The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ), an agency of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, is soliciting proposals from businesses, non-profits, and local government entities for projects that can benefit from funds provided by the Utah Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Grant and Loan Program (CFV Program).
Utah’s nonfarm wage and salaried job count for September 2012, as generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expanded by 2.0 percent compared against the employment level for September 2011. This is a 12-month increase of 24,400 jobs and raises total wage and salary employment to 1,251,600.
This latest report from the Utah Department of Health identifies the growing threat of obesity to the health of Utah's children.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated six counties in Utah as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.
Utahn's who purchased E-books are now getting notices about whether they are eligible to take part in a $69 million nationwide settlement. The Utah Attorney General's Office was able to get $630,000 of the total for Utah consumers from the antitrust settlement with Hachette Book Group (USA), HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. and Simon & Schuster Inc.
This month the State Archives issued the first records ombudsman report. It highlights some points of interest related to GRAMA. Email, retrieval of electronic data, and fees for GRAMA requests are key issues for both requesters and responders. Responders are also interested in how to classify law enforcement records.
CDG Executive Director Todd Sander explained that the survey reveals two different approaches to technology in light of the challenging economic circumstances still plaguing U.S. states.
Every day in Utah, 37 people are treated and released from an emergency room due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Another seven are hospitalized or die each day from a TBI. In Utah, the leading causes of TBI are falls, car crashes, suicide and suicide attempts, and crashes involving off-highway vehicles, like ATVs, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles.
Approximately 16 million living U.S. veterans served in military action between the 1940's and the 1970's according to the U.S. Census. For many of these veterans and their families, securing long–term care is foremost in their mind. Many of them are turning to financial and estate planning services accredited by the Veterans Administration (VA) to assist them in accessing pension benefits to help with their future care.
Former and current Utah governors will tackle tough issues at the kick-off event welcoming the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service at Weber State University, Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.
Friday, October 5th, marks 3 years since UtahFutures.org was launched as Utah’s premier Career Information System! As we continue into our 4th year of service, you may ask yourself, are there any new features or enhancements for this year? You bet there are!
On October 13, UDOT will open an additional seven miles to make a total of nine miles of new roadway, bike lanes and trails from Porter Rockwell Blvd. at 16000 South to Old Bingham Highway. The remainder of MVC will open later in 2012.
Up to 250 Utah children will be eligible to receive treatment for their clinically-diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through a new Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Medicaid autism pilot program. Services will be available to a limited number of children through a Home and Community-Based waiver that was approved by the federal government earlier this week.
After three years in the making, the Division of Air Quality’s (DAQ) plan to reduce wintertime pollution along the Wasatch Front and Cache Valley is now before the public. On Oct. 1 the public comment begins on the draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) for PM 2.5 – microscopic pollution that gets trapped during winter inversions and is harmful to health.
If you're planning a trip to the Scott Matheson courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City to file papers, attend a hearing, or visit the law library, there is a new app you might be interested in. ParkingSLC.com has developed a Parking Finder app to help you locate a parking spot using your smartphone's location.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with support from Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), Salt Lake Valley Health Department, and Salt Lake City, today announced a proposal to add the 700 South 1600 East PCE Plume, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites.
ARCHIVES MONTH is an annual event sponsored by archives and special collections from across Utah. Archives showcased include academic, private, corporate, religious and governmental repositories. All events are free and open to the public.
Advance reservations for free tickets for the Saturday, September 29th Museum Free Day will be available online via the Buy Tickets Now link starting Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 12:00 Noon MDT.
As a result of the state’s 6.0 percent, three-month average total unemployment rate, the current maximum potential entitlement will increase from 14 weeks to 28 weeks.
This month’s Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the majority of people with high blood pressure are taking medication yet their condition remains uncontrolled. Uncontrolled high blood pressure (HBP) is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and Utah.
UDOT and the Office of Tourism operate six welcome centers close to freeways or highways and near state borders. The Utah Office of Tourism headquarters at Council Hall in Salt Lake City also serves as a welcome center.
Statewide, free, and six weeks long. From September 13th through the entire month of October, the Utah Humanities Book Festival will feature hundreds of authors and presenters who will be discussing books at sites from Logan to St. George and from Vernal to Delta.
The 60th Annual Utah State History Conference Encounters: Moments of Change September 20-23, 2012 In partnership with the Fort Douglas Military Museum Association
This update looks at the demographic characteristics of almost 70,000 cancer survivors in Utah.
August temperatures remained signiﬁcantly above the 30-year mean. The state recorded 150 readings that tied or broke daily high temperature records for the month, and 40 readings that tied or broke daily low temperature records.
Utah Arts & Museums announces a call for entries for its annual statewide visual arts competition. This year’s media are Craft and Photography.
An estimated 200 barrels of oil were released after an explosion occurred at HollyFrontier's refinery in Woods Cross on Thursday, August 30. The eruption splattered oil into neighboring yards up to 1 mile southeast of the refinery. No injuries were reported.
Governor Gary Herbert joined with Prosperity 2020 business and education partners Thursday to launch a partnership that will establish the greater Salt Lake area as a top ten center for technology jobs and businesses.
Utah’s youth smoking rate has plunged by more than 50 percent since 1999 and is now at its lowest recorded level. That’s according to the just-released Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) Twelfth Annual Report. Rates have dropped in nearly all local health districts (LHDs) and research shows that a milestone number of tobacco users have taken advantage of state-sponsored tobacco cessation programs.
Today, consumers use credit to purchase almost everything from appliances to cars. For smaller purchases, like a new TV or washing machine, most credit lenders do not insist that a consumer buy insurance coverage. But for major purchases like a new home or car the lender expects the consumer to insure the property against losses
Vote.Utah.gov is a complete resource to help you prepare for the 2012 General Election. Make sure you're registered and know where you can vote on November 6.
With nearly 60% of Utah adults overweight or obese, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Physical Activity, Nutrition & Obesity (PANO) Program has launched a new website, www.choosehealth.utah.gov, to help individuals and families choose healthy options.
The second annual Governor's Health Summit could not come at a more pivotal time, as leaders in both government and the private sector face critical decisions about the future of health care in our state.
Early bird registration is August 20–October 5, 2012 Regular registration is October 6–19, 2012
The Small Business Bridge Program (Bridge Program) provides a limited reimbursement opportunity to small businesses that incur training costs from the creation of new jobs. The Bridge Program provides a streamlined process to ensure businesses are not over burdened with difficult requirements.
The Bangerter Highway Design-Build project team will be holding an opening event marking the completion of this project on Wednesday, August 22
Members of the Utah Board of Tourism Development have approved 28 of 43 Cooperative Marketing applications from non-profit tourism entities totaling about $1.4 million in funding to promote the state to out-of-state visitors.
The department is also working with its partners in higher education to assist service members in obtaining official training records for review by the schools admission office for consideration of transfer of credit and CLEP opportunities, accelerating the pathway to certificate or degree.
More than half of U.S. households are home to at least one pet and the number is growing both nationwide and in Utah. Despite our local love for animals, many pets in Utah are exposed to secondhand smoke, which can have detrimental effects on their health and even lead to early death.
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