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Thursday 091318

Cleanup work has resumed at an eastern Idaho nuclear site months after the rupture of several barrels containing radioactive sludge.  Fluor Idaho, which manages the Idaho Cleanup Project, said in a statement that its workers have started again to exhume buried Cold War weapons waste at the Accelerated Retrieval Project VIII facility west of Idaho Falls.

Idaho anglers and hunters not only have to contend with elusive fish and wildlife, now even their licenses and tags are vanishing. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says some licenses and tags have fading print and are turning into blank pieces of paper.

Opponents of grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho have asked a judge to delay hunting for another two weeks while he considers if federal protections for the animals should be restored.  U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen last month put on hold for two weeks the first grizzly bear hunts to be scheduled in the Lower 48 states in decades.  That order expires Thursday.

The future of the Bumpin Bernies bar and dance club will once again come up for public debate as the Planning and Zoning Commission decides whether to revoke its special use permit.  The commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to initiate the process of revoking the permit that allows Bumpin Bernie’s to operate until 3 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. City staff says they are violating its permit because it has been opening past its permitted hours on Thursday nights.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says a dead hiker was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon. The body of the hiker, 55-year-old Diana Bober, was found Monday in the Mount Hood National Forest in Welches. She had been missing since Aug. 29 and her car was found parked several miles away at the Zigzag Mountain Ranger Station.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter declared September 16 to be “Idaho Vintage Motor Car Day” in recognition of the 73rd Revival AAA Glidden Tour, to be held September 16-21 in Twin Falls.  Nearly 100 pre-World War II vehicles will take part, making the Tour one of the largest gatherings of vintage automobiles in the country.

In local sports, boys soccer, it  was Buhl 5, Gooding 1.  Bliss 5 Declo 0.  Community School 8 Kimberly 0 and there was no score in the Filer Wendell Game.

In Girls Soccer, it was Filer 1 Wendell 0.  Gooding shut out Buhl 4 to zip and it was Declo 3 Bliss 0.

In Volleyball,m Hagerman beat Valley 3 to 1.


Today:  Showers early with some clearing for the afternoon. High 74F. SE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Low 49F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High near 80F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 49 (Mountains: 46)

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 82 (Mountains: 73)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 77 (Mountains: 70)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 75 (Mountains: 70)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 78 (Mountains: 72)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 75 (Mountains: 68)

September 13th: On this day


Born on this day in Rosine, Kentucky, was Bill Monroe, American mandolinist who helped create the style of music known as bluegrass. The genre takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys", named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. He is often referred to as 'The Father of Bluegrass'. Monroe died on Sept 9th 1996.


Born on this day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was David Mansfield, violinist, mandolin player, guitarist, pedal steel guitar player, and composer. Mansfield has worked with many artists including, Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, Roger McGuinn, Sam Phillips, and Dwight Yoakam.


Buck Owens had the #1 country album "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" Owens later said he got the idea for "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" after seeing an Esso gas station sign with the company's slogan at the time, "Put a tiger in your tank."


Born on this day was Joe Don Rooney, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with the American country trio Rascal Flatts who have scored 11 US Country #1’s.


Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album chart with Are You Ready for the Country. Its title track is a song from Neil Young's seminal 1972 album Harvest. Despite the title, this outlaw country album featured covers of rock songs, including "Can't You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band. MacArthur Park (Revisited)" and won Waylon his first Grammy Award in 1969.


Banjo player Earl Scruggs was honored at Turner Field in Atlanta as part of the pre-game show for an Atlanta Braves home game. Organizers set a world record for the most banjo players (239) playing one tune together, playing Scruggs' "Foggy Mountain Breakdown".


Taylor Swift became the first country music artist to win an MTV Music Video award at the 2009 event, winning a Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me." Hip-hop artist and producer Kanye West interrupted Swift's acceptance speech, saying that another video should have won. This resulted in a media stir for several days; eventually, West apologizes — first on his blog, and then by personally contacting Swift.