Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • The Stockton man accused of setting a wildfire that threatened homes in Stockton and damaged the town’s water tank last July has been sentenced to up to five years in the Utah State Prison. Timothy D. West, a 28-year-old former volunteer firefighter in Stockton, was sentenced to prison Feb. 24 in 3rd District Court after […]

  • Trena Atherley was laid off from the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in October 2013. She found a new job in March 2014 and started commuting from her home in Tooele to the Chevron Refinery in North Salt Lake. Atherley is just one of many Tooele County residents who have lost work in the county […]

  • Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, surprised the House Republican caucus Tuesday on Utah’s Capitol Hill. He suggested the Prison Relocation Commission should be given the authority to make the final decision on the location for the new state prison, without approval of the full legislature, according to Rep, Doug Sagers, R-Tooele. “It came out of the […]

  • State road officials will discuss details of the upcoming $25.5 million reconstruction of Tooele City’s Main Street at a public open house next week. Final plans for the reconstruction are falling into place, said Jessica Rice, SR-36 Renewed project manager for the Utah Department of Transportation. Details of those plans, right down to which individual […]

  • The Stansbury Park Service Agency voted to increase fees for the community’s clubhouse and pool during its meeting Wednesday. The increase is a necessary step to boost revenue for repairs and renovations to facilities, said board member Mike Johnson. Despite the price bump, Stansbury Park’s facilities remain cheaper or comparable to those run by Tooele […]

  • Grantsville’s Main Street may get a facelift within the next few years. The Utah Department of Transportation is considering a proposed $20 million project to reconstruct SR-138 from Clark Street to SR-112. Its aim is to restore the road surface, expand lanes and improve drainage along the three-mile stretch. Robert Miles, UDOT Region 2 Engineer, […]

  • After more than a decade of evaluations and reports, the U.S. Forest Service has received funding for a habitat restoration project in the Vernon area. The Forest Service of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest announced earlier this week that a half-dozen partnered agencies have received more than $100,000 to improve habitat and mitigate wildfire threats in […]

  • President Barack Obama invited Sen. Mike Lee and several members of Congress to the White House this week to discuss how over-criminalization, over-incarceration and over-sentencing can be reduced. “After a generation of tough-on-crime policies helped make communities around the country safer, many of our federal criminal justice laws are now out of date, counterproductive and […]

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