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Wednesday 090920

Idaho’s state tax revenue for August blew past predictions for the second consecutive month.  Officials say Idaho’s state tax revenues came in $37 million, or 13 percent, over forecasts, and the state is looking at a potential $500 million in surplus tax revenue for the fiscal year that started in July. Idaho’s unemployment has dropped to 5 percent after reaching nearly 12 percent earlier this year, though 45,000 workers remain unemployed.

An earthquake in March is threatening caves at the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Two National Forest Service cave experts found two structural concerns in the national preserve after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake near Boise rumbled on March 31.

A wildfire in northern Idaho yesterday forced evacuations along a rural highway, and another destroyed an unknown number of structures.  The Bonner County sheriff’s office issued evacuation orders for both sides of State Highway 41 near Blanchard. The Idaho Department of Lands said the fire is at about 700 acres, and that additional fire crews are heading to the area.

Police in Twin Falls say they saw a large increase in vandalism over the past Labor Day Weekend.  Officers investigated reports of over a dozen broken windows on vehicles.  Police are asking for the public’s help.  Call them with any potential leads.

Following low numbers for Labor Day, Health and welfare in Idaho report they have added 272 new confirmed cases of coved 19 and 42 probable cases statewide.  Idaho is nearing 34-thousand confirmed and probable cases since the beginning of the pandemic.  Three new deaths were reported yesterday bringing the statewide total to 390.  17-thousand have recovered.

Bars in Ada County got the green light to re-open.  In addition West Ada and Boise School Districts have shifted to Category two for coronavirus community spread.  That means they have moved from red to yellow officials say.


In local sports, first to volleyball from last night where Twin Falls defeated Jerome 3 to 0.  Filer took the win over Buhl.  Kimberly defeated Gooding 3 to 2.  Murtaugh shut out Valley 3 to 0.  Lighthouse Christian downed Carey 3 to 0 and Twin Falls Christian Academy said no to Camas County 3 to zip.

Today in Boys soccer Declo plays Buhl and Gooding is at the Sun valley Community School.  In Girls Soccer, Declo visits Buhl and Gooding will be in Sun Valley. 

In volleyball games Shoshone travels to Hansen and Canyon Ridge is in Gooding.


Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High 72F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 41F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny skies and warmer. High: 75. Low: 47.

FRIDAY: Sunny skies and a little bit breezy. High: 82. Low: 51.

SATURDAY: Sunny skies and warmer. High: 84. Low: 51.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies and warmer. High: 87. Low: 55.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies and warm. High: 88. Low: 56.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies and a little bit cooler. High: 78.

September 9th: On this day

Born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia, was Freddy Weller, country music artist. His biggest solo hit as an artist was "Games People Play," which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1969; "Promised Land" and "Indian Lake," both 1971, peaked at #3.

Born on this day Lodi, Wisconsin, was Tom Wopat, actor and singer. He first achieved fame as Luke Duke in the long-running 1979 television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He scored a handful of hits on the country charts including the 1988 "A Little Bit Closer."

Elvis Presley played at the opening of the Lamar-Airways Shopping Center in Memphis Tennessee. Johnny Cash was in the audience and after the show met Elvis for the first time.

Born on this day in Alexandria, Indiana was American country music singer and songwriter Joey Feek. From 2008 to 2016, the duo Joey + Rory comprised of Joey and her husband, Rory Lee Feek. She died from cancer on March 4, 2016.

Born on this day in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, was Hunter Hayes, American country music singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His self-titled debut album released in 2011 included the Top 20 country single "Storm Warning" and the #1 singles "Wanted" and "Somebody's Heartbreak".

To aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris and Trisha Yearwood were among the artists participating in Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast, which aired live on cable and broadcast television stations in the United States and worldwide.

Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Festival, took place at Randall's Island, New York City, New York. 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 and Dave Matthews with Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Billy Joe Shaver, Tim Reynolds, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supersuckers, The Ditty Bops, Montgomery Gentry, Jimmy Sturr, Danielle Evin, Jesse Lenat, Pauline Reese, Paula Nelson, Titty Bingo, and 40 Points.

Taylor Swift released "Our Song" the third single from her self-titled debut studio album. It became Swift's first #1 single on the Hot Country Songs chart, maintaining the position for six consecutive weeks. The track made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a #1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Tuesday 090820

Twin Falls deputies say a teen died when his vehicle crashed into Highline Canal Saturday.  19 year old Pedro Cruz Cortes of Murtaugh died at the scene.  His vehicle was completely submerged in the water.  The person reporting the accident initially called authorities to report a reckless driver. 

