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Money Matters: Four tips for starting a business in Utah in 2021

Utah is ranked as the eighth-best state in the nation for doing business, with a business creation rate of 4%, a tax burden of 9.4% and a patent creation rate of 579.7 per million people, according to USNews.com. Additionally, small businesses are booming in Silicon Slopes, where the tech ...

Everyday Strong: Being the best parent you can be

What’s the worst thing that happened to you this week? Does something come quickly to your mind? As an adult, our worries grow and deepen. They are real and heavy and some days, never ending. Making ends meet, coping with chronic illness, meeting work demands while caring for your family. As ...

Doctor’s Orders: Breast Cancer Awareness is more than a ribbon

Have you noticed pink ribbons appearing around the community lately? October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and that little pink ribbon is a symbol designed to bring awareness of breast cancer and show support for those who are currently battling or have battled breast cancer. I wanted to ...

BYU: Narwhal exhibit comes to Provo from Smithsonian Institution

A traveling exhibit from the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Institution, has made BYU’s Life Science Museum its home this fall. Visitors have until Jan. 9, 2022, to learn firsthand about the unicorn of the Arctic, the narwhal. This enigmatic sea creature, once believed to ...

Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – Oct. 23

ONLINE "How Women Rise" forum — The Utah Women & Leadership Project's latest Fall Women's Leadership Forum will feature "How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job" from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. Sally Helgesen will help ...

Their Voice: Bringing awareness to the realities of Down syndrome

My good friend Melanie loves the month of October because it is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and making people aware of Down syndrome is one of Melanie’s favorite things to do. Her second favorite thing is sharing beautiful pictures and informational clips about Down syndrome on ...

Family-friendly Halloween activities available across Utah County

Whether you plan to celebrate Halloween on Friday, Saturday or Sunday this year, there are plenty of free activities in Utah County next week to keep the whole family entertained.  Highland City residents will get a head start on the Halloween fun with Highland’s Trick-or-Treat Street, ...

Lowry: The new missile gap

The Biden administration is hesitant to call our competition with China a new Cold War, even though Beijing has zero qualms about making the parallels with our decades-long struggle with the Soviet Union abundantly clear. We are once again discussing a "Sputnik moment," a nuclear arms race, ...

Guest: Let’s unlock the potential in Orem’s neighborhoods

Beginning in 2014, Orem’s government invited residents to engage in a neighborhood planning process with city staff. For planning purposes, Orem’s 22 neighborhoods were grouped into nine districts that led to the development of nine “neighborhood plans.” I applaud the city’s efforts ...