Eight Ball

At a time when a relationship is falling apart, sometimes the news of its failure doesn’t come out of a mouth but from gestures. Claudia Emerson, who lives in Virginia, here captures a telling moment. Eight Ball  It was fifty cents a game              beneath exhausted ceiling fans, the smoke’s old spiral. Hooded lights   […]

Housing market went in two different directions last year

Tooele County’s real estate market in 2011 was defined by falling prices and rising sales volume. The total number of single-family homes sold rose 9.9 percent to 701 last year, compared to 638 homes sold in 2010, according to data from the Wasatch Front Regional Multiple Listing Service. However, that increase was driven by a median sales price that fell […]

Local boards win bid to be elected

Voters in South Rim and north Tooele County will have a longer ballot than usual when they head to the polls this fall. The boards of the South Rim Special Service District and the North Tooele Fire Protection Service District will be filled by election this fall. The two boards were formerly appointed by the Tooele County Commission. Both boards […]

Democrats want more seats at the table

Tooele County, once a blue bastion of Democratic voters, has slowly blushed to a deep shade of red over the past decade. Of 17 legislative and county government seats, only two Democrats currently hold elected office: Sheriff Frank Park and Assessor Wendy Shubert. That’s a state of affairs Utah State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis hopes to reverse. Dabakis spent […]

Commission approves school board boundaries plan

New boundaries for the seven seats on the Tooele County School Board were approved by the Tooele County Commission on Tuesday. State law requires the county commission redraw the boundaries for school board districts every 10 years. At a meeting on Jan. 17, the commission opted to have the school board draw its own boundaries. At a four-hour meeting on […]

Stansbury man charged with manipulating child porn images

A Stansbury Park man has pleaded guilty to having a stash of child pornography on his home and work computers. The 60-year-old man, whom the Transcript-Bulletin is not naming in an effort to protect the identity of the victim, was charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, in May, and was scheduled to have […]

Erda planning commission proposes band compromise

The Erda Township Planning Commission has proposed a compromise in the Stansbury band brouhaha that has divided much of north Tooele Valley. After hearing emotional testimony from parents of young families objecting to being disturbed at 6 a.m. and band members and parents that pleaded for a change in the county noise ordinance to allow the Stansbury High School band […]

New Vine Street restaurant hearkens back to traditional Mexico

Cesar Ojera thought his mother’s food was so good that it was a shame to keep it a secret. “We’d have these family gatherings and everyone would eat her food and say, ‘This is so good,’” he said. “I wanted to share it with the people of Tooele County.” Ojera, who co-owns Tio Papa’s Restaurant on Vine Street in Tooele […]

Grantsville man wins new truck in national Cabela’s contest

Don Nielson was just about to take his wife to breakfast on his birthday last month when he got an unusual phone call. “They said, ‘You’ve won a truck,’” said Nielson, 73, a Grantsville resident. “I about hung up on the guy. I thought it was a scam.” But Nielson had, in fact, won a shiny new Chevrolet pickup truck […]

Upcoming conference focuses on love, respect in marriage

This Friday and Saturday, four local churches will collaborate to host a presentation intended to strengthen marital bonds by teaching viewers how to communicate love and respect for their spouses. The idea started when four pastors of four different faiths, Pete Kirchoff from the Water’s Edge Church,  Mark Runyon of the New Life Christian Fellowship, Jon McCartney of Tooele First […]