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American chestnut tree putting down new roots

Creating a blight resistant strain is the goal of conservationists By Rachael Scarborough King, Register Staff March 24, 2008 GUILFORD — Walk around the forests and parks of Connecticut, and you won’t see many American chestnut trees stretching into the canopy. One hundred years ago, blight killed as many as 4 billion of the trees, … Continue reading

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Guilford police moms find right balance between babies, bandits

By Rachael Scarborough King, Register Staff Feb. 25, 2008 GUILFORD — For police Officers Martina Jakober and Joanne Shove, there are certain challenges to being both cops and mothers with new babies at home. Jakober decided to take an extra three months of unpaid maternity leave because, for one, she found that breast-feeding was not … Continue reading

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Handling of teacher, comic issue riles parents

Rachael Scarborough King, Register Staff 09/20/2007 GUILFORD — The parents of a freshman student whose teacher resigned after he gave her a sexually explicit illustrated book said Wednesday their daughter has been the target of harassment from fellow students, and they want the school district to do more to clarify the issue with other parents. … Continue reading

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High Desert teems with fossils

Area’s fertile ground has recently yielded important relics from the dinosaur age By Rachael Scarborough King / The Bulletin Published: April 22. 2007 5:00AM PST MITCHELL – Digging her toes into the steep, slippery side of a sagebrush- and wildflower-covered hill, Ellen Morris Bishop peered at a stream of loose rocks. Picking up a yellowish, … Continue reading

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Forgoing higher learning

Crook County wants to see more high school students go to college By Rachael Scarborough King / The Bulletin Published: February 08. 2007 5:00AM PST PRINEVILLE – Crook County High School senior Jimmy Thommason thinks it’s important for his classmates to continue their education past the 12th grade. But Jimmy, who is 18, is not … Continue reading

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After two weeks, Prineville job cuts still spur debate

By Rachael Scarborough King / The Bulletin Published: February 06. 2007 5:00AM PST PRINEVILLE – More than two weeks after Prineville city officials eliminated the public works director’s job, residents, City Council members and public employees are still mired in debate over the decision. Hundreds of residents have signed petitions calling for Mayor Mike Wendel … Continue reading

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Food bank in Prineville doing more as need rises

By Rachael Scarborough King / The Bulletin Published: January 19. 2007 5:00AM PST PRINEVILLE – A few minutes after the doors to the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s food bank in Prineville opened at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, its long, narrow waiting room was full. Two-year-old Koda Lostroh’s voice stood out among the mostly silent … Continue reading