Category: Press Opinion

Is it black yet?

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Is it black yet? I ask because you will see it before I do. Paving on Fort Hall from Harrison to Highway 39 was scheduled to start this week. I am sure Street…

Tailgate, rivalry was cool

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I was at the Idaho State versus Idaho tailgate and game last Saturday and in light of what happened in our nation’s capital it was pretty cool. It was nice to see the…

Annexation? Still seeking answers

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia   Annexation? Short answer: We are still seeking answers to expected questions. Long answer: No one associated with the city wants the possible annexation of three various areas of city impact to fail…

Details and fine print

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia “The devil is in the details” or “Read the fine print” are both analogies that applied to much of last week and the first few days of this week. For me much of…

Things don’t always go as planned, hoped

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Unfortunately things don’t always go as planned or hoped. And, while last week had its bright spots, once again concerns with our most recent major effort to improve our city have turned up.…

I’m not going to call him, he is teaching

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia “I am not going to call him, he is teaching.” Those were the words spoken to City Clerk Robyn Herndon last Friday by one of our community members affected by the Fort Hall…

Generational poverty does not discriminate

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia They remain on the fringe or largely go unnoticed by the rest of us. It is easier that way, if we don’t acknowledge the problem then it may not really exist. The problem…

Avoid GMO foods at all cost

Letters to the editor To the editor, Caution: Caution! Caution! Caution! National NEWS Aug. 10, 2018 NBC with Lester Holt: A jury awarded $289 million to a Mr. Johnson, dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma he got as a school groundskeeper due…

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…