Governor News & Media

SALT LAKE CITY - The Governor's Office is joining forces with religious and civic leaders across the State to encourage all Utahns to help their neighbors by donating a grocery bag of canned food to support those in need this holiday season.

SALT LAKE CITY - The majority of state government will continue on the four-day workweek, with some modifications to better serve Utah citizens, Governor Gary R. Herbert announced today.

SALT LAKE CITY - John A. Pearce will join the Governor's Office as legal counsel to Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert.

SALT LAKE CITY - A group of schoolchildren will join Governor and First Lady Herbert next week to help decorate a Christmas tree in the library of the Governor's Mansion.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert is among the thousands of Utahns celebrating Real Salt Lake, the 2009 MLS Cup Champions, today.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected civil litigator Keith A. Kelly to serve as a judge in the Third Judicial District.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today in response to the death of Private First Class Aaron Thomas Nemelka.

Under the direction of President Barack Obama, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, has authorized all state agencies to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah immediately, today, Friday, November 6, 2009 as a mark of respect honoring the victims of the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas.  The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities until sunset on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. 

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Michael J. Cragun to serve on the State Tax Commission to replace retiring chairwoman Pam Hendrickson.

SALT LAKE CITY - Prominent Utahn Ted Wilson has accepted Governor Gary R. Herbert's invitation to join the Governor's staff as a senior advisor on environmental matters.

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, has authorized all state agencies to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah in honor of Private First Class Kimble Han who was killed Oct. 23, 2009, in Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.   The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, October 31, 2009.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Private First Class Kimble Han.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has made appointments to fill the vacant seat on the state's Transportation Commission, as well as to serve as the Commission's new chairman.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Richard Sperry and Jeff Wright to fill the two vacant seats on the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today about President Barack Obama's selection as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Under the direction of President Barack Obama, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, has authorized all state agencies to lower to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Sunday, October 4, 2009 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.  The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities from sunrise to sunset on October 4, 2009.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected longtime prosecutor Angela Micklos to serve on the five-member State Board of Pardons and Parole.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert will meet this Friday with local officials and residents about a draft agreement for the management of groundwater in the Snake Valley area.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's newly revised website, recovery.utah.gov, will allow Utahns to be even more informed about the receipt and use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding awarded to state agencies.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected J. Frederic Voros Jr. to serve as a judge on the seven-member Utah Court of Appeals.

SALT LAKE CITY - Well-known Utah businessman and philanthropist Spencer P. Eccles has accepted Governor Gary R. Herbert's invitation to serve as Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Herbert this morning appointed Stuart Adams to serve as a State Senator in District 22, representing Central Davis County.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert today sent a letter to Utah's Congressional delegation and key members of Congress negotiating healthcare reform, emphasizing the important roles states can play in the process.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah home buyers now have a second chance to hit a "Home Run" with the extension of a successful grant program designed to stimulate job creation and Utah's economy.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert today launched an exciting new initiative designed to bring increased efficiency and effectiveness to Utah government.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah.gov, the State of Utah's web portal, has once again been recognized as the top government site in the nation.

Watch streaming video of the oath of office acceptance ceremony for Lieutenant Governor Gregory S. Bell at 3pm today.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Staff Sergeant Kurt R. Curtiss: “We appreciate the service of Staff Sergeant Curtiss, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Afghanistan.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Larry EchoHawk, the U.S. Department of Interior's Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, is among featured speakers at next week's Native American Summit, hosted by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert.

WASHINGTON-The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that Salt Lake City, Utah, will host the nation's governors for its 2011 Annual Meeting, July 15-17. This will mark the fourth time NGA has held its Annual Meeting in the state since 1919. "NGA is excited to be gathering in Salt Lake City," said NGA Vice Chair West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, who will serve as NGA's chair in 2011.

Under the direction of President Barack Obama, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, has authorized all state agencies to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 in recognition Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities until sunset on August 30, 2009.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy:

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert has called the Utah State Senate into an extraordinary session to consent to the appointment of Senator Greg Bell as the next Lieutenant Governor of Utah.

Governor - and, now, Ambassador Huntsman - Chief Justice Durham, President Waddoups, Speaker Clark, First Lady Norma Matheson, Governor Bangerter, Governor Leavitt, Governor Walker, Lt. Governor designee Bell, friends and fellow Utahns:

Salt Lake City — Future Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected Senator Gregory S. Bell to serve as his Lt. Governor.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Lt. Governor Gary R. Herbert has directed Utah's Executive Water Task Force to study and make recommendations for the proper oversight of the state's 5,300 miles of canals.

The directive comes after last week's deadly incident in Northern Utah, which resulted in the death of Jacqueline Leavey and her two children, Abbey and Victor Alanis.

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