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Power County election results: Biden does well in Power County as he did in the rest of Idaho. The American Falls School...
03/11/2020
Power County Election Results – The Power County Press and Aberdeen Times

Power County election results: Biden does well in Power County as he did in the rest of Idaho. The American Falls School District Plant Facility Levy handily passes, and Donald Trump overwhelmingly receives the support of local Republicans.

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Press Top News Power County Election Results March 11, 2020 Results of the Power County election : 20200310 – ENR – Precinct Detail Note: the election results were released previous to canvassing and approval by the Power County Commissioners Subscribe Today!

02/28/2020

Good Luck AFHS wrestling team, at state today! Well wishes are in this week's Press!

02/25/2020

meet with state tax officials and county tax officials as they explain taxes, 6 p.m. tonight at the American Falls Library.

Congratulations RHS girls!
02/22/2020

Congratulations RHS girls!

WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!! LADY BULLDOGS 1st STATE Championship!

In this week's Press: Community businesses wish good luck to the Rockland Girls' Basketball Team, heading to state after...
02/20/2020
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In this week's Press: Community businesses wish good luck to the Rockland Girls' Basketball Team, heading to state after taking second place in the district! Congratulations! Also, this 2000 AFHS sports team will be recognized in Boise, and the county comes up with this way to save money. Check it out in this week's Press.

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Subscription Information Both The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times are mailed once weekly. Subscription rates are: In-State Out-of-State One Year $40.00 $44.00 Two Years $76.00 $84.00 Three Years $112.00 $124.00 Senior Citizen Rate: (65 years of age or over) One Year $39.00 $43.00 Two Years...

Have a happy Valentine’s Day, and be sure to check out the Valentine’s DEALS, WELL WISHES, and ADS in this week’s Press!
02/12/2020

Have a happy Valentine’s Day, and be sure to check out the Valentine’s DEALS, WELL WISHES, and ADS in this week’s Press!

02/03/2020
American Falls District Library

American Falls District Library

The American Falls District Library will be closed today, February 3, due to the Winter Storm Warning and hazardous driving conditions. Stay safe and warm❄️❄️❄️

02/03/2020
Rockland School District 382

Rockland School District 382

After speaking with local road crews. Due to winter weather and wind school will be canceled today..

Hillcrest Elementary School
02/03/2020

Hillcrest Elementary School

Due to severe weather forecast, the American Falls School district is canceling school tomorrow, February 3, 2020. Be Safe out there and enjoy your snow day.

The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times is proud to once again partner with the McClure Center at the University o...
01/23/2020

The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times is proud to once again partner with the McClure Center at the University of Idaho for coverage by up-and-coming journalism students of the 2020 Idaho legislative session. Read what is happening each week. In this week's Press, read about proposals to keep family farms in the family, mental health treatment, decriminalize drugs, and change the rules for hunting and trapping. School of Journalism and Mass Media, University of Idaho

01/17/2020
American Falls District Library

American Falls District Library

Storytime is cancelled today.The library is closed due to weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.

01/17/2020

Because of the weather, American Falls School District will not have school today.

Power County Sheriff's Office
01/13/2020

Power County Sheriff's Office

Please slow down and take your time as this storm passes through! We are getting slide offs on Highway 39, and there have been a few on I86 around Massacre Rocks. If you do slide off, remember to turn your hazard lights on.

Because of the approaching winter storm, Massacre Rocks State Park moved its annual bonfire from Saturday, Jan. 11 to Sa...
01/10/2020
BREAKING NEWS: New Year’s bonfire moved to Jan. 18 at Massacre Rocks State Park – The Power County Press and Aberdeen Times

Because of the approaching winter storm, Massacre Rocks State Park moved its annual bonfire from Saturday, Jan. 11 to Saturday, Jan. 18.
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Press Top News, Times Top News BREAKING NEWS: New Year’s bonfire moved to Jan. 18 at Massacre Rocks State Park January 10, 2020 Due to impending poor weather, Massacre Rocks State Park has changed its annual bonfire to Saturday, Jan. 18, another week later than it normally takes place. The annual ...

