The troubled Center Street Viaduct

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 By Bill Ryan  Last week’s photo showed people dodging trains in crossing from east to west Center at track level. This was the story until 1911, when Union Pacific built a viaduct that... READ MORE

Pocatello’s love-hate game with U.P.

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By Bill Ryan Although relations between the city of Pocatello and the railroad (once its major employer) have been generally good, there have been times of turmoil. As a major junction between the... READ MORE

Red Hill’s pillars have a past

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By Bill Ryan It’s news to most people who admire Alumni Point atop Red Hill that those stately pillars once graced a mortuary. “I got a call one day from Lystrup Construction Company,... READ MORE

Chronicling Preston

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About the author  Necia P. Seamons moved to Preston two decades ago to be the editor of the Preston Citizen. Today she continues to write for the newspaper as well substitute teach for... READ MORE

The Bannock Hotel was a great place

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By Bill Ryan The center of social activity, the main place downtown where business deals were made, a good shop to get a haircut or a re-style, and the coffee shop where you’d... READ MORE

Fan mail is always welcome

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By Bill Ryan It is most gratifying to learn that folks of all ages and political persuasions read this column. Its basis is any subject that comes to my mind, and the hope... READ MORE