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The same meals will be made available to all children or adults enrolled at these institutions, at no separate charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

While it's thrilling to see a black bear in the wild, having more bears in Utah has led to more run-ins between bears and people.

The Territorial Statehouse Museum celebrates Christmas with an Old Time Christmas. Warm up next to a wood stove, make homemade ornaments and string popcorn for your tree.

"Small businesses are critical to Utah's economy," said Gov. Herbert. "They create jobs, fuel additional business and generate revenue in communities throughout our state."

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 25, 2014) - The holiday shopping season is set to begin and retailers are counting on big sales to end the year. To recognize and support small businesses in Utah, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared Nov. 29 "Small Business Saturday." This is part of a nationwide effort to encourage holiday shoppers to buy locally in their own communities.

Utah's economy continues to rank among the strongest in the nation, according to new data released today. Private sector job growth is particularly strong in Utah, ranking third in the nation at 3.7 percent.

SALT LAKE CITY (November 24, 2014) - The State Board of Canvassers met today and certified the final results for all statewide and multi-county races and questions. The county clerks throughout the state ensured a smooth election for the 577,973 voters who cast a ballot in the General Election.

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit will offer an outstanding venue for all those who enjoy Utah’s outdoor recreation lifestyle to share best practices, ideas, and principles. Register early to ensure your spot

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 21, 2014) – Utah's economy continues to rank among the strongest in the nation, according to new data released today. Private sector job growth is particularly strong in Utah, ranking third in the nation at 3.7 percent.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 20, 2014) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s immigration policy announcement today:

Employers from Juab, Millard, Sevier, Sanpete and Southern Utah counties will be in attendance hiring for CNAs, RNs, MAs, Housekeepers, Receptionists, Dietary Cooks and many more positions.

If you're looking for a job with state government, be sure to visit the Department of Human Resources website. It's easy to apply on line. Check it out at http://statejobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/

The Utah Association of Charter Schools has a new page with jobs available at charter schools throughout the state.

Black Friday Cyber Tips

Wed, 19 Nov 2014

The Utah Division of Consumer Protection is releasing its annual list of shopping tips ahead of Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail events to keep consumers safe and informed when making holiday purchases.

Governor Herbert expounded on  many attractions that make Utah a prime destination for Brazilian tourists. His presentation to  tour operators, travel agents and executives was received with enthusiasm.

The application gives Utah's outdoor enthusiasts the best information available on their mobile phones and helps them get the most out of their outdoor adventures.

If not prepared properly, turkey and all poultry can carry Salmonella, a common type of bacteria that can cause food-borne illness. Consider these tips for preparing a safe and tasty turkey this year.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 17, 2014) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding Alvin Jackson’s appointment to the Utah State Senate:

To meet the priority deadline, all application documents must be postmarked by December 19, 2014. To meet the final deadline, all application documents must be postmarked by February 2, 2015.

A decision to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act could hurt the bird more than help it, says the director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Utah State Treasurer Richard Ellis is reminding Utahns to check to find out if they have any unclaimed assets. It's easy to do. Just visit mine.utah.gov to begin your search.

New policies aimed at reducing recidivism, saving taxpayers more than $500 million

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 12, 2014) – The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) today announced a comprehensive set of data-driven recommendations for the upcoming legislative session that will reduce recidivism, hold offenders accountable and save taxpayers an estimated $542 million by averting almost all of Utah's projected prison growth over the next two decades.

A recent court decision has left some in southern Utah wondering whether the Utah prairie dog — a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act — is still protected in the state. The answer is yes.

Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland, as well as his Chief of Staff Fidel Montero, spoke to high school seniors about the importance of applying to and enrolling in college.

The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) will present Gov. Gary R. Herbert with recommendations to change Utah’s criminal justice policy in an effort to reduce recidivism, make streets safer and save taxpayers millions of dollars.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 11, 2014) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in honor of our nation’s veterans:

The conference will be held Nov. 17 and 18 at the Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel in Ogden. If you're interested in the future of the Weber River, you're encouraged to attend.

"I congratulate Speaker–elect Greg Hughes and the newly elected members of House leadership. I look forward to working with them and the continuing leadership team in the Senate, led by President Wayne Niederhauser, to accelerate our state's remarkable economic success and enhance Utah's unsurpassed quality of life."

Utah’s public schools added 9,602 students this school year bringing the total enrollment count to 622,153, according to data released by the Utah State Office of Education.

Gov. Herbert is in Brazil with Utah business leaders to deliver a simple message: Utah is open for business. The governor will be on the trade mission through early next week and will make stops in both São Paulo and Rio.

The Ninth Annual Native American Symposium at Weber State University on Nov. 12 will explore the tension between a highly plugged-in, time-driven life and a life of reflection and mindfulness.

The results are in! Check out this year's general election voting outcomes for Utah, including your local results at electionresults.utah.gov

The Wasatch Back Quad-fishalon is back! Join 4 State Parks for our second annual ice fishing tournament and a chance to win great prizes including a grand prize from Cabelas.

The Utah State Board of Education will conduct a work/study session on Thursday Nov. 6 and hold their regular meeting Friday, Nov. 7 at the Utah State Office of Education

Utah’s National Guard, Division of Emergency Management, and emergency responders will participate in Vigilant Guard Utah 2014, a large-magnitude earthquake exercise, held Nov. 3-6, at sites across the Wasatch Front.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for two vacancies on the district court.  These vacancies result from the retirements of Judge Robin Reese, effective Dec. 31, 2014 and Judge Denise Posse Lindberg, effective Jan. 1, 2015.  The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

The results of last spring’s first-ever computer-adaptive Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) tests were released this week.

There’s good reason Karl chooses to luxuriate at the St. Regis. Follow in The Mailman’s size 18 footsteps and ride the private funicular tram from Deer Valley’s base area to the hotel’s main lodge

National Service programs helps communities across the nation prepare, respond, and recover from natural and man-made disasters, from forest fires and floods, to hurricanes and tornadoes, to terror attacks and oil spills.

The Utah Veteran Owned Business Partnership (UVOBP) is a consortium of agencies and organizations dedicated to helping our veterans and service members have success in business.

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