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The 2017 Fall Southern Idaho Career & Job Expo is today at Canyon Crest from 10a 'til 1p.  This is your chance to network with potential employers, apply for open job positions, and even interview with some employers on-site!  The event is free and open to the public.


This afternoon, drop by the Community Christian Church on Grandview Drive in Twin for a Salad Sensations Fundraiser benefiting The Jubilee House.  The event features food, fellowship and a silent auction and runs from 4:30 'til 6:30.  Tickets are ten bucks at the door.


The 8th Annual Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds and Community Center in Shoshone.  The event features cowboy western music and poetry.  Entertainers include Dave Stamey, Kristyn Harris, Brigid & Johnny Reedy, Prairie Wind, Poppa Mac, The Panhandle Cowboys, David Anderson and Thatch Elmer.  The event kicks off thursday Night with a potluck dinner and dance.  The mountain men will have their camp setup for you to enjoy. Vendors will have merchandise to sell Friday and Saturday as well.  General admission tickets for the Friday and Saturday night concerts are are $20.00, or buy a ticket for both nights for $35.  Get all the info at


Catch local singer and songwriter Brianne Lynn performing at Mountain View Barn this Friday night from 6 'til 9.  Admission is free.


Superhero Saturday is THIS Saturday at Success Martial Arts in Twin Falls.  Parents, come take great photos of your kids with superheroes and theatrical backdrops! This is your chance for free live photo opportunities with superheroes like Spiderman, Batman, Kung Fu Panda’s Tigress, and more!  The event is free to attend.  Donations will be accepted benefiting the Special Olympics "Tators" of Twin Falls.



MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Home Again, It, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Annabelle: Creation, Wind River, Spiderman: Homecoming & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): It, All Saints, Leap!, Wind River &  Annabelle: Creation

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The Hero, Home Again, It, Wind River, The Hitman’s Bodyguard & The Glass Castle



Apple unveiled its new Iphone 8 yesterday, and I KNOW how exciting this is for Apple heads.  I was in my car with Terry – you know, the afternoon guy – when it first hit the press and he’s a HUGE Applehead.  He was so excited I thought I might have to clean his seat when he got out of the car.  Anyways, The iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus join a slew of new products and services from Apple, many of which are set to roll out as early as this Friday.   The new iPhone 10, the grandaddy of them all, features a very different design from its predecessors like the iPhone 7. It has a 5.8-inch screen that Apple calls a "Super Retina Display," which utilizes a superior screen technology called OLED. The iPhone 10 comes in just two colors for now: black, and white, and you can preorder it on October 27 - for $999.  Get all of the details on ALL of the new Apple phones at gadgets on my blog at


Star Wars nuts will have to wait an extra seven months for Episode 9 - but there's some exciting news that comes along with that set back.  J. J. Abrahms, who directed The Force Awakes, is back in the director's chair after Disney fired Colin Trevorrow last week.  The film will debut in theaters on Decevember 20, 2019 - instead of it's earlier slated release for May 24th in the same year.


And this had to be exciting news for Floridians.  Walt Disney World in Orlando reopened its doors  two days after Hurricane Irma began its historic assault on the state.  The Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center were running their normal business hours. Also up and running: Disney's Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs.  The complex's water parks remained shut, but Disney said it hoped to reopen later this week.  It doesn't sound like there was any MAJOR damage to the theme park.  Disney never lost power, but it WAS slammed with winds and rain that caused trees to topple and water to seep into some buildings.

Today:  Some sun this morning with increasing clouds this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 90F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 61F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 85F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 56)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 56)

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 74 (Mountains: 64)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 72 (Mountains: 67)

TUESDAY: Party Sunny
HIGH: 61 (Mountains: 58)

September 13th: On this day

Born on this day in Rosine, Kentucky, was Bill Monroe, American mandolinist who helped create the style of music known as bluegrass. The genre takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys", named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. He is often referred to as 'The Father of Bluegrass'. Monroe died on Sept 9th 1996.

Born on this day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was David Mansfield, violinist, mandolin player, guitarist, pedal steel guitar player, and composer. Mansfield has worked with many artists including, Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, Roger McGuinn, Sam Phillips, and Dwight Yoakam.

Buck Owens had the #1 country album "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" Owens later said he got the idea for "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" after seeing an Esso gas station sign with the company's slogan at the time, "Put a tiger in your tank."

Born on this day was Joe Don Rooney, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with the American country trio Rascal Flatts who have scored 11 US Country #1’s.

Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album chart with Are You Ready for the Country. Its title track is a song from Neil Young's seminal 1972 album Harvest. Despite the title, this outlaw country album featured covers of rock songs, including "Can't You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band. MacArthur Park (Revisited)" and won Waylon his first Grammy Award in 1969.

Banjo player Earl Scruggs was honored at Turner Field in Atlanta as part of the pre-game show for an Atlanta Braves home game. Organizers set a world record for the most banjo players (239) playing one tune together, playing Scruggs' "Foggy Mountain Breakdown".

Taylor Swift became the first country music artist to win an MTV Music Video award at the 2009 event, winning a Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me." Hip-hop artist and producer Kanye West interrupted Swift's acceptance speech, saying that another video should have won. This resulted in a media stir for several days; eventually, West apologizes — first on his blog, and then by personally contacting Swift.

Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley Will Party With Ex-Presidents Jimmy Carter & George W. Bush at Upcoming Conservation Gala

Bass Pro is throwing one helluva party for the opening of its new Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Mo., on Sept. 20.

The gala’s register of attendees is rumored to include ex-Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, Senator Roy Blunt and Missouri Congressman Billy Long.

Joining the aforementioned suits at the shindig will be a motley crew of country music stars, NASCAR drivers, pro fishermen, celebrities and conservation leaders.

Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, John Anderson, Chris Janson, Tracy Byrd, Easton Corbin and Craig Morgan are slated to perform. Kevin Costner will be in the house, as well as NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Clint Bowyer and pro fisherman Jimmy Houston, Bill Dance and Scott and Roland Martin.

Kid Rock is also reported to be delivering a performance via live video feed to the gala crowd.

If you couldn’t guess, this party is invitation-only.

The Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium, which opens on Sept. 21, features 1.5 million gallons of aquariums, more than one mile of trails and exhibits, and 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds.

Kenny Chesney Launches “Love for Love City” Foundation for Hurricane Irma Relief & Records New Music

After Hurricane Irma destroyed his home in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Kenny Chesney promised to help those affected by the devastation, saying, “I don’t know right now how we’re going to do this. But I want to help. I want to enlist my friends to figure out the best ways to make a difference, to help in whatever ways, small or larger, that we can . . . Give us a few days to figure this out.”

True to his word, Kenny has launched the Love for Love City Foundation to support Hurricane Irma relief. “Love City” is St. John’s nickname.

Those interested in supporting the Foundation can do so online via PayPal, by purchasing Love City merchandise, mailing a check, making cash contributions via Wire or ACH transfer or by contributing Marketable Securities. More info can be found on Kenny’s website.

It also looks like Kenny will soon release new music in a fundraising effort.

According to Kenny’s Twitter post yesterday (Sept. 11), he is back “in studio recording music to help the Virgin Islands.”