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Monday 070918

A mother who fled the violence in her homeland of Ethiopia is mourning after her only daughter was slain in Idaho.  BIFF-ih-too Kuh-DEER threw a party last weekend for ROO-ya who was turning 3. A man with a knife attacked partygoers, stabbing nine people including Ruya. The girl died Monday. All of the injured were refugees from Ethiopia, Syria and Iraq.

Jessica Conser, who is accused of killing her father at his southeastern Idaho home last month, has been found to be incompetent to stand trial.  Conser is charged with murder for the death of Matthew Travao.  She will be placed in a secure mental health facility for further evaluation.

28 year old Lincoln County Resident Pedro Perez is in jail on charges of third degree arson.  On July 5th officers responded to a fire that burned a haystack at the four brothers’ dairy near Shoshone. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint against a defunct Idaho company because USDA officials say the business owes farmers tens of thousands of dollars.  The complaint alleges Northwest Produce failed to pay 11 produce growers more than $85,000 during a nearly two-year span between 2015 and 2017.

Authorities say 48 year old Lora Skehan and 65 Year old Paul Mueller died of gunshot wounds in a Murder Suicide at a Kimberly mobile home park Thursday afternoon.  A neighbor claims there had been violence in the home for as long as they lived there. 

A Tennessee man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the 2004 death of his wife in northern Idaho. Forty-eight-year-old Stephen Mathew Lott appeared in Bonner County Magistrate Court where bail was set at $1 million. Authorities say he killed Christine Lott, a 34-year-old mother of three, on March 25, 2004 in northern Idaho.

An eastern Idaho man authorities say shot and killed his wife has been charged with first-degree murder. Sixty-three-year-old Eugene Ruff of Aberdeen was charged Friday in Bingham County District Court.

On Saturday, afternoon a two-vehicle crash left one person injured, north of Declo.  55 year old Greg Hansen of Salt Lake city was westbound on I-84 on a Motorcycle.  When he exited the interstate he failed to yield at a stop sign and struck a vehicle driven by 59 year old Joe Anderson of Jackson.  Hansen was transported by air ambulance to Pocatello and later to Salt Lake for treatment.

In local sports – legion baseball, the Twin Falls Cowboys split a double header Saturday with the Billings Royals.  The first game found the cowboys winning 5 to 4.  Then the Royals took it 5 to 2 in the second game.  Hillcrest beat the Twin Falls Blackhawks 3 to 2 and the Kimberly Astros won over the Pocatello Rebels 14 to 3.

On Friday, it was Pleasant Grove 12 Twin Falls Blackhawks 4. 



Today:  Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 99F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low near 70F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 101F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 92 (Mountains: 88)

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 94 (Mountains: 90)

FRIDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 95 (Mountains: 91)

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 95 (Mountains: 88)

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 92 (Mountains: 85)

July 9th: On this day


Born on this day in Posey in Hopkins County, Texas, was Eddie Dean singer and actor, whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time. Dean was best known for "I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven" (1955), which became an even greater hit for Tex Ritter in 1961. Dean died on March 4th 1999 aged 91.


Born on this day in Mannford, Oklahoma, was Lee Hazlewood country and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer, his recordings have been praised as an essential contribution to a sound often described as "Cowboy Psychedelia." He died on Aug 4th 2007.


June Carter married the actor and composer Carl Smith. They had one child together, Carlene Carter. The couple divorced in 1956.


Born on this day in Rock Hill, South Carolina, was David Ball, American country music artist. His highest-peaking chart entries are 1994's "Thinkin' Problem" and 2001's "Riding With Private Malone", both of which peaked at #2.


During recording sessions at Sun studios in Memphis, Elvis Presley recorded a version of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon Of Kentucky". Numerous artists have recorded the song, including John Fogerty, Patsy Cline, Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, LeAnn Rimes, Paul McCartney, Boxcar Willie, Ray Charles and Jerry Reed.


Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, the song is a woman's perspective on the impending collapse of her marriage. The lyrics begin with an old parenting trick of spelling out words mothers and fathers hope their young children will not understand, they (the children) being not yet able to spell or comprehend the word's meaning. The original Tammy Wynette recording features in the films Five Easy Pieces and Brokeback Mountain.


Born on this day in Waterloo, Iowa, was Emily West, country music artist, who debuted on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in early 2008 with the single "Rocks in Your Shoes" and also scored a hit with "Blue Sky", a duet with Keith Urban, in 2010.


The Country Music Association unveiled 12 Hall of Fame honorees: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro.


Luke Bryan caused controversy in an interview with Hits Double Daily for implying that Outlaw country artists (particularly Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson) had spent their career "laying in the gutter, strung out on drugs

Friday 070618

The Blaine County Sheriff’s office say 42 year old Sean Michael Newman of Dietrich was arrested Wednesday charged with felony third degree arson.  He is accused of starting a three-quarter acre fire on the Bowe Bridge trail near Lyons Park which forced the evacuation of people who were attending River Fest at Draper Preserve.

Idaho State Police say 81 year old Richard Johnson of Washington State died in a three vehicle pileup on I-84 early Wednesday morning west of the Burley interchange in Minidoka County.  A pickup hauling a car on a trailer lost control and collided with a westbound FedEx Tractor Trailer after crossing over the median. 

25-year old Eric Rodriquez-Gonzales of Twin Falls has been charged with taking a debit card left in an ATM and trying to use it to buy nearly 900-dollars’ worth of goods from various area locations.  Police used ATM records to trace the credit card activities.  A preliminary hearing is set for July 13th

The body of a 14-year-old Utah boy has been recovered from the Teton River.  The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the body of Justin Grass of Sandy, Utah, was recovered Wednesday near the town of Wilford.  Grass went missing June 24 while swimming near the Teton Dam.

Idaho officials say more boats carrying invasive mussels have been intercepted at inspection stations so far this year than for the entire boating seasons in each of the last five years. 41,000 inspections have found 36 watercraft with mussels.

Idaho has more than doubled the number of workers assigned to logging and restoration projects on federal lands within the state with the goal of doubling timber harvest and restoration treatments on federal lands by 2025.  The Idaho Department of Lands is increasing from five to 13 the number of workers taking part in a federal-state partnership allowing state workers to manage timber sales on U.S. Forest Service land.

Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High near 95F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 64F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High near 95F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Low: 63 (Mountains: 57)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 97 (Mountains: 91)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 96 (Mountains: 92)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 91 (Mountains: 88)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 92 (Mountains: 87)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 95 (Mountains: 88)

July 6th: On this day

Born on this day in Titusville, Pennsylvania, was Jeannie Seely country music singer and Grand Ole Opry star. She is best known for her 1966 Grammy award-winning Country hit, "Don't Touch Me", which peaked at #2 on the country charts.

Born on this day in Seguin, Texas, was Nanci Griffith, American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Griffith has recorded duets with many artists, among them Emmylou Harris, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Dolores Keane, Willie Nelson, and Darius Rucker.

Tammy Wynette married songwriter George Richey at her home in Jupiter Beach, Florida. This was the singers fifth marrage and saw Richey becoming her manager throughout much of the 1980s.

Roy Rogers, singer and cowboy actor died of congestive heart failure in Apple Valley, California. 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 and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957.

The Dixie Chicks performed a concert at Dallas' American Airlines Center despite an anonymous threat that group member Natalie Maines would be shot on stage, (after the controversy regading her comments about President George W. Bush, and the Iraq war). Maines had a police escort to and from the show and then directly to the airport.

Waylon Jennings was inducted to Hollywood's Rock Wall in Hollywood, California. Between 1966 and 1995, 54 Jennings albums charted, with 11 reaching #1. Jennings was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum's married Nashville publicist Cassie McConnell in the Bahamas.

