Nuke power advocate films music video at EBR-1

Eric Meyer, founder and director of Generation Atomic, performs at Experimental Breeder Reactor I near Atomic City on Thursday. Meyer is an advocate for nuclear energy to help reduce the use of fossil fuels. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

ATOMIC CITY — For a few hours Thursday evening, the Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 returned to Dec. 20, 1951.

Masters of mayhem

A squirrel pauses as it makes its way along a utility pole on May 21. Due to natural selection, squirrels haven’t yet learned not to climb on power lines. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Squeaking through the trees, munching on your birdseed, branches and even electrical wires.

Gliders seek sky-high thrills at King Mountain Safari

Bob Holland takes off in his paraglider Wednesday from King Mountain during the 2018 King Mountain Glider Park Safari in Moore. “It’s one of the best sites with consistent lift and nice runways,” Holland said. Holland, who has been flying since 1989, traveled from Florida for the gathering. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

MOORE — For many, the idea of launching off the edge of an 8,000-foot cliff, with just a thin sheet of nylon saving them from a deadly plunge, might seem, well, asinine.

New BYU-I prez puts emphasis on student retention

Brigham Young University-Idaho President Henry J. Eyring speaks to a Post Register reporter on Friday. Eyring, who worked in university administration for 11 years before becoming president in 2017, has made improving student retention and graduation rates one of his focuses. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

REXBURG — Henry J. Eyring didn’t plan on making any big changes when he became president of Brigham Young University-Idaho. But he did want to make his mark in some areas.

Prison overcrowding puts pinch on Idaho inmates

Karnes County Detention Center, a private jail in Texas where 250 Idaho inmates now are being housed; the state is planning to send another 56 Idaho prisoners there shortly for lack of cell space in Idaho. Idaho Department of Correction

BOISE — There’s a reason Idaho prison officials say shipping inmates out of state as a way to deal with prison overcrowding is a “last resort.”

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

The gate of Myotoku-ji temple collapses after an earthquake hit Ibaraki City, Osaka, western Japan, Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka on Monday morning. (Yosuke Mizuno/Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300.

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