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150 years of Clifton

June 14, 2015
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Citizen photos by SHANE LIND By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor CLIFTON – Clifton Mayor John Gailey was very happy with the turnout and efforts of those who organized the Clifton Founder’s Day celebration. On Saturday, the community celebrated 100 years as an incorporated city and 150 years since it was first settled. “We had a...

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Fishing trailer scheduled at Johnson Reservoir

June 13, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An Idaho Department of Fish and Game “Take Me Fishing Trailer” will be in Franklin County next month at Johnson Reservoir, east of Preston. “We supply the bait and equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. And, those who register at the trailer, do not need a fishing license...

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VIDEO: Citizen Pinewood Derby

June 12, 2015
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We had a great time at our Pinewood Derby to raise funds for the local Special Olympics. Check out the video highlights and be sure to read The Preston Citizen for announcements for next year’s Derby!  

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IDFG seeks grouse comments

June 12, 2015
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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comments on its draft management plan for conservation of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse. The Columbian grouse is one of six subspecies of sharp-tailed grouse in North America. They were once considered the most abundant and well-known upland game bird in the Pacific Northwest, but now...

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SIPH encourages pertussis vaccine to protect infants

June 12, 2015
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For a limited time, Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has low-cost TdaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine available for adults who are uninsured or underinsured. Whooping cough, which is also called pertussis, is very contagious and most serious for babies. People with whooping cough usually spread the disease by coughing or sneezing while in...

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Idaho Days gearing up

June 11, 2015
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BY STEVE ANDERSON  Citizen Staff With this year’s Idaho Days celebration in Franklin quickly approaching, chairperson Kacy Bowcut and her committee are hard at work ensuring those in attendance will have a great time at this free three-day event. Idaho Days will be held June 25-27 in Franklin. Instead of the traditional tractor pull,...

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West Side to allow BYOD this fall

June 11, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor BYOD stands for bring your own device and in grades six-12, the West Side School District will allow BYOD for this fall’s new school year. Superintendent Spencer Barzee said if a student brings their own device, they would be credited $35 a year for this. He said minimum...

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La Tienda sells $1,000,000 Mega Millions Ticket

June 10, 2015
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  BOISE, Idaho – About two weeks ago, Jay Cranney of Sandy, Utah was competing in a fishing tournament in southeastern Idaho, near Clifton.  After the tournament was over, Cranney headed back to Utah and made a stop at La Tienda in Franklin to pick up a few Idaho Lottery tickets including a multi-draw Mega...

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Fire danger potential

June 10, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There is a potential for fire danger in an around Franklin County this summer and autumn, unless significant moisture keeps falling during the next several weeks. “We need the rain to replenish our water supplies and help with irrigation. But it is a two-edged sword when it comes...

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Vintage tractors on display at Valley Wide

June 10, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Warren Davis, of Pocatello, won a large trophy at Valley Wide Home & Ranch’s second-annual antique tractor show held at the Preston farm store on Friday and Saturday. Organizers of the event said there were about 22 tractors of every color entered into the contest. There were Fords,...

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