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Wednesday 071118

President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.  Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted for setting fires on public lands.  A judge gave much lighter prison terms.  Prosecutors won an appeal and they were resentenced to serve the minimum.  The Whitehouse said the resentence was unjust. 

Fire destroyed a Filer family’s Barn Monday evening but firemen were able to keep the flames from damaging their nearby home.  Sheep near the barn were uninjured.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The board for the Jerome School District has approved a decision to allow school resource officers to use body worn cameras and store rifles on the school campus.  Officials believe the change will improve security at the school.

The number of domestic violence deaths in Idaho is on the rise.  11 people have been killed across the state so far this year in domestic violence incidents - more than in 2016, 2015 and 2014 annually.

A former pharmacist for a Boise hospital has filed a lawsuit alleging she was subject to racist and sexist harassment by multiple employees before being wrongfully terminated after just five months.  Lolettima Johnson says she reported the unlawful discriminatory behavior to several St. Lukes supervisors but nothing changed.

Two members of an Oregon church that shuns traditional medicine in favor of prayer have pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and criminal mistreatment in the death of their newborn daughter. Sarah Mitchell and her husband, Travis Lee Mitchell, were originally charged with murder in the 2017 death of their twin daughter, who struggled to breathe after a home birth. The Mitchells belong to the Followers of Christ Church, which has members in Oregon and Idaho.

Rescue workers retrieved and treated a man for minor injuries late Monday night after the 27 year old became stranded about 100 yards down the Snake River Canyon.  The incident reduced the Hansen Bridge to one lane.  The rescue took about two hours to complete. 

In local sports, congratulations in order for Wes Shaw, who will be a sophomore at Dietrich High School this fall.  He earned the boys all-around title at the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca Nevada this past weekend.  This is his second straight all around crown. 

In legion baseball, the Idaho Falls Bandits clobbered the Twin Falls cowboys in a double header 5 to 3 and 5 to 0.  Twin Falls will play in Jerome tomorrow. 

Today:  Sunny and very warm  Winds: Light and variable High: 91 (Mountains: 85)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 62F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 92F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.


Winds: SW 5-15 mph

Low 60 (Mountains: 50)

FRIDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 97 (Mountains: 91)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and hot

High: 94 (Mountains: 89)

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 93 (Mountains: 88)

MONDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 94 (Mountains: 88)

TUESDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 95 (Mountains: 86)

July 11th: On this day


Born on this day in Boscobel, Wisconsin, was Bobby G. Rice, country music singer-songwriter. Between 1970 and 1988, Rice released nine albums and charted thirty songs on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. His biggest hit, "You Lay So Easy On My Mind," peaked at #3 in 1973.


Hank Williams went into Castle Studio, Nashville and recorded versions of “My Sweet Love Ain’t Around”, “The Blues Come Around”, “Mansion On The Hill”, and I’ll Be A Bachelor ‘Til I Die”.


Following his departure from the New Christy Minstrels the day before, Kenny Rogers formed The First Edition with his friends Thelma Camacho, Mike Settle and Terry Williams - also from The New Christy Minstrels.


Born on this day in Hollywood, Florida, was Scotty Emerick, country music artist, known primarily for his work with Toby Keith. Amongst his co-writing credits are the #1’s "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight," the Willie Nelson duet "Beer for My Horses," "I Love This Bar," "Whiskey Girl," and "As Good as I Once Was", as well as the Top Five hits "Get Drunk and Be Somebody" and "A Little Too Late."


George Strait was at #1 on the US singles chart with "All My Ex's Live In Texas." Written by Sanger D. Shafer and Linda J. Shafer, the narrator declares that all four of his ex-girlfriends live in the state of Texas, in various towns, and that is why he lives in Tennessee.


Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert was at #1 on the US Country chart with "I Hope You Dance" which won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song and was nominated for Song of the Year.


Luke Bryan was at #1 on the US Country charts with "Drunk on You", the third single from his album Tailgates & Tanlines.


Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and Jim Lauderdale were all decorated by The National Music Council. The trio were honoured at the 32nd Annual American Eagle Awards during a Nashville trade show gathering of the National Association of Music Merchants. Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash's eldest daughter, delivered a tribute to Kristofferson with a rendition of "Loving Her Was Easier.”