New Restaurant Inspections Updated for 2010-2011

10 08 2011

New restaurant inspection information is now available for 2,141 restaurants in the Salt Lake Valley. Search for your favorite restaurant here:

The inspections include information on 18,942 inspection violations recorded in November 2010 to June 2011, as reported by the Salt Lake Valley Health Department. Infractions include anything from food being kept at the wrong temperature to dead cockroaches and mouse feces throughout the kitchen to raw meat being kept in the same area as ready-to-serve food.

Users can use the above link to search restaurants by name, city, or browse the overall database.

Updated Professional Licensing Citations for June

9 08 2011

A Salt Lake City massage therapist voluntarily surrendered his license in June after the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing reported he touched a female client inappropriately. The therapist is one of 52 licensed professionals who were given citations by DOPL in Utah during the month of June.
Go to to find licensing actions and disciplinary sanctions taken against individuals working in over 100 licensed professions in Utah since 2009.
Other professional sanctioned in June include pharmacists from Lehi and Draper, each sanctioned for running an unlicensed pharmacy. The pharmacists were each fined $8,000, with $4,000 of that suspended.
A tile company based in Salem had its license placed on probation for four years in June after DOPL determined the company was delinquent on taxes. Professionals ranging from dentists and veterinarians to cosmetologists and construction companies are all searchable by city, profession, company, or name, via a link on

Utah Divorce Rates

5 08 2011

If you’re looking for a single man, odds are good you’ll find one in Sunset.

With 20.4 percent of Sunset’s male population over 15 being divorced, the city’s rate ranks second highest in the state for communities with more than 1,000 male residents. That equates to about 376 residents.

The numbers were compiled by for a weekly series in The Salt Lake Tribune’s neighborhood sections highlighting information gleaned from public databases. Data for additional cities can be found at

Topping the list, according to statistics gathered from 2005-09 for the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, is Gunnison. The city, which is home to the state’s Central Utah Correctional Facility, has the highest divorce rate at just under 30 percent of the male population. That equals about 530 residents.

The average divorce rate for men statewide is 7.94 percent, or 77,291 divorced men.

Other cities with high-ranking divorce rates include South Salt Lake, with a rate of 15.4 percent or 1,450 men, and Draper, with a rate of 13.3 percent or 2,040 men.

The lowest divorce rate of communities with male populations over 1,000 was in Hyde Park, with only 0.41 percent of the male community reported as divorced, or five men. The second-lowest percentage was in Santa Clara, with 1.56 percent of men divorced, which is about 34 men.

Other cities with low divorce rates include South Jordan and Fruit Heights, both with 4.1 percent of men divorced. That equates to 680 divorced men in South Jordan and 79 in Fruit Heights.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey is a monthly survey sent to a portion of the population to gather data that was previously only gathered every 10 years with the normal census.

New City, School Salary Data Posted

2 08 2011

The following databases have been updated on to reflect salaries for FY2011: City Academy Charter School, Cottonwood Heights City, Hyde Park City, and Taylorsville Bennion Improvement District. A new salary database, Uintah Recreation Special Service, has also been added. These additions present updated salaries for 451 public employees. To view these updates, search for the agency under the ‘salaries’ tab at
Many public organizations end their fiscal year in the summer months, so more salary databases will be updated soon, including Pleasant Grove, Beaver, Taylorsville, and several school districts.