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Tuesday 112619

The national weather service is warning that a powerful winter storm will move across western Magic Valley starting tonight and continuing into tomorrow.  Up to 10 inches are expected in the mountain areas and four to 8 inches in the lower elevations.  Most of Magic Valley will get less than 2 inches. 

An Idaho government study group has concluded that expanding access to broadband services in rural areas should be a top priority for the state.  Brad Little created the broadband task force by executive order earlier this year and backed its findings.  The 39-member group encourages the state to focus on a broadband pilot project in north central Idaho, which it identifies as the largest underserved area in the state.  The group also recommends updating the state broadband plan and forming a state broadband office.

So far about 42-thousand Idaho residents have signed up for Medicaid under expanded coverage in the first three weeks it has been offered.  Health and Welfare estimates that about 91-thousand people are eligible. Voters approved the expansion with an initiative that passed with 61-percent of the vote.

17 year old Mayson Martinez from Filer died in a car accident Saturday evening.  Martinez was traveling on I-84 near Mountain Home when his car rolled throwing him from the vehicle.  He was airlifted to St. Al’s in Boise where he died.  A 16 year old passenger in the vehicle was injured.

The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to complete environmental reviews of 20 water diversions in central Idaho that a conservation group says could be harming imperiled salmon.  A U.S. District Court judge signed off on the agreement between the Forest Service and Idaho Conservation League involving the water diversions in the Sawtooth Valley.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced last month that it would be sending requests to states asking them to share driver’s license records, following a Trump administration executive order to expand the use of federal, state and local administrative records.  The U.S. Census Bureau said Idaho would not be sharing state driver’s license records with the bureau.  At least 13 states had refused to share the driver’s license data.


In sports closer to home, Oakley Senior Chandler Jones has been named the offensive player of the year for the Snake River Conference.  He lead his team to a third place finish at state and finished the season with 19-hundred 22 yards, 29 touchdowns and six interceptions, completing 58-percent of his passes.  In addition, he rushed for 873 yards and 11 touchdowns. 

In Mens basketball from CSI, the eagles downed Treasure Valley last night with  a 97 to 61 score.  Friday marks the beginning of the ICCU tournament at 5:30 followed by a game with South Plains College on Saturday.


Today:  Sun and clouds mixed. High 37F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Snow showers. Low 28F. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy skies with scattered snow showers. Total snow accumulations ranging from a dusting to 6”. Windy. High: 37. Low: 23.

(Thanksgiving): Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers. High: 37. Low: 23.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with scattered snow showers. High: 26. Low: 11.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of AM snow showers. Cold. High: 20. Low: 6.

SUNDAY:  Developing cloud cover through the day with a slight chance of PM snow showers. Cold and breezy. High: 22. Low: 11.

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Accumulating snow is possible. High: 29.

November 26th: On this day

Johnny Cash, made his debut on the US country chart when "Cry! Cry! Cry!" made it to #14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with "I Walk the Line" and "There You Go" both hitting #1.

Born on this day in Dotson, Texas was singer Linda Davis who scored three minor country singles as one half of the duo Skip & Linda. As a solo artist Davis has recorded five studio albums, her highest chart entry was "Does He Love You", her 1993 duet with Reba McEntire, which reached #1 on the Billboard country charts and won both singers the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Davis is the wife of the country singer Lang Scott and the mother of Hillary Scott, the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum.

Born on this day in Rogers, Arkansas, was Joe Nichols, country music artist. Nichols has released seven studio albums which have produced fourteen Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the #1 singles "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Gimmie That Girl" as well as five other Top Ten entries.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country chart with his fourth studio album The Chase. The album featured his version of the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken", and "Night Rider's Lament" the classic cowboy song that had been previously recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.

Curb Records released Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors, the singers eighth album and the first to feature his band The Dancehall Doctors. Two songs from the album featured in the movie Black Cloud, which starred McGraw.

Glen Campbell issued an public apology to his family and fans after being arrested on charges of driving drunk and kicking a police officer."Yesterday, I was arrested and put in jail," he said in a statement issued through his publicist. "Even at my age, I learned a valuable lesson. I apologize to my wife, my family, my friends and my fans."

Willie Nelson was arrested for possession of six ounces of marijuana found in his tour bus while travelling from Los Angeles to Texas. He was released after paying bail of $2,500. Prosecutor Kit Bramblett supported not sentencing Nelson to jail due to the amount of marijuana being small, but suggested instead a $100 fine and told Nelson that he would have him sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" for the court.

American country and bluegrass artists Chris Stapleton was at No.1 on the US album chart with Traveller. The album was later named Album of the Year at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards.