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Idaho State Police will be taking part in Operation Clear Track.  ISP troopers will be stationed at targeted railroad grade crossing locations to hand out railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians and issue warnings and citations to violators. The goal of Rail Safety Week is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to the Idaho Supreme Court.

An Oregon judge has stopped a double murder case after finding the defendant mentally unfit to stand trial. Malheur County Circuit Judge Tom Ryan ordered Anthony Montwheeler sent to the Oregon State Hospital. Prosecutors say Montwheeler, of Nampa kidnapped and killed his ex-wife Anita Harmon last year and crashed his car during a police pursuit, killing another man.

City officials in Boise have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling overturning a city ordinance that makes it largely illegal for homeless people to sleep on the streets. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that Boise's anti-camping ordinance is unconstitutional. The ruling is expected to have a broad impact across the western states, where many cities have similar ordinances.

Nampa City officials are looking for volunteers to help ward off what has become a local sign of fall: The arrival of roughly 10,000 crows.  Nampa Chief of Staff Robert Sanchez said he expects the annual migration of crows to start in the next week or two. Sanchez is looking for volunteers to help track when and where the crows show up to roost, and to use noisemakers and hand-held laser devices to scare the crows away.

Authorities say a man died Wednesday after he was crushed under some equipment being unloaded at a southwestern Idaho mill.  Payette County Coroner Keith Schuller says 60-year-old Richard Foss of Prineville, Oregon, was making a delivery to Woodgrain Millwork in Fruitland, Idaho when he was crushed by some equipment he was unloading.


In local sports, first to Volleyball it was Burley over Minico 3 to 1.  Canyonridge 3 Jerome 2.  Filer shut out Buhl 3 to 0.  It was Valley 3 Oakley 1.  Shoshone 3 Raft River 0.  Lighthouse Christian 3 Dietrich 0. 

We have one football game to report.  Gooding shut out Payette 70 to 0. 

In boys soccer, it was Twin Falls 4 Mountain Home 0.  Century outlasted Canyon Ridge 2 to 1.  Burley 1 Pocatello 0 and it was Preston 3 Minico 1.

In girls Soccer it was Twin Falls 7 Mountain Home 0.  Pocatello 7 Burley 2.  Century 4 Canyon Ridge 0 and it was  Preston 11 Minico 0.


Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: NE 5-10 mph  High: 79 (Mountains: 73)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 50F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High around 80F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 54 (Mountains: 46)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 69 (Mountains: 67)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 67 (Mountains: 65)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 71 (Mountains: 67)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 76 (Mountains: 74)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 75 (Mountains: 71)

September 21st: On this day


Born on this day in Memphis, Tennessee, was Dickey Lee, best known for the 1960s teenage tragedy songs "Patches" and "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)." He also scored the 1975 US Country #1 “Rocky.”


Alabama governor Gordon Persons officially proclaimed today - September 21st the official Hank Williams Day.


Born on this day in Fayetteville, Arkansas was songwriter - producer Mark Wright. Reba McEntire, Amy Grant, and Kenny Rogers have all covered his songs, and has produced hits for Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Mark Chesnutt, Brooks & Dunn and Gretchen Wilson.


Born on this day in Big Spring, Texas, was Ronna Reeves, female country music singer. Between 1990 and 1998, she released five studio albums, she has also charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.


Born on this day in Ridgeland, Mississippi, was Faith Hill, country singer, songwriter known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill has sold over 40 million records worldwide and scored eight #1 singles and three #1 albums on the US Country charts. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2009 Billboard named her as the #1 Adult Contemporary artist of the decade 2000-2009.


The Farm Aid 02, benefit concert took place at the Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. 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, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Kid Rock, Gillian Welch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble, The Drive-By Truckers, Los Lonely Boys and Anthony Smith.


American singer and songwriter John D. Loudermilk died aged 82. Although he had his own recording career during the 1950s and 1960s, he was primarily known as a songwriter. His hits include "Indian Reservation," by Paul Revere & The Raiders; "Abilene," by George Hamilton IV; and "Tobacco Road" (a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964).

September 22nd: On this day


Born on this day, was Debby Anne Boone, singer and actress best known for her 1977 hit, "You Light Up My Life," which spent ten weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won her the Grammy Award for Best New Artist the following year. Boone also scored the 1980 #1 hit, "Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again".