Authorities in Eagle have discovered the body of a missing 2-year-old boy after crews spent all day Friday draining a pond near where the child went missing.  The Ada County sheriff’s office confirmed on Twitter that Rory Pope was found Saturday.

Governors from 22 Western states and Pacific territories want a bigger say in how the Trump administration defines habitat for wildlife protected under the Endangered Species Act.  The Trump administration is seeking to restrict what land and waterways can be protected as habitat for wildlife facing extinction, one of the latest ways it’s sought to roll back environmental safeguards.

It was a busy weekend for area fighters yesterday when whipping winds caused trees to crash into power lines.  Several fires were reported including a blaze that burned at least one car and one building along with a large amount of hay.  At last count Power crews report over 500 customers remain without service this morning in Southern Idaho.  A BLM firetruck was destroyed by flames after it was overrun by a wildfire. 

Health officials have announced 74 new confirmed and probable cases of the COVID-19 in Idaho, bringing the statewide total to 33,741.  The statewide death toll increased by one to 385.

The Twin Falls County Fair is officially over and first numbers show about a 40-percent decrease in attendance this year.  The Concert was canceled which was one reason for less attendance but this was the only fair to have a carnival in Idaho.

A petition has been filed by the attorney representing Chad Daybell for a change of venue.  John Prior said he made the move because a fair and impartial jury trial cannot be held in Fremont County.


In local sports, in Boys Soccer, Canyon Ridge downed Pocatello 10 to 0.  Elsewhere to the football fields, Twin Falls lost to Pocatello 17 to 14.  Middleton downed Minico 39 to 13.  Mountain Home over Wood River 48 to 14.  Gooding defeated Canyon Ridge 42 to 12.  Kimberly outlasted Jerome 28 to 12.  Rockland said no to Hansen 64 to 28.  Oakley downed Grace 56 to 12 and Raft River 64 over Challis 6.  Murtaugh sacked Rimrock 52 to 18 and Glenns Ferry downed Idaho City 58 to 26. 


Today:  Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High near 65F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 36F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. Widespread areas of frost around during the morning. Not as cool. Winds: East 5-15 mph. High: 70

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies. Patchy areas of frost around after midnight. Chilly. Winds: SSE 5-10 mph. Low: 40

THURSDAY: Sunny skies with just a few clouds around. Patchy areas of frost around during the morning. Mild. High: 76 Low: 46

FRIDAY: Sunny and warmer. High: 81 Low: 49

SATURDAY: Sunny and warm. High: 84 Low: 51

SUNDAY: Sunny skies with just a few clouds around. Warm. High: 86 Low: 53

MONDAY: Sunny skies with just a few clouds around. Warm. High: 89

September 8th: On this day

Born on this day in Geiger, Alabama, was Jimmie Rodgers, singer, songwriter, who was among the first country music superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known as "The Singing Brakeman", "The Blue Yodeler", and "The Father of Country Music." Rodgers sold over 12 million records and was the first person to be elected into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Rodgers died on 26th May 1933.

Born on this day, in Detroit, Michigan, was Harlan Howard, American songwriter. In a career spanning six decades, Howard wrote songs, recorded by a variety of different artists including "Fall to Pieces", co-written with Hank Cochran and recorded by Patsy Cline. Howard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997. He died on March 3, 2002.

Born on this day in Winchester, Virginia, was Patsy Cline, country music singer. Her hits began in 1957 with Donn Hecht's and Alan Block's "Walkin' After Midnight", Hank Cochran's and Harlan Howard's "I Fall to Pieces", Hank Cochran's "She's Got You", Willie Nelson's "Crazy" and ended in 1963 with Don Gibson's "Sweet Dreams". She died aged 30 on 5 March 1963 at the height of her career in a private plane crash. She was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Born on this day in Niagara Falls, New York, was Gary Baker, country music singer and songwriter who was once a member of The Shooters. He has written songs for John Michael Montgomery, Alabama and others. His song "I swear", recorded by both All 4-One and John Michael Montgomery has sold more than 20 million copies internationally, and won the 1995 Grammy for "Best Country Song."

In a rare double bill, Johnny Cash and George Jones performed at the Oakdale Music Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut.

