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TUESDAY 051419

An immigrant from the Republic of the Congo died Sunday afternoon when he attempted to swim from the South to the North Shore of Dierkes Lake.  20 year old Erinest Nsabimana’s body was recovered around 7 pm.  His family watching from the shore of the lake near Shoshone Falls called authorities around 5:45 p.m.

A Washington State family is hoping someone will step forward to give more information about an accident that happened in November of 2018 along Interstate 84 near Bliss.  A toolbox fell from the back of a truck and Rod Goodman’s car crashed into it.  He has had 22 surgeries, both of his arteries and legs were severed.  No one has stepped forward to identify the truck that lost the tools.

The department of Motor Vehicle license locations in Twin Falls County will be closed later this week for all day training.  In Buhl, the office will be closed tomorrow, while the office on Addison Avenue will be closed Thursday. 

Some employers are struggling to find summer workers under the new visa rules.  In recent years visas for non-agricultural workers who returned to their former employer didn’t count among the total number of visas issued every year. Companies used that exemption to hire the same foreign workers year after year. Now they can’t unless they meet the requirements for new H-2B visas.

Weather forecasters are warning some Blaine County residents to take necessary precaution for Flooding as the waters in the Big Wood River in Hailey continue to rise.  Warm Temperatures combined with moderate rainfall expected later this week will push the River past the flood stage which is 5 feet.  Forecasters predict minor flooding with the waters expected to reach 5-point 9 feet. 

Three children, ages 9, 12 and 13 caused at least $80-thousand dollars in damage to a home in Pocatello.  The homeowners were on vacation in Utah when the children broke into the home destroying furniture, dishes, and appliances.  In two instances the children tried to burn the home down but the fires quickly extinguished themselves.  Two of the children confessed at the urging of their parents.  They have been charged with second degree arson and malicious destruction of property. 


In local sports, Avery Rambur from Canyon Ridge High School in Twin Falls has signed to play baseball at the College of Idaho.  In addition to Baseball, Rambur also played Football and Basketball for the Riverhawks. 

As the State Baseball and Softball tournaments gear up this week, here’s a look as some of the local games that are on tap.  On Thursday it’s 4-A Baseball action at Vallivue High School in Caldwell where Minico will play Lakeland at 1.  Twin Falls takes on Idaho Falls at 4 and Burley will play Bishop Kelly at 7.  In Idaho Falls Kimberly will meet with Weiser at 4 and in Orofino Declo takes on Malad at 10 am.


Today:  Sunshine, few clouds and warm. Chance of isolated afternoon rain/storms Winds: SW 5-10 mph. Highs - Valleys: 80 Mountains: 76

Tonight :  Mild, mostly to partly cloudy. Winds: West 5-10 mph. Lows - Valleys: 51 Mountains: 46

Tomorrow:  Sun and clouds, isolated showers and storms. Winds: South 5-10 mph - High: 78 Low: 50 Mountains - High: 72 Low: 48

THURSDAY: Scattered rain and thunderstorms - High: 73 Low: 44 Mountains - High: 68 Low: 40

FRIDAY: Scattered rain and thunderstorms - High: 57 Low: 39 Mountains - High: 55 Low: 37

SATURDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds - High: 63 Low: 40 Mountains - High: 59 Low: 36

SUNDAY: Rain showers and t-storms - High: 62 Low: 39 Mountains - High: 58 Low: 34

MONDAY: Scattered rain and thunderstorms - High: 58 Low: Mountains - High: 56

May 14th: On this day

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the country charts with "Hungry Eyes" one of the most famous of his career. "Hungry Eyes" is a tribute to Oklahomans and others who lived in labor camps during the Great Depression, the time period in which this song is set.

Johnny Cash appeared on the UK TV David Frost Show, where he talked about his career as well as performing "Man In Black" and "If I Were A Carpenter.'

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country chart with "Grandma Harp” which was released as the second single from the album Let Me Tell You About a Song. "Grandma Harp" would become Merle Haggard's 12th #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Willie Nelson was at #1 on the US Country charts with, “Always on My Mind”, a song originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972. Over 300 artists have recored the song, including Elvis Presely who scored a hit with his version in 1972. Nelson won a Grammy Award for his version of the song.

Winners at the 19th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Mac Davis, Crystal Gayle and Charlie Pride included: Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Janie Fricke, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - Lee Greenwood, Top Vocal Group - Exile, Top New Female Vocalist of the Year - Gus Hardin, Top New Male Vocalist of the Year - Jim Glaser, Top Vocal Duet of the Year - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton and Album of the Year went to Alabama for Alabama.

Born on this day, was American country music singer and songwriter Dustin Lynch who scored the 2012 Country #2 hit "Cowboys and Angels."

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris were at #1 on the country album chart with Trio, which went on to sell over sold over 4 million copies and received several Grammy nominations.

Just six weeks after breaking his wrist in a cross-country motorbike race, Craig Morgan was involved in another accident, breaking his right leg during a competition in Vanleer, Tennessee. He was forced to perform from a wheelchair or on crutches for the following few weeks.

Country singer Blake Shelton married Maranda Lambert at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas. 550 people were in attendance, including many celebrities, such as Reba McEntire, Cee Lo Green, Martina McBride, Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley, Charles Kelley, and the Bellamy Brothers.Bottom of Form