Press Opinion

We love American Falls

To the editor, What a wonderful new tradition we witnessed Saturday, December 6th at the Community Christmas Celebration “Lighting the Spirit Within.” Thank you, thank you Tyler Moore and Kurtis Workman for having a vision and acting on it. Many…

Hallow Heroes

We live in a world of heroes. There are the first responders on 9-11. There are our soldiers, Marines, and sailors risking life and limb every day. Local volunteers offer to leave their jobs and families at a moment’s notice…

A liberating dream

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel   My mother was the most negative, fearful and anxious person in the world. She was always afraid that misfortune would come into her life and take away those she loved.…

The buck stops here

Ultimately it has to stop somewhere. In Harry Truman’s day, it stopped at his desk. Mayor Manning had the same sign on her desk. The sign and she have both moved on, but the principle for me remains the same.…

Never a dull moment

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia They were days of insight and wonder; the week that was. The week before me poses more questions than answers. Folks often ask me, “What do you like best about being Mayor?” My…

Many reasons to be thankful

by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It is appropriate this week that I am in no small way thankful for so much. It may be cliché given what Thursday is recognized as by many. I am fine with that. I wish…

Sometimes its easier to fix stupid

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The original congratulatory email arrived on my city computer at 4:58 p.m. on Feb. 24 of this year. I received the follow up last night. I have made several ‘phone calls in between…

Overcoming adversity

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel   A young journalist, eager to get his first job, found what seemed like a perfect opportunity. He called the newspaper and they informed him that the applicants would be interviewed…

Committing to success

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Sometimes it is just not enough. The best you have; having spent nearly a lifetime making it better almost every day. Sacrifice and due diligence for the mere hope of success. Yet, for…

Moving into winter

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia With flows just over 400 cubic feet per second (cfs), folks who read last week’s ramblings will realize my hopes of seeing a winter flow for the Snake River below American Falls Dam…