Ellwood guilty on eight of 12 charges

Defendant William Ellwood listens to Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Dewey during his trial Thursday morning. A jury on Saturday found Ellwood guilty of eight of the 12 charges brought against him for sex abuse of a minor. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

William Joseph Ellwood, 37, was found guilty Saturday evening of eight of the 12 charges brought against him.

College fair shows student plenty of ‘go-on’ options

Lynette Wilson, center, and Emma Wilson, in blue, speak to an Army recruiter during the college fair at Skyline High School on Wednesday. Lynette Wilson, whose brother and grandfather were in the military, is interested in possibly joining the military after graduation to pursue something medical related. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Asia Whoolery and Calvin Fay, both seniors at Madison High School, said they want to go to Brigham Young University’s main campus in Provo, Utah.

Experts: Dams a barrier to longterm salmon, steelhead survival

Lewiston Tribune Salmon biologist Don Chapman says that a warming climate with the dams in place is one obstacle too many for the fish to overcome. “It’s the biggest threat they are facing. It’s what I call the fifth horseman of the apocalypse and it’s coming galloping at us,” he said. Lewiston Tribune

More than a decade ago, the looming effects of climate change convinced one of the most respected salmon biologists in the Pacific Northwest to change his position on dam breaching.

Risch starts fact-finding on Sand Mountain status

Covering more than 150 square miles, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes are the biggest, and some say most fun, dune complex in Idaho. They are unique in another way. The dunes have been designated as the Sand Mountain Wilderness Study Area since the 1990s. Joyce Edlefsen / for the Post Register Bureau of Land Management

ASHTON Faced with ongoing concerns about the status of the Sand Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Sen. James Risch’s office kicked off a fact-finding and opinion-gathering effort at a meeting here last week. 

I.F. mayoral candidates debate

Mayor Rebecca Casper, Idaho Falls City Councilwoman Barbara Ehardt, Ronald Jorde, Kenly Osterhout and state Rep. Jeff Thompson take turns addressing audience members during the City Club mayoral debate Thursday. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Residents streamed into the University Place Auditorium on Thursday evening to see their mayoral candidates discuss the future of Idaho Falls during a City Club debate. 

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