Born on this day in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia was June Forester from the American country music vocal group The Forester Sisters, consisting of sisters Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester. The quartet had commercial success in the 1980s, charting fifteen Top Tens on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including the Number Ones "I Fell in Love Again Last Night", "Just in Case", "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes".


The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, the event had been spurred on by Bob Dylan's comments at Live Aid earlier in that year that he hoped some of the money would help American farmers. The star studded line-up of country stars included: Alabama, Hoyt Axton, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels Band, John Denver, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Willie Nelson, Charley Pride, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Rogers.


Garth Brooks released his fourth studio album The Chase, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and Top Country Albums chart. The album featured his version of the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken", and "Night Rider's Lament" the classic cowboy song that had been previously recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.


Jo Dee Messina was at #1 on the Country charts with "That's the Way" the lead-off single for her album Burn. The song spent four weeks at the top of the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album, (the 1998 album I’m Alright).

September 23rd: On this day


Born on this day in Albany, Georgia, was Ray Charles who helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s. His 1962 album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music and its sequel Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 2, helped to bring country into the mainstream of music. His version of the Don Gibson song, “I Can't Stop Loving You” topped the Pop chart for five weeks. Charles died on June 10, 2004 due to acute liver disease at his home in Los Angeles, California.


Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys made their first recordings in Dallas, Texas, produced by Don Law and Art Satherley of the American Record Corporation. Wills' later recording of "Ida Red" served as a model for Chuck Berry's decades later version of the same song - "Maybellene"


Born on this day, was Pat Alger, songwriter, singer and guitarist who in 1991, was voted Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriter's Association International. He wrote hits for Garth Brooks like "Unanswered Prayers", "What She's Doing Now", "The Thunder Rolls" and "That Summer." He also wrote hits for Hal Ketchum, "Small Town Saturday Night," and for Trisha Yearwood, "Like We Never Had A Broken Heart."


Hank Williams recorded "Kaw-Liga", "Your Cheatin' Heart", and "Take These Chains from My Heart", in what became the musicians last ever recording session.


Jimmy Wakely, actor and country Western music vocalist, and one of the last singing cowboys died. During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he released records, appeared in several B-Western movies, appeared on radio and television and even had his own series of comic books. His duet singles with Margaret Whiting from 1949–51 produced a string of hits, including 1949's #1 hit on the US country charts and pop music charts, "Slippin' Around."


Johnny Cash released A Concert: Behind Prison Walls his 54th overal album and a live album recorded in the Tenessee Prison 1976. The album features Cash with his backing band the Tennessee Three, but also features performances by Linda Ronstadt, Roy Clark, and Foster Brooks. The album was not released until this year.


Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame, along with Stevie Nicks and Buck Owens.

Thursday 092018

Burley residents will be paying more for garbage pickup.  The price will increase $5-dollars 50 cents a month to $17-35.  The council decided not to delay the increase in order to put it out to bid.  A independent contractor had asked for the opportunity to bid saying he could haul the trash for what the city is charging right now and still make a profit.

The first case of whooping cough has been reported in Southern Idaho.  A student in Wendell has been diagnosed.  Letters to parents in that district has been sent out.

Idaho’s bills for the wildfires this season has come in – and they are in line with averages from years past.  $17-million dollars will be the total for the state.  The total bill was 21-million but 4-million is reimbursable from other agencies.

Idaho State Police say the woman responsible for striking two children who were crossing a street near a school in Twin Falls won’t face any serious criminal charges.  The driver was cited for failure to yield to pedestrians.  The two children were taken to the hospital by their parents.  The driver claimed the sun was in her eyes and didn’t see the children.

20 Year old Syrus Porter of Twin Falls has been accused of raping a female acquaintance in 2016.  The victim and Porter were 17 years old at the time.  He is being held on a 75-thousand dollar bond.  He will appear in court on September 28th.

21 year old Meggan Lesley Cecalia was arraigned this week on charges of aggravated battery and malicious injury to property.  She is accused of beating a Twin Falls woman with a glass candle holder.  The victim was taken to the hospital in Twin Falls for treatment.

