Mountain Point Medical Center and local fire departments use new app to enhance emergency care

Mountain Point Medical Center and three other Utah hospitals have introduced to their emergency medical services Twiage, an app that allows emergency responders to share patient information with hospital personnel in real-time, to expedite lifesaving care. Twiage offers emergency responders the ability to use a smartphone to share real-time patient data and send secured, privacy protected […]

Utah Valley kidpreneur: Bright idea

Westlake High School grads Tate Hertzler and Josh Bosley are the duo behind WeldSmart, a welding mask modification that prevents arc flash. Arc flash occurs when the naked eye is exposed to bright ultraviolet light in welding. This exposure can burn the eye’s cornea. Hertzler learned about this painful injury firsthand when he forgot to […]

The Amie – Home #19 – 2018

Home: The Amie Address: 3716 South Garibaldi Way City: Saratoga Springs Here at Arive Homes, our success is driven by the philosophy of providing our clients with what we like to call an “exceptional buyers’ experience.” This means we strive to improve the home building process by listening to and communicating with our clients, providing the tools […]

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 […]

18 Utah County Easter egg hunts in 2018

Hippity, hoppity, Easter is on its way. So grab your cameras and Easter baskets folks — there are thousands of eggs to be hunted and the Easter Bunny to meet at the exciting Easter celebrations hosted all over the county. One of Utah County’s first Easter egg hunts in 2018 is Saratoga Spring’s Bunny Hop […]

Saratoga Springs breaks ground on Patriot Park, a community space

Saratoga Springs residents haven’t been able to “take their kids out to the ballgame,” but that problem will soon be solved now that Saratoga Springs City broke ground on Patriot Park Wednesday night. While the city has a handful of soccer and football fields, Saratoga Springs doesn’t have a single baseball field, which was causing […]

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 […]

ICYMI: 25 Alpine homes evacuated; John Curtis GOP campaign raises the most funds

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the top local news stories. Saratoga Springs man makes finalist list for the Lays Chip flavor contest  Saratoga Spring’s Brandon Foster submitted “smoked gouda and honey” to the “Do Us a Flavor” contest, presented by PepsiCo Frito Lays, reported The Daily Herald. Foster’s […]

D.R. Horton – Home #20 – 2017

Oakley, 109 East Paradise Court, Saratoga Springs Over 35 years ago, Donald R. Horton had a vision: of livable and affordable new homes built with unmatched efficiencies and uncompromising quality. That philosophy of creating value was the company’s signature focus when Horton unveiled his first neighborhood in superior craftsmanship and responsiveness to the needs of […]

Fieldstone Homes – Home #21 – 2017

Escalante, 511 West Deer Meadow Drive, Saratoga Springs Fieldstone Homes has been serving the Utah community since 1997, and has become one of Utah’s most highly ranked and trusted home builders. Fieldstone Homes currently has 13 communities for sale in multiple cities in Salt Lake, Utah and Davis counties. Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 1/2 Total […]

Saratoga Springs turns 20, celebrating with Splash Days

Across Utah Lake lies a city. Young but mature, developed but expanding. The city falls delicately along foothills and expands far through acres of land. This week that city turns 20. That city is Saratoga Springs. Back in 1884, there was a natural hot spring at the mouth of the Jordan River. Because settlers viewed the hot […]

Snapshots of the heart: With all their hearts

Each morning before he leaves his Saratoga Springs home for work, Shaun Oldroyd says goodbye to his wife, Stephanie, with a kiss and an “I love you.” Stephanie knows he is sincere, unlike years before when his drug addiction would cause the words to feel empty. “In the past when I would say, ‘I love […]

D.R. Horton – Home #18 – 2016

The Auburn, 93 E School House RD, Saratoga Springs Over 35 years ago, Donald L. Horton had a vision: Of livable and affordable new homes built with unmatched efficiencies and uncompromising quality. Of family traditions passed on to new generations. Of a business that would grow by making customers’ dreams into realities. That philosophy of […]

Handcrafted Homes LLC – Home #19 – 2016

The Avant Garde, 1662 Wiltshire Ln, Saratoga Springs Handcrafted Homes is a custom home builder dedicated to making dream homes come to life. Handcrafted Homes will build any home plan, any home style — whatever way the homeowner dreams it. They focus on building the client’s dream home, not theirs. Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Total […]

