Press Opinion

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…

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…