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Monday 10/9/17

Twin Falls Police are looking for a man who pretended he was an officer.  Friday a man approached a female in a business parking lot and demanded she exit her vehicle. Authorities say trust your instincts.  If you are not sure ask for a marked police car and officer in uniform respond to your location.

Both Eastbound lanes of Falls Avenue between Washington Street and Blue Lakes Boulevard will be closed today for resurfacing.  The closure will remain through Friday.

A Twin Falls man died Friday morning after colliding with a beet harvester about 10 miles south of Shoshone.      ISP said 57 year old Kim Mclean of Twin Falls was southbound on Highway 93 in a John Deere Tractor when 68 year old Charles Stein of Twin Falls who was traveling northbound failed to yield for a flagger and collided with the harvester.  Stein died of his injuries.

Many government offices and other facilities will be closed today for Columbus Day.  Some city offices will close, including Kimberly, Hailey, Rupert and Shoshone.  Others will remain open, including Twin Falls, Burley, Gooding, Jerome and Buhl.  County, state and federal offices will be closed, along with post offices, CSI and most banks.

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Jones has announced he will retire from the bench at the end of year.  Warren announced Friday he is retiring before the end of his elected term which expires in January 2021 due to personal and family health circumstances.  Gov. Butch Otter appointed Jones to the state's highest court in 2007.

Mary Hasenoehrl made history with Idaho's famous export when she became the first woman to represent potato growers on the Idaho Potato Commission.  She and her husband, Doug Gross, are partners in more than 560 acres of potatoes on their Wilder farm.

President Donald Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in Idaho due to flooding from March 29 to June 15.  Trump ordered federal assistance to support state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the flooding.

A Bingham County jury has found a 49-year-old woman guilty of killing a 30-year-old man in February and for destroying evidence. The jury found Melonie Smith guilty Saturday morning in the killing of David Lee Davis. Today:  Abundant sunshine. High 58F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 33F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High 67F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 54)

THURSDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 49)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 47)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 47)

SUNDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 49)

October 9th: On this day

1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1955
Johnny Cash played the first night of a week long tour appearing with Elvis Presley, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Newman and Porter Wagoner at the Cheery Springs Dance Hall, Cherryspring.

1973
Born on this day in Austin, Texas, was Tommy Shane Steiner, country music artist. He made his debut in 2001 with the single "What If She's an Angel", which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.

1973
Elvis and Priscilla Presley were granted a divorce after six and half years of marriage. She was given property along with $725,000 and an additional $4,200 a month for the support of their five-year old daughter, Lisa Marie. The settlement also included half the proceeds from the sale of an L.A. home and five percent of the total outstanding stock in two publishing companies. The couple emerged from a Santa Monica, California courthouse arm in arm, kiss and depart separately.

1978
Johnny Cash hosted the 12th annual Country Music Association Awards Show, broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on the CBS-TV network. Dolly Parton won Entertainer Of The Year and Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

1982
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with Always on My Mind, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972 and has since been recorded by dozens of performers including Elvis Presley in 1972 and John Wesley Ryles in 1979.

1993
Born on this day in Raleigh, North Carolina, was Scotty McCreery who won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, includes the top 20 country songs, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls".

The Guys From Rascal Flatts Forge Ahead With Las Vegas Residency

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 500 on Oct. 1, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts have decided to forge ahead with their Las Vegas residency at the Venetian Theatre.

The eight-date residency kicks off today (Oct. 6), with additional shows on Oct. 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21.

The guys confirmed their upcoming appearances with an Instagram post on Oct. 5, stating: “Our hearts are in Vegas, and we will perform our shows there in honor of the victims and in hopes of bringing some light to such a dark time. We’re donating to the Las Vegas Victim’s Fund, and encourage anyone who is able to do the same. We are all in this together.”

