Countdown to 2018!

provo-new-yearsWhere are you going to be when the ball drops? Come celebrate the last hours of 2017 at Provo’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration held at the Provo Recreation Center on Saturday, December 30 from 7:00 pm – Midnight. This year’s theme is NEW YORK COUNTDOWN! There will be hours of live entertainment, multiple interactive activities, food trucks, inflatables, boat races, two firework shows and much more!

Wristbands are on sale now at the Recreation Center – $10 for adults and $8 for youth. Wristbands can also be purchased the day of the event but keep in mind that there are only a limited amount of wristbands being sold – once they sell out the event is full! Hurry and get your admission to the event today!

Check out the party details below and get ready to ring in the new year!

Live Entertainment

countdown-entertainmentComedy Club

  • Hypno Hick
  • Magic Show
  • Animal Show
  • Snake Show
  • Street Performers
  • Dinosaurs
  • 2 Firework Shows – One at 10:00 PM, and the finale at Midnight
  • And more!

Interactive Games & Activities

giant-inflatablesConey Island inflatables

  • Radio City Karaoke
  • Cirque Du Soleil Face Paint
  • Godfather Laser Tag
  • Madison Square Garden Stage
  • Statue of Liberty Boat Cruise
  • Casino Tables at the Club
  • New Year Crafts
  • And so much more!

countdown-gamesface-paintingFor more information visit the event Facebook Page here.

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Merry Christmas Provo: Producer Colin Hatch

Colin Hatch, a Brigham Young University graduate and Provo music scene alum, now lives in Los Angeles and records/produces music under the name Lindenfield. He returned to Provo to produce this year’s “Merry Christmas Provo” album, recording the songs at his grandparents’ historic home in Provo’s Joaquin neighborhood. (The house once belonged to former LDS president John Taylor.)

We hope you enjoy this short video getting to know Colin and his inspiration behind this year’s wonderful Christmas album.

Merry Christmas Provo, Volume 4

Merry Christmas Provo – Vol 4 is a project aimed towards raising money for United Way’s Sub for Santa program. For the past three years, Provo City has partnered with musicians and creatives in our community to produce a Christmas album featuring our world-renown music scene.

Each CD is being sold for $10 and thanks to generous sponsors (Zion’s BankGoogle Fiber, Nu SkinIntermountain Health Care, and Swire Coca-Cola) 100% of the proceeds of this album will go towards helping children, elderly and those with disabilities this holiday season. Press play to listen to a sampler of this year’s music:

The past three albums have gone on to raise thousands of dollars, and we hope this year will be no different. The success of this project proves that the only thing more incredible than the amazing music scene in Provo is the kindness of its citizens.

So how can you help? Visit merrychristmasprovo.com to download the music today!

For more information about the Christmas CD, the talented musicians, and United Way’s Sub for Santa program visit my blog page here.

Merry Christmas, Provo!

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Jingle Bells

Looking for stocking stuffers? Or employee Christmas gifts? Or maybe something just for you? Well, this year’s “Merry Christmas Provo” album is the perfect present to give this holiday season! Just press play to listen to “Jingle Bells” (track 8 performed by Braden Wilcox) and see for yourself! Then get your digital download at MERRYCHRISTMASPROVO.COMor pick up a copy at any of the following locations: Provo City Center, Provo Recreation Center, Block 100, Foxglove, Good Move Cafe, Velour, Pioneer Book, Unhinged, The Mighty Baker, Rockwell Ice Cream, Beehive Bazaar, Here, Provo Towne Centre, Los Hermanos, Braid Workshop, 1 Million Cups, and Allen’s Camera.

Our sincere thanks to Braden Wilcox for volunteering his time and talent to make this music video possible. We will be revealing a new music video every Monday and Wednesday, so be sure to check back frequently to make sure you don’t miss a thing! If you would like to watch all of the music videos that have been revealed, go to provomayor.com/provo-christmas.

Merry Christmas Provo, Volume 4

Merry Christmas Provo – Vol 4 is a project aimed towards raising money for United Way’s Sub for Santa program. For the past three years, Provo City has partnered with musicians and creatives in our community to produce a Christmas album featuring our world-renown music scene.

Each CD is being sold for $10 and thanks to generous sponsors (Zion’s Bank, Google Fiber, Nu Skin, Intermountain Health Care, and Swire Coca-Cola) 100% of the proceeds of this album will go towards helping children, elderly and those with disabilities this holiday season. Press play to listen to a sampler of this year’s music:

The past three albums have gone on to raise thousands of dollars, and we hope this year will be no different. The success of this project proves that the only thing more incredible than the amazing music scene in Provo is the kindness of its citizens.

