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Tuesday 071018

Fire crews in Northern Nevada are working to gain the upper hand where a fast growing wildfire has torched over 625 square miles.  Flames the size of a four story building is burning cattle grazing land near the border of Idaho and Oregon. 

Heyburn Officials need to convince the 33-hundred residents in that community they need to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant.  The EPA has ordered the city to bring its wastewater treatment plant into compliance with federal regulations or face fines of more than 53-hundred dollars a day.  It’s expected the upgrade will cost between 7 and 8 Million dollars.

  A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court, urging Idaho school districts to stop charging students fees. The lawsuit, filed by former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robert Huntley, names every school district in Idaho as defendants, and every K-12 student in Idaho, plus their parents or guardians, as plaintiffs whose rights have been violated.

A 19-year-old Lewiston man likely will be paralyzed after hitting his head in the Snake River while diving at Hells Gate State Park.  Zac Moore told first responders he had no feeling below his neck.

Two men were involved in a fatal all-terrain vehicle crash near Elk River, Idaho.  21-year-old Blake Braun of Juliaetta, Idaho and 22-year-old Brock Daugherty of Clarkston, Washington, both died at the scene. The two were on a Kawasaki ATV that left the roadway and struck a tree, ejecting and killing them instantly.

U.S. hop acreage is forecast at a record 53,282 acres this year, up 4 percent over last year, with new acreage and plantings entering full production.  Idaho is projected at 8,217 acres, or 15 percent of the total.  Idaho shows the largest increase in acreage between the gem state, Washington and Oregon, up 1,224 acres, or 17.5 percent.

Today:   Mostly sunny, not as hot, breezy  Winds: SW 10-15 mph High: 91 (Mountains: 88)

Tonight: Mostly clear Winds: SW 5-15 mph  Low 60 (Mountains: 53)

Tomorrow:  A few clouds from time to time. High 92F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.


Winds: Light West

Low 61 (Mountains: 52)

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 95 (Mountains: 91)

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot

High: 98 (Mountains: 93)

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 96 (Mountains: 90)

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 93 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 94 (Mountains: 89)

July 10th: On this day


Born on this day in Easton, Pennsylvania, was Stan Munsey, songwriter and one of several writer-musicians to emerge out of the Muscle Shoals, Alabama music scene. His songs have sold more than 12 million worldwide and has penned tunes for Alabama, Shenandoah, The Statler Brothers, Glen Campbell, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, The Kinleys, Butch Baker, Lorrie Morgan, Suzy Bogguss, Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood, Jonathan Edwards, Mel McDaniel, Charly McClain, Wayne Massey, Ty Herndon, Collin Raye, John Michael Montgomery, Marty Raybon, and Marie Osmond.


"Heartbreak U.S.A." by Kitty Wells was at #1 on the US Country singles chart. The track became Kitty Wells third and final #1 staying at the top spot for four weeks and spending twenty-three weeks on the chart.


Born on this day in Columbus, Ohio, was Gary LeVox, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with the American country trio Rascal Flatts who have scored 11 US Country #1’s.


Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Don't Rock the Jukebox", the lead single from the album of the same name. His second consecutive #1 single on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles also received an ASCAP award for Country Song of the Year in 1992. That same year, the song was covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks, featuring commentary by Alan Jackson himself, for their 1992 album Chipmunks in Low Places.


Dolly Parton kicked off her first major concert tour in 10 years at the Irving Plaza in New York City. The Halos & Horns Tour was to promote the release of her latest album Halos & Horns.


Carrie Underwood and Ottawa Senators player Mike Fisher married in a private ceremony in Georgia.