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Governor Speaks at Southern Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

Posted on: October 6th, 2017

    Utahns all across the state have much to be proud of. We have our world-class snow and ski resorts, our thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails, our rivers, lakes and streams teeming with trout and other game fish — as well as abundant wildlife in our mountains forests and deserts, and […]

Puerto Rico Needs Utah’s Help

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Governor Herbert sent the following letter to a wide variety of religious organizations, asking Utahns to appeal to the better angels in their nature and reach out to help our fellow U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. You can find his personal appeal to Utah citizens on […]

How Utahns Can Help in the Wake of the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017

We all mourn the tragic and horrific events of last night’s shooting, and our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their friends. We encourage all Utahns to reach out, and do what they can to alleviate the great suffering in our neighboring state. There are several ways you can help today. Donate […]

Governor Herbert Testifies About Healthcare Before United States Senate Committee

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

On September 7, Governor Gary R. Herbert testified before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about stabilizing the individual health insurance market. He spoke on a panel of five governors, including Governors Bill Haslam of Tenessee, Steve Bullock of Montana, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, and John Hickenlooper of Colorado. You […]

Governor’s Summer Reading Program: Read with the Bees

Posted on: July 5th, 2017

School’s out for summer, but learning should never take a break. This year Governor and Mrs. Herbert have partnered again with organizations across the state, including KSL’s Read Today, the Deseret News, and McDonald’s to provide another fun summer reading program: Read with the Bees. The Governor’s Summer Reading Program began with Governor Olene Walker, […]

Wasatch Resource Recovery Groundbreaking

Posted on: June 16th, 2017

Using a process known as anaerobic digestion, Utah’s new Wasatch Resource Recovery project will transform food waste into natural gas. Yesterday, Governor Gary R. Herbert participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for Utah’s first anaerobic digestion facility for processing food waste. Using the latest technologies available, the facility will begin turning our garbage into clean, renewable […]

Flag Day, A Day to Honor Our Great Nation

Posted on: June 14th, 2017

There are several days each year set aside to honor our country and pay tribute to the ideals upon which it was founded. One of these special days is Flag Day. Each June 14, we pay tribute to our flag. While celebrating our star-spangled banner might seem simplistic or redundant, it is anything but. More […]

Governor Begins Tour Recognizing Clean Air Innovation

Posted on: June 9th, 2017

Air quality is a significant concern for Utahns, and there are a number of contributing factors. The natural makeup of valleys along the Wasatch Front seals in cold air in the valleys in the winter, trapping pollutants in a cloud above our cities, and in the summer, forest fires throw smoke into the mix. Along […]

Utah Poised for Further Economic Development

Posted on: June 8th, 2017

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) approved the expansion and development of three innovative and growing companies in Utah. The companies are Alliance Data Systems, Amazon, and Podium. All three are very competitive projects, and we are fortunate to have them in Utah. The projects announced today will bring more than $250 million in […]

Staying Safe on Utah roads during the 100 Deadliest Days

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017

  Memorial Day marks the start of the summer season. In Utah, the summer season can mean a lot of things. Along with hundreds of thousands of students taking a break from school, family trips become far more frequent. At the same time, summer marks another, more somber time; the 100 deadliest days on Utah roads. Historically, from […]