Category: Press Opinion

Don’t cut foreign affairs budget

To the editor, I oppose cuts to the Foreign Affairs budget proposed by President Trump. As a native of American Falls, ID, and a sophomore at the University of Idaho, I envision a bright future. But, that light reveals to…

No sense of social conscience

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia If you are easily offended or have a weak stomach skip to the fifth paragraph please as what follows next describes those who have no sense of social conscience or right or wrong.…

Being active in community costs you little beyond time

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Several years ago the American Falls City Council approved a small annual payment to be made to the newly implemented regional Special Assistant United States Attorney (“SAUSA”). If you have been reading this column…

The week that was fell lightly into place

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The week that was fell lightly into place not unlike a well-cast fly before a rising trout. The Saturday before last I cast PMD emergers to rising rainbows and cutthroat. The rust of…

Sometimes the best efforts aren’t enough

Our City By A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia While it is seldom the case, sometimes the best efforts of many are not enough; sad but true. Such has become the case with the tennis court project. At the beginning of the…

Unnatural level of anger

Legislative Update by State Rep. Randy Armstrong There seems to be an unnatural level of anger in our country. “I hate him!” “She is an evil person!” “How could you be so stupid as to not understand my position?” “Are…

Senior pedestrians are in danger at crosswalks

To the editor, Senior citizens are at particular risk from reckless drivers turning left from Idaho Street when the seniors are crossing Fort Hall Avenue at the light in the crosswalk. The Senior Citizens Center sits on the southwest corner…