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Twin Falls Police are warning residents of a phone scam that has hit the area.  By 11 am yesterday, dispatch had received 4 separate phone reports from residents that someone identified as an attorney was saying a family member was in jail and needed money wired to them. 

The Twin Falls County Fair Foundation would like to build a 120-thousand square foot event center but they need voters to approve.  The building could be used for rodeo, trade and consumer shows with stadium seating of 5-thousand.  Cost would be around 30-million but 20 million of that could come from private donations.

With the retirement of Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall, the Republican Central committee is taking applications to choose up to three candidates to recommend to county commissioners.  Interviews will be 6 pm February 22 at the Jerome Courthouse.

25-year old Randy Evans was sentenced this week to a minimum of 30 years in prison.  He was found guilty of battery with the intent to commit murder.  A woman who was shot three times suspected it could have been her ex-husband who was in the middle of a custody dispute. 

The state fire marshal said a blaze that completely destroyed a vacant downtown Burley building was arson.  An accelerant was found throughout the building and rags and papers were used to light the fire.  A bomb hanging on a door across the street was safely detonated by authorities.  Both buildings were owned by the same person.

Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist outraised his Republican gubernatorial candidates last year by reporting more than $1.7 million in fundraising, but opponent Lt. Gov. Brad Little closed out 2017 with a bigger bank balance of nearly $638,000.  Raul Labrador collected a total of $670,000 last year and still had $375,000 on hand.

A Rupert teen is charged with felony attempting to elude the police and misdemeanor driving under the influence after a crash.  19 year old Gabriel Cano led Minidoka County Sheriff deputies on a high-speed chase before he crashed into a Transystems truck on Nov. 4.

An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would require cities, counties and other taxing districts to wait one year before a failed bond or levy could be placed back on the election ballot.  The House State Affairs agreed to introduce the bill yesterday.

Today;  Cloudy skies this morning Passing AM Shower will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High 56F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Some passing clouds and a possible shower. Low 42F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies, with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 53F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.


HIGH: 54 (Mountains: 47)

MONDAY: Scattered AM Rain

HIGH: 47 (Mountains: 46)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 46 (Mountains: 45)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 52 (Mountains: 49)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 50)

February 2nd: On this day

Born on this day in Darby, Florida, was Howard Bellamy, singer, songwriter of The Bellamy Brothers. The duo had success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit "Let Your Love Flow" in 1976, a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty #1 singles.

Loretta Lynn signed her first contract on with Zero Records which saw her recoding tracks tat United Western Recorders in Hollywood, California.

Dolly Parton scored her second #1 Country hit single with "Jolene." Parton has said that the inspiration for the story was a tall, red-headed bank teller whom Parton believed was flirting with her husband, and her husband's apparent vulnerability to the teller's charm as indicated by his sudden interest in making frequent trips to the bank.

Born on this day in Tacoma, Washington, was Blaine Larsen country music artist. At the age of fifteen, he recorded his debut album In My High School on Giantslayer Records, an independent record label.

Doug Stone was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "A Jukebox With A Country Song", the singers second chart topper.

Willie Nelson agreed to pay $9 million of the $16.7 million he owed the Internal Revenue Service. His accountants, Price Waterhouse, had not been paying Nelson's taxes for years and in addition to the unpaid taxes, Nelson's situation was worsened by the weak investments he had made during the early 1980s.

Keith Urban filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey painter by the same name, who had a web site The singer wanted to acquire the rights to the URL – the painter counter sued and the lawsuit was settled in the painter's favor.

Terry McMillan, country musician who played harmonica and percussion died at the age of 53. 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.

February 3rd: On this day

Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Matraca Berg, country music singer and songwriter. Besides recording her own material, Berg has written hits for T.G. Sheppard, Karen Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Deana Carter and others. In 2008 she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Born on this day was Jessica Harp, American songwriter and former country artist from Kansas City, Missouri. Between 2005 and 2007, Harp and Michelle Branch recorded and performed as The Wreckers, a duo that topped the country charts in 2006 with the Grammy nominated "Leave the Pieces." After The Wreckers disbanded, Harp began a solo career with her single, "Boy Like Me," debuted in March 2009 and was a Top 30 hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

"Nobody's Home" by Clint Black became the first song to stay for three weeks at #1 since Randy Travis' "Forever and Ever, Amen" in 1987.

Liberty Records released "Papa Loved Mama" by Garth Brooks, lifted from his third album Ropin' the Wind, which peaked at #3 on the US country charts.

Dixie Chicks were at #1 on the US country album chart with there fifth studio album Fly which went on to win them a Grammy for Best Country Album. The tracks "Ready to Run", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Without You", "Goodbye Earl", "Cold Day in July", "Heartbreak Town", "Some Days You Gotta Dance" and "If I Fall You're Going Down with Me" were all released as singles.

Darius Rucker was awarded a gold single for "Don't Think I Don't Think About It", which was his first single off his studio album Learn to Live. Rucker became the first solo African American artist to reach the top of the country charts since Charley Pride's "Night Games" in 1983. Top of Form

February 4th: On this day

Born on this day in Long Branch, New Jersey, was Clint Black, country music singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor. Black made his debut with his Killin' Time album, which produced four #1 singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. He has amassed more than 30 singles on the US country charts (of which 13 have reached #1). Black has also ventured into acting, having made a cameo appearance in the 1994 film Maverick, as well as a starring role in 1998's Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack.

Patsy Cline started what would be her last recordings at Bradley Studios cutting a dozen tracks including "Love Letters In The Sand", "Crazy Arms", and "The Blue Moon Of Kentucky."

Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US country album chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year, for the title song which gave the singer his first #1 hit.

Old 8 x 10 the third album by Randy Travis was at #1 on the US Country chart. The album produced the singles "Honky Tonk Moon", "Deeper Than the Holler", "Is It Still Over", and "Promises". All of these except "Promises" reached #1 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns American country musician, comedian, and mandolin player died aged 68. He was better known by his stage name Jethro from his years with Henry D. Haynes as part of the comedic musical duo Homer and Jethro beginning in 1936.

Shania Twain was at #1 on the US country album chart with her Greatest Hits album, which featured 21 tracks from her three Diamond albums The Woman in Me, Come on Over and Up!. The album became the biggest selling country album of the year.

Husband and wife, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced that they would return to the road in the summer of 2007 with Soul2Soul 2007 due to the success of Soul2Soul II. They aimed to visit US and Canadian cities they could not reach in 2006; the restart a year later was to still mainstain a mostly-summertime schedule, to accommodate their school-age children.