Category: Press Opinion

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…

Vandalism was by adult, asphalt work underway

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Yet again I was wrong. Earlier this month I wrote about juveniles and vandalism, specifically graffiti on city and school district property. It turns out the perpetrator was an adult male who confessed…

Dreaded road construction

Our City Written this week by Councilman Dan Hammond Spring in Idaho brings dreaded road construction! Several places in Southeast Idaho have construction projects, between Burley and Jerome and North of Fort Hall to Idaho Falls, to name a couple…

Sometimes science can be so confusing

Legislative Update by State Representative Randy Armstrong Sometimes science can be confusing. And I’m a college graduate. But since my degree is in business, I can easily be baffled by biology. There are two scientific subjects that appear regularly in…

Remember those who serve

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Remember those who serve by Emily Toma, 2014 Remember those who served before. Remember those who are no more. Remember those who serve today. Remember them all on Memorial Day. Memorial Day has…

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…