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Monday 10/16/17

The family of an Idaho rancher who was fatally shot by two deputies has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.  Jack Yantis was killed two years ago after one of his bulls was hit by a car and deputies shot the animal. Yantis arrived with a rifle just as deputies decided to put down the animal.

Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department say the state has saved $13.1 million in interest costs after refinancing bonds designates to improve the state's aging highways.  ITD said it worked with the Idaho Housing and Finance Association to refinance $101 million of debt by reducing interest rates from 4.5 percent to 2.3 percent.

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year; the largest increase since 2012, though it comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

The Jerome Chamber of Commerce held their annual luncheon to honor individuals in Jerome.  This year, Charlie and Jill Howell received the Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Citizens of the Year award went to Bill and Donna Kyle.

Two men were sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a Garden City man last year.   Paul Russell Jr. was shot and killed after he drove to an intersection to pick up a friend who had gotten into a quarrel.  He had just arrived when Mykle Blumenshine and Lyle Croson opened fire.

Idaho is one of just two states that don't require elected officeholders to disclose any of their personal financial information. This means the state's elected officials can weigh in on public matters without sharing whether their wallets might benefit.  GOP gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist has voluntarily released his economic assets.

A 25-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Idaho Central Credit Union in Meridian. The victim was a bank employee who was sitting in her vehicle eating lunch around 1:45 p.m. Friday when a sedan pulled in front of her.

Police in Post Falls, Idaho are searching for a man they believe tied up an elderly couple in their home and stole their SUV and other items. Officers were called to the couple's home on Oct. 11 by the husband after he was able to break free.

Today:  Mostly Sunny WINDS: Light HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 59)

Tonight:  Mostly Clear WINDS: Light LOW: 37 (Mountains: 33)

Tomorrow:  Mainly sunny. High 72F. (Mountains 62) Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 71 (Mountains: 61)

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 77 (Mountains: 64)

FRIDAY: Afternoon and evening rain chances
HIGH: 61 (Mountains: 51)

SATURDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 49)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 61 (Mountains: 51)

October 16th: On this day

1918
Born on this day, was Stoney Cooper, an American country star and member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was a master of the fiddle and the guitar. Cooper died on March 22 1977 aged 58.

1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1961
Decca records released "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. The ballad, composed by Willie Nelson gave Cline a #2 country hit in 1962. Nelson originally wrote the song for country singer Billy Walker, but Walker turned it down. The song's eventual success helped launch Nelson as a performer as well as a songwriter. It spent 21 weeks on the chart for Cline, and eventually became one of her signature tunes.

1981
Eddie Rabbitt was at #1 on the US country album chart with Step by Step, his seventh studio album. The album continued the crossover success established in the singer's two previous albums. Three singles were produced including the title track, which went to #1 on country charts and reached the top 5 on both the Adult Contemporary and Billboard 100 charts.

1992
Taking part at Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration at Madison Square Garden, New York Ciry, Johnny Cash and June Carter performed "It Ain't Me, Babe," which was subsequently included on a 2 CD live recording.

2013
Record producer Tony Brown, best known for producing George Strait, was arrested for domestic assault against his wife Jamie Antee.

2015
Record producer and guitarist John Jennings died of kidney cancer aged 62. He was best known for his work with Mary Chapin Carpenter as well as working with Indigo Girls, the Rankin Family, Cheryl Wheeler, Iris DeMent, and George Jones.

Kacey Musgraves Weds Ruston Kelly

Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly tied the knot in Tennessee on Saturday, Oct. 14.

On Saturday morning, Kacey teased the wedding with a Twitter post that featured emojis of a bride and hearts with the word “Today.”

 

AROUND THE VALLEY

This Tuesday, the Rupert United Methodist Church will feature Judy Graham-Barnes in a brown-bag pipe organ concert from noon to 1:00 p.m..  Bring a sack lunch and bottled water for quiet dining at tables or listen in pews to the prized 1937 Kimball pipe organ.  Concerts to be held every other Tuesday thru May.  A free-will donation opportunity.  The Rupert United Methodist Church is at 605 H Street, Rupert.

The Candidate Forum for Filer Mayoral and City Council Candidates to reach voters and help them make an informed decision about those running for city office this election cycle is this Wednesday at 7 at the Filer Middle School Auditorium. Doug Maughan will moderate the event.  The forum is free and open to the public.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Month, Voices Against Violence will hold a Candlelight Vigil this Thursday at Twin Falls City Park.  The vigil will honor those who we have lost to domestic violence and to recognize those who survived. Victims will share their stories, and the event will also feature live music and poetry. Survivors of domestic violence and their families are invited to speak as well.  The event runs from 6 'til 8.

The Immaculate Conception Classic Tag Sale will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  There will be a lunch bar available.  The sale runs Thursday afternoon from 5 'til 7, Friday 9 'til 7, and Saturday from 9 'til noon.

The Twin Falls County Fair Foundation's 'Anything Potato' cook-off is this Saturday from 5:30 'til 8 in Twin Falls COunty Fairgrounds Merchant Building #3.  Cost is $20 per family or $10 per person and $4 for kids aged 5 to 11.  If you'd like to ENTER the cook-off, all organizations, service groupsandr individuals are welcome to do so.   Any recipe containing potato as an ingredient is eligible.  Each group or individual entry must cook and provide enough 2 oz. samples for 200 people.  Cups and utensils will be provided.   The attending public will make their choice for the best of "Anything Potato."  For more information call the Twin Falls County Fair Office.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  The Foreigner, Happy Death Day, Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Happy Death Day, Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, The Lego Ninjago Movie, It

BURLEY THEATER:  Cars 3

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Brad’s Status, mother!, Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us & American Made

CONCERTS THIS WEEK

TONIGHT – Janet Jackson – Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, 10.17 & 10.18 – Bob Dylan – Eccles Theater – Salt Lake

THURSDAY – 10.19 – Huey Lewis & The News – Eccles Theater – Salt Lake

SATURDAY – 10.21 – Luke Bryan & Brett Eldredge – Usana Amphitheatre – Salt Lake

NEXT WEDNESDAY, 10.25 – Kesha – Rockwell @ The Complex – Salt Lake

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Happy Death Day exceeded box office expectations over the weekend and knocked Blade Runner 2049 out of the #1 spot, bringing in 26 and a half million dollars.  Blade Runner slips to the number two spot with 15.1 million.  In third was The Foreigner debuting with a 12.8 million dollar weekend.  It drops from 3rd to 4th with 6 million.  And rounding out the top 5 was The Mountain Between Us, down from 2nd place last week and bringing in an estimated 5.6 million.

