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Work Begins on Fort Collins Temple Grounds

Crews at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple are staking and digging trenches for the landscaping features planned for the temple grounds, including planter boxes, walkways, and an entrance water feature. The final exterior panels are being attached to the stately spire of the temple.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Star Valley Temple Footings
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
With excavation complete for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, forms are being set in place for pouring the footings.

Layton Stakes Transferred to Bountiful Utah Temple District
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Announcements were made on Sunday to Layton congregations that the city's 13 stakes would belong to the Bountiful Utah Temple District, which now covers 49 stakes. Layton had formerly belonged to the Ogden Utah Temple District, which now covers 63 stakes.

Exterior Lighting Tests Begin in Provo
Monday, May 18, 2015
Exterior floodlighting of the Provo City Center Temple captured the attention of motorists on University Avenue this evening as tests of the lighting system began. Shrubs are being planted and work is progressing nicely on the pavilion.

145th Operating Temple Dedicated in Córdoba, Argentina
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Argentina's second temple was dedicated this morning in the city of Córdoba. The new edifice brings the blessings of the temple closer to the many Saints living in the northern and western reaches of Argentina. Thousands of youth came together last night in a grand cultural celebration.

Exterior Stone Progress at the Montreal Quebec Temple
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Closed just under a year ago for major repairs and renovation, the Montreal Quebec Temple is being recladded with exterior stone, starting on the south side of the edifice. Scaffolding has been removed from the spire, making visible the new shape and the recently installed Moroni statue.

Angel Moroni Installed Atop Sapporo Japan Temple
Friday, May 15, 2015
The traditional gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was lifted into place atop the Sapporo Japan Temple this morning. Yesterday, a large crane hoisted the temple's single spire over the center of the building where it was fastened into place, and scaffolding was erected.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Trujillo Peru Temple
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Join the public open house of the Trujillo Peru Temple by taking a virtual tour. The astute design and architecture are highly fitting for this Latin American city. Features includes numerous archways, decorative wrought iron, and beautiful murals in the endowment rooms and baptistry.

Star Valley Temple Excavation
Monday, May 11, 2015
Only two weeks have passed since the Star Valley Wyoming Temple groundbreaking, and excavation for the foundation is already well underway.

Provo City Center Temple Monument Sign
Sunday, May 10, 2015
A beautiful monument sign has been mounted to the concrete sign holder at the Provo City Center Temple, which workers have faced with stone along the bottom portion. Much of the activity at the temple is focused on the south lot.

First Panels Go Up in Meridian
Friday, May 8, 2015
The attachment of precast concrete panels to the exterior of the Meridian Idaho Temple has begun at the northwest corner of the building. Asphalt is being laid on Linder Road.

Taking a Closer Look at the Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Thursday, May 7, 2015
A series of new photographs posted to Facebook present some of the beautiful details featured on the exterior of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple. Also included are photographs of the adjoining stake center and temple president's residence. The open house begins in July.

First Glimpse of Trujillo Peru Temple Interior
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Media and VIP guests are receiving guided tours of the beautiful Trujillo Peru Temple. Beginning on Friday, members of the general public will also have the opportunity to take free tours of the temple's interior through Saturday, May 30.

August Groundbreaking Set for Cedar City Utah Temple
Monday, May 4, 2015
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Cedar City Utah Temple has been announced for Saturday, August 8, 2015. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only, but services will also be transmitted via Internet to stake centers within the temple district to allow everyone to participate.

Temple District Changes Come to Utah Valley
Monday, May 4, 2015
In preparation for the Payson Utah Temple dedication next month when numerous temple workers will be transferred from the Provo Utah Temple, all of the stakes in Orem have been reassigned from the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple District to the Provo Utah Temple District.

Philadelphia Temple Exterior, Meetinghouse, and Tower
Monday, May 4, 2015
Installation of exterior stone has resumed at the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, which now covers about half the building. Across the street, workers are preparing to pour footings for the meetinghouse, and excavation continues for the high-rise residential tower.

A Monument to the Lord at the Crossroads of America
Sunday, May 3, 2015
A beautiful House of the Lord now stands in Indianapolis, Indiana, which will be dedicated in August. Landscaping work is underway including tests of the water feature. A Facebook page has been created for the cultural celebration.

Pruning Trees at the Provo City Center Temple
Saturday, May 2, 2015
The Provo City Center Temple grounds will feature numerous trees—some mature and many newly planted—but all will look in tip-top shape for the temple opening. Landscaping efforts will continue through the spring and summer.

Rededication Announced for Montreal Quebec Temple
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The First Presidency has announced the public open house for the Montreal Quebec Temple, which is undergoing renovation, for Thursday, November 5, through Saturday, November 14, 2015 (except Sunday, November 8). The rededication will be held Sunday, November 22, in three sessions.

Spring Arrives at the Sapporo Japan Temple
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
With the coming of spring, flowering trees are now abloom near the site of the Sapporo Japan Temple. The majority of the temple has been faced with exterior stone and landscaping efforts continue on the grounds. Installation of the spire is anticipated.

Open House Tours Conclude this Saturday in Córdoba
Monday, April 27, 2015
Tens of thousands of visitors have already toured the beautiful Córdoba Argentina Temple. The open house continues through this Saturday, May 2. If you were unable to make the trip to Argentina, take a virtual tour of the building's interior and exterior.

New Temple Presidents and Matrons Being Called
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Among the new temple presidents and matrons who will begin their service later this year are the Hinckleys, who will serve in the new Tijuana Mexico Temple, and the Chipmans, who will oversee the new Indianapolis Indiana Temple.

Thousands Gather for Groundbreaking Services in Star Valley
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The little town of Afton, Wyoming, filled with thousands of residents and guests today who came to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple.

"Hundreds of thousands of faithful members participate in the unselfish service we call "temple work," which has no motive other than love and service for our fellowmen, living and dead."
—Elder Dallin H. Oaks

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