Utah County


In a two-to-one vote on Tuesday morning, Utah County commissioners elected to allow voters to decide whether or not the county’s form of government should be updated.

Ileen Kennedy / Utah National Guard

The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently received $9.6 million for its Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP) to help Utah County restore watersheds affected by the Pole Canyon and Bald Mountain fires.

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State lawmakers from Utah County are proposing legislation requiring counties with large populations to adopt some form of government with separation of powers to allow for more regional representation. 

Tiny House to be housing solution for ex-offenders in Utah County

A Provo-based nonprofit plans to offer an alternative solution to the housing crisis ex-offenders face across Utah.

Fresh Start Ventures is building tiny homes, or places ex-offenders can live with all the amenities found in a normal-sized home compacted into a small space, in the range of 100 to 400 square feet (9.3 to 37.2 square meters).

Historic County Courthouse in Provo, Utah

A 56-year-old Utah man is facing a terrorism-related charge after he allegedly threatened to blow up a county government building in Provo.

Miguel Gedo made his initial court appearance in Fourth District Court Wednesday on a charge of second-degree felony threat of terrorism.

Utah County Republican Party


Making caucus meetings more accessible to voters has been a high priority for Rob Craig since he became chair of the Utah County Republican Party last May.

The opioid crisis in America has caused many issues, and Utah County is suing in hopes of alleviating the crisis.

Officials of a northern Utah county are suing drug manufacturers, distributors and doctors in an effort to mitigate the consequences of the nation's opioid crisis.

Summit County on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in state district court against 25 companies and individuals, seeking a jury trial and an unspecified financial award for damages.

County Health Rankings / University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This is the ninth county health rankings report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Each year the two organizations pool data from different sources to look at how where we live affects our health. 

Utah County Republican Party


Making caucus meetings more accessible to voters has been a high priority for Rob Craig since he became chair of the Utah County Republican Party last May.

The Provo-Orem area, according to Forbes, is one of the best places for housing investment.

Owning a home in Utah County is a good investment.

The Provo-Orem metro area — which includes much of Utah County — came in second on Forbes' 2018 list of the best places to invest in housing.


Poor air quality remains a serious health and environmental issue for many Utahns. At Monday’s opening of the Utah Legislative Session, many officials said they advocated for improving the state’s air quality. 


Seventeen Utah County state lawmakers have signed a letter asking Commissioner Greg Graves to resign.

The letter signed by 17 of the 22 legislators whose districts cover at least part of Utah County cites explosive and vulgar behavior by Graves.


The race for Provo mayor is a showdown between two women, former city councilwoman Sherrie Hall Everett and school board member Michelle Kaufusi, which means the predominantly Mormon city will finally have a woman in the mayor's office for the first time in its 157-year history.


A former county treasurer in Utah has pleaded guilty to transferring thousands of dollars of county funds into her personal accounts.

Four felony counts of third-degree misusing public money have landed 53-year-old Georgia Baca in jail for 30 days as part of a 36-month probation sentence.

Baca had been the Kane County Treasurer when, between March 2014 and January 2016, she made 45 transfers of county money into four different personal accounts.

Baca stole about $33,600. She has been ordered by the court to pay $35,613 back to the county.

The Utah County Fair, which runs until Saturday, will not feature pig wrestling this year, according to fair officials, though it's been part of the fair for years. It involves teams of four wrestling a pig into a barrel. But this year, teams will have to compete somewhere else.

Jusitn Prather


It is not a secret that Utah has been experiencing a tech boom over the past few years, with a vast amount of the development centered around Utah County’s I-15 corridor. Life is not perfect for residents of the area though, transportation in and out of the so-called “Silicon Slopes” is reportedly difficult, and there aren’t many options to occupy time outside of work. A group of Utah State University seniors saw this as a challenge, and have grand plans to turn Thanksgiving Point into a more inclusive community .

The Band
American Fork High School

The 230-member American Fork High School marching band will join only five other high school bands and two college bands in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

The band’s director John Miller said this is the second time the band has had the opportunity to play at the prestigious venue.

“They can only invite bands back every seven years. So, they sent me an email and said, ‘If you’re interested, would you please apply again. We can’t guarantee you a position, but… we’ll take a look at it.’ So we did, and to our surprise they offered us another spot in the Macy’s parade this year,” Miller said. “They only take the very top, top cream of the crop for this thing, so it was quite an honor again.”

Historic Provo Home To Be Donated To Lehi Family

Nov 11, 2014

A historic house in Provo is getting a new lease on life as the latest project from Habitat for Humanity. The non-profit group recently finished renovating the nearly 130-year-old house and will now donate the property. According to Kena Jo Mathews, the organization’s Executive Director in Utah County, local housing officials owned the house at the time the project began.

“It was an idea that I had. I knew that the Provo Housing Authority owned it and I knew that they were interested in doing something with it,” she said. “So, I talked to the Provo Housing Authority director [with] the idea that maybe we could do it and that’s kind of how it all was born.”