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Recently, the Utah State Legislature passed a new law: Utah Code Annotated 62A-11-704. This law requires the Office of Recovery Services (ORS) to send child support payments through electronic funds transfer beginning May 5, 2008. RS offers two ways for

Utah Arts Council has announced the winners of the Poetry Out Loud State Championship: Madison Niermeyer, a senior at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City received first place. Second place was awarded to Rachel Allen, a sophomore from Meridian School in is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on can help you d

Provo and Ogden both ranked high in Forbes Magazine's rankings of metro areas for business and career environment. This year, Provo was ranked 11th and Ogden was ranked 23. Salt Lake City was also in the top 100.

Homeowners go to great lengths to conserve energy in this era of tight budgets and environmental awareness. However, many do not realize that the simple act of planting a tree can result in energy savings. Planting the right tree in the right place is the

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH), Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), has been honored for being among the first 10 states to provide ambulance statistics to the National EMS Database. "Improving patient care and health outcomes are and wil

Includes City Creek, Emigration, lower Parleys, Millcreek, Big Cottonwood, and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Interactive map of the canyons.

According to the report, 2008 Grading the States: a Management Report Card, the State of Utah is the best managed state in the country. Utah received three A grad

Nighttime in the Goblins

Wed, 02 Apr 2008

Visit Goblin Valley State Park. Join the Park Naturalist on April 4th for an evening walk through the goblins. Find out how the goblins came to be and who lurks around in the night! Meet at 8:00 p.m. at the Observation Point above the Valley of the Gobli

This flyer provides important facts and information on the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Congress passed, and the President signed into law, a provision to pay so-called "rebates" to Americans who file tax returns. In so doing, they also extended the payments to include veterans and Social Security recipients who ordinarily do not have to ev

Utah has a variety of geothermal resources that can be used for power generation. This map from the Utah Geological Survey shows some of the prominent locations where geothermal energy is being used in a variety of ways.

A new 4.2 earthquake hit was measured near Wells, Nevada this morning (4/2/2008) at 7:16 am.

Calendar provided by the Logan City Library.

Register online for this event scheduled for April 16th at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

The 2008 meetings of the Ground Shaking, Liquefaction, and Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Groups were held in Salt Lake City February 12-14. Working group members include geologists, engineers, seismologists, and geophysicists from Utah State Univer

The Water Wise Utah partnership is a unique collaborative project designed to meet community needs related to water conservation. Through public broadcasting, museums and libraries, Water Wise Utah will work together for greater impact, and to leverage th

This is the theme for the 2008 Utah Geographic Information Council conference. The conference will be held in Cedar City on April 21-25.

Do you have an aging package or barrel of pesticides and don?t know how to get rid of it? The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) can help you during its annual free pesticide pick up program that is set for Tuesday, April 22, 2008 in Santaquin

This list is maintained by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The eleventh annual Utah Envirothon will be held April 25 & 26, 2008, in Moab. Registration and the Oral Competition will be held on Friday evening at the Moab Arts & Rec Center. The field competition on Saturday will be held on BLM land nearby (specific

Colorful flowers and warmer weather aren't the only signs that spring is here, so are mountain goats at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon! You can see and learn more about the goats at a free wildlife-viewing event. The event will be held Saturday, A

The red, white and blue, bi-level train carried two rail cars (three rail cars when regular service begins) with 130 seats per car and a 200 person capacity. More comfortable than other mass transit options, the Frontrunner seats offer more leg and elbow

The goal of charter schools is to provide additional educational options with quality outcomes for students and parents. Charter schools are public schools open to all students. They operate on public funds without tuition.

Utah's population is projected to double in the next 50 years. Learn how the state's water policy will support that growth. Gayle McKeachnie, Rural Affairs Coordinator in the Governor's Office of Economic Development, will be speaking at the City Library,

The frozen Arctic is home to many types of animals whose struggle to survive against the elements is only being made more difficult by a changing climate. Join staff from Utah?s Hogle Zoo along with Tim Garrett, Assistant Professor in the department of Me

April 12th. How long have humans lived in Utah? When did people start farming and growing corn? Why did the Anasazi abandon their homes in southern Utah? What is archaeology? What can be learned from the study of ancient skeletons or pottery or broke

The annual deafblind conference will be held on April 14-15 at the Davis Conference Center with tracks for parents, paraprofessionals, and professionals.

This week Utah NOW presents The Governor's Monthly News Conference, an unedited exchange between reporters and Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. The Governor speaks in depth about his plan for his healthcare reform task force, including its goals, responsi

An Open-World Delegation from Russia is visiting Utah this week. Learn more on the Utah International Calendar.

The Solid and Hazardous Waste Division provides a public viewing area with information on current hearings and comment periods for hazardous waste requests. The website also includes information on proposed rule changes.

Numerous families of deployed soldiers who don?t have either a computer or a high-speed Internet connection to keep the video streaming, can go to their library and talk and see their deployed family member.

The Genetic Science Learning Center explains how to conduct your own DNA experiments.

On the Spot authorized renewal stations are now available in most areas of the state. On The Spot stations are emission and or/safety inspection stations that offer one-stop inspection and registration renewal services. They are authorized by the Utah Di

Those who'd like to share stories can go to the UDOH Web site ( and click on the 'Utah Health Story Bank' icon. Once at the story bank, they can register and then submit their story. All stories will be kept confidential and will on

Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. It exists in several forms: elemental or metallic mercury, inorganic mercury compounds, and organic mercury compounds. Elemental or metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white me

Spring 2008 Newsletter

The conference will be held on April 12th at Murray High School

Smoke in northern Utah

Wed, 26 Mar 2008

Don't be concerned if you see smoke above some of the wetlands in northern Utah over the next few weeks. The controlled burns that are causing the smoke are actually helping the marsh by reducing a plant called phragmites. Division of Wildlife Resource

Governor Signs Bill

Mar 26 2008

The Governor signed the following bill today:

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