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Monday 091619

Additional felony charges could be filed against two men who have been accused of impersonating federal agents during an attempted theft at the Twin Falls Walmart.  44 year old Aaron K. Altes and 38 year old Thomas Wildman were charged with burglary, impersonating officers and possession of a controlled substance.  Wildman also was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

A panel of lawmakers formed to monitor how federal laws affect Idaho’s sovereignty and report back to the Legislature has created three subcommittees to examine federal lands, education, and health and welfare.  Republican Rep. Jason Monks, said the purpose of the Committee on Federalism is to find ways for the state to work more effectively with the federal government, and the breadth of that challenge is better met by forming subcommittees.

Steve Pankey a former candidate for Idaho governor says he’s under investigation in connection with the 1984 killing of a 12-year-old Colorado girl.  Pankey ran as a Constitution Party candidate for governor in 2014 and again as a Republican in the 2018 primary, is under investigation in the death of Jonelle Matthews, a Greeley girl who was reported missing on Dec. 20, 1984.

Search crews have recovered the body of 16-year-old Luis Diaz who went missing after falling over a waterfall on Elk Creek near Lewiston.  He was hiking with friends Sunday when he slipped and fell.

18 year old Tyler Rambo who was shot by police after a Fourth of July fireworks display has been arrested on murder and assault charges.  The warrant likely wasn’t served until this week because Rambo was recovering in the hospital from having parts of his legs amputated due to injuries from the shooting.

How much does it cost to own a vehicle in Idaho? Triple A said you would be surprised: Over 92-hundred dollars a year.  That’s the highest cost since AAA has been tracking expenses starting in 1950.  The price tag includes insurance, loans, fuel and maintenance.


Following their win over Portland state the Boise State Bronco’s are now ranked 20th in the polls.  Boise State took the win from Portland State on Saturday night 45-10.  The broncos have moved up two spots.  While the Broncos have yet to play a ranked team this season, that might change as the Bringham Young Cougars received votes in both polls after they beat the PAC-12's USC Trojans 30-27 in overtime in Provo. USC (2-1) entered the game No. 24 in the Coaches Poll.  Boise State plays BYU in Provo on Saturday, October 19. The Broncos lead the rivalry 7-2, but Boise State's two losses to the Cougars both happened at LaVell Edwards Stadium.


Today:  Partly cloudy skies this morning will become overcast during the afternoon. High 82F. WSW winds shifting to NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Windy. Cloudy skies will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 49F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny with a chance of a.m. rain showers.   High: 65 Low: 45

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny with a chance of rain showers.  High: 68 Low: 45

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers in both regions. High: 64 Low: 43

FRIDAY: Partly sunny with a chance of rain showers in both regions. High: 60 Low: 42

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.  High: 66 Low: 43

SUNDAY: Sunny.  High: 72.

September 16th: On this day

Born on this day in Hampton, Arkansas, was Wood Newton, songwriter and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1978 and 1979, Newton charted the singles "Last Exit for Love", "Lock, Stock & Barrel" and "Julie (Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?)". He later became a songwriter for other artists, with his credits including Razzy Bailey's #1 single "Midnight Hauler".

Born on this day in Darby, Florida, was David Bellamy, singer, songwriter of The Bellamy Brothers. The duo had success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit "Let Your Love Flow" in 1976, a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty #1 singles.

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "A Boy Named Sue". The song tells the tale of a young man's quest for revenge on a father who abandoned him at 3 years of age and whose only contribution to his entire life was naming him Sue, commonly a feminine name, which results in the young man suffering from ridicule and harassment by everyone he meets in his travels.

John Denver was at #1 on the US country album chart with Back Home Again. The multi-platinum album contained the hit singles "Annie's Song" (#1 pop, #1 adult contemporary), "Back Home Again" (#5 pop, #1 AC, #1 country), and "Sweet Surrender" (#13 pop, #1 AC). In addition, the studio version of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" appeared on this album.

Sheb Wooley the singer, songwriter and actor best known for his 1958 novelty song "Purple People Eater" died in Nashville, Tennessee. He played Ben Miller, brother of Frank Miller in the film High Noon, Travis Cobb in The Outlaw Josey Wales, and also had a co-starring role as scout Pete Nolan in the television program Rawhide.

