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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Chief Turner to retire and looks to new job in Washington state

After nearly five years with the Grantsville City Police Department, Chief Kevin Turner will retire at the beginning of February. Turner will next serve as the chief of police in Ferndale, Washington, following his retirement, with an...

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Program readies to close 200 abandoned mines at Gold Hill

Exploring abandoned mines sounds adventurous, but it can also be deadly. For that reason, the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Abandoned Mine Reclamation (AMR) program plans to close 200 mine openings in the remote southwest...

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Facility ready for new role in helping the homeless

It’s been empty for 18 months, but Tooele County’s former transitional housing facility is ready for tenants again, a county official says. The last occupants moved out of the housing facility on East Vine Street in Tooele...

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Midvalley Hwy., SR-201 make priority list

Tooele County commuters may want to keep an eye on the state Legislature this year. 2017 may the year that two major transportation projects for Tooele County finally move forward, according to Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley...

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Area hospital is seeing more emergency room patients

Emergency visits at Mountain West Medical Center jumped by more than 1,500 visits in 2016 compared to 2015, according to hospital administrators. “Over the past year, our emergency numbers have grown from 40 to 45 a day...

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Nelson to file legislative bill to keep Rush Valley aquifer safe from SITLA’s plans

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Nelson to file legislative bill to keep Rush Valley aquifer safe from SITLA’s plans

One Tooele County legislator has a plan to stop the School and Institutional Land Trust Administration from grabbing 1.9 billion gallons of water a year from Rush Valley. Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, has requested a bill be...

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Grantsville man arrested and charged for theft of property

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Grantsville man arrested and charged for theft of property

A Grantsville man is facing several felony theft charges after he was arrested in connection with stealing and pawning items from a relative’s home where he lived. Osten Lorenzo Higley, 24, is charged with five counts of...

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Erda woman arrested and charged with drug possession

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Erda woman arrested and charged with drug possession

An Erda woman is facing felony charges after she was arrested in connection with drug possession last Wednesday. Heidi Alene Warr, 39, is charged with two counts of second-degree felony possession with intent to distribute a Class...

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Man arrested locally in connection to Iowa homicide

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Man arrested locally in connection to Iowa homicide

An Iowa man arrested in Tooele County on Thursday evening has been charged with murder and burglary, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Kyle Alexander Jepson, 22, of Des Moines, is charged with first-degree felony murder, robbery...

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Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Curbside recycling in Tooele City getting ready to start on Feb. 6

Recycling will become much easier for Tooele City residents starting Feb. 6. That’s the day the city will begin its new curbside recycling service with pickup handled by Ace Recycling and Disposal, Inc. “The final price per...

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