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Diesel retrofit grant available

May 11, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   In order to further help clean the air in Franklin County, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has been awarded a grant under EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The $291,000 award will deploy EPA-verified retrofit technologies on diesel engines (vehicles, non-road equipment and generators). The...

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DEQ requests city modify burn ordinance

May 10, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality requested on Monday Preston modify its municipal code as it applies to garbage and burning. Melissa Gibbs, airshed coordinator for the DEQ in Pocatello, said the city’s ordinance on refuse burning was last updated in 1963 and does not “line-up” with requirements...

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Witnesses report chaotic scene: Party turned deadly in an instant

May 9, 2014
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Preston Citizen Staff The early morning hours of April 26, were light and full of fun for three Preston men. But that mood was about to change in a deadly way after a work acquaintance arrived. James Kelly Pilgrim, a convicted felon, seemed to be intoxicated, according to witnesses, and was in possession of...

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Course to host tourney

May 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a Chicago Tournament on Friday, May 16. Tee times will be 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicago is a points tournament. The player’s handicap is subtracted from 39 to get their quota. Players then receive points based on their score...

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Drug courts proving successful in county

May 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson proclaimed May as National Drug Court Month before a packed house in the council chambers on Monday. District Court Judge Robert Naftz addressed the council and explained the benefits of having a drug court in Franklin County. Magistrate Judges Eric Hunn and Mitchell...

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Tribute to Mother’s continued

May 8, 2014
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This story is continued from http://www.prestoncitizen.com/?p=16201   The Citizen interviewed three mothers in Franklin County and asked them several questions about motherhood. These are there responses. JANALYN MAW   Who’s example do you follow when it comes to raising your family? “I follow the example of my parents and my family for the most...

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