Happy New Year! Need to get caught up on last year's news? Check out the Year in Review in this week's paper!
12/31/2019

Happy New Year! Need to get caught up on last year's news? Check out the Year in Review in this week's paper!

12/24/2019

In this week's Press, Letters to Santa! Here's a sample:
Dear Santa,
For christmas I would like something that you think I would enjoy. Now i know! I want a puppy. and it will come with food, and a net for the poop and more puppy stuff like that.

Read lots more in this week's Press! Thanks to our advertisers who sponsored the Letters to Santa.

Check out our Winter Sports Edition in today's paper! All the teams, rosters, schedules, and everything you need to know...
12/18/2019

Check out our Winter Sports Edition in today's paper! All the teams, rosters, schedules, and everything you need to know about this year's winter sports' season!

Early deadlines forThe Power County Press& The Aberdeen Times for the issue on Wednesday, Dec. 25Early deadline: Thursda...
12/12/2019

Early deadlines for
The Power County Press
& The Aberdeen Times
for the issue on Wednesday, Dec. 25
Early deadline:
Thursday, Dec. 19, by 5 p.m
& the issue on Wednesday, Jan 1
Early deadline:
Thursday, Dec. 26, by 5 p.m.

American Falls Police Department
11/15/2019

American Falls Police Department

Thank you for your help. Special Thanks to the Power County Sheriffs Office who has been out all night with us looking for them.

Power County Sheriff's Office
11/13/2019

Power County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 05:22 am this morning, the Power County Sheriff’s Office started receiving 911 calls about a semi crash. When the deputy arrived on scene at I86 East Bound, marker 22, there was a semi tanker on it’s side. The driver was momentarily trapped inside, and advised that he had been hauling molasses. Molasses spilled out of the tanker and off the side of the road. Cause of the accident is unknown at this time, and is under investigation. The driver was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Until further notice, we strongly recommend that people driving through I86 between mile markers 22-24 use extreme caution as the smell from the molasses WILL draw wildlife to the area.

11/05/2019

VOTE TODAY! Don't know who to vote for? Pick up a voting guide in last week's Power County Press. But hurry! They'll be replaced later on today.

Congratulations to three Rockland sports teams who are heading to state this week! Girls' cross country took first place...
10/30/2019

Congratulations to three Rockland sports teams who are heading to state this week! Girls' cross country took first place in the district competition, while football and volleyball took second. Check out the well wishes in this week's Press.

Spirit Of The Falls Band  - American Falls, Idaho
10/29/2019

Spirit Of The Falls Band - American Falls, Idaho

PLEASE SHARE!!!!
Don't miss out on this spectacular spooky Harvest concert put on by the 7-12th grade Spirit Of The Falls Wind Ensemble.
We will have great music, prizes for the best costumes, a very cool collaboration with the AFHS Art Department in the dark!!!! Concert starts @ 7pm in the AFHS auditorium and we will be done in less than an hour.

10/25/2019

Our phones are having some technical issues... If you need to contact us, do so through Facebook or email. Thanks!

Check out our fall farm edition in this week's Press!
10/25/2019

Check out our fall farm edition in this week's Press!

The American Falls High School boys' and girls' soccer teams are playing in the state tournament right now! Check out we...
10/23/2019

The American Falls High School boys' and girls' soccer teams are playing in the state tournament right now! Check out well wishes for them in this week's Press!

Featured in this week's Press: all the steers, swine, lambs and goats sold during the Power County Fair! Check it out!
09/25/2019

Featured in this week's Press: all the steers, swine, lambs and goats sold during the Power County Fair! Check it out!

We're gearing up for our fall farm edition, featuring profiles of local farmers! Let us know if you would like to advert...
09/20/2019

We're gearing up for our fall farm edition, featuring profiles of local farmers! Let us know if you would like to advertise. (208) 226-5294.

Know any high school athletes? Then you had better check out this week's paper! All fall sports are featured in this wee...
09/19/2019

Know any high school athletes? Then you had better check out this week's paper! All fall sports are featured in this week's special section. Thanks to our advertisers, who sponsored the preview!

Happy Homecoming Rockland Bulldogs! See this week's paper for well wishes. Good luck!
09/11/2019

Happy Homecoming Rockland Bulldogs! See this week's paper for well wishes. Good luck!

