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See Bighorn Sheep Near Moab!

Mon, 03 Nov 2008

November is the best time of the year to see desert bighorn sheep. It's their rutting (breeding) season, and the time of year when rams engage in head-butting and other rituals.

Read about it in the November/December issue of Trendlines Magazine, along with other employment and education related news.

Get prepared for fun this Winter with maps and information from your favorite Utah locations.

The latest administrative rule changes can be found in the State Bulletin.  This issue contains rules affecting the medical profession, building standards, motorcycle permits, and nursing care facility certification.

The 4th annual Power in You Tour will be held on Tues, Nov. 25, 2008. This year's theme is: ATTITUDE. It will be a jam-packed program that will captivate the audience and impart valuable messages to everyone in the arena.

In the wake of the current financial crisis, the Governor’s office, the Utah Bankers Association, and United Way of Salt Lake have joined forces to educate the public about two new programs that will address emergency and crisis needs and long-term solutions to help individuals and families weather the storm.

The Division is offering advice on how to avoid foreclosure scams in light of Utah’s rising foreclosure rate as referenced in a recent RealtyTrac report. The Division has compiled the "Top Five Common Foreclosure Frauds" as well as "Five Ways Consumers Can Protect Themselves against Foreclosure Fraud" lists for the public.

As Utah continues to experience unprecedented growth, challenges follow. To meet the goals of reducing transportation congestion, improving air quality and reducing energy use, the state of Utah is asking employers to engage in TravelWise.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) joined Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and Moms for Clean Air to encourage people to change that habit of leaving their vehicles running for an extended length of time. DEQ created a Web site, http://www.idlefree.utah.gov, to provide facts about the problem of idling vehicles.

According to a 2008 report tabulating results from the national ACT exam, Utah students scored higher than the national average in all areas and were up from previous years as well.

How are Utahns doing at recycling their waste products.  Find the answers in this 2008 survey report.

Making international headlines from Sept. 11 to October 10 were nearly 1,800 active-duty Soldiers from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, training together in Germany as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008, an ABCA-sponsored exercise that tested the interoperability of the major English-speaking militaries of the world.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) began construction on 10400 South between Bangerter Highway and Redwood Road in August 2008. The project will widen the roadway to two travel lanes in each direction with a center median.  The improvements are expected to reach substantial completion by October 2009.

Fall 2008 Influenza Update

Mon, 27 Oct 2008

Beginning with the 2008/09 influenza season, annual vaccination of all children aged 5-18 years is recommended. Annual vaccination of all children aged 5-18 years should begin in September or as soon as vaccine is available.

The report compiles planning information on critical issues in Utah like air quality, transportation, and land use.  Access it now.

Read our quarterly newsletter designed to help businesses with employer-related issues.

Daylight Savings Time Change

Fri, 24 Oct 2008

It's time to set your clocks back on November 2nd.  The U.S. reverts to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. local time this Sunday.

Lt. Governor, Gary Herbert, has provided this site to help voters find the most recent information on the November elections.

Because the truth about tobacco is more frightening than any ghost, the Utah Department of Health Tobacco Program is sponsoring several activities this Halloween season at the Castle of Chaos in Salt Lake City.

Kim Hood, Executive Director of the Department of Administrative Services, announced the appointment of Kent Beers as the new director of the Division of Purchasing and General Services.

2008 Utah Refugee Conference

Thu, 23 Oct 2008

Refugee Services is pleased to announce the the 2008 Utah Refugee Conference. This year's conference celebrates a new beginning for refugee resettlement in Utah, with the creation of the state Refugee Services Office and Advisory Board.

Utah is the sixth healthiest state according to the United Health Foundation's (UHF) America's Health Rankings' 2007 report. Utah's ranking was the same in 2006 and has consistently been in the top ten of the healthiest states since 2000. While Utah ranks fairly high in overall health rankings, statistics for early childhood immunization rates are not as impressive.

Scary Story Trail (October 25, 2008 - October 25, 2008)
Trick-or-treating, haunted trail, spooky stories around a campfire, games, crafts, contests and more.

Read the October 2008 issue of Fiscal Highlights, a monthly publication of the Utah State Legislature covering fiscal and budgetary issues in the state of Utah.

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining has published the latest data on Utah production of natural gas,  broken down by company for the first half of 2008.

For 20 years, Utah's Centers of Excellence Program has driven job creation through the commercialization of innovations that are produced from educational research.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Center for Multicultural Health is pleased to announce the 2008 Qualitative Report: Public Health Messages from Utah's Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations. The report describes 17 community focus group discussions about health with 180 members of some of Utah's most prominent racial and ethnic minority communities: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Pacific Islanders.

Watch the progress of the I-15 project in Utah County on this website!  The complete project schedule is available here, along with current construction photos.

Grants of $1,000 are available to support youth-led service projects as part of a statewide Youth Service Marathon. The marathon is an effort to promote volunteerism among youth through the launch of 26 service projects - think 26 miles - culminating on April 25, 2009, Global Youth Service Day.

The Utah Department of Transportation is widening SR-68 (Redwood Road) from Bangerter Highway on the north to 400 South in Saratoga Springs on the south. At completion, the road will accommodate two travel lanes in each direction to increase capacity and make the transportation system work better.

The October version of Interim Highlights provides briefs on last week's legislative interim meetings.

If you like to hunt deer with a bow and arrow, you may have to wait until Sept. 1 to hunt statewide in 2009.

That idea is among several the Division of Wildlife Resources is proposing for Utah's 2009 big game hunts.

(October 01, 2008 - December 31, 2008)
Golf fall special: All day golf wtih cart $40 Sunday thru Friday only. Saturday is regular price.

The 'Wild West' returns to Antelope Island State Park! Join us for the 22nd Annual Bison Roundup, October 22-25, 2008. Volunteer wranglers will saddle-up and move the park's herd of 600 free-roaming bison from the southern tip of the Island to the bison corrals on the northern end of the island.

In 2008, the Utah State Legislature created the Regents’ Scholarship. This scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a rigorous course of study and saving for college.

Latest information on firearm purchases and concealed weapons permits in Utah.

Learn about the pumpkin, also includes recipes you can use.

A summary of population changes in health and longevity as they relate to the Western U.S. Published as part of a series by the Western Rural Development Center.

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bill today:

The FrontRunner Provo to Salt Lake City project, also known as FrontRunner South, is a 45-mile long commuter rail line that will offer high-capacity transit service between downtown Provo in Utah County and downtown Salt Lake City. The line will begin at the Salt Lake Intermodal Hub, where there is a connection with the TRAX system,

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