08242017

Two rodeos shine at Santaquin Orchard Days — one cute, one competitive

Santaquin residents will celebrate their city with a little western flair beginning this weekend. Santaquin Orchard Days begins at 8 a.m. on July 29 with an official raising of the American flag and a speech from Mayor Kirk Hunsaker. The western [...]

Highland celebrates 40 years with the Highland Fling Ruby Jubilee

Rubies are a city’s best friend this year as Highland celebrates its 40th Anniversary with their Scottish-themed Ruby Jubilee Highland Fling. “We are calling it that because the ruby is the 40th anniversary gemstone,” said [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 events to soak up the last weekend in July

Summer is halfway over in Utah Valley, but things are just heating up. Make the most of your July weekends by marking these Utah Valley events in your calendar. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” The Sundance Theatre [...]

LDS teen advances to the live show on ‘America’s Got Talent’ with another emotional song

In another emotional performance, 13-year-old Evie Clair performed once again on “America’s Got Talent” and was advanced to the live show for her special performance. The LDS girl from Florence, Arizona performed the song [...]

6 places to celebrate Pioneer Day in Utah Valley

The 24th of July marks the day Utah was settled. In 1847, Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake Valley. Here’s how you can celebrate Utah’s birthday in Utah Valley: Temple to Temple Run Lace up your shoes in the morning and do what [...]

Spanish Fork names Leonard and Loa Ellis as grand marshals for Fiesta Days Grand Parade

Fiesta Days Grand Parade When: Monday, July 24 at 9 a.m. Where: Center St. and Main St. in Spanish Fork (see map here) Cost: FREE Site: spanishfork.org Loa Ellis has always had an appreciation for the Fiesta Days celebration. In fact, her [...]

Weekend best bets: 6 Utah Valley events to fill your weekend

Summer is halfway over in Utah Valley, but things are just heating up. Make the most of your July weekends by marking these Utah Valley events in your calendar. Jigglefest Ashton Gardens is ready to get their jiggle on. Well, at least the [...]

Utah-Tube: Miss Utah judges take to the stage to perform ‘Wicked’ song

Two Miss Utah judges took a break from judging the competition to sing “For Good” from the Broadway musical “Wicked” during the third day of the preliminary competition on June 16. “We just wanted to dedicate this [...]

The thousand dollar ducky: Fiesta Days fundraiser supports the Spanish Fork community

A Spanish Fork rubber ducky will win $1,000 for its adoptive parent. That’s one lucky duck. Spanish Fork Fiesta Days will host the Adopt-a-Duck race July 24 at 2 p.m. to raise funds for the Spanish Fork Fire Department’s charity [...]

Springville now requiring parking permit at Wayne Bartholomew Family Park

Springville City will require parking permits for Wayne Bartholomew Family Park beginning on Friday, July 21. While Springville residents can obtain a free parking permit from the city offices, non-residents will be charged $10 per day to [...]

Utah-Tube: Lindsey Stirling starts the week with Selena Gomez cover

Lindsey Stirling is kicking off Monday morning the right way with a new video featuring Kurt Hugo Schneider. In the video, Stirling shows off her mad violin and dancing skills to the song “It Ain’t Me” by pop star Selena Gomez [...]

Exploring the hidden LDS Church history sites

Latter-day Saint history is scattered throughout the United States, from Southern California to New England. The most prominent may follow the trail of the Mormon Migration, but here’s a look at several sites that get into a deeper dive of [...]

Weekend Best Bets: 5 events to fill up the weekend

Summer is halfway over in Utah Valley, but things are just heating up. Make the most of your July weekends by marking these Utah Valley events in your calendar. American Fork Steel Days American Fork Steel Days will blow you away this year [...]

With a second location and a food truck, Bam Bam’s puts barbecue on the menu

Review by Mary Crafts-Homer I’ll never forget the time I cooked BBQ for George W. Bush on his stop in Utah when he ran for president the first time.    He strolled over to the grills and said, “Looks like you’re doing some BBQ here.” I [...]

‘American Idol’ auditions coming to Provo in August

Utah County better start warming up because “American Idol” auditions are coming to Provo on Aug. 23. On May 9, “American Idol” announced it will make a comeback and return for its 16th season. In 2015, the Fox TV show [...]

8 things Jack and Suzanna Perry want you to know about Mapleton

Jack Perry grew up in Mapleton and remembers holidays in the Historic Mapleton White Church, on the corner of Main and Maple. “You had to go out to get your bag of candy at the Christmas celebration, so we’d sneak back in through the window [...]

One day, two companies, lots of free food

This Tuesday will host two of the greatest free food offers this year. On Tuesday, July 11, customers can not only enjoy a free small Slurpee for 7-Eleven Day, but they can also get a free entrée by dressing up as a cow for Chick-fil-A’s [...]

Roasting the competition: Nancy Judd crafts award-winning creations

At age 3, Nancy Judd received a miniature baking set for Christmas. She shadowed her mom in the kitchen using a fraction of the ingredients in her own little pan. When she made her first cake, she presented it to her dad after dinner. “My [...]

Aaron Fielding and Dalton Johnson bring the write skills to ‘Studio C’

When Studio C’s Matt Meese called Aaron Fielding, he assumed it was a pocket dial. After all, he knew his name would be in Matt’s phone directory since he rented from him earlier that year and his double-A name lands him at the [...]

The lady of laughs: Library-loving Tori Pence joins ‘Studio C’

In the summer of 2013, Tori Pence chopped 10 inches off her hair and rocked a pixie cut — something she had wanted to do for years. That season, she was also known throughout the Aspen Grove Family camp as the rule-promoting superhero — [...]