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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

County’s population continues to grow

Tooele County’s population has grown from 58,385 in 2010 to 70,889 in 2019, according to the Utah Population Committee at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. That’s a 21.5% growth rate in the last...

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Auditors give School District ‘clean’ report for their 2019 fiscal year

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Auditors give School District ‘clean’ report for their 2019 fiscal year

Tooele County School District accepted its annual independent audit for the financial year that ended on June 30. The school board heard the annual audit report from Squire, a Salt Lake City and Orem-based accounting firm, during...

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School district seeking 4-day week for students, teachers in Wendover

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

School district seeking 4-day week for students, teachers in Wendover

Schools in Dugway, Ibapah and Vernon are already doing it. Now Wendover wants to do it too. The Tooele County Board of Education voted during its meeting Tuesday night to authorize the school district to pursue an...

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Inversions impact local air quality

Tooele County’s air quality reached an unhealthy level during last week’s inversion. On Thursday the Utah Department of Air Quality’s air quality monitoring website at air.utah.gov reported that the county’s air quality index reached 106. The lower...

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Purple honors two school district employees with free mattresses

Two Tooele County School District employees should sleep better tonight. Purple Innovations donated two of its company’s unique mattresses to the school district’s classified employee of the year and their teacher of the year in a brief...

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Local Boys & Girls Club names teen as 2020 Youth of the Year

Editor’s note: The Tooele Boys & Girls Club does not release the last name of its youth members to the media.  Selected from among more than 100 youth, Nikki B. was named the 2020 Tooele Boys &...

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

UDOT moves up start date for auxiliary lane on I-80

The state has bumped up the start date for one road project in Tooele County. The Utah Department of Transportation has moved the start date for a third lane on westbound Interstate 80 from state Route 201...

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Annual pay for county’s elected officials, deputies set for increase

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Annual pay for county’s elected officials, deputies set for increase

As the Tooele County Commission prepares to approve its 2020 budget, the resolution that establishes the salary for elected county officers and their deputies shows a 3.4% increase over their 2019 salary. The increase includes a 2.4%...

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County adopts changes to moderate-income housing plan

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

County adopts changes to moderate-income housing plan

The Tooele County Commission adopted modifications to the portion of the county’s general plan that deals with moderate-income housing during its meeting Tuesday night. “This a mandate by the state,” said County Commission chairman Tom Tripp. County...

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Judge denies motion on Skywalk petition

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Judge denies motion on Skywalk petition

Opponents of the proposed 246-acre Skywalk development west of Tooele Valley Airport in Erda were handed a setback by a district court judge on Monday. Third District Court Judge Matthew Bates handed down a memorandum decision denying...

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