Heart of Utah

us open pickleball champion is from orem...
Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Orem pickleball champion says don’t knock it til you try it

So many people enjoy pickleball now, you can't get a court in some places in Utah -- but Orem resident Callie Smith wasn't a believer at first.
1 year ago
provo esports team at computers...
Colby Walker and Mary Richards

Computers and connections: The Provo High Esports team | Heart of Utah

Your kids should be playing video games. The Provo High Esports team proves it's no longer just a pastime for people who love Mountain Dew and Doritos.
1 year ago
Jenn Drummond 'practices' ladder crossings on Mount Everest. (Photo courtesy of Jenn Drummond)...
Colby Walker

Park City mom Jenn Drummond eyes Everest Summit as training run for ‘Second Seven’

Jenn Drummond is hoping to become the third person in history to summit the second tallest peaks on every continent on earth. She's already done two, now she's training for a thrid while summiting Mount Everest.
1 year ago
Issac Dushku, the 'Lord of Maps' holds his map of the United States. (Issac Dushku)...
Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: BYU mapmaker draws our connection to home and each other

BYU's student entrepreneur of the year has truly earned the title Lord of Maps by helping us find our place in the world with his hand-drawn maps.
1 year ago
Sarah Frei Project Recovery...
Cami Mondeaux

Project Recovery: Sarah Frei talks about losing legs to DUI driver’s crash

Sarah Frei, who lost both legs in a DUI accident, speaks with Project Recovery host Casey Scott about her experience and how she's healing.
1 year ago
(Alex Boye, left, singing for workers and patients at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful.  Photo: Paul ...
Paul Nelson

Utah singer Alex Boye holds concert to thank frontline workers

Alex Boye says he was inspired to hold these concert s after hearing horror stories from doctors and nurses who were overwhelmed with patients when the pandemic was at its worst.
1 year ago
fourth-grader...
Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Fourth-grader raising money for two families

A 10 year-old-girl in Iron County is proving you don’t have to be bigger or older to make a difference. She wanted to help a classmate and now could change the lives of two families. 
1 year ago
paint by powder...
Colby Walker

Paint by Powder: Skier makes art from snow to help draw attention to environment

A Utah skier is hoping that the "Paint by Powder" art she is making with melted mountain snow will help draw attention to the greatest snow on earth, and help keep it around for longer.
1 year ago
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Mary Richards

Bald is beautiful: USU’s Brock Miller helping kids with alopecia find their worth | Heart of Utah

USU Basketball Guard Brock Miller was introduced to the nation this spring during March Madness, his dedication on the court is matched by his efforts off the court to help other young people around the state feel more accepted and valued.
1 year ago
Dylan Pfeifer sits on the corner of his neighborhood cul da sac in Chandler, Ariz., Saturday, Dec. ...
CHEYANNE MUMPHREY Associated Press

Arizona third-grader holds food drives to help in pandemic

An 8-year-old boy living in metro Phoenix has been staging food drives from his home in response to the pandemic.
1 year ago
A woman holds a Provo Kindness "Kindness starts here" sign. Courtesy Provo Kindness Facebook...
Colby Walker

Provo kicks off Kindness Week

The city of Provo is hoping to get residents to connect with neighbors and the community around them during what they're calling Kindness Week.
1 year ago
stolen ramp...
Colby Walker

Murray food pantry wheelchair ramp stolen, community comes together

A Murray Food Pantry is getting a new wheelchair ramp after the one outside their building was stolen. 
1 year ago
FILE -- Ken Potts, 95, talks about his experience during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor at his...
Mark Jackson

Ken Potts, USS Arizona survivor gets parade, Blackhawk ride, for 100th birthday

One of the last remaining survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ken Potts, is one of only two living survivors that were aboard the battleship USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
1 year ago
deaf and blind students...
Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Students from Utah’s school for the deaf and blind preparing for a 70 mile boat race

A group of students from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind are preparing for a 70-mile boat race in a vessel they built themselves.
1 year ago
f-35 demo team...
Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: F-35 Demo Team Commander Maj. Kristin BEO Wolfe

Next time you look up and see some F-35s ripping through the skies, keep an eye out -- it could be the F-35 Demo Team commander Captain Kristin "BEO" Wolfe.
1 year ago
the chosen...
Colby Walker

Season 2 of The Chosen and its ties to Utah

'The Chosen' creators spent a good portion of their time filming Season 2 in Utah. They say the lessons they learned here drove them to success.
1 year ago
Courtney Rich displays newly baked cakes in her home kitchen.

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Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: “Cake by Courtney” finds inspiration, healing through cakes

Courtney Rich discovered through Cake by Courtney that baking cakes provided healing for the depression she'd experienced since the age of 19. 
1 year ago
Gov Cox kicks off the Feed Utah food drive...
Curt Gresseth

Food drive: Help feed Utah’s hungry

You can help feed the hungry families in the state by participating in the first statewide food drive by placing a bag or box of food products on your porch by 9 a.m. Saturday.
1 year ago
Jenn Drummond second seven...
Mary Richards

Utah mom on track to become first woman to climb the “Second Seven”

Jenn Drummond wants to become the first woman to climb and summit the so-called "Second Seven" - the world's seven second tallest mountains, one on each continent.
1 year ago
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Mary Richards

Murray woman spends 2 hours a day feeding up to 150 feral cats

A Murray woman is taking care of 150 feral cats on the streets every day. 
1 year ago
FILE -- The USNS Naval Hospital Ship Comfort is prepared to depart via the Husdon River, Thursday, ...
Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Two Navy doctors from Utah describe pandemic service

Two Utah doctors who responded to the call of duty during the pandemic as members of the Navy Reserves are looking back on a year of COVID-19 in the United States. 
1 year ago
swimmer saves life...
Mary Richards

Skyline High School swimmer helps save life at state swim meet

Skyline high school junior Claire Keller just finished swimming one event, and was sitting with her team when she looked over and saw a man who was blue and purple. It was a coach on another team.
1 year ago
Weber State Storytelling Festival...
Mary Richards

Heart of Utah: Storytelling festival helps young performers find their voices

For 25 years, the Weber State University Storytelling Festival has helped kids across northern Utah gain confidence and find their voices, and it is continuing to do so even in the midst of a pandemic that forced the event to go virtual. 
1 year ago
track olympics...
Mark Jackson

W. Jordan track champ has realistic dreams of running in the Olympics

A West Jordan High School track star with dreams of running in the Olympics is taking it one race at a time and he's out chasing that dream.
1 year ago