Top 10 Docs in Utah Valley

For the second year in a row, Utah Valley Magazine sent surveys to 698 doctors in our community and asked them to nominate peers in the medical industry who are at the pinnacle of their profession. Votes were emailed, faxed, called in, and tallied, and then the top 10 docs agreed to an appointment with […]

Home run: Sisters team up to hit all 31 homes in 2017 Utah Valley Parade of Homes

Two years ago, Kellyanne Malbica and Talia Malbica had never entered a single home in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. They went from zero to Parade hero this year on June 24, when the Malbica sisters finished touring Home 19, “The Winnie Cooper” by Journey’s End Homes, which completed their tour of the Parade’s […]

Do overs: 5 BYU football games to replay

“What if?” The phrase breaks the hearts of fans everywhere. “What if the quarterback hadn’t overthrown that one deep ball?” “What if we’d stopped them on third-and-8?” Here are the five Cougar “do overs” we’d like to see. (Warning! This may not be healthy.) 1. Washington 29, BYU 17 Location: Seattle, Washington Date: Sept. 14, 1996 BYU started […]

Highland mother walks away from a heart attack with a love for health

Stephanie Sobotka didn’t think she had anything out of the ordinary planned for Jan. 9, 2014. This Highland mother of five helped her husband get off to work and her children to school. Now she was ready to head out the door to play tennis. Stephanie started for the car and then felt nauseous. Then […]

McEwan Custom Homes leads Utah Valley Parade of Homes® Judges’ Choice winners

Grizzly Mountain and Arive Homes awarded platinum in Tier 2 and Tier 3 OREM — McEwan Custom Homes, Grizzly Mountain Development and Arive Homes won Judges’ Choice awards from the Utah Valley Home Builders Association, highlighting a tremendous year at the 2014 Utah Valley Parade of Homes®. Different from the People’s Choice award, which is selected […]

Best Plumber: Told Plumbing

Kelly Barney has been getting under sinks and fixing pipes for 45 years. In fact, he started by riding his bike to meet his grandfather at jobsites. He’s been a plumber with Told Plumbing in Pleasant Grove for 13 years and is part of the reason Told earned the title “Best Plumber” from Utah Valley […]

Google Fiber solves Provo’s Epic Fail

When newly elected Provo Mayor John Curtis took office in January 2010, one of his biggest challenges — what others have described as a “millstone around the neck of Provo” — was what to do with the iProvo network costing the city a bundle. Three years later, Mayor Curtis alleviated the fiscal failure facing the […]

Alphabet loop: The ‘A to Zion’ St. George guide

We’ve seen commercials during BYU basketball games encouraging trips to Southern Utah with its slogan of “A to Zion.” Now we’re putting the motto to the test in our 2014 St. George Guide. Consider this the Utah Valley Magazine version of travel Scrabble.   A= Ancestor Square Located in the heart of St. George, Ancestor Square combines […]

UV Health: InstaCare-ful Treatment

Intermountain urgent care clinics play a valuable (and less expensive) role in a family’s overall medical treatment with efficient after-hours service It seems to be scientifically impossible for ear infections to develop during the regular office hours of any pediatrician. In addition, bones only seem to break after 5 p.m. And fevers seem to heat […]

UV Real Estate: Freed-up Financing

The housing industry is reborn with new loan options and low interest rates A few years ago, the housing market was struck deeply by the Great Recession. The market was inundated with distressed properties — foreclosures, short sales — and those buyers who could secure financing found killer deals. Now that the economy has stabilized […]

4 did-you-knows about the Washington Huskies and BYU Cougars

BYU will face Washington in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl played at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Both teams come in with an 8–4 record, wins against impressive opponents and national name recognition. Washington and BYU have evenly split the eight games they’ve played, the first one being played […]

The official word

Greg Spencer’s 18 years as a referee have bounced him around the country. Hear why the Lehi father of two signs up to get yelled at.  We all notice the men in stripes. We’ve probably even yelled at (more than) our share. Referees are as much a part of basketball as the coaches, players, cheerleaders and […]

Non-traditional basketball leagues

While most people are familiar with adult recreation leagues, these three basketball leagues might be knew to you. Hot Wheels Just a few weeks after graduating from Orem High in 1990, Darrell Mauerman fell asleep at the wheel while driving southbound on I-15 near Draper. The resulting auto accident left Darrell paralyzed from the waist […]

A return home: Former BYU football players return to coach

It’s relatively unusual for a coach to find a spot on the staff at his alma mater. However, Bronco Mendenhall has hired six former BYU players to put on their coaching hat for the Cougars. (The list doesn’t include Mendenhall himself — he played for Oregon State.) Here’s a breakdown of how the coaches fared […]

16 pieces of our past

By Greg Bennett and Dave Blackhurst The first faces to love living in Utah Valley pitched tepees near Utah Lake and enjoyed the same views of Mount Timpanogos we do today as they made arrowheads and fished for dinner. New faces began sprinkling down through the canyons and from Salt Lake Valley with pioneering ideas […]