Kurtis Workman

Yes, Virginia, there is a RedBox

Just before Thanksgiving I wrote about one of my family’s traditional dishes, Pretzel Salad, a wonderful concoction that includes Jell-O, pretzels, whipped cream and strawberries. Unfortunately when word spread to my grandmother that I would be referencing one of her…

Cheapening my efforts

It is that time of year again when we turn on festive lights, join family and friends for parties and attend various church functions. We also turn on the stress. Did everyone make it on the list? Have we bought…

A.F. not a drug running haven

To say I was caught off guard would be a fair statement describing my initial reaction to a question the Greater American Falls Area Chamber of Commerce received via email from a person looking to relocate to our fair city.…

As goes the Gloop, so goes Thanksgiving

A few years ago there was a trend on Facebook to post about your family’s “Gloop”. For those of you who missed this fleeting meme Gloop is that strange pink Jell-O powder, pineapple, cottage cheese dessert that magically appears only…

Is it significant

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare is over one month old and the numbers are in for that first 30 days. When looking at the statistics for the first month of Obamacare in Idaho the…

Taking care of our own

There are a few common experiences we share as humans, many of which are emotional. Among the universal emotions we share frustration comes close to the top of the list of emotions we wish we never had to experience. It…

A flaw in the system

Six Colorado counties have voted to add an initiative to the November ballot to secede from the state. Five more counties are predicted to add the initiative and 20 more counties are discussing the possibility. Their plan is to form…

The tipping point

It has taken me a few days to really absorb what happened in American Falls on Saturday, Aug. 3. American Falls Days were a great success that culminated on Saturday. The excitement surrounding the many events going on around the…

Epic battle with the heat

It is quite possibly a million degrees this week. I know what your thermometer says, some puny number like 101 degrees, but that is only because the thermometer doesn’t have the guts go any higher or you have one of…

A bid overdone

If the reports are true Idaho is doing better in a lot of areas like job growth, real estate sales, population increases and so on. The state as a whole is not back to pre-recession levels, but we are starting…