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18 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Is Utah's demand for routes over federal land too late?

Utah is suing the federal government in 22 counties, demanding title to thousands of miles of routes across public lands.

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Related Topix: Utah, Garfield County, UT, Tooele, UT, Utah County, UT

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Deseret News

Lawsuit accuses state of illegally pursuing road claims in Tooele County

A lawsuit brought by wilderness advocates and a Tooele County pilot asserts the state of Utah its violating its own laws by going after ownership of more than 2,400 miles of disputed roads in Tooele County.

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Related Topix: Utah, Tooele, UT

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Firefighters continue to gain on several wildfires

Firefighters fully contained the Rockport Fire on Sunday, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates on Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Summit County, UT, Morgan, UT, Levan, UT, Juab County, UT

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Fire forcing evacuations in central Utah

A fire south of Levan has forced people eight homes to evacuate, and people up a canyon had to be evacuated by helicopter, according to a tweet from the state.

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Related Topix: Fire, Utah, Levan, UT, Tooele, UT

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

'Red Flag' warning, Pioneer Day fireworks have crews on alert

Fire crews were at the mercy of both nature and humankind as they braced for what could be a hellish Pioneer Day throughout Utah.

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Related Topix: Fire, Utah, Weather, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Tooele, UT

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Resurgent wildfires have crews scrambling across Utah

Resurgent wildfires had rural Tooele County residents ready to evacuate their homes and farms at a moment's notice on Tuesday, but crews believed they were slowly turning back the threat.

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Related Topix: Fire, Tooele, UT, Morgan County, UT, Morgan, UT

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KSL-TV

2. Evacuations ordered in Tooele; other ...

The fire, located near the Tooele Gun Club that burned down in May 2013, was rekindled at 8:48 a.m. and had spread to approximately 160 acres and growing by 6 p.m. Monday, according to the North Tooele County Fire District.

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Related Topix: Tooele, UT, Utah County, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Wildfire forces evacuations in Tooele County

The Anaconda fire had burned more than 50 acres as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, and was being spread by shifting winds, fire officials reported.

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Related Topix: Stockton, UT

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Deseret News

Tooele County arson fire leads to contaminated water supply

When Greg Montgomery first saw smoke and flames moving through the grass in his neighborhood, his first thoughts weren't about evacuating his own home, but about saving his new neighbor's barn and RV.

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Related Topix: Fire, Stockton, UT, Tooele, UT

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Wildfire contained; water contaminated in Stockton

Tooele County was advising Stockton residents not drink or wash with the culinary water after a wildfire damaged the town's water tower, as well as three homes.

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Related Topix: Stockton, UT, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KSL-TV

2. Stockton evacuated due to wildfire

Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands spokesman Jason Curry confirmed a fire broke out in Tooele County near Stockton around 3 p.m. Stockton Mayor Mark Whitney said the fire had destroyed some sheds, but so far no homes had been destroyed.

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Related Topix: Stockton, UT

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Wrong-way Utah driver in court on three counts of murder

He couldn't remember the crash that landed him there, the high-speed collision that killed a mother and her two daughters.

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Related Topix: Wendover, UT

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WebProNews

Utah Car Crash Kills 5, Injures 2

The Fourth of July weekend is one of the most dangerous driving weekends in the U.S., with millions of motorists hitting the nation's highways - and many of them not entirely sober.

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Related Topix: Monticello, UT

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Fatal crash reported in Tooele County

A pick-up truck was turning around on Interstate 80, about 30 miles east of Wendover, when about 6:39 p.m. it crashed into a Chevy Suburban, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt.

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Related Topix: Wendover, UT

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