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If Wall Street woes and $3-plus gas mean anything to you - which it almost surely does - your dollar is precious to you right now. But individuals aren't the only ones feeling the financial crunch, as charitable organizations across the region are also feeling the pinch.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

Fire damages building on Leland Olds Station grounds

Several area residents were evacuated and part of State Highway 200A was closed after a building that housed fiberglass material caught fire last Tuesday night near Basin Electric's Leland Olds Station, near Stanton.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

General Election day November 4

It all comes down to Tuesday. Tuesday, Nov. 4, votes will be cast at polls across the nation. In Mercer County, voters will hit the polls and mail-in ballots will be tallied for the 2008 General Election.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

Hazen native capitalizing on creative talent

Michelangelo was born to paint. Beethoven was born to compose music. Shane Bauer was born to create graphics.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

Discussion on Hazen natural gas continues

Those willing to build a natural gas pipeline through Mercer County are ready to move forward. Hazen and Beulah's decision-makers aren't quite yet sold.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

Glitch delays Mercer County vote results

Barack Obama makes history While the nation was electing a new president, and the state re-electing their governor, the folks in Mercer County will have to wait to learn the impact their votes played in Tuesday night's election.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County Election

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Fire damages structure at LOS

A structure that housed fiberglass chimney liner and other unspecified chemicals caught fire Tuesday evening, emitting potentially toxic smoke into the air. The structure was located .25 miles southeast of Leland Olds Station's main generating facility. According to Mercer County Sheriff Dean Danzeisen, 13 area residents were evacuated and about 4 miles of State Highway 200A was closed. There were no reported injuries. See next week's Hazen Star for further details.

Posted 10/15/08 (Wed) read more »

Fire Department Reserve Fund again on the ballot

The vote in the June Primary election sounded close - 198 in favor, 202 opposed - but city Measure No. 1 actually needed a super-majority of 60 percent approval to pass.

Posted 10/15/08 (Wed) read more »

Highway 200 construction nearly finished for 2008

Boats are being winterized and golf clubs are being packed up. Accompanying the end of those summertime activities is the end of another summertime construction season.

Posted 10/15/08 (Wed) read more »