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Guest opinion by Melaleuca’s Frank VanderSloot

Guest opinion by Melaleuca’s Frank VanderSlootA BIG CHANCE INDEED During his debate with Butch Otter sponsored by the City Club, AJ Balukoff’s closing statement was, “I hope you’ll take a chance and vote for me for Governor.” When he said that, I thought to myself, “If we elected him we would be taking a big chance indeed!” AJ is a […]

Idaho Ranks Last in Breast Cancer Screenings

Idaho Ranks Last in Breast Cancer Screenings(POCATELLO) – A new report released by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare shows that Idaho ranks last when it comes to women getting screened for breast cancer. One third of Idaho women over the age of 40 haven’t been screened in the last two years. That’s alarming local health officials who caution that […]

Baby Monkey Born at Tautphaus Park

Baby Monkey Born at Tautphaus Park(IDAHO FALLS) – Visitors to the Tautphaus Park Zoo can expect to see a lot more babies the next time they take a stroll through the gates. Zoo superintendent Beth Rich tells KIDK that a new baby monkey named “Soldier” is just one of several young animals new to the zoo this year. Rich says […]

Feather Hair Extensions Are Upsetting Local Fishermen

Feather Hair Extensions Are Upsetting Local FishermenFeather extensions are taking the country by storm.  The recent trend took off around Boulder, Colorado earlier this year and has since spread to California and almost every other state in the country. The lady taking credit for the start of the feather extension trend is Joy Douglas, who is the owner of Zing Hair […]

Teaching Kids to Follow Directions

Teaching Kids to Follow DirectionsTeaching children listening skills is one of the most important traits we as adult human beings can help them develop for many different reasons, ranging from academic and real world success to becoming a friend and experiencing true friendship. Children respond well to the following strategies: When asking your child to do something, don’t forget […]

Report: Fight fat even in toddlers, preschoolers

Report: Fight fat even in toddlers, preschoolersWASHINGTON (AP) — Children don’t usually outgrow their baby fat – and a new report warns that it’s time for steps to help prevent babies, toddlers and preschoolers from getting too pudgy too soon.  Among the recommendations are for better guidelines on what and how much toddlers should eat, sort of a food pyramid for […]

Man Credits His Dead Parents For His Good Deed

Man Credits His Dead Parents For His Good DeedA 54-year-old Chicago-area man who found and returned more than $17,000 in cash… says he credits his deceased parents for teaching him right from wrong. Robert Adams of Arlington Heights says he was waiting to use an ATM in Rolling Meadows, when he noticed a clear plastic bag containing mostly $20 and $100 bills. Adams […]

Caffeine Pants: The New Weight Loss?

Caffeine Pants: The New Weight Loss?Caffeine has been known to stimulate your metabolism, help curve cravings, as well as give you added energy.  The average person consumes caffeine through beverages (coffee, soda, tea etc).  Others have taken the road less traveled and invested in caffeine chap stick, shower gel, gum, candy and more.  However, there is a new company that has come out […]

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