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Wednesday 060519

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by six Mexican veterinarians who say they were recruited to be animal scientists at a Murtaugh dairy but were instead forced to work as laborers.  U.S. District Judge David Nye said that while Funk Dairy Inc. managers used intimidating language in talking to the workers once they arrived in Idaho, their actions didn’t rise to the level of forcing the veterinarians to work.

If you are connected to the Hazelton Municipal water system, know this.  The city has issued a boil advisory after crews struck a line causing a leak.  Hazelton is in the middle of a water system upgrade that is expected to be completed in the fall. 

Around 180 new jobs and upwards to 15-thousand new acres of potatoes are just a couple of benefits being touted after McCain Foods held the grand opening ceremony of a 259-thousand square foot expansion of its distribution center.  The company has been operating in Burley since 1997.  The facility employs more than 730 employees. 

Following months of meetings Officials from Chobani and the Twin Falls County Assessor’s office have reached a settlement agreement that will reduce the yogurt plant’s 2017 assessed valuation chopping $144-Million off.  Under the settlement, the Twin Falls School District and the Urban Renewal Agency will return the tax revenues that the company overpaid. 

Police in Boise are investigating the death of a disabled man who died of severe burns after he was put in a bathtub of hot water.  The 38 year old victim died May 27 – 11 days after he was hospitalized for the burns.  So far, no charges have been filed. 

An explosion at Terry and Sons Upholstery Company in Idaho Falls has injured two people.  The incident happened Sunday.  There were eight vehicles inside the shop including some classic cars.  Firefighters say it proved to be a challenge to douse the flames following the explosion. 


In local sports, the College of Southern Idaho rodeo team will have 12 contestants at the College National Finals Rodeo that starts Sunday and runs through the week in Casper, Wyoming.  Nine of the 12 are repeat contenders.  Klancy Krenka the 2019 Rocky Mountain Region All around champion is headed back for the fourth time competing in Steer wrestling and bareback riding.  Shaun  Mentaberry, the Team Captain will compete in saddle bronc riding and team roping.  Luke Logan will be in the bronc riding and team roping.  Quentin Anseth in Team roping.  Hazen Smith Tie Down roping and Steer Wrestling Bronc Marriott Bareback riding, JorDee Nielsen in Bull Riding.  Ashtyn Carlson in Barrel Racing and Goat tying and Katelyn Perkins in Break Away Roping.  Daniel Eary steer Wrestling and Russel Kay Saddle Bronc riding.  Talon Cark in Team Roping teaming up with Luke Logan.

A couple of baseball games in legion play to report, Idaho Falls 7 Twin Falls 1 and Idaho Falls 8 Twin Falls 4.


WEDNESDAY: Lots of sunshine and nice, slight chance of isolated storms. Winds: West 5-10 mph. Highs - Valleys: 85 Mountains: 78

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies. Winds: Light & Variable. Lows - Valleys: 58 Mountains: 50

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies, chance of isolated evening storms. Winds: SW 5-10 mph High: 83 Low: 50 Mountains - High: 76 Low: 45

FRIDAY: Sun and clouds, scattered afternoon showers and storms. High: 60 Low: 40 Mountains - High: 57 Low: 34

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 60 Low: 40 Mountains - High: 55 Low: 33

SUNDAY: Sunny skies. High: 69 Low: 44 Mountains - High: 63 Low: 38

MONDAY: Sunny skies. High: 77 Low: 49 Mountains - High: 72 Low: 42

TUESDAY: Sunny skies. High: 83 Low: 55 Mountains - High: 78 Low: 48

June 5th: On this day

Born on this day, was Don Reid, Country singer, songwriter with The Statler Brothers who had the 80’s US Country #1 hits "Elizabeth" and ‘Do You Know You Are My Sunshine’.

Born on this day in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, was Gail Davies singer/songwriter and the first female record producer in the history of country music. She is also the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson and the younger sister of songwriter Ron Davies. During the 1970s and 1980s she scored numerous Top 10 and Top 20 Billboard hits becoming one of country music's most influential artists.

Born on this day in Columbia, Missouri, was Brett James, singer, songwriter and record producer. As a solo artist in 1995, James charted three singles and released a self-titled debut album that year. Since the early 2000s, James has become known primarily as a songwriter for other country and pop music artists. Among his compositions is Carrie Underwood's 2006 #1 hit "Jesus, Take the Wheel," which received Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song.

Country singer Conway Twitty died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He had the 1958 US & UK #1 single "It's Only Make Believe". Until 2000, he held the record for the most #1 singles of any country act, with 45 #1's. He lived in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville, where he built a country music entertainment complex called Twitty City.

Gretchen Wilson was at #1 on the country charts with One of the Boys, her third album. The album produced three chart singles for Wilson on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Come to Bed" (a duet with John Rich of Big & Rich), followed by the title track and "You Don't Have to Go Home", the first single of Wilson's career to miss Top 40 on the country charts.

Don Bowman died aged 75. He was the original host of radio's American Country Countdown and writer of Waylon Jennings-Willie Nelson duet "Just to Satisfy You."

A limited-edition Forever stamp honoring Johnny Cash went on sale. The stamp featured a promotional picture of Cash taken around the 1963 release of Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.