Category: Press Opinion

Where did all the money go?

Legislative Update by State Rep. Randy Armstrong I ask my wife that question at the end of almost every month. Now that we are near the end of the legislative session I ask the same question–of the Governor, of the…

A feeling of foreboding

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Do you ever get that feeling of foreboding, that sense all is not well or something is going wrong but you can’t put your finger on it? I had that sense yesterday, last…

Supports school bond election

To the editor, As a deputy of the Power County Sheriff’s Office, our interests are focused on the public’s safety and security; in addition to many of our other responsibilities. As deputies, we also place a high priority ensuring the…

I think that’s a red herring

Legislative Update by State Rep. Randy Armstrong “I think that’s a red herring.” When you hear someone say that, it’s a colloquial term meaning there is something here to throw you off track, to destroy the original scent, or to…

Sometimes you just get lucky

Our City by Mayor Marc Beitia Sometimes you just get lucky. Maybe not as often as we would like, but sometimes it just happens. Most of the time though those of us that tend to believe in the mystical thing…

We play the hand we are dealt

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Wow, February 4, 2017. We just finished our first full week of school since December 16. The temperature outside is a balmy 39 at 4:30 a.m. If I didn’t know better, I would…

Mothers and haywire hooks

Legislative Update by State Rep. Randy Armstrong My parents had two children, me and my sister. After quite a few years, and when they saw how cute and impressive we were becoming, they decided to have two more. My mother…

Don’t throw it away

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Don’t throw it away! It happens to many of the things that the city mails in envelopes. The one coming next week is different. It is your monthly bill. I know I told…

Sounding like a weather station

Our City by Mayor Marc Beitia I apologize if you think I am beginning to sound like a weather station, but that is primarily what we have been dealing with as a city this past week. But then everyone has…