Council tours The Broadway site

Mayor Rebecca Casper listens to a discussion on proposed ordinance at a June 2014, Idaho Falls City Council work session. City officials are developing a policy for managing its flagpole use after City Attorney Randy Fife recommended that the POW / MIA flags be taken down from city-owned flagpoles because he couldn’t find the legal reasoning as to why they were being flown.

Trekking down the gravel underground path, the Idaho Falls City Council makes its way into the underbelly of the soon-to-be finished Broadway project. As the council members circle up in the gray, concrete parking garage, the possibilities of the construction zone’s finished project starts to emerge.

IFPD officer helping set up drone safety council

David Barker, of the Idaho Falls Police Department, shown in this May photo, operates a drone during a training exercise. Barker will help facilitate a statewide Idaho Public Safety UAS (unmanned aircraft system) Council. Monte LaOrange / Post Register file

An Idaho Falls Police Department officer was chosen last week to help facilitate a statewide Idaho Public Safety UAS (unmanned aircraft system) Council. 

Nerve blocks provide alternatives to opioids

Dr. Christian Becker, Mountain View Hospital’s director of anesthesia services, poses for a photo June 13 with an ultrasound machine used when administering a nerve block. Becker uses a cocktail of medications to extend the nerve block for up to three days to help patients cope with pain instead of prescribing larger amounts of addictive opioids. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

The fear of addiction pulsed through Michael McGurk’s veins, but in the hours after his surgery narcotic pain medications didn’t.

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