A dinner with dear friends reveals hidden heroes in the night sky

It was a dark, crisp, autumn night and when our car rolled to a stop, we got out. I stood and stretched while extending my neck back. Moving my neck felt great. And, the view of the bright stars, thickly strewn across the night sky, felt even better.  I took a deep breath and allowed the clean air to fully […]

Going the Distance

In an era when Internet memes that mock failed goal-keeping attempts are more common than actual tales of stamina and dedication, meet Liz Dalton. The 59-year-old Tooele native was inducted into the 20-year club at the St. George Marathon on Oct. 6, culminating two decades and thousands of miles of pavement-pounding, sweat-induced and sometimes pain-riddled devotion to the act of […]

Charitable, Christ-like acts brighten lives around us, bring joy to our own heart

Earlier this year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to publish a new hymnbook and even asked members to participate in the process. I’ve only been around a little over six decades and only remember two hymnals: the old brown one and the current green one. One of my favorite hymns published in both — and […]

Lyda (Gidy) Hammond


Lyda (Gidy) Hammond, age 76, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away in her sleep Nov. 25, 2018.  Gidy was the firstborn child to Wesley and Alice Peterson in Grantsville, Utah, on March 19, 1942. At age 18, she married the love of her life, Roger Hammond. Their life together included living in multiple states within the USA and Spain for four […]

Lucas John Bell


April 21, 1988 – Nov. 20, 2018 Lucas was born in 1988 to Allison (Williams) and Steve Bell, in Grantsville, Utah. He was raised in Tooele County and lived there his entire life. Lucas attended elementary school in Grantsville and Stansbury Park. Lucas was raised with help from his grandparents Betty Lou (Johnson) and Robert Williams. He would go every day […]

Firearms and suicide

To help save more lives in Tooele County from the tragedy of death by suicide, a new state report says there’s a key step we can all take that will reduce those fatalities by a big margin. That step is: If you own firearms, which according to the report a great many of us do in Tooele County, keep them […]

Forest Service to hold public meetings on Greater Sage-grouse plan amendments

OGDEN, Utah – The U.S. Forest Service will hold public open house meetings in Cedar City, Vernal, and Tooele next month to explain proposed changes to its plan to conserve Greater Sage-grouse habitat.  The meetings are part of a 90-day public comment period on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement containing proposed amendments to Forest Service land management plans for Greater […]

Nominations and donations welcome for annual benefit fund drive

The 41st annual Tooele Transcript Bulletin Christmas Benefit Fund is now accepting donations and nominations from readers for potential beneficiaries of the fund.  Each nomination should include a description of the person’s or family’s challenges, as well as an explanation as to how the benefit fund could help them this Christmas. Last year’s benefit fund helped Randy Rasmussen of Tooele […]

Magna man charged with assault after pointing gun at motorists

A Magna man charged with a pair of felonies after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at another motorist in Lake Point will return to court next week.  Joseph Roy Elegante, 37, is charged with two counts of third-degree felony aggravated assault in 3rd District Court.  On Sept. 9 a Tooele County Sheriff’s sergeant was dispatched to a call of an […]

Tooele RDA’s plan to sell 1000 N. property extended

The big retail development that has been talked about for years on the west side of Tooele City Main Street near 1000 North is still moving forward with groundbreaking plans set for next spring. Randy Sant, the city’s redevelopment agency consultant, told the city’s RDA last month and again on Nov. 7 that several prospective tenants have signed letters of […]