Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • A man making threats against the Clean Harbors hazardous waste disposal facility near Aragonite was shot by law enforcement officers and died Sunday morning. The Tooele County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Highway Patrol were dispatched to the remote incinerator facility around 6:30 a.m. after employees said a suspicious man made threats, including to blow up […]

  • The former Grantsville High football coach already charged in connection to the sexual abuse of two underage female students will stand trial in a felony witness tampering case. Curtis Ware, 48, is charged with third-degree felony tampering with a witness. In a separate case involving the same victim, Ware is charged with first-degree felony forcible […]

  • Two Tooele County entities are battling over the assets of the former town of Ophir, which disincorporated last fall. Tooele County has filed a claim for $358,582 against the town of Ophir, according to Tooele County Treasurer Mike Jensen. Jensen was appointed by 3rd District Court Judge Robert Adkins in October 2016 to manage the […]

  • Drawing school boundaries isn’t easy, according to JoAnn Coon, Tooele County School District director of elementary education. Coon presented the report of the school district’s boundary advisory committee to the school board Tuesday night at the school district office. “There were challenges with this committee,” Coon said. “Tough, tough things came up.” Prior to Coon’s […]

  • Anyone who has spent time in Tooele County on a Wednesday afternoon may have been greeted by an unexpected — and loud — siren at 4 p.m. The distinct “whoop whoop” of the siren can be a bit off-putting for new residents and visitors unfamiliar with the county’s outdoor warning system. Calls with questions, concerns […]

  • The Tooele County Government Study Committee showed last week it will debate over details for just so long and then it will pull the trigger and move on. During its second official meeting on Feb. 16, the committee picked Richard Mitchell of Rush Valley as its chairman and began defining a purpose statement. The 11-member committee […]

  • One of Tooele City’s 12 water wells will be out of service until May while its pump and motor are replaced, according to city officials. The city’s Kennecott B well, which went online in 2014, will also be chemically treated to improve well production, remove sand and generally enhance water quality, according to a resolution […]

  • A West Valley City man has been charged with felony possession after he was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 80 on Feb. 13. Victor Melender, 31, is charged with second-degree felony possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance and third-degree felony forge or falsify a license, as well as a […]

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