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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

‘Guardians’ soars despite its odd premise

A guy, a girl, a raccoon and a talking tree walk into a bar, and… Oh, wait, that’s not a joke; it’s the plot of “The Guardians of the Galaxy.” And after they walk into the bar, they...

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Firemen winning against wildfires

Firefighters have been winning the battle against wildfires in Tooele County, but recent and upcoming thunderstorms may spell out trouble. Of the seven fires burning across the county last week, only two — the Sheep Fire and...

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Stansbury’s iconic poplars to be felled

The iconic trees of Stansbury Park are coming down. More than 220 trees in the original greenbelt area of the township have been or will be cut down through this fall, said Randall Jones, Stansbury Park Service...

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Wildfires burn across Tooele County

Hundreds of firefighters from local and federal agencies are battling six different wildfires in Tooele County, including one near Pine Canyon that necessitated an evacuation and another near Dugway Proving Ground that closed Lookout Pass. According to...

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Country Explosion deemed ‘pretty peaceful event’

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Country Explosion deemed ‘pretty peaceful event’

For bringing in several thousand people to an event that sold $5,000 worth of beer a day, crime at Country Explosion was more of a fizzle than a bang. Lt. Ron Johnson of the Tooele County Sheriff’s...

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Vernon man arrested for allegedly hitting pedestrian in Tooele City

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Vernon man arrested for allegedly hitting pedestrian in Tooele City

A Vernon man was arrested last week after allegedly hitting a woman with his car while driving drunk. Last Friday, officers from the Tooele City Police Department responded to 600 N. Main Street, where a woman said...

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Stockton man charged for wildfire arson

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Stockton man charged for wildfire arson

A Stockton man who allegedly set a fire that threatened the town has been charged with arson. Timothy West, 27, was charged Sunday with arson of the property of another, a second-degree felony; causing a catastrophe, a...

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

‘Planes’ sequel could have been a lot better

Editor’s Note: The following Flick Picks was scheduled to be published last week, but was not due to production problems. Just in time for our county to burn up from half a dozen wildfires comes Disney’s “Planes:...

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Thunderstorm creates more local wildfires

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Thunderstorm creates more local wildfires

Sunday’s thunderstorm has kept firefighters busy as crews battle more than a dozen fires sparked by lightning. Tooele County Fire Warden Tom Wilson said as of Monday morning, four fires had been started off of the Mormon...

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Morning auto crash closes State Road 36

A head-on crash near the Tooele Army Depot closed SR-36 this morning. At about 7:40 a.m., a red passenger car going south on SR-36 drifted into the northbound lane, hitting a white pickup truck head-on, said Sgt....

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