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FRIDAY 041919

Twin Falls resident Channing Eugene Griffith has been charged with one count of video voyeurism after images were discovered from a recording at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds.  The images were of a 16 year old girl and another young woman undressing in a trailer. 

A Nez Perce Tribal Police officer was shot and injured at his Lewiston home Wednesday, and the suspect was killed in a police shooting a short time later.  Officer Josh Rigney, who was shot twice, underwent surgery and is in fair condition.  The suspect, 36-year-old Danny Cook Jr., died at a hospital of multiple gunshot wounds.

Money generated from an Idaho partnership with the U.S. Forest Service involving timber sales on federal land is being used for the first time on private land for wildfire restoration work.  The Idaho Department of Lands and the Forest Service say 19,500 Douglas fir seedlings will be planted on 65 acres in the Lolo Creek drainage in northern Idaho near Orofino.

The former site of a white supremacist compound in Idaho soon will be on the market.  The North Idaho College Foundation plans to sell the undeveloped property near Hayden Lake and put the proceeds into an endowment for human rights education.  The land, formerly of the Aryan Nations, once served as headquarters for white supremacists.  The property was valued at about $260,000 last year.

Students attending any of Idaho’s four-year colleges or universities will pay more next year under a newly approved tuition hike.  University of Idaho students will pay about $8,300. Boise State University will see an increase of just over $8,000. Idaho State University students will pay nearly $7,900.  Lewis-Clark State College just under $7,000.  The increases will go toward staffing and other costs.

Federal officials say they are not to blame for the crash of a small airplane at a backcountry Idaho airstrip that killed four men and are requesting that a lawsuit filed by family members be dismissed.  A complaint filed by family members of the four men says Forest Service workers failed to remove a 50-foot tree that the airplane collided with shortly after takeoff.

SPORTS

In sports from around the area, from the baseball diamonds, Glenns Ferry defeated Wilder 21 to 3.  In a Double header Kimberly won both games over Gooding 11 to 1 and 12 to 7.  In another double header Filer outlasted Buhl 21 to 5 and 12 to 0. 

In girls’ softball, Gooding took the win in a double header over Kimberly 8 to 6 and 11 to 3 and Glenns Ferry ousted Wilder 15 to 5. 

In Boise, workers began construction at the Albertsons stadium to replace the blue turf.  It’s being replaced in sections with a completion date May 30th according to school officials.  The final cost is expected to be anywhere from 600-thousand to one million dollars and no, you won’t be able to have a souvenir.  It’s all being sent back to the manufacturer to be recycled. 

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny skies and very nice. Winds: East 5-10 mph. Highs - Valleys: 78 Mountains: 66

Tonight:  Increasing clouds, possible showers in the mountains. Winds: SW 5-10 mph. Lows - Valleys: 50 Mountains: 43

Tomorrow:  Clouds and some sunshine, chance of afternoon rain and isolated thunderstorms. Valleys - High: 66 Low: 42 Mountains - High: 60 Low: 39

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy, cooler scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Valleys - High: 55 Low: 40 Mountains - High: 55 Low: 35

MONDAY: Sunny skies, nice and warmer. Valleys - High: 64 Low: 43 Mountains - High: 60 Low: 38

TUESDAY: Sunny and warm. Valleys - High: 70 Low: 46 Mountains - High: 66 Low: 41

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 74 Low: 49 Mountains - High: 68 Low: 43

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 75 Low: 48 Mountains - High: 66 Low: 41

April 19th: On this day

1940
Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Bobby Russell, singer and songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, he charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. �Little Green Apples" won Russell the 1969 Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

1969
Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jimmy Webb song "Galveston", which also made #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song describes a soldier waiting to go into battle who thinks of the woman he loves and his hometown of Galveston, Texas: "I still hear your sea waves crashing/as I watch the cannons flashing/ I clean my gun/And dream of Galveston." In 2003, this song ranked #8 in CMT's 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.

