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    Welcome to Kat Kountry 106!

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    The Magic Valley's Home For Country!

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    Serving Mini-Cassia and ALL of Southern Idaho!

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    With Scotty & Gina In The Morning, Weekdays 6-10

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JULY 14TH – 16TH – 12th ANN. SNAKE RIVER BRO’S RALLY IN THE VALLEY AT MURTAUGH LAKE

The 2017 Rally in the Valley by the Snake River Bro’s will be at Murtaugh Lake, July 14th – 16th.  There will be a motorcycle rodeo, live entertainment, food and vendors, kids entertainment, camping and rv spots available. Plus they’ll be raffling off a freezer full of beef, $5 per ticket and you have 4 chances to win a quarter beef with the freezer!  For more information contact Steve Moser at 293-5467, or online at www.snakeriverbros.com

 

JULY 14TH – A MID-SUMMERS NIGHT ROAST OF WILEY DOBBS WITH DANNY MARONA

Join Danny Marona for a delightful evening of A Mid-Summer’s Night Roast of Wiley Dobbs at the  Canyon Crest Event Center. Ticket prices include the special dinner, 6-Talented Roasters, Including Jeff Rolig, Tony Mannen, Brady Dickinson, Patti O’Dell, John Miller , Entertainment from two of this year’s top winners, CSI Jazz Band and of course, and evening with laughs as Wiley Dobbs is skewered by some of his closest friends.  Proceeds from the event will go to the Danny Marona Performing Arts Scholarships which since it’s inception over 10 Years ago has given well over $250,000 in scholarships to students in High School and College. Tickets available at Kurt's Pharmacy or you can buy a table by calling 421-0418 ask for Sherry.  For more information contact Danny Marona- 421-0048

 

JULY 15TH – C.A.S.T FOR KIDS @ THE BURLEY BOAT DOCKS

Mark your calendar and join the fun of the 16th Annual C.A.S.T. (Catch A Special Thrill) event at the Burley Boat Docks near the River’s Edge Golf Course. This event is hosted by the Idaho Bureau of Reclamation, and creates a special event for children with special needs, disabilities and terminal illness, so they can get out and fish for a day! If you, or your business would like to participate, or to sponsor, please contact Crystal Self at 678-0461, or check out www.castforkids.org

 

JULY 15TH – 3RD ANN. VIETNAM WAR VETERANS COMMEMORATION WELCOME HOME RIDE
Hospice Visions, Inc. Welcome You To Join Their
3rd Annual ~ Vietnam War Veterans Commemoration Welcome Home Celebration Motorcycle Ride, Saturday July 15th, its open to the public! This year’s celebration will take place at Harmon Park located at the four block square of Locust Street and Madrona Street, HKick Stands Up – Ride Begins at 10:00 am. FREE BBQ will start around noon. Please join then in supporting and celebrating our Vietnam Veterans as well as Veterans from all wars and conflicts. There will be live music, and other festivities for all in attendance. For more information please call Tom Mikesell or Nora Wells at 735-0212.

 

JULY 15TH – IDAHO NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY OPEN HOUSE – BURLEY 9AM TO 6PM

The Idaho National Guard Armory in Burley will be hosting an open house for the community on Saturday, July 15th from 9am to 6pm to celebrate the expansion of the Armory and to welcome our Idaho National Guardsmen and Women to Burley!  The Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday at Noon and lunch will be served from Noon until 2pm. They will have the Inflatable Obstacle Course, Inflatable Archery Shooting Gallery, tours of all the military vehicle, meet and greet with the military members.

Local Businesses Participating are: Mountain Transmission will have a booth and giveaways, The Barber Center will have a booth and giveaways, Cactus Petes, Xtreme RV and Franklin Building Supply.

