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In anticipation of centennial celebration events, the Utah State Capitol Preservation Board will extract a 100-year-old time capsule from the capitol cornerstone and announce details on when it will be opened. Members will also discuss upcoming opportunities for Utah families to visit the building for the centennial celebration.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 28, 2016) - Attached is a letter from Gov. Gary R. Herbert detailing the acceptance of the resignation of H. David Burton and the appointment of Greg Bell to the Utah Transit Authority Board. Mr. Bell was sworn in Wed. Sept. 28, 2016 during the UTA Board Meeting.

Governor Herbert surveys Washington Terrace, meets with residents and first responders, in aftermath of tornado.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 23, 2016) - The Office of Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice invite seventh and eighth grade students to participate in the seventeenth annual Do the Write Thing Challenge aimed at combating youth violence in homes, schools and neighborhoods.

Watch out for lane restrictions and a ramp closure on I-15 Southbound in Draper, and on Pioneer Crossing in Lehi. Get the latest on major construction impacts in this week's Construction Update.

It took engineers tens of thousand of man hours to build the real thing, with the final integration and testing done in Logan.

This prioritization is conducted after an extensive evaluation process including project site visits by the Capital Facilities Committee, space inventories, and various scoring methods.

The color and beauty found here prompted a National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome, after the popular color film.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 21, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Don Ipson to serve as state senator in senate district 29 and Walter Brooks as state representative in house district 75. The senate vacancy was created by the resignation of Sen. Steve Urquhart on Sept. 9.

On Oct. 4-5, USTAR will hold its third annual research and commercialization workshop, Where Innovation Meets Economic Development, at the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building.

Gov. Herbert spok at the Toronto Global Forum this week. He discussed the central role of energy, infrastructure, and sustainable development in fueling Utah's vibrant economy and longstanding ties with Canada.

Weber State University students will join the Northern Utah?s suicide prevention coalition (NUHOPE) in the ninth annual suicide awareness walk Sept. 24 in downtown Ogden.

Each year the Provo River Watershed Council, along with the Wasatch Mountain State Park and the Friends of the Wasatch, put on the Provo River Watershed Festival.

Did you know engineers can change about 70% of Utah's intersections with just the push of a button?

The Division of Wildlife Resources and Ducks Unlimited will hold a free clinic on Saturday, Sept. 24 to help youth and adults sharpen their waterfowl hunting skills.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative are now accepting nominations for the 30th annual Governor?s Medal for Science and Technology Awards.

Schools throughout Utah are putting an extra focus on decreasing chronic absenteeism as part of September being School Attendance Awareness Month.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 9, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, in observance of Patriot Day.

If you've been to Jordanelle State Park recently, you may notice there has been a Self Pay station installed in the far left entrance to the park.

Enjoy learning from docents as they share historic information, listening to children and cultural group performances in the Rotunda, and viewing rare historical artifacts on display throughout the Capitol.

On Oct. 4-5, the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) will hold its third annual two-day research and commercialization workshop

The Utah Clean Air Innovation Contest, sponsored by UCAIR and Chevron, and powered by Grow Utah, is for innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses

SALT LAKE CITY - The 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for three vacancies on the 4th District Court. These vacancies result from the retirements of Judge Fred Howard, effective Dec. 1, 2016, Judge Claudia Laycock, January 1, 2017, and the confirmation of Judge David Mortensen to the Utah Court of Appeals, June 15, 2016. The 4th Judicial District includes Juab, Millard, Utah, and Wasatch counties.

Sept. 17 is Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day

The campus at Utah Valley University will get a bright outlook starting Sept. 15 through Sept. 24 as The Electric Maze makes its glowing debut as part of the University's 75th anniversary celebrations.

The Utah State Fair strives to blend the best of Utah tradition and heritage with new technology and modern ideals.

Do you want to share the preparedness message in an interactive and fun way? Do you want a way to open eyes and give "ah ha" moments on preparedness? Want a whole community exercise that addresses recovery and not just response?

There was plenty to see at last week's Comic Con event in Salt Lake City. Governor Herbert took a little time from his busy schedule to visit with attendees.

See what is happening in the counties to reduce poverty

The Statewide Annual theme rotates between Mixed Media & Works on Paper; Craft, Photography, Video & Digital works; and Painting & Sculpture.

While visiting the park be sure to stop by our OHV Trail Information Kiosk.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 2nd District Juvenile Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge J. Mark Andrus, effective Dec. 1, 2016. The 2nd Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 26, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Daniel Hemmert to the Utah Senate. Hemmert will serve in District 14 following the resignation of Sen. Alvin Jackson on July 1.

Tips for a safe archery hunt

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

Kirk Smith says every year he receives reports of archery hunters injuring themselves. Most of the accidents are caused by archers not being safe in tree stands or having arrows out of their quiver, before they're ready to shoot.

In 2016 39,824 Utah students ? which includes all public school students ? took the ACT college entrance exam and posted an average score of 20.2, the same average score as was posted in 2015, according to data released today by ACT.

Make plans to join us on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the South Towne Expo Center.

SALT LAKE CITY (August 19, 2016) - After five years as the executive director of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Julie Fisher will step down at the end of August to accept a management position at a global consulting firm. Prior to her service with Heritage and Arts, Fisher served four terms in the Utah House of Representatives.

Whatever the scenic journey, one thing is certain in Utah, the world feels grand and its horizons seem infinite.

The Permanent State School Fund is the state's largest land grant trust fund, with a balance of $2.08 billion.

The 2016 summit will offer a variety of great topics in our sessions at each location. Join with us as we explore and share ways that we can grow, promote and enhance Utah's recreation economy.

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