BOX ELDER COUNTY - December 31, 2022
The year 2022 had its fair share of news stories in Box Elder County, stories that captured headlines across the state and at BRVNEWS.com. From fatal accidents to controversial stage productions, 2022 proved to be a dramatic year for Box Elder County.
Here are BRVNEWS.com's top news articles of 2022:
Welding was to blame for a fire that started in the garage of a Tremonton home on January 30, causing thousands of dollars' worth of damage to the garage and the home.
BREAKING NEWS - "Fire fully engulfs garage on 1000 N., in Tremonton" (brvnews.com)
NEWS - "Welding to blame for Tremonton garage fire" (brvnews.com)
The Tremonton City Fire Department said goodbye to longtime fire chief Steve Batis lost his battle against cancer and passed away on February 1.
A rollover accident on East Promontory Road in rural Box Elder County claimed the lives of two teenagers and injured three others on April 1.
The search for Dylan Rounds, a 19-year-old Lucin man missing since May 25, had search and rescue teams scouring parts of rural eastern Box Elder County and parts of Nevada.
NEWS - "County personnel, volunteers continue search for missing Lucin man" (brvnews.com)
NEWS - "Search continues for missing Lucin man" (brvnews.com)
Two Box Elder County employees with the Weed Department were involved in ATV accidents while working in the Promontory area on June 21. The second accident resulted in the death of the worker.
NEWS - "Two county employees involved in separate ATV crashes" (brvnews.com)
UPDATE - "Victim named in OHV accident in Promontory" (brvnews.com)
Garland City saw a surge of long-time employees resign with many citing the leadership of Garland City Mayor Linda Bourne as their reason for leaving.
NEWS – “Garland City Employees Resigning at an Alarming Rate” (brvnews.com)
NEWS – “Garland City Councilman Resigns; Two More City Employees Quit” (brvnews.com)
The Tremonton-Garland Police Department swore in a new Police Chief Dustin Cordova on August 16.
The community learned a lesson in love when 12-year-old Londyn Gamble showed up at the Box Elder County fair's junior livestock auction on August 27.
The Old Barn Community Theatre in Collinston announced on September 22, that they were cancelling the scheduled production of “The King and I,” stating they needed to be “more sensitive to ensure that the roles cast are racially appropriate for those who auditioned.”
Patrick Green, a former Garland Elementary School teacher accused of inappropriate sexual behavior towards two juvenile students, was arrested on October 17, only to be released from custody four days later after the Box Elder County Attorney’s Office determined that further investigation is needed before official charges can be filed.
NEWS – “Garland Elementary Teacher Arrested for Alleged Child Abuse” (brvnews.com)
NEWS – “Former Garland Teacher Facing Charges of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child” (brvnews.com)
NEWS – “Teacher Released from Jail as Investigation Continues” (brvnews.com)
A bus carrying 33 passengers rolled on I-84 five miles east of Tremonton on December 12, injuring 22 with four listed as being in critical condition.