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A Boise School was in lockdown yesterday after a Nampa woman made threats toward another person.  34 year old Monica Walters-Wolf was arrested after she showed up at the East Junior High and made threats towards another person in the building.  She is charged with stalking, disorderly conduct, resisting and obstructing.

The Twin Falls City Council granted $110-thousand dollars to assist nonprofits in services that benefit citizens.  14 organizations had asked for $181-thousand.  Groups that will be assisted include Trans-4 Busses, Voices against Violence, Wellness Tree Clinic, The arts Council, Interlink Volunteer caregivers, CASA, Living Independence, the Boys and Girls club, Salvation army, Safe House, Twin Falls Senior Center, Jubilee House, Orton Botanical Garden and the Magic Valley Symphony.

A report from the National Website WalletHub lists the Gem State as the worst state in the country for working moms.  Idaho also ranked poorly in the “professional opportunities” category, with researchers noting the gender pay gap, ratio of female executives to male executives, median women’s salary, share of families in poverty, and female unemployment rate.

A recent report says visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly 500-million dollars last year in neighboring towns to the wilderness recreation area.  The figure marks a decline from 2016, when the agency estimated the park's visitor spending at $524 million.

Motorists traveling Eastland Drive and Pole Line road should note this.  The paving operation will require additional street closures through Monday, May 14th.  Private driveways will also be closed when paving operations occur in the vicinity of the driveway.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is warning residents to be on the lookout for Ticks.  Idaho has wood ticks which rarely transmits Lyme disease.  However, people can still receive Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tularemia and tick born relapsing fever from the wood tick that can be found in Idaho.

WEDNESDAY: Warm, mostly sunny, chance of isolated storm?
Winds Variable 3-8 mph
High 81 (Mountains: 75)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy skies.
Winds W 5-15 mph.
Low 49 (Mountains: 44)

THURSDAY: Sun and clouds, cooler and breezy
Winds West 10-20 mph
High 71 (Mountains: 67)

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, cool with scattered showers and storms
High 57 (Mountains: 54)

SATURDAY: Clouds, some sun, scattered showers.
High 61 (Mountains: 60)

SUNDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of a shower
High 65 (Mountains: 62)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and comfy
High 73 (Mountains: 70)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and comfy
High 77 (Mountains: 73)

May 9th: On this day

1914

Born on this day in Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia, was Hank Snow, (Clarence Eugene Snow), who scored more than 70 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980, including "I'm Moving On", "I Don't Hurt Anymore", and "Hello Love". He is a member of both the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Music Hall of Fame. Snow died on December 20, 1999.

 

1942

Born on this day in Hodgenville, Kentucky, was Bobby Lewis, country music singer-songwriter. Between 1963 and 1985, Lewis released ten albums and charted more than twenty-five songs on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. His biggest hit, "How Long Has It Been," peaked at #6 in 1966.

1950

Born on this day in Macon, Georgia was Country singer Randy Howard who was part of the Outlaw Country movement that spawned Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck and more. His released his debut album, Now and Then, in 1976. He was killed in a gunfight with a bounty hunter at the age of 65 on June 11 2015.

1968

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country charts with "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde”. Written by Haggard and Bonnie Owens It was released as the first single and title track from the album The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde. The song was Haggard's fourth 1# and spent two weeks at #1 and a total of 14 weeks on the country chart.

1974

Merle Haggard had the #1 country single with "Things Aren't Funny Anymore", Haggard's seventeenth #1 on the country charts spent ten weeks on the country chart.

1983

Winners at the 18th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Jerry Reed, John Schneider and Tammy Wynette included: Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Slyvia, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - Ronnie Milsap, Top Vocal Group - Alabama, Top New Female Vocalist of the Year - Karen Brooks, op Vocal Duet of the Year - David Frizzell and Shelly West and Album of the Year went to Willie Nelson for Always On My Mind.

1989

Keith Whitley, the country music singer who charted 19 singles on the Billboard country charts, including five consecutive #1’s was found dead fully clothed face down on his bed. The cause of death was determined to be acute ethanolism (alcohol poisoning). At the time of his death, he had just finished work on his fourth and final studio album, I Wonder Do You Think of Me. The album was released three months after his death, and produced two more #1 hits, with the title track and "It Ain't Nothin'."

 

2005

Kenny Chesney married actress Renee Zellweger in a ceremony on the island of St. John. They had met in January of thie year at a tsunami relief benefit concert. On September 15 of that same year, after only four months of marriage, the couple announced their plans for an annulment.

2008

Members of Alabama sued their drummer Mark Herndon for $202,670 in money allegedly overpaid to him three years earlier after the band's farewell tour. Since 1982, Herndon had been a paid employee of Wild Country Inc. according to the court papers. In December 2002, a new contract was signed which provided that Herndon would be paid an annual salary of $100,000 and receive a 22.725 percent share of “net Live Performance revenue actually received by the group.

2015

American country musician associated with Western swing Johnny Gimble died at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas. Gimble was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 in the early influences category as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.