A Taste of Cuba

By Jayna Smith Adalberto Diaz, executive chef and co-owner of Fillings and Emulsions, opens the deck oven, stops everything and exclaims, “Come and look at these. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?” Adalberto has been baking since he was young and has created thousands of pastries, breads and meat pies but is still astounded […]

How to Reach Your Golden Age: Alina Fong’s Research Leads to Healing Others

Alina Fong is building a bridge from Provo that wraps around the world. Along with Dr. Mark Allen, Alina opened up Cognitive FX in September 2014 to treat concussion patients with individualized regimens based on fMRI results. Before opening, Alina and Mark had studied neuroimaging technology in relation to concussion treatment for nine years. Alina […]

5 reasons to applaud Provo’s newest theater ‘The Hive’

By Hailey Bennett “The Hive” is the “Velour” of theater in Utah County. Just like the iconic space for live music, The Hive is in a cool downtown Provo location with a small setting and creative energy. The live theater opened August 17, and here are five reasons to sit yourself in one of their […]

Provo council votes to keep city hall downtown

In November, Provo voters will decide whether they want to spend $68.9 million to build a new public safety and city center building in downtown as well as a new fire station. The city council chose the option over two others on Tuesday. The other choices included moving into the old Sears building at Provo […]

UTA won’t be done with UVX construction until fall

By mid-August, Utah Valley Express buses will be rolling through Provo and Orem. They’ll arrive at stops every six minutes during peak times. And stop every 10 minutes in off-peak hours. But they won’t be using most of the platforms or driving down the center lanes. That’s because construction on University Parkway and University Avenue […]

Provo council OKs agreement to sell part of East Bay Golf Course

In a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, Provo’s city council OK’d a real estate purchase agreement with Wasatch Educational for the so-called north wedge of East Bay Golf Course. Councilmen Kay Van Buren and Dave Knecht voted against the agreement. Wasatch Educational plans to build the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine on the 21 acres. It […]

Provo won’t give mall $350k to hold old Sears building, for now

Moving the Provo Police Department and city hall to the mall is still on the table. But the Provo City Council decided Tuesday night not to pay the mall owners $350,000 — yet — to take the old Sears property off the market for six months. The council voted unanimously to move the decision to […]

Provo, medical school still working on golf course sale

Six months ago, the Provo City Council cleared the way for the mayor to start negotiating the sale of part of East Bay Golf Course. But there still are some sticking points in the deal to sell the 21 acres known as the north wedge. On Tuesday, the council discussed the real estate purchase contract […]

OneRepublic, acrobats and stunts: 2018 Stadium of Fire had many tricks up its sleeves

PROVO, UTAH – The 38th Annual Stadium of Fire has no need to “apologize” following the 2018 celebration, which was headlined by pop rock band OneRepublic. With its largest crowd in the past 10 years, the Stadium of Fire welcomed performers with a variety of tricks up their sleeves. Besides singers OneRepublic, GENTRI and Lexi […]

Algal bloom returns to Utah Lake in Provo Bay area

A new blue-green algal bloom has been detected in Utah Lake’s Provo Bay, the Utah County Health Department reported Tuesday. Because of the bloom, health officials are warning the public and their pets to stay out of the Provo Bay area of Utah Lake. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Water Quality (DWQ) […]

Wolf Point – Home #12 – 2018

Home: Wolf Point Address: 2255 North 1450 East City: Provo Chatwin Homes unique approach to designing, creating, constructing, decorating and landscaping your dream home with low overhead, produces an unbeatable building experience. In today’s world, a value-priced Energy Star-rated home is the future, and Chatwin Homes is happy to be a part of it. “It might be […]

Tiger Oak – Home #13 – 2018

Home: Tiger Oak Address: 3944 North 450 West City: Provo Founded in 1980, Robison Home Builders is, and will continue to be, family owned and operated. We have become a leader among Utah custom home builders, helping a wide number of families realize their dreams by building beautiful, high-quality homes of all styles and sizes. Robison Home […]

Provo council: We don’t have enough info about Bulldog project

Provo city officials started a discussion about redesigning Bulldog Boulevard in 2013, did studies in 2014 and 2017 to see how changes would affect traffic flow, and started the design process. Now the design is nearly done and scheduled to be finalized this month. Funding for the $4.5 million project is set and the city’s […]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

