Category: Press Opinion

Exceedingly proud of AFHS FFA results

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beita Is it vain to be proud of accomplishing something no one else around you has? Vanity can be an ugly thing, so I hope not. I say “around” because I have only seen…

Two things that keep me in the ballgame

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia He knew of what he spoke when he said, “That is a really good group of kids there Marc.” He knew more so than even the relatives of some of the kids, who…

Mayor loves working with proactive people

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I have to say I love working with proactive people a lot more than those wait and see kind. Folks who see challenges as opportunities and problems as something that will not only…

Possibility becomes reality

I wrote about a month ago about the possibility of being able to rebuild Fort Hall Avenue from Harrison Street to the Highway 39 Bypass. That possibility is now happening as street superintendent Daren Dahlke received word last week that…

Reviewing, updating code is no easy task

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I was in Boise Wednesday, Feb. 7, but not to speak with the legislature. I had been asked a month or so ago to put together a committee to write the new technical…

Training wasn’t what I thought it would be

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia In the January 10 edition of The Press I wrote about the wonderful men and women of the American Falls Rural Volunteer Fire Department and their dedication and service to our community. About…

More than you bargained for

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Sometimes you get more than you bargained for. Sometimes that’s a good thing and then again it may not be so good. In the case of the Eastern Idaho Special Assistant United States…

How government works, or doesn’t

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Last week was an interesting dichotomy for me in how government works or doesn’t. Wednesday I received an email from the Association of Idaho Cities that in short stated there was a drafting…