Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • A little over three months after a fire destroyed 11 homes and damaged 17 more, Tooele County Emergency Management released its intermediate damage assessment. According to findings compiled by TCEM staff to this point, the damage estimates and initial recovery costs total more than $1.3 million. TCEM director Bucky Whitehouse said the value of the […]

  • Although the trend of ozone pollution in Tooele Valley has typically been lower than the federal standard, it was included as part of a proposed nonattainment area for ozone last month. In a letter dated Sept. 29, Gov. Gary Herbert recommended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency establish three ozone nonattainment areas in Utah. The letter […]

  • The possibility of a new, $3.6 million police station and justice court in Grantsville took another step forward after the city was awarded a $2.7 million low-interest loan last Thursday. Preliminary floor plans for the proposed, approximately 12,800-square-foot building feature a shared lobby and community meeting space, in addition to court and police functions. The […]

  • Tooele County voters can vote early but not often, according to Tooele County’s chief election official. Vote-by-mail ballots for vote-by-mail precincts were delivered to the post office last week and the first early voting poll opened today, according to Tooele County Clerk/Auditor Marilyn Gillette. While voters have multiple ways of voting, each voter can only […]

  • With several major holidays approaching in November and December, citizens may be interested in a pair of healthy cooking classes. The Utah State University Extension Office will hold two classes starting next week, said Darlene Christensen of the extension office. On Nov. 2, Christensen will teach healthy ways to cook with pumpkin. A month later […]

  • The Tooele County Health Department will hold a public hearing tonight about proposed changes that would tighten wastewater disposal regulations for new developments. The proposed changes require new developments to connect to a public sewer system when the sewer is “within proximity and has available capacity for use,” according to the regulation document. A public […]

  • A portion of Maple Street in Tooele City remains closed after a building on the street was destroyed in a large fire Wednesday night. The road closure is to prevent cars from driving alongside the building, which is unstable following the fire, according to Tooele City Fire Chief Bucky Whitehouse. The fire department is concerned […]

  • A West Valley City man is dead following a fatal accident at a rest area on Interstate 80 in Tooele County Friday morning. Skyler Sanger, 26, was driving westbound on I-80 in the area of mile marker 101 when his passenger car entered the rest area at a high rate of speed around 5:15 a.m., […]

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