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Monday 050718

The Jayco factory in Twin Falls has been given a partial five year tax deferral on its increased property value according to county commissioners.  100 percent will be waived the first two years followed by a 90 percent reduction the third year, 80 percent the fourth year and 70 percent the fifth year.

Starting this Thursday, Idahoans will need to have a fire safety burn permit before starting certain controlled burn activities.  The permit is free and good for ten days.

The University of Idaho can’t find a small amount of radioactive weapons grade plutonium about the size of a U.S. Quarter and federal officials are proposing at 85-hundred dollar fine.  Documents show it was on campus in 2004 but a search in October failed to find it.

Zoo Officials in Idaho Falls say their sloth bear cub will be leaving for an Arkansas zoo as part of a Species Survival Plan.  The cub was born at the zoo in November of 2016.

The Idaho Democratic Party is asking state officials to investigate a publication purporting to be a conservative newspaper that was reciently mailed out statewide to voters.  Officials are asking the Secretary of State to look into the legal legitimacy of the 43 page publication called “The Idahoan.”

Two 500-year-old skeletons discovered on federal land in Idaho's high desert plains will be turned over to Native American tribes. U.S. officials in a series of notices that started Friday say the remains of the young adult and child will be given to the interrelated Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in eastern Idaho and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes in southern Idaho and northern Nevada.

Those who oversee the water in Idaho say they are predicting a record amount of water to be pumped back into the Southern Idaho aquifer this year reaching more than double the annual recharge goal.  The Idaho Water Resource Board is expecting 530-thousand acre feet of water to seep back into the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer surpassing last years record of 317-thousand acre-feet. 

Today:  Sunny. High 78F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low near 50F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 83F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and warm, pm shower/storm possible in mountains

High 80 (Mountains: 75)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warm

High 71 (Mountains: 70)

FRIDAY: Sun & clouds, slight chance of showers

High 65 (Mountains: 63)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny

High 70 (Mountains: 68)

MOTHER'S DAY: Mostly sunny

High 74 (Mountains: 70)

May 7th: On this day

Johnny Cash kicked off his first ever UK tour at the Empire in Liverpool, with The Statler Brothers opening the show, followed by June Carter.

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country music album chart with Okie from Muskogee. The album won the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year in 1969. Haggard also won Single of the Year for "Okie from Muskogee" as well as Top Male Vocalist.

Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with “Behind Closed Doors”. The single became Rich's first #1 hit on the country charts, and also became a crossover hit on the pop charts. "Behind Closed Doors" earned awards for Song of the Year and Single of the Year from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and Rich also received a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. In 2003, it ranked #9 in CMT's 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.

Randy Travis was at #1 on the Country chart with second album Always & Forever. The singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", from the album all reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Clint Black was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "A Good Run Of Bad Luck", the fourth single from his 1993 album No Time to Kill.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack was certified for shipments of 6 million. The soundtrack features: Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, The Soggy Bottom Boys, The Whites, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, and The Cox Family.

Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg, West Virginia awarded and presented Dwight Yoakam with an honorary doctorate degree. Yoakam briefly attended Ohio State University, but dropped out and moved to Nashville in 1977.