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Improvements eyed for Oxford Slough

January 4, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  OXFORD – Federal officials want to make the Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area more meaningful for the public, including working to have more water permanently in the marsh. Such an effort would also include developing the uplands for better upland animal use, said John Braastad, who manages the 1,864 acre site...

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School funding under the microscope

January 4, 2013
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Preston and West Side School districts are among the 16 poorest funded in Idaho.

Former chief economist says lawmakers don’t live up to Constitutional duty  For 25 years, Ferguson served as the state’s chief economist, working for both Democratic and Republican governors. After retiring in 2010, Ferguson became director of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, a nonpartisan nonprofit. The organization’s self-described mission is to bring fact-based information...

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Air pollution levels moderate

January 3, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Air pollution levels in Franklin County are holding their own in the moderate category, even though a temperature inversion that has trapped stagnant air at the surface remains in effect. The Department of Environmental Quality issued its very first air quality advisory for Franklin County on Dec....

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County asks city for help with airport upgrades

January 3, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman said the county is asking Preston City to consider in its next budget year helping to pay for improvements that have been done or are contemplated at the Preston Airport. “We’ve asked for $5,000 to help us pay for several improvements. This past...

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Crossley rewarded for teaching

January 3, 2013
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Preston High School Ag Instructor Larin Crossley works with sophomore Kati Talbot on a welding project before school ended for the holidays.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston High School’s Larin Crossley has received a nationwide Outstanding Teacher Award for his efforts as an agricultural instructor and will get to drive a new Toyota Tundra for two years as part of the recognition. Crossley is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National...

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Murder mystery is first book for discussion group

January 2, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  “Murder on the Middle Fork” is the first book that will be explored this year by Larsen-Sant Library’s discussion group. The group will meet Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the library. The book is based on a true story of one of Idaho’s strangest murders, which took place in...

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Legislators to tackle tough issues

January 1, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The 2013 session of the Idaho Legislature will kick off this Monday, Jan. 7, in Boise with the State of the State address by Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter and his budget projection. “We will have three main topics to deal with this year. One will be personal property...

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Air pollution level triggers residential burn ban

December 31, 2012
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For the full report click here http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/monitoring/daily-reports-and-forecasts.aspx

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Boise State to remain in MWC

December 31, 2012
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USU Sports Information COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West Conference and Boise State University today jointly announced, effective immediately, Boise State will remain a member of the Mountain West in all sports. “Without question, conference affiliation has been an odyssey for Boise State, with all the unexpected turns and changes that term suggests,”...

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West Side girls lose by 7

December 31, 2012
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By Connor Waldron West Side sports writer   DAYTON – The West Side girls lost a seven-point, non-district game against the visiting Grace Grizzlies on Friday, Dec. 28, in Dayton despite outscoring their opponent by seven in the last quarter. Grace sunk the Pirates 50-43. First-year West Side coach Kelli Hobson praised her young...

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