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Tuesday 111219

Promoters of the Idaho Medical Marijuana Initative hope the measure appears on Idaho’s Ballot in November 2020.  If successful, what some are calling the marijuana capital of Idaho could mean the tax dollars move to the gem state.  Right now, Marijuana is big business in Ontario Oregon where many residents travel to purchase their weed.  Taxes on pot sales in the town are expected to bring in more than a million dollars a year.  If passed by voters, the measure would establish a medical marijuana program in Idaho.

Federal land managers have withdrawn more than 500 square miles of public land from a swath of eastern Nevada where oil and gas drilling leases go to auction this week after a judge blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to ease protection of sage grouse habitat.  The move won the agency rare praise from conservationists who secured the federal court order in Idaho last month.

Boise police are investigating the death of a driver who crashed his car into a tree at the intersection of North Orchard Street and West Fair Avenue.  The weekend crash sent the Male driver to the hospital where he died. 

The cool temperatures that Idahoans experienced last month broke a record for Idaho.  The average temperature for October was 36 point 7 degrees.  That compares to the average temp of 44.1 degrees roughly for the past century. So far, November has experienced above average weather conditions.

A panel of lawmakers is looking at making changes to Idaho’s only independent performance evaluations agency, possibly by having staffers focus more on legislative budgets and less on whether state programs are working properly.  The Office of Performance Evaluations audits state agencies and programs, looking for ways the state can fix any problems and become more efficient.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s officials say Ted Bromley a 70-year-old man has died after crashing his vehicle into a creek.  Officials say he died in the crash off Fall Creek Road.  Hunters came upon the vehicle in the creek bed and could see a deceased person trapped beneath it and submerged in the water.D


In local sports the Great Basin Conference has identified the all-conference volleyball teams.  The coach of the year went to Kristyn Rutland from Wood River and the player of the year is Makayla Tolman of Burley.  Clair Hodge of Twin Falls and Emily Vandenberg of Wood River is on the conference’s first team.  Vanessa Peiffer, Mercedes Bell and Chyanna Meyers of Jerome made the third team.  Venessa also made the list for the sportsperson of the year.  


Today:  A mix of clouds and sun. High 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Low 39F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 59. Low: 34.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny skies and warm. High: 60. Low: 36.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 58. Low: 33.

SATURDAY: After isolated morning showers, decreasing clouds and breezy with cooler temperatures. High: 50. Low: 29.

SUNDAY:  Increasing clouds with a slight chance of showers. High: 53. Low: 33.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies with isolated showers possible. High: 49.

November 12th: On this day

Born on this day was Barbara Fairchild, Country Music, Gospel Music Singer, who is best known for her 1973 Country #1 hit "The Teddy Bear Song". The track was the first in a series of Fairchild songs where childhood themes were used to express dismay over broken relationships, her follow-up hit was"Kid Stuff."

Billboard magazine's annual disc jockey poll voted Elvis Presley as the most promising country and western artist.

Born on this day in Tillamook, Oregon, was Jerry Kilgore, country music artist who as well as releasing solo albums has written singles for Tracy Byrd and John Michael Montgomery, ("Cover You in Kisses").

The soundtrack album Honeysuckle Rose was at #1 on the US Country chart. The 1980 musical drama film of the same name, featured Willie Nelson. Tracks on the album include songs by Nelson and various artists including Kenneth Threadgill, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Gimble, Hank Cochran, Jeannie Seely and Dyan Cannon. The song "On the Road Again" was nominated for Best Original Song in the 53rd Academy Awards.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country album charts with his second studio album No Fences. Some of Brooks most famous songs appear on No Fences, including: "The Thunder Rolls" (CMA's 1991 Video of the Year), "Friends in Low Places" (Academy of Country Music's 1990 Single of the Year), "Unanswered Prayers" and "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House".

Martina McBride was at #1 on the Country chart with her eighth studio album Timeless a collection of classic country songs. Major artists whose songs were covered include Eddy Arnold, Johnny Cash, Don Gibson, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Ray Price, Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette and many others.

