Category: Press Opinion

Issues facing city water

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia On June 26, the city held an open house on the issues facing our water infrastructure. To those who were able to attend thank you so very much for your thoughtful input. Please…

Focus on accountability

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Last Monday, July 1, found me in Twin Falls on the CSI campus at our second Our Kids – Our Future Public Education Task Force meeting. The focus of this meeting was accountability.…

Please help the children

To the editor, This is not Hitler’s NAZI Germany! But YOU and I are custodians of the children held on our USA land, by OUR BORDER PATROL under DONALD TRUMP’S orders, without soap, shampoo, baths, showers, beds or cots, more…

Still learning new things, tips, tricks

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Even after 35 years of teaching I still manage to learn new things, tips and tricks. I spent most of last week doing just that at the Idaho Agricultural Teachers’ Association summer in-service…

An amazing little city

To the editor, I was in A.F. for my 50th class reunion and found an amazing little city. American Falls like most agriculturally oriented small towns has suffered from a decline in the number of agricultural employees and the hollowing…

What condition is your patriotism in?

Concepts by VaLonna Wardell Our nation has recently commemorated Memorial Day to remember and honor our military personnel who died while fighting to protect our country while serving in the U. S. Armed Forces. Coming up on June 14 is…

Things come in threes

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Some of you may remember the adage of that often times “things come in threes.” Or multiples of three as is the case this week. I think the actual adage is that bad…

What in the world has happened to our society?

Concepts by VaLonna Wardell Confusion ensues the daily news. Murder, chaos, turmoil–ugly stuff. What used to be right is now wrong, what used to be wrong is now right. Where there was no middle ground is now askew. What we…

D.C. trip didn’t go exactly as scheduled

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia My trip to Washington D.C. didn’t go exactly as scheduled; but, in the end it turned out just fine. Monday, April 29, was the National Teacher of the Year induction and ceremony. It…