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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 ...

Lehi-based Entrata releases data on Wasatch Front rentals

Entrata, a comprehensive property management software provider based in Lehi, has released data on renting in Utah that will give renters — and some homeowners — pause. “The last couple of years have brought a lot of change for the housing market, and Utah was no exception,” said ...

Intermountain to postpone surgeries at 13 sites due to virus surge

Because of the overwhelming volume of COVID-19 patients, 13 Intermountain hospitals will postpone all non-urgent surgeries and procedures requiring hospital admission beginning Wednesday. The postponement is expected to last several weeks. Included on the list is Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, ...

Festival to bring awareness, support for postpartum mental health

Emily Dyches passed away five years ago after struggling with postpartum anxiety. She tried to get help for almost a year before she passed. Now her family members, as part of The Emily Effect Foundation, are trying to raise awareness and help other women who may be experiencing similar ...