Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman signed an Executive Order to make Utah State Government the model employer of people with disabilities.
Salt Lake City - Dianne Nielson, Governor Jon Huntsman's Energy Advisor, accepted recommendations for new policies and programs to increase energy efficiency that could save consumers and businesses more than $7 billion.
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced today the appointment of Kevin J. Fife to serve as a judge on the Utah First District Court and David M. Connors to serve as a judge on the Utah Second District Court.
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman and the Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change (BRAC) released the Council's Report on recommended measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Utah.
Salt Lake City - Governor Huntsman lauded the announcement made by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden today, awarding the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Dr. Mario R. Capecchi.
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced today the appointment of Brian Hyer as his new Deputy Director of Communications, to replace Jami Palmer.
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman called on Utah bank owners to provide relief to residents within Emery and Carbon counties who may be facing financial difficulty due to lay-offs and a slowing economic market.
Salt Lake City - Utah.gov, The State of Utah's web portal, was awarded first place in the 2007 Best of The Web competition sponsored by the National Center for Digital Government.
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced the formation of a newly organized Blue Ribbon Panel commissioned to study testing methods in Utah K-12 public schools.
Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah in honor of Former Utah Governor Calvin L. Rampton.
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Governor Calvin L. Rampton:
Governor Huntsman Encourages "Lights Off Utah"
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman is joining local businesses and governments in support of "Lights Off Utah" - an energy demonstration focused on portraying the positive impact using less energy can have on all Utahns and the state. On September 19 from 9 pm to 10 pm all Utahns are encouraged to turn off all lights within their homes and businesses.
Under the direction of President George W. Bush, Governor Huntsman, has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 in recognition of Patriot Day.
Governor Huntsman Hosts Huntington Community Events
Community Interfaith Memorial Service to be held this Sunday; Celebration of Heroes event to be held September 15
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman will join Mayor Hilary Gordon, family and friends of the lost miners in the Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster and citizens from around Utah at two special events to be held in Huntington.
Flags Lowered in Honor of Chief Warrant Officer Clayton S. Barnes
Governor Huntsman and Mayor Hilary Gordon Host Community Interfaith Memorial Service
WHO: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman
Mayor Hilary Gordon, Huntington
Bishop John C. Wester, Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City
Elder M. Russell Ballard, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Pastor Carl Sitterud, Desert Edge Christian Chapel, Huntington
Pastor Larry Sweeten, Liberty Faith Fellowship, Price
Other Religious Leaders
Cal Rampton's Name to Inspire Future Generations
New Capitol Boardroom to Be Named After Former Governor
Salt Lake City - The Governor's Boardroom in the newly renovated Utah State Capitol will be named the Cal Rampton Boardroom.
Mr. Rampton, 93, a popular three-time centrist democratic governor of the State of Utah, was first elected in 1964 and is the only Utah governor to serve three full terms.
Governor Huntsman Calls for a "Celebration of Heroes"
Community Gathering in Huntington set for Sept. 15
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman is helping to organize a community gathering event, "A Celebration of Heroes" to celebrate the mining communities in Emery and Carbon counties. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at Canyon View Junior High in Huntington.
Governor Huntsman Appoints Public Lands Coordinator
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman named John Harja as Coordinator of the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office today.
John has served as acting coordinator since June of 2007 when Lynn Stephens retired. PLPCO reports to the State Planning Coordinator, Mike Mower.
Flags To Be Raised on Monday, August 27, 2007
Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has authorized the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be raised at sunrise on Monday, August 27, 2007. The flags have been flown at half-staff on all state facilities since August 17, 2007 to honor the three rescue workers who died on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at Crandall Canyon Mine in pursuit of the six trapped miners.
Flags Lowered in Honor of Chief Warrant Officer Two James R. Linder
Flags Lowered in Honor of Chief Warrant Officer Clayton S. Barnes
Governor Huntsman Organizes Utah Mine Safety Commission
Scott Matheson Appointed as Chairman
Utah to Set its Own Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced he will work with Utah industry and other stakeholders to develop State goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of a regional initiative to reduce emissions by 15 percent by 2020 released today.
