Posts Tagged ‘utah’

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 […]

Forbes guest column misses the mark on Healthy Utah criticism

Posted on: October 30th, 2014

On October 16, 2014 Forbes.com posted an opinion piece by Jonathan Ingram, Nic Horton and Josh Archambault critical of Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan. While the governor can respect differing opinions on important issues such as this, the administration cannot allow the half-truths and blatant misrepresentations presented in the piece to go unchecked. The […]

New partnership aims to help educate Utah teachers

Posted on: August 1st, 2014

This morning Gov. Herbert and Pluralsight, a Utah-based online training company for technology and creative professionals, announced an exciting new partnership to help  Utah teachers. Pluralsight, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Utah System of Higher Education will donate free one-year subscriptions to the company’s online training library to all […]

Gov. Herbert taps Val Hale to lead state’s economic development

Posted on: July 29th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Val Hale as director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Hale will assume his new role on Mon., Aug. 4, 2014. “Val is a man of extraordinary experience, talent and drive, with a unique background in economic development, marketing, public relations, international affairs, government and community relations,” said […]

Mrs. Herbert give glimpse into life as First Lady

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014

We spend a lot of time on this blog keeping you up to date with everything going on in the Governor’s Office–and naturally that focuses on Gov. Herbert, himself. But this week viewers of KSL’s Studio 5 had the opportunity to get to know the First Lady, Jeanette Herbert, a little better. Check out the […]

Making government work for Utahns: Utah’s Real Estate Division

Posted on: June 13th, 2014

We all want a more efficient government that can play its role without slowing down the wheels of commerce. When we succeed, it’s good for the economy and for all Utahns. With a booming economy and a growing housing industry, Utah has solidified its position as the best place to raise a family–and that often […]

Western Governors’ Association: Water in the Changing West

Posted on: June 10th, 2014

This morning at the Western Governors’ Association meetings in Colorado Springs, Gov. Herbert participated in and moderated a panel on “Water in the Changing West,” along with several other governors from Western states and other experts. In his opening remarks, Gov. Herbert said: In “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” Benjamin Franklin wrote: “When the well’s dry, we […]

Utah signs agreement advancing travel, tourism opportunities on federal lands

Posted on: June 9th, 2014

This morning, Governor Gary R. Herbert joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between members of the Western States Tourism Policy Council and U.S. Federal Agencies recognizing the economic importance of tourism on federal lands and waters. “Tourism in Utah is an integral part of our […]

Utah’s new state tree

Posted on: March 27th, 2014

Gov. Herbert visited the Monroe Elementary in Sevier County where he signed a bill that got its origins in a Junior Rams 4th grade class. The bill, SB41, changes the official state tree from the Colorado Blue Spurce to the Utah Quaking Aspen. The students chose the aspen because a colony of trees develop a […]

A Tribute to Firefighters

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013

By Governor Gary R. Herbert It’s been said: “All men were created equal, and then a few became firefighters.” I wholeheartedly agree. I could not conclude otherwise after seeing firsthand the heroism and dedication of many of the firefighters who are battling the blazes that have destroyed 14 homes and charred more than 67,000 acres […]