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Local agents gear up for insurance exchange

Questions remain unanswered by Daniel Moore Press staff writer Idaho’s new health insurance exchange opens for business on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The main portion of the exchange, the website www.yourhealthidaho.org, will compare different health insurance plans and allow patrons to…

Picture of the week: Draining downpour

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Water filled construction trenches and rushed down Idaho Street following a sudden rain storm that covered several other streets and flooded several businesses and homes around American Falls. Storm drains couldn’t handle the downpour, making driving a risky proposition. See more photos in this week’s print edition.

Picture of the week: Out with the old

Mike Glaser of Double Point Construction was busy last week with demolition work on an old building in the elevator district of American Falls. The old wooden elevator in the background is next on the chopping block and should be coming down within the next week or two.

Picture of the week: Digging deep

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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

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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…