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IDWR denies water rights for dam

October 19, 2012
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Proponents of an irrigation/hydroelectric dam on the Bear River, approximately 15 miles northeast of Preston, were dealt a second setback late Thursday afternoon when the director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources upheld a previous denial of a water-right request deemed critical for the project....

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Bogus 911 calls cause problems

October 19, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Deactivated cell phones are causing some problems for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Preston City Police. Our dispatchers have noticed a number of 911 emergency calls coming in to the office when an emergency does not exist, said Chief Deputy Dave Fryer. “It certainly isn’t an epidemic,...

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Working detectors needed in homes

October 19, 2012
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said area residents need to have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes and workshops, especially with the onset of colder weather. And now is the time to change batteries in these units if that hasn’t already been done, he said....

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Bowlers finish 2nd

October 19, 2012
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By MISTY INGLET  On Sept. 22 four youth bowlers competed in the annual High 4 tournament in Boise. The High 4 tournament is where the top two boys and top two girls from each bowling center in the state compete as a team against the other centers. Preston’s High 4 team consisted of Z.J....

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Local FFA students head for National Conference

October 18, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor West Side and Preston High School FFA students will join 55,000 other members of the national organization and other guests at the FFA National convention in Indianapolis, Ind., this week. The students will leave on Sunday, Oct. 21 and be there until Oct. 24 to learn about careers...

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Maple Hot Springs sold to Utah man

October 17, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Barbara Timmons, former owner of Maple Hot Springs in Thatcher at the lower end of the Bear River Narrows, has sold the facility to Dr. Tracy Gibbs, an international businessman and herbal health professional. She was approached by a representative of Gibbs in March, who asked her if...

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Angel Tree seeks names

October 17, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Robin Berret and Hidie Nye have embraced the spirit of giving the past six years by making sure most everyone has a gift by continuing the Angel Tree tradition. It’s been almost a decade since the two became friends working in the mailroom at The Preston Citizen. while...

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Runway resurfaced

October 17, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston Airport runway got a new lease on life recently when a slurry seal coat was applied to the asphalt surface and new striping was completed. The last time any work was done to the runway was at least 10 years ago, maybe longer, according to Craig...

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What’s your name worth?

October 16, 2012
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Woolf appointed State Controller

October 16, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Former Preston resident, Brandon Woolf, was appointed as the new State Controller by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter on Monday. Woolf replaced former State controller 73-year-old Donna Jones, who broke her neck in an accident on May 25, 2012 and is still recovering. Woolf will be the 21st controller...

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