On Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a rendering of the new design for the Provo Utah Temple. At the October 2021 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced the church would reconstruct the temple when the Orem Utah Temple, which is currently under construction, is completed.
BLACKFOOT — The area kickoff for the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign was held Monday at the Blackfoot location for the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA). The event is designed to bring attention to the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign and to recruit bell ringers not only in the Blackfoot area,...
The Council voted unanimously in favor of a proposed zoning change around the Latter-day Saint Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah campus. The proposed change—to a residential/mixed use category—would allow for new student housing in conjunction with an anticipated multi-building development that could accommodate roughly 530 residents.
Salt Lake Tribune
‘Mormon Land’: Religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack reflects on 30 years of covering the LDS Church
This month marks religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack’s 30th anniversary of covering The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for The Salt Lake Tribune. During that time, she has traveled the globe, journeying with prophets and interviewing apostles. She has written about divisive doctrines and inclusive gatherings, emerging trends and groundbreaking shifts, religious eras and “Mormon moments.”
It is a week of holiday celebration planned for area communities. After sundown this Saturday, Dec. 4, the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Parade of Lights in downtown Holbrook. The parade will begin at West Florida Street and travel south on Navajo Blvd. to Hopi Drive to 10th Street. This year’s theme is “Stories of Christmas.”
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
PETERSTOWN — For the second time this year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated a massive amount of supplies for food pantries in Monroe County. About 20 tons of food was delivered by tractor-trailer Thursday morning through the Peterstown Branch of the Church. Branch President Stetson...
The Carson Chamber Singers, a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, November 23, for the Holiday Treat Concert. The rehearsal, directed by Ricky Hutton, will be 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the LDS Church, 411 N. Saliman Road in Carson City. Four rehearsals will follow, including two with orchestra.
North Visitors' Center at Temple Square demolished to create space for gardens as part of larger renovation
Demolition has begun on the North Visitors' Center at Salt Lake City's Temple Square, according to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune.
LA GRANDE – The American Red Cross in La Grande held a two-day blood draw this week and once again had an outstanding turnout. Sheldon and Linda Strand, coordinators of the local blood drawing said this week’s collection totaled 260 units which is way above the predicted goal. The Strands...
An Idaho sheriff is under investigation for allegedly drawing his gun on a group of girls from a church group who left a thank you note at their home. - Advertisement - According to a report, Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland has now taken a leave of absence during the investigation of the incident.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A collaborative effort between the Black 14 Philanthropy and the Jesus Christ Church of Latter-Day Saints is fighting food insecurity in our region. Over 40,000 pounds of food was donated to the Laramie Cathedral’s Home for Children and the University of Wyoming Food Pantry.
Salt Lake Tribune
As someone who has had a long and successful career in politics and public policy largely built upon weaponizing every idea from values to ethics to morals to faith and beyond, I know the weaponization of an idea when I hear it. My most recent example is the speech by...
LA GRANDE – The American Red Cross in Eastern Oregon are looking for blood donors. Recently it was announced that there is a shortage of blood and platelets. Grande Ronde Hospital is encouraging Union County and beyond to step up to the challenge and flood the blood bank. Sheldon and Linda Strand, Coordinators of the local blood drawing said the next scheduled blood drawing is today (November 16th) from 12 to 6 and tomorrow (November 17th), 9 to 3, and hope to have at least 60 more donors from the past. In September the local blood draw received 206 units, nearly 26 gallons. The drawing will take place at the LDS Church in La Grande at 12th and Gekeler. Donors are encouraged to register, but walk-ins are welcome.
SALT LAKE CITY – After growing up in Idaho and moving to Salt Lake City as adults, Shane and Dixie Wise thought they had their lives neatly planned out. “We are both sixth-generation Mormons, and we both have pioneer ancestor heritage,” Dixie Wise said. “We just wanted to do everything right. Shane served on an LDS mission to Taipei, Taiwan, for two years. We got sealed in the temple. We were going through all our ordinances. We wanted to have this perfect Mormon life.”
Salt Lake Tribune
A charge of sexual abuse against a former bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dropped last week, court documents show. James Douglas Robinson, 63, had been charged in 8th District Court with forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony, after a 15-year-old girl told police that he had touched her inappropriately over her clothes while he was her bishop.
Elko Daily Free Press
ELKO – Once again, Clearly Nevada Art Gallery is hosting the work of a local artist whose creativity shines through in her paintings. Robin DePalma is the artist of the month for November. DePalma has been drawing and creating art since she was a child. She later went on to...