Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • A lightning-caused fire on the north end of the Stansbury Mountains grew to 4,000 acres by Wednesday morning, but has been mostly contained by fire crews.  The wildfire, dubbed the Ellerbeck Fire, was sparked by lightning during storms Monday night, according to North Tooele Fire District. The fire briefly threatened two homes in the vicinity, […]

  • There’s trouble brewing up Ophir Canyon and a former Tooele County Sheriff is afraid it might turn sour. All-terrain vehicle riders and landowners are clashing over access to Serviceberry Canyon Road. According to Leo Ault, the principal landowner of property traversed by Serviceberry Canyon Road, the road is private and 10 years ago he agreed […]

  • A semi-trailer carrying 82,000 pounds of radioactive waste dirt caught fire on Interstate 80 Thursday morning, sparking a small field fire and closing the freeway to westbound traffic.  Firefighters were dispatched to milepost 93 on westbound I-80 on reports of a semi-trailer on fire at 7:17 a.m., according to North Tooele Fire District spokesman Ryan […]

  • Two of the calves sickened after rat poison was put in their water trough in June at the Bit n’ Spur rodeo grounds have still not recovered and the investigation continues, according to their owner. Of the calves, 30 are back on feed and do not appear lethargic, according to Michael Dow. Two are not […]

  • A fundraiser sponsored by North Rim Insurance Agency in Tooele on Tuesday will help re-establish an animal program run by the non-profit group REACH Utah. REACH stands for Raising Education through Arts, Characters and Heroes with its main chapter in Tooele. All of REACH’s educational programs are conducted by volunteers who dress in costumes. REACH […]

  • A West Jordan man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed another man in an altercation last month in Tooele.  John M. Morris, 26, is charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury and misdemeanor obstructing justice.  Tooele City police were dispatched to Mountain West Medical Center on June […]

  • Tooele’s Carver Louis will perform twice this month in his home county starting with Fridays on Vine this week at Aquatic Center Park in Tooele, and again at Country Fanfest on July 26 at Deseret Peak Complex. Last month, Louis closed out the Tooele Arts Festival “My crew and I have been traveling all over […]

  • The current water year is a stark contrast from last year’s water totals. Tooele City measured 17.62 inches of precipitation for the 2016-17 water year, about 2.5 inches above normal. But during the past nine months, Tooele City has received only 9.73 inches — almost 5.5 inches below normal. Water years begin on Oct. 1 […]

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