Tooele County

Business & Labor
5:32 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Stericycle Another Step Closer to Moving

Proposed incinerator location in Tooele County

Medical waste company Stericycle has cleared another hurdle in its effort to relocate its incinerator from North Salt Lake to Tooele County. The local planning commission approved a conditional use permit for the new facility this month, though two commissioners voted against it.

Stericycle Vice President of Corporate Communications  Jennifer Koenig says the permit is necessary to move forward with a new facility, but it’s only one step among many.

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Business & Labor
4:59 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

“Utah’s Own” Branding Campaign Expands into Rural Areas

"Your State of Chocolate" in Tooele is a member of Utah's Own

The push to promote local products made in Utah is expanding into rural areas. Tooele County hosts its first ever Utah’s Own Summit on Friday to help small food-oriented companies expand their business, add jobs, and improve rural Utah’s economy.

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Local Government
4:47 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

EnergySolutions Bails Out Tooele County Pool

The Tooele County pool at the Deseret Peak Complex was closed in 2013 due to budget shortfalls, but will be reopened in 2014 as the EnergySolutions Aquatic Center.

EnergySolutions already has its name on a basketball arena in Salt Lake City. Now it's putting its name on an aquatic center in Tooele. Last year, the Tooele County pool at the Deseret Peak Complex was closed due to budget shortfalls, but thanks to EnergySolutions and other corporate sponsors, it will be open this weekend.

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Politics
3:41 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

House Committee Approves Stericycle's Move to Tooele County

File: Stericycle Medical Waste Incinerator in North Salt Lake
Brian Grimmett

A house committee gave unanimous approval to a resolution Wednesday that would allow Stericycle to move their medical waste incinerator to Tooele County.

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Politics
1:14 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Utah Counties Fear Elimination of PILT Funding

Funding from the federal PILT program helps counties provide services to large areas of federal land. This landscape is part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Garfield County, Utah
Dan Bammes

UPDATE:  Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT1) met yesterday with House leadership, including Speaker John Boehner and budget committee chair Paul Ryan.  Bishop says he's been assured funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program will be included in an upcoming appr0priations bill, though not in the combined spending bill the House will be voting on Wednesday.

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  Members of Utah’s Congressional delegation are trying to save federal funding for rural counties. Losing it could hurt some counties badly. 

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