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Watch streaming video of the oath of office acceptance ceremony for Lieutenant Governor Gregory S. Bell at 3pm today.

SALT LAKE CITY ? Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Staff Sergeant Kurt R. Curtiss: ?We appreciate the service of Staff Sergeant Curtiss, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Afghanistan.

The National Association of State CIOs recently announced that Utah is a finalist two categories. Each year, NASCIO recognizes best practices and projects in the field of information technology. Utah's finalists in this year's awards include Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Across Government Boundaries and "On the Spot Renewal and Highway Patrol Safety Inspections" in the Government to Business category.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Larry EchoHawk, the U.S. Department of Interior's Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, is among featured speakers at next week's Native American Summit, hosted by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert.

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that Salt Lake City, Utah, will host the nation's governors for its 2011 Annual Meeting, July 15-17. This will mark the fourth time NGA has held its Annual Meeting in the state since 1919.

WASHINGTON-The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that Salt Lake City, Utah, will host the nation's governors for its 2011 Annual Meeting, July 15-17. This will mark the fourth time NGA has held its Annual Meeting in the state since 1919. "NGA is excited to be gathering in Salt Lake City," said NGA Vice Chair West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, who will serve as NGA's chair in 2011.

Dr. Beth Townsend of Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona will present a lecture on the fossil mammals of the Uinta Basin on September 17th at the Utah Field House of Natural History. Dr. Townsend has spent the last decade collecting and researching the fossil mammals and will be presenting her findings. The lecture is free to the public and starts at 7:00 PM.

Man charged in deer poaching

Thu, 27 Aug 2009

Hurricane ? A call to Utah's Turn-in-a-Poacher hotline has resulted in a major poaching arrest in southwestern Utah.  On Aug. 18, Hurricane resident Mathew Steven Spendlove was charged with four Class A misdemeanors and three Class B misdemeanors in 5th District Court in St. George.

MOAB, Utah ? Seekhaven, Grand County?s only emergency shelter will receive some much needed repairs thanks to $138,754 awarded by the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund. Board members unanimously approved the funding during a quarterly board meeting held on August 20 in Salt Lake City.

The first-stage rocket motor that US space agency (Nasa) hopes will launch astronauts in future undergoes its first full-scale test on Thursday. The static firing will take place at a facility owned by manufacturer Alliant Techsystems Inc (ATK) in Utah.

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 on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 in recognition Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities until sunset on August 30, 2009.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy:

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

Injury data is now available at a much more local level.  See the details in this month's health status update.

The Utah Labor Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Division announces THE 2009 MATERIAL HANDLING INSPECTION EMPHASIS INITIATIVE named "Big M Phase I", at retail and wholesale establishments beginning September 1, 2009. This initiative for material handling safety is designed to help identify and eliminate hazards associated with the major causes of fatalities, accidents, and injuries in that sector of the Utah industry, caused by crushing and caught in between incidents.

Pintail duck limit raised

Tue, 25 Aug 2009

For the first time in 11 years, you can have two pintail ducks in your daily duck bag limit. That and moving Youth Hunting Day into mid-September, were among changes the Wildlife Board approved recently.

?It is natural in tough economic times, for individuals and companies to look for the most secure and stable environmentin which to invest their time, effort, and financial resources. Companies looking for just such a location can find it along the Wasatch Front and throughout the State of Utah.?-Jason Perry, Governor's Office of Economic Development

Governor Gary Herbert headlines a list of state legislators and government officials, local leaders and representatives from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) officially kicking off construction of the new South Layton Interchange at noon on Tuesday, August 25.  The groundbreaking will be held at 180 S. Fort Lane (field south of Fort Lane Plaza) in Layton.

USTAR has a new blog where you can get recent reports on innovation news.  While you're there, you can also visit other social media sources for innovation Utah, including Twitter and Facebook!

Starting in 2010, the chance you'll catch yellow perch in Utah could increase. And the chance to catch fish at Utah's community fishing waters might go up too.A statewide yellow perch limit and a lower limit at the community waters are among the ideas Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are proposing for Utah's 2010 fishing season.

The number of cougars taken by hunters in Utah this season should be similar to the number taken over the past four seasons.Members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved rules for the state's upcoming season at their Aug. 20 meeting in Salt Lake City.

The Exchange, a web-based health insurance "marketplace," will serve as a single shopping point allowing consumers to evaluate their health insurance options and execute informed purchasing decisions.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert has called the Utah State Senate into an extraordinary session to consent to the appointment of Senator Greg Bell as the next Lieutenant Governor of Utah.

After almost four years of negotiation, Utah and Nevada are releasing a draft agreement for the management of the Snake Valley Groundwater System. The agreement, mandated in 2004 by the United States Congress, concerns the establishment of a cooperative relationship between the two states regarding the allocation and management of the groundwater resources in the valley that straddles the state line.

The Utah Permanent Community Impact Board (CIB) approved an emergency request for funding from the Price River Water Improvement District on August 6. The water improvement district asked for a $105,000 grant to replace a failed sewer crossing over the Price River.

Governor - and, now, Ambassador Huntsman - Chief Justice Durham, President Waddoups, Speaker Clark, First Lady Norma Matheson, Governor Bangerter, Governor Leavitt, Governor Walker, Lt. Governor designee Bell, friends and fellow Utahns:

Governor will resign and be sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to China before giving a farewell address at the Inaugural Ceremony

Speed was a factor in 43% of all fatal crashes in 2007.  This report contains details on speed related accidents throughout Utah.

There is a new drug for women who have had a preterm baby that helps them avoid having their next baby born too early. This drug is used with women who were pregnant with one baby (not twins or triplets) at the time they delivered early.

The Utah Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership of the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and Utah colleges and universities around the state, with funding in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and Baja California Attorney General Rommel Moreno Manjarrez have signed an historical agreement to secure borders and stop organized crime. The "agreement of understanding" will specifically combat human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) to determine the health impacts of a burning odor being emitted from a construction demolition landfill in Saratoga Springs.

Following a smooth transition, Governor Gary Herbert has identified Economy, Education and Energy as three of the top priorities for his administration.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ? Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert will take the oath of office to officially become Utah?s 17th Governor on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Salt Lake City - The United States Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as Ambassador to China today. Huntsman was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ? Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert will take the oath of office to officially become Utah?s 17th Governor on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that Deanna D. Sabey has been appointed as the new Director of Utah Division of Real Estate (DRE) to become effective on August 25, 2009.

Huntington North Reservoir received a new sportfish recently. On July 9, Division of Wildlife Resources hatchery workers flushed 10,000 wriggling wipers out of a hatchery truck and into its waters.

If you like camping and Bluegrass music, you'll love Rockport's annual Dam Jam Bluegrass Festival located at Rockport's Old Church campground area. Come and enjoy authentic Bluegrass music. Listen to local Bluegrass bands perform in the Old Church. If playing is your passion, stroll around the camp area and "jam" with other musicians. For further details contact Rockport State Park at 435-336-2241.

The State Office of Education has published a new curriculum for TV Broadcasting.

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