Girl Scouts hold Recognition of Excellence ceremony

Girl Scouts of Utah recently held its annual Recognition of Excellence. This event honored girls and adults and acknowledged their achievements and service to their communities. These are the highest awards available to earn for girls and adults. Junior Girl Scouts in fourth and fifth grades can earn the Bronze Award. For this award, each girl must participate in a […]

Always be ready — you never know when or where an emergency may make landfall

It’s dawn. The sun sprinkles golden, bronze glitter on the navy blue ocean out beyond our little time-share balcony, or lanai, as they call it here in Hawaii. My husband, Rod, and I love the Islands. They transport and replenish us. We love the culture, food and people here. While sipping my peppermint tea to lessen jet lag, I pondered […]

The downy woodpecker tree-taps for more than just eating

Though the downy woodpecker is a rather simple species, they are helpful by devouring several species of pests that can be damaging to both trees and crops. While downy woodpeckers do mine trees for insects, they do not damage them and will also scout for insects on stems or join flocks of chickadees and nuthatches during non-breeding seasons. Their diets […]

Keeping our feathered friends safe this winter

Before we jump into this week’s article, a big thanks to Terry and Sandra Stapley for last week’s awesome tour of their aquaponics facility in Grantsville! They were consummate hosts, and the community at large was well-represented by a sizable group that saw, firsthand, how well aquaponics work and how easily it can be scaled from a micro to a […]

Pvt. Morgan Summer Cochrane

Morgan Cochrane is a graduate of Tooele High School and was raised by her mother, Teresa Jaramillo. She enlisted in the Army in March and recently graduated from Basic Combat Training this September. She successfully completed this training by graduating as an honor soldier from the dedication she put into her physical fitness tests. She managed to run two miles […]

How to set up Family Sharing for up to six family members

Family Sharing is a way to allow up to six members of your family to share your iTunes Store, App Store and iBooks Store purchases. You can also share a family calendar and family photos, without having to share accounts. To begin, you must designate one adult who will act as the family organizer and who will set up Family […]

Many customizable privacy options in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a lot more privacy options than previous Windows versions. Customize your preferences to limit access your apps, camera and microphone and you can turn off background apps to help conserve your battery power for laptops. Before I begin, I am finding that newer PCs with Windows 10 installed are running quite well with very few issues. […]

Sports Wrap – November 26, 2015

Grantsville boys basketball The Cowboys beat Rockwell 72-56 on Tuesday in the road-opener. Senior guard Cameron Potter had a game-high 20 points from four 3-pointers, and junior Trevor Colson had three blocks to go with his 11 points. Grantsville will next face Juab on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. to open the home season. Grantsville girls basketball Grantsville beat Cyprus […]

It feels to get all the rust off from basketball’s offseason

Basketball season is back, and it’s definitely noticeable after watching Tooele County players get back into the swing of things on opening day. “First game of the season, we’re kind of trying to figure things out, both teams,” said Scott Hunt, the coach of the Bear River team I watched lose to Tooele on Tuesday. When I interviewed Tooele coach […]

Tooele girls beat Syracuse by six

Tooele head coach Mel Roberts said Thursday’s 143-137 victory over the Syracuse girls swim team was a tribute to the depth of his Tooele team. “The girls were in a tight battle with Syracuse the whole meet,” Roberts said. “The depth of the girls team pulled out a six-point win.” Tooele’s first event winner was Andrea Howsden in the 200-yard […]