1980
For the first time in chart history, the top 5 positions on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart were held (or co-held) by female artists. "It's Like We Never Said Goodbye" by Crystal Gayle, "A Lesson in Leavin'" by Dottie West, "Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again" by Debby Boone, "Beneath Still Waters" by Emmylou Harris and "Two Story House" by Tammy Wynette (Duet with George Jones).

1993
Under the heading Unchained Melodies, USA Today printed a report about 2,800 never before released tapes that were discovered at a Nashville auction. The tapes, dating between 1953 and 1971, were rumoured to contain material by Bob Dylan, Johhny Cash, Roy Orbison, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Rich and other artists. Sony Music later filed a lawsuit preventing the tapes being released, claiming they belong to them.

1995
The Eagles played the first of two shows at Nashville's Starwood Amphitheatre. The celebrity-packed audience included; Reba McEntire, Clay Walker, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Doug Supernaw, Steve Winwood, Lorrie Morgan and Diamond Rio's Brian Prout.

2007
News sources confirmed that actor Jeff Bridges had signed a recording contract with jazz music label Blue Note Records. He was set to work with producer T-Bone Burnett and would release his debut album in 2011. Bridges previously won an Oscar for his portrayal of a country music singer-songwriter.

2014
Country singer Kevin Sharp passed away at his mother�s California home after a long-running and high-profile battle with cancer, he died from complications from surgery. He was 43. Sharp made his debut on the country music scene in 1997 with a cover of R&B artist Tony Rich's single "Nobody Knows", a cover which topped the Billboard country charts for four weeks.

2015
Winners at this years 50th Annual ACM Awards included: Luke Bryan, who won Entertainer of the year, Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the year, Miranda Lambert won Female vocalist of the year and Album of the year for Platinum, as well as Song of the year for "Automatic". Vocal Duo winners were Florida Georgia Line, and New Artist of the year went to Cole Swindell.Bottom of Form

Thursday 041819

Authorities in Jerome arrested Tawna Huttanus over the weekend for allegedly stabbing a man in the face and neck with a knife according to paperwork filed with the court.  Huttanus is a third grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School according to School District Officials.  The charges stem from an argument over custody of a child.

Republican Gov. Brad Little says Idahoans can trust him to do the right thing after the Legislature handed him sweeping authority to eliminate thousands of state-approved rules going back decades that touch on just about every aspect of daily life.  That bill would have reauthorized some 8,200 pages of rules and regulations that include such things as protecting consumers, homeowners, the environment and schoolchildren.

The faculty at the College of Western Idaho say they have no confidence in the community college’s president, Bert Glandon.  Senate Faculty President Stephanie Ritchie Breach told the CWI Board of Trustees that a poll of the college’s 146 faculty members found that most of them had no confidence in Glandon or the former interim provost, John King, who was replaced last week.

The principal of an Idaho school where a 13-year-old reported she was raped by an older student says surveillance video of the incident appeared to her to show “wrong acts of affection.”  Kelly Chapman, the principal of Shoshone Middle and High School, made the statement in U.S. District Court.  According to court documents, the boy was a 17-year-old high school junior and the girl was an eighth-grader. The girl’s attorney said the surveillance video shows the child was violently raped.

Boise officials are looking to expand the city’s smoking ban to include e-cigarettes.  The city council voted unanimously to advance a measure that would amend the city’s Smokefree Air Act to prohibit vaping in many public places.

An 18-mile stretch of Highway 55 remains closed because of an "active" landslide.  According to the Idaho Transportation Department, the closure extends from Garden Valley Road near Banks to about 14 miles south of Cascade.

SPORTS

In sports from around Idaho, 19 schools have posted jobs or hired for head football coaching positions for the 2019 season as of yesterday.  Locally this includes Declo where Kelly Kidd retired and the new coach has yet to be announced.  Rob Anderson is out after three seasons.  No word who the next coach will be.  Jake Shrum is out in Glenns Ferry after taking over for Laif Morrison in 2017.  In Oakley, Brennan Jones is the new coach taking over for Kade Craner and Shane Carden will take the coaching job from Kevin Stilling in Wood River.

