During the 100 Deadliest Days on Idaho roads, the Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is working with law enforcement agencies, including the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Preston Police Department, to reduce aggressive driving.

Canning season is almost here. When canning low acid foods like meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, be sure to use a pressure canner. Pressure canning can kill the spores of the deadly bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. However, just using a pressure canner does not guarantee safe food. You m…

On Saturday, July 31 the Bar J Wranglers will perform at the Caribou County Fairgrounds, under the big top. The Grace High School Booster’s annual fundraiser features a chuck wagon breakfast including pancakes, eggs, and sausage with entertainment by the Bar J Wranglers.

Preston Kiwanis is anticipating record crowds this year at the rodeo and is calling for as many volunteers as it can find to grill burger, take and run orders, take payment, set up and clean up, said Connie Young secretary and treasurer of the club. To help, interested persons may contact he…

Flag football sported 20 co-ed teams this season for a total of about 200 youth participating. The ages were from kindergarten through eighth grade and the program ran from June 18-July 19 culminating in a single elimination tournament on July 19.

Conner Mantz, the {span}grandson of Stephanie Hill and the late Robert Fackrell of Preston,{span} smashed Brigham Young University’s record in the 5,000 meter race in February with a 13:28 time. It placed him as the world leader in the event earlier this year. He’s also the #1 runner in the …

Preston Golf and Country Club Tuesday Men's League played a net best ball this past week. Tied for the low score with 32's were the teams of Mike Anderson/Steve Bergquist, Doug Webb/MacNeil Paskins, and Howard Thomas/Max Gregory. In the Optional Games, Low Gross was won by Michael Cunningham…

Ty Miller, son of Brad and Paula Miller, signed to play soccer for Central Wyoming College in the Preston High School gym on May 13, under Coach Jakob Rosenberg. He accepted both an athletic and academic scholarship covering his full tuition. Miller intends to pursue a technical studies degr…

Aspen Jensen, daughter of Ty and Tiffiny Jensen, signed to play soccer for Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs on April 19 in the Preston High School gymnasium. She received both academic and athletic scholarships to cover her studies in Business and Industry.

“A West Side High School golf team was only a thought in 2020,” said Coach Ronald Mumford. “All that was needed were players, a coach, a place to play, and a supportive administration and community. It all happened.”

West Side attended the 2A state track meet on May 22, at Eagle High School where the boys team took third overall and the girls took fifth.

Canning season is almost here. When canning low acid foods like meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, be sure to use a pressure canner. Pressure canning can kill the spores of the deadly bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. However, just using a pressure canner does not guarantee safe food. You m…

The Preston Community Orchestra presented their annual evening outdoor concert “A Little Night Music” in the Fairly Nice Shelter next to the Robinson building on July 7. The concert was well attended and the weather was perfect.

It’s the heat that defines us this month. It greets us at daybreak with its promise, but in an hour or so, it bears down on our shoulders and makes us dream of shade and something cold to drink.

The University of Idaho Extension in Franklin County is participating in a national initiative called Well Connected Communities which seeks to build diverse, multigenerational, cross-sector coalitions that can recognize and address systemic health inequities. The alliance that emerged from …

Sure, it’s good to be water conscious. We should be responsible with our water simply because we live in a desert. Many of us use expensive culinary water in the yard and garden, giving added incentive to be water-wise. However, a case for water-wise ornamental and vegetable garden irrigatio…

I dedicate this poem to the many patriots who’s words and thoughts were used in it’s text. Specifically I dedicate this to Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Francis Scott Key, Ezra Taft Benson, and the Author of Freedom- Jesus Christ. Without their inspiring words and love of freedom this poe…

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