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The biggest Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in the state is getting underway for the south end of Salt Lake County. The plan, aimed at reducing risks from wildfires, will cover roughly ten miles along the benches and canyons of the Wasatch Front from Big Cottonwood Canyon to Alpine Ridge. The plan will be prepared by a citizen-based committee with the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, U.S. Forest Service and Salt Lake Unified Fire Authority as technical advisors.

The Governor?s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is hosting the 2nd Annual Women in International Business Conference on April 29, 2010 at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus.

UVU was recently named to the 2009 President?s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Stephen G. Handy to fill a vacant seat in the Utah House of Representatives, House District 16.

The Utah Campus Compact Annual Recognition Event honored Student Services Director LuAnne Forrest and her staff with its ?Committed Community Partner? award at a ceremony Friday in Salt Lake City.

The official website for the state of Utah was one of five government websites recognized as an "Official Honoree" by the Webby Awards. As a result of the superior quantity and quality of sites entered, the 14th Annual Webby Awards recognized sites and teams that demonstrated a standard of excellence. Of the over 8000 entries submitted to the 14th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 15% were distinguished as an Official Honoree.

Southern Utah University students held their own in an organ donor drive against other Utah colleges and universities with the goal of increasing the state's registered donors as part of the national Make a Difference Day. In fact, SUU came out on top in the Donate Life collegiate competition, with the most overall registrants, proving yet again that SUU students have taken the University's civic engagement focus, quite literally, to heart.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and Gov. Gary R. Herbert today celebrated the opening of the new Unified State Lab (USL). The USL is a three-story, 78,000 square-foot facility that houses a variety of public health laboratories and replaces the existing lab on the University of Utah campus. The $27 million project was built on state-owned land in Taylorsville and houses the UDOH's public health, chemistry, microbiology, radio chemistry and forensic toxicology labs.

How to Prune a Shrub

Thu, 15 Apr 2010

Watch the video from the Utah Extension Service.

Two major motion pictures are currently being shot in Utah, and now an extreme sports, action and comedy series is about to begin. KCPW's Whittney Evans reports.

In an effort to help stimulate economic growth and jumpstart the availability of financing critical for economic recovery, the Utah Division of Housing and Community Development announces $24 million in bonding authority available under the Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds program.

Five Regional Advisory Council meetings will be held across Utah on April 27. Citizens representing the RACs will take the input received to the Utah Wildlife Board. Board members will use your input to set permit numbers for this fall's hunts.

The Grand County School District desired to design sustainable schools before the architect was hired. Through a series of community workshops they established challenging but possible goals in energy consumption.

"Bullying has affected my life in a way that makes me feel guilty. I now know to look for it and put a stop to it. I know that it can be stopped with just a few simple words, even though it might cost some friendships." Korey Rush, finalists in Utah's 2010 Do the Write Thing Challenge.

Northern Utah?s first Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Fair is coming on April 24, 2010!

Dr. Jeff Dyer, Professor of Strategy at the Marriott School of Business, Brigham Young University will present on his recent article published in the Harvard Business Review and co-authored by Clayton Christensen of Harvard.

Educational Equity in Utah

Mon, 12 Apr 2010

This resource provides information on Title IX for Utah schools.

A documentary written and produced by two marketing professors from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University has won an award at the Mountain Film Festival in Mammoth, Calif.

After receiving only the fourth U.S. implant of a new-generation, Utah-made ventricular assist (VAD ) device, an Idaho man with heart failure is looking forward to resuming an active life following an operation on March 17 at University of Utah Hospital.

Innovations in the life sciences arising from the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative will be the topic of the Utah Technology Council's (UTC) Life Science Workshop on April 27 at the University of Utah's Brain Institute in Research Park.

The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) is slated to receive $33 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for use in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. The majority of the funding augments research and commercialization efforts at the University of Utah (U of U) and Utah State University (USU) in fields such as energy, nanotechnology, medical imaging, biopharma, and digital media.

Utah Prehistory Week is a great time to discover archaeology at Edge of the Cedars Museum. Our annual Four Corners Indian Art Market (Sat., May 1, 9:30 am-6 pm) kicks off the week with traditional arts and crafts, as well as a National Park Service kids' tent with atlatl throwing, rock art activities, and more.

Mike Ottenbacher, regional aquatic manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the ice has melted off several reservoirs in southern Utah. And it will be melting soon at many others.

UDOT is launching a transportation study in the 5400 South and I-215 area due to previous studies that showed traffic congestion, high vehicle miles traveled and average speeds lower than the posted speed limit on the freeway and main roadways.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is launching a plan focused on ways to make it easier for Utahns to eat healthy and be active. "The purpose of the Plan is to create a statewide movement where community members as well as public and private organizations work together to make healthy choices affordable and accessible to all Utahns," said Lynda Blades, Manager of the UDOH Physical Activity, Nutrition & Obesity Program (PANO).

With baskets ranging from $20 - $25,000, Utah Valley Magazine lauds the Easter Basket Auction as one of the top ten fund raising events in the valley.

Bryce Canyon National Park's first annual Utah Prairie Dog Day will take place Friday, April 30, 2010 concluding with an evening ranger program at the Bryce Canyon Lodge, "Prairie Dogs & Other Cool Critters."

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected Third District Court Judge Michele Christiansen to fill a vacant seat on the seven-member Utah Court of Appeals.

Governor Herbert will announce the Utah Clean Diesel Trucking Initiative, in which nearly $600,000 in federal and state grants will be spent to help 15 trucking businesses install anti-idling devices in long-haul trucks.

Medication use among consumers is alarming. In the United States, 82% of adults and 56% of children take at least one medication every week. With so many people using and storing medication in the home, unintentional poisoning from these products is increasing.

Governor Herbert will remind all Utahns of the importance of participating in the 2010 Census, as well as officially declare April 2010 as "Census Awareness Month in Utah"

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has received federal funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to administer the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) throughout the state of Utah. Food distribution will begin on Wednesday, March 31, at the Bountiful Food Pantry located at: 480 East 150 North in Bountiful, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert acted on the remaining outstanding bills from the 2010 legislative session today, including:

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed SB251, "Verification of Employment Eligibility," after receiving a commitment from the bill's sponsor that he will work to amend the bill to further clarify its intent.

Treating virulent influenza, sepsis, and other potentially deadly infections long has focused on looking for ways to kill viruses and bacteria. But new research from the University of Utah School of Medicine and Utah State University shows that modulating the body's own overeager inflammatory response to infection may help save more lives.

Mold can trigger asthma problems in sensitive individuals with asthma. According to the Asthma in Utah, Burden Report 2009, 8.0% of Utahns say they have asthma and 10.8% of adults with asthma reported seeing mold in their homes.

Utah's red rocks - world-famous attractions at numerous national parks, monuments and state parks - have yielded a rare skeleton of a new species of plant-eating dinosaur that lived 185 million years ago and may have been buried alive by a collapsing sand dune.

Everyone is invited to participate in the 4th Annual Physics Open House on Friday, April 9th from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. There will be physics experiments, demonstrations and more...

Express Pass is an electronic payment system that UDOT will implement along the I-15 Express Lanes by fall 2010. This system will replace the current decal program.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has vetoed SB47, "Electrical Utility Amendments - Efficiency and Conservation Tariff," sponsored by Sen. Kevin Van Tassell.

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