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Fire partially damaged a home in the 100 block of Lincoln Street in Twin Falls Wednesday evening.  When the firefighters arrived there was no one home at the time.  They discovered a blaze in the attic that was caused by an electrical wiring issue.

Good news.  The area where wildfire ripped through much of BLM land surrounding Shoshone last summer is coming back to life.  Officials are encouraged that it’s looking like a normal landscape.  Crews reseeded much of the land last fall. 

Two teachers one classroom seems to be working for the Blaine County School district.  One teacher said co-teaching with two highly qualified teachers in the same classroom makes the learning opportunities more powerful for all the students. 

22-year old Dallen Pearson of Buhl is facing three rape charges and battery with the intent to commit a serious felony.  The charges stem from an incident last October with his ex-girlfriend. 

The Twin Falls Senior Center was awarded a pretty sweet deal earlier this week.  Amalgamated Sugar told the center they were giving them 25-hundred pounds of sugar.  The donation was for a three month supply for their cooking needs.

Negotiations between the Twin Falls School District and the Teachers Union are underway.  Over the next few weeks, the two sides will be going through a list of what teachers want and what the district can give. 

As the irrigation season gets underway, cities are reminding residents to make sure their backflow testing is current.  The purpose is to ensure that water is clean and safe to drink.  Backflow testers must be licensed to perform the procedure.

Idaho Power is jump-starting the fishing season at C.J. Strike reservoir.  50-thousand pan sized rainbow trout was released.  They were raised at a Hatchery in the Hagerman Valley.

Dairy producers now have an option when sending their near end of life livestock to slaughter.  The Ida-Beef facility in Burley is now in operation eventually processing upwards to 400 cows a day. 

Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High near 80F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 52F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  More clouds than sun. High 83F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Warm, mix of sunshine and clouds.

Winds Light and variable

High 82 (Mountains: 74)

SUNDAY: Sun and clouds - Isolated showers and storms

High 84 (Mountains: 75)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds, isolated showers and storms

High 77 (Mountains: 71)

TUESDAY: Sunny and warm

High 80 (Mountains: 72)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and warm

High 85 (Mountains: 75)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warm

High 70 (Mountains: 67)

May 4th: On this day


Born on this day, was Al Dexter (born Clarence Albert Poindexter), who was an American country musician and songwriter who helped popularize the style of honky tonk. Best known for his 1944 hit "Pistol Packin' Mama," Dexter who died on January 28, 1984 was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2010.


Born on this day, was Tim DuBois, who wrote the satire on divorce, "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)", which was a #1 US Country hit for Jerry Reed in 1982.



Born on this day in Sevierville, Tennessee, was Stella Parton country singer and songwriter. She is a younger sister of Dolly Parton, and musician and businessman Randy Parton. She charted during the mid-to late-1970s, her biggest hit being 1975's "I Want to Hold You In My Dreams Tonight".


Born on this day in 1954, in Fremont, Nebraska, was singer, songwriter, guitarist, and trumpeter, Don King who in the 1970s and 1980s charted more than fifteen hit singles on the Billboard country music charts. King toured with many artists, such as Alabama, Reba McEntire, John Anderson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Conway Twitty, and Tammy Wynette.


Born on this day in Winthrop, Massachusetts was Robert Ellis Orrall singer, songwriter, and record producer who has penned #1 singles for Shenandoah and Clay Walker and has also written hits for Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, and Lindsay Lohan. In 1991 he charted the singles "Boom! It Was Over" and "A Little Bit of Her Love", from his first country music album, Flying Colors.


Born on this day in Marshville, North Carolina, was Randy Travis, singer and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted over 20 #1 hits. Considered a pivotal figure in the history of country music, Travis broke through in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than three million copies. The album established him as a major force in the Neotraditional country movement.



Curb Records released A Place in the Sun, the fifth album by Tim McGraw. This album produced the singles "Please Remember Me", "Something Like That", "My Best Friend", "My Next Thirty Years" and "Some Things Never Change", all of which reached #1 on the Hot Country Songs charts.


