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Clear your hydrant

January 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A winter parking ordinance is now in effect within the Preston City limits and officials are reminding residents that parking any type of vehicle on city streets during winter months is prohibited because it impairs snow removal efforts. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, and running through March 31, parking...

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Storm clears air: Snow, wind creates problems

January 30, 2013
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A record snowstorm for Jan. 27 hit Franklin County early Sunday morning and closed some roads in the area for a time. Church services were canceled in some communities. Windy conditions scoured pollution from the area and cleaned the air. Temperature inversions may reappear by the weekend as high pressure is forecast to return.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A record snowstorm for the area hit Sunday and dumped 8.3 inches of the white stuff in Preston City. Windy, blizzard-like conditions cleared the days-long temperature inversion and dirty air from the valley, but canceled some church services throughout the community. King Smith, who records official weather statistics...

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Local High School football coaches pick 49ers to win big game

January 30, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The two high school football coaches in the county are both going with the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII. PHS Coach Nick Hyde said he wanted the 49ers because it was a West Coast team. WSHS Coach Moser said he didn’t really have a reason...

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Commissioner and Superintendents speak out on Guv’s tax proposals

January 30, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Elimination of business personal property taxes, either all at once or in phases, as Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter proposed in his Jan. 7 State of the State address, could mean elimination of some services, but it’s far too early in the legislative session to know what will actually happen, county officials...

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Preston girls play hard at Blackfoot; lose 63-49

January 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston lost 63-49 to Blackfoot on Thursday in its final regular season game. The Indians played well, scoring first and leading in the first half. It was 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, but Blackfoot took the lead in the second and Preston trailed 26-22 to...

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Preston wrestlers split with Cardinals, Grace

January 30, 2013
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By ELLEN GREGORY  For The Citizen It was Senior Night for Preston wrestling on Jan. 22 and the final home wrestling meet of the 2012-13 season. Cameron Dietrich, Devin Porter and Erick Silva were honored for their team leadership before action began against the Soda Springs and Grace teams. Justin Longhurst claimed the first...

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PHS boys lose to Century, Bees

January 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Preston Indians suffered two losses last week in the form of Century and Bonneville, dropping their overall record to 6-9. At home on Saturday, Jan. 26, Preston played Bonneville (14-2) and lost 87-58. A slow start hurt the Indians and they never really seemed to recover, though...

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Pirates beat Marsh Valley; Firth wins big

January 30, 2013
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By CONNOR WALDRON  WS sports writer DAYTON – The West Side boys basketball team played two games this week. Both were home, but unlike the identical playing area the results were not similar. The first was on Jan. 23. The game was against the Marsh Valley Eagles and the Pirates came out with a...

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Centennial open house set today at courthouse

January 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor An open house to kick off Franklin County’s Centennial celebration will be held today (Wednesday, Jan. 30) from noon-5 p.m. at the Franklin County courthouse. The open house, organized by County Clerk Shauna Geddes, will kick off an extended celebration and will include displays throughout the courthouse. She...

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WS girls lose to Malad

January 30, 2013
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The West Side girls lost by 12 points to the Dragons on Tuesday night in the first round of a double-elimination basketball tournament in Malad. The final score was 50-38. The Pirates kept it close until the fourth quarter when Malad outscored them 15-5. Casey Rich led West Side with 17. The Pirates play...

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