Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • Tooele residents packed Tooele City Council Chambers Wednesday night and spoke out against a proposed 115-percent hike in property taxes during a public hearing. About 60-70 people attended the hearing, and most of the 14 people who spoke said the rate was too high of an increase for one year. The hearing continued for nearly […]

  • Nobody showed up Tuesday night to speak at the Tooele County School Board’s public hearing on its proposed $164 million budget for the 2018-19 school year. Following the public hearing the school board adopted the budget with expenses jumping from $142 million in 2018 to $164 in 2019 — a 15.5-percent increase. The largest increases […]

  • The Grantsville City Council unanimously approved a $5.7 million final budget during its meeting Wednesday evening.  The final budget represents a $362,250 increase over the 2017-18 budget, an uptick of 6.35 percent. The city’s certified tax rate decreased, however, from .002542 in 2017-18 to .002326. Grantsville City residents shouldn’t see an increase in their tax […]

  • Even with a tax increase, taxpayers will pay less property tax to Tooele County in 2018 than they did in 2017. The Tooele County Commission approved property tax rates for the county’s share of property tax during its meeting on Tuesday night. In November 2017, as the county commission approved a 2018 budget, it passed […]

  • Firefighters battled a fast-moving wildfire Wednesday afternoon, which burned approximately 120 acres before it was contained, according to Tooele County Fire Warden Daniel Walton.  The fire was reported before 1:30 p.m. south of Russell Lane on federal Bureau of Land Management property. Walton said firefighters from BLM, Stockton, Rush Valley and Tooele Army Depot fire […]

  • With a new ordinance spelling out the approval process for planned communities, Tooele County is prepared for inevitable growth, according to Tooele County Planner Jeff Miller. Tooele County was designated by the U.S. Census Bureau as the seventh fastest growing county in the nation in 2017. That growth is expected to continue with the Kem […]

  • EnergySolutions’ Clive Disposal Facility was recognized last week as a voluntary protection program facility by the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division. “This is an incredible accomplishment for our employees at the Clive Facility,” said Ken Robuck, president and CEO of EnergySolutions. “The credit goes to every Clive employee for their dedication and commitment to […]

  • Aspen Wimmer of Stansbury Park won the 2018 Miss Tooele County Dairy Princess/Ambassador crown on June 11. Wimmer, 19, is a 2016 graduate of Stansbury High School and is studying accounting at Southern Utah University. She is the daughter of Paul and Shannon Wimmer of Tooele, and Ryan and Cammie Edevlson of Stansbury Park. Her […]

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