Eastern Idaho attracts retirees

Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com Dawn Woopes (right), Cheryl McGinley (middle) and Marilyn Marcelo (left) exercise during the Fit and Fall Proof class at the Idaho Falls Senior Citizens Community Center on Thursday morning. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

Sandra Brow, 68, and her husband, Merrick, 58, moved to Idaho Falls in 2003 after selling their San Diego home before the housing bubble burst.

Volunteer group aims to improve fish spawning habitat

Paul Patterson, the former president of Trout Unlimited, cleans out fish screens on Rainey Creek in Swan Valley on Friday afternoon. The Trout unlimited group has been working on the screens since the 80s.

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Keeping fish from becoming fertilizer in irrigators’ land is expensive.

What happens when the federal government eliminates health coverage?

From left, Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers President and CEO Phil Ennen of Bryan, Ohio, Community Health Alliance CEO Chuck Duarte, Washoe County, Nev., and Uplift Executive Director Heidi Mansir of Gardiner, Maine, testify as senators from the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee hold a hearing about how the GOP health care bill could hurt rural Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was expected to push for a vote next week on the legislation, which would eliminate much of Obama's 2010 overhaul and leave government with a diminished role in providing coverage and helping people afford it. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Perry calls for Yucca revival

FILE - In this April 9, 2015, file photo, people walk into the south portal of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour of the proposed radioactive waste dump near Mercury, Nev., 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Nevada wants a federal appeals court to dismiss a bid by the state of Texas to kick-start government funding and licensing for a long-fought plan to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste in the desert outside Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Plans to revive the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada got support from U.S. Department of Energy leadership Tuesday, if not from the congressmen where the facility would be built.

Feds delist Yellowstone grizzly

In this Wednesday, July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park. The U.S. Interior Department announced Thursday, June 22, 2017, that the grizzly population in the Yellowstone vicinity has recovered and federal protections will be lifted, which will allow Montana, Wyoming and Idaho to hold limited bear hunts outside park boundaries. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

Kids cancer camp provides unforgettable experiences

Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com Jill rides a horse at Camp Magical Moments on Tuesday morning. Swann Valley Outfitters brings the horses to the camp and show the kids how to ride for free. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: At the request of Camp Magical Moments, the Post Register is not publishing full names of the children interviewed for this story.


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