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Wednesday 9/20/17

A north-central Idaho lawmaker has sparked residency concerns because she claimed a homeowner's exemption in southern Idaho.  Republican Rep. Priscilla Giddings of White Bird had a homeowner's exemption on a house she owned just outside of Boise between 2010 and 2016.

A Trial date has been set for a Times-News reporter accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.  Politics and government reporter Nathan Brown has been charged with excessive DUI following an arrest in August.

Police in Boise say officers shot and injured a male suspect who displayed a firearm and refused police commands. The Boise Police Department in a statement early Tuesday says officers responded at about 11:30 p.m. to a business following a report of individuals creating some type of problem.

Twenty-year-old Jose Guzman of Twin Falls was arrested on Friday.  He allegedly took home a 16-year-old girl he worked with at a Twin Falls business late Thursday night.  Guzman told her he would take her home, but instead took her to his house and touched her inappropriately.  He will be charged with kidnapping.

Twin Falls Police are investigating two separate reports of a male in a grey colored 4-door car trying to talk young girls in to getting into his car near Harrison Elementary Monday evening.  Authorities ask if you have any information to contact police dispatch.

The city of Ketchum broke ground Monday on a new skate park expansion.  The city council approved just over $127,000 to build a series of new features at Guy Coles Skate Park.

Authorities in Blaine County are warning motorists to be on the lookout for migrating elk and deer in Southern Idaho.  Several Herds migrate near Sun Valley which means the animals will be crossing roadways.

Today:  Overcast. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 58F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  A few passing clouds, otherwise generally clear. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 43F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Cloudy skies with a few showers later in the day.  HIGH: 52 (Mountains: 46)Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

FRIDAY: Mountain Showers
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 46)

SATURDAY: Staying Mostly Dry
HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 47)

HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 53)

HIGH: 63 (Mountains: 55)

HIGH: 68 (Mountains: 58)

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September 20th: On this day

Touring North America, Johnny Cash appeared at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Cass Elliot, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, The Staple Singers and Tommy Cash. Jack Elliot performed "If I Were A Carpenter" then he and Cash dueted on "Take Me Home."

Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the US Country album charts with You're My Man her fourth studio album for Columbia Records. The album stayed at #1 for a total of seven weeks.

Jerry Reed was at #1 on the US Country chart with, "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)". Written by Tim DuBois the song is a satire on divorce, and became Reed's third and final #1 country hit, and one of his signature tunes.

Alan Jackson was at #1 on the Country charts with his seventh studio album, High Mileage. It produced four hit singles on the Hot Country Songs charts for Jackson: "I'll Go on Loving You", "Right on the Money", "Gone Crazy", and "Little Man".

The Farm Aid 2008, benefit concert took place at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts. 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, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds with Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Chesney, The Pretenders, moe., Arlo Guthrie, Steve Earle, Nation Beat, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jakob Dylan and The Gold Mountain Rebels, Danielle Evin, Jamey Johnson, Jesse Lenat, Will Dailey, One Flew South, and The Elms.

Wife of Kix Brooks Gets Facebook Message From Scammer Posing as Kix Brooks

How’s this for irony: Barbara Brooks, the wife of Kix Brooks, received a Facebook message from a scammer posing as her husband.

Here’s what the message said (broken English, bad punctuation and all): “Hello, Thanks for the love and support you have shown me over the years. Thank you and God bless . . . I sent you a request on here because you are very beautiful woman I have been single for me because my ex cheat on me but with God all things are possible Are you single? if yes here is my private cell phone . send me a text message [number redacted] and i will get back to you.”

Barbara posted the news on Twitter with a screen shot of the Facebook message and the caption: “The irony of one of the @KixBrooks hackers sending this message to me is pretty hilarious.”

Kix Brooks isn’t the only country star dealing with scammers.

Recently, Chris Young published an Instagram post (see below) calling out “gigantic douche canoe” scammers, and Granger Smith covered the topic at length in his new podcast episode

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Bid on a Painting of Dolly Parton to Benefit Her Imagination Library

The Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation is auctioning off a painting of Dolly Parton to benefit her Imagination Library.

In celebration of Tennessee’s Imagination Library Week, the 20-inch by 20-inch painting of Dolly by Nashville artist Arthur Kirkby is available via bid until Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. CT.

Since its beginning in 1996 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn., the Imagination Library has expanded into four countries serving more than 1 million children by providing a brand-new, age-appropriate book each month.

Around the Valley.

It's Make It & Take It Kids Club Craft Day today 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 this afternoon at 4.  All library events are free and open to the public.

The Jerome Sunset Market Street Fair is tomorrow. 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 tomorrow afternoon 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.

Friday, it’s the Bleed For The Need.  Millions have been affected by Hurricane Irma and Harvey, and this is your chance to DO something to help these people out.  From 6 ‘til noon, we’ll be taking donations for requests.  Make a donation of five bucks or more through our special link that’ll be posted on the website Friday morning and we’ll play whatever song you want to hear.  Then, from noon ‘til six, join us at Canyon Crest for the Bleed For The Need Blood Drive.  If you’re donating blood, schedule your appointment by clicking the Bleed For The Need banner at – and if you’re donating cash, simply drop by Canyon Crest Friday from noon ‘til six.  All donations throughout the day will go to the American Red Cross, who is mobilizing in regions affected by the hurricanes and providing shelter, healthcare, and support to those in need.

The Gooding Airport is having a Fly-in and Breakfast this Saturday morning at the Gooding Airport from 7 ‘til 10.  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



Everyone remembers the piece of video that surfaced during the Presidential campaign where President Trump was recorded on a tour bus describing the things you can do with, or TO womenh when you're famous, right?  The guy who the then-reality TV star, now-President was talking to was Billy Bush, who was at that time a host for Access Hollywood.  And yesterday, news broke that after almost 20 years of marriage, Bush and his wife Sydney Davis are separating.  In a comment to People magazine, Bush’s lawyer said “I can confirm they are now separated and on a short-term break.”  The controversial video that some thought would cost Trump the presidency did nothing of the sort to Trump - but DID cost Bush his job as co-host of the Today show.  Apparently, things have continued to roll downhill for Bush, who has yet to comment on the split.


Avril Lavigne is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, according to the cybersecurity company McAfee.  The singer-songwriter topped McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrities study this year.

The report reveals which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites.  McAfee says cybercriminals use the fascination of consumers with celebrity culture to drive unsuspecting users to potentially malicious websites that can be used to install malware, steal personal information and even passwords.  According to McAfee, searching for "Avril Lavigne free mp3" results in a 22% chance of encountering a malicious site.  Bruno Mars came in at number two on the list this year.


Fox News announced Monday that the network is hiring Laura Ingraham to host a nightly commentary show.  Ingraham's program will air at 8 o'clock weeknights, following shows hosted by Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.  Ingraham has been a fixture on Fox News since 2007, when she was hired to do a weekly segment called "The Ingraham Angle" on the O'Reilly Factor.  Her first day on the air in the new timeslot will be October 30th.