 

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner announced their engagement over the weekend, and the singer’s family couldn’t be more welcoming to their new addition. “Everybody’s very, very happy for them and their family and friends are all thrilled. Everyone loves them together,” a source said.  The DNCE front man's brother Nick Jonas said on Twitter "Congratulations to my brother… and sister in law to be on your engagement!  I love you both so much.”  Jonas and Turner have been dating since last November, after they were spotted acting cozy at a concert in the Netherlands — although the duo didn’t become Instagram official until January.

 

Amazon head Roy Price’s fiancée Lila Feinberg has called off their November wedding after the programming chief was suspended amid allegations of harassment last week.  The two were set to wed on Nov. 12, but Feinberg, a playwright and TV writer, called off the ceremony.  In a twist scripted in Hollywood, Feinberg had designed her wedding dress with Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, the wife of Harvey Weinstein - who, unless you're living under a rock, you know has been accused by a slew of women of assault in many forms over the course of several decades.  Chapman split from Weinstein amid the allegations last week.

 

Friday 10/13/17

The Army has scheduled a hearing Monday for Bowe Bergdahl to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. He is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Idaho's new U.S. Attorney Bart Davis says he believes a new offshoot of the street and prison gang Surenos is close to being eradicated after a series of indictments in state and federal court.  Five people believed to be members or associates of the Sureno Mob Trece gang were indicted in Idaho's U.S. District Court on drug and firearms charges. Another 15 people were indicted in Idaho's 3rd Judicial District, most charged with conspiracy to recruit a gang member.

About 100 homes in Jerome hope to hear that they won’t need to boil their water today.  Earlier this week, crews had to lower the pressure in a main line while they connected to a new pipe.  The DEQ said anytime you depressurize the system, the potential exists of contamination.  Test results are expected today.

A BASE jumper was injured yesterday when his chute tangled and drove him into a boulder near the Snake River’s edge.  56 year old John McDonald jumped from the Perrine Bridge around noon.   He hit a large rock injuring his leg.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is set to vote on a proposal to allow catch-and-keep steelhead fisheries on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and on the Clearwater River and its north, south and middle forks. If the proposal passes, anglers would have to release all steelhead longer than 28 inches.

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Parker says he is disturbed that a former GOP state lawmaker has formed a political action committee to encourage Independent and Democratic voters to register as Republicans.  Parker says he welcomes any individuals to affiliate as a Republican, as long as they share the belief in limited government, lower taxes and additional freedoms.

Today:  A few clouds Rain and snow  WINDS: NW 10-15 MPH HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 43)

Tonight:  A few passing clouds. Rain changes to snow  WINDS: W 5-10 MPH  LOW: 28 (Mountains: 21). Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:   A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 49F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 48 (Mountains: 45)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 52)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 67 (Mountains: 58)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 71 (Mountains: 60)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 72 (Mountains: 57)

THURSDAY: Rain likely
HIGH: 64 (Mountains: 50)

October 13th: On this day

1946
Born on this day in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, was Lacy J. Dalton country singer and songwriter known for her gritty, powerful vocals. Dalton had a number of hits in the 1980s, including "Takin' It Easy," "Crazy Blue Eyes" and "16th Avenue."

1958
Billboard discontinued the "C&W Best Sellers in Stores" and "Most Played C&W by Jockeys" charts. Starting with the October 20 issue, there is one all-encompassing "Hot C&W Sides" chart. The new chart has 30 positions, and "City Lights" by Ray Price was the first #1 song.

1959
Born on this day in Ogden, Utah, was Marie Osmond singer, actress, doll designer, and a member of the show business family The Osmonds. She scored a US #1 hit in 1973 with her version of the country pop ballad "Paper Roses."

1969
Born on this day in Valdosta, Georgia, was Rhett Akins, Country singer, songwriter who scored the 1996 US Country #1 hit "Don't Get Me Started." Akins has written singles for other country music singers, primarily as one-third of the songwriting team The Peach Pickers alongside Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip.

1978
Dolly Parton was at #1 on the US country music album chart with Heartbreaker, her 20th solo studio album. The title song, a ballad written by Carole Bayer Sager, topped the US country charts, and became Parton's third top-forty pop hit.

1980
Johnny Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. The presentation was made by Kenny Rogers.

1990
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country album chart with his second studio album, No Fences. The album remains Brooks' best-seller to date with 17 million copies sold in the US alone.

October 14th: On this day

1938
Born on this day in Iron City, Tennessee, was Melba Montgomery, country music singer best known for duet hit recordings in the 1960s with country music singer George Jones and her 1974 US #1 hit "No Charge." Melba has written songs for such artists as George Strait, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, George Jones, Patty Loveless, Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, and Terri Clark.

1957
The Everly Brothers were at #1 on the country singles chart with "Wake Up Little Susie." Written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant the song was banned in such places as Boston, although the song does not state that Susie and her boyfriend had sexual relations. Indeed, it strongly implies that they did not!

1973
The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame added Don Gibson ("I Can't Stop Loving You"), Jack Clement ("Ballad Of A Teenage Queen"), Harlan Howard ("Busted"), Roger Miller, Ed and Steve Nelson ("Bouquet Of Roses") and Willie Nelson.

1974
Born on this day in Lubbock, Texas, was Natalie Maines, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist the Dixie Chicks. Of the Dixie Chicks' twenty-five singles, six have reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart: "There's Your Trouble", "Wide Open Spaces", "You Were Mine", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Without You", and "Travelin' Soldier".

1984
The movie Songwriter directed by Alan Rudolph, and starring Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson was released. The film a satirical comedy, is loosely based on Willie Nelson's own life and and finances, (his song "Night Life", for example, which he sold in 1961 for $150, went on to be recorded by over 70 artists and sold more than 30 million copies).

