Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • As the 2014-2015 water year ended last week, Tooele City emerged nearly 4 inches short of its average precipitation. Each water year begins Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30. During the past 12 months, a total of 14.6 inches of precipitation fell in Tooele City, said Ned Bevan, a local resident and cooperative weather […]

  • Election Day is Nov. 3, but in two weeks voters can start voting at polls while vote-by-mail ballots may start arriving in mailboxes before the end of this week. All voters in the county will decide the fate of two tax proposals, one for schools and one for transportation funding. Along with the tax propositions, […]

  • For the first time since he took office in January, Tooele County Sheriff Paul Wimmer is fully staffed in his patrol and corrections divisions. Five new patrol deputies and four new corrections officers will fill vacancies within the sheriff’s office — but they won’t become full-time officers until next spring. The new recruits have to […]

  • Two environmental agencies are seeking public comment for a cleanup plan of the Jacobs Smelter Superfund Site Unit Two near Stockton. The Jacobs Smelter Superfund Site includes four former smelters and the town of Stockton. Within the site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality have identified six “operable units,” […]

  • With a lawsuit pending that could stop the sale of Miller Motorsports Park, the Tooele County Commission is proceeding with plans to finalize the sale to a Chinese businessman. The commissioners have announced they will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 to announce the proposed disposition of the Miller Motorsports Park […]

  • The Tooele County Health Department continues to offer flu vaccinations in the Tooele County School District and at its building in Tooele City. The health department has already visited schools in Ibapah, Dugway, Vernon, Wendover and Erda. It went to West Elementary and Settlement Canyon Elementary on Monday and planned to visit East Elementary and […]

  • The Clark Historic Farm will be abuzz with activity this weekend as it hosts the Third Annual Utah Honey Harvest Festival on Friday and Saturday. While the event will focus on honey tasting, beekeeping demonstrations and plenty of honey products, there will be other demonstrations, events and fun available for attendees. Also on tap are […]

  • While Utah’s unemployment rate rose by one tenth of a percent in August, Tooele County’s unemployment rate remained flat, according to the Department of Workforce Services. The county’s unemployment rate in August was 4.1 percent, according to preliminary monthly employment figures for Utah’s counties released by the DWS last week. Tooele County’s unemployment rate for […]

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