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Biathlon in the works for Aug. 1

July 2, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston biathlon will be held on Saturday Aug. 1, during rodeo weekend. Groll Family Fitness is sponsoring this year’s event. A new one-mile run/walk was added this year as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics it will begin at 7:30. “We would like to get children and...

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Bash and crash for food

June 27, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It was a big night for smashing cars in the rodeo arena. It was packed for the Preston Elks Lodge Demolition Derby Saturday evening. “We had 26 cars entered in three heats. Way more entries than last year,” said organizer Jackie Anderson. “We had a huge crowd.” The...

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Group formed to help canal companies

June 24, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A new organization was formed recently by people who were concerned when local canal companies started hinting at closing county reservoirs to boats. Those concerned citizens formed the Franklin County Boaters and Anglers Association. To kick off their new venture they held a carp tournament this past weekend....

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Demo derby set for Saturday

June 17, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jessy Wanner and Fuzzy Lauritzen stand by a couple of cars they plan to use at the Preston Elks Lodge’s demolition derby to be held Saturday at the Preston rodeo arena. Wanner said there should be five local drivers and eight cars among the pack of 20 expected...

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Webb Memorial Scramble set for Saturday

June 17, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club is hosting the annual O. Sherwin Webb Memorial Scramble on Saturday, June 20. It is a four-person scramble and will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee for the event is $45 for members and $55 for non-members, according to John...

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Youth roping day set in Franklin

June 17, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor FRANKLIN – A youth roping day will be held at the Horse Station at Cache Valley on Saturday, June 27, in conjunction with the Franklin City’s annual Idaho Days celebration. The event will be held on site, located on U.S. 91 (Pioneer Historic Byway) at the Utah/Idaho state...

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Povey at last of nine national rodeos

June 17, 2015
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor This week Chuck Povey is competing in The National College Rodeo Finals in Casper, Wyo., as part of the College of Southern Idaho’s rodeo team as a capstone to a stellar career. She placed second in he region for goat tying qualifying her for another appearance at the...

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Fishing trailer scheduled at Johnson Reservoir

June 13, 2015
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An Idaho Department of Fish and Game “Take Me Fishing Trailer” will be in Franklin County next month at Johnson Reservoir, east of Preston. “We supply the bait and equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. And, those who register at the trailer, do not need a fishing license...

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IDFG seeks grouse comments

June 12, 2015
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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comments on its draft management plan for conservation of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse. The Columbian grouse is one of six subspecies of sharp-tailed grouse in North America. They were once considered the most abundant and well-known upland game bird in the Pacific Northwest, but now...

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Beginners instruction for women starting at PGCC

June 9, 2015
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By JOHN R. VAN VLEET  GM/Head professional PGCC Preston Golf and Country Club is now starting its beginner ladies instruction. If you have ever wanted to learn to play golf, but were too intimidated then this is the place for you. Instruction starts at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening. In this class we will...

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