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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

Twenty-eight town hall meetings will be held statewide with the intent to decrease underage drinking. During the months of March though May, teenagers throughout Utah are engaged in spring break vacations, proms, and graduation parties. This is a critical

Utah is one of only four states that have geothermal power plants. The Geothermal Working Group will meet on April 22-23 at Southern Utah University. Map of Geothermal Avail

The Utah State Tax Commission provided this revenue report on March 13, 2008 for the current fiscal year.

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A multi-state survey of white-tailed prairie dogs is about to begin. What biologists find will be a major factor in deciding whether white-tailed prairie dogs are placed on the federal list of threatened and endangered species. Biologists with the Utah

Read about this and other human services information in the March issue of "The Human Touch".

Visit the Willow Park Zoo

Mon, 24 Mar 2008

Willow Park Zoo, located in Logan, Utah, has a strong commitment to wildlife conservation, public education, and serves as a recreation site for the people of Logan and visitors from all around. Open 362 days a year, each visit to Willow Park Zoo is a

UVSC is scheduled to become Utah Valley University in July 2008. This FAQ responds to your questions.

Read about the activities of Utah's National Guard from Germany to Afghanistan. The Spring issue details how the Guard contributed to the success of the State's pandemic flu exercise.

Nationally and in Utah, the need for talent has increased significantly over the past few years. The Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) is taking steps to address this challenge in Utah?s economy. By teaming up with private industry, and key

Governor Huntsman requests that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission address this important issue.

New estimates released today by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) show slight drops in both the number and percentage of Utahns who were uninsured during 2007. The Utah Healthcare Access Survey (UHAS) shows a decrease from 11.9 percent of Utahns who we

The annual pass which allows vehicle access to all Utah State Parks is available online at a price of $75. You will also receive a nightly discount of $2 at state park campgrounds through 2008. Senior discounts are also available

Utah is offering a state component of the Conservation Innovation Grant. $500,000 in funds is being offered for grants up to $75,000. The deadline for submitting applications to the NRCS Utah State Office is April 4, 2008.

The Pine Valley Guard Station, which sits in an alpine valley north of St. George, was a Civilian Conservation Corps project. Forest Service architect George Nichols designed it, and the CCC boys built it in 1935. For more than a century, people have b

The Utah Department of Transportation will host a series of public open houses next week to discuss the environmental impacts of SR-92 expansion in northern Utah County. The meetings will be held at three separate locations on March 25-27.

This conference will cover a variety of electronic records management topics. Some of the sessions will be on Electronic Records and Legal Responsibilities, Information Technology Standards, Migration and Storage Issues, and the state?s Electronic Record

What: Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff will unveil "The Open Book: A Handbook on Open Meetings and Open Records in Utah" during Sunshine Week. The new 27-page pocket-sized manual is designed to be a quick reference on GRAMA and open meeting laws for

Fingertip Facts 2008

Wed, 19 Mar 2008

Get the latest facts and information on Utah's education system.

A new online calculator will give you an estimate of the stimulus payment you may be due. Just answer a few questions and the calculator will do the rest. Remember: you must file a 2007 tax return in order to receive the payment.

Sun-Earth Day: 2008

Tue, 18 Mar 2008

This year's main event will be on March 20, 2008. Sun-Earth Day is comprised of a series of programs and events that occur throughout the year culminating with a celebration on or near the Spring Equinox. Middle schools are invited to participate in Solar

Utah's nonfarm wage and salaried job growth for February is estimated at 2.3 percent. This continues the recent downward trend in employment growth. January's employment growth has been revised down to 2.6 percent from 2.8 percent. Approximately 28,100 ne

This fact sheet spells out the details of changes made recently to individual income tax for the 2007 and 2008 filing years.

An informal report on the status of women in the Utah labor force. This report provides a broad range of information detailing the changing nature of women in the workplace.

The Children?s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Van Tour rolls on now that new legislation is allowing open enrollment for all eligible children. House Bill 326 provides new funding that keeps enrollment open year-round. Since 2002, funding restraints mean

The Utah Arts Council announces the new state-wide performing arts tour program, OnStage in Utah!Replacing the Utah Arts Councils Utah Performing Arts Tour, OnStage in Utah!coordinates performances by high-quality, nationally touring groups and is open to

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) recently released Special Study 122, "Paleoseismic Reconnaissance of the Sevier Fault, Kane and Garfield Counties, Utah." The Sevier fault trends north-south through southwestern Utah and northern Arizona, extending from

Utah Public Radio and KRCL are partnering to bring you an opportunity to participate in "Replay?". "Replay?" is a campaign to collect and recondition used musical instruments for Utah Public school children throughout the State. The goal is to receive $10

New article in Wildlife Review magazine shares insight into animal survival and the need for humans to be mindful of their habitats.

This guide links to all National Parks in Utah.

Ongoing actions by Utah environmental regulators, industry, and the public are more critical than ever to meet the new tougher ozone levels announced today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Already, air quality officials have been working wi

Lehi City submitted a suggested roadway alternative for the Mountain View Corridor (MVC) to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in August 2007. UDOT and FHWA agreed to evaluate the 4800 North Connecto

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt using a global positioning satellite (GPS) unit. Camp Floyd State Park is hosting a geocache treasure hunt in locating various sites within in the park of various historical interests. The event will be held on Satu

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