Valley Visioning Summit participants brainstorm solutions to tough Utah County issues

Education, housing and transportation — these three Utah County issues were the main topics of discussion at the first annual Valley Visioning Summit. Multiple chambers of commerce in the valley invited businesses, education, government and nonprofit organizations to meet together, learn more about the top issues and brainstorm ideas on how their varying organizations could […]

Provo aims to make Rock Canyon even better

Rock Canyon is already a jewel in Provo, with awe-inspiring beauty, wildlife, plants, scenic cliffs and trails. But now the city wants to improve it even more. A fire pit area, interpretive plaza, more parking, new trail loops focused on geology, botany and zoology all are part of the city’s vision for an improved Rock […]

Utah Legislative Session 2017: Schools, marijuana, guns and hate crimes

Though Monday marked the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature, the action is just beginning at the Capitol. Bills still are being processed and numbered (the deadline is Feb. 2), budgets are being negotiated, and committees are only starting the hard work of 45-day session. Like every year, there are many bills that will […]

Gun safety course for kids passes Senate committee

One percent of firearm deaths in Utah are the result of negligent discharge, like the 2014 case in Kaysville when a girl found a loaded gun and accidentally shot her older sister. So Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, wants to make sure Utah children know what to do, and not do, when they come across […]

Prominent artist gives Utahns a TASK to create and connect

[pullquote]  If you go… When: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5–8 p.m. Where: Mapleton Memorial Recreation Center Cost: FREE Site: Facebook event [/pullquote] Armed with aluminum foil, tape, string and raw creativity, more than 50 students at Mountain View High School created a masterpiece Wednesday — one of interpersonal connection and transformation more than a tangible […]

Keep the seminary fire burning all summer with these simple ideas

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, teenagers learn important gospel principles in daily seminary classes — during the school year. But what happens during the summer? Though most places don’t hold seminary classes during the summer months, families can work together to keep the gospel fire that seminary ignites burning all summer long. […]

Pathway to the future: BYU-Idaho online program opens doors

Rachel Jackman, a Pathway student in Orem, plans to pursue a degree in health care administration upon completion of the program. (Photo courtesy Rachel Jackman) Rachel Jackman knew it was time to go back to school. She just couldn’t find the best way to get there. Five years into her second marriage, Jackman and her […]

BYU, BYU–I and BYU-H: A side-by-side comparison of Church schools

Thousands of college-age members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attend a church-owned university, and thousands more high school seniors are preparing to apply for admittance next fall. At every Church-owned university, the Holy Ghost is present on campus, and students learn both spiritual and secular truths side by side. But for all […]

Cedar Hills chooses education over fines

Cedar Hills knows its residents are using millions more gallons of water each week watering their lawns than they should, but instead of instituting a mandatory watering schedule and fines, the city has embarked on an education campaign. “The city has concerns just because it puts a huge pressure on the city’s infrastructure and the […]

12 life-changing bills you missed at the Utah State Legislature

Every year, your Utah state senator and representative gather with all other Utah lawmakers for 45 intense days of debating, politicizing and lawmaking. Last week, gavels pounded in the State Capitol building, ringing the end of the 2014 session. Think politics is a snoozer? Well, maybe. But here are some laws that passed (and others […]

Lehi OKs annexation, zone change for new high school property

LEHI — In a room packed with Boy Scouts who may be its first students, the Lehi City Council OK’d an annexation agreement and zoning for the last piece of property needed for the second high school in Lehi. The high school is scheduled to open in August 2016. The groundbreaking is scheduled for spring. […]

New Year, New You: 3 resolutions worth sticking to

Resolutions have a bad rap — but let’s give them a makeover. A realistic goal with advice from the right team and approached with the right tools results in success. Whether your goal is sleeping in (see page 90), putting the “well” in wellness or picking up a practical skill, we’ve got the know-how for […]