Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued a call for a special session of the Utah State Legislature for Monday, Sept. 16, that will focus on issues related to medical cannabis, especially how it will be dispensed now that the State of Utah will no longer be involved, according to a statement from the Governor’s Office.
If iconic Utah journalist-turned-historian Rod Decker’s book, “Utah Politics – The Elephant in the Room,” is half as entertaining and informative as was his lecture Tuesday night at the Museum of Moab, readers are in for a treat.
Work on Highway 128 from milepost 20 to its junction
with Interstate 70 resumed Monday as crews leveled lanes with asphalt from
milepost 20 to 24. Once finished, they will apply the final layer starting at
milepost 38 and work south.
New research shows the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline, the largest new diversion of the Colorado River, will cost an estimated $3.2 billion for Utah taxpayers, according to the Utah Rivers Council. The estimates come amid concern over the pipeline’s financial impacts on local ratepayers and taxpayers.
Utah’s education savings plan called “my529” announced Tuesday that it has more than 400,000 accounts under its management. The accounts, with account owners and beneficiaries distributed throughout Utah and the United States, represent a growing number of families who choose to invest in the plan to save for education costs, according to a press release from the program.
Utah State Treasurer David Damschen Tuesday announced that the Utah Unclaimed Property Division reunited a record-breaking $29.3 million in lost property with rightful owners in fiscal year 2019.
The Utah Department of Transportation will begin a two-mile safety improvement project on U.S. Highway 191 as early as Monday, Aug. 19 between La Sal Junction and Hole-‘N’-The-Rock that will require regular road closures to accommodate blasting.
After a representative for the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration announced in April plans to bring a Love’s Travel Stop to SITLA land in southern Spanish Valley, many residents reacted with rage and displeasure at the idea, citing concerns with crime and pollution.
The Utah Department of Transportation in a statement emailed Monday announced it is developing its Statewide Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan to forecast transportation needs in rural communities for the next 30 years. UDOT has identified an initial list of projects and is asking for public input through Aug. 26.
State lawmakers, local officials and Moab residents convened at the Grand Center to talk about tax reform on Saturday, July 20, and many locals came away feeling heard.
During the recent annual Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conference held in Manhattan, Kansas, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Director Mike Fowlks was voted as the president of the organization, according to DWR spokesperson Faith Jolley.
The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, in cooperation with the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, has grant funding available to nonprofit cultural heritage organizations and local governments for historical records preservation projects.