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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #4: Dress code controversies put schools in national spotlight

Tooele County schools found themselves in the national spotlight this year for a pair of controversies involving dress code violations. Tooele Junior High was the first to turn heads. In May, Steve Parker received a phone call...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #5: Supreme Court lets verdict against Tooele City stand

This year, Tooele City lost its battle against a jury verdict awarding $20.7 million to the developer of the Overlake subdivision. In November, the Utah Supreme Court announced, without any further explanation, that they would not review...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #7: Officials get proactive on county health issues

Tooele County’s health problems have been well documented in recent years, including its dubious position as the most obese county in Utah, but 2012 was the year health officials started to fight back. In June, the Tooele...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #8: Grantsville police chief forced from job after hunting incident

Almost a year and a half after being cited for shooting a deer in a zone for which he did not have a permit, Grantsville City Police Chief Dan Johnson was stripped of his certification and had...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #9: Chamber fires executive director

The Tooele County Chamber of Commerce’s executive board took the community by surprise this year when it fired Debbie Winn, the chamber’s well-known executive director, from a post she’d held for seven years. The vote, which took...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #10: Olsen becomes first Tooele woman to vie for Miss America

She may not have won the coveted crown and sash, but Danica Olsen made Tooele proud at the Miss America pageant this year. The Tooele native, representing the state as the 2011 Miss Utah in the national...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Top 10 News Stories of 2012 – #6: School board raises taxes and superintendent’s salary

In August, after facing an angry crowd at a public hearing, the Tooele County School Board raised its property tax rate by 9.1 percent. As a result the owner of a home valued at the county average...

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Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Toxic releases rise once again

Tooele County continues to be second only to Salt Lake County in the state of Utah for emitting the most industrial pollution. In 2011, the amount of toxic releases Tooele County companies emitted rose 12 percent, according...

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Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Top ten property taxpayers pay larger share in 2012

The top 10 property taxpayers in Tooele County footed 30 percent of all property taxes paid this year, up from the 25 percent they paid in 2011. Collections from the top 10 property taxpayers in 2012 were...

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Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Cloud seeding project gets help

A cloud seeding program that was on the chopping block due to the county’s budget crisis has been saved by a coalition of local water users. Cloud seeding as a means of increasing snowpack started in Tooele...

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