Author Archives: Paul Menser

Digital duds bring animal app to bedtime routine (access required)

In the last few years, a lot of people have been learning about QR tags – coded images that can be scanned with a smart phone to bring information to the phone’s screen. Many have said Wow. Juan Murdoch said, “What ...

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Idaho Falls Airport to begin $2.7 million renovation in April (access required)

By the end of 2013, getting onto a plane at Idaho Falls Regional Airport is going to be easier, thanks to a $2.7 million renovation project slated to begin in April. Terminal improvements are rarely a high priority for the ...

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New extended-stay hotel opens in Idaho Falls (access required)

Nearly six years after the original developers broke ground, Idaho Falls’ Marriott Residence Inn has opened in a changed market. The five-story, extended-stay hotel is the first major lodging development in Idaho Falls since the economic slowdown of 2008. Situated ...

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Bill’s Bike Shop to move from longtime Holmes location (access required)

In the world of Idaho Falls retail, there are few names more well-known than Bill’s Bike Shop, which has put at least four generations on two wheels. Established in 1947 on Idaho Falls’ south side by Bill and Alice Murdoch, ...

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Direct Health program springs up in Idaho Falls

For pharmacist Mike Merrill of Idaho Falls, getting cash up front is always better. Anytime he deals with an insurance company, the money coming Merrill’s way first goes through a pharmacy benefit manager. “They always take their chunk out of ...

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Shoshone-Bannock to open $47M event center in July (access required)

Summer on eastern Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Reservation promises to be different this year. When the drummers start drumming and the dancers start dancing at the annual Sho-Ban Festival, it will in the shadow of the $47 million Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event ...

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Rexburg-based Sno Shacks are building customer base outside Idaho (access required)

Aside from local golfers, nobody could be more pleased by the mild spring weather than Preston Walker, now in his eighth year of selling shaved ice in the Idaho Falls area.

Walker bought his first Sno Shack while he was in ...

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Idaho Falls works to regain direct Boise flights (access required)

A lot of cities the size of Idaho Falls would envy its air service: three carriers providing jet service to major hubs. The city’s technology base provides a sizable number of higher-fare business travelers. But what is driving the expansion ...

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Idaho Falls readies for school construction building boom (access required)

When Idaho Falls schools let out at the end of May, commercial building in Idaho Falls and Bonneville County, already up in 2012, is going to get a big boost. Earlier this year, voters in Idaho Falls School District 91 ...

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