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Monday, 9/18/17

Will Idaho eventually legalize recreational marijuana or at least allow CBD oil?  The state’s Health and Welfare is asking lawmakers to approve 26-thousand 800-dollars during next year’s legislative session to fund tests for an oil experiment treating children with seizures.

Marijuana may be legal in Nevada, but don’t expect dispensaries to join casinos among Jackpot’s illegal-in-Idaho tourist draws.  Elko County voted against the legalization and commissioners decided to ban dispensaries outside of the county’s four incorporated cities.

A top defensive lineman for Boise State has been arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace.  21-year-old David Moa was taken into custody at 2:25 a.m. Saturday by Boise police.

Idaho Power wants to retire two coal-fired power plants it says won't be able to produce electricity at competitive prices.  The move is part of a 20-year plan to provide energy for Idaho and Oregon.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says Jerome County officials should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider a contract leasing out space in the county's new jail to U.S. Immigration.  Under the pending contract, the jail would set aside 50 beds for ICE at a rate of $75 per bed per day, estimated to bring in an additional $1.34 million to the county annually.

A 1915 historic courthouse in Adams County is slated to be demolished after the abandoned building was condemned in the spring.  The commissioners on Friday sought bids for contractors to gut the courthouse that sits atop a hill in the town of Council.

Idaho has hired St. Luke's Health System to help people choose which insurance plans to pick on the online insurance exchange, even though the health care giant stands to financially benefit when customers choose certain plans.  Your Health Idaho board members voted unanimously to approve the $272,000 contract with St. Luke's and the Idaho Primary Care Association.

An Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills from nursing home residents pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.  32-year-old Jennifer Talich made the guilty plea for the felony charge as part of a deal that dropped all other charges.  Police say she was stealing hydrocodone pills from the facility for the six months prior to her arrest.


Today:  A good deal of sunshine with afternoon showers. High 74F. (Mountains: 59)Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Passing Showers. LOW: 42 (Mountains: 33). Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. Scattered Showers and cooler HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 48). Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Chance of showers
HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 48)

THURSDAY: Scattered Showers
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 44)

FRIDAY: Lingering Showers
HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 45)

SATURDAY: Mountain Showers possible
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 51)

SUNDAY: More Sunshine
HIGH: 61 (Mountains: 54)

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September 18th: On this day

Born on this day in Marietta, Georgia, was country singer Priscilla Mitchell. In the 1960s, with country singer Roy Drusky, she recorded a series of hits, their best-selling recordings being country music "cheating songs", including their biggest hit together, "Yes Mr. Peters", released in 1965, becoming #1 on the country charts.

Born on this day in Buffalo, NY, was Greg Leisz, songwriter who plays guitar, dobro, mandolin, lap steel and pedal steel guitar. Leisz has worked with many artists including Dwight Yoakam, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris and John Fogerty.

Born on this day in Louisville, Mississippi, was Carl Jackson, country and bluegrass musician who played in Glen Campbell's band for 12 years. Jackson's first Grammy was awarded in 1992 for his duet album with John Starling titled Spring Training. In 2003 Jackson produced the Grammy Award-winning CD titled Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers - a tribute to Ira and Charlie Louvin. He also recorded one of the songs on the CD, a collection of duets featuring such artists as James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and others.

Johnny Lee was at #1 on the US Country charts with "Lookin' for Love". The song was part of the soundtrack to one of the years biggest movies, Urban Cowboy.

The seventh Farm Aid benefit concert took place at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Neville Brothers, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, John Conlee, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Deana Carter.

The Farm Aid 04, benefit concert took place at the White River Amphitheater, Auburn, Washington. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Jerry Lee Lewis, Trick Pony, Tony Coleman, Blue Merle, Tegan and Sara, Kate Voegele, Kitty Jerry, and Marc Broussard.

The Farm Aid 2005: 20th Anniversary, benefit concert took place at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Arlo Guthrie, Buddy Guy, Congressman Collin Peterson and the Second Amendments, Drew Davis Band, Elizabeth Rainey, Emmylou Harris, James McMurtry, Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, John Mayer, Kate Voegele, Kathleen Edwards, Kenny Chesney, Los Lonely Boys, Shannon Brown, Supersuckers, Susan Tedeschi, Widespread Panic, and Wilco.

Willie Nelson and several of his band members were charged with misdemeanor drug possession in Louisiana after state police had pulled Nelson's tour bus over for a routine commercial inspection. Smelling a suspicious odor inside, police searched the bus and found marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.

Dwight Yoakam released the album 3 Pears. By the end of 2012, the album was named on annual best of lists by NPR, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, AOL's The Boot, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, and Rhapsody, and has been included in more critic's "best of 2012" lists than any other artist in the country genre.

Dwight Yoakam was granted the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors and Awards held in Nashville.

Luke Bryan Announces Supporting Acts for His 9th Annual Farm Tour

Today (Sept. 15), Luke Bryan announced the full list of performers for his ninth annual Farm Tour. In addition to previously announced guests Jon Pardi and Adam Craig, Luke will be joined by the Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip), Jon Langston and DJ Rock.

