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Tuesday 110618

Today Idaho voters will elect a new governor, decide who will be their U.S. representatives and make decisions on a pair of initiatives about expanding Medicaid and gambling. A ballot initiative called Proposition 1 seeking to legalize historical horse racing devices that opponents say are the equivalent of illegal slot machines has drawn millions of dollars both for and against ahead of Tuesday's election.An unusually high number of Idahoans voted early.  About 115,000 Idaho voters have cast ballots.

CNN has named Luke Mickelson of Kimberly among the 2018 top ten CNN heroes.  Mickelson started the non-profit sleep in heavenly peace that makes beds for children.  He will receive $10-thouand dollars and could win $100-thousand dollars. 

29 year old Allen Dunnagen of Twin Falls is facing charges of raping two women, one of them at gunpoint.  The two women had been in a “mutual sexual relationship” with Dunnagan for several weeks leading up to the assaults, police said.  His bond is set at 250-thousand dollars.

Jerome police are continuing their investigation into the burglary at Choate’s Family Diner.  Authorities say someone broke into the freezer Friday night and removed food.  Authorities ask if you know anything to contact them at 208-324-1911.

The Minidoka County School District has given all teachers and building administrators two-way radios and emergency response backpacks to use in a crisis.  The district purchased 300 of the backpacks and 240 radios at a cost of just over $20,000.  The radios are programmed to contact police and fire departments directly, without dialing.

An online petition is collecting thousands of signatures from those who support staff members of the Middleton school district who donned caricatured outfits depicting Mexican people and a border wall. At last check, nearly 3,000 people had signed the petition on Fourteen staff members of the Middleton School District are on paid administrative leave.

In sports from around the area, the Idaho State Bengal Football team has hit the national rankings.  That’s something that hasn’t happened since 2015.  ISU is ranked 24 in the STATS Media poll and 25 in the FCS coaches Poll.  This after a 48 45 win over Portland state.  The Bengals play at Cal Poly on Saturday, Nov. 10. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. MT.

The Idaho State Football Semi-Finals heat up this weekend.  On Friday, Oakley heads to Holt Arena for a 5:30 p.m. game against the reigning 1A DI state champion, Prairie. Carey travels to the Kibbie Dome to play the Kendrick Tigers.  On Saturday morning, it's Declo vs. West Side at 11.  At 1:30 p.m. you'll find the Valley Vikings are going for the state championship as they play the Wilder Wildcats.  Then at 4 p.m., Lighthouse plays Salmon River. At 6:30 p.m. its the Kimberly Bulldogs and Sugar-Salem Diggers. 

Today:  Mostly sunny, chilly and brisk. Winds: West 10-15 mph High: 48 (Mountains: 44)

Tonight:  Mostly clear and cold. Winds: South 5-10 mph. Low: 26 (Mountains: 20)

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High around 50F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Low: 23 (Mountains: 17)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 44 Low: 22 (Mountains: 42 Low: 17)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 49 Low: 27 (Mountains: 44 Low: 22)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 51 Low: 28 (Mountains: 46 Low: 21)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 52 Low: 29 (Mountains: 44 Low: 19)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 53 Low: 28 (Mountains: 45 Low: 20)

November 6th: On this day


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


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


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


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


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


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

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A Murtaugh woman was killed in a single vehicle crash along I-84 just east of Mountain Home yesterday afternoon.  47 year old Tiffany Clark was westbound in a 2004 GMC Yukon when she failed to negotiate a curve.  The vehicle rolled into the median.  She died at the scene.

Was it a hate crime? The largest Muslim rights advocacy group in the country has asked local authorities to investigate the recent vandalism at the Twin Falls Islamic Center.  On Wednesday evening someone shattered a double pane window with about 10 rocks.

On Friday, a court hearing was delayed for Two Twin Falls women who were arrested in Utah after the discovery of meth and other drugs in a home where two dead infants were discovered.  28 year old Haley Dawn Miller and 32 year old Sylvia Tapia were arrested last week.  They were residents of the home where the babies lived.  The investigation into the deaths of the infants October 12 in the 200 block of Morningside Drive continues to be investigated and authorities say its separate cases.  They are still waiting for autopsy results.

