Local kids learn about STEM careers

John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com High school students from around eastern Idaho listen as Kelley Verner, a material scientist, explains energy and what a catalyst is to students, part of Ignite STEM day, at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies on Friday. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

About 110 high school students came to the Center for Advanced Energy Studies on Friday for an all-day program meant to spark their interest in science, technology, engineering and math-related careers.

Comore Loma Water Corp wins award

A sign warning children not to drink the water sits in Michelle Ball’s yard in July 2014 after a boil noticed was issued for the Comore Loma subdivision in Ammon. Recent upgrades to the subdivision’s water system alleviated previous issues with the system. Pat Sutphin / Post Register file

Several years ago, the Comore Loma Water Corporation was inundated with customer complaints related to regular outages, low pressure and potentially unsafe water. This month, it won an award from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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