July 7th: On this day


Born on this day in Henagar, Alabama, was Charlie Louvin, singer and songwriter. He is best known as one of the Louvin Brothers, and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1955. In 2001, the Louvin brothers were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Charlie Louvin died on 26 Jan 2011.


Born on this day in Hardy, Arkansas was Doyle 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 October 16, 1982.


Johnny Cash signed up for the Air Force, taking basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Assigned as Radio Intercept Operator to Air Force base in Landsberg, Germany, Cash organized a band of five servicemen who share his C&W tastes as the 'Landsberg Barbarians,' as he learns to play the guitar.


Following six months on the Louisiana Hayride Johnny Cash made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.


Born on this day in Hobbema, Alberta, was Cree-Canadian country music singer, songwriter Shane Yellowbird. He was named the Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards, Chevy Trucks Rising Star of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, and had one of the 10 most played country music songs of the year in Canada.


Johnny Cash was honoured with the Shalom Peace Award from the Jewish National Fund at a testimonial dinner held at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Executive director of the JNF, Marcia Werbin, said “Johnny Cash was selected for this honour for his contributions and efforts to promote peace through music”.


"Love Without End, Amen" by George Strait became Billboard's first five-week #1 song, matching 1977's "Here You Come Again" by Dolly Parton. "Love Without End, Amen" is Strait's first multi-week chart-topper, after his first 18 #1’s had spent just one week on top.


Keith Urban performed with Alicia Keys at one of Al Gore's Live Earth concerts held around the world. The concerts which were held to raise awareness of global warming saw Urban performing at the concert held in New York City.


Randy Travis was hospitalized in a critical condition with viral cardiomyopathy after a viral upper respiratory infection. Three days later, he suffered a stroke and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He was released from Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas on July 31, 2013 and entered a physical therapy facility.


July 8th: On this day


Born on this day in Clinton, Oklahoma, was Toby Keith, country music singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. His debut "Should've Been a Cowboy", topped the US country charts and was the most played country song of the 1990s. The song has received three million spins since then, according to Broadcast Music Incorporated.



Born on this day in Brownwood, Texas, was Drew Womack, singer, songwriter with Sons Of The Desert. Womack wrote Kenny Chesney's "She's Got It All", from his 1997 album I Will Stand, which became Chesney's first #1 single on the country charts.


Kris Kristofferson was at #1 on the Country charts with "Why Me." The single features backing vocals by soon-to-be wife Rita Coolidge and up-and-coming singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin and was included on the album, Jesus Was a Capricorn. The song became the biggest hit of his career.


Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country charts with "Natural High", (which featured harmony vocals by Janie Fricke). It became Haggard's thirty-third #1 Country single.


Garth Brooks and wife, Sandy, had their first child, Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks. The couple first met in May 1986 when Garth was working as a bouncer at a bar.


Connie Smith married 1990s country artist Marty Stuart. The couple met while writing songs together for Smith's 1998 comeback album.


Country singer Steve Wariner asked for a restraining order against Linda Marie Shinn, who he claimed had been stalking him since 1989, when he performed at RodeoHouston. Wariner alleged that she had sent him countless letters he characterized as, “absurd and frightening” as well as emails and Facebook posts.

Thursday 7/518

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is trying to reassure farmers that they will not bear the brunt of an international trade war.  But Perdue declined to say specifically how the Department of Agriculture might help farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and other trading partners.

Former Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall will head to district court after it was determined there was enough cause to pursue a charge of misuse of public monies.  The charges include Costco certificates meant for county reimbursements and the use of the county’s credit cards for gas and hotel services that may have been used for personal use.

Crews in Ketchum have begun working on a project that in the end will improve fish habitat in an area impacted by gold dredging on the Yankee Fork Tributary of the Salmon River.  Forest service officials say a dredging operation along a section of the river between 1940 and 1952 removed gold but altered portions of the Yankee Fork. 

