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

The Uintah Basin continued to add employment through the fourth quarter of 2014, growing by nearly 4 percent from 2013. Despite sustained growth throughout last year, economic conditions in the Uintah Basin turn downward in 2015.

?We saw how residents of Utah wanted to interact with state government and created a website that fits the state?s vision," said Mark VanOrden, Chief Information Officer

These centers are a resource to help local job seekers with things like mock interviews, skill building workshops, hiring events, and much more.

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

This year in order to honor the many veterans and active military in Utah, State Parks and Recreation is hosting a Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 15, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 3, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Dr. Joseph Kay Miner, M.D., MSPH to lead the Utah Department of Health. Dr. Miner will replace Dr. David Patton who left the executive director position July 31, 2015 to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Dr. Miner's confirmation is subject by the Utah State Senate.

SALT LAKE CITY (August 3, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert sent a letter to President Barack Obama today strongly urging the president to not use unilateral executive authority to designate a national monument in Utah. Instead, the Governor is encouraging the Obama Administration to pursue an open, public designation process to protect lands in Utah.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce his appointment for executive director of the Department of Health. After serving in the position for four years, Dr. David Patton left his post as executive director effective July 31, 2015 to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 23, 2015) - Utah posted the highest job growth rate in the nation for total and private sector job growth for the fifth consecutive month. According to new data, Utah posted its strongest growth rates of the year last month for total job growth at 4.5 percent and private sector job growth at 5.2 percent.

UDOT projects in Southern Utah and Northern Utah garnered two regional awards in the 2015 America?s Transportation Awards competition.

Utah Talks STEM

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

Check out the latest newsletter from Utah's STEM Action Center

Almost all Utah job seeker services are now provided online, making it easier than ever for people to find employment in Utah. Utah's unemployment figure is one of the lowest in the country.

On Sep. 29-30, USTAR will hold its 2nd annual research and commercialization workshop, with special talks on commercialization initiatives and services that will bridge the academic and commercialization perspectives.

SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah to honor the five service members killed last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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

For teachers that prefer a printed textbook for their students, the OER textbooks have a creative commons license and can be downloaded for free and printed by your district/school without payment or penalty

While a degree from both types of institutions provides an ROI greater than just a high school diploma, the gap between the ROI of a public institution and a private one continues to grow.

Utah's nonfarm payroll employment for June 2015 grew by an estimated 4.5 percent, adding 59,200 jobs to the economy as compared to June 2014. Utah's current employment level registers 1,387,800.

The number of cougars and bobcats taken during Utah's upcoming hunting and trapping seasons should be similar to the number taken this past season. Starting July 22, cougar and furbearer recommendations should be available online.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 18, 2015) - Approximately one year ago, Utah state policy was changed to accommodate the carrying of weapons by soldiers at National Guard facilities in accordance with state law. In response to the recent attack of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., Gov. Gary R. Herbert has directed General Jeff Burton, adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, to explore additional ways to protect our men and women serving in the Armed Forces.

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.

Following completion of a rigorous seven-week summer course at Weber State University in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), 69 seventh-grade students will exhibit their projects at a graduation celebration on July 22

Utah's Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook for the 2015-2016 hunting season is now available.

"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."

The global economy is increasingly having an impact of employers and workers right here in Utah. While usually this leads to positive economic growth, sometimes economic shifts abroad can lead to changes here at home

Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state will receive $45.8 million in School LAND Trust funds for the 2015-2016 school year, up 17 percent over last year.

The forum, featuring Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, will focus on export opportunities in the Salt Lake metropolitan area, including a conversation about the region's global competitiveness.

Tristan Mazzu never considered a career in aviation. Now in her junior year at Utah Valley University, she is pursuing a dream she intends to make a reality.

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

More than 29,000 permits to hunt bull elk with a rifle or muzzleloader in Utah will go on sale at 8 a.m. on July 14. General archery elk permits will also go on sale July 14.

To get a job you need skills. Ask yourself: Do my skills and experience match what employers are looking for?

SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Jon Cox to his senior staff as director of communication. Cox will take over for Marty Carpenter who is leaving the administration to begin working on the governor's re-election campaign.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 7, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert urges Utahns statewide to reduce vehicle emissions and improve Utah's air quality in July by participating in the 2015 Clear the Air Challenge.

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 IEP designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship

The summer camps encourage students to have fun with science, technology, engineering and math, and build their confidence and ability in these key subject areas.

There are more than 7 billion potential customers in the world, and 2.4 billion of them are online. How many of those customers are yours? How many could you reach today?

SALT LAKE CITY (July 3, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued this statement following the passing of Pres. Boyd K. Packer of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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