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Veterans Issues Dominate Crapo August Agenda

  Energy projects, entrepreneurs also topics for news conferences

Boise - Veterans issues are a focus of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's travel across Idaho during the August state work period break from Senate floor activities.  Having launched a statewide survey effort to gather the opinions of veterans and their families, Crapo will meet directly with many veterans to discuss developments in veterans' services as well as honor those who have served with a Purple Heart presentation and Spirit of Freedom ceremonies this month.  He will join Governor Otter in Boise to rename Idaho's Interstate 84 to honor Vietnam Veterans and participate in a veterans recognition ceremony in the Magic Valley.

In north Idaho, Crapo will note the entrepreneurial expertise of Idaho manufacturers of unique solar panel modules and an Idaho family-owned wood stove manufacturer facing problems with federal regulations. 

Crapo assisted irrigators and local cooperative members in eastern Idaho to create a new hydroelectric source at the Chester Dam.  He and the group will tour the facility August 26.  Crapo will also join his partners in the Idaho Congressional Delegation to meet with U.S. Energy Secretary Earnest Moniz at Mayor Rebecca Casper's Intermountain Energy Summit in Idaho Falls. 

Highlights of Crapo's August in Idaho include the following events:

Monday, August 11:

10:30 AM    Boise  Speaks at the Congressional Awards Ceremony, Idaho Statehouse, Lower Level, West Wing


1:45 PM      Boise     Presents the Purple Heart in a ceremony at the Idaho State Veterans Home, 320 North Collins Road.


8:00 PM    Boise    Addresses attendees at the Financial Industry Authority (FINRA) Investor Forum, Boise Centre on the Grove, 850  W. Front Street.

Tuesday, August 12:

9:00 AM    Boise    Speaks at a ceremony designating Interstate 84 as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Interstate, Idaho Statehouse.


4:15 PM    Boise    Tours the newly-completed TRACON air traffic control facilities, Boise Airport south side, 3001 W. Harvard Street.

5:00 PM    Boise    Attends reception for new Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Chair Lindsey Manning, Idaho Statehouse.

Wednesday, August 13:

11:00 AM   McCall    Discusses issues with Valley County Commissioners, Payette National Forest Supervisor's Office, 500 Mission Street.

4:00 PM   Lewiston  Tours Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory's recent facility expansion, Schweitzer Engineering, 2821 Juniper  Drive

Thursday, August 14:

11:15 AM   O rofino    Discusses issues with Clearwater County Commissioners, Commission Office, 150 Michigan Avenue

12:00 PM   Orofino    Speaks to members of the Orofino Chamber of Commerce, Ponderosa Restaurant, 220 Michigan Avenue.

Friday, August 15:

10:00 AM   Lewiston   Speaks at groundbreaking ceremonies for the Lewiston Orchards Water Exchange Project, a collaborative effort led by the  Lewiston Orchard Irrigation District, the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Fish & Game Regional Office, 3316 16 th Street.


Saturday, August 16:

10:30 AM    Sandpoint   Joins Sandpoint Mayor Carrie Logan and representatives of Solar Roadways for a news conference to mark progress of solar panels and a remodel of Sandpoint's historic Amtrak Depot, At the Depot, 450 Railroad Avenue.

Monday, August 18:

8:30 AM  Coeur d' Alene   Addresses attendees at the National Conference of State Housing Boards' Educational and Development Workshop,

                                                Coeur d'Alene Resort, 115 South Second Street.


1:00 PM    Rathdrum   Joins ownership of Kuma Stoves for a news conference on federal regulations proposals that could damage wood stove manufacturers.  At Kuma Stoves, 50145 Old Highway 95.


Tuesday, August 19:

8:30 AM    Boise        Joins Steve Forbes to address the Zions Bank Small Business Forum, Riverside Hotel, 2400 W. Chinden Boulevard


Wednesday, August 20:


8:00 AM   Idaho Falls   Addresses Mayor Rebecca Casper's Intermountain Energy Summit breakfast with fellow members of the Idaho Congressional Delegation  and  U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Shilo Inn, 780 Lindsay Boulevard.


Thursday, August 21:    


8:45 AM    Sun Valley    Joins former HUD Secretary Mel Martinez to speak to attendees of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Idaho Housing Field Hearing, Dollar Mountain Lodge, 1 Sun Valley Road. 

Tuesday, August 26:


9:45 AM     St. Anthony    Tours facilities and participates in news conference regarding the Chester Dam Hydroelectric Project opening.  Partners are the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District and Fall River Cooperative.  Northeast of St. Anthony on the Henry's Fork.


11:30 AM   St. Anthony    Meets with Fremont County Commissioners, Fremont County Courthouse, 151 West First North.


2:00 PM      Idaho Falls     Meets with McAfee Cybersecurity officials and tours facility, 2325 W. Broadway Street.


Wednesday, August 27:


9:45 AM    Twin Falls     Meets with local veterans groups, including the Magic Valley Veterans  Advocacy Group, and local veterans.   At Crapo's South Central- Twin Falls Offices, 202 Falls Avenue.


1:30 PM    Twin Falls     Participates  in a Veterans Recognition Ceremony hosted by Hospice Visions, Twin Falls Care Center, 674 Eastland Drive.


Thursday, August 28:


9:30 AM    Pocatello     Presents the Spirit of Freedom Award to WWII Veteran Quinton Murdock, Idaho State Veterans Home,  1957 Alvin Ricken Drive.


11:00 AM  Pocatello    Addresses participants at the Economic Development Symposium, Idaho State University Performing Arts Center, 1002     Sam   Nixon Drive.


2:30 PM    Blackfoot    Tours the Latino Economic and Development (LEAD) Center, 625 West Pacific Street, Suite 2.