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Simplot reaches agreement to reduce emissions

In June, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) signed an agreement with the Simplot Don Plant, a fertilizer factory in eastern Power County, to dramatically reduce airborne emissions. The agreement includes plans to reduce fluoride and other emissions from…

AFHS grad in hospital after horrific car accident

A recent American Falls High School graduate, Hayley Beck, was injured in a car wreck while driving home from college. She sustained major injuries, and is currently in the hospital in Seattle, WA. On the evening of Friday Sept. 2,…

Appeals court upholds Sellers conviction

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer Cody Sellers, who was convicted in 2014 in American Falls of felony injury to a child, appealed his case to Idaho Court of Appeals. Sellers was convicted in a rare jury trial. He was…

County proposes tighter budget

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer Power County is advancing a tighter, leaner budget this year, one that will limit the tax load on local citizens as much while expanding services, said Sharee Sprague, Power County Clerk. The Power County…

City council discusses work around town

by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer No one spoke at a public hearing on the $9.8 million proposed American Falls budget at the American Falls City Council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The city council may officially adopt the budget…

More water regulations coming?

IDWR meeting focuses on Groundwater Management Area by Daniel Moore Press Staff Writer “There’s never been a western state that’s got ahead of this problem before it’s too late,” said Rich Rigby, with the Idaho Department of Water Resources, quoting…