Category: Press Opinion

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…

FFA thanks donors, volunteers for support

To the editor, The American Falls FFA thanks the community for their amazing support of our 2019 FFA Donkey Basketball Event. With the collective efforts of our generous community and over 50 volunteers, we were able to raise over $19,000…

Make the most of our time here

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I find myself in transit to Washington D.C. when I normally write this column. It is supposed to be a big deal; Washington Week, for all 57 Teachers of the Year. It feels…

Perilous business transfers

Legal Column by Curry Andrews Recently, I met with a man who was having some trouble with a business transfer. He’d sold his business to a trusted friend who wasn’t making payments anymore. I asked him for his sale documents,…

Craziness in March and worse in April

From The Statehouse by State Senator Jim Guthrie If you’re a college basketball fan you no doubt enjoyed the final four games, and for that matter the entire tournament. Even though the games conclude in April it has always been…

Estate planning after divorce

Legal column by Curry Andrews So, the divorce or property settlement is final. Now what do you need to do for estate planning? After all, most of us wouldn’t want to retain our “ex” as our primary heir, attorney-in-fact or…

What in Sam Hill’s name am I doing?

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Have you ever just stopped mid-job and asked yourself, “What in Sam Hill’s name are you doing?” I did just that last Friday about 1 p.m. The week prior I thought I would…