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The rollout of Idaho’s initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution is only weeks away.  Health officials say they expect the first shipment by mid-December.  Long term care facilities, their staff followed by health care workers are the first that will be offered the shots.

Idaho State Police say they are searching for a driver of a vehicle that went off the road just above Lucky Peak reservoir late yesterday afternoon.  A witness say they watched the vehicle go down an embankment.  When responders reached the wreckage, the driver could not be found.  Police say the pickup was reported stolen.

Twin Falls Sheriff Tom Carter said construction is on schedule for completing the jail addition.  The project should be completed by the end of the year.  Twin Falls County was allocated 2 million 125 thousand dollars from the federal government because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The addition will give beds to those now sleeping on the floor.

Representatives in the Idaho House yesterday voted to retain Republican Rep. Scott Bedke to lead the chamber for the next two years, while senators selected Republican Sen. Chuck Winder as the new leader of the Senate.  Both the House and Senate have supermajorities of Republicans.

The Twin Falls city council on Monday voted to create two separate revenue anticipation notes for 11-million dollars that would construct two new fire stations.  Voters earlier turned down a 36-millon dollar expansion.

Fish and game officials are asking for the public’s help to identify the person responsible for poaching a moose.  The animal was left to rot near Deadline Ridge earlier this fall.  Evidence indicates the Bull Moose didn’t die because of the fire but was killed by a hunter in August or early September. 


Ethan Esposito scored 16 points as Sacramento State routed Idaho 77-55 in a Big Sky Conference opener last night.  Gabe Quinnett had 14 points for the Vandals. Scott Blakney added 12 points.

As far as High School Boys Basketball goes, it was Wendell outlasting American Falls 62 to 33. 

For the Girls, Raft River downed Lighthouse Christian 65 to 62.  Camas County outlasted Twin Falls Christian Academy 57 to 18.  Rimrock took Richfield 55 to 39, Burley downed Minico 49 to 35 and Dietrich defeated Hansen 57 to 30.  Elsewhere it was Oakley 35 Declo 29 and Jerome 52 to Canyon Ridge 34.  Filer outlasted Buhl 64 to 22 and Kimberly won the game over Gooding 59 to 39. 

On the schedule today, first for the boys, Hansen is at Shoshone, Pocatello at Canyon Ridge, Snake River at Buhl, Sugar Salem at Filer, Glenns Ferry at Liberty Charter, Mountain Home at Kimberly, Raft River at Declo, Camas County at Garden Valley, Cascade at Murtaugh and Jerome at Gooding.

For the Girls, Cascade at Murtaugh, Castleford at Valley and Richfield at Wendell.



Friday:  Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 38. Light and variable wind.

Friday Night:  Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 15. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight.


Saturday:  Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 44. Light southeast wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night:  Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 20. East southeast wind around 7 mph.


Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 18.


Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 40.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 19.


Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 44.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 21.


Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.


Thursday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 38.


December 4th: On this day

Born on this day, was Chris Hillman, one of the original members of The Byrds which in 1965 included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. Along with frequent collaborator Gram Parsons, Hillman was a key figure in the development of country rock, virtually defining the genre through his seminal work in The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers and later became the leader of the country rock act Desert Rose Band who had the 1988 US Country #1 hit "He's Back and I'm Blue."

Eddy Arnold held his first recording session at the WSM radio studios in Nashville, where he recorded his first hit, "Each Minute Seems A Million Years," which went on to become a #5 hit.

The Million Dollar Quartet legend was born when a Memphis newspaper photographed Johnny Cash and Elvis Presely who had dropped in on a Carl Perkins session (for "Matchbox") at Sun Studios, with Jerry Lee Lewis as piano sideman.

George Strait married his high school sweetheart, Normain in Mexico. In this same year he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a part of the 25th Infantry Division.

The Judds performed the final show of their farewell tour at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Naomi Judd later retired, suffering from a potentially fatal strain of hepatitis, leaving Wynonna to pursue a solo career.

