Category: Press Opinion

Vandalism was by adult, asphalt work underway

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Yet again I was wrong. Earlier this month I wrote about juveniles and vandalism, specifically graffiti on city and school district property. It turns out the perpetrator was an adult male who confessed…

Dreaded road construction

Our City Written this week by Councilman Dan Hammond Spring in Idaho brings dreaded road construction! Several places in Southeast Idaho have construction projects, between Burley and Jerome and North of Fort Hall to Idaho Falls, to name a couple…

Sometimes science can be so confusing

Legislative Update by State Representative Randy Armstrong Sometimes science can be confusing. And I’m a college graduate. But since my degree is in business, I can easily be baffled by biology. There are two scientific subjects that appear regularly in…

Remember those who serve

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Remember those who serve by Emily Toma, 2014 Remember those who served before. Remember those who are no more. Remember those who serve today. Remember them all on Memorial Day. Memorial Day has…

Firefighters felt unappreciated

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It is easy to see how they got the impression and felt unappreciated. Many of our volunteer firefighters attended last week’s recessed city council meeting in an effort to emphasize their need for…

David G. Carlson

David G. Carlson, age 60, passed away in Naknek, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 after suffering an allergic reaction to a medication. He was born on Feb. 15, 1958 to Helen and Dorius Doyle Carlson in Anchorage, Alaska. The…

Behind the eight ball

Our City By A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia We knew we were behind the eight ball going in, but we were still hopeful that the bids would be favorable and allow us to do everything on our list. Construction costs usually…

Junior Miss offers her thanks

To the editor, I am so honored and so thankful to be this year’s Power County Junior Miss. I can’t wait for the journey ahead of me. My community has played such an amazing role in my journey through Junior…

Long list of tasks slated for completion

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The city is no different than many businesses throughout the state in that vacated positions often go unfilled for months at a time. I have written often about the ag program’s and more…