Friday, June 8, 2012


Gun Club lawsuit settled

A lawsuit filed last July over a shooting accident at the Sun Valley Gun Club has been settled for an undisclosed amount.

The suit, filed against Sinclair Oil Corp., the owner of Sun Valley Resort, was dismissed May 30.

It alleged that improper instruction contributed to the accident, which occurred in July 2010. It stated that the plaintiff, Salt Lake City resident Nan Bassett, may have had her finger on the trigger as she loaded her shotgun. The gun fired accidentally, spraying gravel and pellets into her leg.

In an interview, Bassett said she was happy to have resolved the issue.

Sinclair Oil Vice President and General Counsel Lynn Hart said he was "very, very satisfied" with the outcome.


Nights of music surround native land

The public is invited to attend a musical evening at Gail Severn Gallery on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, at 6 p.m. to get a preview of the specially commissioned cantata "Nez Perce: Promises."

Caritas Chorale with special guest artist James Martin, Chorale Director Dick Brown and R.L. Rowsey on keyboard will perform what is being touted as an evening of folk songs, musical numbers about the West and the preview of "Promises," which will be presented around town starting in July.

The story traces the history of the tribe after its support of Lewis and Clark, through its flight toward Canada and later reservation life. More of the story is available at, where people can also see a current calendar for its appearances.

Selections for the evening will include "Creation" from "Promises" by Diane Josephy Peavey and David Alan Earnest, Aaron Copland's "The Boatman" and "At the River" and Lerner and Lowe's "Selections From Paint Your Wagon." There will also be a medley of traditional spirituals performed by James Martin, "Prophecy" from "Promises" and "America the Beautiful."

Tickets are $40 and include wine and hors d'oeuvres.

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