Category: Press Opinion

Summer is over, figuratively at least

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Summer is over! Figuratively at least for teachers and most farmers. The Power County 4-H and FFA Fair was last week, grain harvest has started, city street projects should be finishing up and…

Stretching your money when funds are limited

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I spent the middle of last week in Boise updating my teaching skills at the Idaho Career and Technical Education annual summer conference. I missed the regular city council meeting which council president…

Tennis courts are great

To the editor, Thank you to all the people who donated and thank you to the city employees for their time and work to help resurrect the American Falls tennis courts and create the pickleball court option. They are a…

Playing pick up sticks with a large backhoe

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia When you were growing up or playing with your kids or grandkids did you ever play the game “Pick Up Sticks”? In the game a bundle of “sticks,” about 10 inches long, are…

Week of perfect moments

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Yesterday I stood in the muted light of early morning waiting for sun-up, listening, watching and reflecting. It was perfect. A few days before, Al and I crested the pass into a basin…

Computer virus shuts down A.F., P.C. systems

Our City by A.F. City Council Member Dan Hammond As I contemplate what to write about for the mayor’s column this week, my thoughts go to the issues that we at the city as well as the county have been…

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…