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Idaho Freedom foundation is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn the voter-approved expansion of Medicaid Coverage to Potentially more than 60-thouand low-income adults across the state.  The group takes issue with the wording of the proposition, arguing that it cedes too much control to the federal government and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Should the Gideons be allowed to pass out bibles in the Filer School District after school hours?  Some are concerned.  The distribution happened earlier this month and officials from the district said they simply announced to the intermediate school that anyone wanting a bible could stop by the lunchroom after hours.  The superintendent of the district has said they won’t be allowed on school property again.

The College Of Southern Idaho Foundation is hoping to provide financial assistance to 50-percent of the students by 2020.  That’s what was reported to the board earlier this month.  The foundation has about 40-9 million dollars in assets.

Two men who attacked police in Twin Falls last week have been arraigned on a variety of charges.  21 year old Tyler Jay Parsons has been charged with grand theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and two counts of assault or battery.  30 year old Kevin Volk of Washington State has been charged with assault, DUI, malicious injury to property, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.  Parsons allegedly spit on an officer and kicked him in the chest.  Volk is accused of pushing at a Kimberly Police officer. 

The battle over a new law that creates a list of what lawmakers deem to be complications of abortion and requires health professionals to report when they occurred now awaits a judgment from a federal appeals court. A federal lawsuit against the state of Idaho over the law, which went into effect on July 1, has been put on hold while the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers a judge's ruling rejecting a preliminary injunction against the legislation.

An eastern Idaho man who authorities say intentionally sprayed two employees fixing a gas leak with an insect killer is charged with felony aggravated battery by use of poison. Forty-six-year-old John D. Stuart of Idaho Falls late last month pleaded not guilty and requested a public defender.

A 50-year-old Boise man who killed two Nampa residents while fleeing from police has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony vehicular manslaughter. Joseph Michael Sena pleaded guilty in Court.


In some regional sports, college football, number 18 Utah topped BYU 35-27 Saturday night.  It was Boise State winning their game over Utah State 33-24.  That gives the broncos a shot at the Mountain West Title.

In High School Boys basketball Wendell will play Castleford today, elsewhere Bliss travels to Gooding to play the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind and the Twin Falls Christian Academy plays Jackpot Nevada.

As for the girls, Hansen is at Hagerman and Bliss in Gooding to play the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind.


Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High 44F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low 28F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain after 11am in the Magic Valley and a chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.   High: 46 (Mountains: 39)

TOMORROW NIGHT: Cloudy. Chance of rain will persist until midnight in the Magic Valley, and snow will be likely in the Wood River Valley. Low: 33 (Mountains: 26)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the Magic Valley, and a chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.  High: 45 Low: 30 (Mountains: High: 41 Low: 23)

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the Magic Valley. And a chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.  High: 42 Low: 29 (Mountains: 38 Low: 25)

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the Magic Valley, and slight chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.   High: 40 Low: 24 (Mountains: 36 Low: 18)

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the Magic Valley and slight chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.   High: 37 Low:26 (Mountains: 31 Low: 16)

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the Magic Valley and slight chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.   High: 37 (Mountains: High: 32)

November 26th: On this day


Johnny Cash, made his debut on the US country chart when "Cry! Cry! Cry!" made it to #14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with "I Walk the Line" and "There You Go" both hitting #1.


Born on this day in Dotson, Texas was singer Linda Davis who scored three minor country singles as one half of the duo Skip & Linda. As a solo artist Davis has recorded five studio albums, her highest chart entry was "Does He Love You", her 1993 duet with Reba McEntire, which reached #1 on the Billboard country charts and won both singers the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Davis is the wife of the country singer Lang Scott and the mother of Hillary Scott, the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum.


Born on this day in Rogers, Arkansas, was Joe Nichols, country music artist. Nichols has released seven studio albums which have produced fourteen Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the #1 singles "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Gimmie That Girl" as well as five other Top Ten entries.


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


Curb Records released Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors, the singers eighth album and the first to feature his band The Dancehall Doctors. Two songs from the album featured in the movie Black Cloud, which starred McGraw.


Glen Campbell issued an public apology to his family and fans after being arrested on charges of driving drunk and kicking a police officer."Yesterday, I was arrested and put in jail," he said in a statement issued through his publicist. "Even at my age, I learned a valuable lesson. I apologize to my wife, my family, my friends and my fans."