2006
Freddy Fender the Mexican-American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician died aged 69. Best known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados, He is best known for his 1975 hits "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and the subsequent remake of his own "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights".

October 15th: On this day

1943
Born on this day, was American drummer and session musician Larrie Londin. He played on more hit records during his career than any other drummer, with the possible exception of the legendary session drummer Hal Blaine. Londin moved to Nashville in 1969, and grew to be regarded as Nashville's top session drummer and played with a wide range of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Albert Lee, Larry Carlton, Merle Haggard, Hank Snow, Jerry Reed, Rosanne Cash, Reba McEntire, KT Oslin, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Jr., Chet Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, and many others. He died on August 24, 1992.

1960
Loretta Lynn made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. In a press conference she said, "I've played in a million places, but the Grand Ole Opry is different." Lynn has been a member of The Grand Ole Opry for over years, since joining on September 25, 1962.

1965
Born on this day in Los Angeles, California, was Dean Miller, country music artist, (the son of Roger Miller). He has scored four singles on the Hot Country Songs charts as well as writing singles for Trace Adkins and Terri Clark.

1969
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with At San Quentin, which was a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison the follow-up to Cash's previous live album, the critically acclaimed At Folsom Prison. The album was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue".

1983
George Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado. The ceremony took place at the home of Jones’ sister, Helen Scroggins, in Woodville, Texas. The country legend, who had a highly publicized battle with drugs and alcohol, relied on his fourth wife to finally help him get sober.

1997
A federal aviation official told the Associated Press that John Denver flew to his death with an invalid license because he had twice been arrested on drunk driving charges, The Federal Aviation Administration had pulled Denver's medical certificate - which is required to fly with a pilot's license - on June 13, 1996.

2002
Faith Hill released Cry, her fifth studio album which has gone on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Hill has publicly stated that, of all the albums she has recorded, Cry is her favorite.

2009
Garth Brooks announced that he was coming out of retirement to play concerts in Las Vegas. The concerts would be held approximately fifteen weekends per year until the year 2014. His first set of concerts has already sold out.

2011
Keith Urban closed his 60 date Get Closer world tour at the Target Center Minneapolis. The full tour yielded $15.7 million in grosses, with Urban taking home $5.3 million. Jake Owen had opened for Urban on the US leg of the tour.

Around the Valley

The Black Label Parlor is hosting an open house and grand opening today from 10 'til 5.  Drop by their location on Washington Street North for door prizes, raffles, food, refreshments and a chance to win free haircuts for a year!

Join Terry broadcasting live at Farmer’s Corner in Burley tomorrow from 11 ‘til 1.  Farmer’s Corner is celebrating 86 years of your continued support with customer appreciation day!  Get in for their famous luau pig – plus, ride the mechanical bull, win door prizes, shop the in store savings and let the kids blow off some steam in the bounce house!  The celebration in Saturday from 10 ‘til 2, and again Terry will be there broadcasting live from 11 ‘til 1 – and if you’re lucky, he’ll even hook you up with some Hot 100 schwag!  He’s loaded with new t-shirts, bumper stickers and chapstick!

The Cheer for Mia's Cause Senior Project Cheer Camp is tomorrow at Filer Intermediate School.  Check in is at 8 a.m. and the camp will be held from 8:30 'til 12:30.  Grades K through 8 are welcome, and at camp the kids will rehearse a routine that will be performed at Filer High School next Friday, October 20th.  Entry fee is $15.  All proceeds go to benefit Mia Trease's fight against cancer. 

The Gooding Class of 1982 is helping with a benefit dinner and auction for Sherry Tschannen Fuqua to help her pay medical bills that her insurance wouldn’t pay for chemotherapy treatments. She recently underwent chemo to fight Liver Cancer which is her third battle with cancer. The dinner is tomorrow night at the Gooding County Fairgrounds Commercial Building from 6:30 'til 11.

The Moose Lodge Craft Fair is tomorrow from 9 'til 5.  The Moose Lodge is located at 835 Falls Avenue in Twin.

The annual Jerome American Legion Auxiliary's Chili Feed Fundraiser is tomorrow as well at the corner of North Lincoln and 7th Avenue East in Jerome.  The event gets underway at 6p and features the chili dinner and a silent auction fundraiser.

And the Beltforce Fitness Strongman Competition is tomorrow in the parking lot of Gold’s Gym.   The event will benefit one of the Beltforce team member’s mothers who is battling breast cancer.  The morning will feature a competition to find out who the strongest man, woman, and child is with prizes in each category – plus a bounce house, a silent auction, a raffle, face painting, pumpkin painting and more.  The event runs from 9a ‘til noon tomorrow.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  The Foreigner, Happy Death Day, Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Happy Death Day, Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, The Lego Ninjago Movie, It

BURLEY THEATER:  Cars 3

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Brad’s Status, mother!, Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us & American Made

CONCERTS THIS WEEK

TODAY – Imagine Dragons @ Usana Amphitheatre – Salt Lake

TOMORROW - Craig Morgan – Revolution Concert House – Garden CityouHous

 

Sunday, October 15th – Hanson – The Depot – Salt Lake

Sunday, October 15th – Allison Krauss & David Gray – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise

Monday, October 16th – Janet Jackson – Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake.

HOLLYWOOD

 

 

Following all sorts of public backlash, Rose McGowan‘s access to her Twitter account has been restored after a temporary suspension amid her vocal statements against Harvey Weinstein and the harassment and assault allegations against the movie mogul.  Twitter said “We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team.  We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates of our Terms of Service. The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future."  McGowan has yet to post on the social media network since her account was unlocked,

 

Is there a fourth Kardashian soon to be rocking the baby bump?  A Life & Style report claims that Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant.  This would be Kourtney's fourth child. She has three children with her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick.  Kim Kardashian confirmed that she and husband Kanye West are expecting a baby via surrogate in the trailer for this season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are also reportedly pregnant, but neither have confirmed the reports.

 

And new movies this weekend don't really include anything you'll want to take your kids to - in fact, the only major release is Happy Death Day.  In it, Tree Gelbman is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she's experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter's dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.

