Posts related to ‘Education’

Governor to energy industry: planning key to long-term success

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert emphasized the importance of Utah’s energy sector to spur economic development and the need to work together for a brighter energy future at the fourth annual Governor’s Energy Summit Thursday. Praising them for their activity to deliver affordable, sustainable and clean energy to Utah, the governor encouraged energy industry workers to continue […]

Gov. Herbert attends 100th Black and White Days, visits school in northern Utah

Posted on: May 15th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert visited northern Utah Friday where he greeted elementary students in Hyrum and met dairy farmers from around the state at the centennial Black and White Days celebration. This year marked the 100th Black and White Days, an annual celebration of Utah’s incredible dairy industry held in Richmond. Gov. Herbert thanked dairy industry […]

Lt. Gov. Cox tells Dixie St. graduates to build eulogy virtues, not resume virtues

Posted on: May 13th, 2015

  President Williams, faculty members, staff, distinguished graduates, parents family and friends. Congratulations to the class of 2015! Thank you for giving me this distinct honor to address you on this very special occasion. Now, I know what you are thinking: UVU gets Mitt Romney, Weber State gets NBA star Damian Lillard…and we get…this guy? […]

Prison relocation public events announced

Posted on: May 4th, 2015

Utahns will be able to visit counties of the prospective sites for the new state prison to view informational displays and ask questions of a Prison Relocation Commission panel in just a few short weeks. In a letter sent Friday, Sen. Jerry Stevenson and Rep. Brad Wilson announced three dates for on-site informational public events […]

Utah maintains AAA bond rating

Posted on: May 1st, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and State Treasurer Richard K. Ellis announced this week the closing of two refunding bond sales and the corresponding affirmation of the state’s superior general obligation bond rating by all three rating agencies – Standard & Poor’s (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa) and Fitch Ratings (AAA). Utah is one of only […]

Governor visits students in Beaver and Piute counties

Posted on: April 16th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert met with students in Beaver and Piute counties yesterday to share the importance of education and listen as they sang and told stories about their schools and communities. He stopped at Circleville Elementary (students from nearby Oscarson Elementary were also in attendance) Beaver High School and Piute High School. Students from Circleville […]

A look back on presidential visits to Utah

Posted on: April 6th, 2015

Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert greeted President Barack Obama as he made his first trip to Utah as president. The visit by Mr. Obama marks the state’s 132 presidential visit to the state. Present and past governors have showcased Utah’s beauty during presidential visits. Nineteen presidents have visited the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square, two presidents […]

Governor signs bills to benefit Utah’s tribes during special ceremony

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert signed three bills that benefit Utah’s tribes into law Monday during a special ceremony at the Utah Capitol attended by leaders of the Navajo Nation. The three bills the governor signed were HB 33 American Indian-Alaskan Native Education Amendments, SB 90 Utah Navajo Royalties Amendment and SCR 2 Concurrent Resolution Regarding Navajo […]

Governor joins local Boy Scouts to fight hunger

Posted on: March 24th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert joined the Utah Food Bank and Boy Scouts of America to kick off the 29th annual Scouting For Food drive. Scouting for Food is an annual event in which more than 55,000 Utah Boy Scouts go door-to-door to collect food items for the Utah Food Bank. “Hunger is a problem that affects […]

Governor signs LGBT nondiscrimination and religious liberty bill

Posted on: March 12th, 2015

Gov. Herbert signed SB 296 Antidiscrimination and Religious Freedom Amendments into law Thursday night during a public ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. SB 296 addresses LGBT discrimination and religious freedoms. “I have no doubt that the eyes of the nation are upon us as we have shown a way to resolve a somewhat contentious issue […]