A total of 30 artists gather to record "Forever Country", a single released in honor of the 50th annual Country Music Association awards. The track featured Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Charley Pride, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and others. The song debuted at #1 the week of October 8, the third song to do so since its inception in 2012.

Friday 091319

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said the state will not sign onto a tentative settlement with the Sackler family who owns OxyContin maker Prudue Pharma.  On Wednesday 20 states reached an agreement. One of the next steps for Purdue Pharma is a bankruptcy filing, which could end lawsuits filed against the company.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said they will take comments through October 12th over a waiver that would require patients to get a referral before they can get family planning services.  The comments are required when the state wants to deviate from standard Medicaid rules.  Voters have approved expanding Medicaid in Idaho while lawmakers are trying to add their own twist to the plan. 

46 year old Matthew Park has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated driving under the influence and vehicular Manslaughter.   Three young girls ages three five and six, died in a car crash in Blaine County.  He could spend 15 years in prison and pay a $20-thousand dollar fine.  A trial is expected to begin in February of 2020.

Barges loaded with a wide variety of commodities will remain in a holding pattern for the rest of the month while workers repair a critical navigation lock at the Bonneville dam on the Columbia River.  Officials say the locks will reopen September 30th allowing traffic to begin traveling again to the ocean from the gem state.

The Idaho National Laboratory will work with three energy utilities to find an economical way to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen that can be stored and used to power everything from industrial to personal vehicles.  The lab near Idaho Falls is the U.S. government’s primary nuclear lab.  The revamp is part of a strategy to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. 

The remains of 23 year old Austin Forrest Pevo may have been located.  The Shoshone Bannock tribes announced this week this could mean closure for the family of the Fort Hall man who has been missing for more than a year.   Family members suspect foul play but officials have not released any details.


In sports from around the area, first to boys soccer where Kimberly shut out Declo 2 to 0.  Gooding defeated Filer 6 to 1.  The Sun Valley Community School downed Wendell 4 to 1. 

In Girls Soccer, the Sun Valley Community School 4 Wendell 1.   Buhl took the win over Bliss 2 to 1.  Filer defeated Gooding 2 to 0.

In Volleyball, Twin Falls Downed Wood River 3 to 2.  Buhl defeated American Falls 3 to 1.   Hansen defeated Dietrich 3 to 0.  It was Sugar Salem 3 Filer 0.  Lighthouse Christian 3 Carey 0 and Valley 3 Glenns Ferry 0.  Raft River defeated Oakley 3 to 2. 


Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High 82F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear skies. Low 52F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies and warm. High: 80. Low: 52.

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy skies and warm. High: 84. Low: 52.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies and not as warm. High: 77. Low: 49.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies, cooler, breezy with isolated showers possible. High: 63. Low: 42.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies, breezy and cool with a slight chance of showers. High: 65. Low: 43.

THURSDAY:  Mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of a shower, and cool. High: 65.

September 13th: On this day

Born on this day in Rosine, Kentucky, was Bill Monroe, American mandolinist who helped create the style of music known as bluegrass. The genre takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys", named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. He is often referred to as 'The Father of Bluegrass'. Monroe died on Sept 9th 1996.

Born on this day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was David Mansfield, violinist, mandolin player, guitarist, pedal steel guitar player, and composer. Mansfield has worked with many artists including, Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, Roger McGuinn, Sam Phillips, and Dwight Yoakam.

Buck Owens had the #1 country album "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" 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."

Born on this day was Joe Don Rooney, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with the American country trio Rascal Flatts who have scored 11 US Country #1's.

Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album chart with Are You Ready for the Country. Its title track is a song from Neil Young's seminal 1972 album Harvest. Despite the title, this outlaw country album featured covers of rock songs, including "Can't You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band. MacArthur Park (Revisited)" and won Waylon his first Grammy Award in 1969.

Banjo player Earl Scruggs was honored at Turner Field in Atlanta as part of the pre-game show for an Atlanta Braves home game. Organizers set a world record for the most banjo players (239) playing one tune together, playing Scruggs' "Foggy Mountain Breakdown".

Taylor Swift became the first country music artist to win an MTV Music Video award at the 2009 event, winning a Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me." Hip-hop artist and producer Kanye West interrupted Swift's acceptance speech, saying that another video should have won. This resulted in a media stir for several days; eventually, West apologizes - first on his blog, and then by personally contacting Swift.