Luke’s upcoming Farm Tour will make stops at farms in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri between Sept. 28–Oct. 7.

Over the years, Luke has awarded 50 college scholarships to local students from farming families within the communities the tour has played.

Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2017

Sept. 28
Lincoln, Neb.
Benes Farm

Sept. 29
Baldwin City, Kan.
Don-Ale Farms

Sept. 30
Boone, Iowa
Ziel Farm

Oct. 5
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Spangler Farms West

Oct. 6
Edinburg, Ill.
Ayers Family Farm

Oct. 7
Centralia, Mo.
Stowers Farm

Alabama Set to Release First Christmas Album in 21 Years

Alabama will release a new holiday album, American Christmas, on Oct. 6. The new 15-song offering marks the group’s first holiday album since 1996’s Alabama Christmas Vol. II.

Recorded at Sound Emporium in Nashville, American Christmas features holiday staples such as “Away in a Manger,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” as well as four new songs contributed by the band. The album also includes an updated version of Alabama’s holiday classic, “Christmas in Dixie,” which will celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

“To all our fans: Christmas is a special time for Alabama. We hope it is for you. From our hearts to you, we give you this Christmas gift. Thank you for the love and support, all these years,” said Alabama’s Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen in a collective statement.

American Christmas Track List

  1. “Ain’t Santa Cool”
  2. “Go Tell It On the Mountain”
  3. “Silent Night”
  4. “Why Can’t Christmas Day Last All Year Long”
  5. “Away In a Manger”
  6. “Christmas Joy”
  7. “First Christmas Without Daddy”
  8. “Winter Wonderland”
  9. “Greatest Gift”
  10. “Jingle Bells”
  11. “Remember Me”
  12. “(I Wanna) Rock N Roll Guitar”
  13. “Christmas in Dixie”
  14. “Sure Could Use Some Christmas Around Here”
  15. “Auld Lang Syne”Bottom of Form



The 28th Annual Fall Film Festival continues at the Magic Lantern Cinemas in Ketchum this week with a variety of acclaimed documentary, comedy and dramatic films.  The festival runs through Thursday, Oct. 5.

The Idaho Small Business Development Center and the Patient Financial Navigator Foundation present Healthcare Education Day - a Community Outreach Luncheon tomorrow at the Turf Club in Twin at noon.  The luncheon will help you explore the healthcare challenges, visions and services for patients, employers and employees in the Magic Valley. 

Wednesday, it's Make It & Take It Kids Club Craft Day at the Twin Falls Public Library .  Kids Club is for kids in grades 1st through 5th. At Make & Take Craft Day, kids do fun hands-on crafts that they can take home. The event gets underway Wednesday afternoon at 4.  All library events are free and open to the public.

The Jerome Sunset Market Street Fair is this Thursday. The event runs from 5 'til 9 at North Park.  A great family/community event with good food, amazing music, craft/artisan vendors and kids corner!!! Fun for the whole family!!

The Wood River Valley Chamber presents Business After Hours at Wood River Draper Preserve this Thursday from 5 'til 7.  September Business After Hours celebrates Wood River Land Trust and the Wood River Draper Preserve in Hailey. You can always count on Wood River Sustainability for the freshest and tastiest food. Beer will be provided by Sawtooth Brewery.  Take advantage of the monthly raffle and bring your business card for your chance to win one of several great prizes.

The Gooding Airport is having a Fly-in and Breakfast Sept. 23rd at the Gooding Airport from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  The Pancake Breakfast costs $6.00.  The event will feature Static Airplane Displays, St Luke's Helicopter, Airplane rides available for purchase, reduced fuel prices for pilots, and more!  Bring the family and come share in the enthusiasm of Aviation at the Gooding Airport


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

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


MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival kicks off today at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at

For showtimes and advance tickets, CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE THEATER ABOVE.


Lady Gaga announced this morning that she was canceling the European leg of her Joanne world tour, citing severe physical pain.  She says “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles.  It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out.  As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference. I use the word ‘suffer’ not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I’m being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring,” Gaga added. “If you knew me, you would know this couldn’t be further from the truth."  She made the announcement via her Twitter account.


Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan and wife Hilarie Burton are expecting their second child together.  The Walking Dead star revealed the pregnancy news on the Emmy Awards red carpet yesterday when he adoringly placed his hands on Burton’s baby bump.  Morgan and Burton, who had a brief stint on Fox’s Lethal Weapon, are already parents to 7-year-old son Augustus, lovingly nicknamed Gus.


Speaking of the Emmy's here's the big wins from last night.  The Handmaid's Tale took home Outstanding Drama Series.  Veep was named outstanding Comedy Series.  This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown took home Outstanding lead actor in a drama series honors, and The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss took home Outstanding lead actress in a drama series.  Donald Glover of Atlanta scored Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep scored Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.