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Thursday 10/12/17

Five U.S. Senators from western states introduced a bill to help communities recover from wildfires last week.  Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch from Idaho joined the Western Mitigation Assistance Act.  The bill treats wildfires in the same way as other natural disasters. It does that by making hazard mitigation assistance funding available to states affected by catastrophic fires.

The city of Jerome has made it official by naming the new assistant fire chief.  Mike Harrison will be the new Assistant.  He moves up from previously serving as Lieutenant in the department.  Jeremy Presnell, the City’s former Deputy Fire Chief, has been selected to the Fire Chief’s position.  Tom Hughes resigned his position as the City of Jerome Fire  Chief as he accepted a job in the greater Houston area.

A former GOP state lawmaker has launched a new political action committee to encourage Independent and Democratic voters to register as Republicans so they can participate in Idaho's closed GOP primary election.  Kathy Skippen said Wednesday that her group - called Moderates Are Taking Hold - will help educate Independent and Democratic voters on the importance of casting a vote in the GOP primary because Republican candidates rarely face competitive opponents in the general election.

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she will run for re-election in 2018. Ybarra, a Republican, plans on running for another four-year term.

Lawyers representing a child, who was injured last month when a Porsche plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise car show, are seeking witnesses of the crash in order pursue a possible lawsuit. Attorney Matt Andrew says the child's family is asking witnesses to contact Skaug Law P.C. in Nampa, so they "can fully understand what happened." Police are still investigating the crash.

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed an Idaho Falls businessman to fill the Senate vacancy created by Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis' recent retirement to serve as U.S. Attorney for Idaho.  Otter announced he selected 40-year-old Tony Potts, a property manager and RV salesman, to fill Davis' Senate seat in Legislative District 33.

Today:  Partly cloudy WINDS: W 5-10 MPH  HIGH: 51 (Mountains: 50)

Tonight:  Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 31F. (Mountains: 27)Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:   Rain and snow  HIGH: 49 (Mountains: 44)Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 47 (Mountains: 44)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 59 (Mountains: 51)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 58)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 71 (Mountains: 58)

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 56)

 

October 12th: On this day

1953
Born on this day in Lexington, North Carolina, was Terry McMillan, country musician who played harmonica and percussion. He became a very in-demand session musician working with, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood, and Dixie Chicks. He died at the age of 53 on 2 Feb 2007.

1955
The Chrysler Corporation introduced high fidelity record players for their 1956 line-up of cars. The unit measured about four inches high and less than a foot wide and mounted under the instrument panel. The seven-inch discs spun at 16 2/3 rpm and required almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. A set of 35 classical recordings were available that provided between 45 and 60 minutes of uninterrupted music. The players would be discontinued in 1961.

1969
Born on this day in York, Pennsylvania, was Martie Maguire, singer-songwriter, violin and gutar with the Dixie Chicks and Court Yard Hounds. Of the Dixie Chicks' twenty-five singles, six have reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart: "There's Your Trouble", "Wide Open Spaces", "You Were Mine", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Without You", and "Travelin' Soldier".

1974
Born on this day in Mineral Wells, Texas, was Shane McAnally singer, songwriter and producer. McAnally has written a string of American Country Music hits including Kenny Chesney's singles "Somewhere with You" and "Come Over", Jake Owen's 2011 single "Alone with You", Luke Bryan's single "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye", The Band Perry's single "Better Dig Two", Lady Antebellum's single "Downtown" and Miranda Lambert's single "Mama's Broken Heart".

1981
Alabama was named instrumental group and vocal group of the year, at the 15th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Entertainer of the Year (for that year), Barbara Mandrell.

1992
Capital Nashville released "Somewhere Other Than the Night", by Garth Brooks which became a US #1 hit. It was the second single released from his album, The Chase and his fifteenth overall.

1993
Faith Hill released her debut album, Take Me as I Am. Four singles were released from the album. The first two, "Wild One" and "Piece of My Heart" (a cover of the 1967 song by Erma Franklin), reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

1996
The Farm Aid 96' benefit concert took place at the Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Hootie and the Blowfish, Marshall Chapman, Beach Boys, Son Volt, Robert Earl Keen, Martina McBride, John Conlee, Jewel, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.

1997
John Denver was killed at the age of 53 when his experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane, crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove, California. The crash badly disfigured Denver's head and body, making identification by dental records impossible, records of his fingerprints were used to confirm that the pilot was indeed the singer. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s earning twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders".

Around the Valley

The Black Label Parlor is hosting an open house and grand opening tomorrow 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!

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.

And the Beltforce Fitness Strongman Competition is this Saturday in the parking lot of Gold’s Gym.   The event will benefit one of the Beltforce team member’s mothers who is battling breast cancer.  The morning will feature a competition to find out who the strongest man, woman, and child is with prizes in each category – plus a bounce house, a silent auction, a raffle, face painting, pumpkin painting and more.  The event runs from 9a ‘til noon this Saturday.

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

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

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

CONCERTS THIS WEEK

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

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

As Harvey Weinstein’s life continues to crumble AS IT should, there’s more drama surrounding the movie mogul – now, with his wife of eight years Georgina Chapman announcing that she’s LEAVING him and says her heart breaks for all the women who have suffered.  There are plans for Weinstein to enter a treatment facility — but Weinstein, who has been staying at a Los Angeles hotel, has allegedly not left yet.  Yesterday, Weinstein added criminal defense attorney Blair Berk to his legal team.  Berk’s client list includes Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Kanye West.  As the story continues to unfold, Weinstein may face a slew of charges – many of which I’ll spare you in this story so you don’t have to explain what they mean to your kids.  In short, they could end up sending him away for a long time.  Weinstein isn't the only one who might face criminal charges in this ordeal, though.  The Weinstein Company could find itself in the legal hot seat for the culture of complicity — with numerous people throughout the companies fully aware of his behavior but either abetting it or looking the other way.

 

The first lawsuit has been filed in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Music Festival in Vegas.  Paige Gasper, a 21-year-old from California, has filed suit in Clark County, Nevada against the Stephen Paddock Estate, and also MGM Resorts and Live Nation.  In the documents she says the venue and promoter are just as responsible as gunman Stephen Paddock because they failed to properly protect concertgoers from mortal danger.  Gasper says she was struck by a bullet that entered her right underarm, cut across her right breast, shattered her ribs and lacerated her liver before exiting her body. She says the bullet incapacitated her, and fleeing concertgoers ended up trampling her, which she partly blames on Live Nation for having an inadequate exit plan.  Neither MGM nor Live Nation have yet to comment on the suit.

 

Kate Middleton made her first public appearance since announcing her third pregnancy yesterday. The Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Buckingham Palace in honor of World Mental Health Day along with Prince William and Prince Harry.  Kate has stayed out of the public eye since August as she suffers from a disorder that I can't pronounce, but know that it means a severe form of morning sickness, that has caused her to miss events, including her son Prince George's first day of school.  She's less than 12 weeks pregnant, but in the pictures from yesterday, a cute and tiny baby bump could be spotted.