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Pedaling Homes

Bike and Build makes county stop Leader/Ellen Cook A biker checks his gear as he prepared to rest for the night at Pioneer Park in Brigham City.  The group, called Bike and Build, travel across the country by bicycle, stopping…

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Leather & Lore

Roland Christensen is a Plymouth resident by inclination, an ATK employee by necessity, a cowboy by heritage and a talented leather craftsman by desire.  He has spent the past 30 years trying to restore or replicate the intricate leatherwork created…

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Mother, daughter wear Rodeo Utah crown

Jessica Tanner Leader Staff Writer While many little girls were playing with dolls, dressing up, fixing their hair and playing princesses, Geri Dawn Allred and her daughter, Kaycee, were busy riding horses, dressing up in the sparkly rodeo attire complete…

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County Financially Solid

Ellen Cook Leader Editor An audit of Box Elder County’s finances revealed department heads have done a good job “controlling costs and budgeting really tight.  That is a good thing to do in a downturned economy,” said Fred Burr of…

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Going Nuts In Thatcher

  Leader/Ellen Cook Brian and Carol Petersen show off one of the many pistachio trees they are growing in their Thatcher orchard.  The orchard is a research unit for IPPFBE, a non-profit group that is trying to make perennial plants…

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Cattlemen tour Box Elder

Courtesy Photo Dave Eliason (left), president of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, Emily Yardley, Pifzer Pharmaceuticals representative and J.D. Alexander, President-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Association visit Eliason’s Ranch in Snowville. Ellen Cook Leader Editor Box Elder County and Tremonton played…

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Pilot Mt. fire contained

Ellen Cook Leader Editor Over 100 fire fighters from Utah and Nevada, including crews from Honeyville, Park Valley, Thatcher and Garland, spent three days battling a blaze near the top of Patterson Canyon in the Pilot Mountain range of western…

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Help with foreclosures

Leader Staff Fifty thousand Utah homeowners will get zero percent interest, forgivable loans for up to two years to help them avoid foreclosure. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development anticipates a high amount of demand for the Emergency…

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