Governor Huntsman Calls for Stand-down, Fleet Inspection
Salt Lake City - After the Apache helicopter crash Monday evening, Governor Jon Huntsman called for a mandatory stand-down of the Utah Army National Guard aircraft. The stand-down, with necessary exception, will continue through a preliminary review of the incident and any appropriate inspection of all helicopters.
He issued the following statement:
Governor Huntsman Requests Additional Mines be Inspected
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman asked the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration today to conduct immediate inspections of two additional mines owned by Murray Energy Corporation in Carbon County.
The request comes as the Governor prepares to appoint an independent investigation committee to make recommendations for State actions to ensure safety in Utah mines.
Flags Lowered in Honor of Crandall Canyon Mine Rescue Workers
Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has authorized the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered immediately. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities until further notice to honor the three rescue workers who died on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at Crandall Canyon Mine in pursuit of the six trapped miners.
Governor Issues Special Session Call
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced today he will call the Utah State Legislature into a Special Session August 22.
WHEREAS, since the adjournment of the 2007 General Session of the Fifty-Seventh Legislature of the State of Utah, matters have arisen that require immediate legislative attention; and,
Governor and First Lady offer condolences to Faust family
Salt Lake City - Mary Kaye and I are mourning the loss of President
James E. Faust as we cherish the dear relationship we've shared with him
and his family.
I have always had a deep respect for President Faust and his tremendous
example of selfless service and caring for his community and the world.
He left a legacy of public service and thoughtfulness to which we can
Governors to Develop Agreement on Interstate Cooperation
Appoint Working Group to Address Wildfire Threats
BOISE, IDAHO - The governors of Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming agreed today to sign a memorandum of understanding within two weeks and to appoint a multi-state, multi-disciplinary working group to more effectively address wildfire suppression, prevention and rehabilitation.
Governor called for Emergency Cabinet Meeting
Services available to miners & families addressed
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman called an emergency cabinet meeting this morning to coordinate State efforts in response to the trapped miners in Huntington.
Governor Calls for Comprehensive Review of Utah Bridges
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has directed the Utah Department of Transportation to begin a comprehensive review of Utah bridges in light of the tragic situation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"The well-being of all Utahns is my top priority," Governor Huntsman said. "I hope all citizens will feel confident that the roads and bridges in Utah are safe for travel and well-maintained."
Flags Lowered in Honor of Sergeant Nathan S. Barnes
Governor selected to NGA Executive Committee
Traverse City, Mich. - The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its new Executive Committee members for the 2007-2008 year. Governor Jon Huntsman will serve on the new Executive Committee, along with Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle.
Governor Huntsman Asks for a Statewide Ban on Personal Fireworks
City, County Officials Encouraged to Take Action
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman signed an emergency declaration today, in part, asking local government officials to ban personal fireworks in their jurisdictions because of wildland fire dangers. Fire restrictions, including fireworks, have already been established statewide on all state, federal and unincorporated lands.
Flags Lowered in Honor of Sergeant First Class Nathan L. Winder
Forbes Magazine Ranks Utah #2 and CNBC Ranks Utah #3
Salt Lake City - Utah received back to back accolades from two of the top business media organizations today. Forbes Magazine's Ranking of Utah as the No. 2 Best State for Business, up from No. 4 last year. At the same time Utah has been rated the No. 3 Best State by CNBC. Each report recognized Utah's high quality of life and superior workforce available to business.
Governor Huntsman Asks for Vigilance Against Fire Dangers
Fire Restrictions have been expanded Statewide
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman is expanding fire restrictions statewide. He is also asking local governments and law enforcement to strictly enforce their regulations regarding fireworks this holiday season.
Governor Huntsman Activates Utah National Guard to Neola Fire
100 Guardsmen to Support Law Enforcement
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has tasked the Utah National Guard to provide limited support to state and federal authorities in response to the Neola Fire in Duchesne and Uintah counties.