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County gears up for election

Thursday, June 23, 2011
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County gears up for election

Ellen Cook Leader Editor Box Elder County is gearing up for this year’s election. County Recorder Marla Young said municipalities with under 500 voters are classified as “by-mail precincts.”  There are seven in the county:  Deweyville, Corinne, Plymouth, Portage, Howell, Snowville and Fielding.   These precincts will have ballots mailed directly to the voter, saving... »

Corinne goes hi-tech

Thursday, June 23, 2011
By theleader
Corinne goes hi-tech

Annual pageant beckons Sandra Neff Corinne Correspondent Corinne City is prepared to run its newsletter on the Internet. Interested parties must sign up online at “corinnecity.com” to receive the articles, said Rufus Barker, councilman. Each household must register so the information is not considered SPAM and blocked by your computer sheriff. At the last... »

Commission hears the good and the bad about ATK

Thursday, June 23, 2011
By theleader
Commission hears the good and the bad about ATK

Ellen Cook Leader Editor There is no question the cutbacks and layoffs at ATK have put a boulder-size dent in Box Elder County’s economy. That is the bad news. But County Assessor Rod Bennett told commissioners last week there is actually good news for the county on the taxing level. Bennett said after many... »

Raise? State-Yes, County-No

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By theleader
Raise? State-Yes, County-No

Ellen Cook Leader Editor Although the Box Elder County Consolidated Dispatch Center is managed under the state’s umbrella, the county is paying about 75 percent of its operating costs.  So when Allan Workman from the state approached county commissioners last week seeking a budget increase of $30,000, two county leaders dug in their heels.... »

Grassroots Service

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By theleader
Grassroots Service

Leader/Ellen Cook More than 500 youth converged on Bear River Valley Hospital Tuesday, June 14, for an LDS multi-stake Young Mens/Young Womens service project.  The youth, along with their leaders, helped clear rocks and lay sod to beautify the hospital grounds.  The project was organized by the Fielding Stake. »

Mt. Rushmore of Bear River High School softball

Friday, June 17, 2011
By theleader
Mt. Rushmore of Bear River High School softball

We are doing our second installment of the hugely popular Mt. Rushmore of Bear River Valley Sports theme, only this time we are focusing on BRHS softball. We need your help in identifying the top BRHS softball coaches or players from the program over the roughly 20 years of existence. Our readers vote on... »

Old Barn does double duty

Thursday, June 16, 2011
By theleader
Old Barn does double duty

Ellen Cook Leader Editor The Old Barn Community Theatre in Collinston will be giving audiences twice the fun this summer with two productions planned:  “Guys and Dolls,” June 18-Aug. 5, and “Into the Woods,” June 17-Aug. 6 “Guys and Dolls” is a romantic musical comedy, set in New York City. “Into the Woods” is... »

Lemus lone Bear on all-state first team

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
By theleader
Lemus lone Bear on all-state first team

Travis Hansen Leader Sports Writer The Bear River Bears soccer team placed five seniors on the 3A all-state teams as it was announced last week. Leading the way for the Bears was the team’s leading scorer, Jorge Lemus who made the first-team. Riley Steed, who was the team’s second leading scorer, was named to... »

Funk eyes Miss Utah crown

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
By theleader
Funk eyes Miss Utah crown

Jessica Tanner Leader Staff Writer When individuals think of pageants they may think of beautiful dresses, fun shoes and glamorous hair and make-up. Some may think of Sandra Bullock in “Miss Congeniality,” but members throughout the community most likely think of their very own Miss Bear River Valley Ashley Funk. Funk, 19, a Thatcher... »

Silence & Heart

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
By theleader
Silence & Heart

Jessica Tanner Leader Staff Writer Water polo brings to the ears such sounds as water splashing, the roar of the crowd, the referee’s whistle, teammates conversing during plays and end-of game celebrations. Now imagine if you could not hear any of those sounds, but had to focus on what you would feel and see.... »

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