugee family before ban

Some parents took their kids out of school early on Thursday to give them a different sort of lesson. Utah families headed to the Salt Lake City International Airport to welcome Hassan Barat Ali Hassan, Fozia Ramazan Ali Qurban Ali, their [...]

Pictures from Utah officials and groups at the US Presidential Inauguration

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Provo’s 2017 goals: Keep Provo prosperous

This year Provo will tackle parking problems with new vigor, start working on expanding the airport’s terminal, turn BRT critics to fans, work on a city center solution, and more. In front of the largest crowd ever for a Provo State of [...]

Person of the Year: Provo Mayor John Curtis

When John Curtis was sworn in as Provo mayor seven years ago, his downtown office had forest green carpet, outdated furniture and wood paneling. It didn’t feel like “him,” so John went to work rebranding the office. He painted the blue [...]

LDS First Presidency and apostles congratulate Trump on presidential victory

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement Wednesday morning congratulating U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. “We invite Americans everywhere, whatever [...]

2016 Utah County election results: Trump voted president, Alpine School Bond passes

Utah was a red state, then maybe a swing state, then quickly again a red state. Not long after polls closed in the state on Tuesday night, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the state’s six electoral votes. Though the presidential [...]

7 tips for talking politics with your kids

My 9 year-old came home from school a few months ago and ask me earnestly: “Is Donald Trump going to ruin my future?” Caught off guard, I bumbled some neutral, placating answer like, “Oh, no, life will go on, we’ll talk [...]

Voters’ Guide: 10 important elections on the ballot besides president

Believe it or not, the election season has almost reached its end. Nine months after the presidential primaries were held in February of this year, the American people will visit the polls and decide the outcome of the Donald Trump vs. Hillary [...]