Category: Press Opinion

State glitch almost cuts off city spending

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Eight million, eight hundred sixty-seven thousand, twenty-one dollars and twenty-two cents was the amount that was approved for the fiscal year 2020 City of American Falls budget last Wednesday by the city council.…

Medicaid trips & traps

Legal Column by Curry Andrews Long term care costs are skyrocketing! The Idaho average “out of pocket” base charge for assisted living is $3,475 a month. Nursing home care starts at $7,574 based on Genworth Financial’s 2018 report. And these…

Read Talk Play

By Curry Andrews When I was about five years old, my mother’s health during pregnancy required her to take bed rest for most of the day. She chose to fill that time by reading to her children. Each one of…

Conference of the birds

Thousands of years ago the beautiful island of Sri Lanka was completely uninhabited and hundreds of animals lived freely and happily. Many of the birds loved being on the coast overlooking the Gulf of Bengal. They enjoyed the cool breeze…

One of best A.F. Days

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia If you were in town on Aug. 3, last Saturday, you most likely experienced what was in my memory one of the best American Falls Days ever. If you were present for the…

Lady golfers offer appreciation

To the editor, The American Falls Ladies Golf Association held its annual Ladies Invitational Tournament on Wednesday, July 17. We had a great turnout and the tournament was once again one of the best in Southeast Idaho. This success was…

Necessity is mother of invention

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Add to that a sense of curiosity and wonder and you come to the root of most of what we enjoy as…