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Gallery of Charcoal Kilns

Sat, 16 Jan 2016

The Division of State History has created an online exhibit of beehive-shapped charcoal kilns, an interesting relic of Utah's history.

The governor's initiative, "Finding Solutions, Improving Lives," highlights state-based solutions to common problems so states can share best practices and showcase their breakthroughs.

With snow in the forecast through the weekend, here is a look at current snow depths.

2015 Year in Review

Tue, 05 Jan 2016

From setting records for volunteer hours donated and job growth to reaching population milestones and saying goodbye to some of Utah's finest public servants, here is a look back at some of Utah's biggest stories from 2015.

Public comment is due by January 3, 2016.

What's This?

Wed, 23 Dec 2015

Dead Horse Point State Park's parody of "What's This" by Danny Elfman from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

According to the Milken Institute, Provo-Orem, Utah, remains in third place this year, matching its 2014 performance. During the 12 months through August, job growth was 6.6 percent, the highest of any large metro area in the nation.

Willard Bay State Park also helps bring holiday cheers to park visitors from Nov. 27 - Dec. 31 by transforming into a winter wonderland for the whole family to enjoy.

Featuring immense cliffs carved by the elements and stunning overlooks, Dead Horse Point State Park draws you in with its breathtaking landscapes, dark starlit skies, and rich history.

Today?s jobs require an increasing amount of postsecondary education and training. Employers value a talent force that is not only technologically savvy, but also adept at soft skills critical to workplace success

Established in 1958, the competition awards Utah writers for works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a variety of forms for readers of all ages.

In light of the recent terror attacks in Paris, the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds everyone to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to your local law enforcement agency.

5400 South Improved

Mon, 16 Nov 2015

UDOT has finished its improvement projects along 5400 South. The road has been resurfaced from Redwood Road to State Street. There have also been several improvements made at the intersection of 700 West and 5400 South.

Guardsman Pass and Sections of the Alpine Loop are already closed with additional closures anticipated for Monte Cristo and East Canyon. Learn more from UDOT traffic.

The next project includes a new intersection at Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard, the widening of Bluff Street between Sunset Boulevard and St George Boulevard, and some modifications to the St George Boulevard Intersection.

"Utah's growth is validation that we are doing things right," said Gov. Herbert. "Our quality of life and sound economy are attracting people from around the world who are seeking opportunity."

The Beehive State benefits from light regulation and energy costs that are 23% below the national average. Employment has expanded 2.2% annually the past five years, the third best rate in the country.

As early as Monday, Oct. 19, crews plan to shift southbound I-15 out of the lane split under Bangerter Highway. The two left lanes will be shifted onto new concrete pavement for the first time.

Three of the top four best cities for career opportunities are located in the Beehive State. Unemployment in Utah's major metros is low (less than 4%) while annual jobs growth was between 3.8% and 6.9%.

Fortunately for hunters, there are plenty of deer to locate. Utah's herds have plenty of bucks. And the overall number of deer in the state is the highest it's been since the early 1990s.

Join us on October 2nd at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center for a free conference full of workshops, history sessions, panels and documentaries on the theme of multicultural diversity.

Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park quietly tucked amid lava flows and soaring sandstone cliffs in a strikingly colorful and fragile desert environment.

View the largest collection of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) pottery on display in the Four Corners Region. Visit Edge of the Cedars Pueblo, a village inhabited by the ancestors of contemporary Puebloan peoples from AD 825 to 1125

As the only major sand dune field on the Colorado Plateau, this park is a unique geologic feature that should not be missed.

Across the street from the Camp Floyd Commissary is the fine Stagecoach Inn, a two-story adobe and frame hotel built by John Carson in 1858. Stagecoach Inn was the first stop south of Salt Lake City on the Overland Stage Route.

"This Top 10 project is one more example of why UDOT has a reputation for being a national leader in quality and innovation," said UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras.

At an elevation of 7,616 feet, Scofield State Park is a perfect cool destination for camping, fishing and hiking.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert took a tour of the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park Thursday. Once the switch is turned on, the site will be Utah?s largest solar energy facility

DEQ, through its Division of Water Quality and Division of Drinking Water, is working with the EPA and other state and federal agencies to assess and monitor the impacts of the Colorado wastewater spill

Fires and flooding are among the significant events on this week's Emergency Management Briefing.

Ninety-eight percent of Utahns want to increase food self-sufficiency from agriculture by putting more land into production

Palisade State Park is nestled in beautiful Sanpete County approximately five miles south of Manti. This park offers something for everyone from its canyon golf course, water sports, deluxe cabins, new tent cabins, RV and tent camping

Anglers continue to report good fishing at Pineview, especially for crappie and smallmouth bass. On July 15 two anglers reported catching a lot of crappie using almost anything.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Sergeants Major Quarters at Camp Williams July 9, 2015.

"We are capable of hosting the Winter Olympics again," said Gov. Herbert. "In fact, I would say we are the best place - not only in North America, but maybe the best place in the world - to host a Winter Olympics again."

Visitors can touch actual rock and fossil specimens, including a 150 million-year-old dinosuar bone. Other exhibits include a fossil lab, fluorescent minerals room and a children's lab

Boat-in camping, sandy beaches, off-highway vehicle riding and warm waters lure visitors to Yuba Reservoir. Developed and primitive camping areas are available at Oasis and Painted Rocks

The sprawling waters of Starvation Reservoir offer great fishing and boating. Enjoy sandy beaches and a grassy day-use area for picnics and volleyball.

Gandy Warm Springs is a refreshing oasis of tiny waterfalls, pools, caves, and crystal clear streams with water temperatures up to 81 degrees F located on the western edge of Snake Valley

Year-round adventure awaits at Wasatch Mountain State Park. Camp, hike, mountain bike, golf, explore off-highway vehicle and horseback trails and more on over 23,000 acres.

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