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Salt Lake City, Utah -- Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has appointed Gregory M. Jones, PhD as the new State Science Advisor.

Governor Huntsman Announces a $104.8 Million Surplus for FY 2005

News Release
September 08, 2005

Karl Malone Visits with Hurricane Guests

News Release
September 08, 2005

CAMP WILLIAMS, UTAH*Karl Malone and Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. visited with guests displaced by Hurricane Katrina at Camp Williams this morning.

Malone, former Utah Jazz power forward, was invited by the Governor to visit with the guests. Malone, originally from Louisiana, mingled with the guests at breakfast, shaking hands, taking pictures and signing autographs.

Lt. Governor Leads Delegation to Texas

News Release
September 08, 2005

 

Group to Study Transportation Projects in Preparation for Summit

 

Camp Williams, Utah - Below is the latest information regarding UTA services for today, September 8, 2005 to Sunday, September 11, 2005.

Camp Williams, Utah - One Greyhound bus is scheduled to pick up Hurricane Katrina guests at the Readiness Center, beginning today. The bus will stop in Denver, Colo., where people traveling to other areas will board different buses.

Camp Williams, Utah - Utah Law Enforcement officials have conducted background checks on all adult Hurricane Katrina guests at Camp Williams.

Camp Williams, Utah - A total of 44 Hurricane Katrina guests were hired today at a job fair held by the Department of Workforce Services.

Camp Williams, Utah - Utah Senator Orrin G. Hatch has sent a letter to Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, asking her to not enforce the McKinney-Vento Act for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Due to the ongoing media coverage of the Hurricane Katrina guests staying at Camp Williams, media access to the base will now be as follows:

Salt Lake City, Utah -- The State of Utah and Utah's counties are pleased with a decision rendered Thursday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Job Fair to be held Camp Williams

News Release
September 07, 2005

WHO: WHAT: Department of Workforce Services Job Fair

WHERE: Camp Williams, Community Center #615

WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 2005 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Greyhound Buses Transport Evacuees

News Release
September 07, 2005

Camp Williams, Utah * Two buses are currently scheduled to pick up evacuees at 5 p.m. at the Readiness Center. Both buses are headed for Dallas, Texas.

From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Greyhound representatives handed out vouchers at the Readiness Center. Approximately 280 evacuees initially signed up for vouchers prior to today. As of 3 p.m., only 90 had actually obtained vouchers.

Both buses will also stop in Denver, Colorado.

Steak Fry at Camp Williams

News Release
September 07, 2005

WHO: Hurricane Katrina Guests

WHAT: A Steak Fry Dinner

WHERE: Camp Williams, Mess Hall #506 and #507

WHEN: TODAY, September 7 6:30 p.m.

Governor Huntsman to Tour Camp Williams Evacuee Center

News Release
September 06, 2005

Who: Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

What: Governor Huntsman will tour the evacuee center at Camp Williams

When: TODAY! September 6, 2005 10:00 a.m.

Where: Camp Williams Readiness Center (Approximately 17800 South Redwood Road)

State Finance Director Appointed

News Release
September 06, 2005

John Reidhead has been named Director of the Division Finance for the State of Utah. The appointment was announced today by Administrative Services Director, D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli. "I appreciate Governor Huntsman's support and confidence in my appointment," said Dixon Pignanelli "John Reidhead will protect the accounting interests of the state and serve as an excellent administrator and liaison with all government agencies."

Katrina Relief Hotline no Longer Taking Offers for Assistance

News Release
September 06, 2005

Camp Williams, Utah - Beginning this afternoon at 3 p.m., the Katrina Relief Hotline, 1-866-873-2437, will stop accepting offers for assistance for evacuees located at Camp Williams. As of this afternoon, the hotline has received close to 7,000 calls. Thanks to the high number of calls, officials believe there is an ample supply of resources to meet the needs of the evacuees. The line could reopen, should the need arise.

Evacuees Receive Bus Passes and New Route Service begins today from Camp Williams to TRAX

News Release
September 06, 2005

Hurricane Evacuee Update

News Release
September 06, 2005

Camp Williams, Utah * Here are some updates to numbers of interest from Camp Williams.

A Change in Media Access Hours to Camp Williams

News Release
September 06, 2005

Camp Williams, Utah * The hours of media access to Camp Williams are changing, effective Wednesday, September 7, 2005. In addition, some new rules will take effect.

The new media access hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Consideration will be given to special requests for access before and after those hours.

Preparations Underway to Educate Evacuee Students

News Release
September 05, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH*Arrangements are currently underway to ensure that the children and teenagers, currently housed at the evacuee center at Camp Williams, will be able to stay on base for school.

Evacuees Find Homes

News Release
September 05, 2005

CAMP WILLIAMS, UTAH*Hurricane Katrina victims who were evacuated to Utah are beginning to find places to stay. So far, 15 evacuees were able to pay for their own transportation to destinations of their choice. More than 80 others have made connection with relatives or friends and efforts are underway to provide transportation to reunite them with those people.