Washington couple is suing an Idaho county for a landslide that destroyed their home.  Lee and Myola Stewart filed a lawsuit against Bonner County after their home was wrecked in March 2017 when the hillside behind their home broke loose. Their claim of $367,265 in damages was rejected.  They are now seeking a jury trial and damages which exceed $10,000.

Gov. Butch Otter's office says Idaho inmates will not be housed in National Guard barracks despite being asked by top correction officials to consider the possibility to address the state's growing criminal justice crisis.  Mark Warbis, Otter's communication's director, said that the Idaho National Guard doesn't have the personnel or a secure facility to detain inmates.   Idaho recently signed a contract to send up to 670 inmates at a private prison in Texas starting at the end of August. In the meantime, Idaho's prisons are currently at capacity and the state needs to find space for overflow inmates.

Today:  Sunny and hot Winds: East 5-15 mph High: 98 (Mountains: 91)

Tonight:  Mostly clear and mild  Winds: SE 5-10 mph  Low 62 (Mountains: 57)

Tomorrow:  Sunny and hot Winds: Light & Variable High: 95 (Mountains: 90)

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear and mild

Winds: South 5-10 mph

Low 61 (Mountains: 55)

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 92 (Mountains: 87)

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 96 (Mountains: 90)

MONDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 97 (Mountains: 91)

TUESDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 92 (Mountains: 89)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 90 (Mountains: 87)

July 5th: On this day


Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Doug McClure and The Cowsills. Johnny performed a version of “Custer Don't Ride Very Good Any” with Buffy Sainte-Marie.


Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "He Loves Me All the Way." Written by Billy Sherrill, Norro Wilson, and Carmol Taylor, it became Tammy Wynette's seventh #1 solo hit on the country charts.


George Jones' classic track, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" was at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. The melancholy song, written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman has been named in several surveys as the greatest country song of all time.


Born on this day in Augusta, Georgia, Dave Haywood, 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.


Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing "Ring of Fire", Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has.” Cash died on Sept 12th of this year.


Mickey Gilley was seriously injured in a fall in Branson, Missouri. The 73 year-old was helping a neighbor move some furniture when he fell, with the 'love seat' falling on top of him, crushing four vertebrae. The incident left him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down . After intense physical therapy he was able to walk again and returned to the stage a year later. However, he still lacks the hand coordination necessary to play the piano.

Tuesday 070318

The three year old girl who was stabbed at her birthday party at a Boise apartment complex has died.  Meanwhile, the man charged in a mass stabbing  was in court yesterday. Timmy Kinner has been charged with injuring nine people in the attack and now one count of murder.

A Meridian police officer who was wounded in a shootout with a suspect on Sunday is in good condition after undergoing surgery. The officer returned fire killing one person. 

A wildfire at 3100 Foothills road in Twin Falls county continues to burn.  It was reported just before 11:30 yesterday.  It’s burned hundreds of acres after initially burning about 25.   

At their Idaho convention, Republicans spiked a last-ditch effort calling for harsher punishments for employers who hire workers living the country illegally. The event wrapped up Sunday.

The Twin Falls Fire Department is reminding residents to use only “Safe and Sane” fireworks this Fourth of July. Twin Falls firefighters have already extinguished small brush fires this summer, as grasses and other fuels are plentiful and dry, and are concerned about the growing risk of aerial and other illegal fireworks to public safety and property.

There’s stair climbing and then theirs world trade center STAIR CLIMBING!  Justin Jensen from the Burley Fire Department climbed 80 floors finishing in about an hour Sunday morning with full fire department gear on.  On Sunday, he carried the spirit of fallen New York firefighters who died during the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

 300 new laws have gone into effect in Idaho and one of them is the left lane driving law. The new law will allow police to ticket anyone traveling too slow in the left lane, causing a traffic jam.  An Idaho State Police officer believes this law will be difficult to enforce.

Idaho correctional officials say the state's criminal justice crisis has escalated to a point where it might declare an emergency and begin housing overflow inmates in National Guard barracks.  The National Guard will submit their analysis of using the barracks for inmates by the end of the week.

