Community, faith leader Sheila Olsen dies at 79

Sheila Olsen, shown talking with Joe Ahlstrom while attending the August 2011 GOP picnic at Tautphaus Park, died Sunday at age 79. Olsen was well known in Republican and LDS church circles. Robert Bower / Post Register file

Sheila Olsen, a longtime pillar of the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the state Republican Party, died of illness Sunday morning at age 79.

Sunrise holds ‘Winter Reading Olympics’

Matt Graham, who went to Sunrise Elementary School in Shelley and who is now a member of Team USA Figure Skating, speaks to students at his former school on Friday. Graham’s speech was part of the kickoff for the school’s “Winter Reading Olympics,” a reading challenge the school is doing to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Graham is flanked by Sumin Cho, left, and Corwyn Clemons, right, wearing traditional Korean wedding clothes. Sumin is an exchange student from South Korea who is attending Shelley High School. photo courtesy Robyn Elswood

Sunrise Elementary School is holding a reading challenge for its students to coincide with the Winter Olympics.

DOE gives peek at budget highlights

The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. The U.S. Department of Energy released highlights of the proposed budget, and there’s a variety of news, both good and bad, for Idaho National Laboratory contained in it. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The U.S. Department of Energy has released highlights of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, and there’s a variety of news, both good and bad, for Idaho National Laboratory contained in it.

Psychiatrists shortage leaves patients struggling to find help

Dr. Matt Larsen, psychiatry department chairman for Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, poses for a photo. Larsen uses characters from the movie “Inside Out,” to help treat young patients. The Pixar film’s plot revolves around a character learning how to deal with emotions. “It’s about realizing all emotions are good,” said Larsen. John Roark /

If you break your arm, or catch a cold, a trip to the doctor’s office will fix most woes. But what happens when the doctor isn’t there to fix an arm, or help heal a cough?



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