Migrant numbers drop, but big needs persist

Eva Arroyo, center, and her children Juan Gomez Arroyo and Maria Gomez Arroyo get library cards May 14 at the Twin Falls Public Library with Twin Falls School District migrant coordinator Abby Montano, left. Montano has helped the children for three years, connecting them with community resources. Stephen Reiss / Times-News

TWIN FALLS — Their first winter in Twin Falls, three siblings walked to school in a swirling January snowstorm. Their parents, migrant workers from Mexico, were already at work and didn’t know their children could take a bus.

Yellowstone conducting traffic checkpoints

Yellowstone National Park is expecting a high volume of traffic this holiday weekend and rangers will be conducting traffic checkpoints along with local law enforcement. In this August 2013 photo bison cross the road in Yellowstone National Park, causing a traffic jam. Getty Images

Park rangers are conducting traffic safety checkpoints in Yellowstone National Park this weekend.

I.F. considers installing fiber in residential areas

Communications Technician Kelly Aldinger explains how a fiber optics system works while giving a tour of a fiber hub Thursday at the Idaho Falls Power headquarters. Officials are considering whether to expand the city’s current fiber system — which connects city facilities and a few businesses — to also include residential areas around the city. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

The city of Idaho Falls is looking to build out its fiber network to provide high-speed Internet to residents throughout the city. However, the city is faced with big upfront costs, and is still weighing the various routes to take.

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