Press Opinion

Some things take time to mediate

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia “What did you plan to gain from this meeting?” the gal from the TV station asked me. Apparently my response, although well considered on my part, did not warrant a 15 second sound…

Petition to raise the minimum wage

To the editor,   There is an initiative to gradually raise the minimum wage in Idaho. All that are in favor of this, should come to the American Falls Library meeting room on Thursday, Dec. 12, anytime between 11 a.m.…

And now for plan B

Our City by Mayor Marc Beitia Well, it is o’dark o’clock Saturday again and the coffee is brewing, but not quite fast enough. It is later than when I first woke up at 12:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep,…

Raising minimum wage bad idea

To the editor: Why I oppose an increase in minimum wage: In 2004 I started working at a job for $7.25 an hour. I was a year out of college with a bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University. With a…

Weeding the library

Library News by Havilah Lyon AF Library Director Twice a year, the Friends of the American Falls District Library holds a Used Book Sale, where they sell a variety of items and then use the proceeds to benefit the library.…

Making choices, picking battles

From The Statehouse  by State Senator Jim Guthrie Almost simultaneously the three of them dumped their bags onto the living room carpet. The post Halloween effort to sort and inventory the rich haul of candy and treats had begun. The…

The Three Trees

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emanuel   (Spanish to follow English) Once there were three trees upon a mountain top. They talked about what they hoped and dreamed of becoming when they grew up. The first tree…

The elephant has left the room

Our City A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It is morning yet again; the only good thing about it so far is the coffee. That headache I had a few months ago is back; the one that comes from not being able to turn my…

Federal frustration

I sit here waiting for my first cup of coffee. Waiting and wondering about a couple of things actually; namely the federal government and water tests. “For the love of God” or “for Hell sakes” I wonder which exclamation best…