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Picture of the week: Small relief


Water streams over the what used to be part of the forebay below the American Falls Dam. Early season worries of a drastically short water year have been eased by recent rainfall, but the full effect of recent precipitation is not known yet. Bureau of Reclamation estimates place the American Falls Reservoir at 74 percent full while Jackson Lake is at 27 percent and Palisades Reservoir is at 31 percent full.

Students charged in stun-gun incident

by Kurtis Workman Press Staff Writer   Two William Thomas Middle School students have been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery each for playing with a stun-gun. The two 14 year-old males charged in the case are accused of…

Picture of the week: Light in the darkness


A newly installed street light sheds a glow onto Idaho Street. The installation and activation of the new street lights marks the waning days of the downtown revitalization project. Street lights have been installed on sections of Idaho, Roosevelt and Harrison Streets along with parts of Fort Hall and Tyhee Avenues.

Art show, competition to be held

An art show and competition will be held at the American Falls Library on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m. All entrants must be kindergarten through eighth grade. Entry forms may be picked up in the office of each school…

Picture of the week: honoring those that served


American Falls American Legion Roland Evans Post #3 members march to retire the colors during an assembly at William Thomas Middle School commemorating Veteran’s Day Monday, Nov. 11. American Legion members include: (l to r) Commander Jeff Fuss, Adjutant Dave Waite and member Billy Palmer.

Parking ban creates spirited debate

The American Falls City Council held a public hearing of a proposed change to the city’s parking ordinance on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The proposed change would ban parking on sections of Harrison and Roosevelt Streets as well as a portion…