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Recreation Center Grand Opening

I am excited to say that the much anticipated opening of the new Recreation Center is officially set for Monday, May 13th! A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 3:00 pm to showcase the facility and its many amenities. The open house will provide a unique opportunity to …  Read More

Did you call 311?

Customer Service recently added counter mats, but these are not just ordinary counter mats… These clever mats are here to give quick bits of advice while you are standing at the counter — showing you scenarios where Provo residents have seen a problem and called 311. You notice it, you report it, and we solve it! …  Read More

What Do I Do With This?

Recently the Curtis home had to replace a trash compactor and a refrigerator. Once I was done with the technical installation of unplugging and plugging in the new appliance, I was left with the quandary of what to do with the old. I was excited to learn that Provo Power has a rebate program aimed at encouraging …  Read More

Spring Cleaning

Yep, it is that time of year again — to de-clutter and tackle a little early spring maintenance. Here are a couple of resources for you, to help make your spring cleaning a little easier: Spring Cleanup Dumpsters: Now until May 11th you can dispose of trash, yard waste, and metals free of charge using the …  Read More

Airport Tower Closure Update

We just received interesting news from the FAA. The tower closures have been postponed. Tower closures will not begin until Jun 15th. I don’t know if that’s good news or if it’s just postponing the pain.

Our Trees Are Growing Up

Provo Power gives away trees once a year to shade homes and reduce energy consumption. Like orphaned children and abandoned pets, I love to see the trees go to good homes where they will be well cared for. The owner of these trees in southwest Provo sent me these photos last year along with this …  Read More

Provo’s Vision on Steroids

I am pretty excited, because I am going to be able to check off an item from my dream list for 2013 — to take Vision 2030 to the next level. The City of Provo has been working to establish a community vision to prepare for Provo’s very exciting future. To refine this vision, we …  Read More

Bart Simons: Water Expert of the Year

When you woke up this morning, how soon did you turn on a faucet? It’s usually one of the first things we do every day. Here’s a little information about the man behind the city’s water system. Bart Simons manages the Water Sources Section in our Public Works Department, and he was this year’s recipient …  Read More

Troubled Waters

A year after dealing with historically late high flows in the Provo River and inundated farm land, we now face the prospect of extremely low flows and dying fish. We experienced these extremely dry conditions with many fish dying in the lower section of the river in 2003. The Central Utah Water Conservancy District is …  Read More

The Library’s Big News

I liked this idea the minute I heard it. Thanks to the vision of Provo City Library Director Gene Nelson and his board we have great news to announce at the library. Upon completion of the Provo City Library at Academy Square in 2001, the fourth floor attic space in the Academy building was partially …  Read More

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