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Tourney starts: WS hosts Soda Springs

February 17, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS Sports Reporter West Side boys finished up the regular season district play last week and will go into the district tournament as the second seed. The Pirates at home on Wednesday beat Soda Springs. On Friday, Senior Night, they beat the Tigers of Aberdeen. The Cardinals and West Side battled...

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Season ends for WS girls

February 17, 2015
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By BRENNON HENDERSON  WS sports writer West Side girls had tough roads to get to the state basketball tournament, either way you look at it. One road had number three-ranked Soda Springs Cardinals on it, while the other had the number four-ranked Firth Cougars bearing down on the Pirates. After suffering a tough loss...

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Rigby loss ends girls’ season

February 17, 2015
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls had a great season. They worked hard and got one step away from a state berth in the final, loser-out game against Rigby. The 45-32 loss against the Trojans at Rigby on Thursday ended their season with a third-place district finish. It was the final...

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Boys lose at Rigby, win at Burley

February 17, 2015
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Preston hosts district tourney game on Thursday    By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian boys suffered their second district loss on Feb. 11 when Rigby came away with a 44-36 victory in an away game. The loss meant Preston, Century and Rigby were tied for first place and with no district games remaining,...

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Falling head over wheels in love

February 15, 2015
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Tiffany Jeppsen took a chance and lined up two people she knew on a blind date. The date made Bill and Trish Salerno eternally happy. Jeppsen was in “Big River,” a play at the Worm Creek Opera House, a couple of years ago and Bill Salerno hung...

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Larger trout will be stocked by IDFG

February 14, 2015
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The results of a four-year study using an evaluation tool developed by IDFG fishery biologists called “Tag-You’re-It” has Fish and Game managers taking a new approach to stocking many of Idaho’s lakes and reservoirs with larger rainbow trout. This year, many of the state’s most heavily stocked still-water fisheries will be stocked with large...

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Radio Shack Corp. files for bankruptcy

February 14, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Radio Shack Corp. filed for bankruptcy with plans to turn nearly half of its 4,000 stores into Sprint Corp. locations and close the rest. The Preston store is one of 26 Radio Shack stores in Idaho. Officials for the 94-year-old consumer-electronics chain said Thursday that it has agreed...

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Weston fish derby set

February 13, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor WESTON – A first-annual fishing derby will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 7 a.m-3 p.m. at three locations on the west side. The event is sponsored by Woodward’s Country Store in Weston. Anglers of all ages are welcome and can fish at Weston and Deep Creek reservoirs and on Twin Lakes, according to Greta Woodward, co-owner. “Participants can register at...

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Auto-deer crashes kill 200 people yearly

February 13, 2015
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Route 36, west of Preston, on list of top spots for auto-deer collisions in SE Idaho       By David Ashby  Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — The numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tell the tragic story. The organization estimates that every year about 200 people are killed in wildlife-related car crashes...

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Football signing

February 13, 2015
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   Preston senior Tayson Reid signed a letter-of-intent last week to play football with Southern Utah University at Cedar City. Reid is the first football player from Preston to sign with a four-year university in several years.

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