Dec 23, 2013

Tooele Chamber of Commerce Jared Hamner

Amy Kelly met with Jared Hamner, Executive Director of the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, and learned about how the Chamber benefits businesses and the community. You can find out more at: or call them at 435-882-0690

Dec 18, 2013

Festival of Lights 2013 at Stansbury High School

Amy Kelly met with Rod Lundwall at the annual Stansbury High School "Festival of Lights". This is a fundraising project in which items such as trees are decorated and the public can bid on them in a silent auction. The money is given to the Tooele County Food Bank utility assistance fund to help local families stay warm.

Dec 3, 2013

Southern BBQ Pig and Faust Creek Farms

Amy Kelly met with Steve Jenkins of Southern BBQ Pig and Shannon Fowles of Faust Creek Farms and learned about their great partnership. Shannon and his family raise chickens, turkey, and pigs locally using healthy, organic methods. Steve gets the meat he uses from Shannon and slowly barbecues it to tender perfection.

Nov 19, 2013

Pit Stop Car Wash and Coffee Shop

Melanie Chacon met with Danny and Tracey Marz at the Pit Stop Car Wash and Coffee Shop and had an up-close view of their quick and thorough automated car wash. Only takes 3 minutes! Also, Tracey talks about all the great drinks they have available. Each cup of coffee is made fresh just for you.

Stansbury High Drama presents a Royal Feast

Melanie Chacon met with Glen Carpenter at the Stansbury High Drama Royal Feast fundraising activity and learned about the many activities they are involved in. A rustic dinner was served and there was a lot of fun and excitement from the king, beggars, and costumed drama students.

Nov 11, 2013

Tooele Family Brings Fall Fun Indoors

Amy Kelly met with Val Medley in Tooele and learned about their fun family tradition of bringing tree leaves into their house. Each fall they gather bags and bags of tree leaves and put them in their house so they can play day or night and don't have to worry about the cold or wet weather. It is free family fun!

Nov 10, 2013

Back Stage Pet Grooming

Melanie Chacon met with Charles Prows of Back Stage Grooming & Boutique in Stansbury Park and learned about their services. They do pet grooming for dogs, cats, and other small animals and also sell pet food and supplies. They go the extra mile to make sure that their groomers are pet friendly and your dog will be well cared for during their visit.

Oct 31, 2013

Untitled Paranormal Investigators

Amy Kelly met with Tooele County's professional ghost hunters and learned about some of their documented experiences. The name of the group is UPI for Untitled Paranormal Investigators. The founder is Derek VonHatten, who had his first experience with a ghost at Bauer, right here in Tooele County.

Oct 22, 2013

Personal Safety Products For Women

Melanie Chacon talked with Diane Bevan and learned about the personal safety products that she sells. Diane is a Damsel in Defense Independent Damsel Pro and demonstrates the products at home parties. They have pepper spray, stun guns, kubotans, alarms, and many more helpful items.

Oct 16, 2013

Bonneville Brewery Restaurant and Pub

Amy Kelly met with the manager, Brandon Crosby, and Chef Joe at Bonneville Brewery in Tooele. All their entrees are made from scratch and are a cut above the ordinary that you would find at a chain restaurant. Upstairs they also have a bar that serves the beer that they brew right at the restaurant.
More info at:

Sep 24, 2013

Tooele County Homesteader's Group

Amy Kelly met with Liz Stone and learned about the Tooele County Healthy Homesteader's Group that she leads. They had an open house where the public was invited to come and learn about homesteading skills such as gardening, herbs, small animal care, beekeeping, etc. They welcome new group members. You can find out more at:

Sep 20, 2013

Friends of the Children's Justice Center

Amy Kelly met with Harry Shinton and learned about the Friends of the Children's Justice Center and how they are raising funds for the Center. They sponsor several fundraising activities throughout the year such as the Black Tie Blue Jean event that will be held in November.

