August 07, 2007


Pocatello - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will discuss rural health issues and commend health-related projects this week in Southeast Idaho.   Crapo will present the commission and deliver remarks at a ceremony marking Pocatello judge Randy Smith's appointment to the U.S. 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Crapo will also tour the ghost town of Chesterfield in southeast Idaho, where plans are underway to restore and document the town's history.   He will present a Congressional Record Statement to the family of Idaho Falls artist Fred Ochi, honoring Ochi's many gifts to the community.


Crapo's schedule includes the following events:


Wednesday, August 8

Pocatello       11:45 a.m.    

                         Presents Congressional Record 

                         Statement honoring Dr.  Naheem Rahim 

                         and Dr. Fahim Rahim of the Idaho Kidney

                          Institute for establishing a world class

                         kidney treatment facility in Idaho.   At the

                         Idaho Kidney Institute, 444 Hospital Way,

                         Suite 607.


1:00 p.m.      

Presents the commission and speaks

during Investiture Ceremony marking

Judge Randy Smith's appointment to the

9 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.   At the

Idaho State University Performing Arts

Center, 1002  Sam Nixon, on the ISU



                        3:00 p.m.                   

                        Discusses telehealth rural medical

                        services and tours Portneuf Regional Medical Center's Upper Campus, 777 

                          Hospital Way.


Thursday, August 9

Idaho Falls    6:45 p.m.   

                        Presents Congressional Record Statement honoring the life and work of Idaho Falls  artist Fred Ochi to Ochi's family.  At the  Colonial Theater, 498 A Street.



Friday, August 10

Chesterfield 10:00 a.m.  

                        Tours ghost town of Chesterfield with area leaders heading effort to preserve the

                        townsite's history.  The group is seeking

                        federal restoration grants for the project.


Montpelier     1:45 p.m.        

                        Presents Spirit of Idaho Award to Elyse

                        Bartschi of Montpelier for her efforts

                        regarding the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  

                        At Bear Lake Memorial Hospital,

                        164 South 5 th Street.   Crapo will also tour

                         the hospital.  His office assisted with an

                         appropriations request resulting in

                         improvements to the skilled nurses facility.


Video of Crapo's Chesterfield town site tour is available by calling Lindsay Nothern at (208) 870-1800, cell.


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