A traffic stop in Idaho Falls turned deadly late Friday night.  Idaho State Police say an officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of Northgate mile when the driver fled on foot.  The pursuit ended with a physical altercation in which the trooper fired one shot.  35 year old Jesse Quinton of Idaho Falls was transported to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. 

On Friday afternoon just before 2, Idaho State Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop in Jerome county after observing a truck speeding near Golf Course road.  The pickup failed to stop and officers briefly lost sight of the vehicle.  ISP, The Jerome and Twin Falls county Sheriff’s office and the Twin Falls Police quickly located the vehicle where 34 year old Japheth Eckles of Gooding was arrested for alluding and DUI.  In the pursuit, a passenger identified as 33 year old Michael Lessly of Wendell jumped from the moving vehicle.  He was transported by ambulance for treatment. 

29 year old Allen Dunnagen of Twin Falls is facing charges of raping two women, one of them at gunpoint.  The two women had been in a “mutual sexual relationship” with Dunnagan for several weeks leading up to the assaults, police said.  His bond is set at 250-thousand dollars.

In local sports, the College of Southern Idaho Volleyball Team ranked number 4, is booking a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament  The eagles beat Southern Nevada which means they are heading to play Snow College in the Region 18 Championship.

Valley High Schools football team took out Clearwater Valley bringing the Vikings to the first playoff appearance in 24 years winning with 56-to-0.  Valley now prepares for wilder in the semi–final round. That game is slated for Saturday, November 10 at Holt Arena, kick-off slated for 1:30 p.m.

Conference foe Oakley will try and unseat the reigning state champion, Prairie on Friday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, Declo clobbered St. Marie's, 49–6 at Holt Arena. Next up? West Side in the 2A state semi–final on Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m.

Meanwhile the Lighthouse Christian Lions took a win over Dietrich with a 36-0 score.  The lions now head to the Semi Finals.

The Kimberly Bulldogs hosted Fruitland Friday night in a 3A state quarterfinal game. The Grizzlies came off a 63–7 win of Kellogg, while the Bulldogs worked over Teton, 56–18.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and breezy. High: 46 (Mountains: 44)

MONDAY NIGHT: Clear skies. Low: 30 (Mountains: 24)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 48 Low: 28 (Mountains: 42 Low: 24)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 46 Low: 25 (Mountains: 40 Low: 18)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 42 Low: 25 (Mountains: 41 Low: 18)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 47 Low: 30 (Mountains: 41 Low: 22)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 48 Low: 32 (Mountains: 43 Low: 25)

November 5th: On this day


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


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


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


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


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


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


"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" by Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett, and written by Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year. The song became the #3 country song of the decade on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart.

Friday 110118

Officials at the Xavier Charter School are considering armed school resource officers on campus.  The discussion could come up next February when the next budgeting cycle starts. 

The national weather service has issued a Wind Advisory for parts of the area.  The advisory is in effect from noon till 9 pm today for Eastern Magic Valley, Shoshone Lava Beds, South Hills and the Albion Mountains.  Forecasters say expect gusts near 45 miles per hour.

Yellowstone National Park officials will close most of the park’s entrances Monday morning as they prepare for the winter season.  The park now begins to prepare for snowmobile and coach travel which starts December 15th

 Today is known as the Day of the Dead and Students at the College Of Southern Idaho Diversity Council is celebrating with several campus events.  Day of the dead pays honor to those who passed away by creating an altar.

A Nampa man who police say entered a Burley woman’s apartment while she was showering and threatened her with a knife has taken a plea deal.  23 year old Rogelio Gonzalez-Huerta pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault.  The prosecutor and defense will both recommend a sentence of three to five years in prison and ask that the sentence be suspended and for Gonzalez-Huerta to be placed on probation.