The Las Vegas Victim’s Fund on GoFundMe has already raised more than $9 million to assist the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

 

Around the Valley -

Idaho Central Credit Union and the Alzheimer's Association have teamed up to host a no-cost block party and Bank Day at the Blue Lakes Location of ICCU this Thursday.  Stop by from 3 'til 6 for live music, tacos, soda, and a chance to drop off your donation for the fight against Alzheimer's.  It's also your chance to get signed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.  That's this Thursday, ICCU on Blue Lakes from 3 'til 6.

The Black Label Parlor is hosting an open house and grand opening this Friday the 13th from 10 'til 5.  Drop by their location on Washington Street North for door prizes, raffles, food, refreshments and a chance to win free haircuts for a year!

The Cheer for Mia's Cause Senior Project Cheer Camp is this Saturday at Filer Intermediate School.  Check in is at 8 a.m. and the camp will be held from 8:30 'til 12:30.  Grades K through 8 are welcome, and at camp the kids will  rehearse a routine that will be performed at Filer High School next Friday, October 20th.  Entry fee is $15.  All proceeds go to benefit Mia Trease's fight against cancer. 

The Gooding Class of 1982 is helping with a benefit dinner and auction for Sherry Tschannen Fuqua to help her pay medical bills that her insurance wouldn’t pay for chemotherapy treatments. She recently underwent chemo to fight Liver Cancer which is her third battle with cancer. The dinner is this Saturday at the Gooding County Fairgrounds Commercial Building from 6:30 'til 11.

The Moose Lodge Craft Fair is this Saturday from 9 'til 5.  The Moose Lodge is located at 835 Falls Avenue in Twin.

And the annual Jerome American Legion Auxiliary's Chili Feed Fundraiser is this Saturday as well at the corner of North Lincoln and 7th Avenue East in Jerome.  The event gets underway at 6p and features the chili dinner and a silent auction fundraiser.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & The Lego Ninjago Movie

BURLEY THEATER:  It

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Wind River  

HOLLYWOOD

 

Blade Runner 2049 crushed it at the box office over the weekend, coming in at number one and bringing in an estimated 31-and-a-half million dollars.   Not a bad weekend for The Mountain Between Us, either, considering it premiered on about 1,000 less screens than did Blade Runner - and still managed to land the #2 spot with 10.1 million.  It slips one spot this week to land in 3rd, bringing in 9.6 million.  That film has thus far grossed about 305 million dollars domestically.  A pretty weak opening for My Little Pony: The Movie.  It debuted in 4th, bringing in only 8.8 million.  And Kingsman: The Golden Circle slips from 1st to 5th this weekend with 8.1 million.

 

Speaking of movies, a guy who's responsible either directly or indirectly for loads of movies you've seen, loved, and maybe even hated - Harvey Weinstein (STEEN) has been fired from his own company.  The Weinstein Company fired co-founder Harvey Weinstein yesterday, after a New York Times investigation uncovered allegations that he had engaged in rampant harassment, dealing a stunning blow to a producer known for shaping American film.  The statement announcing the firing said the decision had been made “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.” The firing was an escalation from Friday, when one-third of the company’s all-male board resigned and four members who remained announced that Mr. Weinstein would take a leave of absence while an outside lawyer investigated the allegations.  After the investigation surfaced earlier last week, Mr. Weinstein said in a statement he was planning to get help, but within hours, he had threatened to sue The Times for defamation.

 

Jason Aldean returned to Las Vegas exactly one week after he performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where a gunman opened fire from the hotel and injured more than 500 in attendance, killing at least 58.  Aldean and his pregnant wife Brittany Kerr Aldean flew in Sunday to visit with hospitalized survivors of the shooting. His wife described the emotional trip on Instagram Sunday evening, saying “Feels surreal being back in Vegas today. Visiting some of the strongest people we have ever met… fighting the toughest battle of them all… for their lives.”  She posted the note along with a photo of the couple facing the Mandalay Bay.  “You have helped us try to begin to start the healing process by seeing the strength each one of you have. Thank you for today. We will never forget,” said the mother-to-be, who is expecting a baby boy in December.