Category: Press Opinion

Second best isn’t always so bad

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Second sucks. Second is always the first loser. Second best is still second. All the previous phrases are ones that I have heard and used more than once. Yet, I have been doing…

Cooperative efforts improve city services

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia As I ponder what will follow in this column I find myself in unfamiliar situations both here at the city and at school. Situations which while unfamiliar will need to be negotiated and…

Some have it,and many don’t

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Some have it and many don’t. Spring break started a week ago today; it’s Saturday night. Measuring the extra efforts of students may not necessarily seem fair, but then much of life doesn’t…

Gateway West project will bring many benefits

by Mitch Colburn While project news has been fairly quiet of late, we expect more news soon on the Gateway West Transmission Line Project. Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power are proposing to build the project, which includes approximately 1,000…

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…