So how can you help? Visit merrychristmasprovo.com to download the music today!

For more information about the Christmas CD, the talented musicians, and United Way’s Sub for Santa program visit my blog page here.

Merry Christmas, Provo!

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Westside Pressure Zone

After over two years of construction, Provo City is almost ready to put the new Westside Pressure Zone online as part of our water distribution system. While most residents won’t notice any change in water service, information is provided below to explain why Provo has made these upgrades and keep residents in the know.

Who/Where?

The new Westside Pressure Zone is generally located west and south of the railroad tracks as shown on the map below.

What?

Two new concrete water storage tanks (10 Million Gallons total), associated transmission lines and pressure reducing valves that will create the new pressure zone.

When?

Construction of the two tanks and the transmission lines is nearly complete. Over the next few months, Provo staff will be bringing these components online and separately operating the two pressure zones. This is being done during the winter months to get operators used to the new configuration when the system demands are lower.

Why?

Historically, the west side of Provo has been serviced as part of the city’s Main Zone. In the 2010 Culinary Water Master Plan, two concerns were identified relating to Provo’s west side: limited storage and high pressures. Before this project, 75% of Provo was part of the Main Zone and only had 33% of the storage. In addition, pressures well exceeded the state maximum recommended pressure of 120 psi.

To resolve both issues, Provo Public Works Staff – in coordination with our consultant Hansen, Allen & Luce – determined that the most effective solution would be to add two new tanks (shown as yellow dots on the map below) and provide new transmission lines to service the west side. These tanks are about 100 feet lower in elevation than the Main Zone tanks, which will reduce the overall pressure a little more than 40 psi.

How does this affect me?

Indoor Use – most homes have an in-line (pressure reducing valve) PRV that keeps the pressure at a reasonable level to avoid damage to indoor water fixtures, water heaters, etc. The reduction in system pressure should have minimal effect on indoor pressures on the west side.

Outdoor use – The outdoor use will be affected more if the sprinkler system has not had a PRV since the pressure is dropping about 40 psi. When starting up your system next spring, check your spray patterns and run times to ensure that watering is effective.

Fire sprinkler systems (more typical for commercial properties) will be affected by the lowered pressure. Check the system characteristics and ensure that it will still function properly at the lower system pressure.

Areas outside of the Westside zone shouldn’t see much of a change. Some homes may even have a smaller pressure swing between high flow and low flow times.

Please feel free to call Customer Service 311 with concerns or questions.

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It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

It’s time to turn up the heat, snuggle under a good blanket and rock out to this year’s “Merry Christmas Provo” album! So let’s start with track 1, “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”. Press play to watch The Solarists perform this beautiful Christmas carol. Then get your digital download at MERRYCHRISTMASPROVO.COM!

Our sincere thanks to The Solarists for volunteering their time and talent to make this music video possible. We will be revealing a new music video every Monday and Wednesday, so be sure to check back frequently to make sure you don’t miss a thing! If you would like to watch all of the music videos that have been revealed, go to provomayor.com/provo-christmas.

Merry Christmas Provo, Volume 4

Merry Christmas Provo – Vol 4 is a project aimed towards raising money for United Way’s Sub for Santa program. For the past three years, Provo City has partnered with musicians and creatives in our community to produce a Christmas album featuring our world-renown music scene.

Each CD is being sold for $10 and thanks to generous sponsors (Zion’s BankGoogle Fiber, Nu SkinIntermountain Health Care, and Swire Coca-Cola) 100% of the proceeds of this album will go towards helping children, elderly and those with disabilities this holiday season. Press play to listen to a sampler of this year’s music:

The past three albums have gone on to raise thousands of dollars, and we hope this year will be no different. The success of this project proves that the only thing more incredible than the amazing music scene in Provo is the kindness of its citizens.

So how can you help? Visit merrychristmasprovo.com to download the music today!

For more information about the Christmas CD, the talented musicians, and United Way’s Sub for Santa program visit my blog page here.

Merry Christmas, Provo!

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Provo #4 Best College City in America

Provo has been ranked #4 Best College City in America! WalletHub compared more than 400 U.S. cities of varying sizes across three key dimensions: 1) Wallet Friendliness, 2) Social Environment and 3) Academic & Economic Opportunities. They evaluated those three key dimensions using 28 key indicators of academic, social and economic opportunities for students. Their data set ranges from cost of living to quality of higher education to crime-rate. Provo was also ranked #3 for lowest cost of higher education.

