SMR safety feature validated

A rendering of a power module for NuScale Power’s small module reactor design. Each reactor could contain up to 12 modules. Courtesy of NuScale Power

A key regulatory agency determined NuScale’s small modular reactor design eliminates the need for an electrical safety system required of every other nuclear reactor in the United States. 

I.F. snowmobiler’s body recovered after avalanche

An Idaho Falls man is missing and presumed dead following a Wednesday afternoon avalanche near Mount Jefferson. This file photo from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows a slab avalanche triggered by a snowmobile. USDA via Friends of Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the body of Adam Wayne Andersen, 36, of Idaho Falls, a snowmobiler killed in Wednesday’s avalanche near Mount Jefferson.

Doctor reviews 10-year residency plan


Dr. Ted Epperly, president of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, gave an extended presentation Wednesday covering the 10-year plan. While his presentation didn’t address the “nuts and bolts” of proposed 2019 funding, budget documents suggest there will be a coming dispute over the level of funding for residency programs this year, including programs to be based in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot.



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