Don Williams died at his home in Alabama aged 78. Williams, who was known as "the Gentle Giant" because of his easygoing temperament, died after a short illness. Williams had 17 #1 hits in the US and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, before he retired in 2016. His career started as a musician in Portland, a city he moved to from his native Texas, where he was born in 1939. He moved to Nashville in the late 60s and wrote songs for some of country's biggest names, including "Cowboy" Jack Clement.

One half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash just before he was scheduled to perform a concert. Montgomery Gentry had three platinum selling albums and were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.

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Idaho remains under stage four restrictions for the COVID 19 pandemic for another two weeks.  Governor Brad Little made the announcement yesterday. He said that hospitalizations of those infected remain too high but other areas such as the positivity test rate are improving.

Vandals have spray-painted Black Lives Matter graffiti on some of the rocks at Centennial Park.  The Twin Falls county sheriff’s office is hoping someone will step forward and identify those involved.  Contact their office at 735-1911 if you can help.

Prosecutors have charged an Idaho stepmom with murder and her husband with felony injury to a child after police say emergency responders found a 9-year-old boy who wasn’t breathing in the family’s Meridian home Tuesday night.   The child, Emrik Osuna, was pronounced dead early Wednesday morning at a nearby hospital.  Monique Desiree Osuna, whom police say is the child’s stepmom, has been charged with murder and the child’s father, Erik Osuna, has been charged with injury to a child and infliction of great bodily harm.

Authorities are still searching for a 2-year-old boy who went missing near Boise Wednesday, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday.   The toddler, Rory Pope, was last seen just after noon in an Eagle subdivision. Law enforcement officers from several agencies have been searching the neighborhood while dive teams searched nearby ponds. The sheriff’s office said there was no sign of foul play in the toddler’s disappearance, and the situation does not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert.

The Idaho Power company says thieves have stolen electrical breakers from at least 43 businesses in Ada and Twin Falls County over the past month.  The utility said they discovered the crimes after customers reported outages.  Call your nearest law enforcement agency if you can help solve this crime.

Boise state University has canceled large gatherings through the end of the year.  That means the winter commencement will not happen due to public health concerns.  The Mountain West also postponed fall sports including football. 


First to one football game from yesterday.  At their home opener and senior night in Buhl, the Indians welcomed the Burley Bobcats last night.  Both teams had lost their first game so the fight was on.  When the final whistle sounded the score was in favor of Burley 41 to 7.

To the soccer fields we go to find the Jerome boys winning over Burley 5 to 1.  In girls soccer Jerome downed Burley 4 to 0. 

The Pocatello Chubbuck school district is considering an administrative recommendation to retire the district’s Indian mascot.  At a meeting yesterday with the Fort Hall Business Council, the administration outlined its recommendation and proposed timeline for the board to reexamine the name and take action to retire it immediately.  The action has attracted many comments from residents who reject the district’s suggestion.  Potential action could come as soon as September 15th


Today:  Sunny. High 96F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 59F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny skies with daily record setting heat likely. High: 98. Low: 65.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies, not quite as hot and breezy. High: 92. Low: 61.

MONDAY {Labor Day}: Mostly sunny skies, not as warm and windy. High: 82. Low: 45.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of a shower. Quite a bit cooler and breezy. High: 68. Low: 43.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies and mild. High: 74. Low: 47.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies and a little bit warmer. High: 80.

September 4th: On this day

Born on this day, was Dick Thomas, American singing cowboy and actor. He was best known for his 1945 single "Sioux City Sue," a #1 country hit and #16 pop hit that year which later became a country music standard and was included in a Gene Autry movie. Thomas died on November 22, 2003.

After a two-week courtship, George Jones married his second wife eighteen-year-old Shirley Ann Corley.

Born on this day in Bakersfield, California, was Noel Haggard the son of country music legend Merle Haggard who released his debut album, One Lifetime, in 1997.

The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. the debut studio album by Donna Fargo was at #1 on the Country chart. The album was produced by Fargo's husband and manager Stan Silver and the album's title track became Fargo's first major hit and a crossover Country pop hit.

"(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" by Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the Country charts, (the song's official title appears nowhere in the lyrics). It became one of Milsap's biggest country and pop hits during his recording career.

Dottie West, country music singer and songwriter died in hospital on the operating table aged 58. West had been involved in a car crash a few days earlier when she was on her way to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Along with Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, West is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists. Her career started in the early 1960s, with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again," which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965.

