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Tuesday 070919

Lightening caused fires continue to burn on southern Idaho BLM land this morning.  The largest of those fires is the Horse Butte Fire, 17 miles northwest of Aberdeen, has burned 4,000 acres and is growing.  Other fires include the Crest view fire that was later determined to be on private land.  Crews responded to a brush fire a mile north of Shoshone yesterday morning.  The cause is under investigation.

In Rupert Mart Produce and ProSource will combine sales teams to consolidate all fresh packed potato and onion sales and marketing.  ProSource is a grower owned and operated sales and marketing company based in Hailey.  The Mart Produce is a potato supplier for fresh and processed segments of the industry.  They employ over 100 people.

The parents of a young girl who died while in foster care are suing the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the foster family and several state and private employees that the parents say failed to adequately care for the child, causing her death.  According to the lawsuit, the girl had a serious medical condition and she relied on an intravenous line for treatment. But they say when the girl was placed with the foster family; the parents weren’t given any training on how to handle Justice’s medical needs.

The state attorney general’s office is now investigating a complaint against the Idaho Public Charger School Commission, stemming from a controversial closed door commission meeting.  At one point, commission chairman Alan Reed voiced regret for allowing the Heritage Academy in Jerome to remain open.  Charter school advocates say the executive session violated the state’s open meeting law.  School officials say the commission is biased.

Former Lincoln County Sheriff Rene Rodriguez of Shoshone has been given permission to see his children while he is out on bail.  The 40 year old appeared before a judge yesterday.  He has been charged with two counts of rape and sexual abuse of a minor child under 16.

A mom and her two children died early yesterday morning after being trapped inside their burning Boise Home.  The coroner has not issued a final cause of death for 43 year old Jana, her 12 Year old Son Ryker and 9 year old Rilee. The fire broke out about 5 am in the 1500 block of Leadville Avenue.  Medics performed CPR on all three.  The children died at the hospital while their mother died at the scene.  No smoke alarms were found inside. 


In sports from around the area, first to legion baseball, the Twin Falls Cowboys took second in the Cowboy Classic Tournament at CSI’s Skip Walker Field.  The Cowboys lost to the Reno Athletics with a score of 3 to 1. 

For the 33rd year, the ASWD Twilight Criterium is set for this Saturday.  Some say this is one of the most thrilling cycling events of the summer.  It will be in Downtown Boise and will feature the top pro men’s and women’s cycling teams in the nation and the best local and national amateurs.


Today:  Sun and clouds mixed. High 86F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Some clouds. Low 59F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Hot and mostly sunny. Winds: Light and Variable. High: 97 Low: 63  Mountains – Very warm, mostly sunny. Winds: High: 87 Low: 54

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot. High: 98 Low: 61  Mountains – Sunny and hot. High: 88 Low: 55

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 95 Low: 62  Mountains – Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 89 Low: 56

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot. High: 98 Low: 63   Mountains – Sunny and hot. High: 90 Low: 57

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot. High: 97 Low: 61  Mountains – Sunny and hot. High: 88 Low: 55

MONDAY: Sunny and hot. High: 94 Low: 62  Mountains – Sunny and hot. High: 87 Low: 56

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."