Friday, August 17, 2012

Idaho Falls to start free text, e-mail service to public

Starting Monday, the city of Idaho Falls will begin offering free 24 hour city news alerts, designed to keep citizens informed and up to date.

“(This) is just another example where Idaho Falls is leading the way in governmental transparency and accountability," said Mayor Jared Fuhriman.

The new subscriber service will allow anyone interested to receive daily city updates and press releases, city calendar events, emergency notifications and weekly newsletters, delivered directly to their e-mail in-box or text-capable devices.

To subscribe, one needs only to forward their phone number (for texts) or e-mail (for e-mail alerts) or both to the Idaho Falls Public Information Office. They can be reached by calling 208-612-8122 or by e-mail at