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What is Recycling?

Recycling saves money AND energy and cuts down on air pollution. (It takes the same amount of energy to make one aluminum can out of new material that it takes to make 20 out of reusable material. A single salvaged aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours.) The figures are impressive but …  Read More

Time to Tidy Up

Autumn is upon us. Soon all the trees and shrubs in our city will be brilliant, dressed in a host of shades of red, yellow, orange, and even purple among the varied greens. It’s breathtaking and gorgeous. It’s also a signal that winter will soon follow so now is our opportunity to dig in and …  Read More

500 West Upgrade Project

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Provo City are partnering to continue making improvements to US Highway 89. Following the recent 300 South (US-89); 200 West to 700 East project, the next section of US-89 planned for improvements is 500 West between Center Street and Bulldog Boulevard. The project will improve the roadway and …  Read More

Rec Center Bond Refinanced

In 2010, Provo voters approved a $39 million bond to build our state-of-the-art recreation center. Always looking for a way to save our taxpayers money, we refinanced this bond last week resulting in a total savings of $3,090,994. Taking advantage of lower interest rates and the booming local economy made for a smart move and …  Read More

Pack it in Pack it out

We want to keep our parks maintained and in the best possible condition, especially during this time of year. So it’s important for patrons to follow the pavilion rules and make sure that anything they pack in is packed out. We’ve noticed pavilions are in disarray after use and large amounts of garbage is being left behind. The benefits to …  Read More

Utah Lake Phragmites Treatment

It’s that time of year again! The Utah Lake Commission, partnered with the Utah County Invasive Weed Group is continuing the project of eradicating the phragmites invasion at Utah Lake. The spraying for the year has been finished! (First, they go in and spray a type of weed killer on the phragmites and then once they have given …  Read More

Golf Course Update

Almost ten years ago – in November 2007 – city officials and the Boyer Company announced plans for a new retail power center – the Southgate Center – on property in the northwest corner of the East Bay Golf Course. Less than a year later, as the center was well into the planning stages, the …  Read More

New Chief of Police – Rich Ferguson

It’s official! After months of looking and interviewing several very qualified candidates to fill the City’s role of Police Chief, I’m pleased to share with you that I’ve selected Rich Ferguson. Chief Ferguson has been with Provo Police for over 26 years and has served as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Interim Chief since March. In …  Read More

Fall Cleanup 2017

Ready to clear the garage of unwanted and never–used items? Need to dispose of the cut grass and tree trimmings that weigh down the black garbage cans? Take advantage of Provo’s annual Fall Cleanup! Separate yard waste and metals and dispose of the material in dumpsters at six locations throughout the city from September 25 – …  Read More

Free Shirts for Emergency Alerts

Want a free shirt? All you have to do is sign up for Provo’s Emergency Alerts! Our mass notification system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as: severe weather, law enforcement activity, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. Here’s what you have to do: First – …  Read More

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