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Idaho employment hit record in December

April 1, 2014
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More Idahoans found jobs in December than in any other month in 20 years, pushing total employment to a record 728,600 and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down to 5.7 percent, its lowest level in over five years. Preliminary estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed nearly 3,800 Idaho workers found jobs...

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Primary candidates declared

March 25, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Six county positions are up for election in Idaho’s May primary this year and there will only be one contested race. The two-year Commission District 2 post has four Republicans running. The filing period for the election ended on March 14. Incumbent Scott Workman represents District 2 and...

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Gibbs offers legislative wrap-up

March 25, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The 2014 session of the Idaho Legislature came to a close on Thursday and Representative Marc Gibbs said water issues took a surprising amount of time to resolve. The best news about the water situation was Mother Nature’s generous snowstorms during February. The snow pack nearly doubled that...

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Preston woman gets 90 days in jail for theft, forgery

March 25, 2014
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By Amy Macavinta, Logan Herald Journal A Preston woman who created fraudulent loans at the financial institution where she was employed will spend 90 days in the Cache County Jail. In 1st District Court on Monday, Deputy County Attorney Spencer Walsh said that Cindy Moser’s outstanding restitution is about $54,000 out of the $80,000...

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Area Boy Scouts collect food

March 25, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Scouts were out in force in Franklin County and all over Idaho last Saturday for the largest, one-day food drive in America. Franklin County Scouts were collecting for local South East Idaho Community Action Agency shelves. The drive kicked off earlier in the week when Cub Scouts distributed...

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Landfill posts Spring hours

March 25, 2014
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As the weather warms up and spring cleaning begins, the Franklin County Landfill has some information that will help. Landfill hours are Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please make sure garbage cans are out for pickup by 6 a.m. on your designated day. All garbage put in black cans need to...

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Indians drop doubleheader

March 25, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indians dropped both games to Blackfoot on Saturday on the road. “But our team is showing growth,” said coach Brandon Ormond. “We are better now than when we began our season two weeks ago. So I am pleased with that. We lost the first game 6-3 behind...

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WS track dominates in meet

March 25, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter DAYTON – The first day of spring, March 20, was also the first track meet for the West Side Pirates. American Falls and Aberdeen came to Dayton. This week the Pirates have two meets. The first meet is held at home on Tuesday, March 25, for the freshmen...

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Pirates beat MV

March 25, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter DAYTON – West Side’s softball team started its season last week with three home games and defeated Marsh Valley. The Pirates lost to American Falls and Sky View. This week the team has two games. On Thursday they will play at home against Firth. They will play Marsh...

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Economic development workshop coming to Preston

March 21, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor An Economic Development Workshop for Rural Idaho will be held on Thursday, March 27, at the Preston Fire Station, 55 West 1st South. The three hour presentation will begin at 1 p.m. Dr. Scott Benson, Idaho State University professor of economics, will be the keynote speaker. He is...

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