Category: Press Opinion

Avoid being consumed by fears of COVID-19

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Those who know me well or have fished with me will tell you I have a tendency to become very focused to the point of having tunnel-vision. It seems that the last month…

Our lives are different today

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Our lives are different today. Different than even a week ago. Governor Little’s statewide order to stay home changed things for all of us. The order can be found on the city’s website…

How much will market volatility really affect you?

Financial Focus by Eric Sorensen There’s no way to sugarcoat it: If you’re an investor, you haven’t liked what you’ve seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a market “correction” – a decline of 10…

Our city, dealing with COVID-19

Our City, by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia On Friday, March 13, at about 3 p.m. the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Idaho. At the time of my submission of this column on March 22, there are 47 confirmed…

Press, Times welcome letters to the editor

Candidate endorsements must be paid The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times welcome original letters and guest opinions with ideas, viewpoints, criticism and news analysis that encourage discussion of issues with an impact on the community, according to Publisher…

COVID-19, bad information

COVID-19 and bad information. I was at a 7:30 a.m. meeting in Pocatello Friday, March 13, where COVID-19 and bad information crossed paths yet again. The time of day is important because information surrounding COVID-19 is changing almost hourly. I…

Urban Renewal Agency could be valuable tool

Our City Written by: A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Since last December 18 I have met numerous times with various community groups, citizens and representatives of various taxing districts to discuss the potential creation of an Urban Renewal Agency (URAs). Conversations…

Life is what you make of it

Our City Written by: A.F. Mayor, Marc Beitia Last week was a bit of a roller coaster for me as I received great news about some things and disheartening news on others. Yet life is what you generally make of…

Identifying the positives

Our City By American Falls Mayor: Marc Beitia I sat down with new city councilman Jason Povey about a month ago to do some work on the goals of the city’s strategic plan. It was the first real conversation either…

The week that was, was a pretty good one

Our City Written By: American Falls Mayor, Marc Beitia With the exception of last Monday I have to say the week that was was a good one for our community. Monday may turn out okay in the end, but it…