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Utah's Assistant Archaeologist explains, "One of my most rewarding jobs is to talk to 4th grade classes about archaeology. I explain that archaeology is a science, not treasure hunting, Indiana Jones-type adventuring..."

A national environmental organization gave Kudos to Patti Fauver, a manager in the Division of Drinking Water, for her efforts to coordinate revisions to a drinking water rule.

Ben Grumbles, assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Programs, publicly thanked Fauver for her work at a recent meeting with the Environmental Council of States (ECOS).

Many Utah events can now be found posted to Twitter.  Just follow the feed at

Snowbird opened for skiing on Friday - the second earliest opening in the resort's history.

Brighton will open on Nov 12, and Solitude will open on Nov 14. Most resorts will be open by Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are the approved rates for counties, cities, and school districts across the State of Utah.

Construction on the project has begun with the majority of the work continuing through September 2008. Construction on the structures will continue through the winter. The purpose of this project is to improve traffic flow on Bluff Street and enhance the operation of the I-15 interchange.

In January 2007, representatives from the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation (Division) met with community stakeholders from the Boulder, Utah area to initiate the development of a resource management plan (RMP) for Anasazi State Park Museum.  The plan provides recommendations founded upon six primary vision elements
that will guide future management of the park.

Installing a radon resistant system during the construction of a new home is not difficult, nor is it very expensive if a small amount of planning is done in advance.

Installing radon reduction systems during construction makes good sense and provides a healthy home for those people who will live there for years to come.

Utah's Medicaid, CHIP and PCN medical programs provide valuable health insurance coverage to Utah residents. The benefits and providers for each program are different.  Find program benefit information.

Including a Veterans Job Fair on November 7th and a special Veterans Day Ceremony in the Utah State Capitol.

Results are reported here as they come in from the counties and precincts throughout the State of Utah.

During this Olympic year, several Utah communities were recognized with 'A Healthier You Legacy Awards.'

Each community was unique in its approaches to promoting health among citizens. Some of the efforts included: new walking and biking trails; Walks with the Mayor; policy changes requiring healthier foods at public functions; tobacco-free recreational areas; new, secure crosswalks; and many others.

The Utah Department of Health’s Gold Medal Schools (GMS) program is coming to parents via the Internet. Starting November 1, 2008, parents will be able to access a page designed especially for them as a resource to incorporate GMS ideals at home.

The GMS Website already contained information for schools, mentors and coordinators, and has been a highly-visited site since its inception back in 2006.

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,, 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.

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