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The State Office of Ethnic Affairs and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announce this year?s Adopt-A-School "What?s Your Dream" Essay Project Honoree, Isaac Paul Failner of Vista Elementary. Isaac is recognized for his essay describing his dream fo

Emerging Occupations

Fri, 18 Jan 2008

This article in the January issue of Trendlines identifies some of the occupations that are in demand in today's job market.

Two chances to see bald eagles are available in February. Utah's annual Bald Eagle Day will be held Feb. 2 at sites in central, northeastern and southwestern Utah. On the following Saturday, Feb. 9, viewing will be offered at two sites in northern Utah.

The 57th Legislature begins its work on Monday, January 21st. Many of the bills that will be considered this year are already available on the Legislature's website. The session will end on March 5th.

Governor Jon Huntsman is pleased to announce today that five Utah businesses and two government entities have joined the state to be among the first to sign up for The Climate Registry, a multi-state initiative that tracks greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Thousands of Utahns will challenge themselves to drop a few pounds with diet and exercise changes in 2008. The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Check Your Health? program is ready to help. As part of an ongoing effort to prevent and control rising obesity

January 19, 2008 In celebration of the Camp Floyd's sesquicentennial, author/historian Curtis Allen will entertain visitors with stories of the Camp Floyd officers who were later generals in the Civil War, both Union and Confederate. Mr. Allen has iden

Utah?s number of nonfarm wage and salaried jobs for December dropped noticeably, falling by three-tenths of a point compared with last month. This places employment growth since last December at 3.6 percent, a vibrant rate, yet one trending downward. Ev

When should students stay inside? When should recess be cancelled? When should sports and exercise be limited? The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, the State Office of Education and the Utah Department of Health has collaborated to develop a set

The Utah Work/Life Awards celebrates its 10th year! This milestone comes with some exciting changes. The Utah Work/Life Award recognizes and honors companies that are creating exceptional workplaces and businesses by effectively addressing employee wor

January 19, 2008 Join park staff for a free basic snowshoe clinic from 9 am to noon, to explore the roots of snowshoeing, types of snowshoes, health benefits, and techniques. We will begin with an indoor discussion at the Educational Yurt, followed by

According to Forbes, Salt Lake City is the best place in the U.S. to find a job due to an abundance of tech jobs.

Find a Teaching Job in Utah

Mon, 14 Jan 2008

Utah is using the online service, to find qualified applicants for teaching jobs throughout the state.

Oil and Gas Conservation General Rules require that all operators submit an annual waste management plan by January 15th of each year. Plans are to be submitted to the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining.

Utah ski resorts are participating in a "Lucky 13"promotion to encourage people to learn to ski, as part of SnowSports Industries America's "Learn-A-Snowsport" campaign. During the promotion, which runs from Jan 19-31, the resorts offers discounts and

The Utah Radiation Control Board discourages patients without symptoms from obtaining wholebody computerized tomography (CT) scans until scientific studies demonstrate that they are effective in reducing disease or death. Whole-body CT scanning is markete

Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says a new agreement with MySpace is a good start to help make the social networking web site a safer "place for friends." MySpace and the Attorneys General of 49 states signed the agreement today requiring stronger measure

Find out more on this and other film events in Utah at

Polar Plunge (January 19, 2008 - January 19, 2008) Law Enforcement Special Olympic sponsored plunge (jump) into Hyrum Lake.

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman accepted the 22nd annual Economic Report to the Governor Thursday, touting Utah's continued strength. "Utah's economy is the strongest in the nation," Governor Huntsman said. "In 2007, we've experienced several record highs.

VERNAL ? Officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are investigating several poaching cases, and they're asking for the public's help. The cases occurred this past summer and fall in northeastern Utah. "During this past fall, numerous ca

In a single year, it is estimated that more than 11,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Of those, nearly 3,670 will die. The good news is that most cervical cancer deaths can be prevented. The Utah Department of Health (UDOH)

The United States Geologic Service (USGS) funds geology mapping projects throughout the country, including a large number of projects in Utah.

The Utah individual tax law was changed for 2007 to allow you to calculate your Utah tax liability two ways and then pay the lesser tax. You can find this and other changes at

IN THIS ISSUE One hundred and fifty years ago a federal army of nearly two thousand soldiers under the command of Col. Albert Sidney Johnston huddled in their makeshift quarters at Camp Scott near the ruins of Fort Bridger in southwestern Wyoming to wait

This report highlights the condition of Utah?s air, land and water over the last few decades. It outlines the challenges ahead and spotlights the successes as a result of working in partnerships with local communities and stakeholders.

In recognition of January as National Radon Action Month, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is encouraging homeowners to test for radon gas, which can pose a serious health risk. "Exposure to indoor radon is the leading cause of lung ca

Landslides have caused significant economic loss in Utah and as development continues to expand into landslide prone areas, the exposure to landslide hazards increases. The landslide susceptibility map shows areas of the state vulnerable to landsliding.

DOPL is in the process of converting to a new testing service provider for those tests that are not administered by national organizations. We are working to have all of the tests converted to PSI Online as quickly as possible. We expect to have the major

2008 Big Game Guidebook

Tue, 08 Jan 2008

Everything you need to know to apply for a 2008 Utah big game hunting permit is available in the 2008 Utah Big Game Guidebook.

Who's Moving to Dixie?

Tue, 08 Jan 2008

A demographic analysis of Washington County residents

Now in its 11th year, the Washington County Economic Summit has become known as the premier business planning event of southern Utah. The Summit, often known as "What's Up Down South," will feature its most popular session, bullet point presentations of f

Radon Hazard Map of Utah

Mon, 07 Jan 2008

See where radon hazard potential is the highest in the state and get information on how you can test for radon.

The Utah Chapter, American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), Utah LTAP Center, and ACI Intermountain Chapter will sponsor the 7th Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop on January 23, 2008 at the Little America (500 South Main Street SLC, UT). This is a mu

A guide showing the history and geography of Utah's mining industry.

This service provided by the Utah State Tax Commission will help you find the most recent Utah tax forms and publications.

This month's Utah Health Status Update includes information on lifespan immunizations.

Trendlines Magazine, produced by the Utah Department of Workforce Services, takes a look at what is making the Utah economy tick.

This slideshow was prepared by the Utah Division of State History and the Utah State Historical Society. The Capitol was rededicated on January 4, 2008.

The Great Salt Lake is the most important inland shorebird site in North America; that it supports 75 percent of the state?s wetlands; that it is one of the most significant wildlife habitats in our hemisphere; and that it is the re-fueling stop for milli

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