 

JULY 17TH – 22ND – OAKLEY PIONEER DAYS AND RODEO

  • 14TH – 15TH Bump n’ Rub at the rodeo arena
  • 18th Team Roping
  • 20th Gymkhana Pre-register July 11th – 13th (1p-6p at Branded Boutique n’ Tack)
  • 21st – 22nd – 2 nights full of some of the toughest cowboy competitors around Idaho and our neighboring states. Wild Cow Riding, Stock Saddle Bronc Riding, Bucking Bulls. Dance in the City Park on Friday night after the rodeo. One of the best fireworks shows in the Magic Valley will follow the rodeo on Saturday night. For more info contact Cache Taylor 208-430-2479
  • 22nd – Parade starts at 11am

 

JULY 19TH – WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S – CSI HERRETT CENTER

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the largest fundraiser for our organization and it supports all of the programs we offer at no cost to our constituency. The Walk Kick Off is the precursor event that welcomes Team Captains and those interested in raising funds. The College of Southern Idaho is sponsoring our Kick Off at the Herrett Center and we will have live music, a lite dinner and a short presentation that shows who we are and how we help! For more information contact – Danielle Lyda at 208-703-4094

 

JULY 22ND – CYCLE MAGIC VALLEY

MaVTEC is proud to present Cycle Magic Valley: Southern Idaho's premier cycling event. Routes for all abilities with fully stocked food/aid stops. The family friendly 12 mile route is a led ride that takes riders to the Canyon's Meander Point . The 33 mile route heads out west, north of Filer. The more challenging 55 mile route takes you down into beautiful Melon Valley by Buhl. And the full century route takes riders through Buhl, out to Hagerman, and back. All of the routes are on rural paved roads in Southern Idaho. the ride is fully supported with route support/SAG and an awesome party/barbecue at the finish line. All proceeds go to the Trail Enhancement Fund to better the trail systems in Twin Falls.

For more information contact Denise Alexander at 208 751 3162

 

JULY 22ND – 9TH ANNUAL SUN VALLEY ROAD RALLY

Sun Valley Road Rally returns on July 21-22, 2017. Participants travel from all over the world to enjoy this unique experience of driving at top speed on 4 miles of public road. Spectators watch the fastest cars in the world soar at speeds over 230 mph. The weekend kicks off on Friday with the Sun Valley Cruise and Block Party. On Saturday, qualified drivers get ready for an experience of a lifetime as they push their cars to the limit on a 4-mile stretch of scenic countryside down Gannett Road. Everyone can feel great about their involvement as the event supports The Drug Coalition, which works to raise awareness about drug free and healthy lifestyle choices for youth.

JULY 22ND – KIDS BRIDGE TO SUCCESS FUNDRAISER

Kid's Bridge to Success works to raise funds for the St. Luke's Children with Special Needs Fund. Since the event started 11 years ago the organization has raised around $270,000 for children in our community. You Can Register for either event online at http://kidsbridgetosuccess.org/; Or Can Pick up a Packet at HUB International and Primary Therapy Source

There are two different events to participate in;

First is the “Splash N’ Dash” that starts with a 1 mile paddle in the Snake River (Centennial Waterfront Park). Run our grade and show your strength and finish off with a bike race to CSI Campus.

  • BYOB—Bring your own bike - We will tag them and station them at the final leg of the race!
    Paddle—Bring your own or AWOL Rentals will be available.
    • 6:30am Registration is at the C3 Parking Lot Behind Costco
      7:30 am Race Begins

Second Event is the “Amazing Race”: At CSI next to the Expo Center from 8am to 11am

Kid friendly activities for the family to participate, competition and fun

  • Station #1 - Water Balloon Toss - Station #2- Blind Fold Challenge
  • Station #3- Bowling - Station #4 Sand Treasure Hung
  • Station #5 Bucket Toss - Station #6 Hula Hoop
  • Station #7 Basketball - Station #8 Bucket Balance

Other Events at CSI for the Kids Bridge to Success: Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Building, Snacks, Giveaways, Drawings, Bring your own Lawn Chairs to enjoy the activities

  

JULY 22ND – 4TH ANNUAL SKYLINE SHINE ANNUAL CAR SHOW & BBQ

Coming up on Saturday, July 22nd The 4th Annual Skyline Shine Car Show & BBQ will be held at the Skyline Bar located at 1204 East 600 North in Rupert from Noon to 6pm. Registration begins at 10am. There will also be an auto parts swap meet, so bring your extra parts to sell!  All proceeds to be donated to the Meals on Wheels program.  For more information contact Paul at 650-9648 or Curby at 436-4530.

