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You can see this spectacle yourself on Feb. 27 and 28 at the annual Delta Snow Goose Festival. The festival will be held at and near Gunnison Bend Reservoir, just west of Delta. Admission is free.

Governor Gary Herbert believes strongly in local control of education. Utah–not the federal government–should be in control of what is taught in our schools and how it is taught.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 11, 2014) ­ The Governor's Standards Review Panel, co­chaired by former Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Richard Kendell and Utah Valley University President. Matthew Holland released its report of the Utah State Core Standards in mathematics and English language arts to the Utah State Board of Education. Additionally, Attorney General Sean Reyes presented his legal review of the adoption of these standards.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.

Airline dispatchers are industry professionals who are essential to the success of airline operations. They work behind the scenes to support flight operations by creating flight plans, monitoring weather, calculating aircraft weight

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 10, 2014) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order to help ensure a healthy sustainable population for the Greater Sage-Grouse.

You might not know anything about plastic injection molding, but students at Davis Applied Technology College are now learning all about this quickly expanding field, thanks to funding from Workforce Services.

On February 27, from 4–8 p.m., families and individuals can try out the sport of archery. Bows, arrows and targets will be provided, free of charge, to anyone who wants to participate.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 9, 2015) – Statement from the Office of Governor Gary R. Herbert: 

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will issue an executive order to ensure a healthy sustainable population for the Greater sage grouse.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 7, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in response to news of the passing of Utahn and golf champion, Billy Casper:

The "Science in Zion" program will feature three two-week field experience courses beginning in May, and a four-day field course in June.

The over-arching goal of the research is to restore native fish species, including Bonneville cutthroat trout, to fire-affected streams in the Tushar Mountains.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will make brief remarks before the Standards Review Panel releases its report of the Utah State Core Standards in mathematics and English language arts. Additionally, the attorney general will present his legal review of the adoption of these standards.

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary R. Herbert today highlighted the opportunity for Utahns to directly help individuals and families experiencing homelessness by donating to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. While touring the Volunteers of America Adult Detoxification Center, the governor met with several formerly homeless individuals and a family who received critical care and support that was funded, in part, by the homeless trust fund.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.

DATC's president Micheal Bouwhuis said, "Like our composites program, this program expands to a niche in the industry that is emerging as a dynamic, high-growth segment."

On Feb. 14, you'll have a chance not only to see bald eagles, but to learn more about them. The Division of Wildlife Resources will hold its annual Utah Bald Eagle Day that day.

The governor, accompanied by Pamela Atkinson, will highlight one of the many service organizations in Utah that receive funding through the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. They will also highlight how Volunteer of America (VOA) and other organizations use the donated funds to make a critical and direct impact on the lives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Salt Lake Chamber, and Gov. Gary Herbert came together to celebrate Utah as the best performing state overall for the past two years in the USCCF’s national Enterprising States study

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will highlight Utah as the best performing state overall for the past two years in its national Enterprising States study. A state-specific report will offer an in-depth review of the policies being implemented to address economic performance and job growth in Utah.

These awards are for anyone. They’re for kids. They’re for teachers. They’re for counselors, principals and industry mentors who are passionate about making sure we prepare kids for tomorrow’s exciting careers.

Utah ended 2014 with strong job growth: Employment for December 2014 grew by an estimated 3.9 percent, adding 50,700 jobs to the economy as compared to December 2013. Utah's current employment level registers at 1,366,700.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 2, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert declared Feb. 2-6, 2015, School Counseling Week in Utah. Utah joins the national observation to focus attention to school counselors' vital role in helping students succeed academically and plan for a career.

SALT LAKE CITY — New technology is available to Utah information systems that will facilitate faster decision-making and improve management for government and businesses across the state.

It might be the middle of winter, but it's already time to start applying for a permit to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall. Applications are being accepted for every big game hunt except the general-season bull elk hunt.

Increasing the number of students who successfully complete college with a degree or certificate has been a top priority of the Board of Regents for nearly a decade

Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox presented details of the Utah Mapping and Information Partnership (UMIP), a collaborative project between state agency, local government and other public-sector partners.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – This week, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined 24 of his fellow Republican governors in signing a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the 114th Congress to actively restore balance between the states and federal government during the session.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert highlighted Utah's strong economy earlier this week during his annual State of the State address to the Legislature. New rankings show Utah is home to the nation's fourth lowest unemployment rate and the third highest job growth rate. 

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox has challenged members of the Legislature to join him in a contest aimed at improving eating and exercise habits during the legislative session and setting an example to constituents about the benefits of eating right and staying fit.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement on the passing of Utahn and former Republican National Committee Chair, Richard Richards:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox has challenged members of the Legislature to join him in a contest aimed at improving eating and exercise habits during the legislative session and setting an example to constituents about the benefits of eating right and staying fit.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in reaction to the news that former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016:

According to the latest Utah Export Report, the top exports are Metals, Computers and Electronics, Transportation Equipment, Food Products, and Chemicals.  Through November, Utah exports exceeded 11 billion dollars.

A grant to the Jordan School District from the STEM Action Center is giving students new opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The money was distributed to three different schools in the Jordan School District

Gov. Gary R. Herbert delivers the 2015 State of the State Address, continuing to focus on important priorities for the state, including education, the economy and healthcare.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 28, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert called for investment in education and infrastructure to pave the way for the next generation of Utahns to reach their full potential in his 2015 State of the State address. The full text of the State of the State address is below.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 27, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert released this statement following the announcement made by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding the issues of non-discrimination and religious freedom:

A chance is coming up to see more than 100 species of birds in southern Utah's red rock country. The St. George Winter Bird Festival will be held Jan. 29–31.

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