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Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Potential new SPOC telescope a labor of love for its creator

Since he was a child, Mike Clements was fascinated by space and building things, two passions that followed him into adulthood. Those interests eventually led the Herriman resident to construct a series of amateur telescopes, including the...

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Service agency sees plans for Old Mill Elementary

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Service agency sees plans for Old Mill Elementary

The designs for a new elementary school in Stansbury Park will be influenced by its name and proximity to the Benson Gristmill, according to Tooele County School District construction coordinator Steve West. The floor plan, elevations and...

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Crash numbers in Lake Point increase

The stretch of SR-36 outside of the Top Shop convenience store in Lake Point has a lot of traffic — and it’s moving fast, according to manager Kristina Frederickson. In fact, even the parking lot for the...

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

911 coverage was maintained during windstorm event

A power outage and a faulty generator control board disrupted Tooele County’s dispatch center, but residents never lost 911 coverage during last Thursday’s windstorm. The Tooele County Emergency Operations Center lost power around 2:45 a.m. and a...

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Powerful wind gusts tear through area

A large cold front moving into Utah brought strong winds overnight and through the morning in Tooele County Thursday, causing power outages and toppling trees. Northeast Tooele County experienced gusts of over 70 mph around 3 a.m.,...

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Grantsville police say farewell to city’s first K-9 officer

The first K-9 member of the Grantsville City Police Department was laid to rest with full honors Tuesday afternoon. Zoro, a 14-year-old Belgian malinois, joined the city’s police department in 2011 and became Sgt. Mike Jones’ partner....

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Two men accept plea deals in vehicle theft case

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Two men accept plea deals in vehicle theft case

Two men connected to a vehicle robbery accepted plea deals from the state in 3rd District Court Tuesday morning. Viliami Unga Fonua, 23, of West Valley City, pleaded guilty to an amended count of third-degree felony theft...

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Grantsville council outlines plans for new justice center

The Grantsville City Council set tentative parameters for the design of a new justice center combining a new police station and court during a work meeting Wednesday night. Grantsville City Police Chief Kevin Turner pushed for a...

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Police looking for suspects in attempted kidnapping

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Police looking for suspects in attempted kidnapping

The Tooele City Police Department is asking residents to be on the lookout for a pair of men suspected in the attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl. According to a release from Tooele City police, the girl...

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

SPOC may become home for nation’s largest amateur telescope

The nation’s largest amateur telescope could be coming to the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex. The telescope, which was constructed by Herriman resident Mike Clements, may be installed in Stansbury Park by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society, according...

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