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Tuesday 111219

Promoters of the Idaho Medical Marijuana Initative hope the measure appears on Idaho’s Ballot in November 2020.  If successful, what some are calling the marijuana capital of Idaho could mean the tax dollars move to the gem state.  Right now, Marijuana is big business in Ontario Oregon where many residents travel to purchase their weed.  Taxes on pot sales in the town are expected to bring in more than a million dollars a year.  If passed by voters, the measure would establish a medical marijuana program in Idaho.

Federal land managers have withdrawn more than 500 square miles of public land from a swath of eastern Nevada where oil and gas drilling leases go to auction this week after a judge blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to ease protection of sage grouse habitat.  The move won the agency rare praise from conservationists who secured the federal court order in Idaho last month.

Boise police are investigating the death of a driver who crashed his car into a tree at the intersection of North Orchard Street and West Fair Avenue.  The weekend crash sent the Male driver to the hospital where he died. 

The cool temperatures that Idahoans experienced last month broke a record for Idaho.  The average temperature for October was 36 point 7 degrees.  That compares to the average temp of 44.1 degrees roughly for the past century. So far, November has experienced above average weather conditions.

A panel of lawmakers is looking at making changes to Idaho’s only independent performance evaluations agency, possibly by having staffers focus more on legislative budgets and less on whether state programs are working properly.  The Office of Performance Evaluations audits state agencies and programs, looking for ways the state can fix any problems and become more efficient.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s officials say Ted Bromley a 70-year-old man has died after crashing his vehicle into a creek.  Officials say he died in the crash off Fall Creek Road.  Hunters came upon the vehicle in the creek bed and could see a deceased person trapped beneath it and submerged in the water.D

SPORTS

In local sports the Great Basin Conference has identified the all-conference volleyball teams.  The coach of the year went to Kristyn Rutland from Wood River and the player of the year is Makayla Tolman of Burley.  Clair Hodge of Twin Falls and Emily Vandenberg of Wood River is on the conference’s first team.  Vanessa Peiffer, Mercedes Bell and Chyanna Meyers of Jerome made the third team.  Venessa also made the list for the sportsperson of the year.  

WEATHER

Today:  A mix of clouds and sun. High 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Low 39F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 59. Low: 34.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny skies and warm. High: 60. Low: 36.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 58. Low: 33.

SATURDAY: After isolated morning showers, decreasing clouds and breezy with cooler temperatures. High: 50. Low: 29.

SUNDAY:  Increasing clouds with a slight chance of showers. High: 53. Low: 33.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies with isolated showers possible. High: 49.

November 12th: On this day

1950
Born on this day was Barbara Fairchild, Country Music, Gospel Music Singer, who is best known for her 1973 Country #1 hit "The Teddy Bear Song". The track was the first in a series of Fairchild songs where childhood themes were used to express dismay over broken relationships, her follow-up hit was"Kid Stuff."

1955
Billboard magazine's annual disc jockey poll voted Elvis Presley as the most promising country and western artist.

1964
Born on this day in Tillamook, Oregon, was Jerry Kilgore, country music artist who as well as releasing solo albums has written singles for Tracy Byrd and John Michael Montgomery, ("Cover You in Kisses").

1980
The soundtrack album Honeysuckle Rose was at #1 on the US Country chart. The 1980 musical drama film of the same name, featured Willie Nelson. Tracks on the album include songs by Nelson and various artists including Kenneth Threadgill, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Gimble, Hank Cochran, Jeannie Seely and Dyan Cannon. The song "On the Road Again" was nominated for Best Original Song in the 53rd Academy Awards.

1990
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country album charts with his second studio album No Fences. Some of Brooks most famous songs appear on No Fences, including: "The Thunder Rolls" (CMA's 1991 Video of the Year), "Friends in Low Places" (Academy of Country Music's 1990 Single of the Year), "Unanswered Prayers" and "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House".

2005
Martina McBride was at #1 on the Country chart with her eighth studio album Timeless a collection of classic country songs. Major artists whose songs were covered include Eddy Arnold, Johnny Cash, Don Gibson, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Ray Price, Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette and many others.