August 24, 2006

Crapo, Caldwell Plan Economic Announcement

Senator joins in FACES Center opening, Clean Cities events

Caldwell â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Caldwellâ??s leaders, including Mayor Garrett Nancolas, will make a major announcement Monday morning affecting the future of economic development for downtown Caldwell. Crapo and Nancolas have chosen the banks of Indian Creek to make the announcement Monday at 10:00 a.m. Both men met four years ago along Indian Creek to discuss renovation efforts and Mondayâ??s announcement will be a major step for those efforts.Crapo will also join Ada County Commissioners, Prosecutor Greg Bower, local law enforcement, health care professionals and advocates in the fight against domestic violence to cut the ribbon opening the Ada County FACES Center on Tuesday. Crapo obtained a $1 million federal grant to assist in opening the FACES (Family Advocacy Center and Education Services, Inc.) facility, the areaâ??s first one-stop assistance center to respond to and educate against acts of domestic and family violence.While in the Treasure Valley early next week, Crapo will also join area mayors including Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, Meridian Mayor Tammy deWeerd, Eagle Mayor Nancy Merill and Nampa Mayor Tom Dale to celebrate a federal Clean Cities designation for the Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition. Dennis Smith, the national manager for the U.S. Department of Energyâ??s Clean Cities program, will present a certificate to Coalition leaders and Karl Dreher of the Idaho Department of Water Resources during the ceremony at Sanitary Services Company. The Meridian firm promotes clean energy standards in conjunction with the mayors and other Coalition members. Crapo will also present a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol to students, administrators, and faculty at Whitney Elementary School in Boise. The flag raising ceremony is part of a presentation by Boise Deputy Police Chief Mike Webb and Principal Jean Lovelace to replace a flagpole destroyed last June by a drunk driver. The ceremony will mark new efforts to combat drunk driving in the Treasure Valley. Monday, August 28th:10:00 a.m. Caldwell Joins Mayor Nancolas, local Chamber and business leaders for major economic development announcement concerning Caldwellâ??s efforts in downtown renovation along Indian Creek. Along Indian Creek at 10th Avenue and Arthur.Noon Boise Donates flag flown over the U.S. Capitol during ceremony at Whittier Elementary School, 1609 South Owyhee in Boise.Tuesday, August 29th:10:00 a.m. Boise Speaks during ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new FACES (Family Advocacy Center and Education Services, Inc.) Center at the corner of 6th and Myrtle Street in downtown Boise. 11:00 a.m. Meridian Participates in ceremony honoring clean and alternative energy practices in the Treasure Valley by area citizens, leaders and businesses. The U.S. Department of Energy will award the Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition its recognition as part of the national Clean Cities Program. The ceremony will be held at one of the participating business locations, Sanitary Services Company in Meridian, located at 2130 West Franklin Road in Meridian. # # #