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Bear Prairie, Idaho Falls Power general manager, poses for a photo at the upper hydro power dam on the Snake River on July 7. Priaries first day as director is Friday after eight years with the utility and more than 20 years in the industry. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

The recent story about Bear Prairie’s foresight saving the city about $500,000 in electricity and repairs is a key example that explains why he was promoted to the position of general... More >>

Homes undergo construction in Carriage Gate on May 31. An affordable housing study for Idaho Falls and Bonneville County conducted by the Idaho Policy Center at Boise State University found that the county must add 1,000 housing units over the next five years to keep up with population growth. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Bonneville County needs another 1,000 housing units over the next five years to keep up with population growth. That’s the takeaway from an affordable housing study conducted for... More >>

The University of Michigan solar car team made an unannounced stop at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve last month. “We received a surprise visit from the University of Michigan solar car team today,” according to a June 21 post on the Monument’s Facebook page. Facebook / Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Solar-powered vehicle teams from across the U.S. and around the world will stop in Arco on Thursday as part of the American Solar Challenge. The teams will rest for the night and then... More >>

Rick Eagle poses for a photo while sitting in his White Motor Company bus on July 12. The yellow car at left is a 1920 Model T Speedster. “I can’t stop. It’s one of things like hunting or golfing,” Eagle said. “It’s a good way to spend time and wake up and go do.” Eagle bought and refurbished his first car, a 1930 Model A, at 14 years old. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

From the outside, Richard Eagle’s Idaho Falls home looks like a typical residence. Just a small, red brick house that wouldn’t draw the attention of passers-by.  But... More >>

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of the press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and... More >>
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courtesy of the Columbus (Neb.) Telegram Randy Chinn, pictured at age 66 in 2014, holds a picture of the father he never knew. Master Sgt. Leonard Chinn of Idaho Falls was killed in Korea in 1950. His remains were identified last week. courtesy of the Columbus (Neb.) Telegram

Army Master Sgt. Leonard Chinn was a war hero from Idaho Falls. After 68 years missing in...

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Bridger Taylor of the Idaho Falls Bandits poses for a photo on Wednesday. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Bridger Taylor is smiling more. He’s talking more. He’s more mature....

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FILE - This June 28, 1989, file photo, shows Fred Rogers as he rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping in Pittsburgh. A new Fred Rogers Trail promoted by VisitPA.com includes museums, memorials and other sites. This year marks the 50th anniversary of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and a new documentary called "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" has helped rekindle interest in his legacy. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

It’s a beautiful day in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood! But if you want to visit...

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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into their meeting, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be hoping to achieve: (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)

HELSINKI (AP) — The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term...

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Visitors use smartphones to photograph Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in this Aug. 25, 2015, photo. Cellular phone service in Yellowstone National Park will see improvements this summer, the Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle reports. Jim Peaco / Yellowstone National Park

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Cellular phone service in Yellowstone National Park will see...

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This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows pasta with kale and sunflower seed pesto in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Cooking At Home With Bridget And Julia.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

Although most people think of pesto as an Italian sauce made with herbs (most famously,...

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A rock climber nears the top of a route at The Erratic cliffs at Wild Iris near Lander, Wyo., on Saturday. Hundreds of climbers participated in the International Climbers' Festival last week. (Jerry Painter photo)

A friend who was new to the International Climbers’ Festival wanted to know about...

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Finding Neverland Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

The Idaho Falls Arts Council last week announced its Broadway at the Civic 2018-19 season...

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