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The Utah Flu Vaccine Locator provides information about flu vaccine clinics in Utah and reflects the information provided by clinic sponsors.

The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands will hold a public meeting on the proposed six-mile bridge crossing Utah Lake extending roughly from just north of Pelican Point on the west side to 800 North in Orem.

Several Utah food banks were recent recipients of 7,112 pounds of produce donated by the Utah State University Extension Food Pantry Garden at the Utah Botanical Center in Kaysville.   The first Utah Botanical Center Food Pantry Garden was planted last spring by three Boy Scouts for their Eagle Scout projects with the help of approximately 60 other people who planted 100 pounds of seed potatoes, 450 tomato plants, 4,000 corn plants and 200 melon plants.

Friday October 30, World Trade Center Utah, Salt Lake Chamber and GOED hosted His Excellency Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo Ambassador to the United States for Spain. The Ambassador met with Utah business leaders including Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, Executive Director of the GOED Mr. Spencer P. Eccles, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Chamber Mr. Jake Boyer, President of the World Trade Center Utah Mr. Lew Cramer, and representatives from local universities.

Movie Night at the Museum

Mon, 09 Nov 2009

Come join the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum and the Uintah Recreation District for our 3rd annual "Movie Night at the Museum". We will be showing the family film "Night at the Museum:Battle for the Smithsonian." The event is free, but tickets are required and can be picked up in advance at the Uintah Community Center. The movie times are 5:45 PM and 8:00 PM.

On Oct. 24, a bunch of volunteers assembled behind the Archway Inn in Moab. The team was armed with shovels, water buckets and a lot of determination.Their mission? Plant more than 2,000 native plants at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve, which was ravaged by fire last fall.

In accordance with Jordan School District Board approval, a new high school is currently under construction at 11971 S. 6000 West. It will be open at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year. To facilitate the opening, boundary changes at Bingham and Riverton High Schools are anticipated in order to establish the new school boundaries.

Learn about employment benefits and veterans business opportunities on November 10th at the South Towne Expo.

The course is limited to 100 guests so early registration is needed. Register on line through the Utah Division of Risk Management Web site at

Governor Gary R. Herbert will help launch the new Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management ?Remote Video Construction Pilot Program? which adapts the Utah Educational Network (UEN) video conferencing technology along with the Internet to construction management.  While video conferencing is not new, it is a new and efficient way of doing more with less with live action from a specialized on-site camera.

Lt. Governor Greg Bell and the Utah Commission on Volunteers are personally honoring two outstanding Utah volunteers. The pair contributed the most hours of volunteer service between June 22, 2009 and Sept 11, 2009 as part of Summer of Service, a national effort launched to engage more Americans in serving their communities during the summer months.

All contributions, including online contributions, for tax year 2009 are due in the UESP office before 5:00 p.m. (MT), Thursday, December 31, 2009.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today in response to the death of Private First Class Aaron Thomas Nemelka.

Under the direction of President Barack Obama, 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 immediately, today, Friday, November 6, 2009 as a mark of respect honoring the victims of the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas.  The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities until sunset on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. 

Dixie State College will host a pair of championship band events this weekend. The festivities kick off Friday, Nov. 6, with the annual Utah Music Educators Association "Red Rocks" Marching Band Competition. The event will feature 2,100 of the state's best high school musicians in the final competition of the Utah marching band season, which has been deemed as the state championship by UMEA.

Helping a large-scale education facility produce as much energy as it consumes is no small undertaking; yet the University of Utah's College of Architecture + Planning is preparing to do just that. The administration plans to renovate the College's 40-year old brutalist-style facility in such a way that the building consumes the least possible amount of energy and-at the same time-begins to generate its own energy, thus accomplishing a net-zero energy state of operations.

Last Tuesday, the BioInnovations Gateway (BiG) facility was launched as an incubator "for emerging biotech and medical device companies, a high-tech training facility for the next generation of bio-innovators, and a contract research resource for Utah's life- science industry." What makes BiG unique is that it provides the platform for bringing together the state's USTAR program for scientific innovation and actually preparing students for jobs to be created.

Iron Mission Days

Thu, 05 Nov 2009

7 Nov 2009 - 11 Nov 2009 A celebration of Cedar City's birthday and pioneer heritage. Saturday the 7th - Special community day of living history/pioneer craft demonstrations, family Hand-cart Pull, guided tour of historic Cedar City cemetery,10:00-5:00

Orem, Utah ? The numbers of Japanese beetles in Orem have nearly been reduced to zero following three years of intense treatment by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) and remarkable public participation.

