Category: Press Opinion

Our flag, national anthem and their meaning

To the editor, In battles, many times our flag was the target of the enemy with the purpose of creating disunity among our troops; a tactic that was countered when a flag bearer had fallen, a comrade quickly rescued the…

Tribute to Neil Andersen

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The annual districtwide teacher and staff meeting began last Thursday with our new Superintendent Randy Jensen asking for a moment of silence in memory of Neil Andersen, who tragically passed just two days…

Discovered love for American Falls

Dear readers, My name is Eric and I have this story to tell. In 2015 I lost my wife and home in Loveland, CO. Being on Social Security Disability I could not afford to live there on my own. My…

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…