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Tuesday 091520

Fire crews in Jerome spent much of the night battling a structure fire.  The rural fire department responded to the blaze early this morning 2 miles west and a mile and a half north of the city.  Eventually the Jerome city fire department responded to the scene to assist the rural crew.  Details of the fire have not been released.

The Twin Falls fire department battled a fire that caused about 100-thousand dollars’ worth of damage to a Twin Falls Duplex.  The blaze was reported at about 6:40 am in the 1100 block of North College Road West.  The fire was believed to have started in the back of the home before it began burning into the homes attic.

Well over 10-thouand acres of land have burned parts of the Sawtooth National Forest in Cassia County as of this morning.   The Badger Fire is burning in the South Hills about 8 miles southeast of the Magic Mountain Ski Area. 

The Twin Falls County Coroner has identified the person who died in a head-on collision near Rogerson last Wednesday.  35 year old Eric Eugene Sullivan of Wendover Nevada was trapped in the vehicle when it collided head on with a semi-truck.  Both vehicles erupted into flames that caused a wildfire to burn about 100 acres.  The victim was positively identified using dental records.

Wildlife officials can continue setting up checkpoint stations to stop all vehicles to enforce hunting and fishing regulations, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled.  Chief U.S. District Court Judge David C. Nye dismissed Steve Tanner’s lawsuit seeking to ban the roadblocks claiming his fourth amendment rights were violated.

The trial of Gilberto Rodriguez who is charged with the first degree murder of 14 year old Regina Krieger is moving forward.  The trial is set for January of next year.  Krieger who disappeared from her basement bedroom was discovered dead on the river bank of the Snake River.

The DEQ has extended the air pollution warning for Southern Idaho residents through Tomorrow.  People sensitive to the smoke are being told to stay indoors.

SPORTS

There is quite the list of games planned for area high schools today.  For both Boys and Girls Soccer, Burley visits Canyon Ridge and Jerome travels to Minico and Twin Falls is in Mountain Home. 

As for Volleyball, Kimberly is in Buhl, Burley will be at Canyon Ridge, The Sun Valley Community School travels to Camas County.  Hagerman is in Carey, Castleford in Wendell and Valley travels to Declo.  Dietrich is at Hansen, Filer at Gooding, Oakley at Glenns Ferry and Minico in Jerome.  Raft River will be at Lighthouse Christian and Murtaugh travels to Shoshone.  Finally, Twin Falls meets up in Mountain Home. 

WEATHER

Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High 91F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 54F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  Smoky skies from fires in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Aside from that, sunny skies and warm. High: 88. Low: 54.

THURSDAY: Smoky skies from fires in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Aside from that, mostly sunny skies and warm. High: 89. Low: 58.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny skies with some isolated PM rain showers and thunderstorms. Not quite as warm. High: 79. Low: 50.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of a rain shower and/or a thunderstorm. Cooler and breezy. High: 68. Low: 48.

SUNDAY: Mainly sunny skies and pleasant. High: 71. Low: 46.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies and pleasant. High: 79.

September 15th: On this day

1903
Born on this day in Maynardville, Tennessee, was Roy Acuff, who became synonymous with the Grand Ole Opry following his 1938 debut. In 1962, he became the first living inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and "hoedown" format to the star singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful. He died in Nashville on November 23, 1992 of congestive heart failure.

1957
Patsy Cline married her second husband Charlie Dick. The pair met in 1956 while Cline was performing with a local Virginia band. Following Cline's death in 1963, Dick married country artist Jamey Ryan in 1965.

1960
Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams was released in the US, the singer, songwriters seventh studio. Contrary to what the title might suggest, only the first four out of the twelve tracks on the album were written by Williams himself, with most of the others being versions of Cash's self-penned songs.

1975
Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US Country album chart with Rhinestone Cowboy, the singer, guitarists 30th album. Campbell had heard the song (written by Larry Weiss) on the radio during a tour of Australia and once back in the US decided to record a version.

1975
Dolly Parton released hersixteenth solo studio Dolly. The album's first single, "The Seeker", peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

1981
Born on this day was Andy Gibson American country music singer. He co-wrote "Don't You Wanna Stay", a duet between Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson which reached #1 on the country music charts in 2011.

2003
Miranda Lambert signed with Epic Records. She gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and made her debut with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene.

2007
Garth Brooks' song, "More Than a Memory" became the first song to debut at #1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart, since the start of the magazine's all encompassing country chart in 1958. It was released as his 51st single and first single from his 2007 compilation The Ultimate Hits.