Lonestar's hit, "Amazed," spent its eighth week at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first song to do so since Jack Greene's 1966 hit, "There Goes My Everything." In several other charts, including Radio & Records, "Amazed" reigns for nine weeks, which made it the longest-lasting #1 single since 1966's "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston.

Canadian country singer Hal Willis died aged 82. His famous country single was "The Lumberjack," an international hit that sold over 1.5 million copies. In 1965, it peaked at #5 on the Billboard country charts in the USA. This success was such a phenomenon that he was nicknamed "Mr. Lumberjack."

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One more person has succumbed to injuries following a head on crash that happened on a Shoshone city street last Friday.  ISP officials say 29 year old Jade Norton of Boise died yesterday.  She was eastbound on U.S. 26 near South Grape Street when she crossed the center line and collided with a semi-truck.  Her passenger, 54 year old Deborah Woolsey died at the scene.

The city of Jerome wants to hear from you.  They are applying for a development Block Grant to improve the tennis Courts at Sheppard Park.  The grant request is about $250-thousand.  The cost of the project would be about 4 to 500-thousand dollars.  The public can comment by contacting city hall.

U.S. officials have for the first time approved a design for a small commercial nuclear reactor, and a Utah energy cooperative wants to build 12 of them in Eastern Idaho.  The small reactors can produce enough to power more than 50,000 homes. The first would be built in 2029.

As southern Idaho residents head into the Labor Day weekend, local fuel prices have jumped two cents over the past week.  Triple A say across the country the price has jumped five cents overall.  The average price for gas in Twin Falls stands at $2.42 a gallon.

Idaho Governor Brad Little will conduct a news conference today at 11.  The topic will be the latest as the gem state remains in Stage four of Idaho rebounds from COVID 19. 

Authorities have re-united the puppy that was thrown from a moving vehicle Tuesday afternoon with the owners.  Earlier in the day, the dog was reported stolen.  The dog appears to be ok medically.  State Police though continue to look for those responsible for throwing the dog out along the freeway.

A woman who says she suffered a life-threatening infection after Idaho’s prison staffers denied her antibiotics following dental surgery is suing state officials, claiming she was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.   Christina Bergstrom says she was hospitalized for two weeks after she developed a rare, potentially fatal infection after her wisdom teeth were removed.

Elko County Commissioners have advanced an ordinance that would allow the sale of recreational marijuana in Jackpot.  If approved, a business application would cost 20-thousand with a $10-thousand dollar annual renewal fee. 


Jayson Hibbard is heading to Oregon State University.  The CSI baseball standout has committed to the PAC 12 powerhouse.  He is a graduate of Skyview high school and attended CSI for three years after last spring was cut short. 

In volleyball action from yesterday Wendell took the win over Glenns Ferry 3 to 0. 

Today:  Sunny. High 91F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 57F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny skies and hot. High: 93. Low: 60.

SATURDAY: Sunny skies with daily record setting heat likely. High: 98. Low: 64.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies, not quite as hot and breezy. High: 91. Low: 62.

MONDAY {Labor Day}: Mostly sunny skies, not as warm and windy. High: 82. Low: 48.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy skies with some isolated showers. Quite a bit cooler and breezy. High: 71. Low: 45.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies with some isolated showers. A little bit breezy and seasonably cool. High: 73.

September 3rd: On this day

Born on this day in Waco, Texas, was Henry William Thompson, who became known as Hank Thompson. 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. Thompson died from lung cancer, on November 6, 2007 aged eighty-two.

Born on this day in Spalding, Nebraska, was Tompall Glaser, who recorded as a solo artist and with his brothers Chuck and Jim in the trio Tompall & the Glaser Brothers. He scored the 1975 solo hit with Shel Silverstein's "Put Another Log on the Fire", which peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and appeared with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Jessi Colter on the album Wanted! The Outlaws. Glaser died August 13, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 79, after a long illness.

Jim Reeves had his first of six posthumous #1's on the US country chart with his version of "I Guess I'm Crazy", which spent seven weeks at the top and a total of twenty-four weeks on the chart. The song was first recorded in 1955 by Tommy Collins.

"Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" a song written by Kris Kristofferson, and recorded by Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the Country chart. Kristofferson recorded the song with Rita Coolidge for their final duet album, Natural Act, and later with Mark Knopfler for The Austin Sessions.

