Latest Tooele County, Utah Stories

2010-05-13 07:30:00

TAMPA, Fla., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Proper Power & Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PPWE) announced today the Company has engaged H. Gordon Beamguard of HGB Land Services Company, Inc. to research and provide the names and information of the current holders of land and mineral rights for a total of 100,000 acres of land in the areas surrounding the Company's Tooele County claim. The area, located approximately 50 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah will be used to complement...

2009-11-05 10:24:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Oregon judge denied a motion for summary judgment against the State of Oregon regarding Army chemical weapons destruction at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore. Judge Michael H. Marcus, Judge for the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, denied the petitioner's motion for summary judgment and entered a judgment in favor of the State of Oregon and its co- defendants in the case, including the U.S. Army. The case...

2009-08-17 17:29:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 10, 2009, the U.S. Army Environmental Command awarded a $2.845 million performance-based task order to Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Pasadena, Calif., for environmental remediation services at Tooele Army Depot, Utah. The task order was awarded on the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract by the Research, Development and Engineering Command Aberdeen...

2008-09-17 09:00:31

A wildfire had burned 50 acres by late Tuesday in Tooele County near Johnson's Pass and state Route 199. Tooele County Fire Warden Roice Arnold said the fire started around 5 p.m. Fire crews closed down SR 199 for a while on Tuesday, but it has been reopened. The Clover Creek campgrounds were evacuated around 6:30 p.m., Arnold said. Arnold said crews expect to contain the fire later today. He said authorities are unsure what started the fire, but they suspect it was human caused because...

2008-09-06 21:00:07

Cliff Gullett was going 239 mph when he lost control of his motorcycle on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, crashed and died, authorities said. He was 47. Tooele County sheriff's investigators said they weren't sure why the motorcycle racer from Bozeman, Mont., lost control during a time trial Wednesday, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. Gullett was competing in the 500cc Streamliner class, the American Motorcyclist Association said on its Web site.

2008-08-18 18:00:19

A Utah National Guard employee pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing him of soliciting sex on the Internet from someone he thought was an underage girl. The grand jury indictment charges Sgt. 1st Class Craig James Dowen, 47, with coercion and enticement for illegal sexual activity. During his appearance in federal court on Monday, he entered the plea, and a three-day trial was set for Oct. 20. Dowen was arrested earlier this month after agents with the Utah Attorney General's...

2008-08-18 03:00:14

By Anonymous Reckitt Benckiser, a Slough, England-based manufacturer of household cleaning products such as Lysol, Old English and Woolite, has been offered a $1.9 million incentive from the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) to build a distribution and logistics center in Tooele County. While the firm has not made a final decision regarding the location of the project and is considering potential locations in Nevada and Utah for the new facility, GOED said that should it...

2008-08-13 18:00:23

A wildfire burning in northern Utah is expected to be contained by the end of the week. The Devil's fire has been pushed by strong winds, but firefighters have managed to get on top of it. By Tuesday, the 1,588- acre fire burning in Box Elder County was declared about 70 percent contained. "The weather's been a lot better," said LaCee Bartholomew with the Bureau of Land Management. The fire is expected to be contained by Thursday. It was sparked Sunday by lightning storms that moved over...

2008-08-12 09:01:00

New wildfires are burning across the state as firefighters managed to contain old ones. An 800-acre wildfire was burning in Box Elder County on Monday. The Devil's fire was sparked on Sunday by lightning storms that moved across the area. It is burning in steep, rocky terrain but is not threatening anything, the Bureau of Land Management said. The fire was about 60 percent contained Monday with planes, helicopters and numerous ground crews being brought in to fight the fire. In southern...

2008-07-25 15:00:00

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 25--IOSEPA -- Benjamin Pykles scans the southern edge of this old townsite in Utah's desolate Skull Valley, looking for the front wheel of a century-old tricyle. The New York anthropologist believes the relic reveals a lot about the Polynesian pioneer community that endured for a 28-year period straddling the turn of the 20th century. "This is not just some dreary place. There were kids here and they were having fun," Pykles says as he finds his...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.