Category: Press Opinion

Farewell from long-time weatherman

To the editor, For the past 42 years, it’s been my pleasure and privilege to visit with the fine folks in eastern Idaho, western Wyoming, northern Utah, and southwest Montana from the studios of KIDK-TV3 and for the past nearly…

Thinking to yourself

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Is it good, or bad, or does it matter if you think to yourself? “I am starting to sound like a broken record.” Perhaps, more appropriate for those under a certain age, “If…

Figuring a way forward

Our City by American Falls Marc Beitia   Much of last week was spent figuring out a way forward in our water department. In what I thought was a productive and informative meeting last Thursday I emphasized the importance of…

Tips to avoid family fight over inheritance

Legal Column by Curry Andrews Have you ever seen a family meltdown over inheritance issues right after or even during a funeral? I have seen it happen far too often. Generally, a portion of the family will feel as though…

Last week started much like week before ended

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Last week started much like the week prior to it ended; but, instead of me speaking to our state legislators and other elected officials it was our FFA members. The last Monday in…

It was a busy week, with speeches galore

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I told Sally a few weeks ago that I was to speak at the local Lions Club meeting then travel to Boise to speak to the state legislators about education and that I…

Sometimes things turn out better, sometimes not

Legislative Update by State Rep. Randy Armstrong Sometimes things turn out so much better than you could have ever imagined. And then sometimes they don’t. In the first few weeks of a legislative session we review rules. The legislature passes…

Generous donation to parks department

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia “Please accept this letter of confirmation of your receipt of the enclosed check in the amount of $10,000 made payable to your organization, the City of American Falls Parks Department, in Memory of…

Usually things don’t just happen

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Sometimes things just happen. At least that’s what we would like to think. But, with the exceptions of acts of nature or acts of God, nothing just happens. Oftentimes things happen that you…