A 115-year-old home in northern Idaho will be moved to a new location and restored as part of a collaboration with the Museum of North Idaho.  The building, dubbed the "White House," began as the home for the president of CDA College and later served as the home of the superintendent of a residential center for older adults and orphans.  It will be taken to a barge on Lake Coeur d'Alene.


In local sports, first to Volleyball, it was Gooding 3, Kimberly0.  American Falls 2 Wendell and Raft River 2 Wendell 1.

In Boys Soccer Bliss outlasted Gooding 2 to 1.  Buhl 6 Declo 1.  The community school 4 Wendell 2 and it was Filer 5 Kimberly 1. 

In Girls Soccer, Filer and Kimberly a tie game with 3 each.  Gooding 8 Bliss 0 and The community School 8 Wendell 0. 


Today: Sunny skies. Breezy.   Winds: SW 10-20 mph  High: 70 (Mountains: 67)

Tonight: Clear skies. Low 44F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 79F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Low: 49 (Mountains: 44)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 82 (Mountains: 77)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 72 (Mountains: 69)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 68 (Mountains: 65)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 70 (Mountains: 68)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 75 (Mountains: 72)

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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.

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Wednesday 091918

The city of Twin Falls is looking to fill the city attorney’s position.  Current city Attorney Fritz Wonderlich announced his decision to retire as of September 30th

25 year old Jacob Anderson of Hailey is being held in the Blaine County jail charged with felony rape.  The Sheriff’s office said his charges stem from an alleged sexual relationship with a 15 year old.  During his arrest deputies found a glass pipe with burnt residue in his pocket. 

 The Blaine County sheriff’s office has identified the victim of the house fire in Bellevue.  That fire claimed 75 year old Earnest Patrick Barker.  74 year old Irene Faye Barker was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.  The home was completely destroyed last Friday afternoon.

36 year old Eric Hamblin of Burley has been charged with child sex crimes after police accused him of having sexual contact with a now 16 year old girl.  The girl told authorities Hamblin touched her on numerous occasions. 

Minidoka county district Judge Jonathan Brody denied a request to free a Paul man who was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and raping a woman in 1984.  74 year old Melvin Dean Hanks claimed he was only supposed to serve 30 years in prison and that he has done the time.

Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information to the state about women who have had abortions.  The law, which took effect July 1, requires health care providers to disclose information about patients who had one of several "complications" listed in the law.

An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton ruled in May that the state had to turn over nearly all of its execution records, including those identifying the source of the execution drugs, to a University of Idaho professor who sued under the Idaho Public Records Act. Norton modified her decision Monday.

Twin Falls police are asking for your help in solving a vandalism incident.  The rock formation at Dierkes Lake park that overlooks the entrance was heavily damaged with a hammer.  Call the police if you can help in the investigation. 208-735-7200.


In sports, first to girls soccer, it was Twin Falls 6 Canyon Ridge 1, Century shut out Burley 6 to 0. 

In volleyball action Burley shut out Canyon Ridge 3 to 0, Twin Falls 3 Mountain Home 1, Minico 3 Wood River 1.  It was Century 3 Jerome 0, Filer 3 American Falls 0, Shoshone 3, Valley 0 and Oakley closed out Glenns Ferry 3 to 0.  It was Lighthouse Christian 3 Community School 0.  Hansen 3 Camas county 0 and Castleford 3 Hagerman 2.  Elsewhere Carey 3, Murtaugh 1 and Dietrich 3 Richfield 0. 

In boys soccer the Twin Falls Bruins tied it up with Crosstown rivals the Canyon Ridge Riverhawks with 1 to 1.  Wood River 12 Minico 0 and it was Jerome 4, Mountain Home 0 and it was Century 10 Burley 2. 


Today:  Partly cloudy. Breezy. Winds: SW 10-20 mph High: 73 (Mountains: 71)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 49F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 70F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Low: 42 (Mountains: 40)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 78 (Mountains: 72)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 81 (Mountains: 75)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 74 (Mountains: 71)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 67 (Mountains: 63)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 68 (Mountains: 64)

September 19th: On this day


Born on this day was Helen Carter, American country music singer. The eldest daughter of Maybelle Carter, she performed with her mother and her younger sisters, June Carter and Anita Carter, as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, a pioneering all female country/folk music group. The group was also known as The Carter Family. She died on June 2nd 1998 aged 70.


