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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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Former director of USU Tooele passes away

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Former director of USU Tooele passes away

A former leader of the Utah State University Tooele Regional campus and a pioneer in distance education passed away last week. Vince Lafferty, 66, who served as the executive director of the USU Tooele Regional Campus from...

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Excelsior Academy hires new director with ballet background

One might say that the new director of Excelsior Academy in Erda danced her way into her new job. Stephanie Eccles was selected by Excelsior Academy’s board of directors to be the charter school’s director starting the...

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

School district shuffles several administrators for school year

Tooele Junior High School started the new school year without its principal at the helm. Larry Abraham, who has served as the principal of TJHS since April 2006, is on administrative leave, according to Scott Rogers, Tooele...

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

School Board sets tax rate to generate extra $1.08M

Most homeowners will pay more in property tax to the Tooele County School District when tax bills are due in November. The Tooele County School Board voted unanimously after a Truth in Taxation hearing Tuesday night to...

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Jared Small: ‘Administrator of the Year’ always on the look out for student’s ‘A-ha’ moments

When students return to Clarke N. Johnsen Junior High next Tuesday for the first day of school, they will be greeted by Tooele County School District’s 2014 “Administrator of the Year” — Jared Small. Clarke Johnsen’s principal...

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School district reviews policy on student, staff memorials

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

School district reviews policy on student, staff memorials

Certain services or monuments on school property to memorialize deceased students or staff may be prohibited in local schools if Tooele County School District leaders adopt the first draft of a proposed policy. The proposed policy on...

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