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Salt Lake City ? Future Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected Senator Gregory S. Bell to serve as his Lt. Governor.

Future Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected Senator Gregory S. Bell to serve as his Lt. Governor. Lt. Governor Herbert will succeed Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. as the 17th Governor of Utah.

Herbert will announce his nominee to replace him as Lt. Governor.

Herbert will announce his nominee to replace him as Lt. Governor.

The State of Utah is building and maintaining facilities throughout the state.  See the latest construction project list.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) shares data on gun purchases.

UDOT is replacing three sets of bridge decks along I-15 in Payson: Main Street, 400 North and Utah Avenue. Over the years, UDOT has applied various treatments to the bridges but now the bridge decks need to be replaced.

Utah State Parks Visitation

Tue, 04 Aug 2009

In 2008, Utah State Parks hosted 4,540,957 visitors!  The chart below provides visitation numbers for each park during the same year.

The Utah Dating Violence Task Force and several community partners will host the 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run to Prevent Dating Violence to raise awareness, reduce the stigmas, and offer support to those affected by dataing violence. All proceeds from the race will be used by the Utah Dating Violence Task Force towards the 2010 Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Week activities.

The Utah State Energy Program (Utah SEP) has issued a Request for Grant Applications for an Energy Efficiency Education and Consultation for Industry program. Interested applicants should outline their plan for developing and providing a program to deliver the training and tools necessary for Utah's industry sector to implement energy-saving practices.

Tips for a Safe Archery Hunt

Tue, 04 Aug 2009

If you're an archery hunter, you can stay safe during this year's archery hunts by following a few, simple rules. Utah's general archery buck deer and elk hunts kick off Aug. 15.

Utah's Business Renewal service allows all Utah business entities to Renew, Update, or Reinstate.

Utahns now have more information to help them make health care choices. The 2009 Hospital Consumer Satisfaction Report, just released by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Health Data Committee (HDC), evaluates patient satisfaction in 34 Utah hospitals.

According to a new national survey by the Corporation for National & Community Service, Utah has more volunteers than any other state. In 2008, Utah adults contributed over 160 million hours of service.

In conjunction with the PBS/KUED ?We Shall Remain? documentary series on a native history of America and Utah, the upcoming Mondays in the Park performance will feature a special Native American hoop dance. The show starts at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, August 3, in front of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums? Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts in Salt Lake City?s Liberty Park.

Learn about the latest Summer and Fall 2009 events and activities throughout Utah!

As boaters cool off at area lakes and reservoirs, Utah State Parks Boating Education Specialist Chris Haller reminds boaters to follow Utah?s speed and proximity law.This law requires boat operators to remain at a slow wakeless speed whenever they are within 150 feet of another boat, person floating on the water, towed waterskier, shore anglers, launch ramp, dock, or designated swimming area. Personal watercraft are considered boats.

Here are some basic guidelines.

The Utah State Library is completing the pre-launch test of the new digital talking book machines. Generally the 300 machines tested by library users performed well and people were excited and delighted by the machine?s capabilities.  The next step is to offer machines to all the library?s readers.

The Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Tushar Mountain Goat Watch in the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver. The event is free. The DWR will provide all the equipment you'll need to view the goats.

Deputy Directors Darin Bird and Robyn Pearson recently joined Utah State Parks Director Mary Tullius, Park Manager Shon Tripp, and local leaders for a ribbon cutting to dedicate 3 new cabins at Palisade State Park.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Lt. Governor Gary R. Herbert has directed Utah's Executive Water Task Force to study and make recommendations for the proper oversight of the state's 5,300 miles of canals. The directive comes after last week's deadly incident in Northern Utah, which resulted in the death of Jacqueline Leavey and her two children, Abbey and Victor Alanis.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Lt. Governor Gary R. Herbert has directed Utah's Executive Water Task Force to study and make recommendations for the proper oversight of the state's 5,300 miles of canals.

An employer workshop on Utah's new immigration laws will be held on July 28th in Salt Lake City.  Learn how your business might be impacted.

Take advantage of the opportunity to skate at one of Utah's Olympic-class facilities.  Check the link for hours and rates.

Learn what WIC can do for you.

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) needs your help in locating fissures in the Cedar Valley area of Iron County. The Central Iron Water Conservancy District has asked the UGS to study earth fissures in the Enoch area and adjoining parts of Cedar Valley in Iron County. "Our hope is that by putting out the information on fissures and what they are, people might recognize them and direct us to where they are," said Mike Lowe, UGS Ground-Water and Paleontology Program Manager.

Libraries across the state of Utah are offering special events this summer in addition to great access to print and electronic resources.  Don't miss out!

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) opened the first four miles of a new four-lane divided highway running along the Utah/Arizona border Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The four-mile stretch of highway designated as state Route 7 and also known as the Southern Parkway begins at Exit 2, Utah?s southernmost interchange, extending eastward toward St. George City?s River Road, which serves as the connector to the city?s Fort Pierce Industrial Park. 

More than 5,700 acres of critical big game and sage-grouse habitat now belongs to the state of Utah.  The land, located in the foothills of Tabby Mountain north of Fruitland, is a critical piece of winter and transition range for elk, deer, sage-grouse and other wildlife.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah Lt. Governor Gary R. Herbert has filled another key position for his move to Governor of the State of Utah, appointing Angie Welling as director of communications for the transition period.

? Cell phones are the leading driver distraction.? In 2007, there were 6,044 crashes in Utah where the driver was known to be distracted.? Driving is a multitask job and demands the full attention of the driver.

Due to the recent increase in crude oil prices and concerns over diminishing conventional reserves, the Utah Geological Survey has reexamined the Uinta Basin?s oil shale resource, primarily in the Mahogany zone of the Green River Formation.

Each year beginning at Donner Trail Park near the mouth of Emigration Canyon the First Encampment Hike (five mile trek) on city streets to the First Encampment Park is held to commemorate the entry of the Mormon pioneers into the valley. This year's trek will be held on SATURDAY, July 18, 2009, at 7:00 a.m. at Donner Trail Park, located east of Hogle Zoo and the Bonneville Golf Course at the corner of Wasatch Drive and Kennedy Drive.

Human ingenuity eventually seems to catch up with the most far-out ideas ever concocted in comic books, in science fiction action films, and in the minds of the likes of Leonardo da Vinci. Sometimes it just takes a while?a long while, in many cases?for the formerly make-believe to make believers out of skeptics. Three projects at the University of Utah aren?t necessarily anywhere near the last stage of development, yet each has already pushed one boundary after another.

The University of Utah Department of Physics & Astronomy is hosting a film festival once per month all year. Free and open to the public! Free popcorn will be provided!4:30 p.m. Space Buddies (G)6:15 p.m. Origins: How Life Began (NOVA)7:30 p.m. Independence Day (PG-13)

USU Press Puts eBooks on Web

Mon, 06 Jul 2009

Utah State University Press is taking advantage of cutting-edge technology by making dozens of books available online.In June, the publishing house began using Digital Editions, a free software program from Adobe, to release e-books.All together, 110 books will be offered. Most of them have already been published in traditional from, though USU Press also put out the first volume in an online-only series.

That Utah ranks as one of the most business-friendly states in the nation is significant, especially at a time when business relocations and expansion have dropped off dramatically since the recession began in 2007, according to a Chicago-based consultant.

Pilot imaging projects at the University of Utah (U of U) may move us closer to a world where the blind can see using artificial vision, where architectural design enhances contemplation, and where the brain changes associated with autism, bipolar disorder, and cerebral palsy are understood.

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