On Oct. 22, fire claimed the Warm Springs home of Gina Gregerson, and while Gregerson has found temporary housing with the help of the Burnout Fund, the numerous animal residents on her property haven't been quite as lucky. In addition to her home, the fire destroyed the Gregerson Wildlife Park, a rehabilitation sanctuary for injured animals.
More than 50 animals were being rehabilitated at the park at the time of the fire, including emus, bighorn sheep, pygmy goats, raccoons and beavers. All the animals survived except for two house cats.
A benefit concert will be held for Gregerson on Monday, Nov. 8, at Neurolux, featuring Curtis Stigers, Darkwood Consort, Sandusky Furs, Kelli Kennison, a.k.a. Belle, Tim Willis and Bucket of Love and Grant Olsen/Nollifur. The show costs $5 and, appropriately, is non-smoking. In addition, two benefits will be held for Gregerson at Visual Arts Collective. All proceeds from the Absurdist Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 6, will go to Gregerson, and another benefit concert is scheduled for December.
Those wishing to help can visit the Friends of Gina Facebook page to volunteer and see pictures of the animals. To donate via Paypal, visit ginagregerson.chipin.com. Besides cash, the park needs assorted sundries and volunteers to help rebuild the pens. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Downtown Boise Association dropped BW a friendly e-mail reminder to pass on to all you wayward concert promoters: "Utility and light poles are not bulletin boards."
Apparently the concert poster/sticker situation is getting out of control in the downtown core, and now DBA, Boise Police Department, Ada County Highway District and the City of Boise want to remind all wheat-pasting mavericks that it is unlawful under Idaho Code, Chapter 70, 18-7029, to trick out light poles with your band's swag.
According to the press release "not only is it an eyesore, it creates problems for the utilities when it comes time to repaint or service the poles."
Pole-posting violators will be publicly stoned ... er, given a citation.