Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • Tooele County is following a statewide trend of booming home construction during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the first six months of 2020 there were 6,422 building permits issued for single-family residences in the state, an increase of 9.6% from last year, according to a report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University […]

  • Tooele County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8% in August, the fourth consecutive decrease since jumping to 10.5% in April 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic caused a record one month climb in unemployment, according to the Department of Workforce Services’ August unemployment report. With a workforce of 33,743, Tooele County had 32,123 employed residents in August […]

  • The state of Utah is responding to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases with a public awareness campaign for 15 to 24 year olds. Meanwhile, in Tooele County there have been 786 positive cases of the virus throughout the course of the pandemic, with 35 hospitalizations, according to a report released on Monday by the […]

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has confirmed it has no intention to challenge a decision that would place the referendum to repeal the zone change for their Tooele Valley Temple Subdivision on a ballot, according to the Tooele County Attorney. But a local developer has filed a motion in 3rd District Court […]

  • Two accidents occurred over the weekend in Tooele County — one caused two deaths; the other sent a Tooele County resident to a nearby hospital. On Friday morning at about 8:46 a.m., dispatchers put out a call of a crash, eastbound on I-80 at mile marker 101, according to Nick Street with the Utah Highway […]

  • The Tooele City Planning Commission discussed a request for approval of an annexation policy plan amendment to establish another expansion area on Droubay Road during their Sept. 23 meeting. Tooele City was the applicant for the annexation area amendment. Jim Bolser, Tooele City community development director, presented the request. The potential expansion area covers about […]

  • The Tooele County Health Department is launching a radon awareness campaign. Utah students are doing their part to increase testing of homes for radon by participating in the 2020 national radon poster contest, according to officials at the health department. The contest will begin on Oct. 1 and go until Oct. 22. Winners will receive […]

  • Home sales in Tooele County for 2020 are lagging behind 2019, due to the lack of homes to sell not COVID-19, according to local real estate professionals. The number of closed sales in Tooele County for the year as of the end of July 2020 was 837, which was 10.4% lower than at the same […]

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