The state board of education told the Idaho State University that an external title nine gender equity review identified a number of substantial issues at the school.  This means ISU must immediately begin to demonstrate progress toward adding a woman’s sport in the near future. 

After conducting a nationwide search, Idaho State University has hired Ryan Looney to be the Men’s Basketball Coach.  Looney is the College’s 22nd Men’s basketball Coach.  He recently completed his third season as the head coach at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.  Looney replaces Bill Evans, whose contract was not renewed for an eighth season following ISU’s first-round loss in this year’s Big Sky Conference tournament, ending the season at 11-19.

WEATHER

THURSDAY: Lots of sunshine, very nice and warmer. Winds: WSW 5-15 mph. Highs - Valleys: 70 Mountains: 64

 

THURSDAY NIGHT: Clear and breezy. Winds: ESE 5-10 mph. Lows - Valleys: 44 Mountains: 39

 

FRIDAY: Sunshine and warm, increasing clouds and overnight rain. Winds: East 5-10 mph Valleys - High: 78 Low: 44 Mountains - High: 67 Low: 39

 

SATURDAY: Clouds and some sunshine, scattered rain showers. Valleys - High: 64 Low: 39 Mountains - High: 59 Low: 35

 

SUNDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of a shower. Valleys - High: 60 Low: 41 Mountains - High: 57 Low: 35

 

MONDAY: Sunny skies, nice and warm. Valleys - High: 66 Low: 44 Mountains - High: 63 Low: 39

 

TUESDAY: Sunny and warm. Valleys - High: 70 Low: 46 Mountains - High: 67 Low: 41

 

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 75 Low: 45 Mountains - High: 67 Low: 37

April 18th: On this day

1939
Born on this day in Wellington, Texas, was Glen Hardin, piano player and arranger. He was a member of the house band at the Palamino Club in North Hollywood, called "Country Music's most important West Coast club" by the Los Angeles Times. It featured such performers as Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Hoyt Axton and Willie Nelson. He became a member of the Shindogs with a young Glen Campbell and James Burton.

1939
Born on this day in Datto, Arkansas, was Bill Rice, country music singer and songwriter. Rice has written songs for artists such as Johnny Paycheck, Reba McEntire, Charley Pride and Jerry Lee Lewis. Rice has had more awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers than any other songwriter.

1948
Earl Scruggs married Louise Certain in Gaffney, South Carolina, two months after leaving Bill Monroe's band. She later became the manager of Flatt & Scruggs.

1964
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country singles charts with �Understand Your Man.� The song which enjoyed a 6 week run at the top of the charts borrowed parts of the melody from Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right."

1966
Eddy Arnold was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "I Want to Go with You" which was written by country music singer-songwriter Hank Cochran.

1970
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the Country album chart with Hello, I'm Johnny Cash, his 33rd album release. The album featured "If I Were a Carpenter", the famous duet with his wife, June Carter Cash, which earned the couple a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1971.

1975
Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the US Country album chart with Have You Never Been Mellow. The title track was also a US #1 single. Newton-John received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her work on the song "Have You Never Been Mellow."

2010
Lady Antebellum won in three categories, Top Vocal Group, Single Record and Song of the Year, for "Need You Now", at the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Carrie Underwood became the first woman in history to win the Entertainer of the Year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards twice. Underwood previously won the award at the 2009 ceremony.

Wednesday 041719

Deputies from Twin Falls County and Search and Rescue members were called to Coonskin Butte late Monday night in search of two missing teens.  The 911 call for help came in just after 8 pm.  18 year old Colton Griffith of Castleford and his 16 year old friend were located just after 1 am yesterday morning in good condition. 

Idaho officials have approved spending about $125,000 to do reclamation work at a sand and gravel mine in southwestern Idaho after the owner abandoned the site a decade ago and now doesn’t have money.  The Idaho Land Board voted 4-1 yesterday to do the reclamation on about 26 acres in Ada County, with Republican Gov. Brad Little voting against the plan.

