Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

To the Environmental Protection Agency for picking Orem as a recipient of the $300,000 brownfields grant to help clean up potential hazardous ground along Geneva Road. The concerns along that road go way back to the days when the Geneva Steel Mill was across the street. It will be nice for the business owners and those of us who travel Geneva Road to see a clean-up in the area.

To the Provo City Council and Provo City School District for not working just a bit better on communicating their desires as far the use of the Timp Kiwanis Park in northeast Provo. This discussion has been a long time in the making from closed door sessions to public hearings. Tuesday’s council meeting showed just how little the council and school board really communicate, even with quarterly joint meetings. That is a shame for the residents of this community.

To the Utah Valley cowboys and cowgirls who are carrying on the legacy of the West and competing in the 2019 Utah High School Rodeo finals this week.

To the BYU track stars who did so well at the NCAA national championships. It’s great seeing all the hard work paying off.

To Culichi Kitchen in Orem. The Mexican food joint recently graduated from a local-favorite food truck to a restaurant, and we had the delight of reviewing their delicious street tacos and fish dishes recently. Whenever locals get a craving for tacos, they should definitely consider this high-quality, authentic food.

To Provo parks and recreation for throwing free outdoor movie nights in the summer. It’s a great instance of the community coming together for a fun family and friends night, and it’s a wonderful way to welcome the summer sea

First responders and hospital personnel did an amazing job Tuesday with helping the 50 people who needed to be treated for chlorine exposure after swimming at a public pool in Pleasant Grove. Responders helped to decontaminate the children and adults before they got to hospitals, which helped cut down the time to get people treated. Things could easily have been much, much worse.

Thumbs up to Patti Richards and the work she does to help rehabilitate wildlife who have been affected by humans. She’s not getting paid to do it, and what an awesome service Great Basin Wildlife Rescue provides!

To Fork Fest for supporting and celebrating the Utah music scene and helping the community get involved in it.

To Stephanie and Ezra Sosa for representing Utah County on “So You Think You Can Dance.”

To JK! Studios for landing a gig on national television with NBC’s “Bring the Funny.”

To Jason Chaffetz, for electing to not waste Utahns time and taxpayer money by running for governor. Stay with Fox, and stay out of Utah politics, please.

Thumbs Up: To Nu Skin and their Force for Good Day that provided so many services to the community. Thousands gave service that will benefit thousands more and it’s always good to see companies playing such an active role in the community.

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down includes submissions from the entire Daily Herald staff, and are not necessarily the opinion of the Daily Herald.