Small cities often struggle to find candidates

Mayor George Judd sits for a photo in his home office in Lewisville on Wednesday. The city of Lewisville, with a population of 481, has a hard time filling government seats such as mayor or city council. The city will be appointing a member to the city council after there weren’t enough residents who ran in the past election. John Roark /

LEWISVILLE — George Judd became the mayor of his new hometown almost by accident.

INL to restart test reactor

The interior of Idaho National Laboratory’s Transient Reactor Test Facility, which was built at the U.S. Department of Energy’s desert site west of Idaho Falls in 1958. The reactor was shut down in 1994, but recently became operational again. Courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory’s Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) is operational for the first time since 1994. 

Seasonal employers feeling the squeeze

Patricia Desautel, left, along with Ashley Ellis, right, wraps a package to be sent from the UPS store on Channing Way on Tuesday. The store has been bringing on new employees in preparation for the holiday season. Desautel has been working at the store for four days. John Roark/

The lines at Robert Thorne’s UPS Store on Channing Way get a little longer come December.



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