 

Thursday 10/12/17

Five U.S. Senators from western states introduced a bill to help communities recover from wildfires last week.  Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch from Idaho joined the Western Mitigation Assistance Act.  The bill treats wildfires in the same way as other natural disasters. It does that by making hazard mitigation assistance funding available to states affected by catastrophic fires.

The city of Jerome has made it official by naming the new assistant fire chief.  Mike Harrison will be the new Assistant.  He moves up from previously serving as Lieutenant in the department.  Jeremy Presnell, the City’s former Deputy Fire Chief, has been selected to the Fire Chief’s position.  Tom Hughes resigned his position as the City of Jerome Fire  Chief as he accepted a job in the greater Houston area.

A former GOP state lawmaker has launched a new political action committee to encourage Independent and Democratic voters to register as Republicans so they can participate in Idaho's closed GOP primary election.  Kathy Skippen said Wednesday that her group - called Moderates Are Taking Hold - will help educate Independent and Democratic voters on the importance of casting a vote in the GOP primary because Republican candidates rarely face competitive opponents in the general election.

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she will run for re-election in 2018. Ybarra, a Republican, plans on running for another four-year term.

Lawyers representing a child, who was injured last month when a Porsche plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise car show, are seeking witnesses of the crash in order pursue a possible lawsuit. Attorney Matt Andrew says the child's family is asking witnesses to contact Skaug Law P.C. in Nampa, so they "can fully understand what happened." Police are still investigating the crash.

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed an Idaho Falls businessman to fill the Senate vacancy created by Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis' recent retirement to serve as U.S. Attorney for Idaho.  Otter announced he selected 40-year-old Tony Potts, a property manager and RV salesman, to fill Davis' Senate seat in Legislative District 33.

Today:  Partly cloudy WINDS: W 5-10 MPH  HIGH: 51 (Mountains: 50)

Tonight:  Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 31F. (Mountains: 27)Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:   Rain and snow  HIGH: 49 (Mountains: 44)Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 47 (Mountains: 44)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 59 (Mountains: 51)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 58)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 71 (Mountains: 58)

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 56)

 

October 12th: On this day

1953
Born on this day in Lexington, North Carolina, was Terry McMillan, country musician who played harmonica and percussion. He became a very in-demand session musician working with, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood, and Dixie Chicks. He died at the age of 53 on 2 Feb 2007.

1955
The Chrysler Corporation introduced high fidelity record players for their 1956 line-up of cars. The unit measured about four inches high and less than a foot wide and mounted under the instrument panel. The seven-inch discs spun at 16 2/3 rpm and required almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. A set of 35 classical recordings were available that provided between 45 and 60 minutes of uninterrupted music. The players would be discontinued in 1961.

1969
Born on this day in York, Pennsylvania, was Martie Maguire, singer-songwriter, violin and gutar with the Dixie Chicks and Court Yard Hounds. Of the Dixie Chicks' twenty-five singles, six have reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart: "There's Your Trouble", "Wide Open Spaces", "You Were Mine", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Without You", and "Travelin' Soldier".

1974
Born on this day in Mineral Wells, Texas, was Shane McAnally singer, songwriter and producer. McAnally has written a string of American Country Music hits including Kenny Chesney's singles "Somewhere with You" and "Come Over", Jake Owen's 2011 single "Alone with You", Luke Bryan's single "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye", The Band Perry's single "Better Dig Two", Lady Antebellum's single "Downtown" and Miranda Lambert's single "Mama's Broken Heart".

1981
Alabama was named instrumental group and vocal group of the year, at the 15th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Entertainer of the Year (for that year), Barbara Mandrell.

1992
Capital Nashville released "Somewhere Other Than the Night", by Garth Brooks which became a US #1 hit. It was the second single released from his album, The Chase and his fifteenth overall.

1993
Faith Hill released her debut album, Take Me as I Am. Four singles were released from the album. The first two, "Wild One" and "Piece of My Heart" (a cover of the 1967 song by Erma Franklin), reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

1996
The Farm Aid 96' benefit concert took place at the Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina. 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: Hootie and the Blowfish, Marshall Chapman, Beach Boys, Son Volt, Robert Earl Keen, Martina McBride, John Conlee, Jewel, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.

1997
John Denver was killed at the age of 53 when his experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane, crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove, California. The crash badly disfigured Denver's head and body, making identification by dental records impossible, records of his fingerprints were used to confirm that the pilot was indeed the singer. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s earning twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders".

Around the Valley

The Black Label Parlor is hosting an open house and grand opening tomorrow from 10 'til 5.  Drop by their location on Washington Street North for door prizes, raffles, food, refreshments and a chance to win free haircuts for a year!

Join Terry broadcasting live at Farmer’s Corner in Burley this Saturday from 11 ‘til 1.  Farmer’s Corner is celebrating 86 years of your continued support with customer appreciation day!  Get in for their famous luau pig – plus, ride the mechanical bull, win door prizes, shop the in store savings and let the kids blow off some steam in the bounce house!  The celebration in Saturday from 10 ‘til 2, and again Terry will be there broadcasting live from 11 ‘til 1 – and if you’re lucky, he’ll even hook you up with some Hot 100 schwag!  He’s loaded with new t-shirts, bumper stickers and chapstick!

The Cheer for Mia's Cause Senior Project Cheer Camp is this Saturday at Filer Intermediate School.  Check in is at 8 a.m. and the camp will be held from 8:30 'til 12:30.  Grades K through 8 are welcome, and at camp the kids will  rehearse a routine that will be performed at Filer High School next Friday, October 20th.  Entry fee is $15.  All proceeds go to benefit Mia Trease's fight against cancer. 

The Gooding Class of 1982 is helping with a benefit dinner and auction for Sherry Tschannen Fuqua to help her pay medical bills that her insurance wouldn’t pay for chemotherapy treatments. She recently underwent chemo to fight Liver Cancer which is her third battle with cancer. The dinner is this Saturday at the Gooding County Fairgrounds Commercial Building from 6:30 'til 11.