Patsy Cline married contractor Gerald Cline. The couple divorced on July 4, 1957, the dissolution of the marriage was blamed on their considerable age difference and on the conflict between her desire to sing professionally and his desire that she adopt the conventional role of a housewife.


Born on this day in Bunker Hill, Mississippi, was Jeff Bates American country music artist. His two RCA albums accounted for seven chart singles on the Billboard country charts, of which three reached top 40: "The Love Song", "I Wanna Make You Cry" and "Long, Slow Kisses".


The Jimmy Dean Show aired for the first time on ABC-TV. An hour-long weekly series, the variety program featured country performers such as Charlie Rich, Roger Miller, Eddy Arnold, Connie Smith, Buck Owens, Jim Reeves, Red Buttons, and Johnny Cash. The Jimmy Dean Show, also gave puppeteer Jim Henson his first national media exposure, best known as the creator of The Muppets.


Born on this day in Monticello, Georgia, was Trisha Yearwood, country music artist. Best known for her ballads about vulnerable young women from a female perspective. She scored the 1997 song "How Do I Live", which was initially released on the soundtrack of the film, Con Air.


Country rock singer, songwriter, 26-year-old Gram Parsons, formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California. His death was attributed to heart failure but later was officially announced as a drug overdose. His coffin was stolen by two of his associates, manager Phil Kaufman and Michael Martin, a former roadie for The Byrds, and was taken to Cap Rock in the California desert, where it was set alight, in accordance to Parson's wishes. The two were later arrested by police.


The third Farm Aid benefit concert took place at the Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska. 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: Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, John Denver, Lou Reed, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Bandaloo Doctors, Joe Walsh, Willie Nelson, The Unforgiven, Dr. Starr.


All I Want, the third album by Tim McGraw was released by Curb Records. The album's singles were, in order of release: "I Like It, I Love It", "Can't Be Really Gone", "All I Want Is a Life", "She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart" and "Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It".


American country music star Red Foley died aged 58. He sold over 25 million records, and hosted the first popular country music series on network television, Ozark Jubilee.


Australian country music singer-songwriter David Gordon "Slim Dusty" Kirkpatrick died aged 76. He sold more than five million albums and singles in Australia.


Skeeter Davis died aged 72. She was one of the first women to achieve major stardom in the country music field as a solo vocalist, and was an acknowledged influence on Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton.

Tuesday 091818

Twin Falls County Commissioners have reversed a decision by the County’s Planning and Zoning commission that earlier had denied a request to build two potato cellars on 38 acres of farmland in an agricultural zone south of Chobani and Clif Bar.  The Twin Falls Highway district has said the trucks can only haul the spuds during daylight hours.  A company spokesman that doesn’t permit full use of the land that state law allows.

37 year old Bryan Thieme who has been accused of sexually abusing drunk teenagers will face a jury trial in January.  He pled not guilty yesterday to two counts of sexual battery of a minor child and dispensing alcohol to minors. 

27 year old Arcenio Sosa-Solorio has plead guilty to one count of Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  He was accused of shooting at an undercover Idaho State police sergeant in the Twin Falls Walmart Parking lot.  It happened while police were conducting a drug bust.  He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Authorities are investigating an accident that involved two children who were walking in a cross walk near Filer and Polk street in Twin Falls around 7:48 a.m. yesterday. The children were six and eight years old according to reports.  The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. 

The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 in Pasco Washington.

Wildland firefighters are still the heart and soul of the battle against raging blazes, but a technology boom is playing an increasing role in efforts to snuff out flames. Officials say today's firefighter’s count on accurate data from satellites and heat-sensing instruments to chart the size, location and direction of a fire. One device uses two satellites that detect active fire and burned areas.

Two of the top staffers for Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan have resigned with less than two months left before the Nov. 6 election.  Campaign manager Michael Rosenow and communications director Lisa Newcomb have both resigned.

In local sports, first to Girls Soccer from yesterday it was Wendell 5 Kimberly 4.  Community School 7 Declo zip.  Gooding beat Filer 2 to 1.  It was a shutout with Buhl 9 Bliss 0. 

