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SALT LAKE CITY - The Governor's Office of Energy Development and Chevron will launch the Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship Program to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational opportunities for Utah students. The new energy education and workforce development program is aligned with the state's existing STEM curriculum.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Governor's Office of Energy Development and Chevron will launch the Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship Program to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational opportunities for Utah students. The new energy education and workforce development program is aligned with the state's existing STEM curriculum.

SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary R. Herbert released details of a new report showing Utah's energy sector represents $20.9 billion in economic activity for the state, or approximately 15 percent of the state's total economy.

SALT LAKE CITY - 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 Mon., May 25, 2015, in honor of Memorial Day.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign a ceremonial copy of HB79, Safety Belt Law Amendments. This bill modifies the Traffic Code by amending provisions related to safety belt restraints. It will allow a state or local law enforcement officer to enforce the safety belt restraints requirement as a primary offense instead of a secondary action.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert; Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado; Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox; Greg Goff, CEO of Tesoro; Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute; Jonathan Weisgall, VP of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Berkshire Hathaway Energy; and many other industry leaders, NGO's, government officials and other stakeholder groups interested in Utah's energy future.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign a water rights agreement reached by the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR), U.S. Department of Interior and Arches National Park. The agreement outlines Arches National Park?s water rights and identifies protections to basin water users, including businesses, ranchers, farmers and those recreating in red rock country.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 18, 2015) - Utah will seek to join three other energy-rich states in a lawsuit challenging the proposed fracking rule recently issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Gov. Gary R. Herbert made the announcement this afternoon during remarks at the annual business meeting of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a group he chairs.

At the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) in the University of Utah (UofU) Research Park, USTAR East Director Al Walker and Dr. Andrew Sweeney are coordinating eight research projects through the Utah Energy Research Triangle

SALT LAKE CITY (May 18, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared May 17-23, 2015 Utah Energy Development Week to recognize the state?s energy development and critical energy resources.

Summer camps, touring and main stage children?s productions, youth playwriting opportunities, and staged readings are all part of one of Utah Valley?s premier theater opportunities for youth

Today, the Governor?s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) launched a premier interactive economic development map, now available online at

SALT LAKE CITY (May 18, 2015) - Tax Commissioner D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli has informed Gov. Gary R. Herbert she will not seek reappointment to the Utah State Tax Commission. She will serve until June 30, 2015.

The updated tool introduces CMS nursing home quality reports for 99 certified nursing care facilities, CMS physician profile and location reports for 6,700 physicians, and enables consumers to trend

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Fri, 15 May 2015

67 monolithic stone spires, called sedimentary pipes, accentuate multihued sandstone layers that reveal 180 million years of geologic time.

If you influence or participate in technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will want to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to see the latest in digital government solutions

According to new data from the Utah Department of Transportation, average speeds on urban interstates along the Wasatch Front have stayed consistent, despite moving the speed limit from 65 to 70 in December 2014.

On October 4, 1915, 80-acres of fossil-rich land in Northeast Utah were set aside as Dinosaur National Monument to protect "an extraordinary deposit of Dinosaurian and other gigantic reptilian remains of the Jurassic period."

The event combines a 5K with a Healthy STEM fair, where participants learn about educational STEM opportunities and organizations in the Utah community.

?My schedule is booked from morning to night,? says the father of three. ?I?m meeting the coolest people, seeing the most amazing companies and going to fun meetings like the governor?s cabinet meeting.

Breen says much of the Green River provides critical spawning and rearing habitat for native endangered and threatened fish.

Come join us for a day of conversation and inspiration, as we talk with brilliant and awesome women in education, technology, and business leadership!

SALT LAKE CITY (May 13, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah to half-staff on Fri., May 15, 2015 in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs along with various Veteran Service Organizations will have representatives available to answer questions about Veterans benefits and programs.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is making a name for himself as a politician whose name few people know, he told students with good humor Friday during Dixie State University's 104th commencement exercises.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will ceremonially sign S.B. 98, Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations. The bill requires base budgets to include funding for Medicaid accountable care organizations at specified amounts.

Matheson stresses that "Environmental issues are critical for Utah quality of life."

Utah State University (USU), with support from USTAR, is helping develop clean and renewable energy in Utah. The Carbon Energy Innovation Center (CEIC), located near Helper, Utah is supporting regional economic development

Utah?s colleges and universities are celebrating the accomplishments of their graduates in commencement ceremonies last week and this week.

?The STEM Action Center STEM Innovation awards are unique. These awards recognize the commitment and contributions from all of those that play a critical role in the success of STEM education in Utah.?

Citing data from ACT, 84% of 2013 Utah high school graduates wanted college degrees, yet only 25% appear well prepared for success in college according to ACT Benchmarks.

Governor, treasurer announce $16 million in savings

UDOT's "Walking School Bus" - an organized effort in which students walk or bike to and from school together under the supervision of at least one adult - is presented as one of the innovative solutions featured in the new video.

2015 Sorenson Legacy Awards

Mon, 04 May 2015

The Utah State Office of Education, with support from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation honored the 2015 recipients of the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education.

The free seminar will be held May 6 at the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City. It begins at 7 p.m.

How to Choose Your Career

Mon, 04 May 2015

Having a goal for where you want to be ten years from now usually requires a plan to get there.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 3rd District Juvenile Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Christine Decker, effective Feb. 16, 2015. The 3rd Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

Governor, treasurer announce $16 million in savings. SALT LAKE CITY (April 30, 2015) - Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Treasurer Richard K. Ellis announced today the closing of two refunding bond sales and the corresponding affirmation of the state's superior general obligation bond rating by all three rating agencies - Standard & Poor's (AAA), Moody's Investors Service (Aaa) and Fitch Ratings (AAA).

A new University of Utah report shows is reliable and valuable. SALT LAKE CITY (April 30, 2015) - A new study released today shows Utahns feel the state's official website,, is valuable resource. The study's release coincides with the unveiling of a new design for, which will make the site even more user-friendly.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 22, 2015) - Last Friday, the latest job report showed Utah's economy continues its strong performance. New rankings released this week indicate Utah's economy is one of the strongest in the nation.

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