Authorities say a man and two women have been charged for their roles in a triple shooting in Boise that killed a 19-year-old woman.  Anthony Joseph Alcala of Meridian was booked Monday into the Ada County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder after Briana Martinez was killed and two others were hospitalized.  Boise residents Taja Ra McMurtrey-Winn and Jessica Lee Perez Timmons also were booked on felony charges of accessory to murder.

A Portland truck driver accused of trafficking 6,701 pounds of marijuana into Idaho pleaded not guilty to the charge yesterday.  36-year old Denis Palamarchuk has maintained he was driving a legal load of hemp plants when an Idaho State Police officer pulled him over on Interstate 84 east of Boise in January. Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant grown for its fiber, which is used to make rope, cloth, paper and other products.

Idaho Power Company is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to lower its rates by $50 million across all customer classes.  If approved the adjustment would lower a typical residential customer's bill by about $3.35 per month, beginning June 1. 

A Buhl man who died in a work related accident has been identified.  33 year old Leodan Porta-Serva from Buhl was doing maintenance on a light pole when the accident happened.  He was taken by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.  He died at the hospital the next day. 

SPORTS

In sports from around the area, first to Baseball from yesterday, in a double header Twin Falls took both their games against Pocatello 4 to 3 and 10 to zip.  Minico won over Burley 15 to 1.  Glenns Ferry 12 over Rimrock 6 and in another Double header it was Canyon Ridge winning both games over Wood River 12 to 3 and 11 to 0.  Also Jerome won the first game of their double header 7 to 6 over Mountain Home but then Mountain Home turned it around and won the second game 6 to 4.  Gooding won both their games over Buhl 13 to 12 and 15 to 1.

On the softball diamonds, in a Double header it was Twin Falls picking up the wins in a double header defeating Pocatello 16 to 5 and 14 to 13.  Jerome won both their games over Mountain home 12 to 8 and 12 to 1.  Filer defeated Buhl in their two games 9 to 5 and 16 to 6.  Minico defeated Burley 11 to 9.   One more double header to report.  Canyon Ridge downed Wood River with the same score in both games 18 to 8.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny. Becoming windy this afternoon. High 62F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 42F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 71F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph  Low: 44

FRIDAY: Sunny and very warm, best day of the week. Valleys - High: 76 Low: 42 Mountains - High: 67 Low: 40

SATURDAY: Clouds and some sunshine, chance of a few rain showers. Valleys - High: 60 Low: 38 Mountains - High: 57 Low: 35

SUNDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of a shower. Valleys - High: 63 Low: 41 Mountains - High: 56 Low: 35

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 68 Low: 42 Mountains - High: 61 Low: 37

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 67 Low: 45 Mountains - High: 61 Low: 37

April 17th: On this day

1970
Jim Reeves was at #1 on the Country singles chart with �He'll Have to Go�. Reeves recorded what became one of country music's biggest hits ever after listening to a version recorded by singer Billy Brown. The track was first released to country radio as the B-side of the intended hit, "In a Mansion Stands My Love." However, "Mansion" failed to catch on, and disc jockeys began playing the B-side instead where it remained at the top of the charts for 14 consecutive weeks.

1970
Johnny Cash played at the White House with June Carter and The Statler Brothers for President Nixon, who requested that he played "A Boy Named Sue." Cash declined Nixon's request to do Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee" but did perform "Folsom Prison Blues", "Peace In The Valley" and "What Is Truth."

1976
Eddie Rabbitt scored his first #1 country single with "Drinkin' My Baby (Off My Mind)", the first of fifteen solo #1 country hits for the singer, songwriter.

2000
Lonestar released "What About Now", the fourth single from their 1999 album, Lonely Grill, which went on to spend four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks.

2004
Country music duo The Judds made their Grand Ole Opry debut, performing "Flies On The Butter (You Can't Go Home Again)" and "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days)."

2007
Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Country charts with Let It Go his eleventh album. The album entered the US Billboard 200 at #1 and produced seven Top 20 chart singles.

2014
After battling Alzheimer�s disease since being diagnosed with the illness in early 2011, Glen Campbell was moved into a care facility after his health experienced a setback.

