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Tuesday 10/10/17

Idaho State Police say one man has died and another was badly injured after a semi-truck hauling a livestock trailer overturned near Nez-Pierce, Idaho Sunday night. At least 20 cows were also killed in the crash.

The University of Idaho President Chuck Staben is a finalist for the same position at a New Mexico university. A memo by the university president says his decision to apply to the position at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque was personal and doesn't reflect any shortcomings at the Idaho University. A final decision is expected by early November

A Filer teacher is in the national spotlight. Eighth-grade English teacher at Filer Middle School, Sara Holley, was named last month to the National Education Association's "30 under 30" list.

Judges are making changes after two recent 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rulings said judges must evaluate defendants before they enter courtrooms in handcuffs and other restraints.  The rulings led to dramatic changes in Idaho and the eight other states bound by the appeals court.

This autumn’s sugar beet crop is looking sweet.  Preliminary 2017 price estimates are $37 to $40 per ton.  Officials with Amalgamated Sugar said they don’t expect to beat last year’s crop with 20-percent yields and 40 tons per acre but they are seeing numbers coming in higher than expected in early harvest. 

The TSA Pre-Check enrollment center opened yesterday at the Boise Airport.  If you are approved, you will be able to leave on your shoes, light outerwear and belt when boarding flights.  At some airports passengers can keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids in a carry-on bag.  The 85 dollar fee is good for five years. 

The Cassia County School District’s board is asking for the help of the Idaho School Board Association in its search for a new superintendent.   Officials say their goal is to have the new person in place by the end of the school year. 

Police in Twin Falls are continuing their investigation after three people were arrested in Rock Springs Wyoming last week.  19 year old Amber Spradling, 24 year old Colton Jeffress and 30 year old Cameron Courtright have been accused of robbing a Twin Falls man.  The three are also suspects in a robbery at a Walmart in Wyoming.

Today:  Partly cloudy HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 55)

Tonight:  Partly cloudy LOW: 40 (Mountains: 32)Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 57F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 55)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 48)

FRIDAY: Good chance PM showers
HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 45)

HIGH: 48 (Mountains: 46)

HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 49)

HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 53)

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October 10th: On this day

Born on this day, was Tony Arata, singer-songwriter, his songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, ("The Dance"), Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Jim Glaser, Reba McEntir, Hal Ketchum, Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis and Emmylou Harris.

Born on this day in Seminole, Texas, was Tanya Tucker, female country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13 and hit songs such as 1973's "What's Your Mama's Name?", "Blood Red and Goin' Down," 1975's "Lizzie and the Rainman," and 1988's "Strong Enough to Bend". Tucker starred in her own reality show, Tuckerville, on The Learning Channel in 2005. It ran for two seasons for a total of 18 episodes.

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the country music album chart with The Fightin' Side of Me. The title track (like the song "Okie from Muskogee") became a success and gave Haggard a #1 hit single.

The American musical drama television series Nashville premiered on ABC, reaching 8.93 million viewers. The series featured Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins fading, and Hayden Panettiere as rising teen star Juliette Barnes.

Cal Smith died aged 81. Best known for his 1974 hit "Country Bumpkin", which received Song of the Year Awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

Taylor Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year 2014, making her the first artist to receive the award twice. The award is given to the female artist who "has shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation" over the last year.

Raise Your Hand If You’ve Always Wanted to Own Carrie Underwood’s Personal Dirt Bike? Now You Can

Haven’t you always wanted to own Carrie Underwood’s personal dirt bike? Me either, but you can—and the money will go to a great charity.

Carrie’s 2014 Honda Dirt Bike—the first dirt bike she learned to ride—is up for auction, with the proceeds benefiting Danita’s Children, an organization dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for vulnerable children and families in Haiti. Currently, Carrie’s bike has a bid of $3,100.

The auction ends “around 8 p.m. CT” on Oct. 15, so get your bid on. Other items being auctioned include signed guitars by Carrie, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels, a backstage Opry meeting with Carrie and more.

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Around the valley

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!

And join Terry broadcasting live at Farmer’s Corner in Burley this Saturday from 11 ‘til 1.  Farmer’s Corner is celebrating 86 years of your continued support with customer appreciation day!  Get in for their famous luau pig – plus, ride the mechanical bull, win door prizes, shop the in store savings and let the kids blow off some steam in the bounce house!  The celebration in Saturday from 10 ‘til 2, and again Terry will be there broadcasting live from 11 ‘til 1 – and if you’re lucky, he’ll even hook you up with some Hot 100 schwag!  He’s loaded with new t-shirts, bumper stickers and chapstick!

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.

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.


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


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


Wednesday, October 11th – The Script – Rockwell @ The Complex – Salt Lake

Friday, October 13th – Imagine Dragons @ Usana Amphitheatre – Salt Lake

Saturday, October 14th - Craig Morgan – Revolution Concert House – Garden CityouHous


Sunday, October 15th – Hanson – The Depot – Salt Lake

Sunday, October 15th – Allison Krauss & David Gray – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise

Monday, October 16th – Janet Jackson – Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake



It would seem that a day after his firing, all of Hollywood's actresses are speaking out against the misconduct Harvey Weinstein has been accused of.  It began with Meryl Streep issuing a statement to HuffPost, where she decried the behavior as “disgraceful” and “inexcusable,” yet also pleaded ignorance about it, writing, “Not everybody knew.”  The statement had a domino effect, with Glenn Close, Judi Dench and other high-profile actresses also issuing statements shortly thereafter.  Mr. Weinstein was fired Sunday night from his production company, the Weinstein Company that he helped co-found.  The company issued a statement saying the decision was made “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.” The allegations first came to light in a through investigation by The New York Times which found that Mr. Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements with women who had claimed harassment.


Meghan McCain made it official yesterday, joining ABC’s “The View” as its newest co-host. Rumors had been circulating that McCain would join the show after conservative voice Jedidiah Bila abruptly exited the show last month.  McCain is the 21st co-host on the series, which made its debut in 1997. She joins a panel that includes Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin.  She said "To be the conservative on this show is something I take very seriously and I’m excited to bring a different perspective to the show." McCain is the daughter of former presidential candidate and Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain.


Daddy Yankee, one of the artists behind “Despacito,” went to Puerto Rico last week to hand deliver boxes of food to people in need. After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 , many people were left without access to basic necessities and have spent days in long lines, desperate for food and water. 

Daddy Yankee, who has used his extensive platform to urge support for the island and its residents, donated $100,000 to the Food Bank of Puerto Rico, providing locals with rice, pasta, tuna, beans, beef, and milk.  Every box handed out contained enough food to feed a family of four for about a week. In total, the singer, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, provided for nearly 9,000 families.  When asked for comment, he said “You just got to make sure people get the food in their hands."  Bravo, Mr. Yankee.