Utah

The Utah Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared the following message with Church leaders in Utah on April 8, 2021.
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The Utah Area Presidency shared the following message with Church leaders in Utah on February 12, 2021. The letter offers recommendations for Primary leaders, parents, and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The following message was sent to Church leaders in Utah on February 3, 2021.
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October 28, 2020 03:59 PM MDT
This morning, in a deal that shocked the sports world, the Miller family agreed to sell the Utah Jazz to Qualtrics founder and CEO Ryan Smith for $1.6 billion. Smith already has experience working with the Jazz, as he co-founded “5 For the Fight,” the non-profit organization that sponsors the patch on the Jazz uniforms and encourages everyone to give just $5 in the fight against cancer.
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September 11, 2020 09:12 PM MDT
Following a letter sent by the First Presidency on September 11, 2020, the Utah Area Presidency released updated guidelines.
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The Utah Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent this letter on Friday, July 10, 2020.
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March 20, 2020 06:55 PM MDT
Editors note: The Utah Area Presidency sent this letterto members of the Utah Area on March 20, 2020.
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February 18, 2020 08:05 PM MST
Provo is well-known as the home of Brigham Young University, but the college town is also making headlines for being the no. 1 best area for dating in the US.
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October 31, 2019 03:36 PM MDT
In the last year, basketball players at Marquette University have begun to show greater interest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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September 30, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
*The following article previously ran on LDS Living in October 2015.
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August 14, 2019 02:14 PM MDT
Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discovered and extinguished a fire Monday afternoon in a church, according to authorities.
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July 15, 2019 02:21 PM MDT
Crews early Sunday morning fought a large fire at a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
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May 11, 2019 03:00 PM MDT
Moving to Utah can be an adjustment for members of the Church, but don't worry. You're not alone. Here are ten things movers might relate to:
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May 07, 2019 01:36 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has filed preliminary plans with Saratoga Springs, Utah, for construction of a new temple.
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By  LDS Living
January 31, 2019 02:40 PM MST
As he would leave the St. George temple grounds every Wednesday morning, temple worker Dave Olson would snap a picture of the new stake center being constructed right across the street.
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By  LDS Living
January 25, 2019 03:09 PM MST
The St. George Utah Temple will close November 4, 2019, for major renovations, which include extensive structural, mechanical, electrical, finish, and plumbing work, according to Newsroom. The renovation is expected to be completed in 2022.
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January 16, 2019 12:55 PM MST
A man accused of forcing four missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to give him money — essentially kidnapping and robbing them at knife and gunpoint — now faces eight first-degree felonies.
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December 05, 2018 02:16 PM MST
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday it will end four of its seven large, faith-promoting pageants and continue three of them.
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December 03, 2018 04:08 PM MST
A Brigham Young University student was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after falling from the fourth floor of an atrium on campus, police said.
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November 19, 2018 01:32 PM MST
Police in Centerville are asking for the public's help finding someone who they believe broke into a church building and choked a 71-year-old woman as she was playing the organ late Saturday.
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November 14, 2018 05:14 PM MST
From the Philippines to Provo and Brazil to New Zealand, the Church has called five new MTC presidents and their wives to serve around the world.
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November 01, 2018 07:14 PM MDT
Three of Utah State University's most experienced offensive linemen have something in common.
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August 07, 2018 09:05 AM MDT
Originally finished in 1882 and renovated in the early 1980s, the Salt Lake Assembly Hall has been around for almost 140 years. It has hosted thousands of concerts, lectures, and Church meetings, and its architecture, acoustics, and historical significance have inspired the interest of both members and nonmembers alike. Here are seven fascinating facts you might not know about this historical building.
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July 29, 2018 10:43 PM MDT
This is a treasure to us in part because of nearly 150 years of meaning and memory and sacrifice,” said Elder Holland, who offered Saturday’s dedicatory prayer of the St. George Tabernacle.
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July 03, 2018 08:26 AM MDT
Throughout the history of the Church, our leaders have praised America and what its flag represents. Read on for some fun and historical facts you might not have known about this patriotic symbol.
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June 25, 2018 08:36 AM MDT
Did you know that women’s suffrage was originally granted to the Utah Territory in 1870, but it was revoked by the U.S. government in 1887 in attempt to eliminate polygamy? Utah women had to fight to regain this right, which was granted in 1895 when the Utah Territory became a state—Utah’s State Constitution was written to include women’s right to vote and run for office 25 years before the 19th Amendment was passed.
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January 04, 2018 02:47 PM MST
“His lifelong service and his impact on the world will always be remembered,” the Jazz said.
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December 21, 2017 11:00 AM MST
We didn’t intend to be the only nonmembers in our ward. We knew we’d be in the religious minority when we moved to our small town in Utah County, Utah, in 2002, but we expected that minority to be more than two-ish percent.
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November 30, 2017 05:17 PM MST
Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this story.
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November 24, 2017 01:22 PM MST
“I think we all are able to be more grateful when we give to someone else,” said Ginette Bott, chief development officer of the Utah Food Bank. “I hope this will be a lasting memory for these [missionaries].”
