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Officials caution fire safety in county

July 17, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There are no fire restrictions yet on National Forest ground in southeastern Idaho, despite increasingly dry conditions on the valley floors. “We don’t have any fire restrictions on Forest Service land across southeastern Idaho, including Franklin County,” said Dennis Duehren, with the regional office in Montpelier. “We always...

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Remembering the first night rodeo

July 17, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Burnise Mecham, 90, remembers saddling up his Shetland pony when he was 10 years-old and riding from Riverdale the five miles to Preston for the Fourth of July Rodeo activities. He spent all day there, then rode his pony home. “I would tie my pony to one of...

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Rotary Fireworks

July 16, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The annual Preston Rotary Fireworks Spectacular will be held Friday, July 25, at the rodeo arena in Preston. This year’s theme is “Pioneering the Future.” “The actual show itself will be much bigger than last year. We are trying for bigger,” said Val Porter club president. “We are...

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Summer heat pet deaths preventable

July 16, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Buddy, Buster, Max, Lucy, Sadie and Ginger are fairly common pet names. But they’re also the names of just a few of the pets that died last year because they were left in cars on warm, but not necessarily hot, days while their owners were shopping, on errands...

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Lions’ fundraisers set

July 16, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Two major fundraisers for the Preston Lions Club will be held during the next few weeks and monies raised from the events help with community projects and help offset costs of eye screening for area children. Club members will sell hamburgers at the Lions booth at the rodeo...

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Weston celebrates

July 15, 2014
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor WESTON – Weston’s Pioneer Day celebration will be held this Saturday, July 19, and continues an annual tradition with many different activities including an airplane candy drop and animal chase, including a greased-pig scramble. “It’s going to be a good, old-fashioned celebration,” said Mayor Layne Harris, who is helping...

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News of Record – July 16, 2014

July 15, 2014
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   Preston Police Department  Law Incident Media Summary Report, July 1-9, 2014  Harassment, July 1 – Police investigated a report of harassment. Traffic violation, July 2 – Police charged two juveniles with drag racing. Abandoned vehicle, July 3 – Police investigated a report of an abandoned vehicle at Access Home Care. Citizen dispute, July...

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Classifieds – July 16, 2014

July 15, 2014
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Some like it Hot

July 13, 2014
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Bob Egbert, of Preston, rides a bicycle along the shore of Glendale Reservoir Friday after making his way from Preston.

Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  The mercury rose over the weekend into the mid 90s, causing people from all over to head for water for the Fourth of July holiday. Dozens of trailers were packed into campgrounds so close, if the guy in the next trailer had a snoring problem no one would sleep....

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Airshow returns to Preston

July 11, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Something that hasn’t happened here for decades will happen this year in August at the Preston Airport. It’s called a fly-in air show and will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2. John Kezele, chair of the local airport board of directors, said the last time a fly-in air...

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