Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • The Nov. 8 General Election is three weeks away for some Tooele County voters. Ballots for vote-by-mail voters will be mailed around Oct. 14, according to Tooele County Clerk/Auditor Marilyn Gillette. “We plan on mailing out ballots by Oct. 14 with the voters’ pamphlet going in the mail a few days before that,” she said. […]

  • Tooele County’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point since June 2008. The August 2016 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the county was 3.7 percent, according to data released last week by the Utah Department of Workforce Services. The statewide unemployment rate for August 2016 was also 3.7 percent, while nationally the August 2016 unemployment […]

  • Atlantic Richfield Company Inc. has agreed to pay what it owed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for cleanup work at an old smelter site. ARCO is the current owner of the former International Smelter, located near Pine Canyon approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Tooele City. The company signed a legal settlement with the EPA […]

  • Historic preservation in Grantsville City will now have oversight from a citizen commission approved by the city council at its meeting last week. The six-member Historic Preservation Commission will document historic resources in the city, advise and educate residents and Grantsville City, and review proposed nominations for the National Register of Historic Places. One member […]

  • With barely a month acting as the new leader of Tooele LDS East Stake, Bryant Pankratz said he’s excited to help people come to Christ. A stake is a geographic area similar to a Catholic diocese, according to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Tooele East Stake is composed of seven wards, […]

  • The Grantsville man who sparked an Amber Alert after police said he fled with his daughters last Wednesday has been charged in 3rd District Court. Kenneth Nolan Shrewsbury, 53, is charged with third-degree felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person, as well as misdemeanor counts of violation of a protective order and custodial […]

  • Two Tooele County Sheriff’s Office employees received state awards for excellence at the Utah Sheriffs’ Association Conference in St. George on Sept. 20. Corrections Officer Richard Maroney was named Corrections Officer of the Year for his efforts in an investigation that ended illegal drug trafficking operations at the Tooele County Detention Center. The investigation determined […]

  • Two former Tooele County Sheriff’s deputies were disciplined by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council on Sept. 21. Brandon George Oborn and Jason Sparks both received suspensions from the POST council relating to incidents that resolved with criminal charges. Oborn pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief on July 11 in Tooele City Justice Court […]

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