In Boys Soccer, it was a tie game with Bliss and Buhl each with 2 points.  It was the Community School 8 Declo 0, Filer 6, Gooding 1 and it was Wendell 9 Kimberly 2. 

In volleyball, Hagerman beat the Community School 3 to 0.


Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: NW 5-10 mph  High: 78 (Mountains: 75)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 48F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 73F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 46 (Mountains: 39)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 71 (Mountains: 67)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 78 (Mountains: 73)

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 82 (Mountains: 74)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 74 (Mountains: 69)

MONDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 68 (Mountains: 63)

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.

Monday 091418

An investigation by the Twin Falls and the Idaho fire marshal’s offices into the fire that destroyed Guppies Hot Rod Grill on Main Avenue has been concluded with officials not sure what caused the fire.  The fire started near a washer and dryer.  The fire was not arson officials say.

Three people were injured after a car failed to stop at a stop sign in Twin Falls County.  The car ran into another vehicle that was stopped.  The impact caused one of the cars to crash into a home near Kimberly.  One vehicle rolled ejecting a passenger.

The marketing organization for commercial potato growers in the United States says potato exports fell in all categories in July compared to the same month a year ago.  Potato USA says trade wars dragged down the exports, with frozen potato exports dropping by 3 percent in volume and 2 percent in value for July 2918 compared to July 2017.

The University of Idaho and U.S. Forest Service's Boise National Forest say they've identified human remains from Native Americans in their holdings that will be turned over to present-day tribes. The University of Idaho has portions of the left and right pelvis of a female, and the upper arm bone of a male removed from a small cave in southwestern Montana in 1929.

One person is dead and a woman injured after a Friday morning house fire south of Bellevue.  The fire was called in shortly after 6 a.m. by a person driving by.  Damage to the house is severe, officials say.

A 31-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony injury to a child following a car fire that killed one of her children and injured another. Jennifer Miller pleaded guilty in 4th District Court.

A man living in a home built for his daughter after she survived one of the most horrific crimes has been ordered to move out. A judge ruled Steve Groene is an unlawful tenant in the Coeur D'Alene house owned by a charitable trust set up to benefit his daughter. A home was built for then 8-year-old Shasta Groene after she was rescued from a kidnapper who had killed several members of her family.


In local sports, from the Jerome Volleyball Tournament, The Twin Falls Volleyball team had a 5-0 win Saturday.  They outlasted Buhl, Mountain Home, and Rigby. 

In girls soccer it was Twin Falls over Minico 12 to 0 and it was the Community School 10 Buhl 0. 

In Boys Soccer it was Twin Falls 12, Minico 1, Canyon Ridge 7 Pocatello 0, and no score in the Wood River Century game.

The College of Southern Idaho Volleyball team had a great weekend with a four set victory over Hillsborough community college on Friday and two dominant wins on Saturday beating Wallace State in Four Sets.  They won the Monroe college tournament in New York with 3 to 0.

In Football on Friday, Wendell barely made it past Payette in Overtime 29-28.  Minico out lasted Canyon Ridge 45 to 8.  Twin Falls 53 Wood River 13.  Kimberly 48 Burley 28, Gooding 38 to Snake River 14.  Elsewhere it was Valley 48 North Gem 6, Murtaugh 65 to Castleford 12.  It was Dietrich 38 Mackay 28, Lighthouse Christian 46 Clark Watersprings 16 and it was Mountain Home 28 Jerome 20.  Camas County outlasted Hagerman 32 to 28, Rimrock 50 Shoshone 12, Homedale 56 Filer 14 and Carey 64 Hansen 12. 


Today:  Sunny. High near 80F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 47F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 79F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 49 (Mountains: 44)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 72 (Mountains: 69)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 73 (Mountains: 69)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 78 (Mountains: 73)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 82 (Mountains: 74)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 79 (Mountains: 71)

September 17th: On this day


Born on this day in Mount Olive, Alabama, was Hank Williams (born Hiram King Williams). The American singer-songwriter and musician is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked #1. During his last years Williams's consumption of alcohol, morphine and painkillers severely compromised his professional life. Williams died aged 29 on January 1, 1953.


Born on this day was American musician, singer and songwriter Steve Sanders. He was best known as being the replacement for William Lee Golden, the baritone in The Oak Ridge Boys. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on June 10th 1998.


