Ground broken for Burley Idaho Temple
SALT LAKE CITY — Ground broke today for the Burley Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Presidency of the Seventy lead the groundbreaking ceremony.
Church President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for the Burley Idaho Temple in April 2021.
Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 38,600 square feet. Furthermore, the site for the new temple is on a 10.1-acre location, located at 40 South and 150 East.
Mary Richards with the Church News said that the 10.1-acre land is farmland that belongs to the Funk family.
According to the Church Communication Department, the Burley Idaho Temple will join eight other temples in operation, under construction, or announced in Idaho.
Additionally, Idaho is home to more than 470,000 Latter-day Saints in more than 1,200 congregations.
- Church lifting pandemic restrictions on temple attendance
- Open house for Tokyo, Japan Temple begins this week
- Yigo Guam Temple dedicated Sunday by Elder David A. Bednar
Today’s Top Stories
- Herd of elk pushed away from I-80 and moved back into mountains
- Jordan High student killed in Sandy crosswalk by school bus
- Utah Senate passes transgender-related surgery ban for minors
- SLC restaurant “Manoli’s” nominated for James Beard Award
- Utah safety officials, NAACP, react to death of Tyre Nichols
- Utah leading a lawsuit against new ESG rule affecting 401(k) plans
- Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest
- Two Republicans voted against bill banning transgender-related surgery, here’s why
- Salt Lake City traffic stop leads to drug bust, illegal gun recovered
- Utah, Salt Lake leaders unveil new plans to improve the struggling Great Salt Lake