Sep 13, 2013

4-H Fashion Show and Exhibit Expo 2013

Amy Kelly attended the annual 4-H Fashion Show and Exhibit Expo and saw the wide array of projects made by the talented young people in our county. Several fashion show participants talked about the clothing that they made, and Darlene Christensen talked about the 4-H activities that are available and how to join. More info at:

Aug 31, 2013

Stansbury Days 2013

Amy Kelly met with Dave Vielstich of the Stansbury Park Community Association and learned about the Stansbury Days activities held this year. This has been a community tradition for 40 years and gets better every year. There are fun activities such as a parade, cardboard boat races on the lake, entertainment, food, booths, and much more. You can find out more at:

Aug 28, 2013

Strengthen and Energize at Radiance Yoga

Melanie Chacon met with Shari Philpott-Marsh of Radiance Yoga and Healing Arts and learned about the yoga classes she teaches. Yoga is not only a good way to keep yourself fit, but it is also beneficial for healing after physical therapy. A few simple yoga poses are also demonstrated. You can find out more at:

Aug 18, 2013

Ophir Day 2013

Amy Kelly met with Ophir Mayor Walt Shubert and learned about the history of Ophir and the work that is being done to preserve it. There is a historic site in town where several old homes and buildings can be viewed on Saturdays. Hours of availability may vary. The original Ophir Day began with the miners long ago, and the tradition still continues.

Aug 17, 2013

Lincoln Highway Concert at Clark Historic Farm

Amy Kelly met with Laurie Hurst, Director of the Friends of the Clark Historic Farm in Grantsville and learned about the many fun activities that are planned to take place there. Also, special guest Cecelia Otto performed a concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway.
You can find out more about the farm at:

Aug 11, 2013

Constitution Class in Tooele 2013

Amy Kelly met with Kae Olson that organized a class about the U.S. Constitution, and also with Dr. Glenn Kimber who was an instructor at the class. For more information or to register for the class, please call Kae Olson at 435-843-1803.

Jul 24, 2013

Fitness For Women At Curves

Melanie Chacon met with Colette Boulden, who is the owner of Curves in Tooele. Curves is for women only and the workout has been designed to meet the needs of women. The workout is fast-paced and can be completed in only 30 minutes, but it is not strenuous. Also, a satisfied client shares her weight loss success story.

Jul 23, 2013

Grantsville Family Saving for Autism Service Dog

Amy Kelly met with Christine Johnson and learned about the service dog they are trying to get to help their son Dillon with his autism. They are hoping to get the dog sometime next year, but are still short of the necessary funds. The dog will be able to help Dillon when he is having seizures and it will also go to school with him.

Jul 5, 2013

Tooele Arts Festival 2013

Amy Kelly met with Kaye Beeny, Heidi McCauley, and several volunteers at the Tooele Arts Festival and learned about the dedication required to put on this large event and also about the artists. There are visual artists, cuisine artists, and performing artists at the festival. You can find out more at:

Jun 29, 2013

Tooele Animal Outreach

Amy Kelly met with Marci Wicks and Denise Steedman of Tooele Animal Outreach and learned about the ways they are helping people find pets that need a good home. They help with pet adoptions, fostering, spay and neutering opportunities, and much more. You can find out more at:

Jun 24, 2013

Jumpin Jack Splash Food Drive 2013

Amy Kelly met with Shawn and Jennifer O'Rarden of Jumpin' Jack Splash at the Second Annual Open Bounce and Food Drive. All donations were given to the Tooele Food Bank. After making a canned food donation, the public could play all day on all of their inflatable bounce houses. Also, there were games and contests, food and vendors.

Jun 20, 2013

Quality Automotive is Gephardt Approved

Amy Kelly met with Quality Auto General Manager Trent Bell and Bill Gephardt and learned what it means for a business to be Gephardt Approved. Quality Auto can take care of all your vehicle needs. They sell new and used cars, have a great service and parts department, and have much, much more. Check out their website:

Jun 13, 2013

The Sound of Music Presented by LaForge Encore

LaForge Encore Theatre Company will be presenting the musical "The Sound of Music" in June 2013. Amy Kelly met with the children starring in the show, some adult actors, and the assistant director. Make plans to attend, this will be a great show! The talent and dedication of the actors and staff is incredible. More info at:

THS Band Fundraiser for Trip to Hawaii

Amy Kelly visited the Tooele High School Band fundraiser called "Where the chips may fall" where cows were allowed to roam the high school football field and prizes were awarded based on where the cows did their business. Amy talked with Assistant Principal Betsy Swynenburg and Bill Johnson of the Band Boosters.

May 27, 2013

Wellness Celebration by Live Fit Tooele County

On May 18, the Live Fit Tooele County Coalition sponsored a Wellness Celebration at the Deseret Peak Complex. There were information and activity booths, and fun games too. Melanie Chacon met with Amy Bate with Sit And Be Fit, and Jim Taggart personal trainer. Also a press conference was held. Check their website for more info:

May 20, 2013

Paytyn Squires Fundraiser at Excelsior Academy

Amy Kelly met with the organizers of a fundraiser held at Excelsior Academy for 5 year old Paytyn Squires who is receiving treatment for a very aggressive form of cancer. There was a bake sale, contest giveaways, zumba class, and self-defense training. You can still donate at:

Live Fit Summer Walking Challenge 2013

Melanie Chacon met with Malaena Toohey and learned about a fun way to help you get moving this summer. Just walk or run a marathon between May 19 and Aug 20 and you can enter to win some great prizes. You can walk by yourself, or with family and friends. You can walk while exploring Tooele trails and parks to make it more fun.