Thursday 091219

Three out of state truck drivers have struck a deal with Ada County prosecutors over transporting Hemp through the gem state.  They originally faced felony marijuana trafficking charges.  Now it’s likely they will plead to misdemeanors, serve no more jail time and remain on unsupervised probation.  They were transporting hemp from Oregon to Colorado.  In both states it’s legal to transport the product but not in Idaho. 

Public health officials have confirmed there are two people in Idaho who have developed a serious lung disease linked to vaping.  The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced the two patients, one a minor and the other a young adult, were hospitalized for a time but are now recovering at home.

Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury is one of two police chiefs in Idaho that has signed a letter from a national Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.  The letter asks the immigrant communities across the country to have no fear in reporting crimes or ask for help in case of emergencies.  

The Trump administration said that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states and could harm wildlife. Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge in southern Idaho faces two significant changes: opening a season for hunting elk with bows and arrows and extending boating season by a month.

Jason Lee Verwer, an Idaho driver who struck and killed a young couple as they strolled down a Fruitland sidewalk last year has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.  He faces up to 10 years in prison for each count when he is sentenced in January.  Prosecutors said Verwer was driving about 62 miles an hour when he intentionally struck 23-year-old Matthew Parkinson and 17-year-old Amelia Parkinson from behind.  No motive was given.

Search crews are looking for a Lewiston area teen who has been missing since he fell down a waterfall at a popular hiking spot on Sunday.  The 16-year-old Deary High School student was hiking with a small group of friends near Elk Creek when he apparently slipped and went over the edge of the waterfall into a 23-foot deep pool of water.


In sports from around Idaho, first to BSU football.  The Boise State Broncos will be at home this week as they welcome Portland State.  The Saturday Night game will be the second of three-straight home games for the Broncos who are currently 2 and 0 for the season.  They won the game against Marshall 14 to 7 at Albertsons Stadium last weekend.  The team will open conference play next week against Air Force.

The College of Southern Idaho Volleyball team is back on a winning streak with a 3 to 0 win over Treasure Valley.  The Eagles are now 7 and 6 for the year.  Tomorrow they travel to Nevada for the Summer Nevada Tournament. 


Today:  Sunny. High 74F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 49F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies and warmer. High: 79. Low: 51.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies and warm. High: 80. Low: 52.

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny skies and warm. High: 83. Low: 51.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies and cooler. High: 76. Low: 47.

TUESDAY:  Partly sunny skies, breezy and cooler. High: 65. Low: 43.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of a shower, breezy and cool. High: 64.

September 12th: On this day

Born on this day in Saratoga, Texas, was George Jones the country music singer who has scored more than 150 hits during his career, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists. Jones who married Tammy Wynette in 1969, and has had 15 US #1 country hits, is celebrated by some of his fans as the hard-drinkin', fast-livin' spiritual-son of his idol, Hank Williams. Jones missed so many engagements that he gained the nickname of "No-Show Jones." Jones died on 26th April 2013 aged 81.

Born on this day, was Jennifer Nettles, American Grammy winning country music artist, lead vocalist with the duo Sugarland who scored the 2009 US #1 album Live on the Inside'.

The Farm Aid 99' benefit concert took place at the Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, Virginia. 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: Susan Tedeschi, Keb' Mo', Deana Carter, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young.

Johnny Cash, US singer songwriter died of respiratory failure aged 71. Widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century, he was known as The Man in Black. Cash traditionally started all his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." His best-known songs included "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black." Cash also had his own US TV show in late 60's - early 70's.

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing documentary film produced and directed by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck (daughter of actor Gregory Peck) had its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film followed the Dixie Chicks over a three-year period of intense public scrutiny, fan backlash, physical threats, and pressure from both corporate and conservative political elements in the United States after lead singer Natalie Maines publicly criticised then President of the United States George W. Bush during a live 2003 concert in London, England.

Lynn Anderson was arrested and charged with a DUI in Nashville, Tennessee. This was the singer's third offense since 2004.

Wednesday 091119        

Fire ripped through an unoccupied home near Heyburn Sunday.  Fire officials say it appears it started in a ceiling light fixture.  When crews arrived at the home at 300 west and 500 south, flames were visible from the attic area.  The dwelling was severely damaged.

