Salt Lake Tribune is first legacy newspaper to become nonprofit

In an unprecedented action, the Internal Revenue Service has approved The Salt Lake Tribune’s request to transition from a for-profit newspaper to a nonprofit news organization. According to The Tribune, Utah’s largest daily newspaper had applied for nonprofit status in May and didn’t expect a response from the IRS until 2020 at the earliest. The IRS gave the green light […]

Motorhome burns in Tooele City Sunday afternoon

A motorhome caught fire behind a Tooele City residence near 100 W. Vine St. on Sunday. The Tooele City Fire Department responded after receiving a call from Tooele County emergency services at 3:31 p.m. It was originally thought to be a structure fire, according to TCFD Chief Rick Harrison. The first engine arrived on-scene shortly before 4 p.m., Harrison said. […]

Purple Innovations receives top award from state association

A manufacturer that operates a facility in Grantsville was recognized by the Utah Manufacturers Association during the UMA’s 114th annual awards banquet at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Saturday.  Alpine-based Purple Innovations was recognized as one of 12 manufacturers with UMA’s  2019 Manufacturers of the Year award. These companies have demonstrated areas of expertise and outstanding business […]

State fires up wood burning restrictions for inversion season

As the air turns colder and the inversion season approaches, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued a reminder that wood burning restrictions went into effect Nov. 1. Wood burning restrictions aim to help reduce hard-to-see particle pollution that builds up during winter inversion periods, according to the department’s Division of Air Quality. Restrictions are implemented as a proactive measure […]

Veterans Day honors those who have served

US Servicemembers and veterans will be honored at several events happening in Tooele County this Friday and the following Monday in celebration of Veterans Day. Excelsior Academy will host a Veterans Day celebration on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 124 E. Erda Way. The event will consist of an open-house style classroom visit, a brunch and a […]

Stockton, Vernon and Stansbury get new council and board members

Stockton voters put their stamp approval on their appointed mayor. Thomas Karjola received 117 votes for mayor out of 191 ballots that were cast for Stockton’s town mayor for 61% of the votes, according to an unofficial election night vote tally. Karjola was appointed as mayor by the town council in February 2018 after Mark Whitney resigned for health reasons. […]

Voters make picks for Tooele and Grantsville city councils

In Tuesday’s general election three candidates were voted onto the Tooele City Council and four onto the Grantsville City Council.  Ed Hansen, Justin Brady and incumbent Dave McCall received the most votes in Tuesday’s general election for Tooele City Council with 2,891, 2,840 and 2,226 votes, respectively. The other three candidates were Jon Gossett (2,136), Tony Graf (2,219) and Wayne […]

$190M bond for new schools, security fails

The Tooele County School Board asked voters to approve a $190 million bond for new schools and school security. The election night vote count shows county voters answered “No.” The unofficial results available on Tuesday night show that 58% of the votes cast were against the issuance of the bonds with 42% of voters favoring the school district’s bond proposal. […]