Ricky Skaggs received five nominations for the annual Grammy awards, more than any other country artist, he went on to win Best Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal for "A Simple Life."

Merle Haggard accepted the prestigious award for lifetime achievement and "outstanding contribution to American culture" from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings released The Complete Columbia Album Collection a box set by Johnny Cash. It included 63 CDs, including 59 original albums, three bonus discs: Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar, which included recordings from Cash's pre-Columbia period with Sun Records.

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Idaho State Police say a crash early yesterday morning has claimed a Gooding man.  25 year old Jose Reyes was westbound on I-84 4 miles west of Jerome when he lost control of his vehicle.  It rolled and he succumb to injuries at the scene.

Idaho residents will have increased access to broadband service following a state investment of nearly $50 million in federal coronavirus recovery funds.  The state funded projects to provide free wireless internet in schools and public spaces, including downtown areas and parks. Eden residents in Jerome County received nearly $3 million to bring service to more homes to address the impact of the pandemic and the lack of broadband service for its youth.

The U.S. Air Force is appealing a federal court ruling preventing exercises that had military jets coordinating with plain-clothed soldiers on the ground in cities in Idaho as part of an urban warfare training program.  Seven Boise residents and an environmental group filed the lawsuit last year contending the training endangers the health, safety and quality of life of residents and wildlife.

This morning more traffic changes for motorists headed west on I-86 and I-84.  Transportation officials say the westbound off ramp at exit 1 will be closed all day.  Workers are smoothing the asphalt on the ramp.  Eastbound traffic will not be affected by this closure.

New covid-19 numbers released show that there is a substantial improvement for the gem state.  Idaho saw a 10-percent decrease in cases from November 24 to December 1st.  Idaho has now had 1,001 people with the virus die.

Authorities in Nampa say a four year old girl died and another child is in the hospital after they were struck by a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon.  According to investigators, three girls, ages 12, 13 and four years old were crossing Midland Boulevard when two of them were struck by a Ford F-150 pickup that was turning south from West Roosevelt Avenue onto Midland. 


Some are asking when will the Boise State Bronco’s return to the football field.  For the second week in a row the game has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Mountain West Conference announced on Twitter last night the game against UNLF scheduled for tomorrow in Las Vegas has been canceled.

From the High School Basketball courts yesterday, first to the Boys, Jerome pulled a win against Buhl 78 to 46.  Pocatello downed Burley 49 to 40.  Canyon Ridge took the win from Filer 65 to 49 and it was Raft River 45 Hansen 34.  Wendell won over Richfield 62 to 39 and Valley Defeated Shoshone 65 to 39. 

In girls’ basketball, Rockland defeated Murtaugh 49 to 44.  It was Dietrich 45 Wendell 32.

On the wrestling mats, Minico defeated Pocatello 82 to 6.  Century defeated Minico 45 to 39.  Twin Falls overpowered Hillcrest 54 to 33 and Canyon Ridge defeated Hillcrest 42 to 36.  Filer outlasted Valley 60 to 12.  Joerome won over Valley 57 to 6 and it was Gooding 33 over Filer 30.  Then Gooding downed Valley 36 to 23.


Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 40. East wind 7 to 9 mph.

Thursday Night:  Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 16. East wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.


Friday:  Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 39. Calm wind.

Friday Night:  Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 16. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight.


Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 43.

Saturday Night:  Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 20.


Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.


Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 40.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 20.


Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.


December 3rd: On this day

Born on this day in Elkmont, Alabama, was Rabon Delmore from The Delmore Brothers, the country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. The Delmore Brothers, together with other brother duos such as the Louvin Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, the Monroe Brothers (Birch, Charlie and Bill Monroe), the McGee Brothers, and The Stanley Brothers, had a profound impact on the history of country music and American popular music. Delmore died on Dec 4th 1952.

