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Church announces groundbreaking date for Heber Valley Utah Temple

Sep 19, 2022, 6:30 PM | Updated: Sep 20, 2022, 10:01 am
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An artist's rendering of the Heber Valley Temple. (2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.)
(2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.)

SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday the groundbreaking date for the Heber Valley Utah Temple.

Ground will be broken on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Elder Kevin R. Duncan, executive director of the Temple Department, will preside at the event.

According to a church news release, the temple will be built on 17.9 acres of land. It will be located southeast of 1400 E. Center Street. 

The Heber Valley, Utah Temple

It will be a three-story structure and roughly 88,000 square feet. Attendance to the groundbreaking ceremony will be by invitation only.

The Heber Valley Utah Temple is one of 28 temples in Utah that are either in operation, under construction/renovation or have been announced.

The Heber Valley Utah Temple was first announced in October 2021 by church President Russell M. Nelson.

Location of the Teton River, Idaho Temple

Additionally, the First Presidency also announced the site of the Teton River Idaho Temple on Monday.

According to a news release, the temple will be built near 2nd E. 2000 North in Rexburg, Idaho on 16.6 acres of land. This temple is planned to be a three-story structure and roughly 130,000 square feet.

This temple was also announced in October 2021 by President Nelson. It will be the second temple in Rexburg.

The Teton River Idaho Temple will be the ninth temple in the Gem State.  

Map of the site of the Teton River Idaho Temple. Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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