Browsing Category


The Taxonomy of an Identity

I love taking nature walks with my children in the Heber Valley and the fall season is arguably one of the most favorable climates in which to do so. Sometimes we walk the Provo River trails and other times we head for higher ground on

Heber Valley Airport

I love Heber! I love the mountains, the clean air, the natural beauty, the night sky, the aspen trees, the beautiful lakes and the unlimited recreational opportunities located nearby. One other attribute that draws me in and distinguishes

Stress-free School Prep:

Sure, school has barely ended, but preparing over the next few months for the upcoming school year can alleviate much of the stress that comes with sending the kiddos off on that big yellow bus on the first day back to school.

Living Sculpture

One of my personal hobbies is styling and tending to bonsai trees. The overall goal behind the art of bonsai is to create a portable window into nature in the form of a potted tree. That tree, in miniature, should illustrate all of the

Celeste Johnson

What an exciting time to be a mayor in this valley! Depending on which study you look at, Wasatch County is in first or second place for the fastest-growing county in its demographic in the country. That’s staggering! Last fall,

Cool Teachers Care

“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.”  – Andy Rooney Without question, teachers impact more individual lives than

Heber City General Plan

Looking To The Past To Prepare For The Future As Warren Buffett once stated, “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone else planted a tree a long time ago.” For more than a century, Heber City leaders have created a

Beyond The Bypass

Roads create the patterns of our lives. We drive, ride and even walk them daily. Transportation is an essential part of any community and it’s time to take a second look at the roads in the Heber Valley. There has been much discussion of a…

Message From The Mayor

People often ask me if I enjoy being mayor and my response is absolutely! Being mayor is one of the best jobs in America. It is exciting and very rewarding. No two days are the same and I am honored to be able to meet and work with many…

WHS Food Pantry Nourishes Students

Nearly 15 percent of children in Wasatch County are food insecure, according to Feeding America. In hard numbers, that’s 1,350 kids under the age of 18 – 52 percent of whom are estimated to be ineligible for federal nutrition assistance.…

Building Bridges of Unity

Since its establishment in 1862, Wasatch County has been recognized as a community that builds bridges. Some of these bridges include well-engineered structures that enable people to cross the Provo River at various locations. Other…

Community Alliance For Main Street

In 2003 various business owners formed the Community Alliance for Main Street (CAMS) — an organization dedicated to enhancing Heber City’s most visible traffic corridor. The CAMS group established a non-profit organization and spent several…

Deer Creek Fire Still Active

Deer Creek Fire has burned 381 acres and is 20% contained. The fire is located south of the Deer Creek Dam up Provo Canyon. Public Information Officer Leann Fox says the fire started around noon on Wednesday and raced up the hill…

Quaint Beginnings Of Swiss Days

As the crowds have grown, Swiss Days has struggled to find balance between the spirit of community celebration and the reality of a world-class production. Some worry that the spirit of it has gotten lost somewhere along the way. Finding…

Keep it Local

In the summer of 2015, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce created a new initiative called “Keep it Local.” The sole objective of the program is to strengthen our economy by promoting the concept of dining, shopping and playing local. To…