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By  LDS Living
October 23, 2017 02:12 PM MDT
Drawing upon the rich colors and textures of southern Utah, the Cedar City Utah Temple features native flowers, art glass, and juniper berries as well as African mahogany and sapele woodwork. (Learn more about the design of the temple here.)
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October 13, 2017 12:54 PM MDT
If you think you're in good shape, just wait until you read about this grandmother who just hiked the "Y" for the thousandth time.
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October 13, 2017 11:42 AM MDT
Duolingo, a popular language-learning app, recently discovered Utah has the most registered users for the app—but why?
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October 12, 2017 07:19 PM MDT
People ask some interesting questions in Google search bars, and now "why is Utah so Mormon?" is one of them.
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By  LDS Living
October 12, 2017 12:41 PM MDT
Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this story.
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October 02, 2017 08:00 AM MDT
We wanted to reshare this article in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first time the Salt Lake Tabernacle was used for general conference!
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August 24, 2017 07:31 PM MDT
While helping to build a chapel in St. George, Utah, three construction workers were injured Wednesday.
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August 11, 2017 12:26 PM MDT
How would you respond if after 65 years you learned the family you had lived with and loved your entire life wasn't your biological family?
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August 07, 2017 12:16 PM MDT
Even Olympian gold medalist Simone Biles noticed young Lundyn VanderToolen, sending her a special video after this incredible achievement.
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July 27, 2017 08:01 PM MDT
Both the Huffakers and Clarkes have four children, the youngest of which are teenagers who live at home. The Huffakers also have a son and daughter serving missions currently. Please join us in praying for their family.
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By  LDS Living
July 17, 2017 04:58 PM MDT
At the Pioneer Day Concert on July 15, Gov. Gary Herbert became the first governor of Utah to conduct the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during a live performance.
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July 12, 2017 02:59 PM MDT
"I know he was watched over and there was divine intervention from above," Katrina Kohler told Good 4 Utahabout her husband's near-fatal fall.
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By  LDS Living
July 10, 2017 05:24 PM MDT
Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this video.
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June 23, 2017 12:38 PM MDT
"Nothing ever slows you down," Yura Movsisyan told the 11-year-old boy shot in an attack in Sandy, Utah, that killed his mom and brother. "Remember that."
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June 21, 2017 02:00 PM MDT
"Learning how to accept help will not only help heal us, but it will help heal others as well," Dustin Rackley said.
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June 19, 2017 01:31 PM MDT
While it is normal for temples to temporarily close for renovation, Church leaders say rumors that the St. George Temple will close soon are unfounded.
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June 12, 2017 01:59 PM MDT
While being picked up from her friend's birthday party in Provo, Utah, 6-year-old Iris Arnold, her grandfather, and her 5-year-old cousin were struck by a car that veered off the road, hitting a parked car and the three family members.
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June 09, 2017 12:33 PM MDT
Though still in intensive care, Myles Rackley continues to heal even as his community gathered together to hear messages of faith, forgiveness, and comfort. Myles and his mother and younger brother were shot while walking home from school on Tuesday.
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June 08, 2017 01:05 PM MDT
On Tuesday, a man attacked LDS mother Memorez Rackley and her two sons, shooting all three as well as the 8-year-old daughter of a woman who stopped to help Rackley. Rackley and her 6-year-old son, Jase, died in the attack.
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June 06, 2017 06:36 PM MDT
After a recent expansion, missionaries are moving into two new buildings at the Provo Missionary Training Center and will help with the upcoming public tours of the buildings.
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June 02, 2017 07:30 PM MDT
With the addition of two new buildings at the Provo MTC, the First Presidency has announced open house dates for the public to take tours of the new expansion.
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May 02, 2017 12:17 PM MDT
What an exciting day to share for this mother and son!
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By  LDS Living
May 01, 2017 08:04 PM MDT
When the Utah Jazz beat the L.A. Clippers and clinched a spot in the second rounds of the NBA Playoffs, the Clippers was not the only team discouraged they would not advance.
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By  LDS Living
April 26, 2017 01:41 PM MDT
There are 10 temples that do not have an angel Moroni (including the new Paris France Temple), but the Salt Lake Temple isn't one of them.
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April 24, 2017 04:00 PM MDT
With the Utah Jazz competing in the NBA Playoffs this week, we thought it might be fun to share what Jazz basketball legend John Stockton had to say about Mormons.
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April 20, 2017 06:04 PM MDT
After two teenage boys allegedly shot Deserae Turner in the head and left her for dead in a canal ditch in February, Turner was released from Primary Children's Hospital Thursday. During her first public statement, Turner said she was tougher than the bullet "that was still with her."
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April 18, 2017 01:04 PM MDT
We are praying for the Merrells and hope they can be found safe.
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By  LDS Living
April 17, 2017 01:41 PM MDT
Melissa Cochran is returning home to Utah nearly a month after a deadly terrorist attack that left five people dead, including her husband.
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April 13, 2017 08:34 PM MDT
After the Church recently released statement on homelessness,Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of the Church, recently joined with eight other faith leaders to release a joint statement.
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April 11, 2017 01:01 PM MDT
The day after their bishop died, members of a ward in Veyo, Utah, gathered together to remember this wonderful man as they met for sacrament meeting.
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