Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
  • The Stansbury Service Agency approved an intent to raise property taxes a maximum of 23 percent during its meeting Wednesday night.  The maximum increase would generate an additional $223,578.15 in revenue, to be used for parks, greenbelt and lake maintenance. For residents with a $250,000 home, the maximum increase would be a total of $64.10, […]

  • A recent study concluded that the use of opioids and heroin in Tooele County remains a critical health crisis and the need to develop programs to battle the crisis is significant. Researchers spent a combined 200 hours interviewing active users, former users and family members of users in a study on opioid and heroin abuse […]

  • In November 2016, 65 percent of the people who voted approved a ballot issue that asked if a study committee should be appointed to consider and possibly recommend a change in the form of government of Tooele County.  Two years later, the study is complete and a change has been recommended. The November 2018 ballot […]

  • The suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday morning has been identified by law enforcement.  Christopher Michael Ono, 27, of Tooele, was named as the suspect in a joint press release from the Tooele City Police Department and Tooele County Sheriff’s Office.  Tooele City police responded to a residence on 860 North, Tooele, looking […]

  • Getting the Tooele County School Board to participate in more property tax incentives to help lure large businesses to Tooele County will be a hard sell. In response to a request for direction from their business administrator during their Tuesday night meeting, all seven school board members expressed hesitancy to support future participation in tax […]

  • The employees of the Tooele County Dispatch Center were honored earlier this month at an award banquet for the Utah Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials.  Tooele County dispatchers won the Unit Citation Award, Incident of the Year and Technicians of the Year.  The Unit Citation Award was presented to Sgt. Cherell Cottino and dispatchers Jennifer […]

  • The 2018-19 influenza season is officially underway and local health officials encourage citizens to get vaccinated to avoid the risk of getting bit by the flu bug. Amy Bate, health promotion coordinator and public information officer for the Tooele County Health Department, said now is the ideal time to get vaccinated. “It’s important to get […]

  • A Bountiful man pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge in 3rd District Court on Tuesday, after he allegedly beat up a convenience store clerk in August. Suliasi Niulala Vakalahi, 24, pleaded guilty to an amended count of third-degree felony aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury. As part of the plea deal with prosecutors, […]

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