Monday, August 26, 2019
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People throw a lot of strange stuff in the Portneuf River – stolen bikes, carpets, a bowling ball, an umbrella, yard waste, cell phones, weird dolls, metal grates, trash of all kinds and hundreds, if not thousands, of plastic bags – and a lot, lot more.But, thankfully, that amount is getting less and there are volunteers who help clean it up, including a strong showing by the Idaho State University Bengal nation at this year’s Portneuf River cleanup held Saturday, Aug. 17 in Pocatello.  Read more

For the fifth consecutive year the Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) offered a free trip to veterans for a five-day rafting adventure down the Green River through the “Gates of Lodore” in Dinosaur National Monument. Read More

Dr. Richard T. “Jake” Jacobsen, former Idaho State University engineering dean and associate director of research, and chief scientist at what is now the Idaho National Laboratory, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Jacobsen most recently served as the Idaho State University associate director for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) from 2015 until his retirement in late June 2019. It was his second stint as ISU associate director for CAES, having also served from 2009 until 2012.  Read More