Flooding on the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee caused damage to the Grand Ole Opry House and Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Grand Ole Opry performances are moved to the Ryman Auditorium, War Memorial Auditorium and the Two Rivers Baptist Church; all of which were unaffected by the floods. The common areas of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel were destroyed, and parts of the hotel were under 10 feet of water.

May 5th: On this day


Born on this day in Bessemer City, North Carolina, was Marshall Grant, upright bassist and electric bassist with Johnny Cash's original backing duo, the Tennessee Two, in which Grant and electric guitarist Luther Perkins played. The group became known as The Tennessee Three in 1960, with the addition of drummer W. S. Holland. Grant also served as road manager for Cash and his touring show company. He died on August 7, 2011.


Born on this day in Tremont, Mississippi was Tammy Wynette. Known as the first lady of country music. Her best-known song, "Stand by Your Man", was one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of the country music genre. Later in her career Wynette had the 1991 hit "Justified and Ancient" with The KLF which became a #1 hit in eighteen countries. She died from cardiac arrhythmiaon aged 55 on 6th April 1998.



Mickey Gilley had the #1 song on the country singles chart with "Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time". Written by Baker Knight the song became Gilley's fifth #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.


Aaron Tippin was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio". The fourth single of his career, it was also the first release from his second album, 1992's Read Between the Lines. The song was not only the first #1 hit of his career, but also his longest-lasting, at three weeks.



Winners at the 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Reba McEntire included: Pioneer Award - Glen Campbell, Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Faith Hill, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - Tim McGraw, Top Vocal Duo or Group - Dixie Chicks, Song of the Year went to Steve Wariner for "Holes in the Floor of Heaven." Country Music Video of the Year went to Faith Hill "This Kiss."


Rascal Flatts were at #1 on the Country charts with their fourth studio album Me and My Gang which became the best selling country album of 2006. The singles released from this album included "What Hurts the Most", which was a #1 hit followed by the title track (which reached #6), and then the #1 hits "My Wish" and "Stand".


Scotty McCreery was the victim of an early morning home invasion near the campus of North Carolina State University, where he was a student. Three suspects armed with guns robbed McCreery and his friends of wallets, cash and electronic items.







May 6th: On this day


Born on this day in Taylorsville, Kentucky, was Cliff Carlisle, American country and blues singer. Carlisle was a yodeler and was a pioneer in the use of the Hawaiian steel guitar in country music. He died on April 5th 1983.


Born on this day in Amarillo, Texas, was Jimmie Dale Gilmore, country singer, songwriter. In 1994, Gilmore teamed up with Willie Nelson to contribute "Crazy" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.


Marty Robbins was at #1 on the US Country chart with, "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife", his fourteenth #1 hit on the country chart. The song won Robbins a Grammy Award for Best Country Song the following year.



Merle Haggard appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in the US.


Bob Kingsley took over hosting American Country Countdown, a stint that would last for 27 years. He had been a producer of the radio countdown show since 1974.


Winners at the 20th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Glen Campbell, Janie Frickie and Loretta Lynn included: Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Reba McEntire, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - George Strait, Top Vocal Group - Alabama, Top New Female Vocalist of the Year - Nicolette Larson, Top New Male Vocalist of the Year - Vince Gill and Single Record of the Year went to Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson for "To All The Girls I've Loved Before."


Canadian singer Shania Twain scored her third #1 country hit with "You Win My Love", the fifth single released from her 1995 album The Woman in Me. The song was written solely by producer Mutt Lange, making it one of the very few Shania songs which she did not co-write.



After the controversy regading Dixie Chicks member Natalie Maines’ comments about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, a Colorado radio station suspended two of its disc jockeys for playing music by Dixie Chicks.


Mindy McCready was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being pulled over for speeding in the Belle Meade area of Nashville. The 29-year-old singer was already on three years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to a drug charge in 2004.


Luke Bryan topped a list of the biggest grossing Country Music tours in 2014 published in the Nashville Business Journal with over 1.2m tickets sold, grossing $62.8m. George Strait came in second with $61.8m, and Jason Aldean third with $52.5m.