2015
Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott�s tour bus burst into flames en route to the American Country Music Awards. The country music star, her husband, tour manager and the driver were driving from Nashville, Tennessee, to Dallas, Texas when a tyre exploded. No one was injured in the accident which caused major traffic delays on Interstate 30.

TUESDAY 041619

Fire damaged a Jerome Home late Sunday night.  Flames were burning on the exterior of the dwelling in the 100 block of East Avenue E just before 11 pm officials say.  It took 12 minutes for the fire to be under control and it appears that it was caused by a failed chimney.   The Red Cross is providing services to the family.

The former Lincoln county sheriff said he fully disputes the allegations that he sexually abused an underage girl for nearly a decade.  40 year old Rene Rodriguez has seven charges against him.  Sexual abuse of a minor, four counts of lews conduct with a child under 16 and two counts of rape.  His bond was lowered from $500-thousand to $100-Thousand dollars. 

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is the first location in the gem state to have a burn care center in Idaho.  The $5 million facility is now the primary provider of burn care between Salt Lake City and Seattle.

Boise police say one person is dead and two others hospitalized after a shooting in Boise, and officers are still searching for the suspects.  Police officers went to the home in Boise’s bench neighborhood at about midnight yesterday after witnesses called 911 to report they heard screaming and gunshots coming from the house.  The officers found three adults with gunshot injuries outside the home. One of the victims, an adult woman, died at a nearby hospital. The other two, a woman and a man, were hospitalized in stable condition Monday morning.

A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this summer.  Fluor Idaho in an announcement last week says the action is necessary because some 600 workers in the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project are wrapping up cleanup work. 

Mark Holtzen is expected to be confirmed as the new Twin Falls City Engineer at the next city council meeting on Monday April 22nd.  City Manager Travis Rothweiler is expected to appoint Holtzen to the position.  Jackie Fields who served in that position for 13 years will retire in June. 

SPORTS

The community of Payette is honoring one of their own.  Legend Harmon Killebrew was honored with the local post office being dedicated to him.  The ceremony was unveiled with hundreds of people in attendance including Idaho’s Governor Brad Little in attendance Friday afternoon.  Little said Kellebrew played with his heart.

WEATHER

Today:  Rain, mostly likely in the morning and cool, clearing towards the afternoon and windy. Winds: West 15-25 mph. Highs - Valleys: 56 Mountains: 50

Tonight:  Windy but winds diminish some, clearing skies. Winds: West 15-30 mph. Lows - Valleys: 36 Mountains: 30

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies and breezy, touch warmer. Winds: West 10-20 mph. Valleys - High: 62 Low: 38 Mountains - High: 54 Low: 31

THURSDAY: Lots of sunshine, very nice and warm. Valleys - High: 68 Low: 43 Mountains - High: 61 Low: 37

FRIDAY: Sunny and very warm, best day of the week. Valleys - High: 76 Low: 42 Mountains - High: 65 Low: 41

SATURDAY: Partly sunny skies, chance of a shower or two. Valleys - High: 61 Low: 40 Mountains - High: 59 Low: 34

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies, chance of a shower or two. Valleys - High: 62 Low: 38 Mountains - High: 55 Low: 33

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 68 Low: 45 Mountains - High: 58 Low: 35

Top of FormApril 16th: On this day

1962
Patsy Cline made an appearance on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry which included renditions of "Strange" and "Imagine That."

1969
Johnny Cash recorded the first of his ABC-TV weekly shows Hello...I'm Johnny Cash at the Ryman Auditorium, kicking off with "Folsom Prison Blues." The show, which featured guests Glen Campbell, Jeannie C. Riley and Joe Tex, became the fifth episode to be aired.

1974
Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US Country chart with, "A Very Special Love Song". The song was written by Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson, who had also written Rich's 1973 hit, "The Most Beautiful Girl". Sherrill and Wilson won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song at the 1975 ceremony for "A Very Special Love Song".

1983
Alabama were at #1 on the Country singles chart with "Dixieland Delight" which was released as the lead-off single from their latest album The Closer You Get....

