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A recent study by utahfoundation.org found that the projected population of Utah in 2050 will just about double, thanks in part to a high-birth rate, a strong economy and a low cost of living. Utah Valley alone is predicted to jump from a modest 520,000 residents to more than one million residents, a 136 percent increase.
There were milestones, celebrations and major issues that gave residents pause in north Utah County during 2015 with growth having the greatest impact.
While several controversies in north Utah County claimed multiple headlines and then wound down to a resolution, others seemed to never end and likely will continue into the new year.