Christensen challenges Loertscher

Loertscher

One of the longest-serving member of the Idaho Legislature, Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Bone, faces a primary challenge from the right this year. Challenger Chad Christensen, who lives outside Ammon, said in an interview he thinks Loertscher has spent too much time there, and he thinks it’s time for a change.

Idaho Falls recruits two female firefighters

Idaho Falls firefighter Angela Corry, left, participates in a training drill earlier this year. The Idaho Falls Fire Department recently hired Corry and Mack Morgan among a group of seven new recruits. Corry and Mack are the first female firefighters to serve with the department in nearly a decade.

The Idaho Falls Fire Department recently hired seven new recruits, including two women — the first female firefighters to serve with the department in nearly a decade.

Farming workshop helps small farms

Tiffany Maughan, from Utah State University, right, speaks with Rodney Nef about creating a high tunnel during a small farming class held at the Bonneville County Extension Office on Friday. Nef said he’s interested in learning about high tunnel construction because it’d allow him to extend his growing season. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

High tunnels aren’t quite a greenhouse, but they’re close and employing one can yield crops hundreds of times larger than in the field. 

Idaho E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reports that eight Idahoans have been sickened by E. coli linked to pre-chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz., growing region. The pre-chopped romaine lettuce has been consumed at restaurants and at people’s homes. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Idaho public health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that are linked to a national outbreak affecting at least 10 other states.

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