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Friday, 9/29/17

A 33-year-old eastern Idaho man has died in a farming accident.  Kevin Fox of Idaho Falls died Wednesday when his clothing got caught in a conveyor belt system while unloading a potato truck.  Authorities say other workers and an ambulance crew attempted life-saving measures, but Fox died due to his injuries.

A larger U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs clinic has opened in eastern Idaho that will enable it to serve up to a 1,000 more veterans than before. The opening of the clinic in Pocatello was celebrated on Wednesday, but it began serving veterans last month. About 5,700 patients are currently enrolled at the facility.

Federal authorities in a preliminary report say a plane crash in west-central Idaho that killed an Idaho man and injured the Georgia pilot occurred when the pilot flew into a box canyon and crashed trying to get out. The National Transportation Safety Board in a report earlier this month says the small plane stalled during the escape maneuver and crashed Sept. 2 about 15 miles southeast of Cascade in a wilderness area.

Idaho authorities responding to a home invasion Wednesday night shot at the suspect who ran back inside the house minutes before it caught fire, leaving two people injured and at least one person dead. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says a resident of the home called about 10:30 p.m. to report a prowler at the home, located in a rural neighborhood near Meridian. Police are uncertain if the suspect was still inside the house as it burned down. The residents did not know the man.

A man who spent 20 years in an Idaho prison, including 14 years on death row, for murder before being exonerated is facing new charges. Donald Manuel Paradis was arrested Tuesday for aggravated assault. The victim told police he was in an argument with Paradis inside the suspect's home, culminating in Paradis pulling out a gun and pressing to the back of the victim's head. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 18. If convicted, Paradis could face up to five years in prison.

Health care experts say switching state workers to a self-insurance model could save roughly $13 million in its first year of implementation.   The amount is smaller than the state's previous estimates that boasted savings as high as $60 million within the first three years.  Under such a plan, the state would pay for health insurance for about 45,600 state workers and family members directly rather than purchasing insurance through an insurance carrier.  Idaho' currently has a hybrid fully-insured plan with Blue Cross of Idaho.

Today:  Sunny. High 74F. (Mountains: 66) Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky.  Cold front moves through LOW: 50 (Mountains: 43)Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Rain  HIGH: 62 (Mountains: 56)Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Cold and Windy
HIGH: 54 (Mountains: 50)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny mountain showers
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 47)

TUESDAY: Scattered Showers
HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 47)

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 51)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 52)

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September 29th: On this day

Born on this day, was Orvon Grover Autry, better known as Gene Autry, who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on radio, in movies (he appeared in almost 100 films) and television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s, his signature song is "Back in the Saddle Again". Autry was the owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997. He died three days after his 91st birthday at his home in Studio City, California on October 2, 1998.

Born on this day in Ladonia in Fannin County, Texas, was Bill Boyd, American Western style singer and guitarist. He was a member of The Cowboys Ramblers who made more than 225 recordings between 1934-1951. The band had their own popular radio show, The Bill Boyd Ranch House. In 1935, the Cowboy Ramblers had a huge hit with their recording of "Under the Double Eagle".

Born on this day, was Jerry Lee Lewis, rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist, known by the nickname "The Killer". Lewis is the last surviving pioneers of '50s rock 'n' roll music and the last surviving member of Sun Records' Million Dollar Quartet and the Class of '55 album, which altogether included Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley.

Born on this day was Bob Carlisle, singer, songwriter. He performed with several bands, most notably Allies and Billy Thermal, but is best known for his hit song "Butterfly Kisses", which appeared on his third solo album.

Capitol Records released "Okie from Muskogee" by Merle Haggard. The song which became one of the most famous of his career was written by Haggard after being released from San Quentin Prison. He said that he became disheartened watching Vietnam War protests and incorporated that emotion and viewpoint into song.

Dolly Parton released her fourth studio album, My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, which gave the singer her first top 10 hit of the album chart, (peaking at #6). The man in the corner of the album cover is her reclusive longtime husband, Carl Dean.

Farm Aid 2001, A Concert for America took place at the Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana. 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, Doobie Brothers, and Martina McBride.

Steve Martin shared the International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award with his fellow members of The Steep Canyon Rangers. The band's LP "Rare Bird Alert" topped Billboard's Blue Grass chart earlier this year and reached #43 on the Billboard 200. Martin reached #17 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1978 with "King Tut".

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September 30th: On this day

Born on this day in Nashville, was Pearl Dee Jones who with her husband became known as Carl Butler and Pearl. Between 1962 and 1969, the duo released several singles and charted thirteen times on the US country charts, reaching #1 in 1962 with their first single, "Don't Let Me Cross Over". Pearl died at the age of 60 on March 1, 1988.

The Grand Ole Opry was televised for the first time form the the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Born on this day in Thurmond in Memphis, Tennessee, was Deborah Allen who scored the 1983 crossover hit "Baby I Lied" which reached #4 on the country charts. Allen has also written hits for Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Patty Loveless, Tanya Tucker, The Whites and others.

22 year-old Patsy Cline signed her first recording contract with Bill McCall of Four Star Records. The contract would only allowed her to record songs from the Four Star Records publishing company and also stipulated that Cline only sing country songs. She later left Four Star Records to sign with Decca Records, and her self-titled debut album on Decca was released in 1957.

Born on this day in Philadelphia, Mississippi was Marty Stuart, country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. Stuart married country artist Connie Smith on July 8, 1997.

