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The jury trial for 43 year old Timothy Stadelmeir who was arrested on a driving while under the influence charge was canceled this week.  The Twin Falls High School Teacher and former Head Baseball coach, was arrested February 24th at Park Avenue and Blue Lakes Boulevard South.  A hearing has been scheduled for July 2nd

Authorities say human remains found near Jackson Wyoming have been identified as Joann Hakes, a woman who went missing in 2015.  She was living in Afton where her cellphone, purse, car and some clothing was found.  Ronald Weerheim of Chubbuck is being held in Bannock County awaiting extradition to Wyoming.  He faces charges of First degree murder and Kidnapping.

A notice to sue the makers of OxyContin has been issued by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.  The lawsuit claims alleged violations of the state’s consumer protection laws.  45 states and nearly 2-thousand cities are seeking damages saying the maker misrepresented the risks associated with the pain killer’s use. 

Burley is where a North Carolina based company plans to build six biogas production facilities at a cost of about 240-million dollars.  GESS International say they expect to bring in 100 jobs when they begin operating in late next year.  Each facility is expected to produce enough natural gas to meet the energy usage of 6,800 homes per year.  The gas will be injected into the natural gas pipeline in Idaho for use in California.

While the legalities of CBD in Idaho continue to be discussed, a shop opened in the Boise Towne Square Mall will soon close, so another location can be opened near Meridian.  That’s because the demand is so huge.  CBD products have to contain zero percent THC that is found in Marijuana that creates the High in users.  In Idaho the products are legal.

Motorists be aware that the freeway road construction between Jerome and Twin Falls could mean traffic will be slowed at times.  Yesterday the traffic was at a standstill just before noon time for the eastbound lanes near mile marker 169.


In sports closer to home, first to Legion Baseball where Burley defeated Buhl 19 to 7 and in another game Burley 11 Buhl 1.

Winston Duggan and Lucas Young announced they are going to the Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario to play sports.  Duggan will be on the Basketball Team while Young is going to pitch for the baseball team. 

Boise State University gave fans an opportunity to see the new blue turf.  Boise State is already famous for its blue turf, but the university took it further, with a more royal blue color and standout logos.  Yesterday, the school held an open house for the Bronco Athletic Association, season ticket holders and fans. The turf actually extends further out and covers what used to be the track,


Today:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 85F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Gusty winds during the evening. Low around 50F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sun and clouds, scattered afternoon showers and storms. Winds: West 10-20 mph High: 59 Low: 38 Mountains - High: 55 Low: 31

SATURDAY: Sunny skies and cool. High: 62 Low: 38 Mountains - High: 56 Low: 33

SUNDAY: Sunny skies. High: 73 Low: 44 Mountains - High: 66 Low: 39

MONDAY: Sunny skies. High: 81 Low: 51 Mountains - High: 74 Low: 45

TUESDAY: Sunny skies. High: 84 Low: 54 Mountains - High: 78 Low: 48

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies. High: 87 Low: 59 Mountains - High: 82 Low: 48

June 6th: On this day

Born on this day in Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana, was Joe Stampley, singer who had the 1973 US #1 hit with ‘Soul Dog’ and the 1975 US #1 county hit with ‘Roll On Big Mama.’

Born on this day, was Curtis Wright, American country music artist. He made his debut in 1989 with the single "She's Got a Man on her Mind". By 1994, he and frequent songwriting partner Robert Ellis Orrall had formed a duo known as Orrall & Wright who wrote Ronnie Milsap's #1 single "A Woman in Love".

Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the country music album chart with Rose Garden. The title track went on to top the country charts, where it stayed at the #1 position for five weeks, and reached #3 on the pop charts in 1971. Anderson received a Grammy Award for the song for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Born on this day in Surrey, British Columbia, was Canadian country music singer/songwriter and actress, Lisa Brokop, who has charted more than twenty singles on the country music charts in her native Canada.

RCA Records released "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton, the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene. Recorded on June 13, 1973, the singer wrote the song for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time.

Born on this day in Mount Clemens, Michigan, was Matthew Shafer known as Uncle Kracker who scored the US #6 Country single "Smile" in 2009 which was taken from his album Happy Hour.

The movie Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, opened in American theaters. The movie, which showcased Mickey Gilley's nightclub, was a huge success at the box office and its soundtrack included several major hits.

Rascal Flatts held the top position on the country charts with Me and My Gang. The album went double platinum in the first month of release and has sold almost 5m copies in the US. The singles released from this album included "What Hurts the Most".

Winners at the CMT Music Awards included; Video of the Year - "Good Girl", Carrie Underwood, Male Video of the Year - "I Don't Want This Night to End", Luke Bryan, Female Video of the Year - "Over You", Miranda Lambert, Group Video of the Year - "We Owned the Night", Lady Antebellum, Duo Video of the Year - "I Got You", Thompson Square, USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year - "The Trouble with Girls", Scotty McCreery and Collaborative Video of the Year went to "Remind Me", Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.