Latest Tooele, Utah Stories

2010-04-23 09:52:00

Tooele County Commission and Governor's Office of Economic Development accompany Ritchie Bros. officials in ribbon-cutting ceremony SALT LAKE CITY, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Tooele County Commissioners Colleen Johnson (Commission Chair) and Bruce Clegg joined COO Bob Armstrong, President Rob Mackay, Senior Vice President Steve Simpson and Area Manager Keith Spicer at the multi-million dollar Grand Opening auction conducted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) in Salt Lake...

2010-04-20 12:00:00

Company will welcome bidders from around the world to compete on more than 1,100 heavy equipment items on auction day SALT LAKE CITY, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will celebrate the Grand Opening of its new regional auction unit in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 22, 2010 with a multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction starting at 8:00 a.m.Ritchie Bros. senior management and Tooele...

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...

2008-08-18 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...

2008-07-09 09:00:31

Once again the Deseret News has taken the short-sighted, knee- jerk approach by using more fear than logic. The United States has been shipping weapons-grade plutonium and chemical weapons across this country for over 60 years! A loaded cask can be slammed into by a speeding locomotive without the slightest trace of a leak, but shipping chemical stocks across the states cannot be done without imperiling local communities? Tooele CADF was opposed by environmentalists, but look at its record....

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