‘Zoo Tots’ class teaches kids through animal interaction

Oliver Kugelman, 4, pets a goat Friday during the Zoo Tots program at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

A 4-year-old with blonde hair and a backwards red baseball cap exclaims, “I love yaks!” as he glues ears onto a paper plate for his yak mask. A girl wearing a blue “Frozen” shirt smiles as she pets Elsa the white ferret. Another girl laughs as she repeats the big word “domestic” out loud to her mom.

Yellowstone experiences busy May

Tourist traffic backs up at a Bison Jam in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley on Aug. 25. The park recently had its busiest May on record. National Park Service / Jacob W. Frank

As eastern Idaho’s “Gateway to Yellowstone,” Idaho Falls experiences the impact of Yellowstone National Park tourism, and this year, the park had its busiest May on record. 

As trade fears grow, U.S. states reach out to companies

In this May 11, 2018 photo, Sakae Casting Co. President Takashi Suzuki shows samples of his company's casting products in his office in Hachioji, in the outskirts of Tokyo. President Donald Trump’s trade relations with Tokyo are testy, but Idaho gave Suzuki a warm welcome. Suzuki, whose company manufactures aluminum parts used for cooling batteries and semiconductors, first went to Silicon Valley looking for opportunities. But that was where everyone went, making for tough competition. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

HACHIOJI, Japan — President Donald Trump’s trade relations with Tokyo are testy, but Idaho gave Takashi Suzuki a warm welcome.



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