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Wednesday July 5, 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management battled a growing fire near Bliss yesterday.  The Independence Fire was reported at 2:13 p.m. at 1274 Highway 26 between Bliss and Gooding.

The boil advisory has been lifted for the City of Hansen.  A Saturday night power outage caused more than 100 residents to be without electricity for several hours.  As a precaution and since the backflow preventer was without power, a boil advisory was instilled.

Saying that the move could mean an increase in illegal immigration prosecution by the federal government, opponents of a proposal for Jerome County to lease beds at its jail to Immigration and Customs Enforcement came out in force Monday. The contract between ICE and Jerome County hasn’t been finalized, but the plans tentatively call for the county to lease 50 beds at $75 a day per bed.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a decomposed body that was found in a home in Ammon, Idaho.  The body was found Sunday. Officials are treating the death as a homicide investigation.

A drone flying illegally created a problem for crews fighting a wildfire near Nat-Soo-Pah.  The BLM will contact the pilot again this week who could face a fine of up to $500.

Idaho officials are considering altering rules for suction dredge mining on the South Fork of the Clearwater River just before the month-long season.  State regulators were asked to clarify or simplify permits for the river.

The police chief in Alaska's capital city is leaving after four years to lead a police force in Idaho. Bryce Johnson was appointed chief in Idaho Falls.  He said he took the job to be closer to family.

Earlier this year the Idaho Judicial Council's disciplinary process gained more attention after confirming it had received a verified complaint against Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker. The complaint was filed following his decision to sentence a teen to probation for sexually assaulting a high school football teammate.  Some believe a sentence for John R.K. Howard was too lenient.  The council has not yet made a decision regarding the complaint.

Today:  Mostly sunny. High around 100F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear skies. Low 66F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Generally sunny. High 100F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot
HIGH: 101 (Mountains: 93)

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 102 (Mountains: 94)

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 102 (Mountains: 94)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 89)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 88)

July 5th: On this day

Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Doug McClure and The Cowsills. Johnny performed a version of “Custer Don't Ride Very Good Any” with Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "He Loves Me All the Way." Written by Billy Sherrill, Norro Wilson, and Carmol Taylor, it became Tammy Wynette's seventh #1 solo hit on the country charts.

George Jones' classic track, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" was at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. The melancholy song, written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman has been named in several surveys as the greatest country song of all time.

Born on this day in Augusta, Georgia, Dave Haywood, country music singer-songwriter with Lady Antebellum, who scored the 2009 US #1 Country hit “I Run To You.” The group won five awards at the 2011 Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Need You Now". Lady Antebellum was also awarded the "Best Country Album" award at the 54th Grammy Awards.

Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing "Ring of Fire", Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has.” Cash died on Sept 12th of this year.

Mickey Gilley was seriously injured in a fall in Branson, Missouri. The 73 year-old was helping a neighbor move some furniture when he fell, with the 'love seat' falling on top of him, crushing four vertebrae. The incident left him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down . After intense physical therapy he was able to walk again and returned to the stage a year later. However, he still lacks the hand coordination necessary to play the piano.

Country Music on the Fourth

Willie Nelson Hosts His 44th Fourth of July Picnic in Texas.  Austin and Nashville are once again living up to their reputations as country music capitals on July 4 with Willie Nelson continuing a Texas tradition and Chris Young and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band headlining a free concert in Tennessee.  The 44th edition of Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic will take place at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas’ Austin360 Amphitheater with a lineup that includes Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Asleep at the Wheel, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects vs. Robots, the Raelyn Nelson Band and Folk Uke.


Twin Falls Tonight kicks off its season on Wednesday night at the new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug.  I’ll be there broadcasting live at 5 with the concert starting at 6.  The season kicks off this year with live music from The Generator Saints – and as always, cold drinks, delicious food, and a great place to get together with friends and family.  Again, the NEW location for this year’s concerts is located in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug.


