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Marijuana grow site cleared

August 3, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Area law enforcement officials, including those from Franklin County, on Wednesday helped dispose tons of marijuana in one of the largest growing operations in the state. The plantation-style operation had over 40,000 hybrid plants ready for harvest in less than a month with an estimated street value...

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Surgical suite to include basement

August 3, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Franklin County Medical Center’s proposed surgical suite expansion would include a basement covering 4,600 square feet and a main floor expansion of 8,000 square feet. That’s according to Hospital Administrator Mike Andrus, who told The Citizen architectural plans drawn up in 2011 originally showed an 11,000 square foot addition. The board...

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Grass fire burns near Glendale

August 2, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   It took crews approximately four hours to contain a 550-acre grass fire northeast of Preston Wednesday afternoon that threatened one house. The fire was definitely human-caused, said Franklin County Fire Marshall Scott Martin. “We have received reports that someone was moving an old piece of farm machinery...

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District Court puts two behind bars

August 2, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Two area individuals on Thursday were sentenced to prison; one for aggravated battery, one for delivery of marijuana. Judge Mitchell W. Brown, during District Court in Preston, sentenced Charles Dwayne Hayes to eight years in prison, two fixed and six indeterminate, for the crime of aggravated battery. On...

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Nyman wins Preston City Amateur by six

August 2, 2012
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Nate Nyman won this year’s Preston City Amateur by six strokes over Brendan Dennis.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Nate Nyman’s 134 total of eight-under-par won him the 2012 Preston City Amateur that ended on Sunday.   After an opening 69, Nyman finished with birdies on 15, 17, and 18 in the final round to close with a 32 on the back and a tournament low of...

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Oneida Dam setback

August 1, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Proponents of a hydroelectric/irrigation dam on the Bear River approximately 15 miles northeast of Preston were dealt a setback late Thursday when the program manager of the Idaho Water Resources denied a water right request critical for the project. But Clair Bosen, president of Twin Lakes Irrigation Company,...

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Round-up

July 31, 2012
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Saddle Bronc riders excited the crowds during That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Friday evening.

“Preston rodeo is ranked 75 of 620 U.S. rodeos,” Doug Webb  By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Rodeo weekend went off without a hitch. The crowds were good all three nights with a near sell out Saturday. With some world class cowboys and cowgirls competing this year, it made for a good weekend of...

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Forest Service has no fire restrictions in area forest

July 29, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor There are no fire restrictions yet on National Forest ground in southeastern Idaho, even though the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has banned open fires and use of gas or charcoal grills and cook stoves on lands managed by the agency. “We don’t have any fire restrictions...

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Rascals a booming enterprise

July 29, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor If a new baby is in your future or there are children ready to go to school and funds are tight, try Rascals at 5 East Oneida. Rascals is a clothing store that specializes in gently worn children’s apparel. It is similar to a growing number of stores...

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Lyon takes over at SCD

July 28, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A new local director of the Franklin County Soil Conservation Service is available to assist area farmers, ranchers and landowners with specific plans aimed at helping restore productivity to their lands through a variety of programs. Bruce Lyon replaced Scott Blake several weeks ago and is now working...

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