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Suicide Prevention Month is active throughout Utah

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and it is a great time to renew commitments to help others, become better educated and find out about available mental health resources. Across Utah, individuals and organizations are getting the word out about ways to help save lives, educate others about ...

Health & Wellness: Natural skin remedies and the science behind them

Over a third of Americans report getting sunburned each year. After boating at Bear Lake or hiking the "Y" this summer, you might be one of them — gingerly stepping into a cool shower before dousing yourself in aloe vera gel or lavender oil. There are lots of natural remedies for skin ...

Savvy Senior: How to manage an inherited IRA from a parent

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the rules regarding inherited IRAs? When my mom died this year, I inherited her traditional IRA and would like to know what I need to do to execute it properly. — Confused Daughter Dear Confused, I’m very sorry about the loss of you mother. Inheriting an IRA ...

Tales from Utah Valley: A few things to know about suicide

Talk. Ask. Watch. Connect. Hope. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to get involved with suicide prevention work as part of a group of educators and mental health professionals who worked to bring Hope Squads to elementary schools. Hope Squads is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. ...

Worship services for Sept. 19

NOTE: As issues with the COVID-19 virus continue to change, please contact individual churches for information on how they are handling worship services. Episcopal Church St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Worship services are currently being held in person each Sunday at 11 a.m. Please see our ...

Their Voice: Enriching events coming up soon in Utah County

This week seems like a good opportunity to provide some information on various interesting events coming up in our area. I say this all of the time but we are very fortunate in Utah County to have so many resources working in the best interest of our community. First, I was excited to have a ...

Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – Sept. 18, 2021

AMERICAN FORK Writing Conference — A Writing Conference featuring a keynote address, workshops and a Q and A is set for 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. Register at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com. History Club — The American Fork Library will host History Club for ages 9 ...

Ogden schools, like many, grappling with ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge

OGDEN — As if the threat of COVID-19 or the day-to-day efforts of instruction weren't enough, school officials in Weber County have another issue to contend with — the "devious licks" challenge popular on TikTok, the social media platform. It's a national trend — or, to school officials, ...

Garden Help Desk: Suckers! How to care for damaged trees with new growths

Question: I have a young sycamore tree. I planted it a few years ago and this year it has sycamore scale. At this point, the leaves are falling off and the tree is sending up growths from the bottom. Any advice on how I should treat this? Do I let the growths continue so that the tree has ...