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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Dale Higley — 2014 Teacher of the year

A small town education doesn’t have to be small time. That’s the philosophy that has driven Dale Higley for 30 years. Higley’s dedication to quality education at Wendover High School, where he teaches math, driver’s education, and...

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Officials to make push for highway

Shortly after Jared Hamner became the executive director of the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce, safety and economic reasons prompted him to join the crusade to get the midvalley highway built through Tooele Valley. “The midvalley highway...

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Depleted uranium decision on the horizon?

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Depleted uranium decision on the horizon?

The fate of 5,400 barrels of depleted uranium that have been sitting above ground in temporary storage at a disposal facility in Tooele County’s West Desert may soon be known. The Utah Division of Radiation Control is...

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Area unemployment rate makes slight drop

The unemployment rate for Tooele County continued a slow decline in July. The Department of Workforce Services reported that the July 2014 unemployment rate for Tooele County was 4.4 percent compared to 4.5 percent in June 2014,...

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

New home construction drops off slightly but should rebound

The number of building permits issued for new single-family homes in Tooele County as of July 31 dropped by 4 percent in 2014 as compared to the same time period last year. Statistics from local building officials...

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Property tax owed each year depends on values, tax rates

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Property tax owed each year depends on values, tax rates

It’s tax time for property owners in Tooele County. Annual notices of property values and tax rates have reached the mailboxes of property owners. Taxing entities have held public hearings and adopted budget and tax rates that...

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

County OKs cost of living adjustment

Just 14 months ago, the Tooele County Commission was laying off workers and cutting benefits to adjust expenses to fit reduced revenue. Last Tuesday night, the commission gave all county employees, including elected officials, a 3.75 percent...

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Commission salary reviewed

When the Tooele County Commissioners voted to raise their salary by 3.75 percent this week, their new annual salary became $65,396. The salary of a county commissioner in counties just above and below Tooele County in population...

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Music festival claims big cash impact

The thousands of people who attended the Country Explosion music festival last month at Deseret Peak Complex may have pumped over $1 million into the local economy, an event organizer says. The cumulative total attendance for the...

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

New charter school opens for students

The only new school in Tooele County this year threw its doors open Monday and welcomed 472 kindergarten through sixth grade students to walk its halls for the first day of school. Monday was the opening day...

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