Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Why the UTA Board is vital to our county’s future

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Why the UTA Board is vital to our county’s future

Tooele County is growing and we feel the impacts associated with this growth everyday. There are more cars driving on the roads, people shopping at the stores, and children attending school. We are the 7th fastest-growing county...

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‘Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness…’

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

‘Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness…’

In light of (or in the darkness of) the latest priest scandal in Pennsylvania, it is imperative that we address and re-address this issue by recognizing, first and foremost, that this is not just a scandal within...

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Tariff to punish Canada won’t create more newsprint jobs

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Tariff to punish Canada won’t create more newsprint jobs

It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington, D.C. If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is...

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An open letter to County Attorney Scott Broadhead

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

An open letter to County Attorney Scott Broadhead

Dear Tooele County Attorney Scott Broadhead: This open letter is in response to your office’s decision to file class A misdemeanor charges against several sponsors of a petition that was circulating in our community.  The purpose of...

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A lot a stake

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

A lot a stake

When it comes to the Tooele County Commission’s proposed sale of Utah Motorsports Campus, two things are at least known:  First, the racetrack  has at least one interested buyer. Second, if Commissioners Myron Bateman, Wade Bitner and...

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More important things than money in county coffers

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

More important things than money in county coffers

Thank you for your April 3, 2018, editorial, entitled “Eye On the Ball.” It expressed well many of the thoughts I have had recently about development in Tooele County. Too many times over the last several years,...

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As I look out past my fence at a lonely fire hydrant

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

As I look out past my fence at a lonely fire hydrant

Take a look around Tooele Valley and what do you see? You see a gravel pit down south that was supposed to close down when the real estate development project it was created to supply was finished. It’s...

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Let’s demonstrate to the state that the process works

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Let’s demonstrate to the state that the process works

In January 2017, I was selected to serve as a volunteer on the Tooele County Government Study Committee. The committee was designated to research the county’s current three-member commission-form of government, and make recommendations as to what...

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Threat of violence, even by a child, should be against the law

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Threat of violence, even by a child, should be against the law

On Feb. 26, the Tooele County School District held a public meeting to discuss student safety in our 26 local schools. The impression given to those in attendance was that the district and Tooele law enforcement are...

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Nelson gives report on ‘action-packed’ Legislature

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Nelson gives report on ‘action-packed’ Legislature

After another action-packed legislative session, I offer this report of session highlights to my constituents in Tooele and Millard Counties and portions of Juab, Utah, and Beaver Counties. I am grateful to local county, city, and school...

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