Utahns have a difficult time understanding the environmental impact of their plastic use and waste, Utah State University professor Roslynn McCann said. As a landlocked state, the consequences are different from those a state like California faces, but still concerning.

Local community members and business owners have made a concerted effort to improve recycling habits and opportunities as concerns about environmental issues grow.

“Provo’s Most Eligible,” formerly “The Bachelor of Provo,” is a show created by two BYU students that mirrors the popular ABC show “The Bachelor.” The show gained virality on YouTube, but that virality is accompanied by possible effects on its viewers.

John Geyerman was introduced as the new deputy chief of Provo Police during a Provo City Council meeting on May 7. He has been with the city for 31 years. His most recent assignment was overseeing the detective division, and prior to that, he was the commander over patrol for several years.