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Picture of the week: Digging deep


Heavy equipment has been digging deep as DePatco crews work up and down Idaho Street in downtown American Falls. Workers are replacing old, worn out sewer and water lines, and will eventually finish up with new roads, sidewalks and landscaping to beautify the area, all part of the downtown revitalization project.

Picture of the week: Sit, stay, good dog


Members of Krazy Kanines 4-H club line up as part of the dog show on Monday, Aug. 5. The dog shows, along with the Power County Locals Only team roping, are the traditional kick off to Power County Fair events. See more fair and rodeo results inside the print edition this week.

A.F. Council authorizes bucks for boots

The American Falls City Council resumed their normal meeting schedule after a small summer break on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The council approved several standard motions including the consent agenda and payment of the city’s monthly bills. The appropriations ordinance authorizing…

Schools earn mixed academic rating results

While the number of high-performing schools across Idaho increased this year, results were mixed for Power County schools, according to the most recent results of Idaho’s Five-Star Rating System. This is the second year the state has reported results under…

Lee Street parking, and project updates

A.F. council addresses skateboard park, The American Falls City Council meeting on Thursday, July 18, addressed parking for American Falls Day, the skateboard park, updates on the downtown project and funding for the (WWTP) Waste Water Treatment Plant. The council…

Picture of the week: A bad day of fishing…


After afternoon rain showers filled a low spot in the construction zone on Harrison Street, local business owner Jerry Mauch decided to give his company mannequin the day off to go fishing. Jerry said the fishing mannequin is all in fun. “I thought it was a fun idea so I put her out there with a pole. I hope everyone can see the humor and fun,” said Mauch.