 

Check out the whole ranking here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-college-cities-and-towns-in-america/8974/#ask-the-experts

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Marina Dredging Project Has Begun

The Utah Lake State Park closed on Wednesday, December 6th for the dredging of their marina and channel. The park will remain closed to all public access for the winter, due to the use of heavy machineryand is estimated to reopen March 15th. You can watch the progress of the dredging via this live camera feed: https://video.nest.com/live/wFZqex

When this project is complete the park will have a couple more feet of depth inside the inner marina and main channel, all navigation hazards will have been removed and all ramps extended to their furthers extent.

We are very excited about this project and the improvements that it will provide to all Utah Lake users and await the reopening in March!

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the Utah Lake State Park at (801) 375-0731.

 

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Once in Royal David’s City

It’s Monday and you know what that means! We’ve just uploaded a new music video to celebrate the holiday season. Check out the video above to watch Hannah McLaughlin perform “Once in Royal David’s City”. We hope you enjoy this beautiful rendition! And if you haven’t downloaded this year’s Christmas album yet, NOW IS THE TIME! Get your own digital download at MERRYCHRISTMASPROVO.COM.

Our sincere thanks to Hannah for volunteering her time and talent to make this music video possible. We will be revealing a new music video every Monday and Wednesday, so be sure to check back frequently to make sure you don’t miss a thing! If you would like to watch all of the music videos that have been revealed, go to provomayor.com/provo-christmas.

Merry Christmas Provo, Volume 4

Merry Christmas Provo – Vol 4 is a project aimed towards raising money for United Way’s Sub for Santa program. For the past three years, Provo City has partnered with musicians and creatives in our community to produce a Christmas album featuring our world-renown music scene.

Each CD is being sold for $10 and thanks to generous sponsors (Zion’s BankGoogle Fiber, Nu SkinIntermountain Health Care, and Swire Coca-Cola) 100% of the proceeds of this album will go towards helping children, elderly and those with disabilities this holiday season. Press play to listen to a sampler of this year’s music:

The past three albums have gone on to raise thousands of dollars, and we hope this year will be no different. The success of this project proves that the only thing more incredible than the amazing music scene in Provo is the kindness of its citizens.

So how can you help? Visit merrychristmasprovo.com to download the music today!

For more information about the Christmas CD, the talented musicians, and United Way’s Sub for Santa program visit my blog page here.

Merry Christmas, Provo!

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Give the Gift of Light

Do you know someone who is having a hard time making ends meet these days? Consider purchasing them A Gift of Light. You can pay an amount towards a friend or family member’s Provo Utility bill and we will credit the donated amount to the recipient’s utility account.

A perfect gift for that someone whom you don’t know what to give. Everyone uses “light” and will appreciate the gift.

A Gift of Light is simple to do. Simply dial 3-1-1 (801-852-6000) or stop by Provo’s Customer Service (351 W Center Street) for more information. Your gift amount will be paid onto the recipient’s utility account and we will issue a Gift of Light Certificate which we can mail to you or the recipient (you can choose to stay anonymous) or for you to take with you to present yourself to the recipient.

Brighten someone’s life and give the Gift of Light!

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The Holly and the Ivy

To help make the season bright we’ve uploaded a new music video! Press play to watch Madge perform “The Holy and the Ivy” – track 10 on Merry Christmas Provo – Vol 4 . If you haven’t downloaded this year’s Christmas CD yet, NOW IS THE TIME! Get your own digital download at MERRYCHRISTMASPROVO.COM.

Our sincere thanks to Madge for volunteering their time and talent to make this music video possible. We will be revealing a new music video every Monday and Wednesday, so be sure to check back frequently to make sure you don’t miss a thing! If you would like to watch all of the music videos that have been revealed, go to provomayor.com/provo-christmas.

Merry Christmas Provo, Volume 4

Merry Christmas Provo – Vol 4 is a project aimed towards raising money for United Way’s Sub for Santa program. For the past three years, Provo City has partnered with musicians and creatives in our community to produce a Christmas album featuring our world-renown music scene.

Each CD is being sold for $10 and thanks to generous sponsors (Zion’s BankGoogle Fiber, Nu SkinIntermountain Health Care, and Swire Coca-Cola) 100% of the proceeds of this album will go towards helping children, elderly and those with disabilities this holiday season. Press play to listen to a sampler of this year’s music:

The past three albums have gone on to raise thousands of dollars, and we hope this year will be no different. The success of this project proves that the only thing more incredible than the amazing music scene in Provo is the kindness of its citizens.

So how can you help? Visit merrychristmasprovo.com to download the music today!

For more information about the Christmas CD, the talented musicians, and United Way’s Sub for Santa program visit my blog page here.

Merry Christmas, Provo!

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