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November 29, 2021
From the Office of Dodge, Wiggle, Hack, Shrug & DeCamp, LLC

The future is all about strategic adaptation within culturally acceptable parameters.

November 23, 2021
Land Use Training

The Utah Land Use Institute is pleased to announce that the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman has approved a grant that will allow us to provide training to local leaders, free of charge to sponsors and those who attend. The training can include three-hour, one four-hour, or two – two-hour workshops. Three hours of […]

November 15, 2021

Greetings!  Looks like I’m at it again, trying to get a regular online commentary going on what’s happening in the rapidly changing world of community planning and land use regulation in our fair state of Utah (oops, I mean pretty, great state!).  I’ve been urged on by my colleagues at the Utah Land Use Institute […]

November 12, 2021
Paul Allred: Career Reflections & Valuable Advice – Part 3

Given your experience, what are some of the “lessons learned” you can share with us?

November 10, 2021
Cache Summit 2021

The summit provides a forum for discussing critical growth issues, provides education which addresses local planning needs, and brings people together to tackle tough planning and development-related issues.

November 5, 2021

(BLM Release) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip Field Office, in coordination with the Kanab Field Office (Utah) and, are  preparing to transition the in-person lottery for next day hiking permits to the Wave in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness to a mobile based geofence system. The mobile geofence system allows for […]

November 3, 2021
Paul Allred: Career Reflections & Valuable Advice (Part 2)

Being fired from my job in 2002 was brutal. I had worked like a madman for my employer for almost a decade and was fired “without cause”—which really hurt.

October 29, 2021
New mountain bike trail opens, offering ‘magnificent views’ outside Zion’s east side

ORDERVILLE, Kane County — The first 10 miles of a new mountain bike trail system near the east entrance of Zion National Park is now open but many more miles are yet to come. A ceremonial ribbon was cut Wednesday, by representatives from state and local entities, as well as the Zion National Park superintendent, to officially […]

October 29, 2021
Paul Allred: Career Reflections & Valuable Advice

this is the first of three articles to be published on Paul and his career throughout November 2021.

October 25, 2021
UDOT seeks public input on rural Utah transportation plans

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is seeking the public’s input on new transportation planning throughout rural parts of Utah. The “Long-Range Rural Transportation Plan” aims to address transportation needs for the next 25 to 30 years. “Involving communities is an important part of our transportation planning process,” said Jay Aguilar, UDOT’s state long-range planning manager. […]

October 25, 2021
AICP awards Citizen Planner
USU Young Alumna of the Year – Shannon Ellsworth, AICP

Shannon Ellsworth’s heart bleeds blue. A third-generation Aggie, Ellsworth spent her freshman year living in Snow Hall — named after her grandfather, Alva Snow. After graduating in 2013 with a bachelor’s in landscape architecture and environmental planning, Ellsworth worked to develop policies and solutions for natural resources and land management strategies throughout rural areas in […]

October 13, 2021
Electric Vehicles Are on the Rise. Is Your Community Ready?

What local governments and planners can to do start building much-needed charging networks.

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