Oquirrh Point Planned Community

What in the world is happening to our Tooele County Planning Commission?    Is there an oath of office that says, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the wishes of all housing developers who appear in our meetings.” Or, “I do solemnly swear that I will represent the people of our county by respecting their desires […]

Discover new ways of combining the ‘ingredients’ in your life

Earl stood on a spacious wooden deck looking out over a seemingly endless forest as the sun was getting in position to dip below the Ozark Mountains. He was casually dressed in cargo shorts, a tee-shirt and flip flops. A surprising sight, based on his buttoned-up background as a ranking supply manager in the U.S. Air Force. Yet, his attire […]

Raymond Dale Hatfield (McCoy)


Nov. 6, 1970 – July 15, 2021 With heavy hearts Julie Hatfield and family regret to announce the passing of our beloved Raymond. His big-hearted nature and willingness to help others did not go unnoticed. Raymond always did kind acts and never expected anything in return. Raymond’s sharp wit, warm heart, and generous spirit will deeply be missed.  Raymond is […]

Drought negatively impacting Great Salt Lake microbialites and ecosystem

As Utah’s drought continues to impact Great Salt Lake water levels, scientists from the Utah Geological Survey are concerned about the long-term implications to microbialites — underwater reef-like rock mounds created by millions of microbes.   Microbiolite structures and their microbial mats form the base of the entire Great Salt Lake ecosystem, serving as a primary food source for brine […]

Adaptive water skiing makes fun for disabled persons

An adaptive water-skiing event that was held on July 16 made it possible for disabled individuals to enjoy the thrill of water skiing. The event was held at the Last Chance Lakes off the Pony Express Road near Vernon. The adaptive ski day was conducted by Mountain Land Physical Therapy and Neuroworx, an outpatient clinic who specializes in physical therapy […]

The truth about hernias: Common myths and misconceptions

Dr. Blaine Cashmore, with Mountain West Medical Center, shares information on hernias during National Hernia Month A hernia occurs when an internal organ or tissue pushes through a weak spot — which is about as fun as it sounds. This condition is more common than you may think – more than one million hernia repairs are performed each year in […]

Dead body found on I-80

Law enforcement agencies responded to a call in the early morning hours of July 13 to find a dead body on Interstate 80 in Tooele County. Tooele County Dispatch received several reports of a possible body laying in the right hand lane at milepost 25 on eastbound I-80 around 3:05 a.m. on July 13., according to Joe Dougherty, Department of […]

Former Berkeley music teacher to perform at Fridays on Vine

Singer and trumpet player Christine Fawson will perform during the Fridays on Vine concert series this week at the Tooele City Aquatic Center Park. Fawson, originally from California, has been singing and playing the trumpet for over 20 years. She taught music at Burkley College in Boston, Massachusetts for 14 years. Fawson describes her music style as “kind of like […]

Semi-truck rolls near Vernon

State Route 36 was blocked near Vernon on Friday by an overturned truck. A semi-truck driver traveling near Vernon lost control and the semi rolled over blocking traffic on July 16, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The semi-truck was traveling near milepost 24 in the northbound lane when the driver lost control and the truck went off the east […]

Primary ballots to be delivered to post office

Your ballot is in the mail. The company printing the 2021 municipal primary election ballots is scheduled to deliver the ballots for the Aug. 10 primary to the post office today, according to Tooele County Clerk Marilyn Gillete. While municipal and service district elections are held under the authority of the individual municipality or service district, these agencies contract with […]