Press Opinion

Plenty of meetings, but none of them secret

Our City By A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia At the annual FFA Appreciation get together last Thursday I enjoyed seeing the parents of many of my students along with several area producers and business owners. FFA members provided hamburgers, salads, chips…

Questions legislators’ priorities

To the editor, It’s really encouraging to know, that when our state is in crisis regarding trivial little things like our education system and our roads and bridges, that our legislators can focus on the really important issues, like allowing…

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.…