The Jordanelle – Home #18 – 2018

Home: The Jordanelle Address: 552 West 1040 North City: American Fork Millhaven Select offers a more simple and convenient approach to building. We offer proven house plans at a fixed price, along with lots of upgrades that are included upfront. Save time, save money, and count on quality! Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 1/2 Total Square Feet: 4,485 […]

Road work 2018: Expect major projects around Utah County

Snow is melting in the mountains, ski resorts are closing, temperatures are rising. It’s spring, aka the start of road construction season. And this year, Utah Valley residents can expect some major projects. “We always like to remind drivers to be alert and extra cautious in construction zones,” said Eileen Barron, a spokeswoman for the […]

8 new restaurants opening in Utah County in 2018

Utah County had just over 592,000 residents in 2017. Over the next 50 years, new projections estimate that number will triple to more than 1.6 million. As this growth accelerates, several new businesses and restaurants are opening in Utah County. Here are eight restaurants to be on the lookout for in 2018. 1. Strap Tank Brewing Co., […]

Top Docs: Brandon M. Barney, M.D.

The son of an obstetrician, Dr. Brandon Barney knew early he wanted to go to medical school. While studying at the University of Utah, a radiation oncologist mentored Dr. Barney and put him on the path to healing Utah County cancer patients through targeted therapy. Dr. Barney is also a member of the local tumor […]

Top Docs: Gordon Stock, M.D.

Dr. Gordon Stock grew up just over the fence from Utah Valley Magazine’s Orem office and enjoys practicing medicine in the area he’s loved since childhood. But Dr. Stock was almost Engineer Stock. He started college by studying mechanical engineering, even working in the field before graduation. “I decided it wasn’t for me, so I […]

Top Docs: Ryan Slater, M.D.

Dr. Ryan Slater knew after his first anatomy and physiology class as a junior in high school that he wanted to be a doctor. The three-sport athlete from American Fork High discovered his specific interest in sports medicine while playing on the BYU football team. Unfortunately for his college football career, his first-hand exposure to […]

Top Docs: Mark H. Jensen, M.D.

Dr. Mark H. Jensen has always enjoyed working with his hands. When he was young, he rebuilt engines. In college, he constructed an addition to his parent’s home. Mentors such an AP biology teacher and a busy obstetrician led Dr. Jensen to train his hands in becoming one of the area’s top plastic surgeons and […]

American Fork woman to compete on the new season of ‘The Bachelor’

American Fork’s Maquel Cooper will compete on Season 22 of “The Bachelor.” The popular reality TV show has 29 contestants race to win the heart of one man. In Season 22, the women will compete to win the love of Arie Luyendyk Jr., a former Indy 500 racer who now works as a real estate broker in […]

Free Utah Valley events to celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a day to honor and pay tribute to veterans and military personnel. While Veterans Day lands on Saturday this year, many cities and organizations have spread their events over Friday and Saturday. Here are a few 2017 Veterans Day events in Utah Valley: American Fork Using the theme, “All Gave Some, Some […]

American Fork mom delivers baby after judge signs eviction notice for fetus

Fed up with being pregnant, one American Fork woman got an eviction notice signed for her fetus. Addressed to the baby — residing at Mommy Belly Lane in the Womb, Utah — Judge Lynn Davis with the Fourth District Court signed and stamped the eviction notice for Kaylee Bays that issued the complaint: “You have […]

Domo clicks as UV50 No. 4 Fastest-Growing Company

The CEO of Target held a fireside chat with employees and was asked his favorite book and website — and then his favorite app. “Oh, that’s Domo.” Now there’s some data. The CEO of a Fortune 50 company named an American Fork company known for its billboard sass as his favorite go-to SaaS. “That told […]

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 opponent, Tanner Ainge, conceded the race around 9 p.m., after polls closed at 8 p.m. His […]

American Fork extends Steel Days celebrations, makes events free

Community members in American Fork can get ready for an extended celebration as this year’s Steel Days is exceeding its typical timetable. Steel Days will take place from July 6–15. This 10-day event is usually one week long, but because different circumstances, the celebration has been extended, according to City Councilman Rob Shelton. “Steel Days is spread over 10 […]

