Category: Press Opinion

Unified vision helps with resource officer

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Last week the city council approved three major purchasing resolutions for our water and wastewater departments. When running all day, every day, things tend to wear out, especially in the wastewater environment, and…

Can you become what you detest?

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Is it possible to become that which you detest? I was into my fourth day of fishing with my dear friend Al Goetz who was on family leave in Pocatello from Hastings, NB,…

When everything is done

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I remember one of my first real conversations with our City Clerk Robyn Herndon; it was probably July 6 or 7, 2011. It was the week after I had been sworn in as…

Wondrously prosperous country in which we live

Legislative Update by State Rep. Randy Armstrong My neighbor was looking for something to buy his dog for Christmas and asked for my help. He couldn’t decide between a fleece sweater, flannel pajamas or a reversible vest. The precious puppy…

Be a positive force today

To the editor, At one point in our lives someone is our hero or we become someone’s hero. First, what does it mean to be a hero? When you Google the definition of “hero” it reads, a person who is…

Finding a bright spot to lighten my mood

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia They ruffled in the light breeze or hung straight down in the places more sheltered as I passed them in the darkness. In my adult life I am not sure that I have…

Our City

by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It hardly seems like 12 years ago that I was approached by Amy Manning to run for City Council; yet it will be 12 years next Tuesday that I was first elected to public office…

A community that works well together

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Last spring I was asked as mayor to take part in a review of our school district. Honestly, I was pretty skeptical before the process started. Yet, as I entered the school board…

Just like the snow, mayor will be back

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I got a late start this morning; Saturday, Oct. 14. I wasn’t overly excited about the prospect of walking in the season’s first snow. Actually, we had a few flakes a week or so ago…

Our flag, national anthem and their meaning

To the editor, In battles, many times our flag was the target of the enemy with the purpose of creating disunity among our troops; a tactic that was countered when a flag bearer had fallen, a comrade quickly rescued the…