Did you know that you can announce many things in The Power County Press for free? These include weddings, anniversaries...
09/05/2019

Did you know that you can announce many things in The Power County Press for free? These include weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, missions, births, and many other milestones. Call 208-226-5294 with your announcement, or email [email protected].

Or if you want to get real splashy, you can pay for an ad to wish anyone you want to a happy birthday or anniversary!

08/28/2019
Reading the newspaper this week is kind of like playing Where's Waldo, except with Governor Brad Little hiding instead o...
08/21/2019

Reading the newspaper this week is kind of like playing Where's Waldo, except with Governor Brad Little hiding instead of Waldo. Little toured the new J.R. Simplot Elementary and the construction at the Power County Hospital. Try and see how many times you can spot him.

Did you win something at the fair? Check out our fair coverage of winners in this week's and upcoming issues of The Pres...
08/14/2019

Did you win something at the fair? Check out our fair coverage of winners in this week's and upcoming issues of The Press!

Did you miss American Falls Day? Then you missed a whole lot! Check out the dozens of scenes we captured in this week's ...
08/07/2019

Did you miss American Falls Day? Then you missed a whole lot! Check out the dozens of scenes we captured in this week's Press!

American Falls Day is this Saturday! Schedules, activities, information and everything you need to know is in this week'...
07/31/2019

American Falls Day is this Saturday! Schedules, activities, information and everything you need to know is in this week's Press! Check out the ads by many of our local retailers! See you at the park!

US National Weather Service Pocatello Idaho
07/25/2019

US National Weather Service Pocatello Idaho

Using #MODIS Satellite imagery, the extent of the #SheepFire burned area can be clearly seen from space. Here's a before and after look at the burn scar, which shows the large area of land burned as a result of this fire. The before image is from the day before the fire started. #idwx

I'll bet that you'll leave with a Smile
07/15/2019

I'll bet that you'll leave with a Smile

07/10/2019

If you are going to a transfer station (the landfill), don't forget a current utility bill and photo ID. The Rockland transfer station will close in two days. Read more in this week's Press.

06/27/2019

Be sure to read the ads when you read The Power County Press! They make it all possible!

Have a happy Aberdeen Daze this weekend! Check out The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times for a full schedule of ...
06/20/2019

Have a happy Aberdeen Daze this weekend! Check out The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times for a full schedule of events.

Check out The Press's opinion page this week for some Letters to the Editor! Have a response? Let us know!
06/19/2019

Check out The Press's opinion page this week for some Letters to the Editor! Have a response? Let us know!