Johnny Cash made his first appearance on UK television when he appeared on Boy Meets Girl. Cash appeared solo, as his backing group the Tennessee Two who, under UK Musicicans Union rules, were not allowed to accompany Cash.


Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the country music album chart with You're My Man, Anderson's fourth studio album. The record was a #1 hit on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for seven weeks, Anderson's third (and to date, last) #1 on the chart. Produced by Anderson's husband Glenn Sutton, the title song was Anderson's second #1 record.


Faron Young who has international success with "It's Four in the Morning" - was charged with assault for spanking a girl in the audience at a concert in Clarksburg, West Virginia after claiming she spat on him. Young appeared before a Wood County, West Virginia justice of the peace and was fined $24, plus $11 in court costs. It was the first in a string of incidents involving Young, whose increasingly bizarre behavior would begin overshadowing his success.


Reba McEntire made her Grand Ole Opry debut. She almost did not make it in the door after a guard at the Opry gate missed her name on the night's list of performers. Her parents and older sister, Alice, drove 1,400 miles round trip from their Oklahoma home to see what turned out to be Reba's three-minute performance that night.


Born on this day, was Stephen Cochran American Country music singer and songwriter. In 2009 Stephen was named as a spokesman for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Research and Development. The VA and Cochran collaborated to produce a music video for Veterans who need help.


The Farm Aid 2000 benefit concert took place at the Nissan Pavilion, Nissan Pavilion. 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: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Arlo Guthrie, Sawyer Brown, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Barenaked Ladies, Tipper Gore and Willie Nelson.


Marvin Rainwater died aged 88. The American country and rockabilly singer and songwriter had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird."


Country music star George Hamilton IV died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77. The singer and guitarist, who began performing as a teenager in the 1950s, had suffered a major heart attack a few days earlier. After an early foray into pop, Hamilton became a country stalwart, scoring 40 hits in the 1960s and 70s. He was inducted into Nashville's Grand Old Opry in 1960 and continued to work until shortly before he was taken ill.

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An emergency levy in the amount of 93-thousand dollars has been approved by the Kimberly School Board.  The board said the money was needed because of the additional students registered in the district.  The district superintendent said they chose not to go for the full amount of $200-thousand dollars.

Jerome police are looking for a 28 year old woman who was last seen September 6th.  Ashley Dawn Goodro is described as 5-foot 4 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.  She also goes by the name of Ashley Sellers.  Call the police if you can help with the investigation.

Yellowstone park managers are worried that changing climate in northwest Wyoming is already impacting the national park's key natural resources.  The new report from park rangers says average temperatures in the area are higher than usual, resulting a variety of changes to the ecosystem.  The warmer temperatures are also negatively impacting wildlife.

A U.S. judge has delayed for two more weeks the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Thursday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen leaves the fate of about 700 bruins in the Northern Rockies in limbo as he considers whether federal protections for the animals should be restored. Christensen already delayed the hunts in Wyoming and Idaho once, with an order that came two days before hunting was set to begin on Sept. 1.

Fire ripped through an entertainment venue in Boise, leaving about 60 percent of the building damaged by flames and water. Boise fire officials say the fire at the concert venue called the Knitting Factory in the downtown area was reported at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Three people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

Gov. Butch Otter's budget office says Idahoans may have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year due to major changes tied to the new tax law.  According to the Division of Financial Management on Monday, the state's tax revenue has faced a shortfall for the past two months due to individual income tax revenue failing to meet estimated forecasts.  Millions of American workers started getting fatter paychecks early this year, as employers withheld less money in anticipation of lower income taxes under the law.

In local sports, first to Volleyball, it was Dietrich 3 Hagerman 2, Twin Falls shut out Wood River 3 to 0.  Minico 3 Canyon Ridge 0.  Burley 3 Preston 0.  Filer 3 Kimberly 0.  It was Buhl 3 Mountain Home 1.  Gooding 3 Declo 0, Raft River 3 Glenns Ferry 1.  Lighthouse Christian 3 Castleford 1.  Hansen 3 Community school 0 and it was Carey 3 Camas County 0.

In Boys Soccer, it was a tie game for Canyon Ridge and Jerome with 2 each.  Wood River shut out Mountain Home 5 to 0 and it was Century 12 Minico 0.

