Commission approves agreement allowing Idaho Power to buy energy from Jackpot Solar

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved a massive solar-panel farm at Rogerson to help Idaho Power shift away from coal-fired power plants.

Hagerman students trying to help trout industry

HAGERMAN — Hagerman High School’s Academy of Agriculture & Food Science has been selected as a partner-school in a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded research project to help sustain the commercial trout industry in the Hagerman Valley.

Idaho STEM Action Center wins STEM Coalition Challenge

WASHINGTON — The Idaho STEM Action Center of Boise is one of eight groups nationally named by US2020 as a winner of the 2018 STEM Coalition Challenge — a competition for communities across the country to bring hands-on STEM mentoring and maker-centered learning to underrepresented students. The agency will share $1 million in cash and in-kind support to implement strategies and build STEM learning partnerships in Idaho.