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Answers I couldn’t give

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia As was to be expected folks came to the city council meeting two weeks ago a bit more than upset and they were expecting answers. I couldn’t give them the one they wanted…

The value of a prayer

Lord…Help me to tell the truth before strong men without hesitation or fear, and to not tell lies to win the applause of the weak who let their honesty be bought with praise, position or money. If you give me…

Waves

by Adrian and Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel A child made a wooden boat and he went happily to try it out on the lake, but unwittingly the small boat was driven by a light wind. The small wooden…

A wonderful place to call home

Our City by A.F. City councilmember Kristen Jensen I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the mayor’s column this week. During the past week I participated in the Northwest Community Development Institute. People from all around the state attended and…

A wonderful place to call home

By Kristen Jensen A.F. City Councilmember I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the mayor’s column this week. During the past week I participated in the Northwest Community Development Institute. People from all around the state attended and shared challenges…

“__it” is supposed to run downhill

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia “—it” is supposed to run downhill. However, when “it” doesn’t, it finds its way into the lower recesses of homes and on my desk. On May 21 the city experienced another rain event.…

Taking over for the mayor

Our City by Dan Hammond Mayor Marc Beitia asked me to write his column for The Power County Press this week as he is out of town on an FFA excursion to Moscow with 31 students. I have been reading…

The price of parenting

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel   The US government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to the age of 18, is $160,140 for a middle class family. Anyone would be afraid! The…

Using energy and creativity

The energy that makes a child “difficult to handle” according to their parents, is the energy that later is one that dominates and overcomes any difficulties in life. Teach your children to use their energy and creativity to turn mistakes…

One of life’s difficult moments

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia “I don’t believe we’ve been introduced,” I said as I extended my hand to shake his. He replied that we actually had 25 years ago when he was one of my students. But,…