The Moose Lodge Craft Fair is this Saturday from 9 'til 5.  The Moose Lodge is located at 835 Falls Avenue in Twin.

The annual Jerome American Legion Auxiliary's Chili Feed Fundraiser is this Saturday as well at the corner of North Lincoln and 7th Avenue East in Jerome.  The event gets underway at 6p and features the chili dinner and a silent auction fundraiser.

And the Beltforce Fitness Strongman Competition is this Saturday in the parking lot of Gold’s Gym.   The event will benefit one of the Beltforce team member’s mothers who is battling breast cancer.  The morning will feature a competition to find out who the strongest man, woman, and child is with prizes in each category – plus a bounce house, a silent auction, a raffle, face painting, pumpkin painting and more.  The event runs from 9a ‘til noon this Saturday.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & The Lego Ninjago Movie

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Wind River  

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

CONCERTS THIS WEEK

Friday, October 13th – Imagine Dragons @ Usana Amphitheatre – Salt Lake

Saturday, October 14th - Craig Morgan – Revolution Concert House – Garden CityouHous

 

Sunday, October 15th – Hanson – The Depot – Salt Lake

Sunday, October 15th – Allison Krauss & David Gray – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise

Monday, October 16th – Janet Jackson – Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

As Harvey Weinstein’s life continues to crumble AS IT should, there’s more drama surrounding the movie mogul – now, with his wife of eight years Georgina Chapman announcing that she’s LEAVING him and says her heart breaks for all the women who have suffered.  There are plans for Weinstein to enter a treatment facility — but Weinstein, who has been staying at a Los Angeles hotel, has allegedly not left yet.  Yesterday, Weinstein added criminal defense attorney Blair Berk to his legal team.  Berk’s client list includes Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Kanye West.  As the story continues to unfold, Weinstein may face a slew of charges – many of which I’ll spare you in this story so you don’t have to explain what they mean to your kids.  In short, they could end up sending him away for a long time.  Weinstein isn't the only one who might face criminal charges in this ordeal, though.  The Weinstein Company could find itself in the legal hot seat for the culture of complicity — with numerous people throughout the companies fully aware of his behavior but either abetting it or looking the other way.

 

The first lawsuit has been filed in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Music Festival in Vegas.  Paige Gasper, a 21-year-old from California, has filed suit in Clark County, Nevada against the Stephen Paddock Estate, and also MGM Resorts and Live Nation.  In the documents she says the venue and promoter are just as responsible as gunman Stephen Paddock because they failed to properly protect concertgoers from mortal danger.  Gasper says she was struck by a bullet that entered her right underarm, cut across her right breast, shattered her ribs and lacerated her liver before exiting her body. She says the bullet incapacitated her, and fleeing concertgoers ended up trampling her, which she partly blames on Live Nation for having an inadequate exit plan.  Neither MGM nor Live Nation have yet to comment on the suit.

 

Kate Middleton made her first public appearance since announcing her third pregnancy yesterday. The Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Buckingham Palace in honor of World Mental Health Day along with Prince William and Prince Harry.  Kate has stayed out of the public eye since August as she suffers from a disorder that I can't pronounce, but know that it means a severe form of morning sickness, that has caused her to miss events, including her son Prince George's first day of school.  She's less than 12 weeks pregnant, but in the pictures from yesterday, a cute and tiny baby bump could be spotted.

 

 

Wednesday 10/11/17

A northern Idaho lawmaker is joining the race to win the state's open lieutenant governor seat in 2018. GOP Sen. Bob Nonini of Coeur d'Alene filed to run for the position on Tuesday.

Police in the eastern Idaho town of Blackfoot say a man has been charged with several misdemeanors after his dogs mauled a woman and killed her pet. The woman was injured on Sept. 25 after she saw her dog being attacked by three pit bull mixes in her yard. Police say she was trying to save her own dog when the three attacking dogs turned on her.

Police in the eastern Idaho town of Chubbuck are investigating after a woman was injured in a drive-by shooting. Police say the woman was inside a home with other people when she was wounded Monday evening. She was treated and released at a local hospital.

A skier died in a weekend avalanche in southwestern Montana. Officials say two skiers approached a steep, narrow gully, triggering a slide that bully buried one of the skiers and partially buried the other.

Don't do any hemming and hawing if you're trying to invoke your right to an attorney. That's the message in an Idaho Court of Appeals ruling handed down in the case of a Missouri man convicted of robbing an eastern Idaho business.  Yesterday Samuel J. Davis was convicted of robbing a check-cashing business in Post Falls.  According to the ruling, Davis had traveled to Spokane for a child custody hearing when he realized he didn't have enough money to complete the trip. Prosecutors said that's when he robbed the business.

Police and family are still searching for answers after the people who robbed an Idaho convenience store and killed an employee have remained on the loose for nearly three years.  25-year-old Christopher Reese was shot and killed in December 2014 when two armed suspects robbed Jacksons Food Store in Notus. The suspects who police were not able to identify took a safe and fled in Reese's vehicle.  The convenience store is still offering a $50,000 reward for information that would lead authorities to the suspects.

A Canyon County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured Monday when two inmates attempted to escape from the Canyon County Jail.  The assault and escape attempt happened at about 1:15 a.m. at the main jail building.  The inmates were not able to get out of the secure part of the facility before other deputies caught them.

Today:  Sunny. HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 54)WINDS: NW 10-20 MPH

Tonight:  Mainly clear. Low 30F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies, with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 50F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

FRIDAY: Good chance PM showers
HIGH: 48 (Mountains: 43)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 48 (Mountains: 44)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 51)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 57)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 70 (Mountains: 58)

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October 11th: On this day

1932
Born on this day near McMinnville, Tennessee, was Dottie West, country music singer and songwriter. 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. She died in hospital on September 4, 1991 after being involved in a car crash a few days earlier when she was on her way to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

1943
Born on this day, was Gene Watson, country singer, best known for his signature song "Farewell Party" and the 1975 hit "Love in the Hot Afternoon," and his 1982 hit "Fourteen Carat Mind." Watson has scored six Country #1’s, 23 top tens and over 75 charted singles.