 

JULY 24TH – 28TH – MAGIC VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

Monday, July 24th, 7:00 PM, Rupert City Square - Parade and Kickoff Party FREE EVENT - This event includes a parade of all the teams that will be taking part in the festival this year. There will be food and  folk art vendors (from the countries performing), and interactive performances from all of our teams.

Wednesday July 26th 9:30-3:00, Burley High School - Youth Culture Day- FREE EVENT - This event is for children of all ages! Each country leads workshops teaching kids about their culture that include dances, games, words, and traditions. Each child is given a passport for dancers and musicians to sign and children with signed passports get $1 off their Gala Event tickets.

Friday July 28th & Saturday July 29th, 7:00 PM, King Fine Arts Center - Gala Performances - TICKETED EVENT - These are the main performances of the festival. All teams will perform their traditional dances and songs in costume. Local talent will perform in the pre-show at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available at the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce, The Book Store in Rupert, and The Book Plaza in Burley.

 

JULY 27TH – MINI-CASSIA SHELTER ADVOCATES AGAINST VIOLENCE CAR RAFFLE FUNDRAISER

The Mini-Cassia Shelter “Advocates Against Violence is raffling off a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, along with 2 oil changes from Quality Tire and a $100 gas card all to raise money for the shelter.  Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling Austin at 431-5572 or Ruth at 436-0987.  The drawing will be held on July 27th and the winner will be notified after 7:30pm

 

JULY 28TH – HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GOLF SCRAMBLE

Coming up on Friday, July 28th – Habitat for Humainty will be holding their Golf Scramble to fund raise for 50th home to be built by Habitat for Humanity of the Magic Valley. Teams forming now. 
Be a part of the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop: Purchase your lucky balls for $10.00 each or 6 for $50.00 at ReStore located at 639 Eastland Drive South NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN 50-50 pot of all balls sold! GOAL IS 1000 balls, help us sell to help you win BIG! For more information contact Linda Fleming 735-1233 or 731-1334

 

JULY 28TH – 29TH – 58TH ANNUAL MAGIC VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL ARTS IN THE PART

The Magic Valley Arts Council presents the 58th Annual Art in the Park in Twin Falls City Park on July 28-29, 2017. The activities will be Friday, July 28 from 5-8 pm and Saturday July 29 from 10 am to 6 pm. 

The festival weekend opens Friday from 5-8 pm with a wine tasting event, artists’ booths, food trucks and live music by Em. Saturday the 26th Annual Kids Art in the Park will kick-off promptly at 9 am with, a half day of visual and performing arts workshops for kids ages 3-14 years. Registration is encouraged and the fee is $5 per child for three workshops. A hot dog lunch is offered for $3. And don’t forget the all-you-can-eat ice cream sampling, with the Twin Falls Rotary Club’s Ice Cream Funday from 11:30 am to 3 pm. Admission is $7/adults and $5/kids 11 and under.

Spend the day in Twin Falls City Park enjoying live music and great food while visiting arts and craft vendors, ranging from ceramics, paintings, jewelry and wood carvings. Music will be provided by Peter Hansen from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and The Barking Owls from 3- 6 pm. For more information visit www.magicvalleyartscouncil.org or call the MVAC at 734-ARTS (2787). 

