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Picture of the week: Live Nativity


The Greater American Falls Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Light the Spirit Within” Christmas festival was on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the downtown area of American Falls. Organizer Joan Philips said it was successful, and she is grateful for all those who helped put the event together. She has received many compliments on the activities, she said. Pictured in the live nativity in the city park is (left to right) Art Meadows, Steve Isaak, Roy Ruff, Scott Anglesey, Rebecca Anglesey, Ethan Crump and Wyatt Andersen.

Trustees consider trying bond again

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer The American Falls School District Board of Trustees have a familiar question facing them: whether or not to ask voters to pass a bond for a new school to replace the American Falls Intermediate…

Santa to arrive by helicopter at A.F. Christmas festival

The Greater American Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring the annual “Lighting the Spirit Within” community Christmas festival on Saturday, Dec. 3 The schedule of events is as follows, with evening events starting at 4 p.m. From 4-5:30…

Water bond passes; Hospital bond falls short

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer A bond for Power County to buy water rights for $8 million passed with 80 percent of voters approving it. However, a bond to renovate the Power County Hospital for $15.25 million failed to…

Could Gateway West move south?

BLM needs to revisit sage grouse maps and move the route, attorney says by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer The Bureau of Land Management had plans set for the Gateway West Transmission Line to run through Power County. But a…

Power County Election Results

Find Power County’s election results here. The water bond passed with 80 percent of the vote. The hospital bond failed with just under 60 percent of the vote. Both bonds needed over 66.66% of the vote to pass.

Citizens discuss water bond

by Preston Crompton Press Staff Writer The Power County Commissioners were at the American Falls Library on Wednesday, Oct. 26, to answer questions and comments as well as inform community members on the water bond. “The only way American Falls…

Picture of the week: Haunting Halloween


Haunting Halloween Homeowners at 219 Van Buren in American Falls took a different approach with tombstones, zombie tape and spiders crawling all over, as well as a big momma spider on the corner of the roof.

Lamb Weston spins off from ConAgra

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer Lamb Weston, which runs a potato processing factory in American Falls, is spinning off from its parent company ConAgra. The companies will be separate by Wednesday, Nov. 9, said company spokesperson Shelby Stoolman, and…