A Moscow jury has found Patrick Nuxoll of Lewiston guilty of First degree murder of his friend David Cramer.  The jury deliberated for about four hours earlier this week before handing down the verdict.  A scheduling conference to determine a sentencing hearing was set for November 7th.

Today is retirement day for Magistrate Judge Thomas Borreson.  An open house will be held from 3 to 5 pm at the Jerome county annex and is open to the public.  Stacey DePew and John Lothspeich, both longtime Jerome attorneys, were selected by the Fifth Judicial District Magistrates Commission last month to fill two open judge seats. DePew will replace Judge Thomas H. Borresen after his upcoming retirement, while Lothspeich takes on a new position created to alleviate the heavy magistrate judge workload.

Today:  Windy with showers developing this afternoon. Thunder possible. High 63F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight:  A few passing clouds. Low around 40F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High 52F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds. Winds: SW 5-15 mph. Low: 38 (Mountains: 32)

SUNDAY: Scattered rain showers with mountain snow showers. High: 51 Low: 34 (Mountains: 48 Low: 27)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 48 Low: 32 (Mountains: 40 Low: 24)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 50 Low: 28 (Mountains: 41 Low: 23)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 47 Low: 29 (Mountains: 39 Low: 22)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 51 Low: 31 (Mountains: 42 Low: 28)

November 2nd: On this day


Born on this day in Copeville, Texas, was Charlie Walker country musician, Walker worked as a disc jockey in the early 1950s before signing with Decca Records. His first hit, "Only You, Only You" was co-written with Jack Newman and reached #9 on the country chart in 1956. Walker later reached #2 with a Harlan Howard song, "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down". He died on September 12, 2008.


Born on this day in Edmonton, Alberta, was k.d. lang, Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter who won a Grammy Award in 1989 for Best Country Vocal Collaboration for "Crying" (shared with Roy Orbison) and in 1990 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Absolute Torch and Twang."


Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton were at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Islands In The Stream". Written by the Bee Gees it was the first single from Rogers' album Eyes That See in the Dark and the second pop #1 for both Rogers and Parton (Rogers having been there with 1980's "Lady" and Parton with 1981's "9 to 5").


The Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival was held in Starkville, Mississippi. Starkville, where Cash was arrested over 40 years earlier and held overnight at the city jail on May 11, 1965, inspired Cash to write the song "Starkville City Jail". The festival, where he was offered a symbolic posthumous pardon, honored Cash's life and music, and was expected to become an annual event.


Betsy Smittle died aged 60. Smittle was Garth Brooks' half-sister and a longtime member of his band and released a solo album of her own, titled Rough Around the Edges.


American country singer Tommy Overstreet died aged 78. He had five top five hit singles in the Billboard country charts and 11 top 10 singles. His highest charting hit was 1972's "Ann (Don't Go Runnin')," which went to #2.


American country singer Tommy Overstreet died aged 78. Known simply as "T.O." by fans and radio disc jockeys, Overstreet had five top five hit singles in the Billboard country charts and 11 top 10 singles.

Thursday 110118

A message written on a bathroom mirror caused the Kimberly School district and the Police to clear staff and students from the high school Tuesday.  After the building was cleared police said they searched but found nothing suspicious. 

The Twin Falls County Commissioners have given the green light to build a potato cellar in Kimberly.  Commissioners approved the conditional use permit this week for Eagle Eye Produce.  Earlier a neighbor filed a complaint that the facility will be very disruptive to the neighborhood.  The facility will be located in an area zoned for agriculture. 

Jeff Englehardt has been named by the City of Hailey to fill a city council seat that was left open when Colleen Teevin resigned earlier this month.  He will be sworn into office Monday November 26th.

An eastern Idaho man who threw a Molotov cocktail at the Bannock county courthouse has been sentenced to five years in prison.  Then the judge suspended the prison sentence and ordered 30-year-old Christopher E. Griffin serve four years of probation and pay $1,845 in fines.  Officials say Griffin was upset with having been charged with other crimes several weeks earlier.

