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Backyard chickens growing in popularity

October 19, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Kevin and Chris Perry of Clifton went to one of the local farm stores last spring and purchased some 12 pullets to add to the eight hens they already had. Kevin, a postman by profession, purposely picked pullets, they didn’t want roosters. Hens tend to be quiet; when...

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Ski resort hopes for winter opening

October 19, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor John Chadwick of Cherry Peak Ski Resort just north of Richmond said they are doing everything they possibly can to get people on the hill skiing this winter. Although Logan Checketts of Clifton and Chadwick are out in front in the media concerning the resort, there are many...

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Franklin gears up for “Rock the Park” event

October 19, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer In an effort to raise funds for playground equipment for the Franklin City Park, Emily Chatterton, council member over parks and recreation, has put together an event that includes an auction, music and food. The “Rock the Park” night will be held Oct. 19, in the Red Public...

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Revising angels

October 19, 2013
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Macie Berrett holds up the new tags she
made as part of her senior project.

The Angel Tree has a “new look… same great program.” Macie Berrett has made new tags as part of her senior project. The age of the child will no longer be on the front of the tag, it will now only be on the label on the back. Tags will be pink for girls...

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Bad Birds

October 19, 2013
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Dr. Kimberly Sullivan, an ornithologist at Utah State University, holds a mounted specimen of a starling for demonstrations
in the class. Sullivan said the invasive species is here to stay.

Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Although U.S. Wildlife Services are trying to tackle some pretty large predators in Idaho, like wolf, coyote and other wildlife predators, another top priority is controlling one of the nation’s most notorious invasive species, the European starling. The black bird with brown speckles and long beak...

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Preston precipitation record broken in September

October 19, 2013
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Storm clouds against the colorful fall leaves make for majestic scenery
this time of year. After a long, warm summer, cool weather and snow
is beginning to emerge on the mountains in Franklin County.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor To nobody’s surprise September was warm and wetter than it has been for a number of months. The moisture was a welcome relief to most everyone from the hot, dry summer. “For the month of September, the Preston area officially received 2.66 inches of rain, which was way...

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