Sun or snow — we never know what we’ll get in Utah Valley — here are five weekend events taking place in Utah Valley’s backyard. Utah Pasifika Festival  Aloha, Utah Valley! Want to learn more about Polynesian culture? The Utah Pasifika Festival organization is here to share, cultivate and foster their Polynesian heritage for all […]

Provo mulling future of city parade float

The Miss Provo organization wants Provo City to take over responsibility — and that may mean more liability — for driving the city parade float, which Miss Provo royalty use in parades every summer. And that’s turned into a discussion over whether the city should fund a float. “Miss Provo says they don’t want to […]

Provo’s Day’s Market planning $1M remodel, asking city for tax incentive

It’s the business that hires teenagers. It’s where you meet your neighbors on Saturday night. It’s the only grocery store in the northeast side of Provo, and it houses a full-service Post Office. Now Day’s Market is remodeling, and would like a tax incentive to do more. The locally owned store does $8.1 million in […]

Target opening small-format store in Provo in 2018

The wait is finally over for Provo residents — Target is opening a small-format store in Provo, the retail company announced Tuesday morning. Target is filling the vacant Big Lots storefront at Riverside Plaza shopping center, located at 1290 N. State St. On its website, Target says the Provo location will open in the fall of 2018. […]

Provo and Utah County negotiating future of Peaks Ice Arena

Provo and Utah County are negotiating a deal to keep the Peaks Ice Arena from being sold at a public auction. A year ago, Utah County decided it wanted out of the Peaks Ice Arena, which it owns and operates with Provo City. That decision triggered a clause that required the ice rink to be […]

Provo, Utah County announce new parking and development, end legal actions

Utah County is dropping a lawsuit and eminent domain action over parking for the convention center in Provo. In May last year, Utah County filed a lawsuit against Provo alleging that it hadn’t provided 350 parking stalls for convention center visitors, as required in an interlocal agreement. The lawsuit asked for $4 million to pay […]

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., […]

Provo spotlights women with 3rd annual Women’s Day plus Girls Summit

Provo resident Becca Jensen Ogden wants Provo to be known as a place that supports all women, no matter their life stage, marital or professional status. And she hopes that the annual Women’s Day events and Girls Summit will help build that foundation. “Provo is such a wonderful city, with so much economic development on […]

Forbes names Provo-Orem No. 2 best city to invest in housing

Forbes named Provo-Orem the No. 2 best city to invest in housing. The business magazine teamed up with Local Market Monitor, which tracks more than 300 U.S. housing markets, to evaluate where people are most likely to receive a return on their housing investment. In order to make the list, the city’s population size needed to match or […]

Utah County development projects to look forward to in 2018

At this point it’s not a secret that Utah County is growing. Utah County is expected to double in size over the next 20 years, which will bring the population size to more than 1 million people. This has Utah County’s economic developers singing the same tune — growth means growing pains. “Our biggest challenge […]

BRT won’t have big impact on property values, rents in Provo

A new study shows that the Bus Rapid Transit system through Orem and Provo probably won’t make a big economic impact. Zions Public Finance conducted the study in partnership with Provo, Orem, the Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority and Mountainland Association of Governments. The Provo council got a preview of the report on […]

What to expect from BRT construction in 2018

There is road construction everywhere, or at least that is how it has seemed while the Utah Transit Authority has worked to complete the Bus Rapid Transit system. A project that will bring a quicker method of public transportation to Utah County, BRT construction has caused Provo and Orem’s busiest roads — University Parkway and […]

Provo closer to getting medical school

Unless Wasatch Educational and Provo can’t meet the deal points they’ve already discussed, Provo likely will be getting a medical school on part of what’s now the East Bay Golf Course. The city council on Tuesday cleared the way for the mayor to start negotiating a contract with the school to sell about 21 acres […]

Top Docs: Gary M. Garner, M.D.

Palliative care is a delicate specialty. It balances somewhere between — and intertwined with — aggressive treatment of serious, often terminal, disease and end-of-life care. It’s concerned with patients living the rest of their life on their terms. For Dr. Gary Garner, the complicated nature of the field is what drew him in. “It seemed […]

Top Docs: Steven Wallentine, M.D.

While serving an LDS Church mission in Australia, Dr. Steven Wallentine found he enjoyed the give-and-take that comes from communication. He also liked serving others. “It was there that I knew I wanted to make service my life and that I wanted to use my skills of listening and talking,” he says. “I knew I […]