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Intermountain Healthcare to merge with SCL Health by 2022

SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Healthcare and SCL Health have signed a letter of intent to merge. The announcement came during a press conference on Thursday. The merger, expected to close in early 2022, will provide high-quality, accessible and affordable health care to more communities ...

No injuries after weapon incident at Provo High School

On Thursday, Provo High School went into a lockdown after a “possible weapons offense,” according to a Facebook post by the Provo Police Department. In a series of Facebook and Twitter posts, the department shared that the incident ended without any injuries. The update read, “At 12:37, ...

Sundance prepares for winter opening with new lifts

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it is inevitable that the cold weather will come to the state of Utah. This year, after a notably dry summer, it would be advantageous to have a wet and snowy winter. With last year’s sale of the Sundance Mountain Resort by Robert Redford ...

LDS President Russell M. Nelson launches Spanish-language Instagram account

Years ago, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints set out to learn Spanish. That he did. This week, he took that knowledge to the next level. “On Wednesday, Nelson, launched a new Spanish-language Instagram Account to broaden his reach to Hispanic ...

Potential concepts for Orem water tank park ready for first glance

After much negotiation and planning, Orem is submerging a 10 million gallon water tank on property acquired at approximately 400 South and 400 West The property, previously own by Arlen Farley, will also house some form of walking paths and quiet spaces for residents to enjoy — if the ...

Utah County leaders issue joint statement on COVID-19 efforts, no mandates

After much debate about how to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Utah County, a wide swath of county, health, educational and legislative leaders released a joint statement Tuesday addressing the matter. The letter reinforces the Utah County Disease Plan. What is not in the plan is any form of ...

Judge tosses lawsuit against LDS church’s use of donations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by James Huntsman, a member of one of Utah’s most prominent families and brother of a former governor, against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a ruling issued Tuesday. Huntsman had accused the Utah-based faith ...

Provo Board of Education votes 4-3 to move Dixon Middle School to new location

The grand dame of schools in the Provo City School District met her match Tuesday when the Board of Education voted 4-3 to build a new middle school at Footprinter Park. Dixon Middle School is a 90 year old structure at 750 W. 200 North in Provo. It has been an integral part of the downtown ...

Apostle: What students can do to live happily ever after

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asked students attending the Brigham Young University devotional Tuesday, what they can do to live “happily ever after.” “The road to eternal happiness depends on lifelong ...