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And the mayor is ….

The American Falls City Council met Wednesday, July 1, with several items on the agenda, but first and foremost was the naming of a new mayor, following the resignation of previous mayor Marc Beitia. Council President Gilbert Hofmeister, who many…

Spillway project has begun on A.F. Dam project

Construction repair has begun on the deteriorating concrete on the downstream portion of the American Falls Dam included in the spillway. Repairs started Monday, June 1, and the construction is planned through the end of the calendar year. Currently the…

Retirement plan insists mayor step down

In a tearful farewell, American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia read his resignation letter before leaving the room at the city council meeting on Wednesday, June 17. It was not his wish to step down – his position with the city…

2020 Power County Primary Election Results

Results are in! In the 2020 Power County primary, Josh Campbell is the Republican candidate to square off against Democrat Max Sprague in the election for sheriff in November. Anson Call retains the prosecutor seat. The hospital bond, while gaining…

Schools announce graduation plans

Schools are closer to making graduation plans for students graduating in 2020, with the approval of the Southeast Idaho Public Health Department. The American Falls Academy will hold graduation on … Read the full story and more in the paper…

City of American Falls COVID-19 updates

The following releases are from the city of American Falls, listed from least recent to most recent: Recent Update: Essential Update-5-3-20-2100 Past updates: Letter from Mayor Marc Beitia Essential Update-3-18-20-0730AM Essential Update-3-18-20-0830AM Essential Update-3-18-20-1630 Essential Update-3-19-20-0800 Resolution 565 City State…