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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…

Battling bacteria

Our City A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia As I write this with my first cup of coffee at 5:30 Saturday morning the problem is not solved. During my first superintendents’ meeting as mayor a year ago July I told the City of American Falls…

Tough decisions, ugly truths

Our City by Mayor Marc Beitia A tough decision. Sometimes good things happen to good people. Life ain’t fair. The ugly truth. All clichés, yes, but clichés because often they are indeed true to the circumstance. It seemed like last…

Fish kill leaves questions

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Food, habitat, and concrete: Limiting factors – “A condition whose absence or excessive concentration is incompatible with the needs or tolerance of a species or population and which may have a negative influence on their ability…

Two projects near completion

by American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia “It is with humility of mind that I consider you as more important than myself. I seek always to do some good somewhere; that I might improve life for my fellow man.” I heard…