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Burn ban in effect

American Falls and Rural Fire Chief Pete Williams has imposed a burn ban for the rural fire district in and around American Falls. In accordance with the burn ban, the Power County Sheriff’s Office will not issue burn permits or…

Miracles save homes during Powerline fire

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer As she watched the flames come down the hill toward her house, Judi Adams said she was deciding on which color she would like her new house to be, or if they would rebuild…

Student accused of causing accident flees United States

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer An international student attending Idaho State University who was accused of causing a car accident with an American Falls resident appears to have fled the country. Nasar Al-Enzy, from Kuwait, started heading the wrong…

A.F. completes $9 million budget

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer The City of American Falls will discuss its budget in a public hearing tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. at the council offices. The budget is over $700,000 smaller than last year’s budget,…

Council sorts out marina maintenance

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer The American Falls City Council agreed to let Tamby Gilley, concessioner of the city-owned Willow Bay Marina campground, pay a little less for the months of July, August and September in exchange for doing…

City will pay more for Power County dispatch services

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer The City of American Falls has negotiated a new dispatch contract with Power County. Both entities have their separate police forces, but they share the same dispatchers, which are hired by Power County. Power…

Chamber prepares for A.F. Day

The Greater American Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for this year’s American Falls Day event on Saturday, Aug. 5. The chamber’s next general meeting is Thursday, July 20, at 12 p.m. at the American Falls Library. A speaker…

Lane will temporarily close over American Falls Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation will temporarily close one of the westbound lanes on Highway 39 over American Falls Dam, beginning Monday, July 10, through Friday, Sept. 1. Traffic will be restricted to the outermost lane across the dam while crews…

Giulio takes over Beaver football, other coaching

by Preston Crompton Press Staff Writer During the June 26 American Falls School Board meeting, many hirings took place. A familiar face is stepping in as the new head coach of the American Falls Beavers varsity football team. Jim Giulio,…

A.F. Reservoir boat ramp reopens

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer The west boat ramp of the American Falls Reservoir is now open after the Bureau of Reclamation laid a new parking lot. It was a joint project between the bureau, which manages the reservoir,…