Willie Nelson was arrested for possession of six ounces of marijuana found in his tour bus while travelling from Los Angeles to Texas. He was released after paying bail of $2,500. Prosecutor Kit Bramblett supported not sentencing Nelson to jail due to the amount of marijuana being small, but suggested instead a $100 fine and told Nelson that he would have him sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" for the court.


American country and bluegrass artists Chris Stapleton was at No.1 on the US album chart with Traveller. The album was later named Album of the Year at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards.

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One person is dead after fighting with an Idaho State Police trooper.  Authorities say that Monday afternoon, a trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop in Ada County.  The suspect began fighting and the trooper discharged his weapon.  The suspect was declared dead at the scene.

The city of Twin Falls is asking – should they ban smoking from bars, parks and golf courses?  When they were presented with the idea at this week’s council meeting, it was met with some concerns.  Smoke Free Idaho is suggesting the city reduce second hand smoke.  City Manager Travis Rothweiler wants to gather ideas then present them to the city council at a future meeting. 

29 year old Daniel Lynn Seal of Rupert has been charged with felony child enticement.  Police say an undercover officer posed as a 15 year old teen girl and Seal responded to a post from the profile.  A preliminary hearing is set for December 5th in Minidoka County Magistrate court.

Just before 1 am this morning the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of one person.  The accident happened just south of Hazelton on I-84.  The driver of a 1996 Honda Accord lost control and rolled into the median.  The driver was ejected and died at the scene.

Authorities spent much of yesterday dealing with a man who barricaded himself in his home.  Twin Falls County Deputies arrived at 11 am to serve an eviction order at a home in the 100 block of Addison Avenue East.  When they discovered he was not coming out of the residence, those living nearby were evacuated.


U.S. Health officials are asking people to avoid eating romaine lettuce due to a E. Coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states.  The strain identified is different than the one linked to romaine earlier this year. 


Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little has named his campaign manager as his chief of staff. Little says Zach Hauge knows how to best assist Little in carrying his goals for Idaho.




In local sports, Girls Basketball, Jerome beat Kimberly 46 to 39.  It was Minico 66 Canyon Ridge 26.  It was Buhl 43 Declo 30.  Valley 50 Wendell 39.  Raft River 49 Hansen 44 and Shoshone 40, Carey 32.  Elsewhere it was Dietrich 43 Glenns Ferry 13 and Lighthouse Christian 47 Castleford 44. 



Today:  Partly cloudy. High 54F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy with occasional rain and snow late. Low 37F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.


Tomorrow:  Mostly rain showers, possible mix of rain snow. Winds: West 5-15 mph High: 48 (Mountains: 39)


TOMORROW NIGHT: Rain showers with mountains snow showers. Winds: WSW 5-15 mph. Low: 34 (Mountains: 25)


FRIDAY: Valley rain showers and mountain snow showers. High: 46 Low: 27 (Mountains: 38 Low: 18)


SATURDAY: Chance of AM snow - afternoon sunshine. High: 38 Low: 20 (Mountains: 34 Low: 10)


SUNDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds. High: 39 Low: 19 (Mountains: 32 Low: 12)


MONDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 40 Low: 21 (Mountains: 33 Low: 16)


TUESDAY: Sun and clouds chance of rain or snow. High: 43 Low: 21 (Mountains: 38 Low: 16)

November 21st: On this day

Born on this day in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma, was Jean Shepard, honky tonk singer, songwriter, who has scored the hits "Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)," "A Satisfied Mind" and a Ferlin Husky duet, "A Dear John Letter." In 2005, Shepard celebrated 50 years as a member of the Opry and is the longest-living female member of the Opry to date. She died on September 25, 2016 aged 82.

Born on this day near Magna, Utah, was Kelsi Osborn. With sisters Kristyn and Kassidy, she formed SHeDAISY, whose 1999 debut album, The Whole SHeBANG, wom them a nomination from the Academy of Country Music for top new duet or group. Their hits include "Little Good-Byes," "This Woman Needs", "I Will… But", "Don't Worry 'bout a Thing".

Merle Haggard released the single "Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star" as the first single from the album Chill Factor. "Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star" was the last of Merle Haggard's thirty-four #1 singles as a solo artist.

Alabama were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with a song written by Roger Murrah and Randy VanWarme "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)."

Garth Brooks released his sixth studio album Fresh Horses which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. The album had a worldwide radio ban until it was available to buy. Only the two singles issued ("She's Every Woman" and "The Fever") were allowed to be played before this date, the latter of which was a new country-rock version of an old Aerosmith song).

