Eastern Idaho expected to be a top eclipse destination

This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. AP file photo

Eclipse chasers will fly to eastern Idaho from countries around the world, packing hotel rooms and campsites they booked months, or even years, in advance. Thousands more will make the decision to see the once-in-a-lifetime event only a few weeks or days beforehand, driving south from Montana or north from Salt Lake City. Attendance estimates have ranged wildly, from 50,000 people to 500,000.

IRS warns taxpayers of numerous scams

This March 22, 2013, file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The IRS is warning about an uptick in scams targeting taxpayers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

With tax season looming, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to be on the lookout for tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud.

BYU-I Christmas concert to air on IPTV

Students from Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Music, Theater and Dance Departments perform in the BYU-Idaho Center during the 2015 concert “A BYU-Idaho Christmas.” An edited version of the concert will be broadcast on Idaho Public Television beginning this week. courtesy Brigham Young University-Idaho

Brigham Young University-Idaho’s annual Christmas concert will be broadcast across the state on Idaho Public Television for the first time ever.

Ethel Boyes students learn coding

Ethan Cramer, Kyle Nef and Kevin Nef learn about programming with Lego robotics at Ethel Boyes Elementary School on Friday morning. Students from the computer science class housed at Compass Academy visited Ethel Boyes Elementary School and taught students about the robotics. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

Students at Ethel Boyes Elementary School got to build their own cars Friday morning. Out of Legos, that is.

IFHS student spreads STEM knowledge

Idaho Falls High School senior Camilla Ramazzini and her students Jennifer Barris, 9, and Uriel Muñoz, 8 react to an experiment at Dora Erickson Elementary on Wednesday afternoon. Ramazzini tutors elementary school students in science, technology, engineering and math subjects; she wants to help Hispanic children excel at school. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

Camilla Ramazzini, 17, sat at a Dora Erickson Elementary cafeteria table Wednesday surrounded by children, measuring cups and crumpled paper towels.

Salmon pilot was helicopter-logging pioneer

Salmon pilot James Crawford will receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award on Tuesday. The honor recognizes his 50-plus years of flying with an exemplary record and his actions that have promoted aviation. Courtesy of Tony Latham

SALMON — James Crawford is not just any pilot and he is due to receive not just any award from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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