Born on this day in Cantwell, Missouri was Ferlin Husky, an early American country music singer. He had two dozen Top 20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975 including his version of "Wings of a Dove". He died on 17th March 2011.

Born on this day in Leslie County, Kentucky, was Roger Bowling, Nashville based songwriter. His best known songs included "Lucille" (co-written with Hal Bynum), and "Coward of the County" (co-written with Billy Ed Wheeler), both recorded by Kenny Rogers, and "Blanket on the Ground", "What I've Got In Mind", and "57 Chevrolet", which were recorded by Billie Jo Spears. He died on December 26, 1982 in Georgia.

Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "Stand By Your Man". It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette's career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music. The song was placed at #1 on CMT's list of the Top 100 Country Music Songs.

Connie B. Gay renowned as a "founding father" and "major force" in country music died aged 75. He is credited for coining the country music genre, which had previously been called hillbilly music. Gay was the founding president of the Country Music Association (CMA) and co-founder of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

American session guitarist Grady Martin died aged 72. Member of the legendary Nashville A-Team, he played guitar on hits ranging from Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman", Marty Robbins' "El Paso" and Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter". During a 50-year career, Martin backed such names as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Joan Baez and J. J. Cale.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honored Dolly Parton for her lifetime contributions to the arts. Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist.

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An early morning fire has destroyed a home in Gooding.  Fire crews from Gooding and Wendell responded to the fire in the 900 block of Idaho Street at around 2:30 am to find the home engulfed in flames.

A controversial new study challenges long-standing science that pins salmon declines in the Snake River Basin on dams.  British Columbia scientist David Welch puts the blame for poor returns of adult Snake River spring and fall Chinook salmon on conditions in the Pacific Ocean instead of the dams. The study argues that chinook runs from California to Alaska have suffered similar declines.

Historians and hikers in Idaho have teamed up to uncover a 120-year-old route used by gold miners that was partially rediscovered near Thunder Mountain.  The Heritage Program history of the trail said it was created after brothers Ben and Lou Caswell struck gold in the late 1890s in what is now part of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in southern Idaho.

Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say the state sold nearly 62,000 more hunting and fishing licenses through the end of October compared to last year.   Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Roger Phillips said he’s not sure if the surge in sales is directly because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the state has seen an increase in many kinds of outdoor activities.

Some good news for St. Luke’s in Twin Falls.  Capacity in the ICU at last check is at 38-percent.  Doctors are still not performing elective surgeries that require an overnight stay.  As far as other areas, Boise and Meridian numbers are 82 to 94-percent of capacity.

Boise police say three people have been cited for trespassing under the city’s new public health mandate.  Since the compliance hotline went into effect, there have been 60 calls made for trespassing.  36 have been turned into cases.  Saturday, a group of anti-mask protesters targeted businesses harassing customers and store employees.  So far no citations have been issued for refusing to wear a mask.


Tomorrow afternoon the Boise State Bronco’s basketball team will host New Mexico.  This is the first Mountain West Conference game of the season for both teams.  . Boise State is coming off an 86-55 win in Fort Worth over Sam Houston State on Sunday. New Mexico went 19-14 last year and finished seventh in the MWC.  Game time is 2 pm in Boise.

In high school basketball games from yesterday, Richfield said no to Twin Falls Christian Academy 62 to 48.  It took an overtime game for Century to defeat Jerome 68 to 62.  Canyon Ridge outlasted Gooding 58 to 50.

In Girls Basketball it was Minico 50 Canyon Ridge 38.  Murtaugh downed Oakley 40 to 20.  Gooding outlasted Buhl 38 to 19 and Richfield said no to Twin Falls Christian Academy 50 to 20.  Raft River defeated Hansen 54 to 36 and Valley said no way to Shoshone 51 to 34.  Kimberly won the game over Declo 59 to 39 and Burley defeated Jerome 62 to 31.  Finally it was Century 60 Filer 36.