1952
Born on this day in Northfield, Minnesota, was Paulette Carlson, country singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s as the founder and lead vocalist for the country band Highway 101. With Highway 101, she charted four #1 hit singles, and seven Top 10 hits.

1955
Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash kicked off an eleven date tour of the Southern US states in Abilene, Texas.

1957
Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar was released in the US. The singer’s debut album contained four of his hit singles: "I Walk the Line," "Cry! Cry! Cry!," "So Doggone Lonesome," and "Folsom Prison Blues." This was the first LP ever issued on Sam Phillips' Sun Records label.

1974
Born on this day was Josh Kear American songwriter. His credits include Lady Antebellum's #1 "Need You Now", for which Kear won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best Country Song at the 53rd Grammy Awards and Carrie Underwood's #1 "Before He Cheats." Kear was award "Songwriter of the Year" at the 2013 ASCAP Country Music Awards, where he was also awarded "Song of the Year", along with Chris Tompkins, for Luke Bryan's "Drunk on You".

1985
American Western swing musician Tex Williams died. Williams is best known for his talking blues style and had the 1947 novelty hit with "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" which he co-wrote with Merle Travis.

2003
Benjamin David Hodges was freed on $5,000 bond after police in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, arrested him for shooting out the window of a tour bus used by Pat Green's band. He was charged with shooting a gun into an occupied vehicle, while the bus was parked on the street which shattered the driver's side window.

2012
Billboard changed its Hot Country Songs from an airplay-only chart to one that reflected both airplay and music downloads. As a result of the new methodology, Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" – which had previously peaked at #13 – rebounded back up the chart and became the first #1 single under the new methodology. In the process, the song became the first to top both the country and Billboard Hot 100 charts since "Amazed" by Lonestar in March 2000 and – with nine weeks at #1 – was the longest running chart-topper on the country chart since "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston in 1966.

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Kenny Rogers to Be Inducted Into the Music City Walk of Fame

Following in the footprints of country stars like Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis and more, Kenny Rogers will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.

The Music City Walk of Fame—created in 2006—is a tribute to artists of all genres who have contributed to the world through song and made a significant contribution to the music industry with a connection to Music City. Sidewalk medallions line the one-mile stretch with the names of the inductees etched in a star and guitar design. Past inductees include Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town and more.

Kenny will receive the 80th star on the Music City Walk of Fame one day prior to his farewell concert celebration at Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25, which will include performances by Dolly Parton, The Flaming Lips, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Wynonna Judd and more.

In Kenny’s nearly six decades on the charts, the Country Music Hall of Fame member has sold more than 120 million albums and recorded hit songs such as “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” “Lucille,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” and more.

Tuesday 10/10/17

Idaho State Police say one man has died and another was badly injured after a semi-truck hauling a livestock trailer overturned near Nez-Pierce, Idaho Sunday night. At least 20 cows were also killed in the crash.

The University of Idaho President Chuck Staben is a finalist for the same position at a New Mexico university. A memo by the university president says his decision to apply to the position at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque was personal and doesn't reflect any shortcomings at the Idaho University. A final decision is expected by early November

A Filer teacher is in the national spotlight. Eighth-grade English teacher at Filer Middle School, Sara Holley, was named last month to the National Education Association's "30 under 30" list.

Judges are making changes after two recent 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rulings said judges must evaluate defendants before they enter courtrooms in handcuffs and other restraints.  The rulings led to dramatic changes in Idaho and the eight other states bound by the appeals court.

This autumn’s sugar beet crop is looking sweet.  Preliminary 2017 price estimates are $37 to $40 per ton.  Officials with Amalgamated Sugar said they don’t expect to beat last year’s crop with 20-percent yields and 40 tons per acre but they are seeing numbers coming in higher than expected in early harvest. 

The TSA Pre-Check enrollment center opened yesterday at the Boise Airport.  If you are approved, you will be able to leave on your shoes, light outerwear and belt when boarding flights.  At some airports passengers can keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids in a carry-on bag.  The 85 dollar fee is good for five years. 

The Cassia County School District’s board is asking for the help of the Idaho School Board Association in its search for a new superintendent.   Officials say their goal is to have the new person in place by the end of the school year. 

Police in Twin Falls are continuing their investigation after three people were arrested in Rock Springs Wyoming last week.  19 year old Amber Spradling, 24 year old Colton Jeffress and 30 year old Cameron Courtright have been accused of robbing a Twin Falls man.  The three are also suspects in a robbery at a Walmart in Wyoming.

Today:  Partly cloudy HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 55)

Tonight:  Partly cloudy LOW: 40 (Mountains: 32)Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 57F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 55)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 48)

FRIDAY: Good chance PM showers
HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 45)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 48 (Mountains: 46)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 49)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 53)

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October 10th: On this day

1957
Born on this day, was Tony Arata, singer-songwriter, his songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, ("The Dance"), Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Jim Glaser, Reba McEntir, Hal Ketchum, Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis and Emmylou Harris.

1958
Born on this day in Seminole, Texas, was Tanya Tucker, female country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13 and hit songs such as 1973's "What's Your Mama's Name?", "Blood Red and Goin' Down," 1975's "Lizzie and the Rainman," and 1988's "Strong Enough to Bend". Tucker starred in her own reality show, Tuckerville, on The Learning Channel in 2005. It ran for two seasons for a total of 18 episodes.

1970
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.

2012
The American musical drama television series Nashville premiered on ABC, reaching 8.93 million viewers. The series featured Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins fading, and Hayden Panettiere as rising teen star Juliette Barnes.

2013
Cal Smith died aged 81. Best known for his 1974 hit "Country Bumpkin", which received Song of the Year Awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

2014
Taylor Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year 2014, making her the first artist to receive the award twice. The award is given to the female artist who "has shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation" over the last year.

Raise Your Hand If You’ve Always Wanted to Own Carrie Underwood’s Personal Dirt Bike? Now You Can

Haven’t you always wanted to own Carrie Underwood’s personal dirt bike? Me either, but you can—and the money will go to a great charity.

Carrie’s 2014 Honda Dirt Bike—the first dirt bike she learned to ride—is up for auction, with the proceeds benefiting Danita’s Children, an organization dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for vulnerable children and families in Haiti. Currently, Carrie’s bike has a bid of $3,100.