1999
Shania Twain became the first woman to be named songwriter, and artist of the year in the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards.

2007
Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" video won three trophies at the CMT Music Awards, held at Belmont University's Curb Events Center in Nashville. Other winners on the night included Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Jack Ingram, Rascal Flatts, and Kenny Chesney.

2010
Country singer Alan Jackson was awarded his own star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2012
Lionel Richie was at #1 on the Country charts with Tuskegee which featured 13 of his hit songs performed as duets with country stars including Sugarland�s Jennifer Nettles, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett.

Monday 041519

The Idaho Legislature wrapped up business late last week.  The two chambers adjourned for the year but not before the Senate killed legislation that would have provided money to build better offices for representatives in the Statehouse.  The House a short time later sent key legislation involving some 8,000 pages of administrative rules to a committee to die.  That bill was at the center of a fight between the two chambers involving the state’s obscure though time-consuming rulemaking process.

The Twin Falls City Council will discuss the Drinking Water Protection plan at tonight’s meeting.  The plan is now almost 17 years old and the City is in the process of adding a new wellhead so, the plan needs to be updated.

Jerome county authorities have issued a nationwide search for a suspect they feel is connected to a recent stabbing.  Law enforcement is looking for 18 year old Steel Truman Price who is on probation with Twin Falls County.  Price is wanted in connection to a stabbing that occurred Tuesday night in Jerome County.

A trial has been scheduled for September for a couple charged with injury to a child after prosecutors said they starved a young girl to the point of cardiac arrest.  Gwendalyn and Byron Buthman of Kuna are not allowed to see the 7-year-old girl, who survived the cardiac arrest, but they can see their other four adopted children.

Lincoln County is seeking candidates for sheriff after the arrest and subsequent resignation of Sheriff Rene Rodriguez who has been charged with Rape, Lewd Conduct and sexual abuse of a minor.  Interested applicants can submit their applications to the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee.  Applications are available by calling 208-308-2955.

Minidoka County Residents who call 911 can also text their emergency if unable to make a voice call for police, fire or emergency Medical services.  In a news release the Sheriff’s office said it’s an enhancement to 911 and not a replacement for a voice call during an emergency.

A former University of Idaho student who went on to become the chief operating officer of an international law firm has been selected as UI’s new president.  C. Scott Green has been appointed to the post.

SPORTS

In sports from around the area, Minico athletic director and boys head basketball coach Ty Shippen is leaving Rupert to take a counseling position in Eastern Idaho.  He has been in Rupert for six years.  This fall he will be working at the Thunder Ridge High School.  He doesn’t plan to coach right away.

Checking scores from over the weekend first to the baseball fields on Saturday, where it was a double header where Kimberly defeated Snake River in both games 11 to 1 and 10 to 2.  Elsewhere it was Challis-Mackay 10 Declo 4.  Nampa Christian outlasted Wendell 9 to 1 and Glenns Ferry shut out Soda Springs 6 to zero. 

As far as softball on Saturday, in a double header, Kimberly won both games over Snake River 8 to 1 and 9 to 8.  Wendell said no to Marsing 18 to 1 and in another double Header homedale downed Buhl 7 to 0 and 15 to 4.  One other game to report, it was McCall-Donnelly 12 Declo 4. 

 

WEATHER

Today:  Partly cloudy with isolated a.m. rain showers in the Magic Valley, followed by a chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Slight chance of snow showers in the Wood River Valley.   High: 58 Mountains: 50

Tonight:  Rain showers this evening with overcast skies overnight. Low 43F. ESE winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy with a chance of a.m. rain showers in the Magic Valley, and a chance of rain/snow showers in the Wood River Valley. Breezy.   High: 55 Low: 37  Mountains: 51 Low: 31

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.  High: 59 Low: 38   Mountains: 53 Low: 33

THURSDAY: Sunny.  High: 66 Low: 42  Mountains: 58 Low: 37

FRIDAY: Sunny.  High: 74 Low: 48  Mountains: 62 Low: 40

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.  High: 68 Low: 44  Mountains: 60 Low: 40

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 59 Mountains: 54

April 15th: On this day

1933
Born on this day in Meherrin, Virginia, was Roy Clark, musician and performer best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969�1992. Clark who scored the 1973 country #1 hit "Come Live with Me", also appeared in episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies as "Cousin Roy."

