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Gov. Hebert was inducted into the Utah Tourism Hall of Fame this week. The honor came as a recognition of his leadership in opening Utah’s five national parks during the federal government shutdown last year.

“We have scarcely tapped the surface of what is possible,” said Governor Herbert. “More than 95% of our customers live outside of the U.S. Think about it—that is 7 billion potential customers”

This week we celebrated the 20th anniversary of UDOT's Incident Management Team.

Governor Gary R. Herbert stopped by Salt Lake City International Airport to salute World War II veterans as they took their Honor Flight to see the World War II memorial in the nation's capital.

“This is the first time our department has put together a report with such a broad set of health indicators by Utah Small Areas,” said Michael Friedrichs, UDOH epidemiologist.

Just look at the economic numbers tied to HAFB. It employs more than 20,000 personnel and has a yearly federal payroll of nearly $1.2 billion. It has a total economic impact is $3 billion per year.

Just a few days are left until the fair comes to a close on September 14th. Don't miss out on the great activities and interesting displays this year.

The public expects to be able to interact with their government using new convenient technologies, and with the new services that states like Utah are delivering, that expectation is being met, Sander said.

This year's state fair includes entertainment by the Beach Boys, Grand Funk Railroad, and Zendaya. Don't miss the Utah's Own Rodeo and of course all the rides, fun, and agricultural exhibits that you always expect at the Fair.

Anna Mancuso, a Centenarian Celebration ‘regular’, was pleased to carry the honor of oldest person in Utah at 110 years young. Surrounded by four of her family members, Mancuso was cracking jokes at her table

Daring to Dream Big

Mon, 25 Aug 2014

Instead of letting her formidable teenage years of trauma define her, Cindy wanted to define herself. She was the first in her family to attend college.

The Utah Global forum will help businesses export successfully and adapt to today’s global marketplace and succeed in untapped markets.

Several options for relocating the Fairpark were explored, ranging from rebuilding the same structures at a new location to creating a traveling fair partnering with county fairs.

From Beaver to Farmington, you'll find lots of activity going on this week at county fairs throughout the state.

"He set a daunting goal of making Utah the number one performing economy in America and the premier global business destination," Business Facilities magazine reports. "The results can't be denied"

June’s job growth is the highest thus far in 2014, both in terms of rate and numerical change compared to 2013. A growing job market aligns with the downward trend in the unemployment rate over the last three months.

Pioneer Day is an official state holiday celebrated July 24th of every year. The day commemorates the Mormon pioneers passage into the Salt Lake Valley from Emigration Canyon in 1847

The Utah Geological Survey has created a new interactive map service to help visitors explore the many fossil and dinosaur-related venues across the state of Utah.

Recently, the Alta Hotshots were recognized by the Great Basin Coordinating Group and statused with EGBCC and NIFC as type 1. The Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands now sponsers two IHCs out of the Lone Peak Center.

Utah is the second driest state in the country. We are the highest water users per person. With the ever changing climate and population projections Utahns need to change the way we use water. Conserve 25% by 2025!

15 miles of Mountain View Corridor opened December 15, 2012 in Salt Lake County from 16000 South to 5400 South. In fall of 2011, three miles opened in Utah County at 2100 North between I-15 and Redwood Road

Free concerts of folk and ethnic music and dance are presented selected Monday evenings in July and August at 7 p.m. in front of the Chase Home Museum in the middle of Liberty Park

Results will not be posted until polls close at 8 PM on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014. To find your polling place, visit vote.utah.gov. Visit electionresults.utah.gov at 8pm

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is responsible for the maintenance of eight mountain passes that are closed during the winter months. This study looks at feasibility of opening some of these roadways.

Is your business/org participating in the 2014 Clear the Air challenge? Sign up today at cleartheairchallenge.org. Begins July 1!

Be sure to check vote.utah.gov for the times and locations when early voting is available in your area.

After nearly 5 years at the helm of Utah’s economic development efforts, Spencer P. Eccles, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is departing state government to form a private investment company

The new card will replace the current color-coded, full sheet of paper that shows a member’s eligibility each month. Medicaid cards will no longer be mailed each month.

The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs in cooperation with the Fort Douglas Military Museum will be hosting an event to commemorate and honor those veterans and their families who fought during the D-Day invasion

The Utah Department of Public Safety and law enforcement agencies throughout the State kicked off the 15th annual "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement mobilization with a nod to the past but an eye on motorists' futures.

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) is developing a field method to evaluate the condition of wetlands in the state using a variety of plant, hydrologic, soil, and landscape data.

May is Utah Bike Month

Mon, 12 May 2014

Get out and get fit while enjoying the beauty of Utah. This site shares bicycling events happening this week throughout the state during Utah Bike Month.

Golden Spike National Historic Site will commemorate the 145th anniversary by presenting a special ceremony with guest speakers, honoring those that lost their lives while building the transcontinental railroad

Utah Archaeology Week celebrates Utah’s rich archaeological and cultural resources with a week of lectures and hands-on learning.

The Summit will explore opportunities for start-ups, women entrepreneurs, high technology and investor based companies.

Governor Gary R. Herbert's 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan's sixth recommendation states that "Utah should have a statewide plan for reducing energy consumption." Public comment period on this plan is open until May 9

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.

While Utah's seat belt use rate has increased from 67.4% in 2000 to the 2012 rate of 81.9%, the usage rate of truck drivers is significantly behind the state average

The 2014 Governor's State of Sport Awards celebrate Utah's Sports Industry and honors excellence in high school, amateur, collegiate, Olympic and professional sports for the 2013 calendar year.

As Utah continues to be one of the nations top states for business, the Summit is designed to enhance Utah business across the local, national and global marketplace.

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