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Predicted heavy snowstorm fizzles

January 19, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The weather pattern across Franklin County and most of the Intermountain West has changed. But large amounts of snow that were forecast on Wednesday did not materialize. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said warmer-than-expected temperatures persisted throughout the night and kept...

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Video report-Preston/Bear Lake basketball game

January 19, 2012
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Resort gets new owners

January 19, 2012
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Resort gets new owners

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Chris and Anna Kunz, both recent graduates of BYU-Idaho, are the new owners of Riverdale Resort. Chris is from Montpelier and has a degree in Biology. Anna was reared in Houston and graduated in Advertising. The two took ownership on Jan. 1, 2012, after purchasing the resort from...

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Bear River Massacre commemoration set

January 18, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   The commemoration of the Bear River Massacre will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m., at the memorial site off Highway 91, approximately four miles northwest of Preston, just past the Bear River bridge. The memorial usually is an opportunity for the tribal members to...

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Winter storm warning for southeast Idaho

January 18, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   There is a big change in the weather pattern and the National Weather Service is predicting several inches of snow accumulation in Franklin County by Friday. The agency issued a winter storm warning from Wednesday at noon through Thursday afternoon. The NWS said up to four-feet of...

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Prepare for winter weather

January 18, 2012
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ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   This week’s expected wintery weather has prompted Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow to remind residents a winter parking ordinance is now in effect with the city limits. “I AGAIN want to remind residents that parking any type of vehicle on city streets during winter months is prohibited because...

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County’s first femal patrol officer on the job

January 18, 2012
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County’s first femal patrol officer on the job

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor If you would have asked Deputy Karen Hatch, when she was in elementary school, what she wanted to be when she grew up she would have said a policeman. Now, years later, the married mother of two is living her dream. Deputy Hatch is the first woman patrol...

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Indians add three coaches

January 18, 2012
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Indians add three coaches

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston School District officials have named three new coaches who will take over the reins of fall sports programs. Former boys soccer coach Brandon Lyon will now lead the girls team. Robert Bowles will coach the boys soccer team. And Bridgett Knapp will head the girls varsity volleyball...

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Indians have good week, extend winning streak

January 18, 2012
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Indians have good week, extend winning streak

By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer It was a good week for the Preston Indians who extended their winning streak to four including a second district win, this time against Pocatello.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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WS drops rivalry game

January 18, 2012
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WS drops rivalry game

By ANDREA MARTIN WS sports writer The West Side Pirates played three tough games this last week. One of which consisted of the big rivalry game against Preston. The gym was packed and all those that watched the game were in for a treat. The game was intense and kept everyone on their feet...

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