Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • Hundreds of firefighters from local and federal agencies are battling six different wildfires in Tooele County, including one near Pine Canyon that necessitated an evacuation and another near Dugway Proving Ground that closed Lookout Pass. According to, the fires have burned more than 4,000 acres all together as of press time Wednesday. The most […]

  • After 12 years as a volunteer Solar Systems Ambassador, Stansbury resident Patrick Wiggins will receive NASA’s top civilian honor next month. Wiggins will become the first NASA ambassador to receive the Distinguished Public Service Medal — an award reserved exclusively for individuals who are not government employees and who have made a significant, personal contribution […]

  • Country Explosion festival goers did leave some of their money at Tooele County businesses, according to local business owners. But more money in the coffers of business owners, which translates into more taxes for Tooele County, wasn’t the only objective in bringing Country Explosion here, according to Tooele County Commissioner Shawn Milne. “I talked to […]

  • For bringing in several thousand people to an event that sold $5,000 worth of beer a day, crime at Country Explosion was more of a fizzle than a bang. Lt. Ron Johnson of the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office said while fights and intoxication were not uncommon among concert-goers, serious problems were at a minimum. “It […]

  • A Vernon man was arrested last week after allegedly hitting a woman with his car while driving drunk. Last Friday, officers from the Tooele City Police Department responded to 600 N. Main Street, where a woman said she had been hit by a pickup truck, which had then driven south, according to a probable cause […]

  • Miller Motorsports Park has selected three Tooele County high school graduates to receive the company’s annual college scholarships as they head off to school this fall. Ashton Hubbard and Madison Gibson from Tooele High School, and Marty Johnson from Stansbury High School, have been selected to receive Miller’s 2014 college scholarships. The scholarships cover tuition, […]

  • A Stockton man who allegedly set a fire that threatened the town has been charged with arson. Timothy West, 27, was charged Sunday with arson of the property of another, a second-degree felony; causing a catastrophe, a second-degree felony; and reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor. According to a probable cause statement, West was arrested […]

  • Tooele County and its municipal leaders are ready to revive an old approach to unite economic development efforts in Tooele County. Government, education, military and business leaders from the county met July 10 at Tooele Applied Technology College and reached a consensus that economic development in the county needs to be guided by an independent […]

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