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Friday 081018

A warning from the Twin Falls County fair.  There are some third-party groups on the web selling Old Dominion Concert tickets.  John Pitz told reporters this week that the problem is they are not authorized and the tickets are worthless.  Pitz said some of the prices are actually triple what the real tickets are selling for.  Online tickets are only available at tfcfair-dot-com. 

Several school districts are going before voters August 28th hoping to get approval for renovations and resources.  The Gooding school district is seeking $950,000 annually for 10 years.  Richfield is looking for a 4-million dollar bond to build a new Gym and Agricultural shop.  In March of next year The Filer school district will be going for about 9.9 million for facility projects.

22 year old Stephan Nathaniel Lowry is accused of exchanging sexually explicit text messages with a 14 year old girl.  He has been charged with Lewd Conduct with a child under 16 and enticing a child through the internet.

An Idaho grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex. A grand jury has returned an indictment charging Timmy Kinner, 30, with one count of first-degree murder.

Firefighters made good progress on several large Idaho wildfires but another started that's expected to burn into the fall. The Sharps Fire burning timber and grass is about 6 miles east of Bellevue.  Full containment expected on Sunday.   In west-central Idaho, the Mesa Fire has consumed 53 square miles. That fire in timber and grass is 57 percent contained.  A fire in east-central Idaho in timber that started last week is up to 9 square miles. Officials say the Rabbit Foot Fire is burning in timber with dead and dying trees in all directions, and won't be contained until October.

A Nevada wildfire that has burned more than 200 square miles along the Idaho line is now 92 percent contained. The Goose Creek Fire was sparked by lightning southeast of Jackpot on July 26.

The national weather service has issued a fire weather watch for many of the forest lands in Southern Idaho.  Such a warning means fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. The weather service has also issued a heat advisory for Southern Twin Falls county and Western Magic Valley.  Temps are expected to be 95 to 103.  The warnings extend till midnight tonight.

Today:  Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 102F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. Low near 65F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky.  High 95F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 90 (Mountains: 85)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 91 (Mountains: 86)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 92 (Mountains: 85)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 92 (Mountains: 86)


August 10th: On this day


Born on this day in Olton, Texas was Jimmy Ray Dean the American country music singer, television host, and businessman who had the 1961 country crossover hit "Big Bad John". Dean became a national television personality in the late 50’s with his television series, The Jimmy Dean Show and is also famous as the creator of the 'Jimmy Dean sausage brand'. Dean died of natural causes at the age of 81, on June 13, 2010.


Born on this day, was Jennifer Hanson, country singer, songwriter, (well as a former Miss California). Hanson who is married to songwriter Mark Nesler has also written singles for other artists, including "Leave the Pieces" for The Wreckers, and "A Different World" for Bucky Covington, a co-write with Nesler, and "Let Me Down Easy" for Billy Currington. She also co-wrote "Country Strong" for Gwyneth Paltrow for the movie of the same name.


Dixie Chick Martie Erwin married Gareth Maguire, a Roman Catholic teacher and actor from Northern Ireland in a civil ceremony in Hawaii.


Brooks & Dunn announced that they were breaking up in 2010 after 20 years as a duo. Signed to Arista Records in 1991, the duo recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album and three compilation albums for the label. They also released fifty singles, of which twenty went to #1 on the Hot Country Songs charts and nineteen more reached top ten.


With 22 weeks at #1, "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line set a new record for most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, breaking a three-way tie of 21 weeks at #1 jointly held by Eddy Arnold ("I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)," 1947), Hank Snow ("I'm Movin' On," 1950) and Webb Pierce ("In the Jailhouse Now," 1955). "Cruise" benefited from changes in Billboard's methodology, made in 2012, from a country airplay-only chart to one that reflected all-genre airplay, music downloads and streaming.

August 11th: On this day


Born on this day in Versailles, Kentucky, was John Conlee, country music singer who between 1978 and 2004 scored a total of thirty-two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Conlee has scored seven #1 hits including, "Lady Lay Down," "Backside of Thirty," "Common Man," "I'm Only in It for the Love," and "Got My Heart Set on You."


Hank Williams was fired from the Grand Ole Opry for habitual drunkenness. (After a fall suffered during a hunting trip in Tennessee early in the year, Williams started to consume painkillers, including morphine, and alcohol to ease the pain).


Johnny Cash appeared at the Three Rivers Inn in Syracuse, New York during a four night run.


Born on this day in Charleston, West Virginia, was Rachel Proctor, country music artist who co-wrote Martina McBride's 2002 single "Where Would You Be". Her debut hit “Days Like This" which peaked at #24 on the country charts, was the first of four singles from her 2004 debut album Where I Belong.


"Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" by Dolly Parton was at #1 on the country chart. Released as the first single from the album White Limozeen, the song was Parton's eighteenth #1.


Steve Earle married Allison Moorer at the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville. It was the American singer, songwriters seventh wedding, and her second.


Don Helms a steel guitarist best known as the steel guitar player of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys died aged 81. Helms was a featured musician on over 100 Hank Williams recordings and went on to play on many classic country hits, including Patsy Cline's “Walking After Midnight,” Stonewall Jackson’s “Waterloo,” the Louvin Brothers’ “Cash on the Barrelhead,” Lefty Frizzell’s “Long Black Veil” and Loretta Lynn’s “Blue Kentucky Girl.”

August 12th: On this day


Born on this day, in West Plains, Missouri was Porter Wagoner, Country singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour. In 1967, he introduced a then little known Dolly Parton on his long-running television show. Also known as Mr. Grand Ole Opry, Wagoner has scored over 80 US singles from 1954–1983. He died from lung cancer on October 28, 2007.


Born on this day in Sherman, Texas was Buck Owens, Jr., singer and guitarist, who scored twenty 21 #1 hits on the Billboard country music charts and pioneered what has come to be called the Bakersfield sound a reference to Bakersfield, California. Owens died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack on March 25th 2006.


Charley Pride was at #1 on the Country charts with “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me).” In doing so he accomplished a feat not done in 25 years: an African American entertainer having a #1 hit on the Billboard country chart. The last song by a black performer to reach the summit was "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" by Louis Jordan, in July 1944. Pride became the third black singer to have a #1 country hit (the Nat King Cole-led King Cole Trio had a #1 hit earlier in 1944).


The estranged father of 17 year-old Shelby Lynn shot and killed her mother and then himself at their home in St. Stephens, Alabama. She and her younger sister Allison Moorer subsequently moved in with relatives.


Liberty Records released "Rodeo" by Garth Brooks. Written by Larry Bastian the single which was taken from his album Ropin' the Wind peaked at #3 on the US country chart.


Lonestar were at #1 on the country music charts with "What About Now", the fourth single from their 1999 album, Lonely Grill.