Monday 111119

Idaho property owners will pay out nearly $214 million in supplemental tax levies this year setting another record, for the fourth successive school year.  The supplemental tax levy bill was $202.2 million a year ago.  And this year, as in previous years, the vast majority of Idaho’s 115 school districts will rely on supplemental levies. This year, 92 districts will collect a levy.  A year ago, 93 districts collected a levy.

Four roads could be closed in the South Hills if the U.S. Forest Service follows through with their plan.  The Minidoka Ranger District is currently asking for public comment.  The road closure would only be in effect during October during hunting season. 

The Mountain Home Air Force base is asking the public for comments about flying lower in parts of Southern Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon.  The air force is suggesting they need to change the way they train and fight.  Flying lower in the airspace is being considered.  The public can comment through November 25th

U.S. Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl and Hailey Native is back in the news after a military court has agreed to hear an appeal.  Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan and was held prisoner by the Taliban for five years.  The court will examine statements by President Donald Trump and the late U.S. Senator John McCain to determine if they unfairly influenced the trial.  He was spared prison time but was dishonorably discharged from a sergeant to a private.

It’s Veterans Day and that means many government offices some businesses and most all banks will be closed today.  In addition, the Post Office will not be delivering mail.  Libraries are closed along with the College of Southern Idaho.

Twin Falls residents Christopher and Helena Herrera remain behind bars and will be sent to the District Court on charges that Christopher removed a lock on a display cabinet at Walmart and removed electronics.  The missing merchandise was valued at more than a thousand dollars and has never been recovered.


In sports from around the area over the weekend, first, to High School Football and the playoffs, Carey Took Murtaugh 56 to 14.  It was Oakley over Idaho City 52 to 18.  Prairie downed Raft River 60 to 26.  Blackfoot took Minico 42 to  14 and Middleton closed out the season for Jerome 45 to 16.  McCall-Donnelly won over Declo 48 to 7.

In college football, Boise State rallied to beat Wyoming 20 to 17.  Boise State stays at home later this week to face New Mexico.  Eastern Washington took Idaho State with 48 to 5.  The Montana Grizzlies took the Idaho Vandals 42 to 17.  It was Riverside 58 Idaho 51 Saturday.


Today:  A good deal of sunshine. High 54F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  A few passing clouds, otherwise generally clear. Low 29F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 59 Low: 32

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.  High: 60 Low: 31

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy in the Magic Valley, and partly sunny in the Wood River Valley.  High: 59 Low: 24

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley with a slight chance of p.m. showers, and mostly sunny in the Wood River Valley.  High: 59 Low: 33

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley with a slight chance of showers, and mostly sunny in the Wood River Valley.  High: 51 Low: 28

SUNDAY: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in both the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. High: 50

November 11th: On this day

Born on this day in Cowpens, South Carolina, was Hank Garland a Nashville studio guitarist who performed with Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, and many others. At the age of 19, Garland recorded his million-selling hit "Sugarfoot Rag." He died on 27 December 2004.

The Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge album Full Moon was at #1 on the Country chart. The duet album was the first of three duet albums by the couple, who married the year before the album's release.

Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album chart with I've Always Been Crazy. Three singles from the album hit the country charts' top ten: the title reached #1 and "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" peaked at #5, as did "Girl I Can Tell (You're Trying to Work It Out)". "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" was Jennings' personal statement on the state of the outlaw movement, written after having been detained by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1977 for possession of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute. Jennings was never convicted of the crime due to critical faults in the legal process against him.

Country music superstar Reba McEntire left her longtime record label MCA Nashville, after 24 years and signed to The Valory Music Co., sister label to Big Machine Records. McEntire and Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta had previously worked together in the 1990s when Borchetta was senior president of promotion for MCA Nashville.

Hank Williams Jr. was honored as a BMI Icon at the 56th annual BMI Country Awards. The artists and songwriters named BMI Icons have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."

Taylor Swift became the youngest artist ever to win the Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the year and is one of only six women to win the Country Music Association's highest honor. Brad Paisley co-hosted the awards for the second straight year. He also performed "Welcome to the Future", and won both Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "Start a Band" with Keith Urban.

