February 02, 2005

Domestic Violence Issues, Owyhee InitiativeOn Crapo Schedule Next Week

Senator to visit Ada, Canyon, Owyhee counties

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will discuss efforts to stop violence against women and children next week during several stops in Southwestern Idaho. Crapo will join law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, judges, and others for a tour of the new Hopeâ??s Door facility in Caldwell, and record and discuss public service announcements targeting ending such violence. April is Idaho Child Abuse Prevention Month.In Marsing, Crapo will honor officials at the Hope House facility with his Spirit of Idaho Award. He will also congratulate students at Peregrine Elementary in Meridian for raising funds for the Red Cross of Greater Idaho. Crapo plans a meeting with working group members and elected leaders working on the Owyhee Initiative collaborative, which could result in legislation protecting land uses and creating wilderness areas in Owyhee County.Times listed are local; all events listed are open to the media. The schedule is subject to change.Monday, April 12th:8:00 a.m. Boise Live radio interview, KRVB 94.9 FM Radio â??The River.â?? Will discuss domestic violence prevention issues with leaders from the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Family Advocate Program.1:30 p.m. MeridianPresent â??Your Coins Countâ?? awards to Peregrine Elementary School and Meridian Medical Arts Charter School students with the Red Cross of Greater Idaho. At Peregrine Elementary School, 1860 Waltman Street, just north of I-84 near the intersection of Linden and Waltman, but accessed off of Franklin Road.Tuesday, April 13th: Noon Caldwell Keynote Speaker, Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Noonday Luncheon. In the Simplot Dining Hall, Albertson College Campus, 2112 Cleveland Boulevard. 1:00 p.m. Caldwell Deliver surplus books from the Library of Congress to the Canyon County Family Resource Center, 524 Cleveland Blvd., Suite 225.2:00 p.m. Marsing Tour the new Hope House facilities and present the Spirit of Idaho Award to Hope House Director Donnalee Velvick. At Hope House, Lonestar Road.3:00 p.m. Marsing Host informal town hall forum concerning the Owyhee Initiative collaborative effort. Meeting. At the Marsing Senior Center, 218 Main Street.4:00 p.m. CaldwellJoin area judges, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, advocates, and others during a tour of the new Hopeâ??s Door women and childrenâ??s shelter. At 720 S. 16th Avenue. # # #