Arco is rural but not if you ask the Census Bureau

Brad Huerta, CEO of Lost Rivers Medical Clinic in Arco, shows off the clinic’s future surgical center on March 27. The U.S. Census Bureau has designated Arco as a metropolitan area, which is affecting the clinic’s ability to open the surgical center. “To be called a major metropolitan area is the height of ridiculous,” Huerta said. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

ARCO — Bureaucratic red tape is stalling the Lost Rivers Medical Clinic surgical center opening.

Wight withdraws from ISU president race

Charles “Chuck” Wight, who has recently served as president at Weber State, withdrew his application to become the next president at Idaho State. Doug Lindley / Idaho State Journal

POCATELLO — A former State Board of Education member is calling for the board to reopen the Idaho State University president search after another finalist withdrew from the race.

D91 looking for 2nd try on cheaper high school bond

Students make their way to class at Idaho Falls High School on Oct. 24. Idaho Falls School District 91 officials hope to put a new version of a bond measure to build a new Idaho Falls High School and redesign Skyline High School on the ballot this year. The new bond will likely be cheaper than the $110 million measure that failed to get the needed two-thirds supermajority in November. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Idaho Falls School District 91 trustees hope to have a proposal to build a new high school and remodel another one on the ballot later this year.

BLM to sponsor South Fork artist in residence

The Bureau of Land Management is is seeking applications for a first local artist-in-residence program, which will allow a painter, photographer, poet or other artist to spend time on the South Fork of the Snake River. courtesy BLM

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking applications for a first-ever local artist-in-residence program, which will allow a painter, photographer, poet or other artist to spend time on the South Fork of the Snake River.

C-SPAN bus to visit area schools

The C-SPAN bus will make stops at three area schools Friday as part of a nationwide tour. Courtesy C-SPAN

A 45-foot motor coach operated by C-SPAN — a public service network created by U.S. cable companies which broadcasts live Congressional floor debates and hearings, among other content — will make stops at three area schools Friday as part of a nationwide tour.

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