Rescue workers responded to an accident where a person was crushed by equipment near Castleford Tuesday afternoon.  Air St. Luke’s responded to the scene at 4500 North 700 East.  No word on the condition or name of the victim.

A multiple vehicle crash east of Burley sent four people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.  The crash closed both east and westbound lanes of travel at the I-84-86 Junction for over two hours.  A semi-truck and a pickup that was attempting a U-turn collided causing the truck to become separated causing one trailer to block the eastbound lanes of travel.  The rest of the semi blocked the westbound lanes.

Authorities in northern Idaho say a preliminary investigation indicates a resident shot and killed a home intruder.  The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Mitchell C. Payette died Monday near Post Falls.  Two people in their 20s were asleep in the home when they awoke to loud crashes downstairs, and found that Payette had broken in through a door.  The resident told Payette to leave, but he refused and began advancing toward the resident, who opened fire with a handgun.  No charges have been filed.

Today:  Chance of a morning shower, mostly cloudy skies and windy. Winds: West 15-25 mph. High: 61 (Mountains: 56)

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 48F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and a few clouds with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 61F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower and breezy. Winds: WSW 10-20 mph. Low: 39 (Mountains: 31)

SATURDAY: Cooler with sun and clouds. High: 54 Low: 39 (Mountains: 50 Low: 33)

SUNDAY: Scattered rain showers with mountain snow showers. High: 53 Low: 37 (Mountains: 48 Low: 30)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 52 Low: 31 (Mountains: 45 Low: 26)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 53 Low: 30 (Mountains: 46 Low: 25)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 51 Low: 29 (Mountains: 45 Low: 23)

November 1st: On this day

Born on this day in Columbia, South Carolina, was James William Anderson III better known as singer, songwriter and television personality Bill Anderson. He has released more than 40 studio albums and has reached #1 on the country charts seven times: In 1995, Billboard magazine named four Anderson compositions -"City Lights," "Once A Day," "Still," and "Mama Sang A Song" - among the top 20 country songs of the past 35 years, more than any other songwriter.

Born on this day in Kerang, Victoria, was John Williamson, Australian country music singer-songwriter. Williamson has released over forty albums, and has received twenty-six Golden Guitar trophies at the Country Music Awards of Australia.

Born on this day in Wichita Falls, Texas, was Keith Stegall, country music recording artist and record producer. Stegall charted thirteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, with the highest-peaking being 1985's "Pretty Lady."

Born on this day in Houston, Texas, was Lyle Lovett, singer-songwriter and actor. Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. It's Not Big It's Large was released in 2007, where it debuted and peaked at #2 on the Top Country Albums chart.

Born on this day in Culpeper, Virginia, was Big Kenny, country music singer. He and John Rich comprise the duo Big & Rich, which has recorded three studio albums. Kenny has also written or co-written singles for Gretchen Wilson, Jason Aldean, McBride & the Ride and Tim McGraw. His first solo single, "Long After I'm Gone," was released in 2009.

Shania Twain's mother and stepfather died in a car accident approximately 50 kilometres north of Wawa, Ontario. As a result Twain moved back to Timmins to take care of her younger siblings and then took them all to Huntsville, Ontario. There, she supported them by earning money performing at the nearby Deerhurst Resort.

The Marty Stuart Show began airing on cable's RFD-TV. Each episode featured music by Stuart and his band the Fabulous Superlatives, as well as his wife, Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith, banjo-picker Leroy Troy, and guests.

Winners at the Country Music Association Awards included; Single of the Year - "Pontoon", Little Big Town, Song of the Year - "Over You", Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, Vocal Group of the Year - Little Big Town, New Artist of the Year - Hunter Hayes, Album of the Year - Chief, Eric Church, Vocal Duo - Thompson Square, Music Video - "Red Solo Cup", Toby Keith, Male Vocalist - Blake Shelton, Female Vocalist - Miranda Lambert, Musical Event of the Year - "Feel Like a Rock Star", Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw and Entertainer of the Year went to Blake Shelton.