Storms of Life the first album by Randy Travis was at #1 on the Country chart. It features the singles "On the Other Hand" (previously recorded by Keith Whitley on his 1985 album L.A. to Miami), "1982", "Diggin' up Bones", and "No Place Like Home".

Born on this day in Raleigh, North Carolina was singer-songwriter and producer Jimmy Robbins. His songs have been covered by; Blake Shelton, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Keith Urban, and Scotty McCreery.

Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart." The fourth single from McGraw's All I Want album was written by Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro.

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Chad Daybell of Rexburg who owns the property where the remains of two missing Idaho children were found dead earlier this year has asked the judge to drop all charges in the case against him.  His attorney filed the motion citing insufficient evidence.  Daybell faces four felony counts of destroying and conspiracy to destroy evidence.

The Idaho state treasurer yesterday appealed a district court ruling ordering her to vacate her offices in the Statehouse.  Treasurer Julie Ellsworth filed a notice of appeal with the Idaho Supreme Court seeking to keep her offices on the first floor of the capitol building.  She called the move a waste of taxpayer money.

Those on unemployment in Idaho should see more money as soon as this week.  Idaho Governor Brad Little announced yesterday the state will pay $300 a week to unemployed residents under the Presidents supplemental aid plan.  The retroactive payments will cover a five week period beginning in late July and end August 29th.  Future payments will continue as long as the funding is available.

All clear.  That’s what officials with the Twin Falls County Jail are saying following a COVID 19 outbreak last month.  By early August 183 people tested positive.  Currently the percentage of infected inmates is zero officials say.

Idaho state police hope to find the person responsible for throwing a small puppy from a car near Nampa yesterday afternoon.  The 10 week old puppy is currently being cared for at the west valley humane society.  Officials say it appears the puppy is ok.

 On Monday, three Boise police officers fatally shot a man who was firing his gun from inside a trailer, authorities said.  Officers say they responded to reports of gunshots in Meridian. They located the trailer from which gunshots were reported and found a nearby trailer had been struck several times.  Officers with shields then moved toward the trailer and the suspect resumed shooting.  The suspect who died at the scene is believed to be about 60 years old.


In local sports, in volleyball action, the Gooding senators opened their season in Buhl yesterday winning 3 to 2.  Elsewhere it was Lighthouse 3 Watersprings Christian 1.  Wood River shut out Twin Falls 3 to 0 and Burley overpowered Minico 3 to 0.

In Girls Soccer, canyon Ridge defeated Mountain Home 7 to 0 and Burley downed Minico 7 to 0.

In Boys Soccer, Canyon Ridge took the win from Mountain Home 22 to 1 and it was a tie game for Burley and Minico with each getting 3 points.


Today:  Mainly sunny. High around 90F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 58F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny skies, warmer, and a little bit breezy. High: 89. Low: 59.

FRIDAY: Sunny skies and hot. High: 92. Low: 60.

SATURDAY: Sunny skies and hot. High: 95. Low: 61.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies and not as warm. High: 87. Low: 59.

MONDAY {Labor Day}: Sunny skies and a little bit breezy. High: 84. Low: 54

TUESDAY: Sunny skies, a little bit breezy and cooler. High: 78.

September 2nd: On this day

Born on this day was Johnnie Lee Wills the younger brother of Bob Wills. He played banjo with Bob as a member of the Texas Playboys starting in 1934. In 1949 he saw his greatest success with songs such as "Rag Mop" and "Peter Cotton Tail".

Born on this day in Valencia, California, was Jay Huguely, song writer, actor who enjoyed a run of popularity as a novelty recording artist in the 1970s, who as Cledus Maggard & the Citizen's Band had the 1975 US #1 Country hit with "The White Night."

Born on this day born in Miami, Florida, was Paul Deakin, drummer and founder member of The Mavericks who charted 14 singles on the Billboard country charts.

Don Gibson was at #1 on the Country chart with "Woman (Sensuous Woman)." Gibson's final #1 on the country charts has also been covered by Ray Charles on his 1984 album Do I Ever Cross Your Mind, and later by Mark Chesnutt.

Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with Always on My Mind, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972 and has since been recorded by dozens of performers including Elvis Presley in 1972 and John Wesley Ryles in 1979.

Clint Black released "Like the Rain" as the first single from his Greatest Hits compilation album. The song became his 23rd chart single, and his tenth #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. At the 1997 Grammy Awards, "Like the Rain" was nominated for the Best Male Country Vocal performance.

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.

