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Forest Service proposes rec. projects

January 12, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Maury Young, a supervisor recreation technician for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, announced the District will be applying for Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) grants to fund projects for the upcoming field season. IDPR offers grants from money collected from the sale of stickers sold for Off...

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Reduced speed limits wanted

January 11, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL assistant editor   A contingent of residents living near the Preston Golf Course approached the Preston City Council Monday requesting the speed limit on Highways 34/36 be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 mph. Mervin Gifford, a resident of the area, told the council speed is a factor...

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MLK observed Offices closed in honor

January 11, 2012
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, most retailers will remain open. The Franklin County landfill will be closed that day as...

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Polaris Giveaway

January 10, 2012
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Polaris Giveaway

By DAVID KUNZE Preston Lions     Northstar’s Ultimate Outdoors, partnering with the Preston Lions Club, had a packed house Dec. 16. It was a celebration of the generosity demonstrated by the citizens of Preston and Franklin County. The event at Northstar was in support of the Angel Tree Project for needy children in...

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Eagle found shot at Twin Lakes

January 10, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A dead immature eagle was discovered at Twin Lakes Reservoir the last week of December and fish and game officials responding to the scene found the raptor had been shot. Korey Owens, local IDFG officer said the department is still investigating the case and is requesting help...

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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

January 10, 2012
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Who needs St. George? Dry conditions set records

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor What a difference a year makes! This past December set a record for the second driest on record with only .12 of an inch of moisture. That compares with December 2010 being one of the wettest with 3.19 inches. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National...

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Boutique nabbed for mag – Suppose to be spotlighted in trade journal

January 10, 2012
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Boutique nabbed for mag – Suppose to be spotlighted in trade journal

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Out of nearly 3,000 quilting stores across the United States, Suppose has been selected as one of the 11 featured shops across the United States and Canada for the Spring 2012 issue of *Quilt Sampler*® magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens. Suppose was founded by mother and...

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Fingers crossed – Hess has high hopes for cartoon

January 10, 2012
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Fingers crossed – Hess has high hopes for cartoon

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jared Hess is expecting big things from the Napoleon Dynamite animated series, especially from the fan base created when the movie, made in Franklin County, became a hit across the country.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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No snow a concern for farmers

January 6, 2012
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– By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   It’s too early yet to hit the panic button about lack of snowfall and moisture in the northern end of Cache Valley. But officials say unless things change in coming weeks, there is a mounting cause for concern. Lauritz Smith, water master for Twin Lakes Canal...

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Focus of 2012 Idaho State Legislature Funding of basic programs

January 6, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Things seem to getting better with Idaho’s economy and there is a projected $77 million budget surplus. But things may not be as rosy as the initial figures portray and the Idaho Legislature will have to deal with a myriad of funding requests. “The state budget, money woes,...

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