The auction ends “around 8 p.m. CT” on Oct. 15, so get your bid on. Other items being auctioned include signed guitars by Carrie, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels, a backstage Opry meeting with Carrie and more.

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Around the valley

The Black Label Parlor is hosting an open house and grand opening this Friday the 13th from 10 'til 5.  Drop by their location on Washington Street North for door prizes, raffles, food, refreshments and a chance to win free haircuts for a year!

And join Terry broadcasting live at Farmer’s Corner in Burley this Saturday from 11 ‘til 1.  Farmer’s Corner is celebrating 86 years of your continued support with customer appreciation day!  Get in for their famous luau pig – plus, ride the mechanical bull, win door prizes, shop the in store savings and let the kids blow off some steam in the bounce house!  The celebration in Saturday from 10 ‘til 2, and again Terry will be there broadcasting live from 11 ‘til 1 – and if you’re lucky, he’ll even hook you up with some Hot 100 schwag!  He’s loaded with new t-shirts, bumper stickers and chapstick!

The Cheer for Mia's Cause Senior Project Cheer Camp is this Saturday at Filer Intermediate School.  Check in is at 8 a.m. and the camp will be held from 8:30 'til 12:30.  Grades K through 8 are welcome, and at camp the kids will  rehearse a routine that will be performed at Filer High School next Friday, October 20th.  Entry fee is $15.  All proceeds go to benefit Mia Trease's fight against cancer. 

The Gooding Class of 1982 is helping with a benefit dinner and auction for Sherry Tschannen Fuqua to help her pay medical bills that her insurance wouldn’t pay for chemotherapy treatments. She recently underwent chemo to fight Liver Cancer which is her third battle with cancer. The dinner is this Saturday at the Gooding County Fairgrounds Commercial Building from 6:30 'til 11.

The Moose Lodge Craft Fair is this Saturday from 9 'til 5.  The Moose Lodge is located at 835 Falls Avenue in Twin.

The annual Jerome American Legion Auxiliary's Chili Feed Fundraiser is this Saturday as well at the corner of North Lincoln and 7th Avenue East in Jerome.  The event gets underway at 6p and features the chili dinner and a silent auction fundraiser.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & The Lego Ninjago Movie

BURLEY THEATER:  It

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Wind River  

CONCERTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, October 11th – The Script – Rockwell @ The Complex – Salt Lake

Friday, October 13th – Imagine Dragons @ Usana Amphitheatre – Salt Lake

Saturday, October 14th - Craig Morgan – Revolution Concert House – Garden CityouHous

 

Sunday, October 15th – Hanson – The Depot – Salt Lake

Sunday, October 15th – Allison Krauss & David Gray – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise

Monday, October 16th – Janet Jackson – Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake

HOLLYWOOD

 

It would seem that a day after his firing, all of Hollywood's actresses are speaking out against the misconduct Harvey Weinstein has been accused of.  It began with Meryl Streep issuing a statement to HuffPost, where she decried the behavior as “disgraceful” and “inexcusable,” yet also pleaded ignorance about it, writing, “Not everybody knew.”  The statement had a domino effect, with Glenn Close, Judi Dench and other high-profile actresses also issuing statements shortly thereafter.  Mr. Weinstein was fired Sunday night from his production company, the Weinstein Company that he helped co-found.  The company issued a statement saying the decision was made “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.” The allegations first came to light in a through investigation by The New York Times which found that Mr. Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements with women who had claimed harassment.

 

Meghan McCain made it official yesterday, joining ABC’s “The View” as its newest co-host. Rumors had been circulating that McCain would join the show after conservative voice Jedidiah Bila abruptly exited the show last month.  McCain is the 21st co-host on the series, which made its debut in 1997. She joins a panel that includes Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin.  She said "To be the conservative on this show is something I take very seriously and I’m excited to bring a different perspective to the show." McCain is the daughter of former presidential candidate and Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain.

 

Daddy Yankee, one of the artists behind “Despacito,” went to Puerto Rico last week to hand deliver boxes of food to people in need. After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 , many people were left without access to basic necessities and have spent days in long lines, desperate for food and water. 

Daddy Yankee, who has used his extensive platform to urge support for the island and its residents, donated $100,000 to the Food Bank of Puerto Rico, providing locals with rice, pasta, tuna, beans, beef, and milk.  Every box handed out contained enough food to feed a family of four for about a week. In total, the singer, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, provided for nearly 9,000 families.  When asked for comment, he said “You just got to make sure people get the food in their hands."  Bravo, Mr. Yankee.

Monday 10/9/17

Twin Falls Police are looking for a man who pretended he was an officer.  Friday a man approached a female in a business parking lot and demanded she exit her vehicle. Authorities say trust your instincts.  If you are not sure ask for a marked police car and officer in uniform respond to your location.

Both Eastbound lanes of Falls Avenue between Washington Street and Blue Lakes Boulevard will be closed today for resurfacing.  The closure will remain through Friday.

A Twin Falls man died Friday morning after colliding with a beet harvester about 10 miles south of Shoshone.      ISP said 57 year old Kim Mclean of Twin Falls was southbound on Highway 93 in a John Deere Tractor when 68 year old Charles Stein of Twin Falls who was traveling northbound failed to yield for a flagger and collided with the harvester.  Stein died of his injuries.

Many government offices and other facilities will be closed today for Columbus Day.  Some city offices will close, including Kimberly, Hailey, Rupert and Shoshone.  Others will remain open, including Twin Falls, Burley, Gooding, Jerome and Buhl.  County, state and federal offices will be closed, along with post offices, CSI and most banks.

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Jones has announced he will retire from the bench at the end of year.  Warren announced Friday he is retiring before the end of his elected term which expires in January 2021 due to personal and family health circumstances.  Gov. Butch Otter appointed Jones to the state's highest court in 2007.

Mary Hasenoehrl made history with Idaho's famous export when she became the first woman to represent potato growers on the Idaho Potato Commission.  She and her husband, Doug Gross, are partners in more than 560 acres of potatoes on their Wilder farm.

