Friday, January 31, 2014

Countdown to destruction

With the lot fenced off and the equipment in place Friday afternoon, it's only a matter of time before the old Saving Center building on Memorial Drive is razed. The parking lot was closed at the end of October after the Downtown Development Corp., which had been managing it, announced the property owner, Vern Kelsch, would be tearing the building down this winter.

Center for Aesthetics honored

The Center for Aesthetics has been awarded Coolsculpting’s Premier Crystal Award, the highest level for Coolsculpting practices. The award goes to the Center's two board certified providers, Dr. Catherine Durboraw and Kierstin Nebeker.
Procedures that use lasers, sonic waves and surgery to remove fat can actually destroy other tissue in the process, requiring downtime for your body to heal. Developed by Harvard scientists, Coolsculpting is an FDA-cleared, patented procedure that uses a targeting cooling process to kill fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen.
Here's a YouTube video.
The Center for Aesthetics is at 2375 E Sunnyside Road. Call (208) 529-8232 for more information.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

TEDxAmmon plans first event Feb. 21

You've probably heard of TED and TED Talks, but you will have a chance to find out on a more local level as TEDxAmmon rolls out its first event Feb. 21 at Eastern Idaho Technical College.

For those of you who don't know, TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design" and is a non-profit organization that started out with a conference in 1984. Since then its scope has become worldwide. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference and TEDGlobal -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

TEDx is about local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxAmmon, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark discussion and connection in small groups. Presentations will be given from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and the event will include a light dinner at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 100 people, who will be selected through an application process.

“We are so excited to be hosting a slate of presenters with very exciting and innovative ideas,” said Brad Christensen, the organizer. “I think everyone who attends and tunes into the live broadcast on the web will be absolutely stunned by the caliber of people we have in this area and the captivating concepts they present.”

The speaker list will be released Feb. 3. For updates, information may be found at www.TEDxAmmon.com, on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/TEDxAmmon and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TEDxAmmon.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Who's feeling dread today?

Reporting is going to have to wait until later this afternoon. Meanwhile, here's a link from the Wall Street Journal to tide you over:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Developer to submit Ammon plats to planners for review Feb. 5

The ground at the corner of Hitt and Sunnyside Road.
It looks like things are beginning to move with the ground at the southeast corner of Hitt and Sunnyside Road, which is being offered by Ball Ventures and Woodbury Corp.

Ammon City Administrator Ron Folsom said that developer Ball Ventures will be asking the city's planning commission to review two plat proposals at its Feb. 5 meeting. After review, the commission votes on whether the plats should or should not be approved by the City Council, which meets the following night.

Folsom said he no information about who might be planning to build on the land, but said one of the lots being platted has already been sold. He said he has been told that three operators are ready to build as soon as the ground changes hands and the infrastructure is ready.

"I don't know if we're going to see anything going up this fall, but we're going to see things start to happen there this year," he said.