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Grooming begins; avalanche danger high

January 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Some grooming of snowmobile trails in Franklin County has started because of recent snowfall. Warren Wilde, county emergency services director, who is also chair of the tri-county snowmobile-grooming committee, said grooming of snowmobile trails in higher elevations started last week. “We finally got enough snow at higher elevations...

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Drought looms; irrigation supply concerns deepen

January 23, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Even though snow storms have rolled through the area the past few days, some area farmers are getting worried about irrigation supplies for this coming growing season. Officials say unless wet conditions materialize in the next six-to-eight weeks, there is a mounting cause for concern. Lauritz Smith, water...

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Froerer leaving

January 22, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Editor Roxanne H. Froerer, FNP, has closed the doors of the Preston Nurse Practitioners office at 134 S. State in Preston after being a healthcare provider in the Preston-area community for over a decade. “The time has come to turn another chapter in my book,” she said. “I am going...

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Hoyt busted for poaching

January 22, 2014
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A wildlife backer and past director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition has pleaded guilty to poaching two elk in Caribou County. Marv Hoyt, of Idaho Falls, acknowledged in court he illegally killed two cow elk during a November hunting trip to Caribou County. Hoyt has criticized mining activities in Caribou County and southeastern Idaho....

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Legislative update: Wide support for Idaho Common Core

January 22, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Implementation of new Idaho Common Core Standards for K-12 education was discussed at the Idaho Legislature this past week and local Representative Marc Gibbs supports the concept. He said he and a lot of his colleagues in Boise support the common core concept. Gibbs said Idaho’s Common Core...

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Video Report – Preston boys’ basketball vs. Blackfoot

January 21, 2014
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Video Report – Preston girls’ basketball vs. Bonneville

January 21, 2014
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Junior High Highway Access: Choke point

January 21, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston School Board discussed accessing Highway 91 among other agenda items in their Wednesday evening meeting. An aerial photographic view of the entrance to the school was projected on a screen with arrows pointing to the entrance and exits of the existing area. After some discussion, district...

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State Street to be torn up over most of the summer

January 21, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Motorists who travel State Street in Preston this summer will have to deal with construction for most of the summer. The Idaho Department of Transportation will be reconstructing State Street from Burger King (800 North) to the intersection of U.S. 91 and 100 East. The project is slated...

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WS beats Grace, Soda

January 21, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter The West Side boys’ basketball team added another two wins to their record last week. They defeated Grace on Wednesday at home and then the Cardinals in Soda Springs on Friday. The final score of Wednesday’s game was 59-44 and the following game ended 50-44. This week the...

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