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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

If time travel ever becomes possible, I’ll be the first in line

For many people, including me, some of fall’s best parts are leaves in resplendent colors, fresh apples that make the tongue tighten from crisp tartness, and milkshakes and lattes deliciously imbued with pumpkin spice. And if there...

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Big ride on local roads

Jerry Hurst, chairman of the Tooele County Trails Committee, and Grantsville City Mayor Brent Marshall (above in red UTV) lead a convoy of 92 street-legal UTVs on Droubay Road Saturday morning. The ride started at the Kennecott...

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017

If I’m not dead, I plan on being here for the next solar eclipse

Patrick Wiggins may be right. I really did miss out. But the good vibe of humanity at Tooele City Library was far more rewarding than an empty field somewhere in Idaho. What I’m talking about is Monday’s...

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Big summer storm clouds can play big tricks on your mind

I always love to go back to my childhood hometown of St. Joseph, Michigan for a quick visit in July. Although the air is usually heavy with high heat and humidity, and thick with mosquitoes the size of...

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Teen survives 29-foot fall after going through skylight

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Teen survives 29-foot fall after going through skylight

A Grantsville teen may never take the saying “gravity never sleeps” lightly again. Sgt. Tanya Kalma with the Tooele City Police Department, said the 16-year-old male fell through a gymnasium roof skylight at Tooele Junior High School...

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

On a dusty Pony Express Trail, the unexpected can happen

If there’s a place where light, wind and time often converge to create the delightfully unexpected, it’s the Pony Express Trail in Tooele County. During the late afternoon of June 11, I was on the trail to...

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Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Pony Express reenactment to cross Tooele County on Sunday

One of America’s most romanticized historical events from the days of the Old West will come back to life in Tooele County’s outback on Sunday. The National Pony Express Association’s annual reenactment ride began Monday in St....

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Thursday, April 6th, 2017

She didn’t smell a pig, but she did smell an American who couldn’t speak Danish

I suspected I’d pay a big price someday for not fluently speaking my parents’ native language, and like many of my personal flaws, I also hoped I’d never be called out for it. So much for hope. I...

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County on tight deadline to create new resource plan

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

County on tight deadline to create new resource plan

The Tooele County Planning Commission learned on Feb. 15 it has only a few months to compile, review and finalize a County Resource Management Plan to meet a state requirement. Andrea Moser, project manager and section manager...

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Gov’t study committee picks chairman

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Gov’t study committee picks chairman

The Tooele County Government Study Committee showed last week it will debate over details for just so long and then it will pull the trigger and move on. During its second official meeting on Feb. 16, the committee...

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