Rodney Atkins was arrested for allegedly trying to smother his wife Tammy McDonald with a pillow. He was released on $2,500 bail three hours after the arrest and was ordered by Williamson County, Tennessee court to take an anger assessment. The altercation was disputed by Atkins' lawyer, who stated that it was purely verbal. Atkins filed for divorce within twenty-four hours of the alleged assault.

Friday 110819

Former Southern Idaho Nurse Krystal Lee took the stand at Patrick Frazee’s murder trial in Cripple Creek Colorado.  She claims to have tampered with evidence to cover up the killing of her boyfriend’s fiancée.  It’s believed 29 year old Kelsey Berreth is dead but her body has never been found.  Lee plead guilty to evidence tampering for moving Berreth’s cellphone that was later found in Gooding county. 

A giant forest project in Idaho rejected by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is on again, and an environmental group says it violates the court’s orders and will stop it with another lawsuit.  The U.S. Forest Service on Friday approved the 125-square-mile project on the Payette National Forest, with work expected to start this week.

Idaho granted a conditional waiver yesterday to the U.S. Department of Energy that could allow research quantities of spent nuclear fuel into the state after years of blocking such shipments.  The agreement announced by Gov. Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, both Republicans, means the Idaho National Laboratory could receive about 100 pounds of spent fuel for experiments as part of a U.S. strategy to expand nuclear power and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A 72 year old woman has died in Boise after being hit by a car earlier this week.  Police say Alice Kinberg was crossing Myrtle Street outside of a crosswalk Monday evening when she was struck by a car driven by a 30 year old woman.  No charges have been filed and police say the driver has been cooperative.

Some residents in Treasure Valley are concerned with wording in their Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Document written for older sub-divisons.  One of the conditions says no persons other than persons of the White Race may reside on the property except domestic servants of the owner and tenant.  It’s agreed that the rule is unenforceable. 


In sports close to home, it’s all over for the Gooding Senators football team as they lost yesterday in the Class 3A State Quarter Finals.  Defending Champion Sugar-Salem took the game 47 to 20 at Holt Arena in Pocatello.

Boise State University will be home for their football matchup against Wyoming.  The 8:15 kickoff will be the Bronco’s first home game since the win over Hawaii on October 12th.  Should be a good game as a trip to the Mountain West conference championship is at stake.


Today:  sunshine. High 64F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 32F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies and warm. High: 63. Low: 35.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies and not as warm. High: 59. Low: 31.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cooler. High: 52. Low: 30.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 54. Low: 31.

WEDNESDAY:  Partly sunny skies. High: 52. Low: 29.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 51.

November 8th: On this day

Born on this day was Patti Page. Page's signature song, "Tennessee Waltz", recorded in 1950, was one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century, and is also one of the nine official state songs of Tennessee. She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s and sold over 100 million records. Page died aged 85 on Jan 1st 2013.

Born on this day in Florence, Alabama, was Donnie Fritts, session musician and songwriter. Fritts has been Kris Kristofferson's keyboardist for over forty years as of 2013. In 2008, he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Songs which he wrote have been recorded by Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis.

During recording sessions, Patsy Cline laid down four songs including Walkin' After Midnight, which was written for and rejected by singer Kay Starr. Originally Cline was not fond of Walkin' After Midnight, but after making a compromise with her label, she recorded it and it became Cline's first major hit single.

Born on this day in Rockingham, North Carolina, was Bucky Covington, country music singer. He placed eighth on the 5th season of American Idol. His self-titled debut album, released on April 17, 2007 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and produced three hit singles: "A Different World", "It's Good to Be Us", and "I'll Walk".

Born on this day in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was Lauren Alaina, who was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower, released on October 11, 2011 reached #2 on the US Country chart and featured the singles "Like My Mother Does", "Georgia Peaches"and "Eighteen Inches."

Dixie Chicks released "Cowboy Take Me Away" from their album, Fly. The song's title is derived from a famous slogan used in commercials for Calgon bath and beauty products. It went on to reach #1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in February 2000.

