Category: Press Opinion

Wondrously prosperous country in which we live

Legislative Update by State Rep. Randy Armstrong My neighbor was looking for something to buy his dog for Christmas and asked for my help. He couldn’t decide between a fleece sweater, flannel pajamas or a reversible vest. The precious puppy…

Be a positive force today

To the editor, At one point in our lives someone is our hero or we become someone’s hero. First, what does it mean to be a hero? When you Google the definition of “hero” it reads, a person who is…

Finding a bright spot to lighten my mood

“Our City” by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia They ruffled in the light breeze or hung straight down in the places more sheltered as I passed them in the darkness. In my adult life I am not sure that I have…

Our City

by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It hardly seems like 12 years ago that I was approached by Amy Manning to run for City Council; yet it will be 12 years next Tuesday that I was first elected to public office…

A community that works well together

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Last spring I was asked as mayor to take part in a review of our school district. Honestly, I was pretty skeptical before the process started. Yet, as I entered the school board…

Just like the snow, mayor will be back

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I got a late start this morning; Saturday, Oct. 14. I wasn’t overly excited about the prospect of walking in the season’s first snow. Actually, we had a few flakes a week or so ago…

Our flag, national anthem and their meaning

To the editor, In battles, many times our flag was the target of the enemy with the purpose of creating disunity among our troops; a tactic that was countered when a flag bearer had fallen, a comrade quickly rescued the…

Tribute to Neil Andersen

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The annual districtwide teacher and staff meeting began last Thursday with our new Superintendent Randy Jensen asking for a moment of silence in memory of Neil Andersen, who tragically passed just two days…

Discovered love for American Falls

Dear readers, My name is Eric and I have this story to tell. In 2015 I lost my wife and home in Loveland, CO. Being on Social Security Disability I could not afford to live there on my own. My…