Friday, October 22, 2010


Community Orchestra to open season

The Wood River Community Orchestra will present its first concert of the 2010-11 season on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Sun Valley.

The repertoire will include Mozart "Symphony No. 12," Borodin's "Steppes of Central Asia," the "Allegretto" from Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, the "Wizard of Oz" and "The Godfather."

The event will include questions and conversation between the audience and the orchestra, and will look at the role of harmony in music.

The Wood River Community Orchestra is a community-based ensemble that welcomes members of all ages and levels of experience. For more information, contact Music Director Andrew Lewis at (208) 928-6448 or at

Committee seeks interim senator

The District 25 Democratic Legislative Committee will meet on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Blaine County Democrats' Headquarters, 111 Main St. in Hailey, to nominate a replacement for Sen. Clint Stennett, who died Thursday, Oct. 14.

The committee will forward three names to the governor, who has 15 days to appoint a replacement who will then serve until Thursday, Dec. 2, when a newly elected senator will be sworn into office.

The committee is required to submit to the governor three nominations within 15 days of the vacancy. Interested persons should prepare a three-minute speech about their background to present before the committee.

Pizza and beverages will be available. For further information, please contact Rep. Wendy Jaquet at (208) 720-0968 or

Fish and Game director charged

Cal Groen, director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, was charged Monday with trespassing in violation of warning signs, a misdemeanor.

The alleged incident occurred near Elk City on Oct. 10. According to the Lewiston Tribune, Groen said he was not hunting at the time and did not know the land was off-limits to hunters.

The landowner told the Lewiston Tribune that he had painted a number of fence posts around his property orange. According to a story by The Associated Press, painting fence posts orange is a legal and common practice among hunters to mark land that is off-limits to hunting without permission.

The AP reported that Groen said he has not decided how he will plead during his arraignment on Nov. 30.

Get 'Ready Hailey'

The Hailey Public Library is hosting "Ready Hailey," an emergency preparedness and planning event on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1-4 p.m.

The event will present Federal Emergency Management Agency information, including the distributions of 200 72-hour emergency kits to be used in case of an emergency. Half of the kits will be distributed by Boy Scout volunteers, while the other half will be assembled by event participants on Saturday.

Twelve organizations participating in the event, including St Luke's Wood River Medical Center, Idaho Power and the Red Cross, will help to provide emergency preparedness information.

For more information, call the library at 788-2036.

EI raises $45K for research

Expedition Inspiration, an Idaho-based nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for cancer, raised $45,000 at its second annual Be Inspired To Find a Cure for Breast Cancer dinner and auction in Boise.

The event raises money and awareness for breast cancer research and celebrates Idaho survivors and the memory of Dr. Brenda Williams, a breast cancer survivor who dedicated her time and finances to breast cancer research.

Proceeds from the event include funding for the annual Laura Evans Memorial Breast Cancer Symposium, which will be held in Sun Valley in March. The symposium is an invitation-only conference at which world-renowned scientists and clinical researchers in the field of breast cancer gather to collaborate and present innovative and unpublished science to drive outcomes for improved diagnosis and treatment protocols.

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