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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Area student test scores see improvement

More Tooele County students rated as proficient on statewide tests in 2015, but the school district’s overall test scores remained lower than statewide scores. SAGE test scores released Monday by the Utah State Office of Education show...

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Local sage-grouse population has biologists worried

While most populations of the greater sage-grouse are rebounding, a local population of the birds continues to decline, a state biologist said. “The sage-grouse population naturally goes up and down,” said Lorien Belton, facilitator of several sage-...

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Sagers clarifies that his tax bill is paid

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Sagers clarifies that his tax bill is paid

Utah State Representative Doug Sagers, R-Tooele, has paid an outstanding 2014 state income tax bill. Sagers said he was unaware of an unpaid Utah personal income tax bill of $1,215 from 2014 until last Friday. It turns...

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Census shows median income for all local workers is over $35K

The median income of workers that live in Tooele County is both higher and lower than the state median income, according to national statistics. The median income for all workers that live in Tooele County — that’s...

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Police say they have identified suspect in pet store burglary

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Police say they have identified suspect in pet store burglary

The Tooele City Police Department has identified the man they believe is responsible for the theft of two rare iguanas from a Tooele pet store on Aug. 20. Christopher Proctor, 35, of Tooele, is the primary suspect...

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Kanab County man gets 12 years to life for child sexual abuse

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Kanab County man gets 12 years to life for child sexual abuse

A Kane County man will spend from 12 years to life in the Utah State Prison after he sexually abused children in Tooele and Kane counties. Glen Ames, 39, changed his plea to guilty for two counts...

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Main Street reconstruction is subject of local artist’s painting

The construction on Tooele City’s Main Street has provided a creative inspiration for a local artist. When Rolanda Root of Tooele City became aware of an upcoming urban art show at the Eccles Community Art Center in...

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Dugway begins another round of chlorine test trials this week

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Dugway begins another round of chlorine test trials this week

Chlorine gas will be released this week at Dugway Proving Ground in a joint venture with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to determine how the gas moves in urban environments. The test trials, part of a...

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

SR-36 reconstruction heads south with milling of asphalt

Rows of orange cones reached 3 O’Clock Drive in Tooele City last week as the Utah Department of Transportation moved forward in its SR-36 Renewed project. UDOT originally expected to defer construction between 520 South and 3...

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Rare stolen iguanas land back home

The two iguanas stolen from Rockstar Pets in Tooele last week were returned anonymously Wednesday afternoon. Natalie Hood said she was at the front of the store helping a customer when a coworker said she received an...

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