 

JULY 28TH – 29TH – IDAHO RODEO HALL OF FAME

Coming up July 28th and 29th is the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction for 2017 being held at Canyon Crest Events Center

Friday night, July 28 - “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night, a percentage of proceeds to Breast Cancer Awareness through the St. Lukes Foundation the event is from 5p to 8pm and there is $10 entry fee Lots of prizes and give aways during the evening.

Saturday night, July 29 – Hall of Fame Induction - 5 PM Social Hour – Dinner starts at 6:00 PM - Tickets are $25, Honor Rodeo Legends like 8 time World Champion Dean Oliver!  For more information please call Zeb Bell 312-2971

 

JULY 28-30TH – HELPING HANDS FREEDOM TRAILS – SPECIAL NEEDS SUMMER CAMP

Helping Hands Freedom Trails, is gearing up to have their 33rd Special Needs Summer Camp out at the Niagara Camp Grounds in Wendell Right They are seeking donations of all kinds from our community members and business leaders. With every $100 or more donation, your name or logo will be printed on the shirt that each camper receives.  For more information contact Dana Hull at 208-678-1058, and visit their website at www.hhfreedomtrails.org

 

AUGUST 1ST - USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees has begun

Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations, including those representing beginning, women and minority producers, may also nominate candidates to better serve their communities. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, and reside in the local administrative area where the election is being held.

To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. All nomination forms for the 2017 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2017. Locate your local office at https://offices.usda.gov and visit to get more information.

 

AUGUST 24TH – THE LONG RUN (AN EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND) AT THE WILSON THEATRE

Back by popular demand, our great friends from "The Long Run" (the best Eagles Tribute Band around) will be back on stage at the Wilson August 24TH at 8pm. Mark your calendars now for an absolutely fantastic night chock full of the best loved music of Don Henley, Glenn Frey and the boys.  These guys are so authentic, so energetic, and so talented; you'll forget they're not the real thing!  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Wilson Theatre on the Square in Rupert

 

SEPTEMBER 9TH – 2ND ANNUAL PATRIOTIC CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET

Shine up your classics and cruise to the historic Rupert Square for the 2nd Annual Patriotic Car Show and Swap Meet on September 9th. This year’s theme is “Standing for the Red, White and Blue; there will be classic cars and truck, entertainment, food booths and a community flag retirement ceremony.  The event is sponsored by the City of Rupert, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and the Rupert Veterans Memorial Inc.  If you would like to set up a booth, or need more information contact George Maas at 650-0104.

 

ON GOING EVENTS

 

SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES – SOUTH CENTRAL PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT

 

The South Central Public Health District has FREE smoking cessation classes! If anyone out there is ready to quit smoking: Call 208-737-5988!

 

EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT – FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP @ Cassia Regional

 

Every Tuesday 1-2 PM, in the Boardroom at Cassia Regional Medical Center, a light lunch will be served.

If you are living with cancer, you are not alone. There is a whole support community behind you. This group focuses on education and emotional support for individuals and their families who are being treated for, or have completed treatment for cancer. This group is open-ended (participants may start at any time). We discuss topics in a safe, confidential environment.  Please call Martha Matthews, LSW, at 677-6581, or Lela Andrew at 677-6587 for more information.

 

EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY – PRESCHOOL STORY TIME AT THE TWIN FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Preschool Storytime is for children who are getting prepared to enter kindergarten and are ready to listen to longer, more complicated books. After story time, they either hold an educational play time or do a fun craft! They get together on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30am. All Library programs and events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Stephanie Goss at the Twin Falls Public Library at:
733-2964 ext 201

 

FREE BEREAVEMENT EDUCATION CLASSES AT INTERMOUNTAIN HOMECARE AND HOSPICE

Cassia Regional Hospital offers free bereavement education classes for emotional support, education about grieving, and an opportunity to become acquainted with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one who has died. Groups are open to the community, and there is no cost to attend. Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 27 – May 1, 2017 Held at Intermountain Homecare and Hospice at 1031 East Main, Burley, Idaho. To register, please call 678-8844.