Press Opinion

Do we need another ordinance?

To the editor, I read the article in The Power County Press, with mixed emotions, city council members were considering establishing a new ordinance to “ban smoking at the city park” while this certainly holds merit in attempting to make…

Department of confirmation

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel Last night I dreamed I was in heaven and that an angel was my guide to show me around. We walked side by side through a long room full of angels.…

Heavy lifting awaits

From the Statehouse by State Senator Jim Guthrie I have said before that each legislative session develops a personality unto its own. This session is no different. So how would I characterize this session six weeks in? Like an airport…

Build it better

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Yesterday afternoon I found a letter on my City desk after returning from meetings in Boise all day Thursday. The content of the letter was quite clear on the author’s point of view…

The pin that never dropped

From The Statehouse by State Senator Jim Guthrie There is no way the packed-house crowd should have been able to hear it. It just made no sense. It was Saturday night at the movies and the few hundred people exiting the theater were…

Scramble after holiday break

Our City by A.F Mayor Marc Beitia It is hard to hate someone you know the story of. You may disagree. But in a nutshell, that was what this week was all about for me. It was all about perspective…

Goodbye ‘Schou-be-do’

by Michael H. O’Donnell The first time I met Leon Richard “Dick” Schou was like meeting the prototype for an old school lawyer. He had hair going white and a closely trimmed beard that matched. At a lean 6’4″ tall…

Spirit of the season at work

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Like many of you, I found the timing extremely seasonal in nature. Santa gets millions of letters, and billions offer prayers, but I have never seen them both manifest themselves at the same…