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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

General election will come early for some area voters

The Nov. 8 General Election is three weeks away for some Tooele County voters. Ballots for vote-by-mail voters will be mailed around Oct. 14, according to Tooele County Clerk/Auditor Marilyn Gillette. “We plan on mailing out ballots...

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

August jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent

Tooele County’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point since June 2008. The August 2016 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the county was 3.7 percent, according to data released last week by the Utah Department of Workforce...

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Smelter owner agrees to pay EPA $560,000

Atlantic Richfield Company Inc. has agreed to pay what it owed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for cleanup work at an old smelter site. ARCO is the current owner of the former International Smelter, located near...

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Grantsville forms commission for historic preservation

Historic preservation in Grantsville City will now have oversight from a citizen commission approved by the city council at its meeting last week. The six-member Historic Preservation Commission will document historic resources in the city, advise and...

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

New stake president excited to help people come to Christ

With barely a month acting as the new leader of Tooele LDS East Stake, Bryant Pankratz said he’s excited to help people come to Christ. A stake is a geographic area similar to a Catholic diocese, according...

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Grantsville man charged following Amber Alert

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Grantsville man charged following Amber Alert

The Grantsville man who sparked an Amber Alert after police said he fled with his daughters last Wednesday has been charged in 3rd District Court. Kenneth Nolan Shrewsbury, 53, is charged with third-degree felony possession of a...

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tooele County Sheriff’s Office employees receive state awards

Two Tooele County Sheriff’s Office employees received state awards for excellence at the Utah Sheriffs’ Association Conference in St. George on Sept. 20. Corrections Officer Richard Maroney was named Corrections Officer of the Year for his efforts...

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Two former sheriff’s deputies suspended by POST council

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Two former sheriff’s deputies suspended by POST council

Two former Tooele County Sheriff’s deputies were disciplined by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council on Sept. 21. Brandon George Oborn and Jason Sparks both received suspensions from the POST council relating to incidents that resolved...

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Ophir residents vote to drop incorporation

Wednesday afternoon, Walt Shubert was out fixing a water line that had sprung a leak in Ophir — even though the hamlet deep in the Oquirrh Mountains is no longer an incorporated town. The long-time former mayor...

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Irrigation co. turns off water

The early shutoff of Settlement Canyon Irrigation Company water should not affect Tooele crops this year, an official said. “The farmers pretty well had their third crop in,” said Gary Bevan, irrigation company president. “So the only...

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