1959
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two played their first show in Australia when they kicked off a tour at Melbourne Festival Hall. This was the first time Cash had appearred live outside of the US.

1977
Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country charts with "Lucille". Written by Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum, the song is about a man who acquaints himself with a downhearted married woman named Lucille. An inebriated Lucille admits her unhappiness in life and a longing for adventure. An international hit, it reached #1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top of the UK singles chart in June 1977.

1978
Born on this day in in Lexington, Kentucky was American country and bluegrass musician Chris Stapleton who scored the 2015 US No.1 album Traveller. Stapleton who is a former member of The SteelDrivers has also written hits for Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Adele and George Strait.

1999
The body of Tammy Wynette was exhumed from her grave in an attempt to settle a dispute over how the country music legend died. A new autopsy was conducted on her a week after three of her daughters filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her doctor and her husband and manager, George Richey, claiming they were responsible for her death 12 months ago. Richey said he had requested the autopsy because of the allegations made against him.

2008
Capitol released the self-titled debut album by Lady Antebellum, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, the first debut by a country group to achieve this. It also reached #4 on the overall Billboard Top 200 charts and received a nomination for Album of the Year on the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards.

2015
It was reported that Digital music revenues matched physical sales for the first time in 2014, thanks to strong growth in the streaming market. The digital market rose 6.9% to $6.9 billion (�4.6 billion), representing 46% of all global music sales. CDs, vinyl and other physical formats also accounted for 46% of the market with Taylor Swift the most popular artist.

Friday 041219

The Idaho House has voted to kill Idaho hemp legislation after the Senate added amendments lawmakers say turned it into a decision to create a state plan for hemp rather than go with a federal plan yet to be released.  Law enforcement officials have been concerned legalizing hemp in Idaho could hinder efforts to enforce the state’s prohibition on marijuana.

A Senate panel has introduced must-pass legislation after killing a previous bill that contained an amendment from the House that senators found objectionable.  The bill is designed to keep in force some 8,000 administrative rules created by state agencies.  The amendment would have required rules originating in state agencies get approval from both the House and Senate before taking effect.

Authorities have identified two men who died when a trench they were working in collapsed early Wednesday.  The Payette County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Javier Ortega Jr. of New Plymouth and 51-year-old Arcenio Carrillo of Vale, Oregon both died after they were trapped in the collapse in rural Payette County.  The men were installing irrigation pipes.

Idaho authorities made three wilderness rescues in a two-day span.  Cody Morrow, of Kooskia, was rescued Wednesday in Valley County.  Morrow was in the Bear Creek Drainage area, where he was unable to move due to “numerous broken bones, head trauma and a punctured lung.”  The National Guard also assisted in the rescue of an injured man and his wife who was shed hunting in Yellow Pine.  The man suffered multiple injuries when a large boulder rolled across his legs.

Two more men have been charged in Twin Falls following a police investigation to catch sexual predators online.  Eric Larone Williams of Twin Falls and Fernando Hernandez of Jerome were both arraigned on one count each of enticing a child through the internet.  Four other men were arrested over the weekend in the same joint investigation.

SPORTS

In sports from around the area, Armond Davis who played on the CSI mens basketball team in 2016 is moving on.  Davis who currently plays for U.C. Santa Barbara has announced he is going to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft.  He leads Santa Barbara with 14.2 points per game and is second on the team with 5.4 rebounds.

In baseball from yesterday, Glenns Ferry said no to Wells Nevada 7 to 2.  Declo won over Rimrock 17 to 2 and Kimberly 13 over Buhl 3.  Filer defeated Gooding 17 to 6.

