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As the 1st degree Murder trial for Patrick Frazee of Colorado moves on, several Magic Valley residents testified in the Colorado courtroom yesterday.  Megan Garrison a friend to Krystal Lee said she lent Lee her black VW Passat during Thanksgiving saying she needed it to move.  Later Lee told investigators it was used to help clean up a crime scene.  Allison Wright a co-worker with Lee at St. Luke’s said that when she returned to work she looked tired and sad. 

Ketchum Police say 37 year old Ihon Miguel Lopez-Macha was killed over the weekend after the car he was working on fell on top of him.  He was working underneath when a jack gave way.  He was rushed to the nearby St. Luke’s where he was pronounced dead.

Twin Falls sheriff deputies ended up using a pit maneuver near Hankens road yesterday morning to stop a vehicle that ran from them during a traffic stop.  37 year old Robert Nevarez of Buhl has been charged with eluding, possession of a controlled substance aggravated battery on an officer and DUI.

Jerome’s Heritage Academy is looking for some help from the community.  In a letter distributed by the Jerome Chamber of commerce, it says the school was unfairly criticized by the state’s charter commission.  The Letter goes on to say that since that time data has proved clear evidence that the school is meeting the needs of the students.  The school is needing to cover the 300-thousand dollar loss in revenue that is a direct result of the illegal comments about the school and community according to the letter. 

In Heyburn, wastewater treatment and collection upgrades will cost taxpayers less than expected thanks to grants from the US. Department of Agriculture.  Total savings according to city officials will amount to 3-point 1 million.  A 12 –point four million dollar bond was approved through judicial confirmation last fall. 

Fire totally destroyed a home of a Bellevue businessman Monday night.  Jose Guerreo who owns G and G landscape said he woke around 5 am to an orange glow outside his bedroom window.  The house was fully engulfed.  Firefighters say they worked quickly to keep the neighbor’s house from burning.


The Idaho Vandals are looking good this season.  They are currently tied for eighth in the Big Sky Conference and a pair of wins would give them some confidence headed into next season.  The Vandals fell hard to Montana last weekend with a score of 42 to 17.  Their final home game of the season is this weekend, with the kickoff Saturday at 3. 


Today:  Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 57F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Generally clear. Low 32F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies. High: 61. Low: 36.

FRIDAY:  Partly sunny skies and warm. High: 59. Low: 34.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and breezy with cooler temperatures. High: 51. Low: 29.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 56. Low: 33.

MONDAY:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 55. Low: 33.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a shower. High: 47.

November 13th: On this day

Born on this day was Jack Guthrie, songwriter and performer whose rewritten version of the Woody Guthrie song "Oklahoma Hills" was a hit in 1945. The two musicians were cousins.

Born on this day in Florence, Alabama was Buddy Killen, record producer and music publisher, and a former owner of Trinity Broadcasting Network, and the largest country music publishing business, before he sold it in 1989. He worked with artists such as Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and Bill Anderson. Killen died in Nashville, Tennessee on November 1, 2006.

Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

A Billboard disc jockey poll reported that U.S. disc jockeys were playing 11 percent country on radio stations, compared to 42 percent pop and 5 percent rhythm and blues.

Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous was released in the US, the singer, songwriters second album. "There You Go" from the album was a country #1 hit.

"Love Is Like a Butterfly" by Dolly Parton was at #1 on the Country chart, her fourth #1 as a solo artist. Parton used the song as the opening theme for her 1976-77 TV variety show Dolly!. She also uses a butterfly as the "W" in the trade dress for her Dollywood theme park.

Garth Brooks released Scarecrow his ninth studio album which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the Top Country Albums chart. Singles released from this album include "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)" (a duet with George Jones, "Wrapped Up in You", and "Squeeze Me In" (a duet with Trisha Yearwood). It was the last album by Brooks before his ten-year hiatus.

Wynonna Judd was arrested for drunk driving near Nashville, Tennessee after being pulled over for driving 47 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. After consenting to a Breathalyzer, Judd blew a .175 - more than twice the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.