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Thursday 0/11/18

An accident at Producers livestock in Jerome has claimed the life of a man.  66 year old Stephen Gumb of Jerome was moving cattle around in a corral at the stockyards when the horse he was riding was startled by a bull.  The man fell and was impaled on a gate handle.  The accident happened around 11 am Tuesday.   

Nevada game wardens are looking for those responsible in the death of 3 moose over the past three years near the Idaho Nevada Border.  Officials say the latest poaching occurred several weeks ago 20 miles southeast of Jarbidge.  A thousand dollar reward is being offered.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy says it’s up to the states not the federal officials to manage the rangeland in the West.  Some say Bundy, whose charges were dismissed following a standoff with government agents will find more support from President Trump rather than former president Obama who was president when the standoff occurred.

A legislative drafting error will cost the Idaho Transportation Department $27.5 million in funding for road projects, and Gov. Butch Otter's budget proposal doesn't seek to mend the error.  A drafting error caused half of the amount intended for the department to not be transferred.

Vandals tagged a Twin Falls LDS meetinghouse with the words GOD IS DEAD.  It was reported on Tuesday.  Police are investigating and ask if anyone knows anything to contact them.

An additional daily flight to Salt Lake City has been added to the schedule from Twin Falls.  Delta said the evening flights will begin March 1.  That brings the daily flights to four for the weekdays and three on the weekends.

Idaho lawmakers are undergoing anti-harassment training following the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations across state legislatures and businesses. Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill said he would consider the training worth it even if prevents just one person from experiencing unwanted and unwelcomed attention.

A motion to withdraw pleas from a northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people has been denied. Judge John R. Stegner rejected the motion from John Lee who claimed he was "psychologically coerced" into agreeing to a plea deal. Lee is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in connection to the January 2015 deaths.

Today:  Cloudy. PM Showers High 46F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Windy. Some showers in the evening then partly cloudy overnight. Low 37F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy skies early, AM Showers then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 44 (Mountains: 39)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 46 (Mountains: 42)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 47 (Mountains: 43)

TUESDAY: Chance PM Showers

HIGH: 44 (Mountains: 43)

WEDNESDAY: Chance PM Showers

HIGH: 46 (Mountains: 41)

Areas Affected: Big and Little Wood River Region; Sawtooth Mountains



* WHAT...Snow expected, heavy at times with blowing snow during the overnight hours. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 11 inches are forecast with 12 to 20 inches possible above 8000 feet. Valley locations are expected to see 1 to 3 inches of snowfall.


* WHERE...Primarily above 6500 feet from Ketchum north into the Stanley Basin.


* WHEN...From 9 AM this morning to 9 AM MST Friday.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities due to blowing and drifting snow. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

January 11th: On this day


Born on this day in Karnes City, Texas, was Goldie Hill. She became one of the first women to reach the top of the country music charts with her 1953 #1 hit, "I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes". Along with Kitty Wells, she helped set the standard for later women in country music. Hill died from complications of cancer on February 24th, 2005.


Born on this day in Garrard County, Kentucky, was Jody Payne best known as a longtime guitarist in Willie Nelson's band, The Family. Payne died on Aug 10th 2013.


Born on this day in Ashland, Kentucky, was Naomi Judd, country music singer, songwriter, and activist. With her daughter, Wynonna Judd, Naomi formed country music's most famous mother, daughter team, The Judds scored twenty top-10 hits including fifteen #1’s and have sold over 20 million albums.


Born on this day was Robert Earl Keen, American singer-songwriter. His songs have also been covered by several different artists including George Strait, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, The Highwaymen, Nanci Griffith, and the Dixie Chicks.


Ring Of Fire The Best of Johnny Cash became the first #1 album when Billboard debuted their Country Album Chart. It was his sixteenth album in total and the first compilations album by Cash.


Johnny Cash and June Carter recorded their duet “Jackson”, which went on to win the couple a Grammy Award in 1968 for Best Country & Western Performance Duet. Written in 1963 by Billy Edd Wheeler and Jerry Leiber, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood also scored a hit with the song.


Reba McEntire was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Can't Even Get the Blues", McEntrire's fourteenth country hit and her first #1 country hit.


Taylor Swift was at #1 on the US Country chart with her second studio album Fearless. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart for eleven non-consecutive weeks, thus setting various records, including the longest chart-topper by a female country artist. On Billboard's Country albums chart the album logged a record 36 weeks at #1, with 3.2 million copies sold in 2009.


The Earl Scruggs Center - Music & Stories from the American South opened in the historic court square of Cleveland County, in uptown Shelby, North Carolina. The Scruggs Center showcases the history and cultural traditions of the American South, and the unique musical contributions of Earl Scruggs, the region’s most pre-eminent ambassador of music.


Dolly Parton's performance at Glastonbury festival in the UK earned the title of Best Pop Music Moment Of 2014. Parton appeared on Sunday evening (where an estimated 180,000 came to watch her perform), at the legendary festival back in June of 2014 and a poll by music streaming service blinkbox voted her the top musical highlight of the year.


Rockabilly guitarist Tommy Allsup, who narrowly avoided boarding the plane that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, died aged 85.The musician famously lost a coin toss for a seat on the plane. His place was taken by teen star Ritchie Valens, who also perished when the plane crashed. Allsup went on to become a Grammy-winning musician, who played with Merle Haggard, Roy Orbison and Willie Nelson.