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Bald Eagle Day is Saturday

Monday, February 7, 2011
By theleader

Bald Eagle Day is Saturday, Feb. 12. This free event is sponsored by the Division of Wildlife Resources and will give viewers not only a chance to see bald eagles, but to learn more about them. In Northern Utah the birds can be viewed at the Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area (Compton’s Knoll), about... »

Fighting the new drug

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By theleader
Fighting the new drug

Raising  Awareness of the Effects of Pornography Ellen Cook Leader Editor (Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on the addiction of pornography.) Unlike drinking, smoking or drugs, pornography has been a taboo topic, especially when the conversation is directed at the youth. But a new non-profit group called Fight the... »

Packin’…Legally

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By theleader
Packin’…Legally

Ellen Cook Leader Editor In a recent poll conducted by The Leader, the question was asked, “In light of the Arizona shootings, how safe do you feel?”  In response, 27 percent said they felt safe because they were ‘packing heat.’ Carrying a concealed weapon is becoming more and more common in today’s world.  But... »

Heritage earns accreditation

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By theleader
Heritage earns accreditation

Ellen Cook Leader Editor Heritage Foundation School in Garland recently received provisional accreditation from the state of Utah. The endorsement makes credits earned at the Christian-based private institution as acceptable as those received through public education. School administrator Peter Jensen said the school went through the Northwest Accreditation Commission and were scrutinized by State... »

County Commissioners trim schedule

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By theleader
County Commissioners trim schedule

Ellen Cook Leader Editor In a move to “become more productive,” Box Elder County Commissioner Ryan Tingey requested commission meetings be reduced from weekly to every other week.  His recommendation earned a unanimous vote from his co-commissioners.  Meetings will now be scheduled for the first, third and fifth (as needed) Wednesday of each month,... »

Garland City Council hears report on date violence

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By theleader
Garland City Council hears report on date violence

Peggy Bradfield Leader Staff Writer Approximately 384 women sought refuge from dating violence at the Box Elder County women’s shelter from July 1 through Dec. 31. Twenty-one were age 13- 15. Statistics like these were the focus of the Garland City Council meeting as two women’s shelter employees shed some light on what they... »

Rural Routes- Grouse Creek

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By theleader
Rural Routes- Grouse Creek

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EDA offers suggestions, assistance

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By theleader
EDA offers suggestions, assistance

Ellen Cook Leader Editor Government and community leaders from Box Elder and Cache counties met on the Brigham City campus of Utah State University with representatives from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Denver regional office last week. They met to uncover answers to the economic problems the areas are facing. The group took a... »

Intermountain reforming obstetric practices

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By theleader
Intermountain reforming obstetric practices

Megan Monk BRHS Intern In a recent press release, Intermountain Healthcare announced that it saves patients nearly $50 million per year in maternal charges when comparing its C-section rate (21 percent) with the national rate (32 percent). In fact, nearly $3.5 billion in annual medical charges could have been avoided if all healthcare systems... »

Locals honored at banquet

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By theleader
Locals honored at banquet

Jessica Tanner Staff Writer On Friday, Jan. 21, the Bear River Valley Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet dinner. Board members and representatives of local businesses gathered at the Garland Armory to honor the Citizen of the Year and the Andrew N. Rytting Award recipients, both awards were presented by the Leader. Gary... »

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