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PRIVATE PIANO &/or VOCAL LESSONS! AMERICAN FALLS STUDIO 30 yrs experience! Starts Sept 16, 2019 Monday thru Friday slots open! (4:30 thru 8pm) Theory included! Recital opportunities!! Call Helen or message at 208-969-1402 for more information!
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An Economy and a Future That Includes All Our Citizens! As much as we might hate it the 2020 election season started the second the mid-terms were over. Many old hats on the left were surprised that many of the young Democratic candidates won while espousing progressive policies and goals. If this is any indication then to win in 2020 Democrats need to offer the poor and middle class a new, 'New Deal'. Damaged and disheartened, lied to and taken advantage of by the wealthy and those determined to hold power at any cost, they are yearning for relief and someone to actually do something to better their circumstances, and give them hope for a better future for them and their children. Healthcare for all, Free tuition at public colleges, Social Security at age 50 and some form of a limited Universal Basic Income to lift all our citizens out of abject poverty and give all our children a financial platform with which to begin their lives as productive adults in a thriving economy. I watched an episode of the business program ‘On the Money’ on Sunday July 30, 2017. The first and main topic was something called Universal Income. The idea that instead of all the poverty programs and such, the Government should just give everybody a check every month for $1000 dollars. When one considers the gap between rich and poor, the rate of automation and the fact that there will never be enough jobs to go around it might be a better way of keeping our folks out of abject poverty. The drawback was the cost. One of the commentators said it would cost upwards of 3 trillion dollars. However there is a way to reach the goal of a Universal Income, eliminating abject poverty, and at a much lower cost. Here’s how. Start by expanding Social Security. Eliminate the cap on taxable income and raise the tax to 8% from the current rate of 6.2%. Then lower the age of eligibility to 50 years. Create a stipend that will give a check to all adults and High School Grads of $1000 a month. Those who do not finish High School should have to wait till they are 20 to encourage them to finish school. They can use this fund to support them if they go to college or to help them in getting started in life. Our wealthy students are able to go to college and do well precisely because they have a financial platform to support them. This would give all our students the same support. Every child we shepherd thru College is possibly the guy who will cure cancer or invent star drive or save the planet. Investing in our children is like buying a lottery ticket for humanity! To pay for it, go to the Stock Market and place a tax of 3% on all trades to fund the stipend. The market in 2016 did, according to the World Bank, over 42 trillion in trades and a 3% tax won’t break the bank. The payments should be set up so one gradually loses the stipend as they move up the economic ladder in a way that will encourage advancement, for example one would lose $100 of the stipend for every $10,000 in reported income so that when one is making $100,000 a year they lose the stipend entirely. A basic stipend would allow us to eliminate all those poverty programs conservatives always complain about. Currently we spend a trillion dollars on some 126 anti-poverty programs and their elimination would certainly offset the cost of the stipend. Imagine the country with no one in abject poverty. Imagine the numbers of kids now being able to go to college because they have the financial support to do so. The economic force of all that spending would drive the economy to new heights and would certainly close the income gap between the rich and poor that is hurting our economy and country. A basic stipend would free workers from starving or being held in economic servitude, making only enough to pay for enough food to be able to work another 40 hours. Business would have to bid for one’s labor instead of workers begging for a job! We can take back the dignity and value our labor should produce. We can boost the spending power of the poor and middle class and leave behind the failed and greedy policy of ‘trickle down’ economics which has damaged our economy and brought about the latest version of the Great Recession! Employers would benefit too. Not having to spend on unemployment or health insurance would save them money and allow them to pay better wages. Yep, we can do this if we only have the will. We can make this country live up to the promises articulated by President Roosevelt in his famous ‘Four Freedoms” speech, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear and the last which always seems to be forgotten, Freedom from want! We have the power and wealth to accomplish the last of these. The mechanics are in place. The tools are available to us. Let us make a better country and thereby a better world by finishing the work set out for us by President Roosevelt some 76 years ago. Democrats can win but not with the same old mid-center or center-left policies and platform. They must offer us an economy and a vision that really works for us all, brings us together and moves the Country and its people forward to a bright future that includes all our citizens!
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Southeast Idaho National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts Idaho conference September 22 The Annual Conference of NAMI Idaho will be September 22 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N. Johnson in Pocatello starting at 8:00 am with the election of Idaho NAMI board members. Check in will be at 8:30 am, and the program will begin at 9:00 am. The annual Idaho conferences bring together individuals living with mental illness, family members, professionals, and those of the general public wanting to learn more about mental illness. The conference speakers will not only provide the status of a number of programs/services, but they will also highlight the latest progress in the mental health field. The conference is also a great time for the exchange information with individuals from other regions of the state. The topics for this year’s conference include: • Therapeutic Recreation • Psychiatrist Role in Behavioral Health • Emotional Stages of Grief • Juvenile Justice • Trauma Treatment for VETS • Youth Empowerment Services (YES) • Blame and creating a “Toolbox” • Bipolar Disorder Time will be allowed for questions by attendees after each presentation. We encourage early registration by calling 208-244-0870 and leaving your name and contact information (email or phone number) to ensure seating and adequate supplies.
Southeast Idaho National Alliance on Mental Illness to host conference Every year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Idaho hosts a mental health conference in a different part of the state. This year NAMI Southeast Idaho brings the conference to Pocatello on September 22 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Johnson. These conferences bring together individuals living with mental illness, family members, professionals, and the general public to highlight the latest updates in the mental health field, exchange information, and celebrate the year’s successes. We encourage family, peers, professionals and the public to attend this free conference which starts at 9:00 am. We encourage early registration by calling 208-244-0870 and leaving your name and contact information (email or phone number).
Election results, please!!!