Press Release of Senator Crapo
Crapo To Honor Chief’s, Business’ Heroics; Join Congressional Awards
Senator to cross Southern Idaho next week
Contact: Susan Wheeler (202) 224-5150
Washington, DC – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will honor Rupert’s Chief of Police with a statement from the Congressional Record and a Paul, Idaho, business with his Spirit of Idaho Award next week during the traditional Presidents’ Day state work period when the Senate is out of session. Crapo will also address the Idaho House and Senate at the Statehouse in Boise. He will join in the Congressional Awards ceremony in Twin Falls honoring Idaho students, and speak with students at the Magic Valley Alternative School.
Highlights of Crapo’s visits are listed below but are subject to change. All times listed are local.
Tuesday, February 21: Noon Boise Speaks to the BYU Management Society, Boise Chapter, on business and economic issues before Congress. At the Hoff Building.
Wednesday, February 22: 9:00 a.m. Boise Address the Idaho Senate. Senate Chambers, Statehouse.
9:30 a.m. Boise Address the Idaho House. House Chambers, Statehouse.
Noon McCall Attend Valley County Lincoln Days Lunch, Holiday Inn Express.
5:30 p.m. Nampa Attend Canyon County Lincoln Day Dinner, Nampa Civic Center 311 Third Street South.
Thursday, February 23:
Noon Marsing Attend Owyhee County Lincoln Day Luncheon, Sandbar Restaurant.
6:00 p.m. Boise Attend Ada County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Boise Centre on the Grove.
Friday, February 24:
8:00 a.m. Twin Falls Speak at the KMVT Agri-Action Breakfast at the Turf Club.
9:15 a.m. Twin Falls Tour College of Southern Idaho’s new Student Union Building.
10:00 a.m. Twin Falls Present Congressional Record statement to Randy White, Chief of Police for Rupert for his heroics responding to an armed robbery and subsequent shootout while on duty in his former position as a Minidoka Sheriff’s deputy. White suffered multiple gunshots to his abdomen while apprehending the robbery suspect and protecting bystanders and fellow officers. He is also receiving the FBI’s Shield of Bravery and Star Award during the ceremony. Crapo will also honor representatives of Kodiak Northwest for their assistance in rescuing a snowbound family of an Idaho serviceman serving in Iraq. The company sent snow removal equipment to open roads for the family stranded by a blizzard one year ago. The awards ceremonies will both be held at the College of Southern Idaho’s Student Union Building main floor.
10:45 a.m. Twin Falls Speak to students at Magic Valley Alternative High School, 512 Main Avenue North.
Noon Jerome Attend Jerome County Lincoln Days Lunch, Best Western Sawtooth Inn.
6:00 p.m. Hailey Attend Blaine County Lincoln Days Dinner, The Mint, 116 Main Street.
Saturday, February 25:
Noon Heyburn Attend Mini-Cassia County Lincoln Days Lunch, Conner’s Café, I-84 & Highway 27.
2:00 p.m. Rupert Tour the remodeled Wilson Theater with Chris Jackson of Renaissance Arts. 610 Fremont Street.
3:30 p.m. Twin Falls Participate in the Congressional Awards Ceremony honoring area students. O’Leary Junior High School.
6:00 p.m. Twin Falls Attend Twin Falls County Lincoln Day Dinner. At the Turf Club.