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Thursday 080918

The fire burning near Carey should be contained by this weekend.  The evacuations have been lifted but road closures remain in effect for many of the areas.  The fire has damaged over 64-thousand acres.

Searchers in Wyoming are looking again for a Utah man who is missing but presumed dead after being suspected of killing his wife, another woman and a 14-year-old girl in Idaho last year. Authorities believe Mike Bullinger has died in a remote area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Chobani could be appearing in the condiment section of your grocery store as the company has developed a squeezable sour cream.  The product was developed and produced in Twin Falls. 

The DEQ has a request from a dairy near Declo that if approved would provide regulation to a stationary concrete batch plant.

Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney has said who will manage the state’s election system and voter registration database.  Tenex Software solution is costing the state $4 million dollars over five years.

Two small wildfires are burning in Yellowstone National Park, but officials say they are in areas that do not pose a threat to tourists or park facilities.Smoke from the fire may be visible from the Grand Loop Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction in the northern part of the park.

The Wendell School District officials say students are now going to be given a choice for Kindergarten.  All Day classes are being offered for the first time which is something the district has been working on for quite some time.

Top officials with the Idaho Department of Correction are considering telling state lawmakers they need a nearly 20 percent budget increase to fund beds, staff and services for the state's growing prison population. The three-member Board of Correction held off from finalizing their request until later this year.

An eastern Idaho man is recovering after being pinned underneath his truck for at least two days after the vehicle rolled into a ravine. 21 year old Joe Rightmire was found the 21-year-old pinned near Idaho Falls.

Today:  Sunny, hazy and hot.   Winds: ENE 3-8 mph.   High: 101 (Mountains: 95)

Tonight:  Some clouds. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. Low 62F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 102F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear with smoky haze.

Winds: South 5-10 mph.

Low 67 (Mountains: 57)

SATURDAY: Sunny not as hot

High: 91 (Mountains: 88)


High: 88 (Mountains: 84)

MONDAY: sunny & hotter.

High: 92 (Mountains: 86)

TUESDAY: sunny & hot.

High: 95 (Mountains: 86)

WEDNESDAY: sunny & hot.

High: 96 (Mountains: 87)

August 9th: On this day


Born on this day in Chickasha, Okla, was Wyatt Merle Kilgore, American singer, songwriter, and manager who co-wrote (with June Carter), "Ring Of Fire", which became a hit for Johnny Cash, ending Cash's three-year career slump, staying at #1 on the country chart for seven weeks in 1963. Kilgore started his career in country music as a teenage gofer for Hank Williams and ended as the manager of Hank Williams Jr. Kilgore died on February 6, 2005.


Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Diana Trask, Pat Boone who sand a duet “Peace In The Valley” with Cash and Tom T. Hall who played "The Ballad of $40."


"Lord, Mr. Ford" by Jerry Reed was at #1 on the Country chart, Reed's second of three #1's. "Lord, Mr. Ford" is a satire on the social, cultural and economic influence the automobile has had on the American public. The lyrics bemoan the fact that a seemingly simple invention to assist mankind has instead brought nothing but grief.


The Urban Cowboy soundtrack double album was at #1 on the US Country chart. The album spawned numerous Top 10 Billboard Country Singles, such as #1 "Lookin' for Love" by Johnny Lee, #1 "Stand by Me" by Mickey Gilley, #3 (AC chart), "Could I Have This Dance" by Anne Murray, and #4 "Love the World Away" by Kenny Rogers. The film is said to have started the 1980s boom in pop-country music known as the "Urban Cowboy Movement" also known as Neo-Country or Hill Boogie.


The Judd’s' "Rockin' With The Rhythm Of The Rain" was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart, The Judds' seventh #1 country single.


Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins penned song, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere". The song spent a total of eight weeks at the top of the chart and won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year.