KSL: Not sure how to vote for Utah judges? This new website can help

KSL: Not sure how to vote for Utah judges? This new website can help. “Unlike political leaders, judges don’t face challenges from opponents in elections, they instead face a simple retention vote at the end of each term. As each judge nears the end of their term, the performance commission conducts a retention evaluation and votes to decide whether they meet the minimum performance standards. The results are then posted… along with details about the judge’s record, survey results from attorneys, and scoring breakdowns to compare judges to their peers in various categories.”

University of Utah: Celebrating the launch of the France Davis Utah Black Archive

University of Utah: Celebrating the launch of the France Davis Utah Black Archive. “This man marched at Selma. He served as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church for 45 years. He witnessed crosses being burned on the lawn of his church. He survived a life-changing, devastating burn on 30 percent of his body. And for decades he taught at the University of Utah, the institution that donned him with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 1993. So it is only fitting that the J. Willard Marriott Library create a digital archive in the name of Reverend France Davis, retired pastor, father, husband, community leader, civil rights leader, educator.”

USGS: New one-stop shop webpage for all things Great Salt Lake

USGS: New one-stop shop webpage for all things Great Salt Lake. “On the website, users can see how changing lake levels, which recently reached a new historic low, affect local wetlands, biology, economics, safety, recreation and land use. Both current and historical USGS data from the Saltair and Saline gaging stations automatically populate the site’s diagrams with up-to-date lake level information.”

Hill Air Force Base: Base history through newspaper digital archive

Hill Air Force Base: Base history through newspaper digital archive . “Hill AFB’s history has been preserved and now it’s offered free to anyone with computer access. Hill’s base newspaper, the Hilltop Times, and its predecessor, the Hill Fielder is available online in a searchable database offered by the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library.” This looks like an extension of the access that was first established in 2018.

University of Utah: Digitizing 133 years of Salt Lake Tribune newspapers

University of Utah: Digitizing 133 years of Salt Lake Tribune newspapers. “Researchers, historians and genealogists now have an additional 1.6 million pages of The Salt Lake Tribune, at their fingertips. The recent digitizing process added issues dating from 1920 to 2004, to the existing online collection of issues between 1871 and 1919. All 133 years are now keyword searchable and available to the public thanks to a partnership between the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library, Newspapers.com, a division of Ancestry and The Salt Lake Tribune.”

Final scene: Salt Lake City’s Utah Theater meets the wrecking ball (Salt Lake Tribune)

Salt Lake Tribune: Final scene: Salt Lake City’s Utah Theater meets the wrecking ball. “Wrecking cranes began gouging into the blond brick walls of the Utah Theater on Tuesday as a hotly contested demolition of the historic building finally got underway…. Interior features of the neoclassical playhouse, opened in 1919, have also been extensively documented in a digital archive now maintained at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library.”

KSL: Utahns can now easily track crime in their area

KSL: Utahns can now easily track crime in their area. “The Utah Department of Public Safety has a new tool that helps people track the crime happening in their counties. By choosing a county and police jurisdiction, for example, Cottonwood Heights, the Crime in Utah Dashboards will display data and allow anybody using the dashboard to search it.”

Deseret News: Church History Library merges pioneer and missionary records into new biographical database

Deseret News: Church History Library merges pioneer and missionary records into new biographical database. “The Church History Library has merged its Pioneer Database and Missionary Database into a single, combined research tool called the Church History Biographical Database…. The new database maintains the same information, functionality and ease of use as before but with new features and plans to add datasets in the future, said Elder Curtis, who referenced his own ancestors in demonstrating the features of the database.”

Utah State University: Bringing War Home Project Hits the Road

Utah State University: Bringing War Home Project Hits the Road. “It seems like every family has that box in the basement. The one with relics from a time and place we can’t quite imagine and collected from loved ones often no longer here. Utah State University’s Bringing War Home: Object Stories, Memory and Modern War project, a two-year community-facing endeavor, welcomes veterans, military families and other civilians to share the stories behind the artifacts of war at several upcoming roadshows in March and April.”

Standard Examiner: Does your date have a criminal record? Find out for $5

Standard Examiner: Does your date have a criminal record? Find out for $5. “Earlier this week, the online database, called Utah Courts Xchange, became available to the general public. Logging in as a guest, a user can pay $5 to get up to 24 hours of access to search for district and justice court records of individuals, businesses and other entities…. After a guest user logs into Xchange, they can run keyword searches by name. Results may show everything from infractions to felonies, with basic details about charges and convictions.” The headline does the database a bit of a disservice; this looks like court records search for Utah for a $5 day pass.

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah reports about 3,500 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations rise

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah reports about 3,500 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations rise . “There were 196 COVID patients in intensive care units statewide as of Thursday, an increase from Wednesday. ICUs in the state’s larger “referral” hospitals were at 96.1 % capacity, up sharply from Wednesday and again exceeding the 85% threshold that hospital administrators have said is necessary to leave room for unpredictable staffing levels, new patients and availability of specialized equipment and personnel.”