Sports Wrap – July 4, 2013

Christiansen commits to USU Chase Christiansen gave a verbal commit to play football at Utah State University on Tuesday. The quarterback/linebacker also had offers from the University of Utah and SUU. Christiansen racked up more than 1,600 total yards and 30 total touchdowns last year with 19 rushing and 11 passing. Stansbury lineman Allan Havalli committed early to play for […]

Dent surges to victory at Tooele Sprint Tri

The top cyclist prevailed at the Tooele Men’s Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, June 29. After clocking the fastest time in the 10-mile cycling segment of the triathlon, Stansbury Park’s Jasson Dent, 40,  had enough cushion to score the best overall time in all three events combined to win the event. He placed ninth after the 5K run, finished first in […]

Only one 5k scheduled for Grantsville Fourth of July

There are only two 5k races scheduled for Tooele Valley this year instead of the trio of races that were held last year. Two of last year’s 5k Fourth of July races were in Grantsville — one officially sponsored by Grantsville City and the other not sponsored by the city. Former Grantsville resident Larry Lawrence directed the Ray Barrus Memorial […]

Sporting options abound for those seeking thrills

The sports department at the Transcript-Bulletin, Richard Briggs and I, are consumed with covering high school sports from mid-August through May. During the school year, we usually know in advance what we will be covering, but the schedule is sometimes not as clear during the summer. We do have the usual diet of rodeos, youth sports, motorsports, 5k races and […]

‘Field of Dreams’

The Stansbury Park Youth Baseball Association has a surplus of athletes with no place to put them. With just four baseball fields and near 400 little leaguers, scheduling games and field usage becomes an issue. “To clone a euphemism: Build it, and they’ll come,” said Buck Peck, vice president of Stansbury Park Youth Baseball Association. “Well they’re already here, but […]

Try Windows 8.1 preview before official release at end of year

Many are anticipating the first major update to Windows 8, hoping to solve user issues such as the Start button and the Desktop. Microsoft has released a preview of Windows 8.1 so you can take it for a test drive before its actual release near the end of the year. Windows 8.1 seems to be much more than just an […]

Independence Day needs red, white and blue foods

Let’s hear it for the red, white and blue. Independence Day is a time to remember who we are as a country and where we came from. It’s time to celebrate with parades, fireworks, marching bands, family and picnics. What could be more appropriate for a holiday meal than a red, white and blue picnic? Get out the red checkered […]

If these mines could talk…

A bit of Tooele County history lies buried high in the hills outside of Stockton. Within the reach of the curious day-tripper, thanks to the Tooele County Trail system, the steep scenic climb to Jacob City is a safe and well-marked path. About three miles outside of Stockton, after East Silver Lane turns to dirt, is the Jacob City Loop trailhead. […]

Miss Tooele City 2013

Click through the images above to see Miss Tooele City 2013 by Transcript-Bulletin Photo Editor Francie Aufdemorte. All photos posted on this website that were shot by our staff photographers are copyrighted and the property of the Tooele Transcript Bulletin (TTB). Other posted photos provided by non-TTB photographers may be copyrighted as well. Any photos copied from this website and […]

‘Despicable Me 2’: Guys who know how to do a sequel right

Everyone’s favorite animated reformed-supervillain-who-is-voiced-by-Michael-Scott is back in “Despicable Me 2” with more minions, gadgets and gags. The result? So silly, and so much fun. After turning away from a life of crime, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is adjusting to being a family man, caring for Margo (voiced by Miranda Cosgrove), Agnes (voiced by Elsie Fisher) and Edith (voiced by […]