Today:  Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 38. Light east southeast wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:  Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 15. East southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.


Thursday:  Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 40. East wind 6 to 9 mph.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 16. East wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.


Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 40.

Friday Night:  Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 16.


Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 42.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 18.


Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 42.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 18.


Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 40.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 20.


Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

December 2nd: On this day

Born on this day was American country music artist John Wesley Ryles. He made his debut in 1968 with the single "Kay", a Top Ten hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley was at #1 on the Billboard magazine country charts. The Leiber and Stoller song which was from his third motion picture of the same name featured Mike Stoller as a piano player. "Jailhouse Rock" later became the first song to debut at #1 in Great Britain.

Buck Owens and his Buckaroos were at the top of the US Country charts with Together Again. The album featured the chart topping single "My Heart Skips a Beat", Owen's third #1 hit.

Willie Nelson was at the top of the US Country charts with Red Headed Stranger. The album was inspired by the "Tale of the Red Headed Stranger", a song that Nelson used to play as a DJ on his program in Fort Worth, Texas.

At a ceremony held in Los Angeles, Johnny Cash, along with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Jeff Barry, were awarded the Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters.

Garth Brooks and First Lady Hillary Clinton switched on the Christmas tree lights at New York's Rockefeller Center.

Lynn Anderson was charged with driving while intoxicated in Denton, Texas. A driver who was following Anderson called the police after noticing that her car was weaving in and out of lanes. After failing a field sobriety test, Anderson was arrested. She was later released on bond.

Taylor Swift picked up eight nominations at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, including Record and Song of the Year, for "You Belong With Me", and Album of the Year, for Fearless.

Mark Gray died aged 64. He was a member of Exile between 1979 and 1982 and Gray's solo career includes three albums and eight Top 40 hits, of which the highest-peaking is the #6 Tammy Wynette duet "Sometimes When We Touch". Gray also co-wrote "Take Me Down" and "The Closer You Get", both of which became #1 hits for Alabama.

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Idaho has reached an alarming milestone, with health officials reporting that more than 100,000 residents have been infected with the coronavirus. That number reached Sunday is likely an undercount, partly because some infected people experience little or no symptoms and may not seek out testing. One out of every 199 Idaho residents has tested positive for the virus in the past week.

Three Idaho gas retailers have reached a settlement agreement with Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden who launched an investigation into their fuel prices.  The retailers, Maverik, Jacksons Food Stores and Stinker Stores, don’t admit any wrongdoing under the agreement.  Wasden began the investigation after a declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic. Those emergency declarations forbid companies from selling food, water, fuel or pharmaceuticals at excessive prices while the declarations are in effect. The three companies will provide a combined $1.5 million in sales credits during 2021 by selling fuel at a lower margin than the average margin earned by fuel retailers in neighboring states.

The new fire station in Gooding is almost complete.  The new facility is 15-thousand square feet and can house all of the fire trucks that in the past have been parked outside. The fire station was paid for by a permanent levy that was passed in Gooding last year.  A grand opening is set to happen in a couple of weeks.

On Saturday 19 Boise Businesses were targets of protesters claiming their mask policies were illegal.  The groups, refusing to wear masks, entered the businesses and refused to leave when asked.  No citations were issued but the police say they are continuing their investigation.

Police in Meridian arrested one person yesterday afternoon after residents reported hearing gunshots from a home.  Police later learned that 41 year old Nathan Jenkins was using a hammer to hit furniture, doors and walls in the home, simulating the noise that officers initially believed to be gunshots.  He refused to cooperate with authorities who fired beanbags at him in order to make their arrest.  


We have a couple of Boys high school basketball games to report.  Wendell defeated Castleford 63 to 31 last night.  It was Century overpowering Twin Falls with a score of 60 to 53.

On the schedule tonight first for the boys, Gooding will be at Canyon Ridge, Century in Jerome, Twin Falls Christian Academy will be at Richfield and Bliss will take on ISDB.