This One's for You by Luke Combs went back to #1 on the Country album chart. The album continued to return to #1 intermittently for the following two years. Its total of 50 weeks at the top of the chart tied the record for the longest time spent atop the chart by an album.

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Police have arrested a 23 year old Jerome man following a fatal shooting late Saturday in the 300 block of Washington street north in Twin Falls.  Miguel Antonio Alarcon was taken into custody at a local motel yesterday.  The Twin Falls coroner’s office identified the victim as 24 year old Miguel Eszuval of Jerome.  Alarcon has been charged with 1st degree murder.

Three people have been charged with Rioting after a weekend fight that broke out at the Jerome County Fairgrounds.  Five deputies were working security at a dance and horse race.  According to reports nine people were arrested.  Upwards to a thousand people were at the event.  Court records show two Gooding residents and a California man face charges of Rioting, Disturbing the Peace, Obstructing and Battery to a police officer. 

A Jerome man has died from his injuries following a motorcycle accident.  Police say that on August 18th, 55 year old Robert Skinner was eastbound on West Avenue D in Jerome when he turned southbound on South Lincoln Street where he lost control.  Police say the victim succumbed to his injuries yesterday.

Gov. Brad Little has responded to President Donald Trump’s call for a “National Garden of American Heroes” by not only suggesting nearly two dozen people, but also offering Idaho as a potential monument site.   Little said his list is comprised of “Idahoans who showcase the very best of what makes Idaho so special.”

28 year old Pedro Nanez the Third of Burley is facing first degree attempted murder following a shooting incident on August 23rd.  Police say Nanez and two other men shot a man’s vehicle as it drove by.  No injuries were reported.  Police said the victim’s vehicle had multiple bullet holes.

Better pay for Idaho educators and restoring the ability for teachers to advance in their careers are the top priorities for the 2021-22 public school budget. The request was submitted yesterday by Sherri Ybarra, Superintendent of Public Instruction.  As part of the 5% budget holdback requested of K-12 schools and state agencies this past spring, the career ladder was frozen for Idaho educators. Ybarra seeks to change that.


Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High 77F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear. Low 54F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow  : Mostly sunny skies, warmer and breezy. High: 86. Low: 58.

THURSDAY: Mainly sunny skies, warmer, and a little bit breezy. High: 89. Low: 58.

FRIDAY: Sunny skies and hot. High: 91. Low: 59.

SATURDAY: Sunny skies, hot and a little bit breezy. High: 93. Low: 59.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies, not as warm and a little bit breezy. High: 86. Low: 58.

MONDAY {Labor Day}: Mostly sunny skies and a little bit breezy. High: 84.

September 1st: On this day

Born on this day in Sterrett, Texas, was American country music singer Boxcar Willie. "Boxcar Willie" was originally a character in a ballad he wrote, but he later adopted it as his own stage name. He died on April 12, 1999, interstate 35E and Farm to Market Road 664 in Red Oak, Texas was renamed Boxcar Willie Memorial Overpass.

Born on this day in Friars Point, Mississippi, was Conway Twitty (born Harold Lloyd Jenkins). Twitty held the record for the most #1 singles of any act with 55 #1 Billboard country hits until George Strait broke the record in 2006. Twitty who scored his first #1 in 1958 with "It's Only Make Believe" died on June 5, 1993 in Springfield, Missouri, at Cox South Hospital two months before the release of what would be his final studio album, Final Touches.

Born on this day in Houston, Texas, was Charlie Robison, country music singer, songwriter. His biggest hits including "My Hometown" released in 2000. He married Emily Erwin of The Dixie Chicks in 1999. The couple divorced on August 6, 2008 after nine years of marriage.

MCA released Hearts in Armor, the second studio album by Trisha Yearwood. Four of its tracks became hits in the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1992 and 1993: "Wrong Side of Memphis", "Walkaway Joe", "You Say You Will" and "Down on My Knees". The album was released immediately following Yearwood's divorce with her first husband, and is considered one of her greatest albums.

Alabama released "I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)" the second single from their album American Pride which went to #1 on the Country chart. It became the groups thirty-first #1 Country hit.

Alan Jackson released his seventh studio album High Mileage which became his fourth #1 album.

Reba McEntire kicked off her 35-date North American All the Women I Am Tour at MacDonald Island Park, Fort McMurray, Canada. With this tour announcement, McEntire was named the biggest female box office draw in country music. She has sold over nine million tickets and earned over $270 million in ticket sales.