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Deer wintering well

February 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Mild winter conditions in Franklin County and throughout southeastern Idaho have been good for deer and other big game survival rates. But the news isn’t so rosy for farmers and fish biologists and they have expressed concerns recently. The low snowpack in mountains doesn’t give hope for irrigation...

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ISU career fair set

February 7, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  POCATELLO – Representatives from local and national businesses, as well as government agencies, will be on hand for the Idaho State University Spring Career Fair. It’s set for Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pond Student Union on the Pocatello campus. Information will be available for full and...

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East Oneida project on track

February 6, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A major road construction project in the Preston area is still on schedule to begin the spring of 2016 and will take two years to complete. Preston City engineer Darek Kimball said Preston and Franklin County have been working together for a number of years to reconstruct East...

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Radon gas: In-home testing critical/affordable

February 6, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after smoking. It has been found in homes across the nation, including every county in Idaho. The good news is radon problems can be remediated. One out...

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February 5, 2014
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CodeRED test scheduled on Monday

February 5, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor On Monday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. Franklin County officials will conduct a performance test of the CodeRED emergency notification system to determine how quickly messages can be delivered to the entire community in case of an actual emergency. The new system, similar to Reverse 911, has been...

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Nelson: Harness and history maker

February 5, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Editor Earl Nelson from Preston is the oldest working harness maker in America, according to a leather working trade magazine “Shop Talk,” from a couple of years ago. At 82 years old he’s still at it. He learned how to make harnesses for horse drawn rigs, growing up in Wardboro,...

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Westerberg to helm FCMC

February 4, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Richard Westerberg, a former county commissioner and executive with PacificCorp, has started work at Franklin County Medical Center as its new interim administrator. Westerberg started work at the hospital on Monday, although he visited with department heads previously. The announcement was made by Franklin County Medical Center board...

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Wrestlers peaking

February 4, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter With only one tournament remaining before the district tournament, the West Side wrestling team had a very busy week. The Pirates spent three days in the last week at wrestling tournaments. The Pirates went to a tournament at Rich County on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday they wrestled...

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Girls start tourney

February 4, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls lost to Blackfoot 85-56 last Thursday in Blackfoot in their final game of the regular season. They started the district tournament on Tuesday at Rigby at 7 p.m. A win sends them to Pocatello this Thursday at 7 p.m. A loss sends them to a...

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