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Garland updates council room, gears up for Wheat and Beet

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
By theleader
Garland updates council room, gears up for Wheat and Beet

Peggy Bradfield Leader Staff Writer The Garland City Council unveiled a new microphone system in the city council room and a wall-mounted television, which allows for computer interface within the room Wednesday at its monthly meeting. In addition, mayor Arlon Bennett was able to show off the city’s new website, which should be ready... »

Sediment removal planned for Howell Reservoir basin

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
By theleader
Sediment removal planned for Howell Reservoir basin

Ellen Cook Leader Editor With a federal grant in hand, Box Elder County is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to remove 40 years worth of buildup from the Dejarnatt Sediment Basin adjacent to Howell Reservoir. Jeff Schick, district conservationalist with the NRCS, said the funding is coming through the Emergency Watershed... »

Ranchers mad over deal between El Paso/conservation group

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
By theleader
Ranchers mad over deal between El Paso/conservation group

Ellen Cook Leader Editor Cattle ranchers are a pretty quiet bunch – unless you threaten their livelihood. That was the case at Box Elder County commission meeting on Tuesday as county ranchers banded with their counterparts from Nevada to voice their concerns about El Paso Western Pipelines’ agreement with an enviromental group from Idaho... »

RMP urges customers to be cautious

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
By theleader
RMP urges customers to be cautious

Leader Staff Rocky Mountain Power has received reports from customers about fraudulent telephone calls from parties claiming to be a representative of Rocky Mountain Power. The company has been in communication with law enforcement agencies to alert them to an increase in attempted fraud activity targeting its Utah customers. Rocky Mountain Power is urging... »

USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-up

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
By theleader

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 26, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on August 2, 2010 and continue through August 27, 2010. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county... »

Thatcher at night

Monday, July 26, 2010
By theleader
Thatcher at night

The view of the night sky from Scott Lowther’s Thatcher home makes for a postcard-perfect picture, even though the orange glow is pollution from Ogden and Salt Lake City.  Picture by Scott Lowther »

I-84 repairs to begin Monday

Friday, July 23, 2010
By theleader

The Utah Department of Transportation will begin work on I-84 between the Idaho state line and Snowville on Monday, July 26.  Crew will be applying an asphalt sealant and new lane striping.  Traffic will still be restricted to one lane in each direction until Friday, July 30.  Please slow down while driving in this work... »

High-speed chase ends in arrest

Thursday, July 22, 2010
By theleader

An Ogden man has been arraigned on two felony DUI charges and eight misdemeanor counts following a three-county high-speed chase that ended with his arrest.  Chris Macfarlane, 57, led officers from six different agencies over 50 miles before being stopped on 12th Street in Ogden. The chase began in Sardine Canyon at about mile... »

Summer Food Drive to help local food banks

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
By theleader

Logan, UT – Utahans are being urged to participate in a Summer Food Drive announced by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The event is designed to help local food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens meet increasing demands during a period of the year donations dip. Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and... »

Airplane to make low-level flights over parts of northern Utah

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
By theleader

Utah residents should not be alarmed to witness a low-flying airplane over parts of northern Utah during the next two weeks. Beginning on July 20th and lasting about two weeks, an airplane monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey will begin collecting and recording geologic measurements over parts of northern Utah in Box Elder County.... »

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