Category: Press Opinion

Estate planning after divorce

Legal column by Curry Andrews So, the divorce or property settlement is final. Now what do you need to do for estate planning? After all, most of us wouldn’t want to retain our “ex” as our primary heir, attorney-in-fact or…

What in Sam Hill’s name am I doing?

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Have you ever just stopped mid-job and asked yourself, “What in Sam Hill’s name are you doing?” I did just that last Friday about 1 p.m. The week prior I thought I would…

Farewell from long-time weatherman

To the editor, For the past 42 years, it’s been my pleasure and privilege to visit with the fine folks in eastern Idaho, western Wyoming, northern Utah, and southwest Montana from the studios of KIDK-TV3 and for the past nearly…

Thinking to yourself

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Is it good, or bad, or does it matter if you think to yourself? “I am starting to sound like a broken record.” Perhaps, more appropriate for those under a certain age, “If…

Figuring a way forward

Our City by American Falls Marc Beitia   Much of last week was spent figuring out a way forward in our water department. In what I thought was a productive and informative meeting last Thursday I emphasized the importance of…

Tips to avoid family fight over inheritance

Legal Column by Curry Andrews Have you ever seen a family meltdown over inheritance issues right after or even during a funeral? I have seen it happen far too often. Generally, a portion of the family will feel as though…

Last week started much like week before ended

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Last week started much like the week prior to it ended; but, instead of me speaking to our state legislators and other elected officials it was our FFA members. The last Monday in…

It was a busy week, with speeches galore

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I told Sally a few weeks ago that I was to speak at the local Lions Club meeting then travel to Boise to speak to the state legislators about education and that I…