For the girls, Rimrock will be at Castleford, Twin Falls Christian Academy at Richfield, Buhl at Gooding, Jerome travels to Burley, Canyon Ridge goes to Minico, Raft River is in Hansen, Filer at Century, Shoshone at Valley, Kimberly at Declo and Murtaugh at Oakley. 


Today:  Sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

Tonight:  Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 38. Light east southeast wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 14. East southeast wind around 8 mph.


Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 40. East wind 7 to 9 mph.

Thursday Night:  Clear, with a low around 14.


Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 38.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 15.


Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 40.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 17.


Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 41.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 18.


Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 40.

December 1st: On this day

Born on this day in Dublin, Texas was Slim Willet (Winston Lee Moore), disc jockey, musician, and songwriter who had the 1952 US Country #1 "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes".

Fred Rose an American Hall of Fame songwriter and music publishing executive died. Along with Hank Williams and the "Father of Country Music", Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose was one of the three charter members of the Country Music Hall of Fame when it opened in 1961. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985.

Buck Owens recorded "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" and "Cryin' Time" during recording sessions at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. Owens later said he got the idea for "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" after seeing an Esso gas station sign with the company's slogan at the time, "Put a tiger in your tank."

Charley Pride was at #1 on the Country charts with "She's Too Good to Be True". Written by written by Johnny Duncan, it became Pride's tenth #1 single.

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the Country charts with his eleventh solo studio album Eyes That See in the Dark. The album features "Islands in the Stream" written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb from the Bee Gees, (whose title is taken from the Ernest Hemingway novel), which became a #1 hit for Rogers and Parton.

George Strait was at the top of the US Country charts with his fifteenth studio album Lead On. The album includes the singles "The Big One", "You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody", "Lead On", and "Adalida", which all became top 10 hits.

Lady Antebellum were up for six nominations for Need You Now in the 53rd annual Grammy awards, including Record, Song and Album of the Year, plus Best Country Song, Country Album and Country Performance by a Duo or Group.

Shania: Still the One by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain started a 91 show residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 91 shows grossed $31,879,697 at the box office.

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Idaho reached a grim milestone yesterday as the number of confirmed and probable cases of COVID 19 reached 100,484. A total of 837 new cases- 707 confirmed and 130 probable cases. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is now 85,534.  Two deaths were reported Sunday. Health officials say one death each was reported in Twin Falls and Cassia counties, bringing the statewide death toll to 921.  An estimated 40,461 recoveries have been made.

U.S. officials on Friday released a plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop devastating wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse.  The plan aims to limit wildfires in a 350,000-square-mile area of mainly sagebrush habitat that includes parts of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah.

A county commissioner in northern Idaho has proposed defunding the local health district after the district instituted a mask mandate to slow the spread of the coronavirus as it surges in the area.  Bonner County Commissioner Steven Bradshaw proposed the resolution Tuesday to pull about $250,000 from the Panhandle Health District.  Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler says his agency won’t enforce the mask mandate.

Holiday shopping started with Black Friday.  Then small business Saturday.  Today it’s Cyber Monday.   Twin Falls City officials say, businesses in the area are working with clients to create online options, curbside pickup, and more to go along with traditional in store shopping.

As the holiday season arrives, police are warning residents to prevent packages from being stolen by porch pirates.  Authorities say to take advantage of ship to store options or request to have packages be delivered to your place of business or take advantage of signature confirmation at delivery. 

Nampa Police say they have arrested 34 year old Juan Echevarria after the man refused to stop during a police chase over the weekend.  The man is also charged with a hit and run that occurred on Saturday.  He is also facing a DUI charge and resisting arrest. 


