Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • Tooele County is set to go into full fair mode this week after the crowning of Miss Tooele County last weekend. At Saturday night’s Miss Tooele County Scholarship Pageant, Annie Butterfield, 19, was crowned Miss Tooele County. Whitney Leakhe, 17, and Lacie Lambert, 17, were chosen as first and second attendants, respectively. The scholarship pageant […]

  • Firefighters have been winning the battle against wildfires in Tooele County, but recent and upcoming thunderstorms may spell out trouble. Of the seven fires burning across the county last week, only two — the Sheep Fire and the Lion Peak Fire, lumped together as the “Simpson Complex” — remain on firefighters’ radar. Those fires have […]

  • For the second year in a row, most Tooele City residents will save a couple bucks on their property taxes this year. The Tooele City Council has adopted the certified tax rate of .231 percent for the 2014–2015 fiscal year, down from the 2013–2014 rate of .252 percent. The certified tax rate is not determined […]

  • The iconic trees of Stansbury Park are coming down. More than 220 trees in the original greenbelt area of the township have been or will be cut down through this fall, said Randall Jones, Stansbury Park Service Agency manager. The trees, the majority of which are poplars, are about 40 years old — well above […]

  • The Country Explosion crowd came hungry. Food vendors at the four-day country music festival from July 17-20 went away satisfied, according to local merchants that accepted the invitation and paid a fee to sell their culinary treats. “It was worth my time,” said Shawn Bennett, a Grantsville businessman who joined the Taco Man food truck […]

  • After a year of closure to tourists, the Benson Gristmill reopened on May 1 with a reduced budget and staff consisting largely of volunteers. Attendance at the gristmill has gained momentum since it reopened with more people coming as they discover the historical site is open, according to Jodi Brunson, who serves as the site’s […]

  • Nearly a week after sustaining damage to two boilers, Tooele City’s Pratt Aquatic Center remains closed to the public. The pool is currently undergoing repairs and is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, but Tooele City Mayor Patrick Dunlavy said that schedule was dependent on the completion of repairs to the two damaged boilers. “We […]

  • 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 […]

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