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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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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Stockton water is turned back on

The arson-caused wildfire that swept down from the foothills east of Stockton last Wednesday and threatened homes and contaminated the town’s water supply has been listed as controlled, a fire official said. And by Saturday afternoon, Stockton’s...

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Close to Home

A swift, coordinated response by firefighters and residents saved Stockton from a wildfire that threatened homes, forced evacuations and contaminated the town’s water supply. Tooele County Fire Warden Tom Wilson confirmed that a suspect, Timothy D. West,...

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The day I went the way of the Donner Party

I read somewhere once that a 3 percent loss of muscle moisture can cause a 10 percent loss of muscle strength. Hmm, that explains a lot. But what does dehydration do to the brain? To think logically? To...

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Expert: To help prevent more suicides, ‘stop the silence’

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Expert: To help prevent more suicides, ‘stop the silence’

Taryn Aiken will tell you that if a community wants to prevent more youth and adult suicides from happening, “the silence has to end and everyone has to become involved.” Aiken should know, and not just because...

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