Monthly Archives: May 2017

Eagle Mountain Mayor Pengra not seeking re-election

Eagle Mountain Mayor Christopher Pengra announced Tuesday that he will not be seeking re-election.

Eagle Mountain Mayor Pengra not seeking re-election

Timpanogos graduate masters caring for siblings while becoming first-generation college student

Family always comes first to 18-year-old Vanessa Ayala. As she went through high school, turning down invitations to hang out with friends in order to watch younger siblings and even taking her brother to class and school events, it’s something…

Timpanogos graduate masters caring for siblings while becoming first-generation college student

Former Provo Municipal Council executive director hired as city’s new parking administrator

His name is familiar, his title is not.

Former Provo Municipal Council executive director hired as city’s new parking administrator

Woman arrested on reports of assaulting hospital staff, attempted disarming police officer

A woman was arrested Tuesday by Provo police officers on reports of assaulting a hospital worker and trying to take a police officer’s firearm.

Woman arrested on reports of assaulting hospital staff, attempted disarming police officer

A place to belong: Provo’s Wasatch House a help for those with mental illness

In the early 1940s, a group of people who had recently been discharged from a psychiatric hospital in New York State united to form a group called “We Are Not Alone.” The purpose was to support each other at a…

A place to belong: Provo’s Wasatch House a help for those with mental illness

Utah Valley Everyday Heroes: Payson teacher and his fifth-grade class run 3,142 miles during the school year

Many people go about doing good deeds in their families, neighborhoods, organizations and church congregations. “Utah Valley’s Everyday Heroes” celebrates these unsung community members and brings to light their quiet contributions.

Utah Valley Everyday Heroes: Payson teacher and his fifth-grade class run 3,142 miles during the school year

Utah Valley Student of the Week: Max Sandgren

Max Sandgren, a sophomore at Provo High School, has been named the Daily Herald’s Student of the Week. Born and raised in Provo, Max previously attended Sunset View Elementary and Dixon Middle School.

Utah Valley Student of the Week: Max Sandgren

Children playing with fireworks ignite 20-acre fire near Saratoga Springs

About 20 acres of land burned near Lake Mountain on Tuesday after two boys started a grass fire playing with fireworks.

Children playing with fireworks ignite 20-acre fire near Saratoga Springs

Refugee in Utah returns to the Congo to aid others still caught in conflict

Eumbo Kasongo puts on a pair of scrubs to go to work. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he’s seen people use them as church clothes.

Refugee in Utah returns to the Congo to aid others still caught in conflict

Utah Valley Educator of the Week: Karen Soerensen

Karen Soerensen, an eighth-grade U.S. history teacher at Centennial Middle School, has been named the Daily Herald’s Utah Valley Educator of the Week. Soerensen has worked in education in Provo City School District for a total 33 years, with the…

Utah Valley Educator of the Week: Karen Soerensen