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2014-05-29 04:22:46

WOODLAND HILLS, Utah, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Utah's newest luxury community is coming to southern Utah County. Development partner Don Mecham and renowned custom home builder Magleby Construction have teamed with Panthera Development to launch Summit Creek, a development "inspired by nature" at the base of majestic Loafer Mountain, yet mere minutes from the tech companies of Silicon Slopes, shopping and dining in Provo and Salt Lake City, world-famous skiing at Sundance...

2013-07-26 23:20:55

DEXIS® digital X-ray systems, now in place at Share a Smile’s charitable dental clinic, help meet a growing need in Utah County. Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 DEXIS has donated Platinum™ intra-oral digital sensors and image management software to Share a Smile, a non-profit organization that provides dental services for the homeless to help them become employable again. The clinic operates in Provo, Utah. DEXIS, along with Henry Schein® Practice Solutions (makers of...

2011-04-12 07:00:00

PROVO, Utah, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (UVCVB), the official destination marketing organization for Utah County, today announced its 2011 event lineup of festivals and recreational activities. With many new and returning events, this schedule brings a wide variety of attractions for those living in or visiting Utah Valley. "2011 marks another milestone year for the Utah Valley tourism industry and we are especially pleased to welcome...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

By Rodger L. Hardy Deseret News A bid to annex two northern Utah County communities into the Utah Transit Authority for bus service could be expanded to involve all of the county. Both Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain have requested district admission, but UTA trustee Terry Deihl wants Utah County commissioners to pursue legislation in the 2009 legislative session that would bring in all of Utah County with a vote of the commission. That was one of the terms that he asked be included...

2008-09-18 09:00:24

By Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News PROVO -- The entire Utah County community is too entrenched in the tragedy of Kiplyn Davis for her accused killers to get a fair trial here, an attorney argued Wednesday. Christopher Neal Jeppson's attorney, Scott Williams, argued in 4th District Court that Jeppson's upcoming murder trial should be moved to another venue outside Utah County. "The focus is ... not the extent to which the county may have some people who have some familiarity (with the...

2008-08-27 09:00:49

The most costly road construction project in Utah's history will begin in the spring of 2010. The I-15 corridor in Utah County, from American Fork to Spanish Fork, will get a full reconstruction. It will include an added lane to both sides of the freeway and new bridges, according to Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Nile Easton. The 20-mile project will cost $2.6 billion and has been funded by the Legislature. The Utah County stretch of I-15 is "most critical because it is the...

2008-08-19 09:00:34

PROVO -- Habitat for Humanity of Utah County will host its first ever Hammer Towne at the Provo Towne Centre on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Along with Provo Towne Center and General Growth Properties, Habitat for Humanity of Utah County will sponsor the event to raise awareness about the organization's programs. Hammer Towne will include information tables about the programs, as well as youth activities, prizes and giveaways from mall stores. Habitat for Humanity of Utah County has...

2008-08-13 18:00:23

By Rodger L. Hardy Deseret News PROVO -- Anticipating more development requests in the county, Utah County commissioners tabled a request from developer Cole Cannon for an initial 650-lot community near West Mountain on Tuesday. Before moving ahead, the county should first revamp its general plan and ordinances to provide for development agreements, Chairman Larry Ellertson said. Without such agreements the county could be left holding the bag if a developer started a project, then...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'