Pet Partners improve patient’s lives

Rylee Zander, 5, pets Milli, a corgi border collie mix, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical center during a visit with patients with her owner Chaz Houpt, a volunteer with Intermountain Therapy Animals on March 23. “It’s just fun,” Houpt said. “There’s a lot of personal reward in it.”  John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week. The Post Register is profiling several different volunteers during the course of the week.

Local medical professionals donate time and expertise

Mayra Rodriguez stands with children in support of her nonprofit organization Commit 2 PR. The organization provides humanitarian relief to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.  Photo courtsey of Commit 2 PR

Editor’s note: April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week. The Post Register is profiling several different volunteers during the course of the week.

Fish and Game outlines grizzly hunt

A grizzly is seen near Wapiti Lake Trail in Yellowstone national Park in this Sept. 3, 2015, photo. Eric Johnston / National Park Service

A few dozen members of the public attended the first public meeting Tuesday night at the College of Eastern Idaho concerning the proposed Idaho grizzly hunt. But staunch opposition to the plan continues from endangered species advocates and Native American tribes.

IDWR hopes to double recharge goal

A three-mile canal, built for about $1 million to move water from the St. Anthony Canal to the desert near Egin Lakes, provides a large portion of recharge in the upper portion of the East Snake Plain Aquifer. Bryan Clark / bclark@postregister.com

In an excellent water year, with reservoirs holding lots of water and high snowpack remaining in the mountains, officials from the Idaho Department of Water Resources hope to double their targets for aquifer recharge this year.

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