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Franklin County issues more permits to build than in prior year

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

By Charles Chesney For the Preston Citizen The Franklin County commissioners on Monday met for their final meeting of 2015. Among the items discussed and acted upon were the options for the renovation of the health department building. County Building Inspector Randy Henrie presented several price and structural plans. Commissioners will study the options in
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SLH and U-Haul join forces to assist Preston movers

Dec 24th, 2015 | By

By Preston Citizen SLH (Shulsen, Lower and Hollingsworth) LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Preston community. SLH at 540 W. Oneida will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, and support rental items. Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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Chicken boom in Idaho: More and more residents raise broilers, layers in coops

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By

PHOTO COURTESY OF PRESTON CITIZEN Kirynie Bacon, 6, holds freshly collected eggs from the family’s chicken coop. It’s been a big year so far for people raising backyard chickens. By Rodney D. Boam Preston Citizen Chicken coops seem to be popping up in Franklin County and across the country. Hatcheries are seeing a boom in
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Jill’s Dills: Thatcher woman, makes gardening a home business

Aug 25th, 2014 | By
PRESTON CITIZEN PHOTO/Jill Golson, Cleveland, prepares some cucumbers to bottle. She has entered her dill pickles in the Franklin County Fair for nearly 20 years and earned a cache of ribbons.

  By RODNEY D. BOAM Preston Citizen For 20 years Jill Golson has entered her dill pickles in the Franklin County Fair. There have been a few lapses but for the most part she has been a regular. This year was one of those lapses. Jill was at a wedding during the time she was
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Building upswing: Commercial sector drives building activity

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
At least five major commercial projects are driving building activity in Preston. Work at the new True Value Hardware Store progresses, as workers install roof supports on Friday.

It’s not the boom years of the mid-2000s, but construction activity in the county appears to be better than the past two or three, especially commercial construction.

Logan sees dip in foreclosures, rate remains below national average

Feb 9th, 2014 | By

By Shannon Nielsen Herald Journal Foreclosure rates have been steadily declining for the last couple of years, but Logan has seen that number get smaller and smaller. Newly released data in a real estate report by CoreLogic states Logan had a foreclosure rate of 0.8 percent in November 2013. That is down from 0.94 percent
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Dayton mayor retires to operate his dairy farm: Christensen, 73, served the city for a decade

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By
   Dee Virile Christensen feeds his dairy cows on Friday morning. The•73-year-old is turning the reins of being Dayton’s mayor over to Aaron•Beutler come January.

BY THE PRESTON CITIZEN DAYTON — After four years on the City Council and six as mayor, Dee Virile Christensen is turning the reins of leadership over to someone else come January.   The 73-year-old is part of a diminishing number in Franklin County who still operate a dairy farm. He plans to concentrate his
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May 13th, 2013 | By

The proposed Cherry Peak Ski Area is moving forward near Richmond, Utah, just south of Franklin County. Logan Checketts, who lives near Dayton, is a proponent of the 203-acre recreation property three miles east of Richmond on private ground. Besides some existing cabin sites, there is a proposed 10,000-square-foot lodge, four ski lifts, a terrain
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Raising, selling trout: Area man provides fish to restaurants and recreational fishing sites

Apr 16th, 2013 | By
(Preston Citizen photo)Sherman Wright, Franklin County’s sole commercial aquaculturist,  shows off some of his certified disease-free trout. He owns Wright’s Rainbows in Thatcher.

  By Rodney D. Boam Preston Citizen THATCHER — Sherman Wright, Franklin County’s sole commercial aquaculturist, owns Wright’s Rainbows. He said 2012 wasn’t a banner year for his certified disease-free trout. But it wasn’t a bad year either. He has raised and sold his fresh-water rainbows to restaurants for years. However, as his children grew
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Eastern Idaho families find niche raising pigs

Feb 5th, 2013 | By
   Jessica Harvey works on her farm northwest of Preston. Harvey raises and trains Morgan horses as well as raising hogs.

By Rodney D. Boam Preston Citizen Jessica Harvey raises hogs. She is not afraid to let people know about it either. Some people are leery about people knowing they raise hogs. She likes it, in fact, she wants everyone to know. In fact, she does it on the side of her real job, raising and
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