Press Opinion

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…

What if Christ had not come

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel   A few years ago there was a Christmas article that caught my attention. The article was titled “If Christ had not come.” It’s foundation in the words of Our Savior…

Commas measured by stress

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I jinxed myself and made the mistake of telling one of my students, Ken Yan (his parents own China City), that I hardly ever get sick. About two days later that flippant comment…

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.…