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Doug McFall, the former Jerome County Sheriff will appear before a jury next week.  He faces five charges, two felony counts of grand theft, one felony of misuse of public funds and two misdemeanor counts of petit theft.  The trial is set to begin November 7th.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter is supporting an expansion of Medicaid in the state.  An estimated 62-thousand working Idahoans are believed to be in a gap population that earns too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to qualify for insurance subsidies.

Syrus Porter of Twin Falls is facing rape charges.  A girl alleges that Porter raped her in 2016.  He is due in district court for arraignment on Monday.

Environmental regulations, health care and immigration marked a few of the sharp divides to surface in a televised debate Monday night between the two candidates vying to represent Idaho's 1st Congressional District. Republican Russ Fulcher and Democrat Cristina McNeil are both running for the seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador.

Rick Thompson who works part time as a seasonal employee with the Twin Falls Parks and recreation district appeared before the city council this week with an idea to improve the road leading to Shoshone Falls and Dierkes Lakes.  The council said the improvement ideas are continually being discussed but lack of funding has prevented repairs and construction.

The Gooding Pro Rodeo has been awarded the Ramuda from the PRCA.  This is  a National award that honors rodeos for bringing in the best bucking  horses that challenge professional rodeo riders.  Fair Manager Don Gill will be awarded the trophy at an event in Las Vegas in December.

Today:  Mainly cloudy. High 53F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy. Low near 45F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Chance of a morning shower.  Partly cloudy skies, with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 59F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Patchy clouds. Winds: WSW 10-20 mph. Low: 42 (Mountains: 35)

FRIDAY: Nice and warm, mostly sunny. High: 66 Low: 41 (Mountains: 59 Low: 32)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 54 Low: 40 (Mountains: 50 Low: 33)

SUNDAY: Scattered rain showers with mountain snow showers. High: 53 Low: 39 (Mountains: 52 Low: 35)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds and cool. High: 50 Low: 34 (Mountains: 47 Low: 30)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 52 Low: 34 (Mountains: 49 Low: 25)

October 31st: On this day


Born on this day was the acclaimed early country and folk music performer Samantha Bumgarner from Dillsboro, North Carolina. In 1924, accompanied by guitarist Eva Davis, she traveled to New York City and recorded about a dozen songs for Columbia Records. The recordings are also notable for being the first use of a 5-string banjo on a recording. She died on December 24, 1960.


Born on this day in Uvalde, Texas, was Dale Evans, film star and singer-songwriter. She was the third wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers. From 1951 to 1957, Evans and her husband starred in the highly successful television series The Roy Rogers Show, in which they continued their cowboy and cowgirl roles, with her riding her trusty buckskin horse, Buttermilk. She died on February 7, 2001 aged 88.


"Always Late (with Your Kisses)" co-written and recorded by Lefty Frizzell was at #1 on the Country charts. The song which spent 13 weeks at the top of the charts has also been recorded by Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam.


Buck Owens was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Love’s Gonna Live Here”, which spent sixteen weeks at the top spot and a total of thirty weeks on the chart. After "Love's Gonna Live Here" finished its 16-week stay, no other song would spend more than 10 weeks at #1 for 49 years.


Born on this day in Memphis, Tennessee, was Darryl Worley, country music artist whose six albums have produced 18 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three #1’s: "I Miss My Friend", "Have You Forgotten?", and "Awful, Beautiful Life", from 2002, 2003 and 2004–2005, respectively. "Have You Forgotten?" spent seven weeks at #1. Nine other singles have reached the Top 40.


Charley Pride was at #1 on the Country chart with "Never Been So Loved (In All My Life)" a song written by Wayland Holyfield and Norro Wilson. The first single from his Greatest Hits album it became Charley Pride's twenty-fifth #1 single on the country chart.


American country music singer, songwriter Liz Anderson died aged 84. She received two Grammy Award nominations in 1967, for "Best Female Country Vocal Performance" for her Top 5 hit, the self-penned "Mama Spank" and with Bobby Bare and Norma Jean for "Best Country Vocal - Group" for another top 5 hit "The Game of Triangles". Anderson also wrote many of the early hits for her daughter, Lynn Anderson.