EDGEhomes – Home #20 – 2016

Kate, 546 N Trek Rd, Saratoga Springs EDGEhomes is the most innovative, solutions-based home builder in the country. From start to finish, every aspect of home building is instilled with quality and perfectly timed for an exceptional home-buying experience. The award-winning EDGEhomes sold over 750 homes in 2015, making it the second fastest growing private […]

PureHaven Homes LLC – Home #21 – 2016

The Retford, 1072 N Summit View Dr, Saratoga Springs PureHaven Homes builds high-quality crafted homes for the discerning homebuyer. Through a continual pursuit of quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service, PureHaven Homes is always striving to ensure each client receives a great experience and a beautifully built home. Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5.5 Total Square Feet: […]

What’s in a Utah County name?

Ever drive I-15 through Utah County and wonder about the names of cities and towns you pass by? Lehi. American Fork. Orem. Provo. Springville. Santaquin. Where in the world do these names come from? Brigham Young University professor Richard Neitzel Holzapfel has studied the origin of names of places in Utah and wrote “A History […]

UV crime: Car burglary hot spots, back-to-school warning

Bank robbery Payson police are looking for the man who robbed the Central Bank in Payson on Aug. 14. The man walked into the bank at 11:40 a.m. carrying what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun. He asked for money, got it and then drove away in a 1994 red Chevrolet S10 blazer. The man […]

7 things Jean Funk wants you to know about Saratoga Springs

Thirty-nine years ago, Jean Funk graduated from BYU in child development and family relations. The day she got her diploma, she married her sweetheart, Dave, and moved to a farm in Oregon where they worked and lived off the land, raising seven kids along the way. After most of their children moved to Utah, Jean […]

UV crime: Parole hearing set for baby killer, elderly woman stops carjacking

BB vandals Orem police say that vandals on Wednesday shot out dozens of car windows on 800 West, between 400 North and 2000 North. Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about the cases can call Orem police at (801) 229-7070. Leave the drugs home Orem police arrested a woman on Tuesday after she reportedly was […]

PureHaven Homes LLC – Home #15 – 2015

Gracemere, 4092 S Pelican Ln, Saratoga Springs PureHaven Homes builds high-quality crafted homes for the discerning homebuyer. Through a continual pursuit of quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service, PureHaven Homes has grown exponentially over the past decade. At PureHaven Homes, the focus centers on a process that ensures each client ends up with a great […]

Candlelight Homes – Home #14 – 2015

Sun Valley, 162 W Stillwater Dr (2740 S), Saratoga Springs As Utah’s premier homebuilder, the Candlelight Homes team has built quality communities along the Wasatch Front for more than 20 years. Each home is carefully crafted to ensure new homes continue to be a place of quality and comfort for years to come. Bedrooms: 4 […]

UV crime: Bomb threat in Provo, baby killer sentenced

Arson arrest A man has been charged with arson in a 2013 fire that caused $500,000 in damage to former Payson mayor Gordon Taylor’s house. A judge issued an arrest warrant for Shawn M. Balzly, 44, on Wednesday. Balzly faces charges of aggravated arson and obstructing justice, and the court notes the case involves domestic […]

UV crime: Police shooting, child abuse

Police shooting in Saratoga Springs A man who police say was wielding a Samurai sword near Saratoga Springs businesses was shot and killed by police Wednesday morning. Twenty-two-year-old Darrien Nathaniel Hunt was shot in the area of Crossroads Boulevard and Redwood Road around 9:40 a.m. after someone spotted him with the sword and called police. […]

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 […]

Light rail coming to north Utah County — around 2040

A light rail or bus rapid transit line from Eagle Mountain, through Saratoga Springs and onto the American Fork or Lehi FrontRunner stations — these are options local governments are looking at now, to be built around 2040. Transportation planners for the Mountainland Association of Governments have been working on a transit study for the […]

Weekend best bets (Feb. 21-23)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Here are five events sure to liven up your weekend:   1. Living Legends Celebrate Native American, Latin American and Polynesian heritage through BYU Living Legends’ dance performance. The show is Friday and Saturday […]

Books build sisterhood in Saratoga Springs

Book clubs date back to the 1720s, but the popularity of these clubs has ebbed and flowed throughout the years. In 1996, Oprah Winfrey, in true Oprah-style, started a literary revolution. Time Entertainment called Oprah’s Book Club “the greatest force in publishing today.” Oprah revived book clubs everywhere. Reading became a collective activity rather than a […]