Secretary Ken Salazar deserves praise for his bold and responsible plan to care for our nation?s wildhorse and burro populations through utilization of both western rangelands and grassland preserves. His plan would provide due respect and care to these icons of the west while ensuring that healthy herds of animals can thrive on healthy rangelands.

Today, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) urged young minds from all over Utah to craft TV, radio or billboard ads for the 2010 Anti-tobacco Advertising Contest. This year?s contest challenges fourth and fifth graders to ?Give us a piece of your mind? and create advertising that will teach their peers the dangers of tobacco use.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Michael J. Cragun to serve on the State Tax Commission to replace retiring chairwoman Pam Hendrickson.

Youth OHV Education Course

Wed, 04 Nov 2009

  The online youth OHV education course fee is $30 per student and must be passed only once.  The certification covers ATVs, off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) and side-by-side ATVs (type II ATVs or UTVs).

In June, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists collected about 64,000 eggs from female Colorado River cutthroat trout in Duck Fork Reservoir. Then they used milt from male cutthroats to fertilize the eggs on site before taking the eggs to the Fountain Green State Fish Hatchery. Hatchery workers used the fertilized eggs to raise about 30,000 three-inch-sized fish.

SALT LAKE CITY - Prominent Utahn Ted Wilson has accepted Governor Gary R. Herbert's invitation to join the Governor's staff as a senior advisor on environmental matters.

The Governor will announce the appointment of a new senior adviser, as well as the creation of a panel of experts to address sound public policy for state resources.

Ghost fish in Steinaker?

Mon, 02 Nov 2009

Anglers are raising their eyebrows at Steinaker Reservoir. "What is this fish I just caught?" many of them are asking. "It looks like a ghost. Is it radioactive?!" 

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 in honor of Private First Class Kimble Han who was killed Oct. 23, 2009, in Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.   The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, October 31, 2009.

Randy Williams, folklore curator and oral history specialist in Utah State University?s division of Special Collections and Archives at Merrill-Cazier Library, refers to the Latino/Latina Voices Project as ?collaborative oral history.?

KUED-TV in Salt Lake City was honored as the first recipient of the Overall Station Excellence Award from the Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Awards. This award considers a station's quality, service, diversity and commitment over the course of an entire year. More than 50 stations were eligible in the Rocky Mountain region.

Twenty-three companies were launched from new technologies developed at the university within the last year. The companies not only move research forward through the licensing royalty revenue they bring in, but they provide jobs for the people of Utah and help to strengthen the economy of the state.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Friday that Utah does well in starting high tech companies that are key to the state's economic future but has trouble keeping them going and growing them fast enough. At Salt Lake City's Grand America Hotel to address the Utah Technology Council's Hall of Fame dinner, the head of perhaps the world's leading technology company said there are things the state should do to help start and nurture high tech businesses.

This SuperBot Challenge programming contest is designed to provide high school seniors and juniors (sophomores and freshmen are welcome to compete as well) with an opportunity to test their Java programming skills.

Theme: ?How do you believe Dr. Martin Luther King?s vision impacted President Obama?s message to American students, and what did the message teach you about your personal responsibility as an American school-age student??

On Friday, October 23, 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor notified the Utah Department of Workforce Services that unemployed Utah workers may now be eligible for up to an additional 13 weeks of Emergency Unemployment Compensation. The expanded program authorizes up to an additional 13 weeks of benefits on top of the original 20 weeks of benefits for a total of up to 33 weeks of additional benefits.

For a building that was stuck in the 20th century only four years ago, the J. Willard Marriott Library at the U. has now shot so far into the future that officials believe they won?t even have to replace the furniture for several decades.

Lloyd Pendleton has been named a 2009 Purpose Prize fellow, an honor for social entrepreneurs over 60 who are using their experience and passion to take on society?s biggest challenges. Pendleton, Utah?s Homeless Task Force Director for the Utah Division of Housing and Community Development was named a Fellow for his work in developing and implementing the State of Utah?s 10-Year Action Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

The 'Wild West' returns to Antelope Island State Park! Join us for the 23rd Annual Bison Roundup, Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1, 2009.

This Industry Day will present information about the upcoming Utah Data Center program and the anticipated acquisition strategy at Camp Williams, Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Private First Class Kimble Han.

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