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A Blaine county man has been charged with starting the fire burning near Bellevue by shooting at exploding targets.  35 year old Ryan Jensen could ultimately have to pay the cost of fighting the fire.

Dow Chemical was welcomed to the Magic Valley late last week with a celebration and speeches from Governor Butch Otter and Lt. Governor Brad Little.  The Burley plant will employ 25 people and make building insulation. 

About half of the necessary money to construct the sign over Shoshone street has been raised.  The Twin Falls Archway committee said they need $300-thousand for the project.  The archway will be designed to display information about community events and public services.

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit following a fatal crash involving an eastern Idaho sheriff's deputy and a New Plymouth man. Public records show the Idaho Counties Risk Management paid $150,000 on behalf of Payette County to settle a lawsuit with Nampa resident Jackie Raymond. Raymond had been in legal battle with the two Idaho law enforcement agencies over the 2011 death of her father, Barry Johnson.

The Idaho Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a man accused of hiring a hit man to murder two people.  37 year old Anthony Robins Jr. will now go back before a lower court to have a hearing on whether some evidence in the case against him was properly used by prosecutors.  Robins was sentenced to life in prison in 2016 after a jury convicted him of aiding and abetting two first-degree murders as well as an attempted first-degree murder.  The charges stemmed from the murders of Elliot Bailey and Travone Calloway and the attempted murder of Jeanette Juraska. At the time prosecutors said Robins was a drug supplier who orchestrated the killings of Calloway and Bailey after the pair stole 30 pounds of marijuana from him. Juraska was shot in the arm but survived.

Rail traffic has resumed after a dozen loaded grain cars derailed just east of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. BSNF Railway officials say the cars derailed after crossing a trestle just northwest of Cut Bank Montana.

In local sports, the Burley Green Sox are headed to the Regional A Legion Baseball Tournament.  That hasn’t happened since 2012 for the Burley Team.  Burley won four out of five games this week, including Sunday's 9-8 win over Rocky Mountain in the championship. This after they were down 8-2 in the fourth inning. Burley took the go-ahead lead in the fifth and never looked back.

The University of Idaho kicked off fall camp this weekend, as the Vandals prepare for their first season in the Big Sky Conference since 1995.  Idaho begins and ends the regular season with tough non-conference foes. Try an away game at Fresno State on September 1 and ending with a trip to Gainesville to meet with the Gators of Florida on November 17.

Jerry Kramer, the former Idaho Vandal was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday in Canton, Ohio.  Idaho's first All–American in 1956, Kramer played guard and kicker. Green Bay then drafted him and he played 11 seasons for them from 1958–68. The five–time All–Pro helped pave the way to five NFL championships and wins in Super Bowls I and II.  Kramer was named to the NFL's 50th anniversary team and the all–decade team of the 1960's.

Today:  Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High near 90F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. Low 59F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 93F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 97 (Mountains: 92)

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 99 (Mountains: 94)

FRIDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 100 (Mountains: 94)

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 97 (Mountains: 94)

August 6th: On this day

1955
Hank Snow, Lefty Frizzell, Eddie Dean, Freddie Hart and The Collins Kids performed the first-ever country concert at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

1966
George Jones scored his first Country #1 album with I’m a People, his 24th album release spent two weeks at the top of the charts.

1982
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the US Country charts with Always On My Mind. The album was the Billboard #1 country album of the year for 1982, peaking at the top of the charts for a total of 22 weeks, as well as spending 99 weeks on the chart.

1990
Capitol Records released "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks. The first single from his second album, No Fences, the song spent four weeks at #1 on the US country singles charts. The idea for the song was born when Earl Bud Lee and some songwriting friends gathered for lunch one day at Tavern on the Row, in Nashville eatery. When the check came, Lee realized he had forgotten his money. He was asked how he was going to pay for the meal, and he replied, "Don't worry. I have friends in low places. I know the cook."

1993
Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US Country charts with “Chattahoochee", the third single from his 1992 album A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love). The album is named for a line in the song itself. "Chattahoochee" also received CMA awards for Single of the Year and Song of the Year.

2004
Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan set off on their first joint concert tour, playing minor league baseball parks, beginning with a concert at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York.

2008
Dixie Chick Emily Robinson and country singer Charlie Robison divorced after nine years of marriage.