Press Opinion

Not always able to help

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia The lyrics go something like, “Talkin’ to myself and feeling old. Sometimes I’d like to quit; nothing ever seems to fit; hangin’ around, nothing to do but frown; rainy days and Mondays always…

Schools test SBAC test

To the editor, Teachers, administrators and trustees in school districts and charter schools throughout the state of Idaho have been preparing for the implementation of the Idaho Core Standards and the aligned assessment from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).…

Water and the lack thereof

Our City  A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia People have died over it and for it. Its importance most likely predates even geologic history. Yet, today most take it for granted, up until the time it is not available to them. In…

Little engine that does picks up steam

The little engine that does the first three months of every year is beginning to pick up steam. Rules review is wrapping up and legislation is starting to flow out of committees and onto the House and Senate reading calendars.…

The key to happiness

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel Two men who were both very sick shared a room in the hospital. One of the men was allowed to sit upright for an hour every afternoon to clear the liquid…

The limits of man

Our City  A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia   “The limits of man?” I have skirted around the topic for weeks with fish stories, promises to listen with an open mind and praise for the vision of your new city leadership. Mine…

Tribes disagree with Journal article

To the editor, The Idaho State Journal recently printed an article about how an individual land owner prevailed in the most recent ruling in an on-going jurisdictional dispute. It is true that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that…

Goodbye 2013, welcome 2014

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel in American Falls Thank you God for allowing us to be grateful for everything you have given us as well as for everything you have taken away. Thank you because as…

Think outside the box

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I had a goal and a plan set to achieve it. The day was perfect. December 23, 2013. Spitting rain. Winds at 15-20 mph. Then I crested the ridge. The part of the…