Charlie Dick, the widower of Patsy Cline, and a man who was very much responsible for helping to keep the artistic legacy of his late wife intact over the years, died in his sleep aged 81. Dick married Cline on Sept. 15, 1957, after meeting her the year before at a local dance.

Thursday 110719

Dive teams from Twin Falls and Cassia Counties have recovered the jet boat from Salmon Falls Creek reservoir that claimed the life of a man last Friday.  Officials say with 3 boats, 18 people and five divers they spent 10 hours working to bring the vessel to shore.  The boat sank when the exhaust manifold blew a  5-inch hole in the vessel. 

The Idaho State Police continue their investigation into a crash that injured a Cassia County Deputy.  The crash just after 1 pm Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of 27th street and State highway 27 in Burley happened when 24 year old Tristen Brown collided with a patrol car with lights and sirens activated driven by Deputy Holcomb.

A pair of former trainees at the Boise Police Advanced Academy plan to sue the City of Boise after they say they were retaliated against for reporting an instructor for placing another student in a chokehold. One trainee received a body composition report but refused to hand them over to the group’s fitness instructor.  According to the filing, the trainee was put in a chokehold. 

It’s back to the polls for Boise voters.  For the first time ever the six-way mayor’s race didn’t gather the necessary 50-percent votes for one candidate.  The runoff will be between Incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter and Council president Lauren McLean.  The election will be held December 3rd.

A mobile home fire in Kootenai County has claimed the life of 53 year old Rodney A Bitterman.  When fire crews arrived early Monday morning the home was fully engulfed in flames.  They were able to knock the fire down but found the victim inside when they conducted a search. 


In sports closer to home, it’s high school football playoff time with the  quarterfinals underway this week.  10 teams from the area remain alive.

Tonight, Gooding travels to Holt Arena to play Sugar Salem at 7.  Tomorrow Jerome plays Middleton at 7 with the game broadcast on KART 1400-AM.  Minico will  be in Blackfoot at 6.  Declo at McCall Donnnelly at 6.  Raft River will play Prairie at the Kibbie Dome at 7.  Oakley travels to Idaho City to play at 6.  Dietrich is at Lighthouse Christian at 7 and Murtaugh travels to Carey to play at 3. 

On the college level, Idaho State will take on Air Force in Colorado Springs tonight at 7.  Both teams are looking to bounce back from losses in their last game.  Idaho State went 2-5 against non-conference programs last season. In those seven games, the Bengals gave up 86.9 points per game while scoring 74.1 per contest. Air Force went 4-7 in non-conference play, averaging 65.9 points and allowing 71 per game in the process.


Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low around 30F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny skies and warmer. High: 63. Low: 33.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 63. Low: 34.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies and cooler. High: 57. Low: 31.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 52. Low: 29.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 50. Low: 27.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 49.

November 7th: On this day

Born on this day, was harmonica player, Mickey Raphael who is best known for his work with Willie Nelson. He has also recorded with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Maria Muldaur, Kenny Chesney, and Neil Young.

Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Robin Lee Bruce, country music artist who scored the #12 hit on Hot Country Songs in 1990 with a cover of Alannah Myles' single "Black Velvet" and has written album cuts for LeAnn Rimes and Jo Dee Messina, as well as other artists.

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the country music album chart with The Fightin' Side of Me. The title track (like the song "Okie from Muskogee") became a success and gave Haggard a #1 hit single.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind. The album repelaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

Kenny Chesney was named the CMA Entertainer of the Year for the third time in four years.

Clint Black took his manager/accountant, Charles Sussman to court in a grievance about royalties. The lawsuit claimed Sussman convinced Black to assign more than $500,000 in royalties to Equity Records, an independent record label in which both Sussman and Black had minority ownership. Black said he got nothing in return for this arrangement but Sussman was taking monthly payments from Equity without his knowledge.

Taylor Swift both hosted and performed as the musical guest for tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live on US NBC TV.

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After  being on the job for only three months, the latest director for SIRCOMM, the 911 dispatch center in Jerome has left.  Rebecca Simpson was hired to take over in July.  A long-time supervisor is temporarily serving as director and a new deputy director has been hired and will start soon.

