BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot native Marianna Molinari will leave bright and early this morning for a 9 hour road trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Molinari, a Blackfoot High School graduate will join approximately 600 other Olympic hopefuls in the Junior Olympics.
Molinari will be competing in the air rifle competition where her and her coach believe that she has a great shot at progressing into the finals.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's personal why June Cannon is sponsoring a relief concert for Japan.
"I want to help the people of Japan," she said.
Cannon's parents and brother live in Japan.
The relief concert, featuring Cannon and local talent, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, April 5, at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). Admission is free.
A silent auction featuring Japanese items starts at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross to help people in that nation recover from the earthquake and tsunami hit earlier this month.