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Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Unemployment drops to lowest level in almost four years

The unemployment rate in Tooele County in August fell to its lowest level since November 2008. Unemployment in the county dropped from 6.5 percent in May 2012, the highest level this year, to 6.1 percent in August...

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Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Cline reflects on long career with county

For years, Nicole Cline was at the center of economic development in Tooele County. However, Cline’s 20-year career with the county, which included work as a computer network administrator, county planner and economic development director, came to...

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Bout with gout leaves doubt about going all out for cheeseburgers

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Bout with gout leaves doubt about going all out for cheeseburgers

Two weeks ago, I was nearly stricken down by a 4,600-year-old disease. I woke up on a Thursday morning with a pain in my big toe. By the end of the day, I could hardly walk and...

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Reading scores spike upward across district

The number of students in Tooele County schools in first through third grade that read at their grade level improved dramatically this year. In 2011, 68 percent of Tooele County students in the first three years of...

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Are Hispanics under-represented in voting booth?

Hermilo Torres, 42, who has lived in Tooele for one year and owns Lupita’s Tacos, has never voted. “I am not registered to vote here and I did not vote in California before I came here,” said...

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Schools implement red air quality measures

Last week, when shifting weather patterns filled the county’s air with smoke from Idaho forest fires, Tooele County School District officials responded to red air quality conditions by limiting the outdoor activity of elementary students. This is...

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012

School enrollment climbs by 2.7 percent

As of last Monday, enrollment in Tooele County School District is up by 369 students over last year — a 2.7 percent increase. This is the third consecutive year of growth for local schools. “While we are...

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Chamber fires its executive director

The Tooele County Chamber of Commerce has fired its executive director. The chamber’s 15-member executive board voted yesterday morning to terminate the employment of Debbie Winn, who had held the organization’s top position for seven years. “As...

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Charter school sees more stability in students, faculty as school matures

After a tumultuous start four years ago, Tooele County’s only charter school is finding stability. Excelsior Academy in Erda has 675 students enrolled currently, which puts the school at full capacity, according to Shelly Taylor, chairman of...

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County debt has increased almost tenfold in past five years alone

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

County debt has increased almost tenfold in past five years alone

If you’d asked that question six years ago, the number you would have gotten back would be almost 10 times less than it is today. At the end of 2006, county government had $3.3 million in long-term...

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