EITC hosts unique open house for students

Angel Ortiz, center, and his mother, Lupe Ortiz, right, look at financial aid options at Eastern Idaho Technical College’s open house on Thursday in Idaho Falls. The 17-year-old Firth High School senior was looking for information about the automotive program, which he hopes to enter in the fall. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Cars were never on the radar for Angel Ortiz until a few months ago, when a part went out on his 1997 Mazda 66.

Grants help Swan Valley grow healthier students

Djoulisa Allen (left to right), Rowan Allen and Madison Anderson give yoga a try as part of a kick-off” celebration Wednesday for the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Since the 2013-14 school year, Swan Valley has upwards of $6,000 in grants from the program, which has allowed them to purchase a variety exercise and food service equipment. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

SWAN VALLEY — Students in this close-knit community have watched their 44-student elementary school transform from ordinary to extraordinary in recent years, thanks to multiple grants from a nation


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