7 things Michele Carnesecca wants you to know about American Fork

American Fork is home to Michele Carnesecca’s life story. She attended American Fork Junior High, and in seventh grade heard a name called over the intercom — Chad Carnesecca. “I remember thinking, ‘Carnesecca … now that’s a fun name to say!’” Little did she know she would marry that Chad with the fun last name, […]

40 under 40: Ginger S. Belnap

Meadow Brook Design, American Fork AGE: 34 BORN: Salt Lake City TITLE: President + Owner The grass is certainly greener at Meadow Brook Design — thanks to the leadership of Ginger Belnap. The landscape designer started her company 10 years ago and has made a mark with her eye for detail, creative thinking, and ability to […]

Memorial Day 2016: Ceremonies for vets, fun with history

Camp Floyd State Park does something a little different for Memorial Day weekend — it’s got a Civil War encampment. “It’s a family-friendly event,” said Chuck Mood, park ranger at Camp Floyd, at 18035 W. 1540 North in Fairfield. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, there will be period games to play, uniforms for […]

Spring cleaning donations help DI place more employees in new jobs

Maybe you’re buying new clothes or furniture with your tax return, or maybe you’ve decided to use the Konmari method to spring clean your house. Either way, Deseret Industries wants your (good, in working-condition) extra stuff. It’s the busy season for DI, said Nephi Carter, manager of the DI store in American Fork. Traffic slows […]

The Q Awards: Younique Foundation named Philanthropist of the Year

Now this story is truly unique. Younique Products, a multi-million dollar cosmetics company in Lehi, was founded for the primary purpose of funding the Younique Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering women who were sexually abused as children. “Nothing about the Younique Foundation was an afterthought,” says Derek Maxfield, co-founder of the cosmetics company. “This […]

Unique Valentine: Lone Peak students offering singing telegrams

  Want a creative and interesting Valentine’s Day gift this year? Or an unusual way to propose, answer a dance invitation or announce a new baby? If you’re in Alpine, Highland, Cedar Hills or American Fork — Lone Peak High School drama students want to help you out. For $25, a group of three to four […]

10 Coolest Entrepreneurs: Eric Farr

We don’t need a white board to brainstorm cool things about Eric Farr — his career is one good idea after another. He started a T-shirt business at 16, which then turned into a specialty advertising company he ran through college. He founded Dental Management Systems and was CEO of EvolveMed. And then he and […]

Provo will start collecting RAP tax April 1

Starting April 1, 2016, anyone who shops in Provo will pay an additional 0.1 percent sales tax — or 1 cent for every $10 spent — to fund recreation, arts and parks in the city. First, voters had to approve the RAP tax, which happened a few weeks ago, then the city council had to […]

American Fork will live stream city council meetings

AMERICAN FORK — The American Fork City Council will begin broadcasting its meetings live on starting Tuesday, Oct. 13. “It has a primary goal in City leadership to improve communication with residents and engage them in the decisions and operations affecting the community,” said Mayor J.H. Hadfield in a press release. “With this incredible technology, residents […]

Old homes, new ideas: American Fork couple get HGTV show

Candis Meredith, a Utah State alum in design and engineering, describes herself as the girl who loved old houses, antiques and floor plans growing up. When her grandmother sold her home, Candis vowed to buy it back when she grew up. When she was 22, she did exactly that. Her grandmother’s home became Candis’ first […]

American Fork High students earn $5,000 scholarships for Duck Tape prom attire

AMERICAN FORK, Utah – After 175 hours of labor and 15 rolls of Duck Tape, two American Fork High School juniors have reached their pay day. Wyatt Burns and Bekah Mecham took second place in the 15th annual Stuck at Prom Scholarship competition, earning them each a $5,000 scholarship. “The overall goal was to not […]

Survey says majority of Provo voters would approve RAP tax

If Provo’s city council decides to put it on the ballot, more than 70 percent of voters would approve a slight sales tax hike to fund recreation, arts and parks. The city council commissioned Y2 Analytics to do a survey on the RAP tax two weeks ago and received the results on Tuesday. The company […]