Media Requests to Camp Williams

News Release
September 05, 2005

CAMP WILLIAMS, UTAH-Due to interest in the sheltering of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, we have put the following media ground rules in place:

- All media requests for access to Camp Williams for evacuee-related coverage must be made through the Joint Information Center (JIC).

Media Requests to Camp Williams

News Release
September 05, 2005

CAMP WILLIAMS, UTAH-Due to interest in the sheltering of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, we have put the following media ground rules in place:

- All media requests for access to Camp Williams for evacuee-related coverage must be made through the Joint Information Center (JIC).

Governor Huntsman Orders Lowering of Flags

News Release
September 05, 2005

Salt Lake City, Utah -- In cooperation with the President of the United States, Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to half-staff until sunset on the evening of Tuesday, September 20, 2005.

JetBlue Scheduled to Bring More Evacuees to Utah

News Release
September 04, 2005

WHO: Hurricane evacuees from New Orleans

WHAT: Arriving in Utah via JetBlue Airlines

WHEN: TODAY! Sunday, September 04, 2005 Approximately 5:40 p.m.

WHERE: Utah Air National Guard Base

WHY: JetBlue continues to shuttle evacuees from the hurricane ravaged areas to Utah. This will bring the total number of evacuees in Utah to approximately 600.

Hurricane Evacuees May Arrive in Salt Lake City

News Release
September 03, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY*Two National Guard KC 135 aircraft will leave the Utah Air National Guard Base today for New Orleans, one at 11 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. to bring back possible hurricane evacuees.

The first aircraft won't arrive back in Salt Lake City before 6 p.m. The second aircraft won't return prior to 9 p.m. Each plane can carry up to 50 evacuees.

Keeping Monetary Contributions within Utah

News Release
September 03, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY-The United Ways of Utah has established a fund for people who want to donate to the relief efforts in Utah. The hotline number, 801-736-8929 or the web site www.uw.org, is for monetary donations only. All of the funds contributed will stay in Utah.

Hurricane Evacuees Expected

News Release
September 03, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY*A JetBlue flight is anticipated to arrive at the Utah National Guard Airbase tonight at 7:11 p.m. There are 152 hurricane evacuees on board who are believed to be from the New Orleans area. This will be the first arrival of evacuees from the hurricane-ravaged area.

Media access will be as follows:

Utah Declares a State of Emergency

News Release
September 03, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY*Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has declared a state of emergency in Utah.

Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Facts for Utah

News Release
September 03, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY*Six hurricane evacuee facts specific to the State of Utah are as follows:

- Five buses are waiting at the airport to take evacuees to Camp Williams.

- Four crisis counselors are available at the airport and eight more are at Camp Williams to assist evacuees.

- Ministers from various denominations will be at the airport as people arrive.

First Hurricane Evacuees Arrive in Utah

News Release
September 03, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY*Just after 7 p.m. this evening, more than 150 hurricane evacuees stepped off of a JetBlue flight at the Utah National Guard Airbase.

Sunday Service to be Held at Camp Williams

News Release
September 03, 2005

WHO: Reverend France Davis of the Calvary Baptist Church and Hurricane Evacuees

WHAT: Sunday Service for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

WHEN: Sunday, September 4, 2005 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Camp Williams Chapel (Directions are available at the front gate)

NOTE: Camp Williams is scheduled to open to the media beginning at 3 p.m. This is subject to change.

Utah Joint Information Center Now Closed

News Release
September 03, 2005

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) * The Joint Information Center (JIC) for the Katrina Relief effort in Utah has been closed until further notice. Use of the Media Inquiry Line, 538-3401 has also been discontinued. Media inquiries may be directed to the following individuals:

State Officials to Provide Briefing on Plans for Handling Displaced Hurricane Victims

News Release
September 01, 2005

WHO: Verdi White, Director of Homeland Security, Department of Public Safety, Utah National Guard Officials

WHAT: State officials will provide a briefing on preparations in the event that displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina are relocated to Utah.

WHEN: TODAY, September 1, 2005 11:00 a.m.

Hurricane Katrina Volunteer Email Address

News Release
September 01, 2005

WHAT: Along with the toll free number, 866-873-2437 ( through the Department of Health), an email address, katrinavolunteers@utah.gov, has been created for volunteers and community services to offer their time, help, advice and expertise.

WHEN: The email address is currently active

Governor Huntsman Appoints Seventh Judicial Nominating Commission

News Release
September 01, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH*Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. recently appointed seven people to the Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission. The Seventh Judicial District consists of Emery, San Juan, Grand and Carbon Counties.

Each individual has been appointed to serve a four year term on the Judicial Nominating Commission. By state law, the bipartisan commission includes lawyers and non-lawyers.

Governor Huntsman Urges Public to Support American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

News Release
August 31, 2005

Lt. Governor to Announce Statewide Voting Solution Two Utah Cities will Use New Voting Equipment this Fall

News Release
August 31, 2005

Governor Huntsman Updates Utah's Response to Hurricane Relief Efforts

News Release
August 31, 2005

WHO: Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr.

WHAT: News conference to update Utah's efforts to provide relief efforts to the victims of Hurricane Katrina

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, August 31, 2005

WHERE: Governor's Board Room East Building, State Capitol Complex

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