Brownfields Grant Public Meeting


Join us for a public meeting 7:00 – 8:00PM on Tuesday, December 1st at Provo Library’s Brimhall Room #309, 550 North University Avenue to learn more about the $400,000 in EPA Brownfields grant funds that Provo City is applying for.

A brownfield or a “revitalization opportunity site” is what the U.S. EPA defines as “abandoned, idled or under-used property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” The Brownfields grant will give Provo the resources it needs to identify these types of underutilized sites and hopefully open more doors for development within the city.

Geological specialists will give a brief introduction to the grant application and answer your questions about how the grant can improve our community’s quality of life.


Stormtroopers Longboarding in Provo

Shout-out to Will Beck for sharing this video with me on Twitter. Press play to watch Stormtroopers longboard through Provo! 👍

This awesome new video is by Scott David Winn. He was able to capture some incredible views of Provo’s landmarks, architecture and beautiful scenery. I spy Nu Skin, Canyon Bicycles, Shops at Riverwoods, Provo River Trail, and Wells Fargo. If you like epic, musical, comedic content, then you’ll want to check out more of his videos on his youtube channel.

Enjoy this fun video with your family. Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Memories

When I was a young boy my grandpa discovered that the Wilkenson Center at BYU catered Thanksgiving dinner. For me and my brother it was like a trip to an amusement park. We climbed up and down the stairs and roamed the almost empty building. I’m sure we were served an amazing dinner but all I remember about the food is the honey packet that was served with the roles. The packets were the best! I don’t remember how many I ate but I remember going home with some in my pockets. Thanksgiving is full of memories. Not all have been …

Provo Westside Connector Update

Work accomplished on the new Provo Westside Connector this year has included embankments, utilities, excess soil removal, drainage, preparation of the road base to receive pavement and building the connection to the I-15 interchange at University Avenue. Construction work on the Provo Westside Connector is expected to decrease with the winter weather. During the winter months, the corridor will remain a construction zone containing hazardous conditions and is not open to the public. The project is a collaboration between Provo City, the Federal Highway Administration and the Utah Department of Transportation. The Provo Westside Connector is a new arterial road between …

‘Tis the Season of Giving

With the season of giving upon us, I thought that it would be a good idea to put together a list of ways we can help the less fortunate. Check out the list below and share with me how you are giving this holiday season. *If you notice a service opportunity not listed, let me know and I will make sure it is included. Giving Tuesday We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students …

Get your Christmas CD now!

I’m excited to announce that the much anticipated Merry Christmas, Provo Album is now available for purchase/pick-up at participating Provo businesses! Get yours at Provo’s 311 desk (351 West Center), Utah Valley Chamber Office, Provo Recreation Center, Covey Center for the Arts, Shops at Riverwoods Main Office, Provo Towne Centre Main Office, Velour Live Music Gallery, Muse Music Cafe, Block 100 Antiques & Mercantile, Unhinged, Rewind Exchange, Foxglove, Allen’s Camera, The Mighty Baker, Rockwell Ice Cream, Pioneer Book, Bruges Waffles and Frites, or Los Hermanos. (Store locations will be accepting cash-only except for Provo’s 311 desk and Provo Recreation Center.) *Any interested Provo businesses can sell …

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Ice cream and downtown. Two of my favorite things. Rockwell Ice Cream is open and ready for business at 43 N University Ave. If you like all natural, fresh, from scratch, premium ice cream made with local ingredients, you’re going to love Rockwells! Don’t miss their grand opening this Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.  Any purchase made on Saturday will qualify you for an entrance into their drawing for 1 Year of FREE ICE CREAM! See you there!!!

Provo Holiday Events 2015

There are so many festive activities and events going on in Provo this holiday season so I’ve made a list and I’ve checked it twice in order to put together all of events your whole family can enjoy. Leave a comment and let me know what event you’re most jolly for! If you notice an event not listed, let me know and I will make sure it is added. Holiday Markets BIJOU MARKET November 20, 10-9 | November 21, 10-5 | 116 W Center Street Bijou’s Holiday Market is only for two days! There will be over 60 Handmade and Vintage vendors under …

Bleeding Blue

The phrase, “Provo Bleeds Blue,” has taken on a new meaning to me with the our efforts to collect all the blue recycling containers. In the words of one of our residents, “Seriously. Please. How long are these blue trash cans going to litter our streets?” Unfortunately, it’s fair for residents to be frustrated by our pace. In hindsight we clearly underestimated the task and should have allocated more resources to the collection of the cans. We are attempting to pick up the blue containers as fast as possible. We have picked up most of the containers but have approximately 1/3 of the …

Merry Christmas, Provo!

One thing we adhere to well in Provo is tradition, and last year thanks to the generosity of donors, community and musicians we knew we had the makings of a new Provo tradition. We had so much fun and reaped so much joy from producing a unique and creative Christmas CD that we’re doing it again! We’ve gathered some of Provo’s most gifted artists together to create a second holiday CD that not only celebrates the abundance of talent in our community but helps us raise money for United Way’s Sub for Santa effort. So here’s Volume 2, put together …