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Sun Valley Resort says an investigation into a fire that partially destroyed one of its lodges determined where the fire started but failed to determine what caused it. The April 18 fire at the Warm Springs Lodge in Ketchum started next to an exterior wall and spread to the roof.

No prison time for Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl prison time after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan.  Army Gen. Robert Abrams approved the court-martial sentencing handed down last November. Bergdahl was reduced in rank from sergeant to private and ordered to forfeit $1,000 a month in pay for 10 months. He was also given a dishonorable discharge.

Some of the wild horses rounded up in southern Idaho after a giant wildfire burned up forage will be returned to the area this month. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says 26 wild horses will be released into the Sands Basin Herd Management Area about 40 miles west of Boise on June 13.

You may want to check how many deductions you have with your employer since Idaho’s state tax law has changed.  One Twin Falls CPA said Idaho changing state tax laws will mirror federal tax changes.  The fear is Idahoans are not withholding enough from their paychecks to cover the new tax difference.

A Blanchard man has been sentenced to up to 50 years in prison for shooting two Bonner County sheriff's deputies. Deputies Michael Gagnon and Justin Penn survived the brief gunbattle with 32-year-old Adam Deacon Foster. Foster says he thought the deputies were assailants, not law officers.

48 year old Steven Walter Hendrix of Burley is facing charges on child enticement and possession of a controlled substance.  A Rupert Police officer posed as a 15-year-old girl online.  Police say Hendrix also stated he wanted to performed sexual acts.  Upon searching his vehicle, authorities found a "crystal" substance, which later turned out to test positive for meth.

Idaho will take over regulating pollution discharge into the state's lakes and rivers from the federal government.  Officials say a state-run program will be more responsive and have local experts better acquainted with Idaho making decisions.

Today:  Sun and clouds, isolated showers and storms Winds: NE 5-10 mph High: 83 (Mountains: 73)

Tonight: Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 59F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 87F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy

High: 83 (Mountains: 74)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy

High: 62 (Mountains: 55)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny

High: 74 (Mountains: 64)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 80 (Mountains: 72)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 85 (Mountains: 78)

June 7th: On this day


Born on this day in Morrisville, Missouri Winford was Wynn Stewart, the country music performer who was one of the progenitors of the Bakersfield sound and an inspiration to such greats as Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Stewart scored the 1967 #1 hit “It's Such a Pretty World Today”. Stewart suddenly died of a heart attack on July 17, 1985.


Born on this day in Pontypridd, South Wales, UK, was Tom Jones, singer who scored the 1977 US #1 Country hit “Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow”. Jones is famous for his version of “Green, Green Grass of Home” which was a world-wide hit in 1966.


Born on this day in Cooper City, Florida, was Larry Boone, American country music artist. His highest-charting single, "Don't Give Candy to a Stranger", reached #10 in 1988. Boone has also co-written several singles for other country music artists, including a #1 single for Kathy Mattea, "(Burnin' Old Memories)", and Top Ten hits for Don Williams, Tracy Lawrence, Rick Trevino and Lonestar.


The Johnny Cash Show premiered on ABC TV; from the Grand Ole Opry with special guest Bob Dylan and the regular cast, Tennessee Three, June Carter and Carter Family, Statler Brothers, and Carl Perkins, stepping in for Luther Perkins, (who has just died accidentally in house fire). Bob Wootton became a permanent replacement in Cash's band, and a mainstay for the next three decades.


Toby Keith was at #1 on the country charts with Honkytonk University. "As Good as I Once Was" was the album's biggest hit, topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts for six weeks. Due to the closure of DreamWorks shortly afterwards, however, "Big Blue Note" was released on Keith's Show Dog Nashville label, going on to peak at #5.


George Strait ended his touring career in style with his final performance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The show shattered a Billboard Boxscore mark for largest single-show attendance at a US stadium when 104,793 fans packed the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys to see the singer on the final date of his farewell tour Cowboy Rides Away.