Student life: Alpine native Keyan Norman masters academics and football

Keyan Norman, Sr., OL (Photo by BYU Photo) The term “student-athlete” is often focused on the “athlete” part of the moniker. However, for senior offensive lineman and Lone Peak High grad Keyan Norman, the “student” part comes first. After [...]

A review of the 2017 Utah Valley Parade of Home

Get the scoop on every home. From favs to fashions to funny stories, we’ve got all 31 homes covered. Home #1, Split Rock Fine Homes Large windows throughout and a large covered patio blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living in this [...]

7 things Judy Arnold wants you to know about Cedar Hills

Judy Arnold started a free library out of her front yard in Cedar Hills. (Photo by Utah Valley Magazine) Cedar Hills doesn’t have a city library, but the community isn’t starved for prose on bound pages. Judy Arnold started a book exchange [...]

Moroni’s Promise: New position fits junior tight end

Moroni Laulu-Pututau, Jr., TE (Photo by BYU Photo) Junior Moroni Laulu-Pututau came to BYU as a lean wide receiver, running up sidelines and diving for balls at the end of a fly route. In fact, his freshman season, he averaged 18.7 yards a catch [...]

The Drive: Take a road trip through Utah County with eight locals

Rev up the engine and take a road trip through Utah County. We’ll make eight stops and introduce you to the talk of each town. So buckle your seatbelt and kick it into high gear with locals in the driver’s seat.

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

Devoted Kellyanne Malbica (left) and Talia Malbica attended the Parade of Homes for the first time in 2016. They quickly became hooked and the sisters visited all 31 homes in the 2017 event. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst/UV Mag) Two years ago, Kellyanne [...]

Brinkerhoff’s business and homeowners’ lives rebuilt with 2017 Parade People’s Choice winner

After opening day of the Parade of Homes, a warm sunset fell upon the Harrison’s home. Sunsets had taken on more meaning to the Brinkerhoff family since the death of its patriarch, Roger Brinkerhoff, and signaled a pleasing end to the complicated [...]

Made in UV: Shaving the way with beard oil and sweetly spun cotton candy

For every issue of Utah Valley Magazine, we recognize five Utah Valley grown products. Grab your wallet — these creative businesses are something you’re going to want. Wipeable, Washable and Stylish One Utah summer, Marilee Killpack took [...]

Twinning is winning: Seven local celebrity lookalikes

Each year we ask readers to submit their local celebrity lookalikes — and every year, they deliver almost-famous faces. This year’s collection of civilian clones includes staple starlets, a quirky Food Network personality and even an LDS [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Orem’s Ryan Lunt and Jack Black

Left: Ryan LuntRight: Jack Black Ryan Lunt, who grew up in Orem, was first told he resembles Jack Black at age 15. He was working at Sun River Gardens when two employees mentioned he reminded them of “Nacho Libre” after seeing the recently [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Eagle Mountain’s Daryl Petersen and Guy Fieri

  Left: Daryl PetersenRight: Guy Fieri Daryl Petersen is a local real estate agent who is known for his resemblance to Guy Fieri. A few years ago, Daryl made a deal with one of his clients that he would bleach his hair and go full Guy Fieri [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Lindon’s Shannen Crane Camp and Rose McIver

Left: Shannen CampRight: Rose McIver Shannen Camp is a huge fan of her celebrity twin sister, Rose McIver. Rose is a New Zealand actress who may be relatively unknown amongst mainstream media fans, but she is a cult favorite among fantasy film [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Springville’s McKenna Hixson and Reese Witherspoon

Left: McKenna HixsonRight: Reese Witherspoon People have been telling Springville resident McKenna Hixson she looks like Reese Witherspoon for years. “It’s funny because I think I am actually closer to Reese’s daughter in age than Reese,” [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Spanish Fork’s Josh Rohatinsky and Matt Meese

Left: Josh RohatinskyRight: Matt Meese As the father of four young children, Josh Rohatinsky knows all about BYUtv’s popular sketch comedy show Studio C. But it’s not just his own kids who think he looks like cast member Matt Meese. “I [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Mapleton’s Ali MaCall Jenkins and Elizabeth Olsen

Left: Ali MaCall JenkinsRight: Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Olsen isn’t the first celebrity that Mapleton native Ali MaCall Jenkins has been compared to. In fact, Ali was a part of our magazine’s lookalike contest when she was just 2 years [...]

Celebrity Lookalike: Lindon’s Glen Ricks and Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Left: Glen RicksRight: Elder Ronald A. Rasband Local photographer Glen Ricks was first told he looks like Elder Ronald A. Rasband a couple years ago — but he actually met Elder Rasband more than 25 years ago when he photographed a wedding [...]

Lehi’s Ganel-Lyn Condie lets loss lead to writing career

Lehi’s Ganel-Lyn Condie has written five books in two years and has more projects at her fingertips. Her first title — “I Can Do Hard Things with God” — launched her full speaking schedule, which also includes a focus on preventing [...]

Alison Faulkner builds awesome brands in Provo

Earlier this year, Alison Faulkner partnered with others in the community to raise $50,000 for the Children’s Justice Center. The access to resources in Provo have helped build her brand, The Alison Show. (Photo by Jylare Smith Photography) As [...]

Spanish Fork’s Lil Shepherd shows how Iceland intersects with Utah

Lil Shepherd grew up in the house next door to hers on the same land where her Icelandic ancestors lived. Spanish Fork treasures its Icelandic heritage and celebrates it yearly with Iceland Days in the summer and Thorrablót each winter. (Photo [...]

Carl and Carol Butler remain active in the 80s in Payson

Carl and Carol Butler built their home themselves in Payson in 1971. “I love where we are because we’re central in the valley. I can see everything whichever way I look,” Carol says. “We have these beautiful mountains around us. Every [...]