Rodney Atkins was arrested in Tennessee for domestic violence after his wife, Tammy Jo, accused him of trying to smother her with a pillow. She called police after the couple had a heated alcohol-fueled row, which resulted in the singer being taken into custody and booked onto a nearby jail. He was later released upon posting $2,500 bail. Shortly after the incident, Atkins filed a petition to divorce Tammy, who appeared in his "Farmer's Daughter" video.

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Tuesday 112018

55 year old James Sievers of Rupert has been charged with felony aggravated assault with an enhanced penalty for using a deadly weapon.  This, after he held a gun to his ex-wife’s head and threatened to kill her.

Refugio Israel Palacios, a 41 year old Buhl man has been accused of attacking another man with a baseball bat after the victim tried to pass him while driving.  The incident was reported near Castleford. 

Federal investigators have started looking into a weekend explosion at the U.S. Ecology site 50 miles south of Boise that killed one worker and injured three others.  Three other workers received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.  The company takes in contaminants such as arsenic, lead and other hazardous metals and converts them to non-hazardous residues.

Authorities say two adults were taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor facial burns after a Garden City trailer caught fire.  Boise Fire responded at about 7:45 a.m. Monday to the report of a camping trailer on fire. The trailer is a total loss.

A high speed chase through three counties early Saturday morning ended in peacefully in Jerome County.  Ketchum police say it started there after a vehicle was spotted driving at a high rate of speed.  The chase progressed from Blaine County into Lincoln and Jerome counties along Highway 93.  32 year old Mary North of Challis has been charged with eluding and injury to a child. 

Jaimi Dean Charboneau, a convicted murderer who was released after a new trial, is back in prison.  He has been ordered to serve 25 years for burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for breaking into a Star woman’s home.  In 1985 he was convicted for murdering his ex-wife Marilyn Arbaugh.  She had been shot 16 times with a rifle in Jerome County.  He claimed self-defense.

A man driving a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show has been sentenced to 180 days in jail, with all but seven days suspended. Roy Drennon of the Boise suburb of Eagle was convicted of reckless driving last month. Police say Drennon drove into a crowd in a 2016 Porsche Spyder, injuring 11 people in a horrifying scene that had bystanders scrambling to help the victims.

Today:  Sunny. High 51F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 22F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 54F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Chance of rain showers and possible rain/snow mix Winds: SE 5-10 Low: 33 (Mountains: 25)

THURSDAY: Mostly rain showers, possible mix of rain snow. High: 47 Low: 36 (Mountains: 41 Low: 27)

FRIDAY: Valley rain showers and mountain snow showers. High: 44 Low: 27 (Mountains: 38 Low: 17)

SATURDAY: Chance of AM snow - afternoon sunshine. High: 37 Low: 20 (Mountains: 33 Low: 11)

SUNDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds, chance of mountain snow. High: 38 Low: 20 (Mountains: 32 Low: 10)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 37 Low: 25 (Mountains: 32 Low: 18)

November 20th: On this day


Born on this day in Princeton, Jackson County, Alabama, was Curly Putman, Jr., songwriter. His biggest success was "Green, Green Grass of Home" (1964, sung by Porter Wagoner), which was covered by Elvis Presley, Johnny Darrell, Gram Parsons, Joan Baez, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roberto Leal, Merle Haggard, Bobby Bare, Joe Tex, Nana Mouskouri, and Tom Jones. He also co-wrote "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" with Bobby Braddock. He died on October 30, 2016 aged 85.


Bartenders in Hammond, Indiana requesed that disc jockeys at WJOB radio stop playing Ferlin Husky's "The Drunken Driver," about an intoxicated driver who causes a crash that kills two children; the song "is hurting business," the union claimed.


Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country album chart with The Fightin' Side of Me which was recorded live in Philadelphia, on Valentine's Day 1970.


Loretta Lynn released "Rated "X"" which became Lynn's sixth #1 country single as a solo artist. The song dealt with the stigma faced by divorced women during the early '70s, and was regarded as somewhat controversial at the time, due to its frank language.


Born on this day in Phoenix, Arizona, was Dierks Bentley country music artist who has scored eighteen singles on the country singles charts, of which nine have reached #1. His debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", and "Home".


Born on this day was Josh Turner singer and actor who scored the 2006 US Country #1 album Your Man. Haywire, released in 2010, produced his biggest hit, the #1 "Why Don't We Just Dance" and another #1 "All Over Me".