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Fire heavily damaged the new Wicks Steak Place and Saloon in Declo early yesterday morning.  There were no injuries and it’s not known the cause of the blaze on East Main Street.  The fire interrupted the electrical service at the Declo Elementary and Junior High Schools.  Flames could be seen in the back of the structure when crews arrived.

The search for a missing Oakley man continues.  The Cassia County sheriff said they will continue their search using a cadaver dog for 66 year old Richard Poulton who goes by the name of BUB.  It’s reported he has a mental condition and may be disoriented about where he is.

The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for Adult Learners is only being used by 28 Idaho residents at last check.  The new state scholarship program is designed to help adults return to college.  The program provides up to 35-hundred dollars annually and is renewable for up to four years.  $77,875 has been awarded; the cap is 2-point 7 million.

Idaho State University has entered into an eight-month, $975,000 contract with an advertising agency based in Boise. The partnership between ISU and Mitchell Palmer is expected to provide the university with its first comprehensive statewide marketing and advertising campaign.

The installation of a water line today will mean the closure of roads near Washington Street in Twin Falls.  The city said the new line will be installed in the area of Southwood Avenue and Ponderosa Street.  The road will be closed through Thursday. 

A new program that will offer free counseling to students in Cassia County has officials hoping this will be easy access for those who need mental health counseling.  The program will be available at Mountain View Elementary, Burley Junior High along with Oakley and Raft River high schools.  This could be expanded in the near future district wide.

In local sports, the CSI Men's Basketball is ranked near the top, coming in at No. 3 in the NJCAA preseason poll.  CSI travels to Wyoming this weekend for a touranment, followed by Nebraska the following week. They face 14th ranked Western Nebraska twice in one week.

Today:  Mostly cloudy early, then sunshine for the afternoon. High 54F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low near 35F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine. High 51F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Chance of evening showers, patchy clouds. Winds: SSW 5-15 mph. Low: 41 (Mountains: 33)

THURSDAY: Clouds and sunshine. (Chance of mountain rain showers) High: 60 Low: 40 (Mountains: 53 Low: 35)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and nice. High: 65 Low: 40 (Mountains: 57 Low: 33)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and nice. High: 58 Low: 38 (Mountains: 50 Low: 32)

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy, scattered rain showers. High: 60 Low: 41 (Mountains: 52 Low: 35)

MONDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds, chance of rain showers. High: 59 Low: 35 (Mountains: 52 Low: 29)

October 30th: On this day


Born on this day Beaudry, Arkansas, was Patsy Montana country music singer, songwriter and actress. Montana was the first female country performer to have a million-selling single with her signature song "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart", and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She died on 3 May 1996 aged 87.


Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “I'm Movin' On”. It stayed at the top of the charts for a record breaking 21 weeks, and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career


Born on this day in St. Louis, Missouri, was Jeannie Kendall, singer from the duo The Kendalls who released 16 albums including the #1 hits "Heaven's Just a Sin Away," "Sweet Desire" and "Thank God for the Radio".


Born on this day in Arabi, Georgia, was T. Graham Brown, country music artist who has recorded over a dozen studio albums, and has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Three of these singles — "Hell and High Water" and "Don't Go to Strangers" from 1986, and "Darlene" from 1988, reached #1.


Born on this day near Magna, Utah, was Lorraine Osborn. With sisters Kristyn and Kassidy, she formed SHeDAISY, whose 1999 debut album, The Whole SHeBANG, won 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".


Hank Williams, Jr. had nine albums simultaneously on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.


A music memorabilia collector and a former custodian at Sony/ATV Music Publishing were arrested for stealing Hank Williams' notebook. Stephen Shutts said he had purchased the 59-year-old notebook of lyrics at a garage sale and later sold it. Francine Boykin told police she had found the notebook in the trash while working in the Sony/ATV building. Although Shutts' attorney said the notebook was being kept in a safe place, it had not been returned to Sony/ATV.


Curly Putman died aged 85. 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.