Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • A fire destroyed a vacant building at the intersection of Maple Street and Broadway Avenue late Wednesday night in Tooele City. The blaze was first reported at 10:24 p.m., according to Tooele City Fire Chief Bucky Whitehouse. When firefighters arrived on scene, flames had vented through the roofline and the west side of the building. […]

  • An accident involving two semitrailers early Wednesday morning on Interstate 80 killed two men and caused a fire that damaged the roadway. According to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce, a semitrailer carrying a piece of military equipment on a flatbed trailer lost control on a slight bend on eastbound I-80 near mile marker 77 […]

  • Tooele County has a $28.6 million tentative general fund budget for 2017 — with a $2.5 million shortfall. As required by state law, the Tooele County Commission adopted a tentative budget Tuesday that consists of budget requests submitted by elected officials and department heads. “This is kind of a wish list,” said Tenille Tingey, Tooele […]

  • Property tax bills for 2016 haven’t been mailed yet, but Tooele County taxpayers already know how much their 2017 tax bill for county government may increase. The Tooele County Commission adopted an ordinance at its Tuesday public meeting setting upper limits for possible tax increases next year. The amount of that maximum increase was set […]

  • Kathy Taylor, the Tooele County School Board District 1 incumbent, won her first term on the school board in 2012 running unopposed. Taylor again has no opponent as she seeks a second term in the 2016 general election. The Tooele Transcript Bulletin presented six questions to all of the school board candidates in this year’s […]

  • With the recycling opt-in deadline approaching in 11 days, Tooele City is still short of getting 20 percent household participation. As of last Friday, the city had 1,293 households signed up for its proposed curbside recycling program. But to meet the city’s minimum participation level, a total of 1,974 households need to enroll, said Mayor […]

  • Following a brief public hearing, the Tooele City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate the board of adjustment. Only one person commented during the hearing. Kevin Shields, a former member of the board, spoke about how state law governed every decision he and his fellow board members made. He also expressed concerns about having one lawyer […]

  • A long and wide clearing of dirt north of Tooele City on SR-36 at about 3400 North may become the county’s newest road next spring. Running west from Droubay Road to SR-36, the future road is part of the county’s long-range transportation plan for an east-west parkway that will eventually extend west of SR-36 and […]

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