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State COVID-19 cases at 806 out of 16,000 tested

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

State COVID-19 cases at 806 out of 16,000 tested

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state continues to increase, but there are signs that social distancing efforts are working, according to Angela Dunn, epidemiologist with the Utah state Department of Health. As of 1...

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Gov. Herbert announces COVID economic mitigation and recovery plan

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Gov. Herbert announces COVID economic mitigation and recovery plan

A task force appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert has released a three phase plan to restore Utah’s economy “to the record-setting growth it enjoyed prior to the pandemic,” according to Herbert. Herbert appointed Salt Lake Chamber president...

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GOED launches plan to offer assistance to small businesses

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

GOED launches plan to offer assistance to small businesses

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced a plan to help Utah small business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan was unveiled by  GOED executive director Val Hale during the state’s daily COVID briefing...

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Grantsville man on life support with COVID-19

A 42-year-old Grantsville man is in the University of Utah Hospital fighting for his life after contracting COVID-19. Justin Christensen was flown by Life Flight from a local hospital to the University of Utah on March 17...

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Temple area subdivision plan revealed

While we don’t know what the Tooele Valley Temple will look like, a concept plan has been submitted with a rezone application for the 167 acres of land that include the future temple in Erda. Suburban Land...

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Erda incorporation study public hearing held online

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Erda incorporation study public hearing held online

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, The Lieutenant Governor’s office held an online public hearing on the Erda incorporation feasibility study. Using the GoTo Meeting platform, around 50 people gathered on their computers or phones to join the Erda...

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

State officials extend school dismissal until start of May

Tooele County School District announced yesterday that the dismissal for the COVID-19 pandemic would be extended until April 10, but before the day was out state officials ordered a longer break. Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend...

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Parties cancel caucus meetings due to pandemic

Tooele County Democrats and Republicans will not caucus on March 24. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and announcements to limit gatherings to groups no larger than 10, both the Democratic and Republican parties statewide have announced...

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There will be some candidates without opponents in November

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

There will be some candidates without opponents in November

Thursday’s filing deadline to run for public office left some candidates in Tooele County without opponents. All three elected county administrative positions on the 2020 ballot had only one person file for each office. Jerry Houghton, incumbent...

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

County declares local emergency

The Tooele County Commission has issued an emergency declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Commission chairman Tom Tripp read a two-page declaration of local emergency during the County Commission’s meeting Tuesday night. Tripp described the...

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