Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • Tooele junior Joseph Mecham became the latest state wrestling champion from Tooele County on Saturday, defeating Payson’s Cole Jensen 9-6 in the Class 4A 113-pound championship match at the UCCU Center in Orem. Mecham had lost to Jensen in the Division A championship match one week earlier, but came into the state tournament determined not […]

  • A bill revising state policy on low-level radioactive waste moved closer to the governor’s desk last week. House Bill 220, Radioactive Waste Amendments, passed on the House floor with a 51-20 vote on Feb. 12. It then cleared a Senate committee on Valentine’s Day.  The Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee voted 7-2 on […]

  • A state legislator has proposed legislation that will affect the ability of counties and cities to regulate gravel, sand and crushed rock operations. It includes the following warning: “This property is located in the vicinity of an established critical infrastructure materials protection area in which critical infrastructure materials operations have been afforded the highest priority […]

  • The Tooele City Council authorized city staff to move ahead on a traffic study for a proposed housing development along Berra Boulevard and Aaron Drive during its work meeting last Wednesday evening.  Jim Bolser, the city’s community development director, led the council’s discussion on the housing development, which first appeared before the city’s planning commission […]

  • Tooele County residents are seeing the lowest gas prices in the state, well below the nationwide average of $2.34.  The Holiday gas stations in Tooele and Erda, Maverik convenience stores in Stansbury Park, Grantsville and Tooele, and Walmart gas station in Tooele were all selling regular unleaded gasoline for $1.80. The two 7-Eleven locations in […]

  • The Life’s Worth Living Foundation is ready to walk to Wendover for the third time, but this time it’s inviting the public to join in. Set for April 26-28, The Life’s Worth Living Foundation has invited a limited number of the public to join in its annual Walk to Wendover. For the last two years […]

  • The Grantsville couple charged in connection with the theft of equipment from ATI last November had their initial day in court last Tuesday.  Kirk C. Fawson, 31, and Margaret Marie Scarlett, 32, are each charged with seven counts of second-degree felony theft and two counts of third-degree felony burglary. During his appearance in 3rd District […]

  • Sometimes numbers can be misleading. At the end of December 2018 there were 15,983 nonfarm jobs in Tooele County, down 518 jobs from December 2017, a 3.1 percent decrease, according to preliminary statistics from the Department of Workforce Services. But there’s more to the story than the numbers show, according to the Department of Workforce […]

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