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Legislators: Fiscal cliff may trump state surplus

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Legislators: Fiscal cliff may trump state surplus

The looming federal fiscal cliff could overshadow optimistic state revenue forecasts when the Utah Legislature convenes in January, according to Tooele County legislators. “The budget is always a top concern,” said Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, who will...

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Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Cemetery goers mourn unkind cuts

Stockton resident Patty Wheeler’s brother, who passed away in 1985, is buried in the Tooele City Cemetery. The year after he died, her father walked the canyons of Tooele County for over eight hours searching for a...

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Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Taser use by cops remains rare

It comes as little shock that Tasers are popular with police, but it is surprising how rarely the devices are actually used. Tasers have been widely carried by most officers in the county since 2004, and are...

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THS’s annual Winter Tree Festival to kick off Monday

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

THS’s annual Winter Tree Festival to kick off Monday

Next week, the community is invited to enjoy the 45 decorated Christmas trees being displayed at Tooele High School’s 21st annual Winter Tree Festival. The Winter Tree Festival, which began in 1992, gives clubs and organizations the...

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Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Hospital gets ‘A’ grade for patient safety from national group

Mountain West Medical Center was one of only three Utah hospitals that received an “A” grade for safety from a national patient safety watchdog group earlier this week. The Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit patient...

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County records first yellow air quality day

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

County records first yellow air quality day

Cold temperatures and inversion conditions caused the first yellow air quality alert of the winter season in Tooele County today. “Today is the first voluntary no-burn day of the season,” said Bo Call, manager of the air...

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Coin toss determines winner in fire district race

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Coin toss determines winner in fire district race

Four weeks after the election, North Tooele County Fire Protection District has a new board member selected by the toss of a coin. On the night of the election, Fred Burton held a 10 vote lead over...

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Holiday events happening at SHS tonight

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Holiday events happening at SHS tonight

A culmination of holiday events at Stansbury High School tonight will give community members a chance to enjoy some Christmas music and bid on items that will earn money for the Tooele County Food Bank’s utility assistance...

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

New state system rates schools on performance

Tooele County Schools can be found at the top and bottom of the new Utah Comprehensive Accountability System, which rates public schools by academic performance. The Utah State Office of Education released UCAS scores on Friday. UCAS...

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City won’t announce tenants for retail complex

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

City won’t announce tenants for retail complex

Tooele City officials won’t be announcing the big-box retailers anchoring a proposed shopping complex after all. After promising last month that such an announcement would be made on Dec. 5 at the Tooele City Council meeting, Mayor...

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