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Friday 7/7/17

C-3 says they are looking to create 445 full time customer service representative positions for their center in Twin Falls.  Currently they have around 500 employees.  Officials say they have made room and even by adding more, they still have room to expand again.

A Twin Falls man was arraigned earlier this week after allegedly foring his way into the home, threatening a woman with a bat and stealing her gun.  35 year old Brian Anthony jones is charged with burglary, grand theft and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Kimberly Good Neighbor days is set to begin today and run through Sunday at the towns City Park.  It begins tonight at 6 pm with a flag raising and Good Neighbor Days presentations.

A watchdog group and four southwest Idaho landowners have filed a federal lawsuit against Idaho officials contending a state-approved process forcing them to sell their natural gas and oil violates the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit filed late last month names Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz and one current member and four former members of the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Northern Idaho investigators say there may be hundreds of victims linked with a child pornography case recently uncovered. Investigators found about 24,000 images of kids, some who were naked, on the electronic devices of 41-year-old Jason McGovern of Hayden. McGovern was arrested June 21 and charged with 10 counts of child porn.

The American Red Cross says its blood supply is facing a serious shortage after receiving fewer donations than expected in recent months. The Red Cross says it's facing a nationwide shortage and its region covering 120 hospitals in Utah, Nevada, Montana and Idaho received 2,200 donations fewer than needed in the past two months.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook western Montana at 12:30 a.m. yesterday, and was followed by a magnitude 4.5 quake five minutes later. Nine smaller quakes followed over the next several hours. The first quake's epicenter was about 6 miles southeast of Lincoln and it was felt throughout Montana and into Idaho, Washington and Wyoming. There were no reports of injuries.

Today:  Sunny. High 101F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 67F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and some clouds. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High near 100F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot
HIGH: 99 (Mountains: 92)

MONDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 88)

TUESDAY: Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 88)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 89)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 89)


July 7th: On this day

Born on this day in Henagar, Alabama, was Charlie Louvin, singer and songwriter. He is best known as one of the Louvin Brothers, and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1955. In 2001, the Louvin brothers were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Charlie Louvin died on 26 Jan 2011.

Born on this day in Hardy, Arkansas was Doyle Wilburn who was one half of the country music duo The Wilburn Brothers. In addition to being successful artists, the Wilburns formed the Wil-helm Talent Agency in the early 1960s and were instrumental in launching the careers of many country music legends, most notably Loretta Lynn. He died on October 16, 1982.

Johnny Cash signed up for the Air Force, taking basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Assigned as Radio Intercept Operator to Air Force base in Landsberg, Germany, Cash organized a band of five servicemen who share his C&W tastes as the 'Landsberg Barbarians,' as he learns to play the guitar.

Following six months on the Louisiana Hayride Johnny Cash made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Born on this day in Hobbema, Alberta, was Cree-Canadian country music singer, songwriter Shane Yellowbird. He was named the Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards, Chevy Trucks Rising Star of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, and had one of the 10 most played country music songs of the year in Canada.

Johnny Cash was honoured with the Shalom Peace Award from the Jewish National Fund at a testimonial dinner held at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Executive director of the JNF, Marcia Werbin, said “Johnny Cash was selected for this honour for his contributions and efforts to promote peace through music”.

"Love Without End, Amen" by George Strait became Billboard's first five-week #1 song, matching 1977's "Here You Come Again" by Dolly Parton. "Love Without End, Amen" is Strait's first multi-week chart-topper, after his first 18 #1’s had spent just one week on top.

Keith Urban performed with Alicia Keys at one of Al Gore's Live Earth concerts held around the world. The concerts which were held to raise awareness of global warming saw Urban performing at the concert held in New York City.

Randy Travis was hospitalized in a critical condition with viral cardiomyopathy after a viral upper respiratory infection. Three days later, he suffered a stroke and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He was released from Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas on July 31, 2013 and entered a physical therapy facility.

Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Wynonna & More to Perform During Special Grand Ole Opry “Total Eclipse” Show on Aug. 21

If you needed another reason to come to Nashville, the sun and moon are providing one next month—and so is the Grand Ole Opry.

A total solar eclipse will be occurring on Monday, August 21. And Nashville just happens to be the biggest city in the country in the direct path of the eclipse (beginning at 11:58 a.m. CT in Nashville with the total eclipse at 1:27 p.m.).

The Grand Ole Opry will be getting the party started a day before on August 20 with a special Sunday show dubbed Total Eclipse that features Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Wynonna and more.

The Opry eclipse celebration is set to continue the next day with a free Total Eclipse Plaza Party. Guests can expect live music on the Plaza stage, commemorative gifts, food and drinks and eclipse glasses. The Opry will feature a one-of-a-kind Total Eclipse soundtrack to accompany the approximately two minutes of eclipse totality.


July 9th: On this day

Born on this day in Posey in Hopkins County, Texas, was Eddie Dean singer and actor, whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time. Dean was best known for "I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven" (1955), which became an even greater hit for Tex Ritter in 1961. Dean died on March 4th 1999 aged 91.

Born on this day in Mannford, Oklahoma, was Lee Hazlewood country and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer, his recordings have been praised as an essential contribution to a sound often described as "Cowboy Psychedelia." He died on Aug 4th 2007.

June Carter married the actor and composer Carl Smith. They had one child together, Carlene Carter. The couple divorced in 1956.

Born on this day in Rock Hill, South Carolina, was David Ball, American country music artist. His highest-peaking chart entries are 1994's "Thinkin' Problem" and 2001's "Riding With Private Malone", both of which peaked at #2.

During recording sessions at Sun studios in Memphis, Elvis Presley recorded a version of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon Of Kentucky". Numerous artists have recorded the song, including John Fogerty, Patsy Cline, Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, LeAnn Rimes, Paul McCartney, Boxcar Willie, Ray Charles and Jerry Reed.

Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, the song is a woman's perspective on the impending collapse of her marriage. The lyrics begin with an old parenting trick of spelling out words mothers and fathers hope their young children will not understand, they (the children) being not yet able to spell or comprehend the word's meaning. The original Tammy Wynette recording features in the films Five Easy Pieces and Brokeback Mountain.

Born on this day in Waterloo, Iowa, was Emily West, country music artist, who debuted on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in early 2008 with the single "Rocks in Your Shoes" and also scored a hit with "Blue Sky", a duet with Keith Urban, in 2010.

The Country Music Association unveiled 12 Hall of Fame honorees: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro.

Luke Bryan caused controversy in an interview with Hits Double Daily for implying that Outlaw country artists (particularly Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson) had spent their career "laying in the gutter, strung out on drugs."


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 this morning at 10a.  As always, all library

programs are free and open to the public.


The Ketchum Arts festival kicks off today, 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







***Magic Lantern Theaters –

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***Century Stadium & Burley Theater –



Patton Oswalt is engaged, some 15 months after the tragic death of his wife.  The 48-year-old comedian and actor is set to marry fellow actress Meredith Salenger, 47, their reps confirmed to E! News Thursday.  Salenger posted on her Instagram page a selfie of her and Oswalt, with an image of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in his WWE pose photo-shopped on her hand. 


Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are battling it out on social media — again.  On Wednesday, Kardashian, 30, took to Instagram to blast his ex Chyna, 29, in a series of extremely graphic and expletive-ridden posts, some of which have since been taken down. Chyna responded to the onslaught of messages in a since-deleted Snapchat post, alleging that Kardashian hit her.  In another post, Kardashian shared a screenshot of an alleged text conversation between himself and “the dude Chyna got caught cheating on me with.”  Kardashian shared a screenshot of an alleged text conversation between himself and Chyna, which included an alleged photo of Chyna’s exposed privates.  At least we know that the Kardashians are keeping up with the tradition of staying "adult" in front of the public eye.


And Spiderman: Homecoming is the big one opening up in theaters this weekend.  In the film, Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.