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Fire investigators continue to determine the cause of the fire last week that extensively damaged the four jacks casino in Jackpot Nevada.  The fire completely engulfed the attic area and damaged the laundry room.  Crews spent 3 hours battling the blaze.  Officials say damage to the building was extensive.

Shari’s Restaurant in Twin Falls said they were hit with fake $100 bills earlier this month.  A manager said the bills looked so real; that it passed through equipment the restaurant had purchased to catch counterfeit money. 

Tis the season for door to door salesmen, and with that the city of Twin Falls is reminding vendors and residents that salespeople must carry a City issued license when they are actively selling.  City officials say a transient vendor must be fingerprinted by the police department and a background check will be performed. 

The South Central Public Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality are issuing a public health advisory not to drink the water and avoid exposure for Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir. The DEQ said results from water testing on July 1st show unhealthy levels of algal bloom in the reservoir.

34 year old Stephanie Wells of Jerome’s trial date has been set. The former dairy accountant for Box Canyon Dairy is charged with 19 counts of grand theft, accused of embezzling more than $700,000 by writing checks to pay credit card bills and falsifying payments for a loan she had with the company.  The trial is set for October 16th. 

The city of Pocatello will be reimbursing some residents for improper water charges between 2012 and 2014.  The Idaho Supreme Court deemed the extra charge illegal, and attorney Nathan Olsen estimated in early January that the city owed affected customers more than $20 million in damages and interest. But ultimately Olsen agreed to a settlement that included a repayment for just two years of the collections, plus $1 million toward interest.


In sports from around the area, first to legion baseball where the Twin Falls Cowboys worked hard to win the double header against the East Idaho Rockies.  They came from behind to win both games, the first one 7 to 6 in 10 innings and the second a 4 to 2 win. 

Dietrich’s Wes Shaw has qualified for the National High School finals rodeo that gets underway next week in Rock Springs Wyoming.  He qualified last month in bareback riding at the Idaho State Finals and was the only cowboy from Districts five or six to make that claim. 

It’s on the road for the College of Southern Idaho Basketball staff as they recruit players this summer.  So far 12 players have signed but there’s room for three or four more scholarships.  Head Coach Jeff Reinert is leaving for Atlanta this week to see what he can find.  Assistant Coach Fred Brown is in Birmingham Alabama and Ryan Lundgren is in Southern California.


Today:  Sun and clouds mixed. High 96F. E winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 64F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny and hot. Winds: WSW 5-10 mph. High: 97 Low: 63  Mountains – Sunny and hot. Winds: WSW 5-10 mph. High: 90 Low: 56

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 94 Low: 64  Mountains – Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 88 Low: 57

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 99 Low: 63   Mountains – Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 90 Low: 58

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 93 Low: 61  Mountains – Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 87 Low: 56

MONDAY: Sunny and hot. High: 93 Low: 60  Mountains – Sunny and hot. High: 85 Low: 55

TUESDAY: Sunny and hot. High: 91 Low: 60  Mountains – Sunny and hot. High: 84 Low: 55

July 10th: On this day

Born on this day in Easton, Pennsylvania, was Stan Munsey, songwriter and one of several writer-musicians to emerge out of the Muscle Shoals, Alabama music scene. His songs have sold more than 12 million worldwide and has penned tunes for Alabama, Shenandoah, The Statler Brothers, Glen Campbell, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, The Kinleys, Butch Baker, Lorrie Morgan, Suzy Bogguss, Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood, Jonathan Edwards, Mel McDaniel, Charly McClain, Wayne Massey, Ty Herndon, Collin Raye, John Michael Montgomery, Marty Raybon, and Marie Osmond.

"Heartbreak U.S.A." by Kitty Wells was at #1 on the US Country singles chart. The track became Kitty Wells third and final #1 staying at the top spot for four weeks and spending twenty-three weeks on the chart.

Born on this day in Columbus, Ohio, was Gary LeVox, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with the American country trio Rascal Flatts who have scored 11 US Country #1’s.

Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Don't Rock the Jukebox", the lead single from the album of the same name. His second consecutive #1 single on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles also received an ASCAP award for Country Song of the Year in 1992. That same year, the song was covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks, featuring commentary by Alan Jackson himself, for their 1992 album Chipmunks in Low Places.

Dolly Parton kicked off her first major concert tour in 10 years at the Irving Plaza in New York City. The Halos & Horns Tour was to promote the release of her latest album Halos & Horns.

Carrie Underwood and Ottawa Senators player Mike Fisher married in a private ceremony in Georgia.