Press Opinion

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,…

Keep Memorial Day spirit

My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Glascock family on this Memorial Day weekend. Like I have written the past two weeks American Falls has lost another pillar of our community. Doug Glascock succumbed to his battle with cancer…

New beginnings

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel   Every day we have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of a new beginning. Generally a new beginning starts when something ends. To open new roads, one must invent, experience,…

Times change, I guess

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia I was headed south last Friday morning and had left Roy Summit and the Curlew Grasslands behind me a few miles back when a waving cowboy hat brought me to a stop and…