Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • The entire Mountain West Medical Center campus became a no-smoking zone last Thursday. Dr. Gail Strindberg, chief of medical staff for the hospital, said the decision to become a smoke-free campus was a joint decision by members of the medical staff. “I think the thinking was that because we’re a hospital in this community, we […]

  • A year ago as Tooele County Commissioners pondered ways to reduce expenses for 2015, they proposed eliminating the county staff that collects motor vehicle registration fees. The reimbursement from the state was $33,000 less than the payroll expenses for the county’s DMV staff. That prompted commissioners to consider axing the program that collects money for […]

  • EnergySolutions’ acquisition of a former competitor in Texas that is already licensed to accept depleted uranium won’t change the company’s plans to seek state approval to bring the controversial waste to Clive, according to a company spokesperson. EnergySolutions announced last Thursday that it will shell out $270 million cash, $20 million in Series A Preferred […]

  • Seven Tooele City residents spoke in favor of starting a recycling program during the public comment period at last week’s city council meeting. Council chairman Brad Pratt thanked each citizen for their comments and said it was the most feedback the council had received about recycling during the past four years. Pratt also said the […]

  • Although Christmas is five weeks away, the arrival of Thanksgiving marks the start for accepting nominations and donations for the annual Tooele Transcript Bulletin Christmas Benefit Fund. Nominations for prospective benefit fund recipients should include a thorough description of the hardship or challenge the person or family faces, as well as an explanation of how […]

  • A state representative from Tooele County was among a historic group of legislators that met in Salt Lake City last week to prepare to write an amendment to the Constitution. The Assembly of State Legislatures met in the Utah State Capitol Nov. 11-13. It was the fourth meeting for the bipartisan group whose membership consists […]

  • A Tooele couple will be back in court Wednesday after they allegedly started multiple fires in their apartment in September. Michelle Aylor, 23, and Christopher Lewis, 32, have both been charged with first-degree felony aggravated arson after they called to report fires that fire investigators believe were started intentionally. Three separate fires were found spread […]

  • A Grantsville man facing felony aggravated sexual abuse charges entered a plea deal with the state during a court appearance last week. Brad Jay Bartunek, 39, pleaded guilty to an amended count of second-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of third-degree felony forcible sex abuse at the Nov. 17 hearing. […]

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