Category: Press Opinion

Playing the hand we’re dealt

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I wasn’t expecting a call at a bit after four last Friday afternoon, but it came nonetheless. The guy on the other end was Daniel Moore of The Power County Press. He was…

It just might work

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The more I read, the more I thought that it just might work. Scott Ploussard, Executive Chef, owned and operated four successful family restaurants, 40+ years of comprehensive management experience, was hired in…

Thanks the A.F. chamber for award

To the editor Recently the Chamber of Commerce awarded me the Volunteer of the Year award for putting on the Music in the Park event for the past two summers, and so I feel the need to thank the chamber…

Best game in town

To the editor, As we spent Saturday morning watching a game called basketball, at William Thomas Middle School, it was not only entertaining but interesting as well. To watch young people learning the skills of the game. In the process…

Finding the cadence in things

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It was a 74 mile hike in and out. It’s as far from a road or phone (no landline or cell service) as you can get in the continental United States. There were…

FFA Ag Issues team, A.F. roads addressed

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It took a lot of gears working together to make last Monday’s opportunity possible for the 2016 American Falls Ag Issues team. Frankly, I wasn’t sure it was even possible; but then you…

The promise of what Spring will bring

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Perhaps I have been inside too much of late as 32 degrees, snow, and moving water has become very appealing. As I look forward to the three-day weekend memorializing Martin Luther King, I…

Conserving our water

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Consider these numbers 12, 88, 134, 168, 319 and 453 as you read. Sorry, they aren’t winning lottery numbers. The Natural Resources Conservation Service just released the first water supply outlook report for…

The Guy in the Glass

Our City by AF Mayor Marc Beitia ORIGINAL VERSION The Guy in the Glass When you get what you want in your struggle for self, And the world makes you King for a day, Then go to the mirror and…