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Idaho Power has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border. The lawsuit seeks to force the agency to take action on a 2012 request by Idaho allowing warmer water temperatures in the Snake River below the Hells Canyon Complex.

Those who are considering selling illegal fireworks this year should listen up.  The Boise Fire Department says it will seek restitution from the vendors and the users if illegal aerial fireworks spark a blaze in the city. The department intends to work with police to investigate should a fire begin and part of that process will include determining where the fireworks originated.  No word if other fire departments in the gem state are considering such action.

The leader of Yellowstone National Park says he's being forced out as a "punitive action" after disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain. Superintendent Dan Wenk announced last week that he intended to retire next year after being offered a transfer he didn't want. He said that the head of the National Park Service told him that a new superintendent will be in place in August and that Wenk will be gone by then.

Key legislative leaders say they will urge Gov. Butch Otter to call a special session to resolve a longstanding water battle.  Members on the Natural Resources Interim Committee unanimously agreed that the ongoing legal challenges surrounding a Treasure Valley water dispute are serious enough to call lawmakers back to Boise to help settle the tensions in the Boise River system reservoirs - which spans from Boise to Parma.

The flood advisory from the National Weather Service continues for some areas in Southern Idaho.  That includes the Big Lost River, Big Wood and snake rivers in Blaine County.  While a significant cooldown is expected on Sunday, which will reduce snowmelt, more rain and possibly higher elevation snow could add to the already swollen rivers.

Wednesday afternoon, two Idaho State Police detectives in an unmarked police car happened to be traveling through Weiser when they spotted a man assaulting a woman with a knife.  Nearby police were called to assist and 27 year old Joshua Lincoln was arrested.  The woman is in stable condition at last check.  

In local sports, this weekend is the College national finals rodeo in Casper Wyoming.  Some of the best will be on hand from southern Idaho.  Declo’s Kambrie Clark in Barrel Racing and Gooding’s Cole Millican along with Buhl’s Sydney Porter will compete in Team roping representing Idaho State University.  Gooding High School graduate Wyatt Williams will be there competing in Tie down Roping.  The rodeo begins tomorrow.

In Legion Baseball the Twin Falls Cowboys trounced the Boise Senators 5 to 4 and the Burley Green Sox shut out the Jerome Cyclones 6 to zip.

Today:  Mostly sunny skies and warm  Winds: SW 5-10 mph  High: 85 (Mountains: 80)

Tonight:  Scattered thunderstorms early, then becoming clear after midnight. Low 56F. SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tomorrow:  Mainly sunny. High 87F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, gusty winds, isolated shower/storm.

Winds: West 15-25 mph.

Low: 41 (Mountains: 39)

SUNDAY: Much cooler, windy and mostly sunny

High: 61 (Mountains: 57)

MONDAY: Sunny and nice

High: 74 (Mountains: 67)

TUESDAY: Sunny and warmer

High: 79 (Mountains: 75)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and warm

High: 89 (Mountains: 82)

THURSDAY: Sunny and warm

High: 89 (Mountains: 82)

June 8th: On this day


"Ring Of Fire" by Johnny Cash made its debut at #28 on the singles charts. It went on to become his first #1 hit since the 1959 "Don't Take Your Guns To Town."


Alton Delmore from The Delmore Brothers died. The Delmore Brothers were country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930's had a profound impact on the history of country music and American popular music.


Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the country charts with "Singing My Song" who she co-wrote with Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton. "Singing My Song" was Tammy Wynette's fifth #1 on the country charts as a solo artist and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the charts.



Dolly Parton was at at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "I Will Always Love You". It was the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene.


The novelty song "One Piece at a Time" by Johnny Cash was at #1 on the Country chart. The song tells of a man who works at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan, building Cadillacs and knowing that he will never be able to afford one. He and a co-worker decide to steal a Cadillac, using their assembly line jobs to obtain the parts via salami slicing. He takes the small parts home hidden in his large lunchbox; larger parts are smuggled out in his co-worker's motor home.


Born on this day in Vista, California, was Sara Watkins, fidle player, with Nickel Creek, the bluegrass act. Watkins gained two Grammy nominations before she turned 20.


Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" was ranked #1 in CMT’s 100 Greatest Songs Of Country Music. Ex-husband George Jones was placed at #2, with "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Followed by “Crazy”, Patsy Cline, “Ring of Fire”, Johnny Cash, “Your Cheatin' Heart”, Hank Williams, “Friends in Low Places”, Friends in Low Places, “I Fall to Pieces”, Patsy Cline, “Galveston”, Glen Campbell, “Behind Closed Doors”, Behind Closed Doors and “Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”, Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson.


George Strait was named the top country music artist of the past 25 years by Billboard magazine. Strait holds the record for most #1 albums, gold albums, platinum albums, and multi-platinum in the history of country music.


Dolly Parton hand-delivered the millionth book from her UK Imagination Library reading initiative to a Liverpool child. The singer-songwriter gave a Braille copy of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit to five-year-old Dylan Manifold while in the city to perform. It was the first book for blind and partially-sighted children the project had supplied in the UK. The Imagination Library, which runs in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, sees sponsors pay for pre-school children to receive a book every month. It originally launched in Parton's home county of Sevier, Tennessee in 1996.

June 9th: On this day


Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album charts with Ol' Waylon. The album features one of his signature songs, a track featuring Willie Nelson called "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)", as well as the Neil Diamond song "Sweet Caroline", a version of Kenny Rogers' "Lucille" and a medley of the two Arthur Crudup songs previous recorded by Elvis Presley.


Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "She Believes In Me". The song became one of his biggest crossover hits in the late spring of 1979, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.


George Strait started a five-week run at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Love Without End, Amen", the lead-off single from his #1 album, Livin' It Up.



Carrie Underwood was at #1 on the US country chart with her debut album Some Hearts. It is the best selling debut album by a solo female country music artist in history and album contains the #1 singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel", "Don't Forget to Remember Me", "Wasted", and "Before He Cheats".


George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, along with The Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" and The Stanley Brothers' "Rank Stranger".


A survey showed that 42 percent of the US population were country music fans, (which breaks down to 95 million music fans). The survey also found that country fans are more likely to go dancing, go out on the town with friends, entertain at home and dine out. In fact country fans spent $16 billion dining out with friends and family in 2010!











June 10th: On this day


Four months following her death, Decca Records released The Patsy Cline Story, a double album compilation consisting of Patsy Cline's best-known songs between 1961 and 1963.


Johnny Cash was presented with the United Nations Humanitarian Award at the annual United Nations Citation Dinner in New York City.


Born on this day, in Sumter, South Carolina. was Lee Brice, country music singer signed to Curb Records. His highest-charting single "A Woman Like You", reached #1 in April 2012. He also scored Billboard's Top Country Song of 2010 with "Love Like Crazy", the title track to his 2010 debut album; the song spent 56 weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart, peaking at # 3 and setting a record for the longest run in the chart's history.


Dwight Yoakam scored his second consecutive #1 album with Hillbilly Deluxe. Four of its tracks would find their way into the Top 40 of the Hot Country Singles chart in 1987 and 1988, all topping out in the lower half of the Top Ten. Chronologically, they were "Little Sister", "Little Ways" "Please, Please Baby" and "Always Late with Your Kisses".


Former Oak Ridge Boys singer and guitarist, Steve Sanders died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head in an apparent suicide in Cape Coral, Florida. Sanders sang lead vocals on such hits as "Gonna Take A Lot Of River" and "Bridges And Walls". He was 45.


Ray Charles died due to acute liver disease at his home in Los Angeles, California. Charles helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960's. His 1962 album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music and its sequel Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 2, helped to bring country into the mainstream of music. His version of the Don Gibson song, “I Can't Stop Loving You” topped the Pop chart for five weeks.


Just two weeks after winning American Idol, Carrie Underwood made her Grand Ole Opry debut, singing the Roy Orbison classic "Crying".


Wynonna Judd married musician Cactus Moser, best known as the drummer for Highway 101 at her home in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee.


Emmylou Harris was praised by Barack Obama as she received the 2015 Polar Music Prize. The US president sent congratulations adding: "Music brings people together in an increasingly interconnected world." Harris, from Birmingham, Alabama, has recorded more than 25 albums over four decades and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.