Category: Press Opinion

Firefighters felt unappreciated

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It is easy to see how they got the impression and felt unappreciated. Many of our volunteer firefighters attended last week’s recessed city council meeting in an effort to emphasize their need for…

David G. Carlson

David G. Carlson, age 60, passed away in Naknek, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 after suffering an allergic reaction to a medication. He was born on Feb. 15, 1958 to Helen and Dorius Doyle Carlson in Anchorage, Alaska. The…

Behind the eight ball

Our City By A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia We knew we were behind the eight ball going in, but we were still hopeful that the bids would be favorable and allow us to do everything on our list. Construction costs usually…

Junior Miss offers her thanks

To the editor, I am so honored and so thankful to be this year’s Power County Junior Miss. I can’t wait for the journey ahead of me. My community has played such an amazing role in my journey through Junior…

Long list of tasks slated for completion

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The city is no different than many businesses throughout the state in that vacated positions often go unfilled for months at a time. I have written often about the ag program’s and more…

Exceedingly proud of AFHS FFA results

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beita Is it vain to be proud of accomplishing something no one else around you has? Vanity can be an ugly thing, so I hope not. I say “around” because I have only seen…

Two things that keep me in the ballgame

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia He knew of what he spoke when he said, “That is a really good group of kids there Marc.” He knew more so than even the relatives of some of the kids, who…