Category: Press Opinion

Elections are about ideas and ideals

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia In a “more perfect” union or community as it were elections are about ideas and ideals. In a plurality election for three seats with six candidates the votes were as close as anyone…

Say yes to hospital bond

To the editor, I strongly encourage the residents of Power County to support the upcoming proposed renovation bond of $2.95 million on November 5! This is crucial to our community so that the hospital district can complete the renovations without…

The line at times gets blurrier and blurrier

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The line at times just keeps getting blurrier and blurrier. The two hats seem to fit separately most of the time, but there are occasions where I can’t separate the hats or distinguish…

New community learning center opens

Our City by Randy Jensen A.F. Schools Superintendent Three years ago a new school leadership team for the district made up of teachers, parents, board members, business owners, community leaders and administrators was created. Thanks to a grant from the…

Do away with elections?

To the editor, It is becoming more difficult to understand why the Democratic leaders are so bent on removing President Trump from office by any possible way. That is not your job; that is we the voters’ decision when election…

Next Steps program was life changing

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It’s called “Next Steps.” It is the second to the last national event as part of the national Teacher of the Year program and it took place last week in Princeton, NJ. I…

The joy of politics

By Lee Hamilton You’re probably chuckling already. Seriously? “The joy of politics”? That was pretty much the reaction I got the other day when, in the middle of a conversation about how confrontational, adversarial, and downright unpleasant politics has become of…

Some lady in the city has Labradoodles!

By Slim Randles “Labradoodles? Some lady in the city has Labradoodles,” Doc said, putting down the paper. “Hope it isn’t catching,” said Dud. We knew without being told what a Labradoodle was, of course. It meant that a good retriever…

Thanks for support of son-in-law

To the editor, This letter is to thank all the citizens of Power County and American Falls for all their encouragement and support given to my son-in-law David Preston. David dedicated the last 20+ years to Power County Sheriff’s Department.…