Effective immediately, Provo Fire & Rescue has issued an open fire restriction for the foothills on the east bench and all areas of the Provo City watershed including South Fork. Open fires, except in designated fire pits in improved parks and campgrounds, are prohibited in Rock Canyon, Slate Canyon, all foothills along the eastern border of the city, and in the Provo City watershed in South Fork. In addition, Provo Fire & Rescue reminds all residents and guests that the open fireworks discharge window is approaching. Fireworks may not be discharged until July 1. As in years past, there is a discharge restricted area where fireworks may not be discharged at any time.
Road closure heads up! This Saturday, July 4 at 9AM is the Freedom Festival Grand Parade! University Ave will be closed from Bulldog Blvd to 300 S, Center Street will be closed from University Ave to 900 E, and 900 E will be closed from 800 N to 150 S, 6:30 AM to about Noon on July 4th. Spectators may “stake out” their claim to a spot along University Avenue no earlier than July 3, at 3:00 PM per Provo City Ordinance. All other portions of the parade route can not be claimed or reserved until July 4, at 5:00 AM.
Calling all photographers – professionals, amateurs, and students! Try your luck in Provo’s 2nd annual citywide photography contest.
The contest is from Monday, May 18, 2015 through Sunday, July 26, 2015 and promises to be a real opportunity for everyone and anyone with an eye for the interesting visual moment. Adults, teenagers, children, amateurs and professionals can submit an entry.
Just make sure that the picture you submit for the contest is taken in Provo. So look around, notice what’s going on. Let others see what you see: that mountain morning light, a concert crowd at the Rooftop Concert Series, the bustling downtown scene, climbers at Rock Canyon, or the unique architecture in a historic Provo building.
Extra! Read all about it! Check out June's Newsletter & July's Calendar and read about: Freedom Festival, Grand Parade, Stadium of Fire, Firework Restrictions, Early Voting, and more!
It's official! Here is the new Provo City flag! Following two full years of discussions, resident comments and drawings, and blogs the Municipal Council selected the symbol that will represent Provo on the city's flagpoles. The City Council unanimously approved the new Provo City Flag during Council Meeting.
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If there were a 3-digit number to call for fast response, would you use that number? What if you could call the same guy about the burned-out street light on your corner, the growing pothole that keeps catching your car's tire and the neighbor's unsightly garbage cans? Just dial 3-1-1 for just about anything troublesome. The dedicated, friendly, customer service reps can answer simple questions: "What day is my garbage picked up? When is the next city council meeting? Where do I go to vote? They can pass along complaints, suggestions, and resolve concerns.