The Twin Falls School Board trustees approved an emergency levy Monday evening worth $659-thousand 202 dollars to pay for expenses in the current budget.  The board decided to implement the levy because of the districts growth of about 120 students. 

Steven John Criss a 66 year old Twin Falls man, facing 25 counts of sexual exploitation of a child, entered a not guilty plea this week.  Cricket Wireless contacted police after finding images with children less than 18 years of age on a phone that Criss had.  They were in the process of transferring files to his new phone.  A further search found a Google cloud account where 38-thousand photographs and 22-hundred videos of child pornography.  His trial is set for February 11th and remains in custody on a 100-thousand dollar bond.

Some Twin Falls City Council members are considering a vote to ban smoking at some city parks and trails.  Some including councilwoman Suzanne Hawkins and Recreation director Wendy Davis said enforcement would be difficult.  Councilman Greg Lanting said the golf course would suffer from a ban.  Other members including the mayor are for the ban. 

Idaho governor Brad Little has ordered all U.S. and State flags in Idaho be flown at half-staff this Saturday in honor of U.S. Army Sergeant first class Dustin B Ard who died August 29th during combat operations in Afghanistan. 

A critical navigation lock at the Bonneville dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracks in concrete.  This means barges transporting millions of tons of wheat and other goods to the Pacific Ocean for export are at a standstill.  It remains unclear when repairs would be done.


In sports from around Magic Valley, first to High School Volleyball where Twin Falls defeated Canyon Ridge 3 to 0.  In fact it was a bunch of shutouts yesterday.  Gooding 3 Kimberly 0.  Castleford 3 Dietrich 0.  Lighthouse Christian 3 Sun Valley Community School 0.  Filer 3 Buhl 0.  Valley 3 Oakley 0.  Mountain Home took Wood River 3 to 1.  Hansen overpowered Wendell 3 to 1.  Burley 3 Minico 1, Rockland 2 Murtaugh 1.  Carey shutout Murtaugh 2 to 0.  Shoshone over Raft River 3 to 1. 

In Girls Soccer, Kimberly said no to Buhl 3 to 0.  The Sun Valley Community School downed Gooding 6 to 0.  And Boys soccer finds the Sun Valley Community School defeating Gooding 4 to 0.  Bliss said no to Filer 2 to 1 and Buhl defeated Kimberly 4 to 2.


Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High 69F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 47F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 74F. Winds light and variable.

THURSDAY:  Mostly sunny skies and warmer. High: 72. Low: 46.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warmer. High: 79. Low: 49.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies and warm. High: 80. Low: 52.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies and breezy. High: 82. Low: 49.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies and cooler. High: 74. Low: 47.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of a shower and cooler. High: 68.

September 11th: On this day

Born on this day, was Jimmie Davis, singer, songwriter, who served two nonconsecutive terms as the 47th Governor of Louisiana (1944-1948 and 1960-1964). Davis was a nationally popular country music and gospel singer from the 1930s into the 1960s, occasionally recording and performing as late as the early 1990s. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Davis died on November 5, 2000.

Born on this day, was Blake Chancey American record producer and music business executive, (the son of record producer and label executive Ron Chancey, who signed George Strait and Jimmy Buffett, and produced the Oak Ridge Boys). Chancey worked with and developed Dixie Chicks, Ricochet, Montgomery Gentry, as well as overseeing the A&R of many other artists on the roster. He went on to produce Waylon Jennings, Billy Ray Cyrus, Little Big Town and Mary Chapin Carpenter and many other Sony artists.

Born on this day in Augusta, Georgia, was Charles Kelley, country music singer-songwriter with Lady Antebellum, who scored the 2009 US #1 Country hit "I Run To You." The group won five awards at the 2011 Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Need You Now." Lady Antebellum was also awarded the Best Country Album award at the 54th Grammy Awards.

Barbara Mandrell was seriously injured in a car accident. She suffered multiple injuries and severe concussion that caused temporary memory loss, confusion, and speech difficulties. She took an 18-month sabbatical from performing to recover.

Merle Haggard married Theresa Ann Lane, the couple have two They have two children, Jenessa and Ben. Haggard has been married five times.

Filmmaker and music video director Carolyn Mayer Beug, was one of the passengers who died when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center. Also on the plane with her was her mother, Mary Alice Wahlstrom. Beug had directed several music videos for country singer Dwight Yoakam.

