Category: Press Opinion

Things don’t always go as planned, hoped

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Unfortunately things don’t always go as planned or hoped. And, while last week had its bright spots, once again concerns with our most recent major effort to improve our city have turned up.…

I’m not going to call him, he is teaching

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia “I am not going to call him, he is teaching.” Those were the words spoken to City Clerk Robyn Herndon last Friday by one of our community members affected by the Fort Hall…

Generational poverty does not discriminate

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia They remain on the fringe or largely go unnoticed by the rest of us. It is easier that way, if we don’t acknowledge the problem then it may not really exist. The problem…

Avoid GMO foods at all cost

Letters to the editor To the editor, Caution: Caution! Caution! Caution! National NEWS Aug. 10, 2018 NBC with Lester Holt: A jury awarded $289 million to a Mr. Johnson, dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma he got as a school groundskeeper due…

Summer is over, figuratively at least

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Summer is over! Figuratively at least for teachers and most farmers. The Power County 4-H and FFA Fair was last week, grain harvest has started, city street projects should be finishing up and…

Stretching your money when funds are limited

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I spent the middle of last week in Boise updating my teaching skills at the Idaho Career and Technical Education annual summer conference. I missed the regular city council meeting which council president…

Tennis courts are great

To the editor, Thank you to all the people who donated and thank you to the city employees for their time and work to help resurrect the American Falls tennis courts and create the pickleball court option. They are a…

Playing pick up sticks with a large backhoe

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia When you were growing up or playing with your kids or grandkids did you ever play the game “Pick Up Sticks”? In the game a bundle of “sticks,” about 10 inches long, are…

Week of perfect moments

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Yesterday I stood in the muted light of early morning waiting for sun-up, listening, watching and reflecting. It was perfect. A few days before, Al and I crested the pass into a basin…