Category: Press Opinion

Where anything truly may be possible

Our City By A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Last week I wrote about being gone for nearly 12 days, civil discourse and the diversity of our community. What I didn’t include was that while I was gone the agricultural education program…

Community welcomes our diversity of culture

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Prior to last Thursday I had been gone for almost 12 straight days. I wish I could say I had been hiking, fishing or otherwise recreating but I can’t. I was in Indianapolis…

Don’t cut foreign affairs budget

To the editor, I oppose cuts to the Foreign Affairs budget proposed by President Trump. As a native of American Falls, ID, and a sophomore at the University of Idaho, I envision a bright future. But, that light reveals to…

No sense of social conscience

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia If you are easily offended or have a weak stomach skip to the fifth paragraph please as what follows next describes those who have no sense of social conscience or right or wrong.…

Being active in community costs you little beyond time

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Several years ago the American Falls City Council approved a small annual payment to be made to the newly implemented regional Special Assistant United States Attorney (“SAUSA”). If you have been reading this column…

The week that was fell lightly into place

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The week that was fell lightly into place not unlike a well-cast fly before a rising trout. The Saturday before last I cast PMD emergers to rising rainbows and cutthroat. The rust of…

Sometimes the best efforts aren’t enough

Our City By A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia While it is seldom the case, sometimes the best efforts of many are not enough; sad but true. Such has become the case with the tennis court project. At the beginning of the…

Unnatural level of anger

Legislative Update by State Rep. Randy Armstrong There seems to be an unnatural level of anger in our country. “I hate him!” “She is an evil person!” “How could you be so stupid as to not understand my position?” “Are…