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SALT LAKE CITY (July, 31, 2014) - In accordance with Utah Code Annotated  § 20A-14-105(1), Governor Gary R. Herbert has submitted the following names to the Lt. Governor’s Office for inclusion on the 2014 ballot as candidates for the State Board of Education.

Fishing at Flaming Gorge

Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Fishing is fair to excellent. Fish are mostly in deeper water, but some anglers have been catching kokanee in shallow water (10 to 20 feet) in the early mornings.

OREM (July 30, 2014) -- Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order to strengthen communication between state agencies and Utah's eight sovereign tribes this morning at the 9th Annual Native American Summit, held at Utah Valley University.

The State Board of Regents approved a new cybersecurity graduate certificate at Utah Valley University to help with the increasing demand in Utah and Salt Lake counties, home to world leaders in Internet security technologies.

SALT LAKE CITY - (July 29, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Val Hale as director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Hale will assume his new role on Mon., Aug. 4, 2014.

What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will introduce the new executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
 
When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
 
Where: Gold Room, Utah State Capitol

The Utah State Office of Education, in partnership with UEN, is offering online courses to better meet the needs of those Utah educators who are pursuing their science endorsement, especially those in rural districts

Congratulations to Dr. Miriah Meyer who has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award for her proposal, Design Decision Patterns for Visualizing Multivariate Graphs

June’s job growth is the highest thus far in 2014, both in terms of rate and numerical change compared to 2013. A growing job market aligns with the downward trend in the unemployment rate over the last three months.

Join the staff at East Canyon State Park for the kick off of our Kids Fishing Club. This is day 1 of 2. We will be teaching children from ages 6-14 how to fish

Bobcat hunting changes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Wildlife biologists are recommending changes that could result in more chances to take bobcats in Utah this fall. The recommendations would also result in hunters taking about the same number of cougars this season.

Salt Lake City (July 22, 2014) -- As the humanitarian crisis grows along the nation's southern border, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and five other governors expressed concern about the manner in which the Obama Administration is addressing the growing number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States.

Pioneer Day is an official state holiday celebrated July 24th of every year. The day commemorates the Mormon pioneers passage into the Salt Lake Valley from Emigration Canyon in 1847

SALT LAKE CITY – Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is taking steps to keep Utah at the forefront of voting accessibility and convenience, announcing today the formation of the iVote Advisory Committee. The committee will consist of state legislators and county clerks, as well as technology and security specialists, and will explore the possibility of expanding electronic voting to more voters throughout the state.

SALT LAKE CITY – Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is taking steps to keep Utah at the forefront of voting accessibility and convenience, announcing today the formation of the iVote Advisory Committee. The committee will consist of state legislators and county clerks, as well as technology and security specialists, and will explore the possibility of expanding electronic voting to more voters throughout the state.

If you're a young person who has little or no experience hunting ducks and geese, the Division of Wildlife Resources has a deal for you — a free hunt guided by some of Utah's best waterfowl hunters.

SALT LAKE CITY – (July 18, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert released the following statement regarding the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court:

SALT LAKE CITY - (July 18, 2014) Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent posting strong job growth numbers, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Services today. 

The Utah Geological Survey has created a new interactive map service to help visitors explore the many fossil and dinosaur-related venues across the state of Utah.

Gov. Herbert has taken action to resolve divisive issues in education. He reaffirmed his commitment to Utah students by calling for expert and public review of education standards, addressing issues of growing concern in education.

For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government.

Governor Herbert takes actions to resolve divisive issues in education

On Aug. 2, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Goat Watch on the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver. The event is free.

SALT LAKE CITY – (July 16, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Dr. Laura Nelson as director of the Office of Energy Development. Nelson has both public and private energy sector experience and previously served as energy advisor to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr.

What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will deliver a policy address regarding Utah education standards.

Who: Gov. Gary R. Herbert

When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Presentation Room, (first floor, east side), Utah State Capitol

Utah identified as a symbol of economic growth that other states should use as a model

SALT LAKE CITY - (July 15, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the arrests of former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow:

SALT LAKE CITY ­– Three of Utah's top chefs put their talents to the test as they competed for a chance to represent the state in a national seafood cooking competition.

What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will deliver a policy address regarding Utah education standards.

Who: Gov. Gary R. Herbert

When: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Presentation Room, (first floor, east side), Utah State Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Capitol Preservation Board (CPB) is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Movie Under the Stars film lineup. Each summer, the CPB teams up with the Utah Film Commission to screen free movie on the southwest Capitol lawn. This year, the CPB is seeking volunteers to help with event setup and breakdown.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah’s chief executive will play a prominent leadership role in a national organization.

The 2014-2015 calendars for school districts and charter schools have been updated.

You can beat the heat, have fun and enjoy breathtaking scenery by grabbing your fishing pole and heading to Utah's mountains.

The next generation of scientists and engineers will get hands-on technical experiences as Utah Valley University presents Sci-Tech Expo on Friday, July 11, for middle school students enrolled in the UVU PREP program.

Recently, the Alta Hotshots were recognized by the Great Basin Coordinating Group and statused with EGBCC and NIFC as type 1. The Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands now sponsers two IHCs out of the Lone Peak Center.

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) has released a publication containing 10 geologic-hazard maps for an area of western Salt Lake Valley that includes portions of the rapidly developing cities of Herriman, West Jordan, and South Jordan.

FAIRVIEW — Spencer Cox once turned down Harvard for a less glamorous school and walked away from a lucrative job with a law firm to move back to his boyhood farm. So maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that he came within minutes of turning down an offer to be Utah’s lieutenant governor.

The MealsPlus program is volunteer based and relies on donations from local farmers and gardeners. USU Extension has played a vital role in connecting local producers with the program.

Utah Game Wars Begin

Mon, 07 Jul 2014

Utah Game Wars is sponsored by Grow Utah, Utah Valley University (UVU) Business Resource Center, Zions Bank, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) and the Digital Media UCAP project.

“Shakespeare has been in this city from the very beginning,” explained Utah Shakespeare Festival Founder Fred Adams, who directed that enthusiasm with a vision far beyond any horizon he could have then imagined.

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