Faith Hill was at #1 on the US Country chart with Breathe her fourth studio album. It won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album and Breathe is one of the most successful country/pop albums to date. It has shipped over eight million copies in the US and the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, a first for the country artist.


Loretta Lynn, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton were among those presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom during ceremonies by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. Presenting the award to Loretta, President Barack Obama said "Over 50 years after she cut her first record and canned her first vegetables, Loretta Lynn still reigns as the rule-breaking, record-setting queen of country music.”


Ty Herndon came out as a homosexual in an interview with People. He was the second major country artist to do so, following Chely Wright in 2010.

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A tense situation unfolded in Picabo Idaho Friday after 29 year old Dillon Dugger of Twin Falls refused to obey law enforcement demands.  The domestic situation turned into an armed standoff for three hours.  Authorities closed Highway 20 because of public safety. 

Fire heavily damaged a home near Filer Avenue West Friday afternoon.  Crews were called to the scene around 3 p.m.  No injuries were reported and the investigation into what caused the blaze continues.

The trial for an Idaho man accused of stabbing nine people, including a 3-year-old girl who later died, has been pushed back. A judge agreed to move Timmy Earl Kinner Jr.'s trial to Jan. 13, 2020. Kinner's attorneys requested the trial date be changed, arguing that it would take a year to prepare for a high-profile death penalty case.

Three people were injured in a head-on collision in Lincoln County Friday evening.  Idaho State Police say a pickup traveling east on highway 26 east of Shoshone collided with another vehicle.  The Juvenile in the pickup pulled into the westbound lane attempting to pass a semi-truck striking the car driven by 74 year old Janice Edmunds.  She was transported by air ambulance to Pocatello.  Her passenger 76 year old James Edmunds was taken to St Luke’s in Twin Falls.  The Juvenile was sent to St. Alphonsus in Boise.  The road was blocked for two hours. 

A Caldwell Man is behind bars after a high speed pursuit that started in Minidoka County and ended at the Pocatello Regional Airport on Friday.  36-year old Justin Earl Clayborn was stopped for speeding on I-84 near Rupert.  Two deputies were injured; three patrol vehicles and a building at the airport were damaged. 

Officials say an employee at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho was killed after an explosion Saturday that also injured three workers and heavily damaged a building. US Ecology, which runs the site, says Monte "Alex" Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at 9:23 a.m. inside one of the buildings at the facility. The company says Green was working as an equipment operator moving materials at the time of the accident.

Today:  Sunny. High 48F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 19F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 48F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear

LOW: 20 (Mountains: 17)

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening.

HIGH: 52 (Mountains: 46)

LOW: 33 (Mountains: 25)

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with rain likely in the Magic Valley, and rain and snow likely in the Wood River Valley by the evening.

HIGH: 45 (Mountains: 39)

LOW: 35 (Mountains: 25)

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy with rain likely throughout the day, and a chance of snow showers in the Wood River Valley.

HIGH: 43 (Mountains: 38)

LOW: 28 (Mountains: 21)

SATURDAY: Partly sunny with a slight chance of rain and snow showers.

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 34)

LOW: 23 (Mountains: 14)

SUNDAY: Partly sunny with a slight chance of rain.

HIGH: 37 (Mountains: 31)

November 19th: On this day


Born on this day was Canadian country-folk artist Ron Hynes, best known for the songs "Sonny's Dream" and "Cryer's Paradise". Hynes died of cancer on November 19, 2015 aged 64.


Jeannie C. Riley was at #1 on the US Country album chart with Harper Valley PTA. The title track "Harper Valley PTA" became a hit for Riley and went to #1 on both the Billboard Pop and Country singles charts, a feat not repeated until 1981 when Dolly Parton released "9 to 5".


Born on this day in Savannah, Georgia, was Billy Currington country music singer, songwriter. Hits include "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right", "Good Directions", "People Are Crazy", "That's How Country Boys Roll", "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer", and "Let Me Down Easy". He has also charted as a duet partner on Shania Twain's single "Party For Two."


Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the US Country charts with his seventh studio album Kenny. It included the singles "Coward of the County" and "You Decorated My Life" and went on to enjoy 25 weeks on the album chart.


Mary Chapin Carpenters was at #1 on the country singles chart with "Shut Up And Kiss Me". The song won Carpenter a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.


Country Weekly’s Readers named Shania Twain the Most Beautiful Woman in Country Music. Also featured in the list were fellow Canadian, and country traditionalist, Terri Clark, Reba McEntire and Lauren Alaina.

