Press Opinion

Build it better

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Yesterday afternoon I found a letter on my City desk after returning from meetings in Boise all day Thursday. The content of the letter was quite clear on the author’s point of view…

The pin that never dropped

From The Statehouse by State Senator Jim Guthrie There is no way the packed-house crowd should have been able to hear it. It just made no sense. It was Saturday night at the movies and the few hundred people exiting the theater were…

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…