The Boise State Bronco’s football season has been paused because of COVID 19.  That happened just hours before the broncos were going to take the field in a home game with San Jose State.  The game was scheduled to be broadcast on Fox Television to a nationwide audience.  The matchup on Saturday afternoon, against an undefeated San Jose State was going to be an important conference matchup with the short Mountain West Season coming to a close. 

One game that did happen was Idaho State and Nicholls State in Santa Clara California.  The Friday night game saw Idaho State loose with a score of 70 to 51. 



Today:  Sunny, with a high near 45. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. West southwest wind 6 to 13 mph.


Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 36. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Wednesday:  Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 17.


Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 39.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 16.


Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 40.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 16.


Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 40.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 17.


Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 40.

November 30th: On this day

Born on this day in Hardy, Arkansas was Teddy Wilburn who was one half of the country music duo The Wilburn Brothers. In addition to being successful artists, the Wilburns formed the Wil-helm Talent Agency in the early 1960s and were instrumental in launching the careers of many country music legends, most notably Loretta Lynn. He died on November 24, 2003.

Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee was session musician Bob Moore. He was a member of the Nashville A-Team during the 1950s and 1960s and performed on over 17,000 recording sessions. By age 15 he was playing double bass on a tent show tour with a Grand Ole Opry musical group and later played bass on almost all of Patsy Cline's Decca sessions.

Born on this day in Santa Rita, New Mexico was American record producer and former rockabilly singer Jimmy Bowen. He produced hits for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., and went on to work with many country acts including Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams, Jr., The Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McEntire, George Strait and Garth Brooks.

Glen Campbell started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Wichita Lineman. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time ranked "Wichita Lineman" at #192.

Born on this day in Fort Myers, Florida, was Mindy McCready country music singer who scored the 1996 US Country #1 hit "Guys Do It All the Time," as well as the Top Ten hits "Ten Thousand Angels" and "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)." McCready was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on her front porch on 17th Feb 2013. McCready's first four studio albums yielded twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts.

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country album charts with Greatest Hits, (the album reached #1 on both the Pop and Country charts in the US), and featured three singles that were not included on any of Rogers' studio albums: "Lady" (written and produced specifically for Rogers by Lionel Richie), "Love The World Away" (a top five country and top 20 pop hit that was featured on the soundtrack of the box-office smash Urban Cowboy) and "Long Arm of the Law". This was also Rogers' third #1 album of the year. (the other two being Kenny and Gideon).

Heroes & Friends by Randy Travis was at #1 on the Country chart. Except for the title track, every song on this album is a duet with another artist. Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, and Tammy Wynette all featured on the album.

Carrie Underwood made the final appearance on her Live 2006 tour at Colorado Springs, World Arena. The 61 date North America tour mainly consisted of performances and appearances at state and county fairs and festivals.

Glen Campbell played the final date in Napa, California on his "Goodbye Tour", with three of his children joining him in his backup band. Campbell played more than 120 shows in 2012. Filmmaker James Keach had followed Campbell on the farewell tour for a new documentary called I'll Be Me.

Carrie Underwood released "Heartbeat" taken from her fifth studio album Storyteller. The album's second single went on to reach #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart becoming Underwood's fourteenth #1 on the chart, widening her lead for the most among women. At the time Reba McEntire ranked second with 11.

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No evidence of any widespread voter fraud in the gem state.  That’s the word from the Secretary of state’s office.  President Donald Trump won Idaho’s three electoral votes by receiving 64% of the vote and the result has been certified.

Police patrols are increased over the holiday weekend.  In addition to watching for potential drunk drivers, officers are also watching for motorists who are not buckled up or are using their cell phone. 

While Americans are packing the airports across the country this weekend despite warnings from health leaders concerned with COVID-19 spread, officials at the Twin Falls airport say they are seeing a decrease.  Airport manager Bill Carberry said he is seeing about a 20-percent decrease.

The South Central Public health district has told the city of Rupert to cancel its Christmas lighting event this year because of COVID-19 concerns.  The event violates Governor Brad Little’s Stage two orders.  The city will still have Christmas lights that will be turned on at 7 p.m. on Friday without the Santa event.

