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Off to school financial planning

Guest Commentary By U.S. Senator Mike Crapo As students start college, being aware of financial options and the long-term implications of student loans and debt is a critical part of laying the groundwork for a sound future. Planning out how…

Picture of the week: What is it?


A dark blue to green substance has coated the western shore of the American Falls Reservoir over the past few days. One explanation may be cyanobacteria, a type of bacteria that mimics algae blooms and feeds off phosphorus. Often called blue-green algae the cyanobacteria’s peak blooming season is late August to early September.

This week seemed full, yet empty

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia My plans for hunting or fishing last weekend kind of fizzled, sputtered, and went dead for a number of reasons. The week that was seemed full yet empty at the same time. The…

Lepp Cardona

Lepp Cardona, 57, of American Falls, passed away September 8, 2014. Funeral services are pending. A full obituary will be available and condolences may be shared at  

Janice Wesenberg

Janice Marie Peterson Wesenberg, age 77, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 under hospice care from causes related to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). She passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Janice was born the daughter of Irma and…

Tonya Jeanette Kilgore

May 31, 1972 – September 1, 2014 Tonya Jeanette Kilgore, 42, of Athena, OR, died Sept. 1, 2014, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Her memorial service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Athena…