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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

School district to hold hearing for tax rate

A proposed flat property tax rate for Tooele County schools in 2015 means some homeowners will have a higher tax bill this year. The Tooele County School Board is proposing to keep its 2014 property tax rate...

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Tax notices reflect climbing home values in Grantsville

The tax man cometh. Notices of property valuation and proposed tax rates were mailed to Tooele County taxpayers on July 22 by the county’s clerk/auditor. Some Grantsville property owners have already opened their valuation notices and noticed...

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Fan Fest pulls in the crowds

Organizers are still counting the numbers, but the initial response from Country Fan Fest officials indicate the music festival had a successful debut at Deseret Peak Complex last weekend. “We were very pleased with how things went,”...

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

County fair opens Thursday with full events schedule

It’s fair time in Tooele County. The Tooele County Fair will be held at Deseret Peak Complex July 30 -Aug. 1. This year’s county fair includes outdoor concerts, inside entertainment, displays, a pool party, an outdoor movie,...

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Last-minute candidate drop out makes Stockton primary moot

Ballots for Stockton’s primary election next month are already in the mail, but the results won’t count. The late withdrawal of a candidate has eliminated the need for a primary election in the town and the final...

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

No pay hike for commissioners

Tooele County commissioners on Tuesday rolled back the 12 percent pay increase they approved for themselves two weeks ago. On July 7, commissioners Myron Bateman and Wade Bitner approved a resolution that raised their annual salaries for...

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Audit: County’s finances on ‘right track’

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Audit: County’s finances on ‘right track’

For the second consecutive year, Tooele County’s unrestricted fund balance grew by just over $1 million. That’s among the findings of the county’s independent audit for the year ending Dec. 31, 2014. The results of the state...

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Prison pick delayed to October

No potential site for a new Utah State Prison is perfect, but none have fatal flaws, according to the Prison Relocation Commission’s consultant. A report on the technical aspects of the four potential prison sites released last...

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Draper is NOT the place for new state prison, says PRC

Prison Relocation Commission members were adamant about their legislative-defined mission during their meeting last Thursday morning. The PRC’s mission is to find and recommend a new location for the state prison, according to Sen. Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton,...

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Study: Prison move may not create $1.8B economic benefit

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Study: Prison move may not create $1.8B economic benefit

The $1.8 billion in projected economic benefit from relocating the Utah State Prison may be accurate, but it’s based on shaky assumptions, a local legislator says. Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, said the actual numbers may be far...

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