Fishing for the future

Fish and Game employees LeAndra Smith (left) and Hannah English work together to scan for a coded-wire tag implanted in the head of a hatchery steelhead. Steve Hanks / Lewiston Tribune

STITES — The sun was shining along the South Fork of the Clearwater River Wednesday, temperatures where climbing into the low 50s and anglers were generally jovial even though the steelhead fishing hasn’t been very good there this winter.

3B Detention Center has improved juvenile corrections

Director Brian Walker poses for a photo in the pod at the 3B Detention and Treatment Center on Monday. The center has 21 employees and $2.13 million budget split between Bingham, Bonneville and Butte counties based on the percentage of beds each county uses. John Roark /

Juvenile Corrections was an expensive and difficult task in Bonneville County 20 years ago. The closest place to house minors who had been charged with or convicted of a crime was the Juvenile Correction Center in St. Anthony, a 45-minute drive. 

INL director thinks reactor project could spark growth

Dr. Mark Peters, director of Idaho National Laboratory, addresses audience members during a City Club meeting on Thursday. Peters spoke on a range of topics including the Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT), creating fuel for missions to Mars, recycling nuclear fuel, and cyber security saying “it’s an existential threat we’re facing.” John Roark/

Idaho National Laboratory’s director hopes the lab could help drive an energy-focused economic renaissance in eastern Idaho.

Gap rally at capitol

Nichole Stull speaks about her family’s experience in the Medicaid gap at a rally in the capitol Thursday. Health care advocates are making a final push to revive the Idaho Health Care Plan as the 2018 legislative session draws toward a close. Bryan Clark /

Doctors, medical students, patients, activists and clergy rallied at the Idaho Capitol on Thursday to demand that lawmakers put the Idaho Health Care plan to a vote.



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