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Sagers introduces resolution on Hill for drone facility in Tooele County

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Sagers introduces resolution on Hill for drone facility in Tooele County

One Tooele County legislator is trying to talk NASA into locating a test facility in the county for commercial unmanned aircraft systems commonly known as drones. Rep. Doug Sagers, R-Tooele, has introduced House Concurrent Resolution 21, a...

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Stansbury students pledge to ‘#GetThereSafe’ while driving

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Stansbury students pledge to ‘#GetThereSafe’ while driving

Students at Stansbury High School are climbing onboard an insurance company’s initiative to increase safe driving behavior and reduce teen automobile crash deaths. Stansbury High School students signed and raised a #GetThereSafe flag during school on Friday....

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Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Two new schools prompt look at boundary changes

With two new elementary schools scheduled to open in the fall and winter of 2017, the Tooele County School District is looking at boundary changes for the 2017-18 school year. Old Mill Elementary, in Stansbury Park north...

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017

After a lifetime of service, Joyce Gillie’s battery just ran out

“When I get old I shall wear purple,” is the first line in the poem “Warning,” by Jenny Joseph. It tells the tale of a woman who vows to break the rules of orthodoxy when she gets...

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Gravel pit owners, residents clash over Bates Canyon Road

When Ken Webb drives east down Bates Canyon Road, he drives in the westbound lane. The problem, according to Webb, is that the road is “freakin’ ugly.” According to Webb East Bates Canyon Road has been damaged...

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County has hires lobbyist to secure funding for Midvalley Hwy.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

County has hires lobbyist to secure funding for Midvalley Hwy.

Tooele County has hired a well-connected lobbyist to help secure funding for the Midvalley Highway. About a year ago, the county entered into an agreement with Greg Curtis, former speaker of the Utah House of Representatives, for...

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New plant granted permit to operate, but there’s a catch

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

New plant granted permit to operate, but there’s a catch

The Tooele County Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for an industrial materials processing plant on 57 acres east of Burmester Road near Interstate 80. Property owners Bruce and Garry Bolinder plan to use the...

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Shelves are bare at local food bank

While unemployment remains low in Tooele County, Valley Behavioral Health’s Tooele Resource Center and Food Bank are still seeing plenty of customers. Kathy Cordova, shelf stocker and order filler at the food bank, was looking at bare...

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

More locals have jobs than a year ago

Tooele County has more people with jobs than it did one year ago, but those jobs pay less than they did compared to last year, according to state statistics. December’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Tooele County...

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Planning commission nixes gravel pit for Droubay Road

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Planning commission nixes gravel pit for Droubay Road

No more gravel pits. That was the message Erda and Lake Point residents sent to the Tooele County Planning Commission on Wednesday night. After hearing from the public, the planning commission voted unanimously to recommend that the...

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