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Collaborating with artist

August 6, 2013
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Durrant seeks help with funding    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Former Preston High School music sensation Matthew R. Durrant, a doctoral student at University of Utah, is collaborating with Icelandic photographer/ film maker Svavar Jonatansson on a film depicting the beautiful landscapes of southern Utah in a unique way. Jonatansson takes several...

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New projector installed

August 6, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern “I’ve never seen a sharper picture before,” Franklin County Theatre Arts Council member Paul Swainston said as he saw a digital projection on the screen for the first time. A digital projector was installed last week at the Worm Creek Opera House. The installation concludes a several month long...

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Relay for Life- photo gallery-Aug 2, 2013

August 6, 2013
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Relay for Life- photo gallery-Aug 2, 2013

Photos by TERESA CHIPMAN 

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Relay for Life event raises over $68,000

August 5, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN Citizen staff writer The first annual Relay for Life event culminated at the Preston High School track on Friday and Saturday August 2-3. Thirty-six teams and 483 participants raised $68,137.89, more than doubling a goal set early this summer. An all-night program started off with a survivor lap at 6 p.m....

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FCMC seeks USDA loan

August 3, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  As remodeling plans continue for the Franklin County Medical Center and Nursing Home, hospital officials have learned of another $1.5 million loan it can seek from the USDA. That is on top of the $750,000 loan already approved from that federal agency. In its July 16 meeting, the board of trustees...

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Flags, flagpole purchased by city

August 2, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor In a brief meeting Monday, the Preston City Council authorized the purchase of a 35-foot-tall flagpole, U.S. and Idaho flags from Colonial Flag in Salt Lake City to complete a project recognizing Cody O. Moosman for his ultimate sacrifice to his country and community. The pole and flags...

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Survey reveals 1.1 million visit Heritage area

August 1, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The seven-county Bear River Heritage Area, which includes Franklin County, draws more than 1.1 million visitors annually. That’s according to a survey and study commissioned by the Heritage Area which looked at the economic impact of tourism to the region, as well as visitor comments on their time spent in the...

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That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Results 2013

July 31, 2013
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That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Preston, Idaho, July 25-27All-around cowboy: Tuf Cooper, $344, tie-down roping and team roping Bareback riding: 1. Ryan Gray, 85 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Rockin Ruby, $2,309; 2. Casey Colletti, 83, $1,770; 3. (tie) Clint Cannon and R.C. Landingham, 82, $1,077 each; 5. (tie) Morgan Wilde, Wyatt Bloom and Ethan McNeill,...

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Pantry gets large donation from Campbell Soup

July 31, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern The Campbell Soup Foundation presented Preston Community Food Pantry, Inc. with a Dollars for Doers grant totaling $3,000. Dollars for Doers programs, or volunteer grant programs, are corporation-wide efforts to encourage employees to volunteer. The program offers employees grant money depending on the amount of hours they volunteer in...

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Commissioners listen to road concerns

July 31, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Residents living along 800 So. 1600 East, near Whitney, want Franklin County Commissioners to respond to their requests about a safety problem on their road. Residents Jerry Rindlisbaker and Mary Roberts told the commission the road, southeast of Preston, is very narrow and steep. There is a significant...

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