Watkinses return from Haiti

Dane Watkins Jr., left, and Damond Watkins in Haiti. The Watkinses spent a week in Haiti in April for a humanitarian trip; they provided nearly 2,000 meals to hungry children. Courtesy of Damond Watkins.

Idaho’s flagship product — the potato — could become a humanitarian export to the Caribbean.

‘A seat at the table’


With morale tanking among the rank and file at the Idaho Falls Police Department, the Fraternal Order of Police two weeks ago took a unanimous vote to seek union recognition. A great deal will depend on how much support police can build on the city council, and so far most members there are reserved about the idea.

Former INL engineer carves a niche in art

Jerry Slagle for the Post Register Richard Rabe works on one of his carvings, with some of the tool bits that he uses laying on the work bench. Jerry Slagle for the Post Register

SALMON — Richard Rabe began carving wood roughly half a century ago with the goal of occupying himself in the evenings to avoid “the idiot box,” his nickname for television.

Lost Rivers Medical Center bounces back

Chief of Staff Dr. Orie Browne shares a laugh with patient Mimi Rosenkrance, 58, on her way to being discharged following a cow-related injury March 8 at Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco. M. Scott Mahaskey / POLITICO

ARCO — Just before dusk on an evening in early March, Mimi Rosenkrance set to work on her spacious cattle ranch to vaccinate a calf. But the mother cow quickly decided that just wasn’t going to happen. She charged, all 1,000 pounds of her, knocking Rosenkrance over and repeatedly stomping on her.

Trump’s monument order raises questions of overreach

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, before President Donald Trump signed an Antiquities Executive Order. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The presidential executive order to review 24 national monuments for potential resizing or elimination has drawn heated response from voices across the West.

Marine deputies preparing for busy season

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office marine deputy Mike Vasquez gives a tour of Ririe Reservoir on Tuesday morning. Marine deputies’ responsibilities range from checking to make sure boaters have the proper life jackets to rescues. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

RIRIE — It was snowing at Ririe Reservoir and the green sprigs of grass carpeting the canyon where The Henry’s Creek Fire ravaged hillsides were blanketed in snow before the day’s end.


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