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Foothills Elementary receives bikes after anonymous donation

Kindergarteners at Foothill Elementary School in Orem got a special surprise Tuesday thanks to an anonymous local donor. A fleet of 24 bikes, pedal conversion kits, helmets, one teacher instruction bike and the certified curriculum teacher training was delivered to the school as part of the ...

Pence touts accomplishments, praises Utahns in UVU speech

After a 30-minute speech peppered with applause breaks, laugh lines and policy perspectives, students attending former Vice President Mike Pence's speech at Utah Valley University on Tuesday were given an opportunity to ask a question. With a preamble about Pence's career, Cade Bloomer, a ...

Lehi fire chief shares new renderings of Fire Station 84

Jeremy Craft, Lehi fire chief, presented new renderings of Fire Station 84 at a station update given during the Lehi City Council meeting last week. The new fire station will feature an open and modern design with a gray and red exterior and several glass walls. According to Craft, the glass ...

Provo City communications groups receive awards

Keeping the public connected to the news of Provo and city leaders takes a team effort. That effort was rewarded recently at the City-County Communications & Marketing Association. Provo was awarded four communication awards from the 3CMA group during its annual national Savvy Awards ...

USBE requests feedback on Student Health and Risk Prevention survey

The Utah State Board of Education is looking for feedback from Utah residents on the state’s Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) survey. The SHARP survey is given every two years to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12, and is used to measure adolescent substance use, anti-social ...

BYU study: Wearing a pedometer can increase step counts

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Brigham Young University, wearing a step-tracker is an easy way to get more steps in per day — even if you don’t look at it. The study found that individuals who wore a pedometer throughout the day walked an average of 318 more steps per ...