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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Sales tax revenue increase has officials perplexed

Tooele County officials braced for a drop in sales tax revenue due to COVID-19. With business closures and unemployment, the decline was expected. But, Utah Tax Commission data on the county option sales tax — that’s the...

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

State, county unemployment improves in May

Tooele County’s unemployment rate dropped to 9.0% in May 2020, just above the state average of 8.5% for the month of May.  Both Utah and Tooele County were below the U.S. unemployed rate for May of 13.3%,...

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State fair makes changes to protect public health

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

State fair makes changes to protect public health

The Utah State Fair will go on, but it will not be the same. The Utah State Fair Board voted unanimously to modify the 2020 Utah State Fair.   Activities being considered to include in the 2020...

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Wardle Republican front-runner for County Council seat

With a little over 6,500 ballots counted on election night and another 2,500 in quarantine waiting to be counted, Tooele County Clerk Marilyn Gillette released the unofficial election results at 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening. If Tuesday...

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

New Resource Center operator brings thrift store to Tooele City

There’s a new store in town for old things. Next week, Friends of Switchpoint will open “Tooele Thrift” in the building near the southwest corner of Vine and Main Street, south of Veteran’s Memorial Park. “We’ll be...

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State public lands fire officials worried about fire and fireworks

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

State public lands fire officials worried about fire and fireworks

State and federal public land agencies are making one last plea before the Fourth of July weekend, encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors — with caution. Their plea is significant to Tooele County, where around 80% of...

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Protest march and rally draws over 200 people

Alexia Blake, who grew up in Tooele and still lives there, made her dream of a peaceful march for black lives and justice in her own community come true. Blake, along with some friends, organized a “Black...

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Petition for Temple Development rezone almost ready for signatures

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Petition for Temple Development rezone almost ready for signatures

Sponsors of a referendum to repeal the ordinance that rezoned property owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Erda may soon be collecting signatures on their petition. The referendum application was submitted to...

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Tonight’s primary election results will be more preliminary than normal

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Tonight’s primary election results will be more preliminary than normal

Today is primary election day, but unlike most elections the unofficial ballot count at the end of the day may not reveal the ultimate primary winners. Due to COVID-19 all ballots are quarantined for three days before...

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020

School Board adopted budget with higher tax rate

In an effort to keep pace with growing salaries for teachers in nearby school districts, the Tooele County School District approved a 2021 fiscal year budget that includes keeping their property tax rate at the present level...

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