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The State Board of Education has ordered a four-week public school closur and the shutdown could run longer.  During what the board called a “soft closure,” schools will be closed to students. At least for now, the shutdown runs through April 20.

A case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Cassia County.  The public health district said the individual is over the age of 70 and was likely exposed to the virus by travelers from areas with community spread.  She has been hospitalized. 

Twin Falls city council members approved the city manager’s recommendation for a declaration of emergency.  As of this morning all city facilities will be closed to walk in traffic.  The declaration does not require citizens to shelter in place or mandate businesses close their doors. 

Bill and Donna Kyle the Twin Falls couple who found themselves stranded in Lima Peru when the coronavirus pandemic struck, are back at home.  They were part of a group of 24 who arrived in Miami on Saturday.

At last check Idaho has at least 65 people confirmed to have the COVID-19.  Many businesses have closed their lobby’s and are working with customers through their drive up or by telephone.  Blaine county which has 35 cases, was placed under a shelter in place order by Governor Brad Little.

A Pocatello man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a collision that killed a cyclist earlier this month.  38 year old Tyler D. Carter made his first appearance in court on Friday.  Investigators said Bobette “Bobbi” Wilhelm was cycling near Pocatello on March 13 when a motorist struck the bike, causing her to plummet down a ravine. Evidence suggests the 40-year-old Pocatello woman was alive for some time before she succumbed to her injuries. Her body was found by searchers a few days later.

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho announce that the federal courthouse in Pocatello will be closed for two weeks.   A person working in the courthouse tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus after recent travel. That person has been in self-quarantine since returning from the travel. However, the Pocatello courthouse will be closed as a precautionary measure against the possible spread of the virus.


The Big Sky Conference has canceled all practices and workouts for its athletic departments through May 15.   This action includes the cancellation of all spring football practices that had not yet been completed.  On March 18, the Presidents' Council canceled the 2020 Big Sky spring athletic competitions and championships, as well as suspended team or individual practices and workouts until at least April 3.


Today:  A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 53F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy. Low near 35F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 47F.  Low 27 Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

THURSDAY:  Mostly cloud skies and a little bit breezy. High: 47. Low: 30.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny skies and breezy. High: 50. Low: 34.

SATURDAY: Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers. High: 53. Low: 37.

SUNDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and warmer. High: 58. Low: 39.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warmer. High: 63.

Top of Form

March 24th: On this day

Buck Owens was at #1 on the Country charts with "Waitin' in Your Welfare Line." Owens' tenth #1 spent seven weeks at the top and a total of eighteen weeks on the country chart.

Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US country album chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year, for the title song which gave the singer his first #1 hit.

Born on this day in in Puxico, Missouri was country music songwriter and singer Natalie Hemby. She has written songs for Lee Ann Womack, Eli Young Band, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Sunny Sweeney, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, and Lady Gaga. In 2019, she joined an all-female quartet The Highwomen.

Ray Charles and Willie Nelson were at #1 on the US country chart with "Seven Spanish Angels". Written by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser, "Seven Spanish Angels" would be the most successful of Ray Charles' eight hits on the country chart.

Born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia was singer, songwriter and record producer Blanco Brown. His 2019 track "The Git Up" taken from his debut album Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs went to #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Brooks & Dunn released a cover version of "My Maria" (originally a 1973 hit for B. W. Stevenson) which gave the duo their tenth country #1 hit. The #1 country song of 1996 according to Billboard, and the track won the duo its second Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Vocal Group or Duo.

Toby Keith was at #1 on the US Country chart with "How Do You Like Me Now?!" Taken from his album How Do You Like Me Now?! The song spent five weeks at #1 on the chart and became his first major crossover hit.

Dixie Chicks fifth studio album Fly was at #1 on the country chart. The album earned 4 Grammy nominations in 2000, and the group won 2: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Ready to Run" and Best Country Album. It was also nominated for Album of the Year and the writers of "Ready to Run", Marcus Hummon and Martie Seidel were nominated for Best Country Song.

Toby Keith's father was killed in a car accident on Interstate 35. On December 25, 2007, the family was awarded $2.8 million for the wrongful death of H.K. Covel, (Keith's father). Elias and Pedro Rodriguez, operators of Rodriguez Transportes of Tulsa, and the Republic Western Insurance Co. were found liable as they failed to properly equip the charter bus with properly working air brakes.

Wild Eagle opened at the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the first Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Coaster in the United States. It was also the biggest investment in Dollywood history.

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line spent the eleventh week at the top of the charts with "Meant to Be" surpassing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" as the longest-running #1 song on the chart for a lead female artist.