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Welcome, winter

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Pioneer Park’s resident ducks traverse the ice to the shore, blanketed with fresh snow that fell in the area from a storm that began on Monday, Nov. 28 and continued through the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 29. According to data from local weather stations part of the Community Collaborative Rain. Hail and Snow Network, Brigham City received 3.3 inches […]

County commission calls for cooperation on broadband

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With millions of dollars in ARPA funds and other federal and state grants earmarked to provide broadband access to rural Box Elder County residents, the Box Elder County Commission on Tuesday called for local municipal entities to cooperate with the county and contractors in the completion of the project. At issue, according to Commissioner Stan Summers, is that some local […]

County approves economic development grant contract

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The Box Elder County Commission on Tuesday approved a contract between the county and the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity to receive and spend $200,000 in rural county economic development grants. The Rural County Grant program was created by the state legislature in 2020 when it passed Senator Scott Sandall’s SB 95, which phased out enterprise zones while ending Rural […]

Competency hearing set for man accused of 2019 shooting

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A new hearing to determine if a man accused of murder, Jonathan Mendoza Llana, has regained competency to stand trial has been set for Dec. 6 in Brigham City’s 1st District Court. Llana has been receiving mental health treatment at the Utah State Hospital since October of 2019 after being found incompetent by state examiners. In May of this year […]

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Locally-built rockets perform flawlessly in moon launch

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Two Box Elder County built solid-fuel rocket boosters lit up the early morning Florida sky on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and performed flawlessly as they lifted Artemis 1 from the Earth and set it on course for the moon. Wednesday’s launch from the Kennedy Space Center was the first realworld test for NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket that […]

Where did all Box Elder’s ARPA money go?

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As of November 2022, Box Elder County has committed nearly $9.2 million in spending out of $10,886,278 received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), leaving the county with a remaining ARPA balance of $1.69 million. On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed ARPA into law, authorizing Congress to spend an estimated $1.9 trillion, or approximately $5,724 for every […]

Brigham City man claims doubles gold at pickleball nationals

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While pickleball might be seen by some as a game for older people in retirement communities, it is picking up steam and popularity across the nation among all age groups at all levels of play, mostly due to the ease of entry and increasing availability of courts throughout the country. When he was eight years old, Box Elder High School […]

COVID-19

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Republicans claim big wins in election

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There were very few surprises in the 2022 general election, both in Box Elder County and the state of Utah as a whole, with Republicans dominating the vote up and down the ballot. The closest thing to a surprise in last Tuesday’s election was the margin of victory for Republican Senator Mike Lee, who outperformed polling, beating independent candidate Evan […]


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