Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday Morning Edition - 2456693

Deadlines.  Everyone has deadlines.  Deadlines can be fun, actually.  We've given ourselves a deadline each day.  Huh?  Yep, it's our goal to get the Morning Edition posted no later than 8 am.  Today was pretty "touch and go" as far as meeting our deadline.  We wrote this snippet at 7:45 am and then eyed all the stuff remaining to tidy up the Morning Edition below.  YIKES!  But we made it and the Edition was posted at 7:59 am sharp.

We feature a hot, up-and-coming Flagstaff film maker this morning--Travis Holt Hamilton.  You're going to be hearing more and more about Travis as the years roll by.  He already has some awesome work under his belt and he's set his sights on a lofty goal--The First Native American sit com...."Frybread."

Travis is attempting to parlay his fabulous success with his Frybread movie into a TV series and he's using Kickstarter to try to get it rolling.  We've put up a lot of information here about Travis and his awesome work.  We are excited to see his creativity progress to ever higher and newer places.  We know he's going to be a huge success in whatever he does and we're especially proud of him for showcasing Native Americans.

Here's the website for the movie:
Below is the synopsis of the film.  Here's it's IMDB summary:
More Than Frybread: Twenty-two Native American frybread makers, representing all twenty-two federally recognized tribes in Arizona, convene in Flagstaff to compete for the first ever, first annual, state of Arizona Frybread Championship! The film takes a larger then life turn as four contestants (Tatanka Means, Teresa Choyguha, Dey & Nite and Camille Nighthorse) battle their way to compete for the title in the championship round. This is the frybread competition unlike any you have ever seen and the movie you can almost taste! [Rated PG. 90 mins.] 

Below is the link to the Kickstarter project that Travis hopes will help catapult his TV series into reality.

'Frybread' is our first attempt at producing a TV series and will be the first Native American TV comedy series available, as far as we know.
Below is a recent TV interview and below that are both of his Facebook accounts.
Thanks for being our Facebook Friend, Travis.  Best of Success Always & All Ways!
The Verde River Runoff is back in the news again.  This year's event is scheduled for March 29.
The article in today's Camp Verde Bugle is linked below.  CLick here for our short starting live video:
We're sure sorry to see The Savings Center disappear into the dust bin of Idaho Falls History.  What a truly special store the place was.  It was one of the reasons we moved to Idaho Falls, actually.  It closed for good about a eyar after we moved to River City but it will never be forgotten.  Below is this morning's Post-Register blurb about the destruction of the old building.  And below that is a great 2007 article about what the place was like when it was up and running.  You might have to play around with the large photo file created from a PDF.  It's worth the effort to read the full story.
The last remnants of Saving Center, once a landmark in downtown Idaho Falls, were expected to be hauled away today.
Demolition work began Monday on the building located at 344 Memorial Drive, between Broadway and A Street. The building stood empty for years. Bob Everhart, executive director of the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corp., said the demolition was expected to be completed today.
"It's pretty much down," Everhart said Tuesday. "They still have debris to deal with. But it looked like it was going exactly to plan."
Saving Center, which was a grocery store, opened in the mid-1940s. At one point, Everhart said, the grocery store shared the building with Melaleuca, which had an office there before moving. It closed its doors for good in 2008, citing soaring fuel costs and delivery charges, as well as competition from grocery store chains. Afterward, the lot provided paid parking spaces for downtown employees and residents. That ended Nov. 1, 2013, when it was announced the building would be torn down.
The demolition was necessary to make the property more attractive to prospective buyers, according to Jim Bell, an accountant for property owner Vern Kelsch.
In January 2008, the county assessor placed the value of the land at $196,000.
"The (building) was beyond the point of repair," Bell said. "The value, we ... think, is in the ground. There is nothing in the works (in terms of selling it). Right now, we're just focused on the demolition."

Below is a really cool comic book project.
Salt Lake tribune Columnist Ann Cannon says "60 is not the new 30."

Here's Ann's website:
$15,000 a night, eh?  Such a deal.  See Photo #16 in story below.

The original caption on Facebook simply said, "Evolution in the Copper State."

Mesa's Arizona Museum of Natural History continues to post really fun stuff on their Facebook.  We always look forward to seeing what their sense of humor brings each day.

And their website:

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