The Lehi Free Press is a news and information website and weekly printed newspaper. The paper is available for purchase at Lehi area retail locations, or by subscription.


Publisher: Sally Fowler Francom

Francom was born and raised in Lehi. She graduated from Lehi High School and from BYU with a degree in Communications/Media Sales Management and English. Her career in broadcasting, publishing and media spans 30 years. She started her broadcasting career in sales at KUTV, the local CBS affiliate in Utah. Over the years, she worked in sales and management in Utah at KTVX (ABC TV affiliate), KSTU Fox 13, KSFI (radio) and iHeartMedia (radio). Her last management position in broadcasting was Director of Marketing and Sales Promotion at KTVX in Salt Lake City.

During her years in the Bay Area, she worked for The New York Times in digital sales and for five years was a publisher at Streetwise Reports, overseeing the publication of The Gold Report and The Critical Metals Report, two web-based financial magazines focused on sharing investment advice in the resource sector.

Currently, Francom is also the principal in a sister company, Copperlight Communications, consulting local firms to increase sales, brand awareness and public profile.

Executive Editor: Donna Barnes

Barnes is a lifelong Lehi resident. She graduated from Lehi High School, attended Utah State University, and graduated from BYU. She has been involved in education as a teacher, counselor, adjunct professor at UVU, and school board member for over 40 years. Barnes has served as an Alpine School Board member, Trustee for Intermountain Healthcare, and a Lehi planning commission member. She also owned and operated Scrooge and Marleys, a local gift and furniture store, for almost 20 years.

She is the wife of Marlin Barnes, the mother of five children: Bob, Becky, Ginn, Rusty, and Randy, and the grandmother of 18.

Creative Director: Heather Nielsen

Heather Nielsen has been a long-term Lehi native. She graduated from Lehi High School, attended Utah State University, and is currently at Utah Valley University studying Marketing. She is currently living in Lehi, furthering her education.

Office Manager: Edyn Johnson

Staff Writer: Nicole Kunze

Staff Writer: Autumn Cook

Staff Writer: Jennifer Wirth

Staff Writer: Gina Halladay

Sports Writer: Tom Ripplinger

Photographer: Riley Livingston

Photographer: Matt Paepke