Five men have been arrested in Caldwell following a two day child enticement sting by Idaho Law Enforcement and the Idaho Attorney general’s office.  Jose Cadenas Jr., Daniel Banning, Crispin Rodriguez, Juan Campos and Brian Harris were arrested on charges of enticing a child through the internet.  Harris is a Shoshone resident.  The others are from Nampa and Caldwell. 

Twin Falls authorities say 48 year old Robbie Joe Lundin has been charged with three counts of lewd conduct with a child younger than 16 after an 8 year old girl reported abuse.  Lundin is a registered sex offender.  Those charges stem from an incident reported in February of 1991.

Chobani said it’s canceled his annual yogurt giveaway in Twin Falls because of COVID-19 concerns.  Instead it will be donating 5-thousand cases of yogurt to the Idaho foodbank.  The company said the giveaway would break the Governor’s order of no more than 10 people at a gathering.


From the High School Girls Basketball courts yesterday, Canyon Ridge hosted Burley to open up the Great Basin Conference.  In the end, the Burley Bobcats took the win from the river hawks 47 to 6.  Elsewhere it was Mountain Home 47 Twin Falls 37, Gooding over Shoshone 42 to 27 and Dietrich outlasted Richfield with a score of 32 to 19.


Today:  Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers, mixed with rain in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Highs 35 to 40. Breezy. Southeast winds up to 10 mph in the morning, increasing to west 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 21 to 27. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph in the evening.


Thanksgiving Day:  Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 35 to 40. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 18 to 23. Southwest winds around 10 mph.


Friday:  Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 35 to 40. East winds around 10 mph.

Friday Night Through Saturday Night:  Mostly clear. Lows 16 to 21. Highs 35 to 44.


Sunday And Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy. Highs 39 to 44. Lows 16 to 24.


Monday:  Partly sunny. Highs 40 to 45.


Monday Night And Tuesday:  Partly cloudy. Lows 19 to 24. Highs 36 to 45.

November 25th: On this day

Born on this day, was songwriter and keyboardist, Bobby Wood who wrote Crystal Gayle's "Half The Way" and Ronnie Milsap's "He Got You" as well as recording with Kris Kristofferson, Garth Brooks, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette.

Born on this day in Newmarket, Ontario, was Steven Lee Olsen, Canadian country music artist who has written songs for American singers Craig Morgan, The Judds, and Melissa Lawson.

Garth Brooks released his seventh studio album, Sevens which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and on the Top Country Albums chart. The album also topped the Country album charts in Britain for several months and crossed over into the mainstream pop charts. His duet with Trisha Yearwood, "In Another's Eyes", won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the Grammy Awards of 1998. Sevens was nominated for the Best Country Album Grammy the following year.

Randy Travis released "Three Wooden Crosses" from his album, Rise and Shine. The song became Travis' sixteenth #1 Country single, his first since "Whisper My Name" in 1994. The track was named Song of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2003 and won a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association as Country Song of the Year in 2004.

Glen Campbell was arrested in Phoenix Arizona with a blood alcohol level of .20 after his BMW struck a Toyota Camry. He was charged with 'extreme' drunk driving, hit and run, and assaulting a police officer. A police officer reported that while in custody, Campbell hummed his hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" repeatedly.

Garth Brooks released The Limited Series, his second box set to be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores. The set contained his previous two studio albums, Sevens and Scarecrow; plus his Double Live album; The Lost Sessions, a new album of previously unreleased material; and an All Access DVD containing behind-the-scenes footage of his concerts. The Limited Series is Brooks' first box set to be released under his label, Pearl Records; he had left his longtime label, Capitol Records, earlier in the year.

Garth Brooks released his thirteenth studio album Gunslinger. The album debuted at #4 on the Top Country Albums chart.