Sally Krutzig


Many county fairs may be canceled this summer, but that doesn’t have to stop anyone from getting their annual fair food fix. Vendors who traditionally sell their food at the fairs are coming together to offer locals their fair favorites all in one place with the East Idaho Fair Food Tour. Vendors will include Reed’s Dairy, Lemon Smashers, Dinky Donuts, LaCasita, Blackhawk BBQ, World’s Best Corn Dogs and Mexican Crazy Corn. Each Thursday the food trucks will be in a new location from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“We all recognize the strain that we are enduring during these unprecedented times,” said Richard Johnson. “As fair food vendors, we decided to create a series of events that will be set up to abide by the guidelines for COVID, bringing the loved tastes of summer to those who want to celebrate and enjoy fair food, even though the fairs aren’t happening.”

The first stop will be at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds in the Carnival Area in Blackfoot. While the venue locations are yet to be announced, the East Idaho Fair Food Tour will be coming to the following cities:

July 23: Idaho Falls

July 30: Rigby

Aug. 6: Pocatello

Aug. 13: Rexburg

Aug. 20: Location to be announced

Updated information will be posted at

Local podiatrist sponsors children’s art contestDan E. Robinson, podiatrist and foot and ankle specialist at Bingham Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, is holding an art contest open to all Idahoans over the age of five. All artwork must focus on the foot, ankle or both.

“I thought this would be an exciting opportunity to engage with the community and invoke a spirit of creativity surrounding the foot and ankle, celebrating a body part that we often take for granted,” Robinson said in a news release.

The contest will include winners from five age categories:

Ages 5-8 ($50 prize – 1 winner)

Ages 9-12 ($150 prize – 1 winner)

Ages 13-17 ($200 prize – 1 winner)

Ages 18 and over ($500 prize – 2 winners)

High school senior and/or college student ($500 scholarship — 1 winner)

A full list of rules and guidelines can be found at

CAES to host virtual groundbreakingThe Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls will host a virtual groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday. The groundbreaking will be for a new $5 million installation project of a Spectra Transmission Electron Microscope. This microscope will allow for greater research capabilities. It will be made available to researchers at Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho and University of Wyoming. The center in a news release called it “one of the most significant additions to the CAES facility since it opened in 2009.”

TOK facilitates new commercial real estateTOK facilitated several commercial real estate transactions last week. Hummel Architects leased 775 square feet of office space and Appraisal Precision and Consulting Group Inc. leased 122 square feet of office space in the Idaho Professional Office Building, located at 482 Constitution Way. Trek CCM LLC leased 2,480 square feet of office space located at 535 W. Sunnyside Road. Skarxface Visuals, LLC leased 270{span} {/span}square feet of office space in the Idaho Professional Office Building located at 482 Constitution Way.

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