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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

New Year’s baby worth the wait for well-traveled family

Allison Paige Sanders wasn’t supposed to make her entrance into the world until Jan. 2, but she had different plans — she decided to make her entrance grand by being the first baby born in Tooele County...

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Annual Christmas Bird Count takes place at Fish Springs Saturday

Tooele County residents are invited to bring binoculars and a notepad to help document local bird species as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count at Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 5. Christmas Bird Counts...

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Wendover murder story to be aired on ‘Dateline’ Friday

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Wendover murder story to be aired on ‘Dateline’ Friday

The dramatic twists and turns of the murder of 16-yearold Micaela Costanzo in 2011 seemed like they were ripped from a television crime drama. “Dateline,” a TV news magazine started in 1992 that often features true crime...

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Tooele’s economy in 2013 predicted to be a mixed bag

While state economists refer to Tooele County’s current economy as sluggish and predict a contraction on the labor market, local business leaders are looking forward to growth for Tooele County’s economy in 2013. However, their optimism is...

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Local repair company cited for boxcar accident

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Local repair company cited for boxcar accident

Fines have been levied against a local company for having safety violations that lead to the serious injury of one of its workers last September. According to a citation from Utah Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently...

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

NTCFD budget passed without tax increase

The North Tooele County Fire District will not be raising taxes after all, as its budget was passed Thursday without factoring in a revenue increase. The Tooele County Commission passed the fire district’s tentative Fiscal Year 2013...

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Man shot by son while rabbit hunting

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Man shot by son while rabbit hunting

A West Valley man was struck by a bullet Sunday after a round his son shot ricocheted in his direction near Grantsville. The 29-year-old man was rabbit hunting with his 12- year-old son in Mack Canyon Sunday...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #1: County financial meltdown

Through the first eight months of the year, county commissioners were sailing along with no clouds on the horizon. Then, in late August, they announced an anticipated $4 million shortfall in revenue by the end of the...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #2: DCD ends its mission and prepares to shut down

After 66 years, the mission of Deseret Chemical Depot ended, simply, quietly and more quickly than expected, and sent the military installation onto the fast track to shut down. The terms of the Chemical Weapons Convention required...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #3: Drought, fire abound in arid year

A dry winter with minimal snowpack was an inauspicious start to a year of severe fires and drought. In April, the basin-wide average for the three Tooele County snowpack monitoring sites was 49 percent of normal, according...

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