In Girls Soccer, Twin Falls outlasted Pocatello 8 to 1.  Jerome 1 Canyon Ridge 0, Preston 12 Burley 0 and Century 7 Minico 0.

Today:  Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. High 79F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly Clear. Low 49F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High near 80F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 51 (Mountains: 45)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 77 (Mountains: 71)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 76 (Mountains: 72)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 78 (Mountains: 72)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 74 (Mountains: 69)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 72 (Mountains: 66)


September 14th: On this day


Born on this day in Brownfield, Texas, was Don Walser, was known as a unique, award-winning yodeling "Texas country music legend." He was known for maintaining a catalog of older, obscure country music and cowboy songs and kept alive old 1940s and 1950s tunes by country music pioneers such as Bob Wills and Eddie Arnold. He died on September 20, 2006.


Born on this day in Harlingen, Texas, was singer-songwriter, Beth Nielsen Chapman who has written many Country hits including: co-songwriter of Faith Hill's "This Kiss", Trisha Yearwood ("Down On My Knees", "You Say You Will", "Trying to Love You"), Martina McBride ("Happy Girl"), Willie Nelson ("Nothing I Can Do About It Now", "Ain't Necessarily So", "If My World Didn't Have You").


Born on this day in Aiken, South Carolina, was John Berry country singer, songwriter, who has recorded over fifteen studio albums, and scored the 1994 US #1 single "Your Love Amazes Me."


Born on this day in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was Danielle Peck country music artist. Her self-titled debut 2006 album produced the Top 30 country hits "I Don't", "Findin' a Good Man", and "Isn't That Everything".


Willie Nelson was at #1 on the US Country charts with Always On My Mind. The album was the Billboard #1 country album of the year for 1982, peaking at the top of the charts for a total of 22 weeks, as well as spending 99 weeks on the chart.


Tulsa honored American Western swing fiddler Johnnie Lee Wills with a street named after him. Johnnie Lee Wills Lane is directly in front of the Expo Square Pavilion at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. Wills, who died in 1984 was the younger brother of Bob Wills and had also played banjo with Bob as a member of the Texas Playboys.


Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins penned song, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere". The song spent a total of eight weeks at the top of the chart and won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year.


Property from the estate of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash raised $1.24 million on the first day of a three-day auction at Sotheby's in New York City. Items sold included a custom-made abalone-inlaid acoustic guitar for $131,200 and an autographed photo of Elvis Presely to June Cash sold for $18,000, a striped prisoner's jacket from Folsom Prison made $6,000.

September 15th: On this day


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

September 16th: On this day


Born on this day in Hampton, Arkansas, was Wood Newton, songwriter and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1978 and 1979, Newton charted the singles "Last Exit for Love", "Lock, Stock & Barrel" and "Julie (Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?)". He later became a songwriter for other artists, with his credits including Razzy Bailey's #1 single "Midnight Hauler".


Born on this day in Darby, Florida, was David Bellamy, singer, songwriter of The Bellamy Brothers. The duo had success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit "Let Your Love Flow" in 1976, a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty #1 singles.


Johnny Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "A Boy Named Sue". The song tells the tale of a young man's quest for revenge on a father who abandoned him at 3 years of age and whose only contribution to his entire life was naming him Sue, commonly a feminine name, which results in the young man suffering from ridicule and harassment by everyone he meets in his travels.


John Denver was at #1 on the US country album chart with Back Home Again. The multi-platinum album contained the hit singles "Annie's Song" (#1 pop, #1 adult contemporary), "Back Home Again" (#5 pop, #1 AC, #1 country), and "Sweet Surrender" (#13 pop, #1 AC). In addition, the studio version of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" appeared on this album.


Sheb Wooley the singer, songwriter and actor best known for his 1958 novelty song "Purple People Eater" died in Nashville, Tennessee. He played Ben Miller, brother of Frank Miller in the film High Noon, Travis Cobb in The Outlaw Josey Wales, and also had a co-starring role as scout Pete Nolan in the television program Rawhide.


A total of 30 artists gather to record "Forever Country", a single released in honor of the 50th annual Country Music Association awards. The track featured Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Charley Pride, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and others. The song debuted at #1 the week of October 8, the third song to do so since its inception in 2012.