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Explore a little and skip Main Street’s chaos

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Explore a little and skip Main Street’s chaos

The SR-36 Renewed project promises to make Tooele’s Main Street more efficient and safe once it is finished. I for one look forward to the removal of deep gutters and culverts at many of the business entrances...

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Commissioners’ pay raise is not a surprise

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Commissioners’ pay raise is not a surprise

I have no problem lavishly compensating our local elected public officials. Maybe even in the realm of $100,000 or more. I’ll explain my reasoning on this later, but first I would like to bring to readers’ attention the...

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New prison in Tooele County? Bring it on!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

New prison in Tooele County? Bring it on!

Many agonies have been expressed lately about the possible relocation of the Utah State Prison on land smack in the middle of Tooele Valley between Tooele and Grantsville cities. I don’t want it placed in that specific...

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Serfdom remains alive in our western states

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Serfdom remains alive in our western states

Similar to the feudal system of Medieval Europe, there are at least three classes of states within the United States of America. First are the eastern states, which comprise the original 13 colonies and the states of...

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Imperfections make caucus meetings effective

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Imperfections make caucus meetings effective

Although I’ve certainly had my opinions, I’ve not been a faithful participant in our political process all my life. As a child, a teenager, and even through my 20s, I had the impression that those in political...

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Government should shy clear of teaching morality

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Government should shy clear of teaching morality

Certainly not for the first time, a bill currently before the Utah Legislature introduces some interesting moral dilemmas. House Bill 363 proposes limiting sex education in our public schools to abstinence-only programs or nothing at all. This...

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Working out at Gold’s Gym has wide appeal

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Working out at Gold’s Gym has wide appeal

It appears to me that the central hub of nearly all Tooele society is Gold’s Gym. I’ve heard that when Gold’s Gym opened a couple years ago it had more membership applications in the first 20 minutes...

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Pre-mortal traits absolve me of some of the blame

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Pre-mortal traits absolve me of some of the blame

While observing my children I have often wondered which traits they inherited from myself and their mother and what they may have developed on their own before they were born. We Mormons believe in a pre-existence where...

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With TLC, junker car provided faithful service in mission field until sisters got hold of him

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

With TLC, junker car provided faithful service in mission field until sisters got hold of him

Like many members of the Mormon Church, I did my duty by serving a two-year mission preaching repentance and Family Home Evening to the wayward masses. (One missed FHE equals one hour of drug rehab for your...

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Experiencing the passage of time makes changes seem natural

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Experiencing the passage of time makes changes seem natural

While sitting in line at the drive-thru at a certain to-remain-unnamed “fast”-food joint in town, waiting for the cheese to cure I suppose, it occurred to me how time plays tricks with you. The other day, my...

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