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Thirty-three kids across the country die every day from an injury, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the data show Utah is doing fairly well preventing injury deaths when compared to the rest of the country, motor vehicle crashes and falls continue to injure and kill hundreds of Utah children each year.

Check the Turkey Guidebook for hunt information pertaining to specific hunt units.

Data is now available for the first three quarters of 2008 from the Utah Tax Commission.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Michael D. Di Reda to fill the vacancy on the Utah Second District Court resulting from the retirement of Judge Roger Dutson.

The Utah Permanent Community Impact Board (CIB) approved $2.6 million in enhancements to the Sevier County Fairgrounds.
About $600,000 will come as a grant, and the rest as a 30 year loan at zero percent interest. Combined with $1 million in county funds, the money will pay for grandstand seating, a concessions stand and announcer’s booth, more parking and other upgrades.

Order the latest books on cassette like The Age of Miracles or Leonardo da Vinci from the Library for Blind and Disabled.

235.5 lbs of marijuana were taken from a Nebraska driver on I-70.  See the whole report on Public Safety's website.

Surprise your favorite golfer with a season pass or gift certificate to any of Utah State Parks' six scenic golf courses.

Season passes and gift certificates are available now.

The Department of Health has developed new clinical guidelines for prescribing opioids.  Public comment has been extended until December 15th.

After 24 years with AGRC (including 19 as Manager) and 6 years with the US Forest Service, Dennis Goreham leave's behind quite a legacy. In addition to presiding over a stable expansion of Utah's impressive collection of geospatial data and services offerings, many of Utah's GIS milestones were a direct result of Dennis's leadership and coordination skills.

Learn about the lives and contributions of some of Utah's most distinguished citizens.

Changes are being proposed for rules regarding electronic devices in public schools. This rule is amended to provide criteria and procedures for school districts and charter schools to develop policies regarding student use of electronic devices in the public schools.  Public comment is open until December 31, 2008.

Utah’s decades-old Rural Single Family Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Program has gone statewide, and is now available in Utah, Summit and Wasatch counties. Previously, the program was limited to five regions of the state, or 26 counties.
“Help is now available to all income-eligible home owners, and it couldn’t come at a better time,” said Gordon D. Walker, Director of the state Division of Housing and Community Development.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Janice L. Frost to fill the vacancy on the Utah Second District Juvenile Court resulting from the retirement of Judge Diane Wilkins.

Governor Huntsman releases his fiscal year 2010 budget.

The tax year 2008 income tax calculations are different from tax year 2007. The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel has prepared a document discussing these differences in detail.  Find it here.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring an electronic mail server, known as a List Server or Listserv, for UST Issues in Utah. This service uses email systems to distribute messages to all members of the list. Joining or subscribing to the list, as well as unsubscribing, is the responsibility of each member of the UST Issues Listserv.

EXPRESSLink will increase capacity to Interstate-15 by adding Express Lanes in each direction on I-15 from 500 North to the north I-215 ramp in Davis County. In addition to Legacy Parkway, Express Lanes will help ease the commute between Salt Lake and Davis Counties.

Interdisciplinary USTAR research facilities are on the way at USU and U of U. Researchers and industry will utilize two state of-the-art interdisciplinary R&D facilities coming to Utah as a result of the USTAR initiative.

Governor Huntsman will outline his 2010 budget recommendations for the upcoming legislative session.

The Utah Attorney General's Office is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step in to fix a ruling that could halt criminal trials and set defendants free. The friend of the court (amicus) brief authored by the Utah Attorney General's Office and signed by the attorneys general of 38 states asks the high court to clarify the parameters of the right to a speedy trial.

Daily from Dec. 3 to Dec. 8 starting at 9 p.m. westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.  At 10 p.m. the freeway will close and open at 5:30 a.m. the next day; except on Dec. 6 and 7 when the freeway will open at 8 a.m.

"Today while Mary Kaye and I mourn the death of Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin we celebrate his long life of service. A long-time prominent leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Wirthlin has been a true example of service spanning several generations and vast geography."

New publication from the Division of Wildlife Resources.  What you can do as a landowner to share our ecosystem responsibly.

Today while Mary Kaye and I mourn the death of Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin we celebrate his long life of service. A long-time prominent leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Wirthlin has been a true example of service spanning several generations and vast geography.

Location: 168 North 1950 West (Building #2) Room 101, SLC, UT

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Instead of just throwing data at your brain, we have developed a system to help those making career decisions determine which jobs show the best employment outlook and the best wages.

Drowsy Driving Kills! Maybe it's just a head-bob, but when you're behind the wheel, dozing for even a second could be enough to lead to tragedy. Every year thousands of people are killed as a result of drowsy driving.

Although Utah has not been impacted by the foreclosure crises to the extent seen in most of the country, we do expect the mortgage crisis to escalate. To date much of the foreclosure activity has been in the higher income range of homes. This provides Utah the opportunity to use the NSP funds strategically, to stabilize neighborhoods by addressing issues such as the availability and affordability of basic housing.

Cash-strapped seniors can finally get help financing those overdue home repairs.  Utah’s decades-old Rural Single Family Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Program has gone statewide, and is now available in Utah, Summit and Wasatch counties. Previously, the program was limited to five regions of the state, or 26 counties.

Visit the New Commuterlink!

Mon, 01 Dec 2008

The Utah Department of Transportation has announced that a new, upgraded version of CommuterLink is available at commuterlink.utah.gov.  A mobile version is also available.

This year's theme is "Every Drop Counts".  The contest will be open to all 4th graders in the state of Utah.  The contest opens on December 1, 2008.

The First Lady will announce this year's theme in the ballroom. Tour of the mansion decorations will follow.

At this special time of year, I wish the citizens of Utah a Happy Thanksgiving.  In the spirit of giving thanks, despite the many challenges many face at this time, we are truly blessed as a state and communities. We are fortunate to have brave men and women who are willing to defend the freedoms that we enjoy in this great country of ours.

Check Your Health is a cooperative effort of the State of Utah and KUTV

DSAMH reports on the successes of Utah's drug courts.

It is always a good idea to purchase products made right here in Utah especially during the holiday season.  Please join these Utah’s Own businesses in helping Utah families in need this holiday year.

Lone Peak Conservation Center hires more than 100 state employees to fight wildfires, reduce hazards to communities at risk of fire, and improve forest health.

Salt Lake City - On Friday, November 21, 2008, President Bush signed an extension to Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC).  EUC originally became effective in Utah in July 2008 for unemployed workers who have exhausted their regular state unemployment benefits.  

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