President Donald Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in Idaho due to flooding from March 29 to June 15.  Trump ordered federal assistance to support state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the flooding.

A Bingham County jury has found a 49-year-old woman guilty of killing a 30-year-old man in February and for destroying evidence. The jury found Melonie Smith guilty Saturday morning in the killing of David Lee Davis. Today:  Abundant sunshine. High 58F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 33F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High 67F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 54)

THURSDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 49)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 47)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 47)

SUNDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 49)

October 9th: On this day

1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1955
Johnny Cash played the first night of a week long tour appearing with Elvis Presley, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Newman and Porter Wagoner at the Cheery Springs Dance Hall, Cherryspring.

1973
Born on this day in Austin, Texas, was Tommy Shane Steiner, country music artist. He made his debut in 2001 with the single "What If She's an Angel", which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.

1973
Elvis and Priscilla Presley were granted a divorce after six and half years of marriage. She was given property along with $725,000 and an additional $4,200 a month for the support of their five-year old daughter, Lisa Marie. The settlement also included half the proceeds from the sale of an L.A. home and five percent of the total outstanding stock in two publishing companies. The couple emerged from a Santa Monica, California courthouse arm in arm, kiss and depart separately.

1978
Johnny Cash hosted the 12th annual Country Music Association Awards Show, broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on the CBS-TV network. Dolly Parton won Entertainer Of The Year and Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

1982
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.

1993
Born on this day in Raleigh, North Carolina, was Scotty McCreery who won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, includes the top 20 country songs, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls".

The Guys From Rascal Flatts Forge Ahead With Las Vegas Residency

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 500 on Oct. 1, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts have decided to forge ahead with their Las Vegas residency at the Venetian Theatre.

The eight-date residency kicks off today (Oct. 6), with additional shows on Oct. 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21.

The guys confirmed their upcoming appearances with an Instagram post on Oct. 5, stating: “Our hearts are in Vegas, and we will perform our shows there in honor of the victims and in hopes of bringing some light to such a dark time. We’re donating to the Las Vegas Victim’s Fund, and encourage anyone who is able to do the same. We are all in this together.”

The Las Vegas Victim’s Fund on GoFundMe has already raised more than $9 million to assist the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

 

Around the Valley -

Idaho Central Credit Union and the Alzheimer's Association have teamed up to host a no-cost block party and Bank Day at the Blue Lakes Location of ICCU this Thursday.  Stop by from 3 'til 6 for live music, tacos, soda, and a chance to drop off your donation for the fight against Alzheimer's.  It's also your chance to get signed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.  That's this Thursday, ICCU on Blue Lakes from 3 'til 6.

The Black Label Parlor is hosting an open house and grand opening this Friday the 13th from 10 'til 5.  Drop by their location on Washington Street North for door prizes, raffles, food, refreshments and a chance to win free haircuts for a year!

The Cheer for Mia's Cause Senior Project Cheer Camp is this Saturday at Filer Intermediate School.  Check in is at 8 a.m. and the camp will be held from 8:30 'til 12:30.  Grades K through 8 are welcome, and at camp the kids will  rehearse a routine that will be performed at Filer High School next Friday, October 20th.  Entry fee is $15.  All proceeds go to benefit Mia Trease's fight against cancer. 

The Gooding Class of 1982 is helping with a benefit dinner and auction for Sherry Tschannen Fuqua to help her pay medical bills that her insurance wouldn’t pay for chemotherapy treatments. She recently underwent chemo to fight Liver Cancer which is her third battle with cancer. The dinner is this Saturday at the Gooding County Fairgrounds Commercial Building from 6:30 'til 11.

The Moose Lodge Craft Fair is this Saturday from 9 'til 5.  The Moose Lodge is located at 835 Falls Avenue in Twin.

And the annual Jerome American Legion Auxiliary's Chili Feed Fundraiser is this Saturday as well at the corner of North Lincoln and 7th Avenue East in Jerome.  The event gets underway at 6p and features the chili dinner and a silent auction fundraiser.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & The Lego Ninjago Movie

BURLEY THEATER:  It

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Wind River  

HOLLYWOOD

 

Blade Runner 2049 crushed it at the box office over the weekend, coming in at number one and bringing in an estimated 31-and-a-half million dollars.   Not a bad weekend for The Mountain Between Us, either, considering it premiered on about 1,000 less screens than did Blade Runner - and still managed to land the #2 spot with 10.1 million.  It slips one spot this week to land in 3rd, bringing in 9.6 million.  That film has thus far grossed about 305 million dollars domestically.  A pretty weak opening for My Little Pony: The Movie.  It debuted in 4th, bringing in only 8.8 million.  And Kingsman: The Golden Circle slips from 1st to 5th this weekend with 8.1 million.

 

Speaking of movies, a guy who's responsible either directly or indirectly for loads of movies you've seen, loved, and maybe even hated - Harvey Weinstein (STEEN) has been fired from his own company.  The Weinstein Company fired co-founder Harvey Weinstein yesterday, after a New York Times investigation uncovered allegations that he had engaged in rampant harassment, dealing a stunning blow to a producer known for shaping American film.  The statement announcing the firing said the decision had been made “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.” The firing was an escalation from Friday, when one-third of the company’s all-male board resigned and four members who remained announced that Mr. Weinstein would take a leave of absence while an outside lawyer investigated the allegations.  After the investigation surfaced earlier last week, Mr. Weinstein said in a statement he was planning to get help, but within hours, he had threatened to sue The Times for defamation.

 

Jason Aldean returned to Las Vegas exactly one week after he performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where a gunman opened fire from the hotel and injured more than 500 in attendance, killing at least 58.  Aldean and his pregnant wife Brittany Kerr Aldean flew in Sunday to visit with hospitalized survivors of the shooting. His wife described the emotional trip on Instagram Sunday evening, saying “Feels surreal being back in Vegas today. Visiting some of the strongest people we have ever met… fighting the toughest battle of them all… for their lives.”  She posted the note along with a photo of the couple facing the Mandalay Bay.  “You have helped us try to begin to start the healing process by seeing the strength each one of you have. Thank you for today. We will never forget,” said the mother-to-be, who is expecting a baby boy in December.