Monday, October 19, 2015

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LDS Church breaks ground for Tucson Arizona Temple

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the Church’s First Presidency, presided Saturday at the groundbreaking of the Tucson Arizona Temple.

The temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson in October during the Church’s general conference.

The 34,000 square-foot building will be the sixth LDS temple in Arizona serving more than 416,000 church members.

“We have come together with joyful hearts and with a feeling of overwhelming gratitude to participate in the groundbreaking for a house of the Lord,” Uchtdorf said in his dedicatory prayer. “Please help us as we not only dedicate this piece of land but also rededicate our lives to Thee and Thy purposes as we prepare for the time when this new temple will be completed in all its beauty.” READ MORE HERE

SPORTS: Provo quarterback pics Utah over BYU

When one of the most sought after high school quarterbacks in the state announced he hoped to play for the University of Utah instead of BYU, it left local fans wondering why.

Daily Herald reporter Neil Warner got an interview with Timpview’s Britain Covey. Covey was part of the schools perfect season, finishing with 2,600 passing yards and 72 percent completion rate.

“Utah offered me first, actually a while before any other schools did and I got to know them a little bit better and I got excited about it,” Covey told the Daily Herald. “I still love BYU but I wanted to best thing for me.” READ MORE HERE

WEATHER: Rain expected for next day or two

Rain in the Utah Valley will continue today, according to National Weather Service forecasters, who said there is a 70 percent chance of precipitation. Rain is expected taper off tonight. Highs will be in the low 60s for the next few days with lows dropping into the mid 40s through Wednesday. READ MORE HERE:

Friday, October 2, 2015

Gas prices continue decline

David Kennard

PROVO -- Gas prices continued their decline today falling to an average of $2.59 per gallon in the Provo area.

Still, average prices in Utah and other Western states remain the highest in the nation. Drivers headed east and south will find lower prices, according to AAA.

The lowest prices for regular gas were in Alabama, Mississippi and New Jersey where prices fell below $2 per gallon.

"The national average price of gas in September was $2.34 per gallon, which was the lowest monthly average since February 2015, according to a statement by AAA. "By comparison, the average price of gas in September 2014 was $3.39 per gallon."

AAA estimated Thursday that consumers were spending about $350 million less per day on gasoline then they were a year ago.