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UDOT's "Walking School Bus" - an organized effort in which students walk or bike to and from school together under the supervision of at least one adult - is presented as one of the innovative solutions featured in the new video.

Governor, treasurer announce $16 million in savings

2015 Sorenson Legacy Awards

Mon, 04 May 2015

The Utah State Office of Education, with support from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation honored the 2015 recipients of the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education.

The free seminar will be held May 6 at the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City. It begins at 7 p.m.

How to Choose Your Career

Mon, 04 May 2015

Having a goal for where you want to be ten years from now usually requires a plan to get there.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 3rd District Juvenile Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Christine Decker, effective Feb. 16, 2015. The 3rd Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

Governor, treasurer announce $16 million in savings. SALT LAKE CITY (April 30, 2015) - Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Treasurer Richard K. Ellis announced today the closing of two refunding bond sales and the corresponding affirmation of the state's superior general obligation bond rating by all three rating agencies - Standard & Poor's (AAA), Moody's Investors Service (Aaa) and Fitch Ratings (AAA).

A new University of Utah report shows is reliable and valuable. SALT LAKE CITY (April 30, 2015) - A new study released today shows Utahns feel the state's official website,, is valuable resource. The study's release coincides with the unveiling of a new design for, which will make the site even more user-friendly.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 22, 2015) - Last Friday, the latest job report showed Utah's economy continues its strong performance. New rankings released this week indicate Utah's economy is one of the strongest in the nation.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah.Gov, a leader in mobile and online technology, with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) recently launched a free Hunting and Fishing iPhone and Android app. The application gives Utah's outdoor enthusiasts the best information available on their mobile phones and helps them get the most out of their outdoor adventures. The application is Utah's mobile resource for wildlife events, licenses, permits, and communicating with the DWR for outdoor enthusiasts.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is expanding its online services to make it easier to apply for, update, renew and pay for certain licenses. "These expanded online services will make it much easier for our customers to do business with us," said Ken Gee, information technology manager. Beekeepers can now update the locations of their hives online,

We all know that Silicon Valley is the place for entrepreneurs, and word is getting out that the Beehive State is a great setting for startups, but the West isn?t the only locale where American innovation is on fire. It just might have the highest concentration of it. According to NerdWallet's latest study, eight of the 10 'Most Innovative Tech Hubs' in America are located in the West, while six of the top 20 are in California and Utah.

The first annual Crowdfunding Conference, hosted by the SBDC and supported by the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR), will be held Thursday, April 30.

LEHI - Northern Utah County is developing at a rapid pace, emerging as a new frontier of the high-tech industry. In addition to retail attractions such as Cabela's and the Outlets at Traverse Mountain, the area around I-15 at Timpanogos Highway (SR-92) has been dubbed the Silicon Slopes, attracting businesses who want affordable office space, a reliable talent pool from area universities and the high quality of life Utahns enjoy with a variety of outdoor recreation options just minutes away.

While in Washington, D.C., Gov. Gary R. Herbert will hold media access via conference call. The Governor, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives and Utah Senate President will take questions regarding the medicaid expansion efforts following their meeting with Department of Health and Human Services Sec. Sylvia Burwell.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 27, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Hebert issued the following statement:

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) will announce two national finalists and honor 28 Utah middle school students for their written anti-violence entries to Utah's fifteenth annual Do the Write Thing Challenge as part of the National Campaign to Stop Youth Violence. The awards luncheon will be held at the West Jordan Library Viridian Event Center (8030 S. 1825 W.) on April 24, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Student award ceremony starts at approximately 12:20 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 23, 2015) - After serving six years as executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Amanda Smith will leave her post effective on May 22 to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 22, 2015) - Last Friday, the latest job report showed Utah's economy continues its strong performance. New rankings released this week indicate Utah's economy is one of the strongest in the nation.

Utah SEEd standards are available online for the public to view and provide feedback using an online survey tool.

Utah's graduation rate has increased by 8 percentage points over the last five years. In the same period, the dropout rate has declined by 8 percentage points.

The scorecard evaluated all 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to the conduciveness of their legal, regulatory and overall business environment to encourage innovation during the preceding year.

Earth Day at the U

Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The University of Utah celebrates Earth Day, April 22, with live music from a student artist, service and internship opportunities, free T-shirts, stations with interactive sustainable projects and a student art show.

At Goosenecks, the views extend for miles. Alhambra Rock is the dark volcanic intrusion that looms on the horizon, beyond Mexican Hat.

Tech talent clustering is a growing driver of demand for office space in both large and small markets across the U.S., according to a new CBRE Research report

Chief Economist Carrie Mayne talks about Utah's Job Numbers. She explains where we are improving and which industries have been growing the most.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 17, 2015) - Utah's economy continues on a rapid course of expansion, posting strong numbers for March. New figures released today show total job growth of 4.0 percent while private-sector job growth is 4.6 percent.

"The First Lady and I extend our deepest condolences to members of the Bangerter family, and express gratitude on behalf of all Utahns for his service to the state as governor, as a legislator and as Speaker of the Utah House"

The Great Utah Shakeout!

Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Over 940,000 Utahns are registered for today's Great Utah Shakeout. Be ready Utah!

Healthy STEM 5K Run

Wed, 15 Apr 2015

This 5K event is designed for students, parents, and educators to come and engage in Healthy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiences with the community.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Utah Gov. Norman H. Bangerter:

SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. A proclamation entitled, "Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln" directs the flags to be lowered to half-staff on Wed., April 15, 2015.

The state level Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition, hosted by the Utah National Guard, was held April 10-12 at Camp Williams to determine the total-soldier-concept warriors to advance to the regional competition.

With our new 5 and 10 year plan to address intergenerational poverty, we?re outlining a clear policy vision for families stuck in a cycle of poverty, helping them find ways to overcome those barriers.

Depleted uranium is a product of the uranium enrichment process. While it is initially less radioactive than naturally occurring uranium, it becomes more radioactive over time, posing challenges for safe long-term disposal.

The Division of Wildlife Resources has produced a series of five videos that will show you how. The series is titled Turkey Hunting Basics.

Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by North Dakota, Indiana, North Carolina and Arizona, according to the newest edition of Rich States, Poor States

The Utah Array is the neural interface component that allows for the successful use and control of the prosthetic arm by the brain. This technology provides a solution to veterans who selflessly gave a limb for their country

Hear what the STEM Action Center is doing different than "business as usual" in education.

SALT LAKE CITY (April, 9 2015) - Due to recently reported low snowpack and water supply projections, Gov. Gary R. Herbert is encouraging Utahns today to conserve water heading into the spring and summer months. The governor met this afternoon with water supply experts from the Dept. of Natural Resources to get an update on current water supply conditions.

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