Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • The victim of a Friday morning homicide on Tooele City’s east side has been identified as 66-year-old Marcella Aragon of Tooele. During a press conference around 1 p.m., Tooele City Police Officer Tanya Turnbow said the suspect in custody is the victim’s son, Jesus “Jesse” Aragon, 44, of Tooele. He was booked into the Tooele […]


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    A fast moving grass fire damaged or destroyed 18 homes on Tooele City’s west side Tuesday night. The blaze completely destroyed 10 homes and caused various degrees of fire damage to eight more, according to Tooele City Fire Chief Bucky Whitehouse. There were also eight vehicles destroyed in the grass fire, which quickly spread from […]

  • The heavy stench of charred wood, rubber and metal fills the air before the damage of Tuesday night’s grass fire comes into view while traveling southbound on American Way in Tooele City. A bit further south at the intersection with Van Dyke Way, the charred north end of one house highlights the random destruction wreaked […]

  • Anyone who would like to donate to persons and families impacted by Tuesday night’s fire in Tooele City should go through Zions Bank. That’s what a Red Cross official recommended during a recovery coordination meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in West Elementary. Amber Savage, Red Cross disaster manager for the Salt Lake area, has been […]

  • The grass fire that destroyed 10 homes and damaged eight more in Tooele City Tuesday night was likely caused by arson, according to the Tooele City Police Department. The announcement the destructive fire could have been intentionally set came during a press conference on Van Dyke Way Wednesday morning against a backdrop of charred homes. […]

  • A total of 22,626 people attended the three-day Country Fan Fest at Deseret Peak Complex last weekend, event organizers said. Campers arrived Thursday for the first concert that night and the music continued Friday and Saturday. Sunday was reserved for mud bog racing. Just prior to the start of the festival, Brandi Millsap, one of […]

  • If the value of your home didn’t go up in 2016, your property tax bill for Tooele County may still go up — even though the county adopted lower certified tax rates for the year. In addition to adopting the certified property tax rate for 2016 at their Tuesday meeting, the Tooele County Commission also […]

  • Tooele County officials are trying to convince a state tourism committee that an updated website, more advertising for Country Fan Fest and targeting Ford buyers will bring more tourists to Utah. Tooele County Commissioner Shawn Milne, Tooele County Tourism Advisory Board Chairman John Cluff, and Mike Deaver, principal with State Street Partners, the county’s tourism […]

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