Utah has its very own Linux/OSS IRC hangout on freenode.net, in the channel #utah.
#utah is not limited to PLUG, but has participants from around the state and then some. (See the Local Groups links in the sidebar) We welcome all.
Unlike the mailing lists, nothing is off-topic which is in good taste. Sometimes bad taste is on-topic too. If you get everyone mad at you, we'll probably kickban you with fair warning. As this is Utah, a good rule of thumb is to avoid swearing and be respective of all kinds of religious beliefs.
There are (at least) two bots. ibot is King (Queen?) and brac serves some supplemental functions. ibot keeps logs of the channel at http://ibot.rikers.org/%23utah
and statistics at http://ibot.rikers.org/stats/utah.html.gz.