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The Board has made STEM a priority through several actions in recent years, recognizing the increased value a highly STEM-trained workforce can provide the state’s economy.

The Utah Office of Tourism and GOED, through the leadership of Brad Peterson, the Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Director, have obtained the rights to a trail access point and trails GIS dataset to begin this effort.

This year's state fair includes entertainment by the Beach Boys, Grand Funk Railroad, and Zendaya. Don't miss the Utah's Own Rodeo and of course all the rides, fun, and agricultural exhibits that you always expect at the Fair.

Through the Concurrent Enrollment program, students earn both high school credit for graduation and college credit corresponding to the first year at a college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).

The 2014 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”. This is a great chance to take action to get yourself more prepared for an emergency!

All are invited to enter the cook-off. Don't want to compete? Just come enjoy Dutch oven food and spend time on the beach. Join us on September 6th at Hyrum State Park.

Anna Mancuso, a Centenarian Celebration ‘regular’, was pleased to carry the honor of oldest person in Utah at 110 years young. Surrounded by four of her family members, Mancuso was cracking jokes at her table

The Governor and other local leaders talk about the Uintah Basin's success with public and private partnerships.

Lt. Governor Cox, with the help of University of Utah and the Registration Roadies, will kick off the 2014 Road to Registration Tour, a new awareness campaign aimed at encouraging young Utahns to register, and ultimately, vote in the 2014 election.

Chronic absence matters beginning in the early grades and contributes to the academic achievement gap. Missing school has profound implications on the socio-economic vitality of our communities.

Modeled after Utah’s Youth Day for waterfowl hunting, these hunts are open to all youth who meet the age requirements and graduate from hunter education.

Want to get lost in the San Rafael Swell? Probably not, but it can happen to you. Join to learn basic desert survival that could help you gain that extra edge in the wild.

“The Malawi project is focused on creating incentives to promote adoption and compliance of conservation agriculture,” said Gregory Parkhurst, the WSU assistant economics professor who is heading the research

Daring to Dream Big

Mon, 25 Aug 2014

Instead of letting her formidable teenage years of trauma define her, Cindy wanted to define herself. She was the first in her family to attend college.

100,000 in 1,000 days

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

As the 1,000 days came to a close, the Governor announced that Utah businesses have added a total of 112,200 jobs, outpacing the Governor's goal by more than 10%.

Christopher W. Loncarich, of Mack, Colorado, pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from his sales of outfitting services for illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunts in Colorado and Utah

Check out the new economic snapshot to see how Cache County is still adding jobs and businesses. 

The Utah Global forum will help businesses export successfully and adapt to today’s global marketplace and succeed in untapped markets.

The State Charter School Board recognized Sara Layton, English high school teacher at Mountain Heights Academy, as the 2015 Utah Charter School Teacher of the Year.

Gov. Herbert's "100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days" goal reached ahead of schedule

Gov. Gary R. Herbert invites the business community and leaders to celebrate exceeding the challenge to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days.

All of the ten private sector industry groups measured in the establishment survey posted net job increases in July as compared to last year.

Beyond Recovery

Fri, 15 Aug 2014

In November of 2012 Utah had finally crawled out of the job deficit hole created by the Great Recession. The full volume of job loss, roughly 79,000 was gained back by that time and since then our economy has grown by another 75,000 jobs.

Permits for Utah's general archery bull elk hunt are not limited in number. You can get one anytime between now and the end of the Sanpete Valley extended archery elk hunt on Dec. 31.

Governor Gary R. Herbert and U.S. Representative Rob Bishop will hold two Town Hall meetings. Both will provide brief remarks followed by a session of Q&A with the public and local elected officials.

SALT LAKE CITY (August 15, 2014) – Utah's economy is growing at its fastest rate so far in 2014, and the unemployment rate is holding steady, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Services today. The state posted a strong job growth rate of 3.6 percent, adding 45,900 jobs over the past 12 months.

Several options for relocating the Fairpark were explored, ranging from rebuilding the same structures at a new location to creating a traveling fair partnering with county fairs.

Red Creek Reservoir will once again become a destination for anglers and boaters, and a scenic backdrop for occasional migratory birds hunting along the shores.

The Farmers Market is a great addition to the educational and recreational experiences the Utah Botanical Center provides.

A group of thought-provoking speakers has been assembled for this year’s event to be held Oct. 29, from 3-8 p.m. at the USU Performance Hall on the Logan campus

Join museum staff as we explore the beautiful Uinta Basin and Mountains near Vernal Utah for dinosaurs, mammals, plants, insects, and other fossils

With the Tasman Sea on their right and the Totara Park on their left, these 14 Americans — all hailing from Southern Utah University — commenced on a grand adventure to explore New Zealand.

From Beaver to Farmington, you'll find lots of activity going on this week at county fairs throughout the state.

At this September’s Utah Global Forum, Utah business owners will learn from top global business executives and get inspired to reach the 95 percent of customers outside of the nation’s borders.

With the start of Utah's first major hunt just days away, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources have good news: in almost every area of the state, the number of buck deer will be similar to, or better, than it was last fall.

SALT LAKE CITY – (August 7, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Kate A. Toomey to fill a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals.

"He set a daunting goal of making Utah the number one performing economy in America and the premier global business destination," Business Facilities magazine reports. "The results can't be denied"

SALT LAKE CITY – The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Terry L. Christiansen, effective October 1, 2014. The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

Unemployment rates are slightly higher in Utah's coal country than in the rest of the state.

The Workforce Research and Analysis division at DWS recently published a research paper that profiles the segment of the refugee community in Utah served by DWS.

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