09222017

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

ICYMI: Rodizio Grill starts cooking in Provo; Taysom Hill touches down for Green Bay Packers

In case you took a break from the news this weekend to soak in those last summer days, here are some headlines to brush up on. Taysom Hill runs 23 yards for NFL touchdown https://twitter.com/NFL/status/899096678665302016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vanquishthefoe.com%2F2017%2F8%2F19%2F16174918%2Fvideo-taysom-hill-puts-defenders-on-skates-in-23-yard-td-run-for-green-bay-packers Former [...]

Chris Herrod concedes 3rd Congressional District primary; updates on 2017 Utah County primary election results

Chris Herrod conceded the 3rd Congressional District primary to Provo Mayor John Curtis after the primary election results were updated on Friday afternoon. With the updated results three days following the election, Curtis led with 43.27 percent, [...]

Provo City Council and Provo retail experts council together on Provo’s retail problem

In a collaborative effort, the Provo City Council met with operators representing four of Provo’s largest retail centers to discuss how they can get new retail companies in the city. And the operators gave the council a lot to think about. “I [...]

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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