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The Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Highway Patrol are holding an event to recognize the 10th anniversary of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 6-10.

Thirty-nine years have gone by since the inaugural Earth Day of 1970. Those organizing Earth Day events have seen it evolve from a one-day celebration on April 22 to a weeklong opportunity to raise awareness about environmental protection. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is doing its part by participating in several community events that run throughout April and May.

In this country, Utah's Homeland Security is again telling folks that the concept of "Duck, Cover, and Hold" is still the best immediate protection when the ground starts shaking. You drop under the nearest desk or table to cover your head and hold on to that table or desk.

In an effort to combat the near epidemic levels in Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) in the world, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Concurrent Analytical Inc. to modify existing technology for use in detecting both types 1 and 2 of the virus. A USTAR professor at the University of Utah is playing a key role in the effort.

While the health of most Utahns improved significantly over the last two decades, minority populations continue to face higher rates of death and disease. The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Center for Multicultural Health (CMH) is joining forces with other concerned groups to address the problem during Minority Health Month this April.

Utah public health officials have a new tool in their arsenal for disease tracking and management. The CSI TriSanoTM system is a secure, shared, Web-based database that can make statewide disease information available immediately to the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and the state's 12 local health departments (LHDs). CSI TriSano replaces the old paper system of reporting infectious diseases like influenza, cryptosporidiosis, Salmonella infections and whooping cough.

Utah Job Outlook for 2009

Tue, 07 Apr 2009

Check out this new guide for making informed career decisions.  The guide includes information on "five star jobs" throughout Utah and what occupations have the most job openings.

The state is offering 50% off normally low surplus property prices at its warehouse in Draper through the end of April.  Come by now for the best selection.

Fisheries biologist, Ryan Mosley, provides some tips on getting out your boat and fishing rod as you step into spring.

Division of Wildlife Resources employees have a unique way of knowing when spring is about to arrive. The increasing number of phone calls they receive from anglers, asking, "Is the ice off yet?" is a sure and exciting sign.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has received stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Learn more...

On Tuesday, March 31 - Governor Jon Huntsman declared the month of April as Earthquake Preparedness Month in Utah.

More bull elk and buck pronghorn permits will be available for hunters in Utah this fall. At their April 2 meeting, the Utah Wildlife Board raised the number of hunting permits available for several big game hunts.

The Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation program is a partial tuition program which allows for high school graduation to be flexible and appropriate to meet the individual students' needs.

The Utah State Bulletin is an official noticing publication of the executive branch of Utah State Government. The Department of Administrative Services, Division of Administrative Rules produces the Bulletin under authority of Section 63G-3-402, as a public service.

On April 1, transit fares will drop as UTA removes both fuel surcharges implemented last year in response to skyrocketing diesel fuel prices. The agency will go forward with a fare increase that was originally scheduled for January 1, but postponed to ease the burden on riders during the current economic situation. The combined effect of these changes is a decrease in UTA's current fares.

Utah was allocated $27,777,600 for local governments to use for projects and programs to reduce total energy use. About $18,184,100 goes directly to the top 10 largest cities and counties in population. The Utah State Energy Program (USEP) was allocated $9,593,500 to support energy efficiency and conservation programs for small rural counties and cities as well as statewide efforts.

Demand for bicycle accommodations and facilities is growing at a fast pace in Utah. In response to increasing demand, UDOT formed a Planning Team to prepare a statewide Bicycle Corridor Priority Routes analysis.

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month 2009 On Tuesday, March 31 - Governor Jon Huntsman declared the month of April as Earthquake Preparedness Month in Utah. The Utah Seismic Safety Commission will lead the preparedness efforts during April and each week will have a focus:

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF), Utah State University (USU) and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) are collaborating to encourage agriculture-oriented interests that operate diesel engines to take advantage of an opportunity to upgrade or modify the performance of their diesel powered equipment.

Dr. Kelly Matthews presents information on Utah's current economy and hope for a future of prosperity.

With the April 15 tax deadline looming, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and Intermountain Donor Services (IDS) are encouraging Utahns to make a small financial donation that could have a big impact on a child's life.

The Governor signed the following bills today:

The Governor signed the following bills today:

The Utahs Own member that recruits the greatest number of new email registrations will be the contest winner. There will be 11 monthly winners and one grand prize winner.

Here's the latest brochure with help information for substance abuse issues.

El gobierno federal legisló para la aprobación de un nuevo beneficio de cubierta bajo Medicare, proveyendo una cubierta por medicamentos por receta bajo el Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

Learn more at the Utah Seismic Safety Commission website.

The Utah Attorney General's Office today charged the CEO of Utah Financial Inc., Midvale, Utah, and his wife with 18 second-degree felony counts for allegedly running a lucrative mortgage fraud scheme. Utah Financial President Brendan Tyler Cassity, 36, and Olivia Cassity, 29, were both charged with 15 counts of communications fraud, one count of racketeering and two counts of money laundering.

Finalists have been selected among those submitted on YouTube by Utah high school students.

Governor Huntsman will sign Senate Bill 187, which eliminates the private clubs requirements, with legislators and stakeholders

PCN will be open for all adults March 23 through April 30, 2009. If you are an adult ages 19-64 and uninsured, you may qualify for PCN.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today released its final draft of clinical guidelines to assist health care providers in safely prescribing pain medications. UDOH developed the guidelines in partnership with two multi-disciplinary panels of physicians as part of an ongoing campaign to reduce the amount of prescription drug overdose deaths.

As the June 12 deadline for the nationwide conversion to digital TV approaches, the TV Converter Box Coupon Program has begun to accept replacement requests from eligible households whose coupons expired without being redeemed. Money allocated to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has allowed NTIA to clear the digital converter box coupon waiting list.

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires U.S. and Canadian travelers to present a passport or other document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the U.S.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is hosted a Family Enrollment Fair to encourage eligible, uninsured families to apply for coverage. The event is part of Cover the Uninsured Week, a national effort to get more Americans covered by health insurance.

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