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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Water pipeline made of wood creates a mystery to be solved

Not all acts of archeology dig up bones and shards of great age and worth. Sometimes, what is freed from rock and soil is more a curiosity than a real antiquity. But for the finder, it’s still...

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Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Moving a piano cross country without a scratch is never easy?

My sister was insistent. There would be no better time. And because she’s older than me, well, like a good, dutiful little brother, I did as I was told. I bought a plane ticket. Actually, the airfare...

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Live Fit and Vine Street Market launch fresh produce initiative

Except for the lonely, bruised banana or apple in a small basket near the cashier, most convenience stores aren’t famous for offering fresh produce to customers. But Vine Street Market next to Tooele High School hopes to...

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015

M&Ms, the West Desert and a long road trip does equal bliss

It’s kooky how junk food can get you to think and feel sometimes, especially Peanut M&Ms and a Coke on a road trip. If you’re curious about where I’m headed with this, you’re not alone. I’d like...

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Weather predictors may have it all wrong

I didn’t feel or see the raindrops at first. I heard them. “Plink.” The sound was odd and a surprise, but not entirely a mystery. I was standing on dry dirt and crunchy cheat grass on a...

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Top Stories of 2014 #7: String of teen and adult suicides result in new policies, trainings

A string of suicides that began in Fall 2013 and continued into 2014 alarmed citizens and prompted local leaders to adopt policies and hold suicide prevention trainings for teenagers and adults. Warning signs that suicide was a...

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Spirit of Thanksgiving can still shine through all the holiday sales pitches

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Spirit of Thanksgiving can still shine through all the holiday sales pitches

I’m big on gratitude, although I don’t always show it, feel it or live it. To me it’s far more than a simple emotion; it is an essential living principle most human beings have a bone deep...

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Proposition One gets nod from local voters

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Proposition One gets nod from local voters

Local voters support the Tooele County School District’s plan to payoff new construction debt with lower interest general obligation bonds. Special Bond Election – Proposition #1 won with 53.43 percent of the vote with 62 precincts reporting...

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Ah, the joy and suffering of beating a Tour de France winner

I beat Cadel Evans to Snowbird in the sixth stage of Larry H. Miller’s Tour of Utah last month. I also beat Tommy Danielson, who won the Tour of Utah overall. In fact, I beat every professional cyclist...

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Wildfire’s raw, unpredictable power shouldn’t be taken lightly

It was an ephemeral moment, yet despite its brevity, it packed a wallop that’s with me still. A wildfire’s raw, unpredictable power has a way of doing that. Last Wednesday afternoon, I had just checked on a...

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