A man shot by police in Coeur d Alene ten times on July 4th has filed a claim seeking 9-million dollars in  damages.  19 year old Tyler Rambo’s legs were amputated because of the shooting.  Rambo remains in custody on a million dollar bond after being charged with attempted murder and assault from a fight and shooting.  He reportedly turned toward police and fired a single shot before they returned fire. 

Voters went to the polls yesterday in southern Idaho to make some decisions.  In Twin Falls the Jail Bond failed.  The city council incumbents were all re-elected and Craig Hawkins was selected to fill the seat vacated by the retiring of Chris Talkington.  In Lincoln County the courthouse restoration proposal failed and in Gooding voters said no to the Gooding Jail Bond.  Alan Jay is the new Hagerman mayor.  In Jerome the council incumbents retained their seats.  Tom Naylor will be the new Richfield mayor.  The Malta Cemetery Levy failed but in Ketchum the fire station bond passed.  In Burley, Janet Hansen and Kimberli Seely are new council members while Incumbent John Craner retained his seat. 

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says 10 people have been hospitalized with vaping-related illnesses.  The illnesses are marked by respiratory symptoms including cough, shortness of breath and chest pain.  Nationwide roughly 33 people have died and nearly 1,900 people have been hospitalized in connection with the outbreak.


The Boise State Bronco football team is now 4 and 0 in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference.  That’s a half-game ahead of Air Force in the Standings.  They are ranked 21 in the country after their win over San Jose State last weekend.  Saturday will be a home game as they host Wyoming.  Next Weekend will be their last home game with New Mexico.  Then they travel to Utah State and to Colorado State.

Megan Gilstrap a Kimberly Lacrosse player has signed with the Ottawa University Braves next year on an academic Scholarship.  She is a member of the South Hills Women’s Lacrosse Club.


Today:  Sunny. High near 60F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low around 30F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 58. Low: 31.

FRIDAY:  Sunny skies and warmer. High: 61. Low: 33.

SATURDAY:  Sunny skies and warm. High: 60. Low: 34.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 56. Low: 32.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies from high cloudiness. High: 54. Low: 31.

TUESDAY:  Partly sunny skies from high cloudiness. High: 53.

November 6th: On this day

Born on this day in Tabor City, North Carolina was Stonewall Jackson who achieved his greatest fame during country's "golden" honky tonk era in the 1950s and early 1960s when he scored the #1 hits "Waterloo" and "B.J. the D.J."

Born on this day in Monahans, Texas, was Guy Clark, Grammy Award winning country musician, songwriter who has released more than twenty albums, and his songs have been recorded by other artists including Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell. Clark won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture Of You. Clark died on May 17, 2016 aged 74.

Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Roger Miller who performed "King of the Road" and then with Glen Campbell played "Southern Nights", "Goin' Back to Alabam", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "It's Your World (Boys and Girls)".

The Country Music Association awards aired for the first time on ABC. The awards show had been on CBS since 1972. Keith Urban, who won the Male Vocalist of the Year, was absent due to his rehab stint, and co-host Ronnie Dunn read Urban's acceptance letter. Hall of Fame inductee Kris Kristofferson presented the inductions for 2006 inductees George Strait, Harold Bradley and Sonny James, each of whom gave brief acceptance speeches; Strait also performed his #1 hit "Give It Away." Controversy reigned when Faith Hill appeared to react angrily after Carrie Underwood won the Female Vocalist of the Year award.

Hank Thompson died from lung cancer, aged eighty-two. His career which spanned seven decades saw him sell over 60 million records worldwide. He was a leader in the music industry with accomplishments including the first music-based television show to be broadcast in color, the first artist to travel with sound and lighting systems and the first to record a live album.

Winners of the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards held in Nashville included: Entertainer of the Year: George Strait, Album of the Year: Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story, Song of the Year: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary - "I Drive Your Truck", Single of the Year: Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise", Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton, Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert and Musical Event of the Year: Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban - "Highway Don't Care".

Tuesday 110519

Voters will be headed to the polls today.  It’s election day and polls will be open from 8 am to 8 pm.

