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A national survey reveals that most people who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes know the risk factors, but often don't see those factors in themselves. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) conducted a telephone survey in 2008 among 2,000 U.S. adults age 35 and older.

This animated series of temperature anomaly maps was produced by averaging results from 15 of the most advanced climate models in the world. Simulation of historical and projected climate data shows a strong warming trend in the lower atmosphere, underneath a cooling layer in the upper atmosphere.

Governor Herbert signs HB67, which requires the Utah Department of Health to analyze federal healthcare reform efforts prior to implementation and to report to the Legislature potential impacts to the state's own healthcare reform efforts.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bills today:

SALT LAKE CITY - Education reform in Utah will be on the table this week, as Governor Gary R. Herbert hosts the first meeting of his Education Excellence Commission. The Governor will serve as chairman for the Commission, which includes key stakeholders from the state's education and business communities, as well as legislative leaders.

You can now schedule your appointment to renew your drivers license through a new online service.  This new service will reduce the time you actually have to spend renewing your license.

Snow College has received the highest federal recognition that a college can receive for its volunteer work, service-learning, and civic engagement: the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The award comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Students at Amelia Earhart Elementary School learned about the seriousness and prevalence of patients suffering from leukemia and lymphoma, and other blood cancers and disorders. To help those with these conditions, the entire school decided to move forward with a project called Pennies for Patients, which encouraged students to donate the spare change found in their pockets and under the couch cushions to the cause.

These are suggested vegetable planting dates for an average year along the Wasatch Front. Of course, each season has its own unique weather conditions.

In April 2010 the Utah State Energy Program will introduce a renewable energy incentive program focused on residential and small commercial market sectors. Applications will be processed in the order received...

NPR addresses the issue of devices that take a driver's focus off the road by teaming with the Univ. of Utah to launch the Driver Distraction Center at their web site:

Four innovative research projects at Weber State University have received $139,600 in grant money from the Utah Science Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Technology Commercialization Grants (TCG) program.

Watch the sage-grouse strut

Fri, 19 Mar 2010

The Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wild Bird Center of Layton will sponsor the free field trip on March 27. If you'd like to participate, meet at the Wild Bird Center of Layton at 5 a.m. From the center, those participating will caravan to an area near East Canyon Reservoir. Participants should dress for the weather and bring their binoculars.

Utah is making an important investment to restore and expand I-15 from Lehi to Spanish Fork to improve transportation and business throughout the state. You will start noticing barrels and initial work on I-15 in Utah County as UDOT prepares for the official start of construction in April.

As part of Cover the Uninsured Week, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today released new estimates that show little change in the percentage of Utahns who were uninsured during 2009. Preliminary figures from the Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) show that 10.8 percent of Utahns were uninsured in 2009 compared to 10.7 percent in 2008 and 10.6 percent in 2007. Final data will be available next month.

The public will be invited to comment on a proposal by the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District to discharge byproduct from a reverse osmosis treatment plant directly into Gilbert Bay of the Great Salt Lake.

With the longer days and warmer weather, many of you will change gears from snowmobiles, snow skiing, and other winter outdoor activities to ATVs (OHVs), boats and personal watercraft, travel trailers, and other related outdoor activities. It is a good time to assess insurance needs for the personal property you own, rent, or may borrow in your enjoyment of these activities.

The Power-Up spotlight highlights one Power-Up school each month and the things they are doing to improve their school's health environment. Each Power-Up school will be spotlighted during the school year. Talk with your Local Health Department to find out when your school will be spotlighted.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bill today:

"This ranking is a reflection of the effort our state elected officials have made to invest state tax dollars in Utah's transportation system over the past decade," said Nile Easton, the Utah Department of Transportation's director of communications.

Few get to be the first at being first. But the Clearfield High School Air Force JROTC cadets now carry that distinction after being named the first national high school cyber defense champions.

The public will have the opportunity to observe how public officials might react in the face of a terrorist attack, at least in theory. The S.J. Quinney College of Law will present a live counterterrorism simulation on Friday, March 19. The public can watch the exercise in real time in person or via video broadcast at the law school's Sutherland Moot Courtroom. It will be available online at

Utah Valley University continues to expand its online resources by making its executive lecture series available on YouTube. This video is of& Richard Marriott of Host Hotels and Resorts, who talks about the culture and history of the Marriott Company.

The USGS has produced this new series of videos, now on YouTube, that feature the desert tortoise, a native to southwestern Utah.

In recognition of March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and Utah Cancer Action Network (UCAN) have launched a series of TV and print ads featuring real stories from Utahns like Coleman and Reggie Price. Price was fortunate to survive colon cancer, but his is a cautionary tale.

Samples from big game animals taken this past hunting season turned up something never seen in Utah before - an elk with chronic wasting disease.

Commissioner G. Edward Leary announced that he took possession of Centennial Bank; a state-chartered commercial bank headquartered in Ogden, Utah, today, and immediately appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver.

The Utah Legislature authorized $35 million Wednesday for the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons building. It will be the largest facility on campus with five stories and 170,000 square feet of floor space.

The Utah Division of Housing and Community Development's Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund will share the results of an initiative that creates more community driven housing projects at the annual Council of State Community Development Agencies (COSCDA) Manager Conference in Washington D.C. on March 16, 2010.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bills today:

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, has authorized all state agencies to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Saturday, March 13, 2010.  The flags shall be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset  to honor Lance Corporal Nigel K. Olsen.  Lance Corporal Olsen, 21, died March 4 due to injuries sustained from combat action in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Utah cowboys can be among the first in the nation to use the Internet to renew or apply for a livestock brand or earmark. The traditional 5-year renewal cycle for livestock brands is currently under way. This ritual has been part of the Utah West since the 1860's.

SALT LAKE CITY - In a groundbreaking effort to achieve tort reform in Utah, the Legislature have given its final approval to HB408 and a companion resolution, HJR 34.

Researchers at the University of Utah and other institutions have sequenced for the first time the entire genome of a family, enabling them to accurately estimate the average rate at which parents pass genetic mutations to their offspring and also identify precise locations where parental chromosomes exchange information that creates new combinations of genetic traits in their children.

The Department of Environmental Quality has joined the Department of Human Services in the new office building at 195 North 1950 West.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued the following statement regarding the death of Lance Corporal Nigel K. Olsen:

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah school teachers visited Capitol Hill Wednesday and delivered handwritten notes to Governor Gary R. Herbert to thank him for his dedicated defense of public education funding.

Six-million dollars will soon be turned into roughly $50 million worth of energy efficiency projects in Utah. The Utah State Energy Program (USEP) is partnering with the Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) to invest more than $50 million in energy efficiency measures in state-owned buildings.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH), in conjunction with the Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association (UHA) and HealthInsight, today released the 2009 Sentinel Event Data report for the state of Utah. Sentinel events are defined as unanticipated deaths, wrong-site surgeries, patient abductions, and loss of function that occur at a hospital or ambulatory surgical center and are directly related to any clinical service.

Community fisheries in Utah

Wed, 10 Mar 2010

This new map helps you explore community fisheries across the state of Utah.

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