Category: Press Opinion

Mayor will step down

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It is hard for me to believe, because it has gone by in a blink, that in 16 days I will have been your mayor for eight years; originally appointed and twice elected.…

Smart financial moves for every stage of life

Financial Focus by Eric Sorensen Regardless of what stage of life you’re in, you must make financial and investment decisions that will be with you for the remainder of your years. But the moves you make when you’re just starting…

Academy says thanks for support

To the editor, Thank you, American Falls for all your support! American Falls Academy was thankful to find out we could have a graduation ceremony and the support of the town last Wednesday truly was amazing. The graduation was short,…

What follows is gross but it’s not fictional

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia What follows is gross but is not a joke or fictional story. What do hypodermic needles, used condoms and human excrement have in common? Answer, our public restrooms and North City Park and…

Every job matters

by State Senator Jim Gurthrie I was a short scrawny kid in my early teens and it would be a couple more years before I hit 100 pounds. I couldn’t dribble all that well and as for the term jump-shot,…

Governor’s Stage 1 for Rebound Idaho

Our city by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I don’t think the intended subtext of Governor Brad Little’s Stage I for Rebound Idaho accurately translated to, “Open the floodgates.” It looked like Black Friday at many of the parking lots I…

Virtual just ain’t the same as reality

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I never in all my life thought I would actually think twice to do something my mother asked me to do; but, I did last week. It’s a heck of a thing; these…

Hospital bond vote is timing issue

To the editor, It’s a Timing Issue! I am resigning from my position on the Power County Hospital Board as a board member and as treasurer. My family and work obligations have grown to the point that I am unable…

With COVID-19 present changes are made in A.F.

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Last Monday COVID-19 made its presence known in Power County. With its presence I modified and restricted all work and personnel within the city. Those restrictions can be found on the city’s website.…