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Dozens of parents rallied in support of a suspended principal at the Middleton school board meeting held after 14 staffers were placed on administrative leave after donning costumes depicting racial stereotypes and a "border wall." The Middleton School Board meeting on Monday was the first since the teachers and staffers at Middleton Heights Elementary School were placed on leave for the inappropriate costumes, worn as part of what officials said was a team-building exercise held after class hours.

A Boise man who had more than 30,000 child pornography files and used his wife's daughter to produce child pornography has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.  Prosecutors say 29-year-old Justin Anderson married a homeless woman in what appeared to be a ploy to sexually abuse her young daughter.

Fire departments in the area may be getting some retired firefighting equipment from the bureau of land management.  The BLM is preparing to retire some equipment and say they will donate it to local departments who respond to wildland fires.

Looking for that “cut your own Christmas tree” experience?  You can do that with a permit from the Sawtooth National Forest.  The charge is $10 for one tree per family up to 20 feet tall.  Forest wide they sell about 5-thousand permits.

Officials at Yellowstone National Park say the park had the third busiest October on record, sending the park over the 4 million-visitation mark for the year. Officials say Yellowstone hosted 218,076 visits last month, about a 3 percent increase over last October's visitation numbers. The park averaged nearly 190,000 visits in October from 2012 to 2017.

Idaho wildlife officials have decided to suspend the current steelhead fishing season because of a possible federal lawsuit by six conservation groups contending the state's steelhead regulations harm wild steelhead. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to end the current season Dec. 7.

In local sports, if you attend the CSI Men’s Basketball game this evening, make sure you bring a handful of plastic bags with you.  Do that and the cost of admission price will drop 50-percent.  It’s all part of the Hilex Poly Invitational tournament.  The men’s team hosts Columbia Basin and then Mesa Community College tomorrow.  Both games start at 7:30 p.m.

In state football playoffs, Carey held off Lighthouse Christian 26-20 last night at Holt Arena in Pocatello.  The win gives Carey the 1A Division II state champion title.  That caps off their second 12-0 season. 

Today:  Sunny. High 51F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  Chance of morning rain and snow, afternoon sunshine. Winds: NE 5-15 mph. High: 45 (Mountains: 43)

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear and chilly. Winds: NW 5-10 mph Low: 22 (Mountains: 16)

SUNDAY: Sunny and cool. High: 47 Low: 21 (Mountains: 44 Low: 15)

MONDAY: Sunny skies. High: 49 Low: 22 (Mountains: 45 Low: 16)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies. High: 50 Low: 24 (Mountains: 46 Low: 17)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies. High: 49 Low: 27 (Mountains: 45 Low: 19)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 48 Low: 25 (Mountains: 43 Low: 20)

November 16th: On this day


Born on this day in Bighill, Madison County, Kentucky, was Troy Seals, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is a member of the prominent Seals family of musicians that includes, Jim Seals (of Seals and Crofts) and Dan Seals (of England Dan & John Ford Coley) and Brady Seals (Little Texas and Hot Apple Pie). Seals has played guitar on numerous sessions and has collaborated on compositions with Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, Will Jennings and others. He has had three co-written compositions nominated for the Country Music Association 'Song of the Year' award: "Seven Spanish Angels" (1985), "Lost in the Fifties Tonight" (1986), and "If You Ever Have Forever In Mind" (1999).


Patsy Cline recorded "I Fall to Pieces" which the following year became Cline's first #1 hit on the Country charts, and her second hit single to cross over onto the Pop charts. It was the first of a string of songs that would be written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard. The song was ranked at #7 on CMT's television special of the 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.


Born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia, was Keith Burns, guitarist and singer from Trick Pony who scored eight singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including four Top 20 hits: "Pour Me," "On a Night like This," "Just What I Do" and "On a Mission."


Garth Brooks' third studio album Ropin' The Wind was certified for shipments of 10 million copies, making Brooks the first country artist to reach that plateau with two different releases. The album which had a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts has gone to sell over 17 million copies world wide.


CBS aired I Walk The Line: A Night For Johnny Cash featuring Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, Kris Kristofferson, Martina McBride, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Reese Witherspoon and Alison Krauss Joaquin Phoenix.


Dollywood earned the industry's most prestigious award, the Liseberg Applause Award, which was accepted by Dolly Parton during a ceremony at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010 in Orlando. Dollywood has over 3,000 people on its payroll, making it the largest employer in the local community.