May 16, 2013

Abi McNeill: Miss Tooele County 2012

Chante Wouden talked with Abi McNeill about her experiences while serving as Miss Tooele County 2012. Her platform is "Remembering Patriotism" which encourages each of us to be better citizens of this great nation and help each other. Also, Tyler Egan talked with Abi right after the pageant where she was selected as Miss Tooele County.

May 13, 2013

Introducing the New Grantsville City Library

Chante Wouden met with Grantsville City Mayor Brent Marshall and Library Director John Ingersoll and learned about the new library. The library is a "monument to communication" according to the mayor as he tells the story of how it came to be. John tells about the many resources available at the library that extends far beyond the books on the shelves.

May 5, 2013

Stockton 150th Anniversary Celebration

Stockton was founded 150 years ago, and has several events planned to celebrate its history this summer. Chante Wouden met with Mayor Mark Whitney and Committee Chair Lela Anderson and learned about the upcoming events. Stockton has the distinction of the first place in Utah to have electricity and telephones.

Apr 29, 2013

Tradition Begins: The First Miss Tooele City Pageant

The Miss Tooele City Pageant is a community celebration of patriotism and talent. The contestants work hard to be prepared for their chance to shine. Chante Wouden had an exclusive backstage pass to the 2012 pageant and captured the beauty, talent, patriotism, and drama that took place.

Apr 22, 2013

Tigers Tae Kwon Do in Erda is Exercise With a Kick

Melanie Chacon met with Master Moon and JiWon Moon at Tigers Tae Kwon Do in Erda, Utah. Tae Kwon Do emphasizes the use of kicks for self-defense and also includes strength and endurance training with exercises. As students increase in skill, they move up 12 steps until they receive a black belt.

Apr 15, 2013

Wellness Bootcamp for You

Melanie Chacon met with Marianne Heder of Wellness Bootcamp for You and learned about the fitness program that she teaches. The bootcamp makes physical activity fun by using a variety of exercises, activities, and equipment. Good nutrition principles are also taught to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Apr 11, 2013

Absolute SCUBA Center

Melanie Chacon met with Will Rogers and Marc Memmott at Absolute SCUBA Center in Tooele and learned about many of the great resources that they offer. They have everything that new or experienced divers need. They teach classes that make it easy and affordable for you to become a diver. They have equipment for sale and rent, and also refill tanks.

Mar 3, 2013

Live Fit Tooele County

Melanie Chacon met with Malaena Toohey and learned about the Live Fit Tooele County program. The program will involve the entire community and provide help and information on how to become more active and eat right. They have many fun activities planned.

Feb 24, 2013

Tooele Today is an Online Community Center

Amy Kelly met with Cassandra Arnell and learned about the Tooele Today website and the great variety of fun, local activities listed on it. Cassandra originally began collecting information on community activities for her family, but soon had requests from others for it so she put it on a website.

Jan 27, 2013

"Night Children" by Scott Bryan

Doug Radunich met with Tooele author Scott Bryan and learned about the book series called "Night Children" that he has written, and also learned about his upcoming book.
You can learn more at:

Children's Book Festival 2013

Doug Radunich met with April Robinson at the Children's Book Festival and learned about the events that were planned and the goals of the festival. Also Kirk Richards, who was the featured illustrator talked about his books and artwork.
Two videos are now online.

Jan 20, 2013

Stansbury Art and Literary Society

Doug Radunich met with Pat Jessie, who is executive director of the Stansbury Art and Literary Society and learned about the group. They are local artists that meet together monthly and share their interest in art with each other and also the community. You can find out more at:

Jan 18, 2013

"Heroes of Hope" by Primus Butler

Amy Kelly met with Tooele author Primus S. Butler and learned about his book "Heroes of Hope". The book profiles 52 heroes of hope that can offer inspiration to us all. You can find out more at:

Jan 15, 2013

Tooele Small Business Development Center

Amy Kelly met with Ryan Murray at the Tooele Small Business Development Center and learned about some of the services they offer. The services are free and can be a great help to many local businesses.