Sandra Ribeiro laughs while talking to her daughter’s teacher, Dayna Crose, at Alturas International Academy’s open house on Thursday afternoon. Ribeiro’s two daughters Thais and Bianca are enrolled at Alturas International Academy, which opened Monday for its inaugural year. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

About 280 students filled Alturas International Academy’s temporary home for their first day of school Monday morning. Large cubicle-style classrooms divided the second floor of... More >>

The Henry’s Creek Fire expanded to 17,000 acres last night. The Post Register will continue to provide updates throughout the day. Courtesy BLM

This article will be updated throughout the day. 2 p.m. — The Henry’s Creek Fire has reached 25,653 acres and is continuing to grow quickly. The Bonneville County Sheriff... More >>

Smoke from the Henry’s Creek Fire filled the sky east of Idaho Falls on Monday afternoon. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

Thick smoke rose from the eastern foothills Monday as the Henry’s Creek Fire quickly became the county’s largest of the season. The fire appeared to be nearly contained... More >>

A charred truck is seen near the home of Julie Thayer and her husband, Art, on South Yale Road near Valleyford, Wash., on Monday, Aug 22, 2016. The Thayers had been hiking over the weekend and returned home Sunday night to find their home destroyed. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — Growing wildfires fed by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in central California, eastern Washington and elsewhere.... More >>

This Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, photo shows Eric Burge of Livingston, Mont., looking over the Yellowstone River after prematurely ending a multi-day rafting trip because Montana wildlife officials closed a stretch of the river. The closure threatens to harm rafting companies, fishing guides and others from the outdoors industry. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife workers will conduct tests on fish from additional areas of Montana to determine the extent of a disease blamed in a massive fish kill along the... More >>
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New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin greets American Abbey D’Agostino, left, as she is helped from the track after falling during a women’s 5000-meter heat Aug. 16 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Martin Meissner / Associated Press

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This Aug. 10, 2016, photo provided by Carrie Leven shows the exterior of the reconstructed San Antonio Catholic Church in Questa, N.M. The community will celebrate the rededication of the church with a special Mass on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. It took volunteers tens of thousands of hours over the last several years to rebuild the heart of one mountain village in northern New Mexico. (Carrie Leven via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016 AND THEREAFTER-Diana Downard, 26, a Bernie Sanders supporter who now says she will vote for Hillary Clinton, has drinks with friends at a pub in Denver on July 6, 2016. "Millennials have been described as apathetic, but they're absolutely not," says Downard "Millennials have a very nuanced understanding of the political world." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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This photo provided by Crate & Barrel shows how Indigo and batik come together on a pretty plate collection from Crate & Barrel. Deep blues and global influences will be important trends this fall. (Crate & Barrel via AP)

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Jerry Painter stands in front of the "Welcome to California" sign on Highway 101. The photo was taken by other touring cyclists who gathered at the sign for photos. The Pacific Coast Bicycle Route continues to grow in popularity. (Jerry Painter photo)

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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Rodrigo Santoro who portrays Jesus, left, and director Timur Bekmambetov on the set of "Ben-Hur." (Philippe Antonello/Paramount Pictures via AP)

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