Paralyzed cyclist plans to finish her route

Laura Stark, then 26, responds to a question in her hospital room at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in this August 2016 photograph. Stark was hit a car outside Idaho Falls in July 2016 while on a cross-country bike trip with the organization Bike & Build. Post Register file / Taylor Carpenter

Laura Stark plans to finish the bike ride she was forced to quit more than 18 months ago.

IWTU might start this year


The year’s first meeting of the LINE Commission included good news for cleanup operations and Idaho National Laboratory: The Integrated Waste Treatment Unit may begin processing radioactive waste for shipment out of the state before the end of the year.

Rigby native among Idaho medical school’s first class

Alex Olaveson, one of the first students that will attend College of Osteopathic Medicine, poses for a photo Friday. So far, he is the only eastern Idaho student to have been admitted to the school. John Roark /

Alex Olaveson was first introduced to the medical field through the world of animals. Between the barking dogs and the meowing cats, he became intrigued with how to help another living creature while working in his father’s veterinary clinic.



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