If you've ever wanted to know more about who lived in your house, The Twin Falls Library is hosting an intriguing seminar on how to get started researching it using Library resources.  The event is Friday morning at 10a.  As always, all library programs are free and open to the public.


The Ketchum Arts festival kicks off on Friday, and goes through Sunday.  The Ketchum Arts Festival celebrates over 100 visually enchanting art-filled booths dispersed over Festival Meadows on Sun Valley Road. This year’s festival features an array of unique artist’s wares like  hand crafted windsocks, ceramics, glass blown delights, handmade wardrobe accessories (hats, scarves, aprons, and tutus), wind chimes for that special corner of your deck, furniture of all kinds, edible treasures, and locally made skin-care.  The festival starts at 10am Friday morning, and if you’re after more info, click the link on today's Broc In The Morning Blog at


Don’t miss the annual Wake in the Snake event this Saturday from Idaho Watersports and Hot 100 FM.  Wake In The Snake is a grassroots wakeboard competition.  It is free to watch but costs to compete.  Bring your sunscreen, sunshade & enjoy an action packed day of riding.  Food & shaved ice will be available for sale at the event.  The action starts at 9am at Burley Golf Course Marina – and if you’d like to enter the competition, click the banner at  Online pre-registration IS REQUIRED to participate.


The 30th Annual Shoshone Arts in the Park is this Saturday and Sunday at the Courthouse Lawn in Shoshone, Idaho.

Come down and enjoy festival food, arts and crafts, antiques, trolley and wagon rides, music all day long!  Live music

by Tylor & the Train Robbers, Spike Coggins, Evans & French and Prairie Wind - and make sure you join your neighbors

for the community breakfast on Sunday Morning.  The event is Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am

to 5:00 pm. For more information click the link on today's Broc In The Morning Blog at






For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at

***Magic Lantern Theaters –

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 -

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater –



Bad news for Ed Sheeran's 19.2 million Twitter followers.  In an interview with The Sun published Monday, the

singer-songwriter said he's no longer active on the social media platform. "I've actually come off Twitter completely.

I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day,"

the 26-year-old revealed. "The (hard part) for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."

A lot of the recent hate towards Sheeran has come from Lady Gaga fans.  Gaga's fans have been trolling Sheeran since

earlier this year. After his Beats Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe, some of her fans assumed he threw shade in her

direction. "I do not want to be the kind of artist who has had two successful albums and then feels invincible.

I have to know when to listen to people, or I'll end up like those artists you've interviewed in recent years.

You've seen them become the biggest artists in the world, and then suddenly they will say, 'I know everything!'

And just after, they are no longer at the top," Sheeran said at the time, without naming names. "The smartest thing

to do is listen to people who know I do not want to do the Super Bowl years later, after my biggest success, just to

prove I'm still relevant."  In true Gaga fashion, she came to his defense the day after the interview published.

On Instagram, she said "What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @edsheeran deserves all our love and respect

like all humans do," she wrote on Instagram. "I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and

apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean. No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity."


Some call it art... some call it expression... some call it filth - but MOST celebrities who decide to take their clothes

off for the world to see don't wait as long as Celine Dion has.  A photo was posted on Vogue magazine's Instagram page on the Fourth of July, which shows the 49-year-old singer sitting on a plush chair with her arms folded and legs crossed, wearing nothing and clutching a white garment, during a trip to Paris.  Naked photos of Dion have never been released before.   She did, however, pose topless for V magazine in 2012, wearing a pair of long black gloves while folding her arms over her chest.


John Blackwell Jr., who performed with Prince as his drummer for 15 years, died yesterday.  He was 43.  Blackwell was considered a master drummer and was known for his unique style of drumming.  It was discovered last year that Blackwell had two brain tumors that eventually led to his passing.  His wife posted the announcement on his Instagram account, "My husband incredible drummer John Blackwell Jr. passed the way peacefully in my company today. Thanks God for his life and thanks everyone for their support."  A GoFundMe page was set up to help cover his medical bills that reached more than $78,000 in donations as of last night.