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DEQ is hosting a Stakeholder meeting Monday, June 2 from 10 am to 2 pm (MDT) at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Building 2, Room 101 (168 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss results from research co

A new administrative rule will create procedures for the Office of Recovery Services/Child Support Services (ORS/CSS) to order an administrative suspension of a person's driving privileges when the person is in arrears on a child support obligation. The

The unemployment rate dropped to 3.1% in April compared to 5.0% nationally. Approximately 24,800 new jobs have been created over the past year. Read about it or listen to the soundclip.

Catch the last free clinic this month at Palisade State Park golf course next Wednesday beginning at 5:30 pm.

Mark your calendars! Saturday June 7, 2008 is the 7th annual Bear River Celebration & Free Fishing Day from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Logan's Willow Park. This celebration has become a pinnacle event in the Logan community and brings an invaluable experien

Utah Geological Survey has created a new GIS database being used to earthquake hazard zones. Read about it in the May issue of Survey Notes.

After the advent of antibiotics during the 20th century, infectious diseases appeared likely to vanish as a common cause of human illness. However, new threats, such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, cryptosporidiosis, and E. coli O157:H7, have refuted that possibility.

UDOT is employing advanced technology to accelerate construction and reduce delays on Innovate 80, which encompasses six projects along the I-80 Corridor. These technologies include Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), a reversible barrier system and de

Governor Huntsman will sign the following ceremonial bills on Thursday

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paid tribute to the emergency medical professionals representing the many dedicated heroes whose mission is saving lives. The annual EMS Award Ceremony commemorated the 2008 N

Utah's construction industry is now on a downward trend. Chief Economist, Mark Knold, presents an analysis of the current status of this important industry sector in the state.

Western Climate Initiative (WCI)Partners released their consolidated draft recommendations for the design of a joint system to reduce climate changing greenhouse gases, and meet their regional goal to roll back those emissions 15 percent below 2005 level

Governor Jon Huntsman has launched a new, more interactive Web site, http://Governor.Utah.Gov. Utah is one of the most connected states in the nation and Governor Huntsman is committed to keeping up to date information available through the Internet. "

High fuel prices and cool Spring temperatures have many families still fretting energy bills. If yours is a low-income household, the state Home Energy Assistance Target Program (HEAT) may be able to help. Surplus funding from the U.S. Department of Heal

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) has released a new geologic map covering an area of approximately 50 square miles from Hurricane Mesa on the north to Gooseberry Mesa on the south, divided by the Virgin River. The town of Virgin is included in the map ar

Flash-animated Lake Bonneville through time.

The 2008 Energy Efficiency Initiative Report prepared by the Department of Administrative Services identifies measures underway that will significantly reduce the state's energy requirements. These include improved building designs and the use of energy-

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America Across our Nation, law enforcement officers carry the great responsibility of protecting their fellow citizens. On Peace Officers' Memorial Day and during Police Week, we honor these brave

The Provo City Library at Academy Square is sponsoring the first Provo Children?s Book Festival on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, 550 N. University Ave.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) applauds the recent passage of House Bill 101, a measure that could save children?s lives. The 'Emergency Injection for Anaphylactic Reaction Act' will allow students with foo

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman has launched a new, more interactive Web site, http://governor.utah.gov.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is accepting grant applications for projects designed to reduce the size and frequency of wildland fires. The grants are being awarded through the newly created Invasive Species Mitigation Fund (ISMF) to

The Utah Permanent Community Impact Board (CIB) Thursday approved $267,349 in supplemental funding to cover higher-than-expected construction costs on the expansion of the Blackhawk Arena. Most of the money, $180,000, will come as a zero-interest loan to

Request the DVD online.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and Gov. Jon Huntsman today celebrated the beginning of construction of the new Unified State Lab (USL). The USL is a three-story, 81,000 square-foot facility that will house a variety of public health laboratories and

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has re-opened state Route 35, through Wolf Creek Pass, to motorists. S.R. 35 is a seasonal highway and due to heavy snowfall in the area, it becomes cost -prohibitive to keep the pass open for travel during th

Across our Nation, law enforcement officers carry the great responsibility of protecting their fellow citizens.

The State Weed board proposes to create three noxious weed categories. These classes are: Class A: Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR); Class B: (Control); and Class C: (Containment). The new noxious weeds are: 1) Blackhenbane, 2) Dalmation toadflax, 3)

The Utah Department of Health?s (UDOH) TRUTH campaign awarded star-style treatment to 13 fourth- and fifth-grade students who earned top honors in The TRUTH from Youth Anti-tobacco Advertising Contest. Winners were announced during an awards ceremony, bir

The Utah GIS Portal now offers a online discussion forum for registered users. The intention of this forum is to discuss Utah-specific GIS topics and to further the ability of the Utah GIS user community to act as a resource to one another.

The black-footed ferret is one of Utah's most endangered species. These animals rely on prairie dogs for both food and shelter. Although once thought to be extinct, they are now making a comeback.

Utah?s nonfarm wage and salaried job growth for April is estimated at 2.0 percent. March?s employment growth remains unrevised at 2.1 percent. Approximately 24,800 new jobs have been created in the Utah economy over the past year, raising total wage and s

Last month the Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued this "Mercury Source Protocol" report that provides methods of identifying sources of mercury in lakes and rivers throughout Utah. The DEQ report is the result of the fish consumption advisori

The Utah Clean Coal Program will be hosting a meeting on the Future of Coal in a Carbon-Constrained World on May 23rd, 2008 at the Salt Lake City Main Library. The University of Utah is pleased to announce the formation of the Utah Clean Coal Program, wh

The Spring issue of this St. George city newsletter contains lots of information about what is happening down south, including the development of a new airport.

Free admission, the event will be held on May 20th at the Wasatch County Events Center in Heber.

The Lieutenant Governor?s office has received the formal boundary descriptions for the new school district and has issued a "Certificate of Entity Creation" which formally established the new school district.

Utah OSHA Consultation Program is working to launch a statewide campaign to increase awareness of the importance of Teen Summer Work Safety. UOSH Consultation is working with business associations in industries that typically hire teenage workers in an e

Everyone who makes decisions based on water benefits from AHPS, including farmers, river boat pilots, emergency managers, municipal water supply officials, recreationists and dam operators. AHPS will help emergency managers be more proactive in "fighting"

The Utah Transportation Preservation Advisory Council will meet on May 13, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in the UDOT Rampton Complex, First Floor Conference Room 'A', at 4501 South 2700 West in Salt Lake City.

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