Misted by the ‘Niagara of the West’

The wind is fierce and the mist from the falls makes it even colder, but it sure does contribute to the beauty of this Idaho wonder. Shoshone Falls can be found just miles from Twin Falls and even on a blustery day, tourists come from across the country to see the water pour from 212…

Scam artists find new targets with social media networks

BOISE — Scam artists are branching out, using social media networking to separate you from your money. On the same day Idaho’s Better Business Bureau warned the public about the new route scammers were taking, KTVB became a target. Dale Dixon, president and CEO of Idaho’s BBB, said using social media networks like Facebook is…

Boutique hotel could open in Downtown Memphis by end of 2017

• link to live story • A five-story building in Downtown Memphis could become an operational 70-room boutique hotel by the end of 2017. The former Regions Bank building, located at 158 Madison Avenue, was purchased on July 14 for $1.1 million. Renderings provided by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture depict what the hotel rooms,…

Hotel Napoleon to open end of August 2016

• link to live story • Developers are breathing new life into a 114-year-old building that will soon open as a 58-room boutique hotel and restaurant in Downtown Memphis. Renovations on the old Scimitar Building, located at the intersection of Madison Avenue and B.B. King Boulevard, are moving along quickly; Hotel Napoleon is slated to open…

Keith Morrison provides turn-by-turn navigation on Waze

If you’re a fan of Dateline NBC, you probably agree that Keith Morrison’s voice is like no other. His storytelling takes you on a rollercoaster of tones, pitches, and vocal acrobatics that make stories come alive to the listener. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be thrilled to learn that, for the next few weeks, you…

Brothers ran through wildfire during vacation near Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Family members spoke Friday about what they are facing after learning that Jon and Janet Summers died while trying to escape the deadly Gatlinburg wildfires. The couple’s three sons, Jared, Wesley, and Branson, were injured in the fire. They are recovering physically, and they are keeping their spirits up despite learning the heartbreaking news about their parents. “I…

National & state parks welcome Pokemon Go players with warning

Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm. But, one of the main concerns I’ve heard since the game made its debut is, “How much are people missing as they walk around with their eyes glued to their phones?” That question is now taken to a whole new level as national and state parks become…

Scam artists find new targets with social media networks

BOISE — Scam artists are branching out, using social media networking to separate you from your money. On the same day Idaho’s Better Business Bureau warned the public about the new route scammers were taking, KTVB became a target. Dale Dixon, president and CEO of Idaho’s BBB, said using social media networks like Facebook is…

The Alchemist: Excerpts

“The Alchemist” is brilliantly written. Why it resonates with me is hard to put into words. So until I find those words, I’ll leave you with a few of the excerpts that really made me think, ponder, reflect… It’s rare for a book to provoke so much in me that I write in its margins….

Mountain-made disconnect

Something magical happens when you reach the mountains of Montana. And it’s something that I wish I could experience more often. You lose your cell phone signal. Imagine it. Witnessing some of the most incredible views in the country and not being able to post the photos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. For some, it…