Get Out Games

Have you heard about the new entertainment concept referred to as “live escape rooms”? These real life adventure games are designed for small groups and teams are given 60 minutes to work together, figure out puzzles, crack codes and solve their way out of a locked room! Recently, during my lunch break I was able to visit Get Out Games – located right here in Provo. I was able to experience the live escape room, Provo Heist.

The Provo Heist escape room belongs to the Provo mafia boss, Crazy Coz. We were locked in Crazy Coz’s office and given the task to search and locate his hidden safe, crack the code, steal his gold, and make it out in time. Along the way we encountered numerous locks, puzzles, clues and activities that we had to complete before we could piece together the final combination. It sounded like a crazy concept – locking ourselves in a room and then seeing if we could get out in a hour but it ended up being a fun new experience and a great team building opportunity!

If you would like to experience Get Out Games, here are a few things you should know:

  • Each room holds a total of 8 people.
  • Book both rooms (16 people) at $12.50 per person
  • Book 8-15 people at 15 bucks per person
  • Book 1-7 people at 18 bucks per person
  • Your team may be grouped with other players unless you book out the entire room

Check out their website, getoutgames.com for more details and like them on Facebook at facebook.com/getoutgames. If you have any questions feel free to contact Get out Games at (801) 810-7264 | gg@getoutgames.com or find them at 283 N University Ave.

Last Call for Trader Joe’s Videos!

Video SubmissionProvo City has been hosting a Trader Joe’s Video Contest for the past few months – inviting people to create and submit YouTube videos explaining why Provo is a perfect fit for Trader Joe’s. We’ve had some awesome submissions so far including musicals, comedy sketches, and simple Provo shout-outs.

We are still accepting submissions until Friday, May 29, 2015 by Midnight MST. So you have two weeks left to get your video turned in for a chance to win $500!

The winning video will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Length between 1 and 4 minutes long (10 points).
  • Explain why Provo is the perfect location for a Trader Joe’s (20 points).
  • Uploaded to the Facebook group Trader Joes for Provo (20 points).
  • Tag the video with #ProvoTraderJoes (5 points).
  • Creativity and Uniqueness (25 points)

Good luck!

Provo Photo Contest 2015

Calling all photographers – professionals, amateurs, and students! Try your luck in Provo’s 2nd annual citywide photography contest. The contest is from Monday, May 18, 2015 through Sunday, July 26, 2015 and promises to be a real opportunity for everyone and anyone with an eye for the interesting visual moment. Adults, teenagers, children, amateurs and professionals can submit an entry. Just make sure that the picture you submit for the contest is taken in Provo. So look around, notice what’s going on. Let others see what you see: that mountain morning light, a concert crowd at the Rooftop Concert Series, the bustling …

The Search for Elizabeth Salgado Update

The Provo Police Department would like to update the community on the search for Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado. The following is a list of investigative efforts that have been completed up to this point. It is important to note, that the following list is not all-inclusive as we cannot release all investigative measures without compromising some portion of the investigation. We would like the community to know however, that certain investigative measures were not listed below in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation and to protect Elena. We have: Obtained information on the Noman Language School, including classmates and …

Utah Pacifika Festival 2015

The Utah Pasifika Festival is all about bringing the Polynesian community and family together – to showcase our talents, our culture and our laughter. In an effort to reconnect the Pacific Island Community to their traditional values and share their cultural heritage with the people of Utah, the 5th annual Utah Pasifika Festival will be held in Provo on May 22nd, May 23rd, and 24th. The festival is open to all! If you attend – look for music, dance, food and arts of the Pacific Island Community. For more information, check out their Facebook Page: facebook.com/utpasifikafestival.

Aerial Tour of Provo

Shout-out to Jacob Keele and Andy Smith for sharing this video with me on Twitter. Press play to watch an aerial tour of Provo captured using the GoPro Hero4 camera at 4K resolution. Rock Canyon Crew was able to capture some incredible views of Provo’s landmarks, architecture and beautiful scenery.

Memorial Day Service 2015

I would like to invite the community to attend Provo City’s annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 25 at 10:00 am at the Provo City Cemetery (610 S. State Street) in honor of all the servicemen and women who have fought and sacrificed for our country throughout our Nation’s history. The service will include musical numbers by the Timpview High School Band, the Pledge of Allegiance lead by Miss Provo Malissa Richardson and her attendants, and the Nation Anthem performed by Skyler Mann. There will be a Wreath-Laying Ceremony by Vietnam Veterans – First Sergeant Tim Matthews and Command Sergeant …

Radon and Cancer

All my life I’ve heard people talk about things that can cause cancer. I especially remember red dye, genetically modified foods and of course smoking. Surprisingly it’s only been of late that I’ve heard about the cancer causing effects of Radon. According to the National Cancer Institute radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer causing as many as 22,000 deaths each year. Prompted by my wife, I recently tested our basement for Radon (I always do what she tells me to do). The process seemed difficult but it was fast and easy and yes I found that our Radon …

People of Provo: Quinn and Katrina Peterson

Hey Gang! I have an awesome couple for you in this month’s installment of “People of Provo”.  Meet Quinn and Katrina Peterson. A truly dynamic duo of Provonians that will most likely become some of your favorite people you will ever meet in this fine town of ours! Bonus…some of you may have heard of a notorious, yet magical tree house that existed within the heart of Provo. Welp, let’s just say you may or may not see it mixed in with all the other amazing footage our fabulous videographer Joel captured. Enjoy! Michelle The Mumsy Blog

Airport Runway Construction

A couple of runways at the Provo Airport are under construction through the month of May and June. These runways haven’t been resurfaced for 22 years and are overdue for rehabilitation. Runway 13/31 will be closed May 1, 2015 – June 23 and Runway 18/36 will be closed May 21, 2015 – May 29. The work being performed includes: Runway rehabilitation, runway shoulder construction, runway lighting system replacement, and runway safety area grading. Click on the map below for more detailed information. At this time, airplanes at the Provo Airport will be using runway 13/86. During this two month runway closure residents in the …