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Fire Destroys Feed Truck

Thursday, August 18, 2011
By theleader

A feed truck at Sorensen’s Farm Feedlot in Howell started on fire on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at about 1:08 a.m. According to Thatcher Fire Chief Alan Heiner the cause of the fire was either electrical or from straw sitting on the exhaust. The feed truck was completely destroyed and the estimated cost of damage... »

BRHS Final Construction Phase Complete-Video Report

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
By theleader

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Hiker dies in fall

Saturday, August 13, 2011
By theleader

A 20-year-old Box Elder County woman fell to her death Saturday, Aug. 13, while hiking in Willard Canyon with a friend. A press release from the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office said  Dispatch received a call about 12:15 p.m., from a man reporting the accident. He had hiked down to the roadway and borrowed a phone from a... »

Rhodes Captures First Club Championship

Saturday, August 13, 2011
By theleader

Tora Rhodes is not a bridesmaid when it comes to the Murdock Chevrolet Ladies’ Club Championship at Skyway Golf Course anymore. Rhodes, who has been a runner up at least four times, edged Dixie Wood by four strokes for her first title. Rhodes carded a 36-hole total of 158 while Wood came in at... »

Burn Barrels Cause Shed Fire

Friday, August 12, 2011
By theleader
Burn Barrels Cause Shed Fire

On Friday, Aug 12, at about 2 p.m., there was a structure fire at 9200 North Sunset Drive in Thatcher. The owner of the damaged sheds is Ray Didericksen. According to Thatcher Fire Chief Alan Heiner, Didericksen was burning cardboard in a burn barrel. A few pieces flew out of the barrels screens starting... »

Mother Nature’s Artwork

Friday, August 12, 2011
By theleader
Mother Nature’s Artwork

Scott Lowther of Thatcher took these photos of the recent lightning storm. »

Back to School

Friday, August 12, 2011
By theleader
Back to School

Registration info offered Ellen Cook Leader Editor The new 2011-2012 school year will begin Monday, Aug. 29.  Registration for some area schools are scheduled to get underway next week.  Please note those registration dates and times below: BRHS Sophomores The sophomore orientation and registration will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. ... »

Commissioners reject “wilderness” request

Friday, August 12, 2011
By theleader
Commissioners reject  “wilderness” request

Ellen Cook Leader Editor If Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar wants more “wilderness” in Box Elder County, he is in for a fight. That was the declaration from commissioners, both during their regular meeting and by letter to Utah Bureau of Land Management Director Juan Palma. Their stated position came after Commission Chair... »

The man behind the mike

Thursday, August 11, 2011
By theleader
The man behind the mike

Announcer returns to Golden Spike Rodeo Ellen Cook Leader Editor Zeb Bell has been at the Box Elder County Fair’s Golden Spike Rodeo off and on for the past 20 years. Although his deep, homespun voice is certainly recognizable, people seldom get a good look at him.  That’s because Bell has spent those years... »

Landfill sets new schedule

Thursday, August 11, 2011
By theleader
Landfill sets new schedule

Will close some Saturdays Ellen Cook Leader Editor The Box Elder County landfill has been operating six days a week, year round, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with only six holiday closures.  Beginning Oct. 1, however, the landfill will be closing every other Saturday. Commissioners voted to change the landfill schedule after hearing... »

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