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BVF resolution, Provo temple renovation among top Utah County stories of 2021

As John Lennon famously sang, "Another year over, a new one just begun." With the final turn of the calendar, we recall the moments that made 2021 the most memorable in Utah County. These are the top stories of the year, as selected by the Daily Herald, in chronological order: Bridal Veil ...

91 positive in COVID outbreak at Provo Missionary Training Center

COVD-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world and close to home. On Thursday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced an outbreak of the virus at the Provo Missionary Training Center. In releasing the information, and how the church plans to contain the outbreak, the ...

BYU graduate student spearheads the creation of 3D campus model

Thanks to a 3D model created during the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone can now view the Brigham Young University campus in full detail, right from the comfort of their own home. Bryce Berrett, a civil engineering graduate student at BYU, and his faculty mentors have virtually mapped every bit of ...

Add Jell-O shots to the drink-in-moderation list this New Year’s Eve

It’s that time of year again when police agencies, the Utah Department of Transportation and other organizations start chanting the New Year’s Eve mantra: Don’t Drink and Drive. “Safety on the roads is our number one priority,” said Mitch Shaw, UDOT spokesman. “Safety is enormous. ...

Vineyard mayor wants city to stay connected as they move into 2022

The story of Vineyard reads almost like a modern day fairytale. For several decades, Vineyard had been a small almost-village of sorts that sustained 140 people, mostly members of three founding families. Its biggest neighbor was United States Steel Geneva Works plant. The plant was about ...

Sub for Santa volunteers help 5,343 individuals this Christmas

Thousands of children and individuals throughout Utah County were provided a spark of Christmas this year — and for the past 38 years — thanks to the volunteers, community leaders and workers at the United Way of Utah County. It was nearly 40 years ago when this mixed group of good-deed ...

Utah residents receive two snow squall warnings in two days

In the midst of familiar winter storm warnings, two snow squall warnings were issued to Northern Utah residents in as many days. But what is a snow squall? According to the National Weather Service, a snow squall is an intense but short-lived burst of heavy snowfall, often accompanied by heavy ...

Ex-deputy Utah County attorney chides efforts to abolish death penalty

On Sept. 8, Utah County Attorney David Leavitt announced he intended to do away with the death penalty on capital cases in the county. That announcement and subsequent comments and press briefings has brought both agreement and consternation from police, legislators and voters. On ...

Nutritionist: Keep New Years weight loss resolutions in perspective

As 2022 is fast approaching, many people are thinking about New Year's resolutions. One of the most common on the list is weight loss. Last year, according to discoverhappyhabits.com, 50% of Americans listed weight loss as one of their top New Year's resolution goals. Jennifer James, a ...