Idaho Prison Inmate Brad Vanzant who has one kidney and relys on Catheters has filed a grievance when a doctor said his supply would be cut in half to just three a day.  Vanzant claims officials told him to wash and re-use the devices which go against the directions on the packages.  The prison system in Idaho is looking for contract bids after the current health care company, Corizon has received growing complaints. 

You’ve seen the road construction if you travel between Shoshone and Jerome on Highway 93.  The ITD said starting today the traffic pattern has changes as the newly constructed climbing lanes will be open for use.  The addition of these climbing lanes will allow drivers to safely pass slower vehicles that may be traveling along the elevated stretch of roadway.

Blaine county deputies arrested 25 year old Ronny Javier-Bobadilla Friday evening on a charge of Felony Domestic Battery.  They were sent to a residence north of Hailey for a report of a Battery in progress.

Two Burley families have been displaced following a house fire Sunday night.  The 911 call for help came in at 9:42 pm.  A bedroom in the upstairs area was completely destroyed where one family lived.  Another family in the basement also had to leave due to smoke and water damage.  The home didn’t have any working smoke alarms officials said.

 About 35,000 Idaho residents have signed up for Medicaid under expanded coverage in the first few days it has been offered.  The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said yesterday that’s more than a third of the estimated 91,000 people who are eligible.  The expansion provides Medicaid to people earning up to a maximum of 138% of the federal poverty level. That maximum is about $17,000 a year for one person and $35,500 for a family of four.


In local sports, only one game to report from yesterday.  The College of Southern  Idaho women lost to Central Arizona in Basketball 78 to 68.  CSI is now 1 win  and 2 losses for the season.  Their next game will be their home opener with Western Wyoming on Saturday.


Today:  Sunny. High 62F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy. Low around 35F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 58. Low: 28.

THURSDAY:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 58. Low: 31.

FRIDAY: Sunny skies and warmer. High: 61. Low: 33.

SATURDAY:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 59. Low: 34.

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny. High: 56. Low: 30.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 54.

November 5th: On this day

Born on this day in Cincinnati, Ohio, was Roy Rogers, singer and cowboy actor, one of the most heavily marketed and merchandised stars of his era, as well as being the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants franchised chain. He and his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino, Trigger, and his German Shepherd dog, Bullet, were featured in more than 100 movies & The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for 9 years before moving to TV from 1951 - 1957. Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998, he was residing in Apple Valley, California.

Born on this day, was Billy Sherrill, record producer and arranger who is most famous for his association with a number of country artists, most notably Tammy Wynette. Sherrill and business partner Glenn Sutton are regarded as the defining influences of the countrypolitan sound, a smooth amalgamation of pop and country music that was hugely popular during the late 1960s and throughout the '70s. Sherrill died on 4 Aug 2015 after a short illness at the age of 78.

Born on this day in Winter Haven, Florida, was Gram Parsons, singer, songwriter. He was a member of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers and released the 1973 solo album Grievous Angel. Parsons died on 19th September 1973 from a heroin overdose aged 26.

Johnny Horton was killed in a car crash near Milano, Texas involving a truck. He had several major successes, most notably during 1959 with the song "The Battle of New Orleans" (written by Jimmy Driftwood) which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording.

Unchained was released, the second album in Johnny Cash's American Recording series, backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Unchained contained songs by Tom Petty ("Southern Accents"), Soundgarden ("Rusty Cage") and Beck ("Rowboat"), The album also included a cover of the classic 1962 Hank Snow song, "I've Been Everywhere", written by Geoff Mack.

American IV: The Man Comes Around was released in the US, the fourth album in the American series by Johnny Cash, (and his 87th overall). The album won Album of the Year at the 2003 CMA Awards and the video for "Hurt", (a song written by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails), was nominated in seven categories at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards and won the award for Best Cinematography. In February 2003, mere days before his 71st birthday, Cash won another Grammy Award for Best Country Male Vocal Performance for "Give My Love To Rose," a song Cash had originally recorded in the late 1950s. The music video for "Hurt" also won a Grammy for Best Short Form Video at the 2004 Awards.