Born on this day was Country singer Daron Norwood. Two singles off his debut album, "If It Wasn't For Her I Wouldn't Have You" and "Cowboys Don't Cry", both made the country Top 40. Norwood was found dead in his Hereford, Texas apartment by his landlord on the afternoon of July 22, 2015.

Vince Gill and Garth Brooks were double-winners in the 26th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Gill, who co-hosted the show with Reba McEntire on CBS, also won Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for “Look At Us”.

George Strait finally broke Conway Twitty's record by scoring his record 41st #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Give It Away".

The Farm Aid 2006, benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Camden, New Jersey. 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, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lonely Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Shelby Lynne, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra, Pauline Reese, and Danielle Evin.

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October 1st: On this day

Born on this day in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was country singer Bonnie Owens who was married to Buck Owens and later Merle Haggard. In 1965 Haggard and Owens recorded the song "Just Between the Two of Us", a duet and probably Owens's best known hit. She died on April 24, 2006.

Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian by Johnny Cash was released in the US. His twentienth album release was a concept album, with the tracks on the album focusing exclusively on the history of and problems facing Native Americans in the US. Cash had been convinced that his ancestry included members of the Cherokee tribe, and this partly served as inspiration for recording Bitter Tears, but later on as he began researching his ancestry, he actually had no Cherokee ancestry, but Scottish, English, and Scots-Irish ancestry.

Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the country album chart with If You Love Me, Let Me Know. The title track ranks as Newton-John's highest charting single on the country charts, reaching #2, although she would have many more top 10 hits to come. The album spent eight weeks at the top of the charts.

Born on this day in Roanoke, Virginia was Ross Copperman the Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter and producer. Copperman has penned and produced hits for Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood., Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Kenny Chesney and others.

Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Lost in The Fifties Tonight (In The Still of the Night)", also known simply as "Lost in The Fiftes Tonight".

The 10th Anniversary of Farm Aid was held at the Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts which were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young had been spurred on by Bob Dylan's comments at Live Aid in 1984 when he said he hoped some of the money would help American farmers in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt. Artists who appeared included: Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, BlackHawk, John Conlee, The Supersuckers, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.

Keith Urban was unhurt whe he skidded off his motorbike after a photographer followed him near his home in Sydney, Austalia. In a statement released by his publicists, Urban said the incident was "the result of one person's desire to do his job and my desire to maintain my privacy." Urban said he tried to avoid an oncoming car and dropped his bike and the photographer came to his assistance without taking photos.

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The 28th Fall Film Festival continues this week at the Magic Lantern Theaters in Ketchum.  This year's film festival features a variety of acclaimed documentary, comedy and dramatic films.  The festival this week features Kedi, My Cousin Rachel, Wakefield and After The Storm - and the one that has ME excited this coming weekend is the classic Terminator 2 in 3D.  The festival concludes Thursday, Oct. 5.  For all the info, click the link on my blog at

The Buhl Harvest Festival is tomorrow.  This is a fun family friendly event that is free for the public to attend. There will be vendors, live music from Flashback and Copperhead, a beer & wine garden, a car cruise, chili cook-off, children's activities and more.  For more information or to sign up as a vendor please call 208-543-6682.

Join us tomorrow at the Haunted Mansions of Albion and tour the largest haunted attraction in the Northwest for only a dollar!  Terry will be on hand passing out the wristbands that get you in for a dollar to the first hundred people, STARTING AT 5 P.M.  The wristbands will be passed out on a first come-first served basis, and when they’re gone, they’re gone so get there early!  That’s TOMORROW at the Haunted Mansions of Albion.  Get in for a dollar if you’re one of the first hundred in line starting at 5 P.M.!

And the Hagerman Farmer's Market continues for a few more weeks every Sunday at Hagerman City Park.  In addition to lunch, fresh produce, baked goods, hand crafts and more, this Sunday enjoy live music and Paul "DJZ" Karaoke!  For more info, click the link on my blog at


MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  American Made, Flatliners, Friend Request (Unfriend), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, American Assassin and IT.


MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival continues this weekend 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  You can also catch American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie & Wind River



Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced on Twitter yesterday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She tweeted "One in eight women get breast cancer.  Today, I'm the one."  She said "The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.  The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."  Actress Christina Applegate, who battled breast cancer in 2008, immediately offered Louis-Dreyfus some support, saying "Mama, find me.  Let's talk if you want."


A Hocus Pocus TV movie remake has been given the green light at the Disney Channel. The all-new movie  will be a "reimagining" of the cult classic that rolled out in 1993. The updated version of Hocus Pocus will be written by Scarlett Lacey, a writer and producer best known for her work on E!'s The Royals. David Kirschner, a producer on the original Hocus Pocus film, is set to produce. But, unfortunately, that's as much of the original flavor as fans can expect.   The film will have an entirely new cast and a new director, which means Kenny Ortega, the man behind the original Hocus Pocus, won't be involved.  No release date for the project has been announced.


After lots of speculation that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a third child via surrogate, Kim is confirming the big baby news herself.  What ELSE can we expect from the riveting debut of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and their big Season 14 debut this Sunday?  Apparently, Kourtney has given up on Scott Disick and has a new boyfriend and Rob Kardashian is suing Black Chyna from abuse of some sort.  Oh boy, kids.  Get ready.

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