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Wednesday 112019

Twin Falls city council members continue to look at the possibility of banning smoking on most public property. Earlier this week the council supported adding restrictions on smoking although failed to reach a consensus.  They asked staff to create an ordinance that would ban smoking except the golf course.  Police Chief Craig Kingbury said they have received zero calls this year about smoking violations.  He said if it was an ordnance it would be enforced but would be a low priority.

The south central public health district is urging smokers to quit tobacco for a day.  It’s the Great American Smoke out tomorrow.  Smoking accounts for nearly one in three cancer deaths in the United States, and increases the risk of more than 13 types of cancer.

21 year old Enrique Vielmas appeared before District Judge Barry Wood in Twin Falls for a pre-trial hearing yesterday morning.  Instead he entered a guilty plea to multiple felonies involving a shooting and burglary.  He was charged with the theft of a thousand dollars from a home on Diamond Avenue.  He was also charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm into a home.

With the stroke of a pen, Idaho Governor Brad Little has issued an executive order that will change Idaho’s rules on the interstate transportation of hemp to be in accordance with federal law.  The governor said it’s a stopgap measure until the Idaho Legislature enacts a more permanent solution.  Under the 2018 Farm Bill, states can now harvest, sell and transport hemp. 

Brian Trappen of Twin Falls has been sentenced to at least 8 years in prison for killing two people in a crash involving 6 vehicles on I-84 in Jerome County.  He drove the wrong way on the interstate while under the influence of Alcohol and Drugs last June. 

Higher education budgets will be subject to the state spending reductions that Gov. Brad Little’s staff outlined.  Colleges will need to plan for a 1 percent reduction to the current 2019-20 budget and a 2 percent base reduction to the upcoming 2020-21 budget. The K-12 public school budgets will be protected and exempt from cuts.


In sports from around the area first to girls high school basketball from yesterday.  Declo downed Raft River 60 to 56.  It was Century 75 Canyon Ridge 27.  Castleford defeated Hagerman 43 to 28 and it was Camas County 46 Richfield 38.  Hansen overpowered Shoshone 44 to 19 and Jerome said no to Minico with a score of 61 to 54.  Snake River outlasted Kimberly 55 to 39 and it was Murtaugh 42 North Gem 19.  Nampa Christian defeated Filer 44 to 33 and Valley ran past Dietrich 54 to 34.  Burley Defeated Mountain Home 58 to 46. 

In college Basketball CSI’s Mike Hood is the Scenic West Athletic Conference player of the week.  He finished two games with an average of 24 points and shot 53-percent from the field. 



Today:  Generally cloudy. High near 45F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Overcast. Low 34F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies with isolated rain and snow showers, especially in the South Hills of Twin Falls and Cassia Counties. High: 42. Low: 22.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 45. Low: 23.

SATURDAY:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 45. Low: 24.

SUNDAY:  Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of evening rain and snow showers. High: 46. Low: 25.

MONDAY:  Partly sunny skies isolated rain and snow showers. Quite a bit colder with breezy conditions. High: 39. Low: 19.

TUESDAY:  Partly sunny skies with isolated rain and snow showers. Staying chilly. High: 37.

November 20th: On this day

Bartenders in Hammond, Indiana requesed that disc jockeys at WJOB radio stop playing Ferlin Husky's "The Drunken Driver," about an intoxicated driver who causes a crash that kills two children; the song "is hurting business," the union claimed.

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country album chart with The Fightin' Side of Me which was recorded live in Philadelphia, on Valentine's Day 1970.

Loretta Lynn released "Rated "X"" which became Lynn's sixth #1 country single as a solo artist. The song dealt with the stigma faced by divorced women during the early '70s, and was regarded as somewhat controversial at the time, due to its frank language.

Born on this day in Phoenix, Arizona, was Dierks Bentley country music artist who has scored eighteen singles on the country singles charts, of which nine have reached #1. His debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", and "Home".

Born on this day was Josh Turner singer and actor who scored the 2006 US Country #1 album Your Man. Haywire, released in 2010, produced his biggest hit, the #1 "Why Don't We Just Dance" and another #1 "All Over Me".

Faith Hill was at #1 on the US Country chart with Breathe her fourth studio album. It won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album and Breathe is one of the most successful country/pop albums to date. It has shipped over eight million copies in the US and the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, a first for the country artist.

Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas by The Robertsons from the cast of A&E reality television series Duck Dynastywas at #1 on the US Country chart. The album features a number of traditional seasonal songs as well as originals written and performed by the Robertsons. Special guests include country stars Luke Bryan, George Strait, Josh Turner and Alison Krauss.

Loretta Lynn, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton were among those presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom during ceremonies by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. Presenting the award to Loretta, President Barack Obama said "Over 50 years after she cut her first record and canned her first vegetables, Loretta Lynn still reigns as the rule-breaking, record-setting queen of country music."

Ty Herndon came out as a homosexual in an interview with People. He was the second major country artist to do so, following Chely Wright in 2010.