TUESDAY 091019

A base jumping accident has claimed the life of a 38 year old California man.  Officials say the accident happened just after noon yesterday.  The victim jumped off the Perrine Bridge.  He struck the water with a partially deployed chute.  Nearby Kayakers pulled the man to shore and began CPR.  The male was jumping with his wife who made a safe landing.

Pump failure and power outage is being blamed for a failure at the sewer treatment facility in Mountain Home Sunday.  Raw sewage bubbled out of several manholes flooding one resident’s farm and shop.  The city was able to stop the sewage from overflowing within 20 minutes of being notified. 

The 9th Circuit Court has declined to weigh in on Idaho’s hemp debate.  Idaho is one of just a handful of states where hemp containing THC is still illegal in any form.  Meanwhile, more than a million dollars’ worth of hemp seized in a January traffic stop remains in Police custody.  An Oregon truck driver was arrested.  At first police believed they had stumbled on the biggest bust in Idaho’s history. 

An e-scooter crash in downtown Boise has left a 28 year old man with his jaw completely wired shut and in serious condition.  The accident Sunday sent Jacob Holbnrook to a hospital in Salt Lake City.  He tried to avoid an oncoming car when he crashed into a curb.  The crash fractured both sides of his jaw.  He now hopes his story can raise awareness of the risks involved with riding one of the devices. 

Mark Lankford who has already been convicted twice of the 1983 beating deaths of U.S. Marine Captain Robert Bravence and his wife Cheryl in Lewiston will stand trial again on the double murder.  In both previous convictions they have been overturned on appeal.  The jury selection is underway and the trial is being moved to Canyon County in an effort to find jurors who are unfamiliar with the case.  Mark’s brother, Bryan is serving a life sentence.  The two were charged with the robbery that resulted in the death of the Bravence’s.

Officials at Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming are trying to determine if some of the park’s 11 glaciers are still moving or if they are now remnant glaciers or ice patches.  The park is making an effort to better understand Teton, Middle Teton, Schoolroom, Petersen and Falling Ice glaciers.


In sports closer to home, the Boise State Football team moved up two spots in the Top 25 polls earlier this week.  The Broncos are ranked number 22 in the AP poll and the USA today coach’s poll.  They’re 2 and 0 after taking the Florida State game in Florida.  They also won their home game against Marshall.  BSU will be back in action Saturday at home when they play Portland State with game time at 815 pm. 

In high school girls soccer, Twin Falls defeated Wood River 5 to 2.  Canyon Ridge shut out Burley 9 to 0.

In Boys Soccer it was Canyon Ridge 5 Burley 1.  Jerome Downed Mountain Home 8 to 3.  Wood River won over Twin Falls 3 to 0. 

One volleyball score to report.  Valley 3 Hansen 0.


Today:  Cloudy with rain this morning...then a chance of an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 67F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 49F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies with an isolated shower possible and breezy. High: 67. Low: 43.

THURSDAY:  Mostly sunny skies and warmer. High: 71. Low: 46.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies and warmer. High: 79. Low: 50.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 79. Low: 51.

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy skies and breezy. High: 79. Low: 49.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 70.

September 10th: On this day

Born on this day in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was country singer Tommy Overstreet, Often known simply as "T.O." His highest charting hit was 1972's "Ann (Don't Go Runnin')," which went to #2. He died on Nov 2 2015.

Lynn Anderson recorded "Rose Garden" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville. Anderson's version of "Rose Garden" remains one of the most successful country crossover recordings of all-time. The track topped the US Billboard country chart for five weeks, reached No.3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and was a major hit in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Norway and the UK.

Born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee, was Ashley Monroe, singer-songwriter who became a member of Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley.

Randy Travis was back at #1 on the country chart with Always & Forever, his second album. Released from this album were the singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", all of which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Garth Brooks released his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind, which became his first album to debut at #1 the Billboard 200 chart and the Top Country Albums chart. There it enjoyed four runs at #1 spending a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

Brooks & Dunn were at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Brand New Man" the duo's debut single. It was also the first single from their album, Brand New Man, and their first #1 single on the country charts.

MCA records released George Jones' "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair," with a star studded line up of vocal guests: Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Mark Chesnutt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, T. Graham Brown, Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and Pam Tillis.

To aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, ReAct Now: Music & Relief was held where various Country performers appeared at the 4-hour concert - which aired live on CMT. Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Paul McCartney, Big & Rich, Hank Williams Jr., The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland and Emmylou Harris all appeared.

MONDAY 090919

Should smoking be banned in Twin Falls city owned parks and trails?  That’s one of the items on the agenda for tonight’s City Council Meeting.  In April, the council asked the Parks and Recreation commission bring a recommendation.  Following two public meetings, the commission will recommend banning smoking. 

Seven jail inmates in Canyon County have filed tort claims claiming deputies gave them used razors to shave.  The inmates say a deputy pulled the used razors from a biohazard waste box and handed them out.  All Seven inmates tested positive for Hepatitis C following the incident. 

Consuelo Bach, a 28 year old Jerome resident has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence following a crash.  On Wednesday she ran a red light at Blue Lakes and North College Road.  She struck a Ford Pickup driven by Henry Yepez who was seriously injured. 

A former Boise mayor who resigned amid a travel and spending scandal and later served time for misusing public money says he’s running for the office again.  Brent Coles announced his campaign for mayor Friday, first apologizing for the events that led to his political downfall 16 years ago and then criticizing the current administration’s spending on efforts to renovate Boise’s main library.

It’s called high lining:  where someone tries to walk across a rope or nylon strap suspended high above the ground.  The daredevil sport has been banned at a national reserve and state park in Idaho while the activity is studied.  Officials at the state-managed City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park say the ban took effect Aug. 28 after several high lining episodes among the towering, rocky outcrops.  Most people participating in the sport wear a harness to catch them if they fall.

Human bones excavated from a 4,000-year-old burial site in western Wyoming will be returned to a Native American tribe.  The fragmentary human remains of an 8- to 9-year-old child and an adult will be returned to a tribe in Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana or Idaho following consultations.  The bones were removed from a site near the U.S. Forest Service’s Dead Indian Campground in 1969 during an archaeological excavation.


 In Southern Idaho sports from over the weekend, first to 8-man High School Football, where Valley downed Genesee 72 to 30.  Pairie took the win over Raft Rivere 56 to 12.  Oakley 50 Idaho City 22.  It was Cole Valley Christian 62 Wendell 0. 

From Friday, Declo 21 over Aberdeen 6.  Lighthouse Christian 68 over Hansen 20.  Kimberly defeated American Falls 28 to 14, Carey 66 over Castleford 8.  Horshoe Bend took it from Glenns Ferry 14 to 0.  Dietrich 46 over Hagerman 12.  Preston 24 won over Jerome 24 to 14.  Mountain Home won the game in overtime over Pocatello 21 to 20.  Minico 39 over Wood River 0.  Clark Watersprings 58 over Richfield 16.  Marsh Valley defeated Filer 34 to 6.  Burley downed Buhl 36 to 9 and it was Bonneville 22 over Canyon Ridge 6.

In High School Soccer Twin Falls defeated Century 6 to 1.  American Falls 4 Buhl 1 and Jerome Defeated Wood River 1 to 0. 

In college Volleyball Miami-Dade took the win over The College of Southern Idaho Friday night 3 to 1.  Then Saturday, The College of Southern Idaho went 1-1 on its final day of play at the Starr Corporation Invitational. The finished the event 2-2 and are now (6-6) on the season.


Today:  Clouds and some sun this morning with more clouds for this afternoon. High 71F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A few clouds. Low 49F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley with a chance of p.m. rain showers and thunderstorms in both regions.   High: 67 Low: 45  Mountains: 65 Low: 40

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and partly sunny in the Wood River Valley, with a chance of p.m. rain showers and thunderstorms in both regions. High: 65 Low: 42 Mountains: 60 Low: 38

THURSDAY: Sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. High: 71 Low: 44  Mountains: 64 Low: 40

FRIDAY: Sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. High: 81 Low: 50  Mountains: 70 Low: 43

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.  High: 77 Low: 50  Mountains: 67 Low: 43

SUNDAY: Partly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 75 Mountains: 64

September 9th: On this day

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

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

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

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

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

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

Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Festival, took place at Randall's Island, New York City, New York. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Billy Joe Shaver, Tim Reynolds, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supersuckers, The Ditty Bops, Montgomery Gentry, Jimmy Sturr, Danielle Evin, Jesse Lenat, Pauline Reese, Paula Nelson, Titty Bingo, and 40 Points.