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It may have looked and sounded like a crises at the Minidoka Memorial Hospital except for the sign that said “training exercise in Progress.”  Many agencies met at the hospital Tuesday, to train in case there ever is an active shooter.  The drill was held in the surgery wing of the hospital.

39-year old Jacob Ryan Brooks of Richfield is accused of hitting a man in the head with a baseball bat early Saturday morning.  Twin Falls Police were called to a home where the victim was bleeding profusely reports say.

The Twin Falls School District may end up owing Chobani $839-thousand dollars after the yogurt company claimed the County overcharged them on property taxes.  The money owed comes from a proposed settlement.  Chobani said they would never entertain an idea that stresses the district.

Cassia county authorities say 28 year old Corbin Bowers of Burley was killed and 26 year old Emmit Koyle also of Burley was injured in a tree trimming accident in the Jackson area.  The two were 60 feet in the air when they cut the branch that they had tied the Bucket they were in, too.  The branch pulled the bucket down to the ground.  Koyle was taken to the Portneuf medical facility where at last check, is in serious condition. 

Snow or not, the Twin Falls URA hopes to transform the Downtown Commons into Ice Skating rink during the winter months.  The 30 by 50 foot rink could be opened sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  There will be no admission price. 

The City of Twin Falls has developed a diversity steering committee that leaders hope will address diversity and inclusion issues.  That decision coming from the city council this week. 

Idaho transportation officials say bridge inspectors found two undetonated explosive devices at the base of a bridge that spans the Snake River near Nampa. Both devices have been removed and destroyed. The unexploded military ordnances were found underwater on the river floor near two of the piers supporting the bridge.

Today, smokers are urged to quit tobacco for a day and preferably for a lifetime.  It’s all part of the Great American Smoke out.  The event is yearly dating back to November 15, 1970.

In local sports, from girl’s high school basketball, Hagerman won over Lighthouse Christian 40 to 31.  Wendell tromped Richfield 21 to 20 and it was Rockland 58 Raft River 41. 

Today:  Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 52F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 54F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Increasing clouds, chance of mountain snow and chance of valley rain and snow. Winds: WSW 5-15 mph. Low: 29 (Mountains: 25)

SATURDAY: Chance of morning rain and snow, afternoon sunshine. High: 47 Low: 22 (Mountains: 44 Low: 17)

SUNDAY: Sunny and cool. High: 49 Low: 23 (Mountains: 45 Low: 19)

MONDAY: Sunny skies. High: 49 Low: 25 (Mountains: 44 Low: 22)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies. High: 50 Low: 27 (Mountains: 46 Low: 23)

WEDNESDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 48 Low: 28 (Mountains: 44 Low: 18)

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November 15th: On this day

Born on this day in Audubon, Iowa, was C. W. McCall (William Dale Fries, Jr.), singer, activist and politician known for his truck-themed outlaw country songs who had the 1975 US Country #1 and cross-over hit "Convoy."

Born on this day, was Dann Huff, American session musician, singer-songwriter and producer. Since the 1990s Huff has been working as a producer for various bands and artists some of which include Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire.

Born on this day in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was country music artist Steve Kolander. His 1994 his self-titled album produced two singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.

All Aboard the Blue Train by Johnny Cash was released in the US, the singer, songwriters fourteenth album, which featured, “Folsom Prison Blues”, and “Rock Island Line”.

Earl Scruggs played his Grammy winning "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" on an open-air stage in Washington, D.C., at the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, becoming one of the very few bluegrass or country-western artists to give support to the anti-war movement. The march attracted over 500,000 demonstrators against the war, including many performers and activists.

Born on this day in The Woodlands, Texas, was Jack Ingram country music singer, songwriter who scored the 2005 US #1 Country hit "Wherever You Are". Ingram has sent six other songs into the country Top 40: "Love You," a cover version of Hinder's "Lips of an Angel," "Measure of a Man," "Maybe She'll Get Lonely," "That's a Man" and "Barefoot and Crazy."

Steel Magnolias the American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross was released. The film featured Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dolly Parton. The film grossed over $95 million inside the US.

Garth Brooks performed at the 39th Annual CMA Awards live from Times Square in New York City. As a tribute to his friend, country singer songwriter Chris LeDoux who had died earlier in the year, Brooks perfomed his song "Good Ride Cowboy".

Canadian country-folk artist Ron Hynes, best known for the songs "Sonny's Dream" and "Cryer's Paradise" died of cancer aged 64.Bottom of Form