Buddy program helps elementary kids learn Spanish

Skyline High School student Mya Monson helps Ashlyn Klingler and Gabriella Fullmeron work on Spanish terms for animals in Cheyenne Shultz’s kindergarten class Wednesday at Ethel Boyes Elementary School. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

High school student Christean Thomas went over some Spanish words with his kindergarten “buddy” Zaden Palacios.

Yellowstone bison tosses Idaho woman off trail

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016 file photo, a large bison blocks traffic in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park as tourists take photos of the animal. A 72-year-old Idaho woman suffered minor injuries after she was rammed by a bison and tossed off a trail. Park officials said Wednesday, May 2, 2018, that Virginia Junk of Boise was treated for minor injuries and transported to a hospital following the encounter in the Old Faithful area. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A bison rammed a 72-year-old Idaho woman and tossed her off a trail as she walked in Yellowstone National Park.

EMT class jump-starts students’ careers

Susan Sorensen shows students how to stabilize a patient’s arm during an emergency medical technician class at Compass Academy on April 17. It’s important to stabilize the injury in a variety of ways to keep it immobilized, such as against the patient’s chest or a neck sling. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Wrapped in a green spine stabilizing wrap called a KED that looks more like it could be a distant relative to a medieval corset, Mary Flowers’ spine is immobilized from her seated position. She pretends to be injured as her classmates pull straps around her to immobilize her spine.

As girls arrive, Boy Scouts change name of flagship program

In this March 1 photo, Tatum Weir, center, carries a tool box she built as her twin brother Ian, left, follows after a Cub Scout meeting in Madbury, N.H. Fifteen communities in New Hampshire are part of an "early adopter" program to allow girls to become Cub Scouts and eventually Boy Scouts. For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program for older boys has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the BSA says that iconic name will change to “Scouts BSA.” The change will take effect in February 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.

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