On the softball fields, it was a double heard where Gooding shutout Filer in the  first game 15 to zip.  In the second game Gooding 8 Filer 3.  In another doubleheader it was Kimberly shutting out Buhl 12 to 0 and in the second game Kimber won it 12 to 1.  Elsewhere Declo defeated Wells Nevada 17 to 7 and it was Glenns Ferry 27 over Garden Valley 2. 

WEATHER

Today:  MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers, mainly during the afternoon. Some thunder is also possible. Breezy and chilly. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers and possible thunder, mainly during the afternoon. Snow accumulation of less than once inch is possible. Cool.  Winds: MAGIC VALLEY: West 10-15 mph. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Light and variable.  Magic Valley: High: 54 (Wood River Valley: High: 44)  Chance of rain 30%.

Tonight:  MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers, mainly before midnight. Chilly. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers before midnight, then clearing skies. Little to no snow accumulation is expected, although up to 1 inch of snow accumulation is possible. Chilly.  Winds: MAGIC VALLEY: WSW 5-15 mph. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Light and variable.  Magic Valley: Low: 33 (Wood River Valley: Low: 26)

Tomorrow:   MAGIC VALLEY: Sun and clouds. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Sun and clouds.  Winds: MAGIC VALLEY: West 5-15 mph. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: SSW 3-8 mph.  Magic Valley: High: 59 (Wood River Valley: High: 48)

SATURDAY NIGHT: MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly cloudy with a few rain showers after midnight. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers, mainly after midnight.  Winds: MAGIC VALLEY: SW 5-10 mph. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Light and variable.  Magic Valley: Low: 42 (Wood River Valley: Low: 33)

SUNDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers, mainly during the morning.  Magic Valley: High: 55 Low: 37 (Wood River Valley: High: 47 Low: 30)

MONDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly cloudy with some scattered rain showers. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly cloudy with some scattered rain and snow showers. Magic Valley: High: 53 Low: 36 (Wood River Valley: High: 47 Low: 29)

TUESDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers.  Magic Valley: High: 56 Low: 36 (Wood River Valley: High: 48 Low: 30)

WEDNESDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow showers.  Magic Valley: High: 59 Low: 37 (Wood River Valley: High: 50 Low: 32)

THURSDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain and snow showers.  Magic Valley: High: 62 (Wood River Valley: High: 56)

April 12th: On this day

1925
Born on this day in Rains, Carbon County, Utah, was Ned Miller, known for his hit single, "From a Jack to a King", a crossover hit in 1962 which reached the Top 10 on the country music chart. Ricky Van Shelton later had a #1 hit with his version of the song.

1957
Born on this day in Norman, Oklahoma, was Vince Gill, country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Gill was a member of country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and then went solo in 1983. Gill has recorded more than twenty studio albums, charted over forty singles on the Billboard charts and has sold more over 22 million albums. He has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. Gill has also been awarded 27 Grammy Awards.

1971
RCA Records released "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver, from his 1971 breakout album Poems, Prayers and Promises. The single went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of John Denver's most popular and world-wide beloved songs.

1978
Winners at the 13th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Donna Fargo, Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell at The Shrine Auditorium, Hollywood included: Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Crystal Gayle, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - Kenny Rogers, Top Vocal Group - Statler Brothers, Top New Female Vocalist of the Year - Debby Boone, Top New Male Vocalist of the Year - Eddie Rabbitt and Song of the Year went to Kenny Rogers for "Lucille".

1982
Born on this day was Easton Corbin country music singer, songwriter who released his self-titled debut album in March 2010, featuring the two #1 hits "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It", as well as the top 15 hit "I Can't Love You Back".

1989
Garth Brooks released his self-titled debut album which was both a critical and chart success, peaking at #13 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top Country Albums. This album contains Brooks earliest hits, including his first ever single, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)", which peaked at #3 on the Country Billboard Charts in 1989, and his first #1, "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and the Academy of Country Music's 1990 Song of the Year and Video of the Year, "The Dance".

1994
The premiere issue of Country Weekly magazine was published in the US. Garth Brooks graced the cover of the first issue.

2010
The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded Hank Williams a posthumous special citation that paid tribute to his "craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life.Bottom of Form