Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • Residents of one of Tooele County’s fastest-growing subdivisions aren’t happy they may be getting a new neighbor — a commercial gravel pit. Nearly 50 South Rim residents gathered Saturday evening under the pavilion at their community park to plan a strategy to stop what once was a 10-acre temporary gravel pit from growing into a […]

  • Numerous suicide prevention programs in Tooele County may be seeing some results. The suicide rate in the county was down last year, according to the Tooele County Health Department’s annual report for 2015. Last year, 13 county residents died from suicide. That’s seven fewer deaths than in 2014, said Amy Bate, public information officer for […]

  • A mountain of evidence in the case of a Stockton man charged with attempting to blow up a federal building will push a potential trial date out by several months after a status conference last Friday in U.S. District Court. William Keebler, 57, appeared before Magistrate Judge Paul Warner a month after his last court […]

  • An estimated 40-50 people were displaced when a grass fire destroyed 10 homes and damaged 17 others in a west Tooele City neighborhood on July 19. But insurance companies and support from family, friends and the community have put roofs over those residents’ heads. “There are probably five families in contracts for apartments or temporary […]

  • A local project to decrease illegal sales of tobacco to youth received national recognition last year, according to Tooele County Health Department. In 2013, while reviewing department procedures for enforcing legal sales of tobacco, staff members found a need to offer a tobacco handlers class on a more flexible basis. The class is a requirement […]

  • A wildfire in the Stansbury Mountains burned more than 300 acres over the weekend but has been contained by fire crews, according to a fire official. The fire, which started Friday in Davenport Canyon, reached its maximum acreage by early Saturday morning, said Tooele County Fire Warden Daniel Walton. An initial attack on the fire […]

  • A hang glider accident in Middle Canyon Friday evening left the pilot with a back injury that required he be airlifted to a Salt Lake hospital. First responders were dispatched to locate and extract the hang glider operator around 8 p.m. on Friday, said Tooele County Sheriff’s Lt. Travis Scharmann. The Tooele County Search and […]

  • A traveler was assaulted by an unidentified man in an incident at the view area on Interstate 80 near mile marker 100 early Friday morning, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The original dispatch call came in for an assault at the Flying J convenience store in Lake Point and the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office […]

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