Today:  Mostly sunny, breezy and comfortable  Winds: West 10-20 mph  High: 75 (Mountains: 70)

Tonight:  Comfy and mostly clear  Winds: SE 5-15 mph  Low 47 (Mountains: 42)

Tomorrow:  Sunny and hotter  Winds: SE 5-10 mph  High: 91 (Mountains: 84)

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 95 (Mountains: 89)

FRIDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 96 (Mountains: 91)

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 91 (Mountains: 85)

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 94 (Mountains: 88)

MONDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 96 (Mountains: 89)

Monday 070218

Idaho Republicans wrapped their three day state party over the weekend, making it clear they have one eye on the November election and another in 2020.  Hundreds from around Idaho gathered to talk party policies, possible rule changes and speeches from top GOP political candidates.

The judge in the case of a Lincoln county man who is accused of killing his daughter could decide if the case moves forward today.  Johnathan Pugh of Shoshone appeared in court last week as part of his preliminary hearing to determine if the state has enough evidence to go to trial.  His daughter was shot and killed during an argument.  He is being charged with Felony Voluntary manslaughter.

Former Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall will head to district court after it was determined there was enough cause to pursue a charge of misuse of public monies.  The charges include Costco certificates meant for county reimbursements and the use of the county’s credit cards for gas and hotel services that may have been used for personal use. 

 Breaking news this morning out of Meridian.  Shots fired, one person is dead and one officer, who returned fire killing the suspect, was injured when the suspect opened fire.  Two other suspects ran from the scene but authorities say this morning a male suspect turned himself into police.  The incident happened at about 1:40 pm yesterday near Overland and Maple Grove roads in Boise.  A female remains at large.  It all started when officers stopped a vehicle that ended in a foot pursuit.  The officer sustained two gunshot wounds to his legs.  Doctors performed surgery to stop the bleeding.  He is expected to make a full recovery.  When the shots fired, officer down call went out on police radios, authorities from nearby districts including the Idaho State Police quickly moved in to the area.  Names of those involved have not been released.  The woman, police say, isn’t considered a danger to area residents.

Nine people were stabbed at a three year old girl’s birthday party in Boise over the weekend.  Authorities said the girl and five other children were injured and three adults who jumped in to save the children were also stabbed.  Some were gravely injured police say.  30 year old Timmy Kinner who was asked to leave Friday because of his behavior has been arrested.  He returned Saturday to the apartment complex where many resettled refugee families live. 

July 2nd: On this day


Born on this day, in Maces Spring, Virginia, was Janette Carter who was the last surviving child of A.P. and Sara Carter, of Carter Family musical fame. In 1976, she and community members built an 880-seat amphitheater, the Carter Family Fold, beside the store her father operated in Southwestern Virginia. Today, the Carter Family Fold attracts more than 50,000 visitors a year. She died on 22nd Jan 2006 aged 82.


Born on this day, in Wichita, Kansas, was Marvin Rainwater, country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole Lotta Woman." He was known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage and was 25 percent Cherokee. Rainwater died on Sept 17 2013.



Born on this day, was Michelle Branch, singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper, and in 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy-nominated single "Leave the Pieces". The Wreckers disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers.


MCA released Trisha Yearwood, the eponymous debut album by future country music superstar Trisha Yearwood. It features her first Billboard Hot Country Songs hit "She's in Love with the Boy", which reached the top of the country charts in June 1991. Also included are follow-up hits "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart", "That's What I Like About You", and "The Woman Before Me". The album which itself reached the #2 position on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart contains the track "Victim of the Game", originally recorded by Yearwood's friend and future husband, Garth Brooks, for his 1990 album No Fences.


The Live 8 concerts were held around the world to battle poverty, which saw Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing in Rome, and Toby Keith and Keith Urban in Philadelphia. Among other acts who took part: Paul McCartney, U2, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Sting and Brian Wilson. More than 1,000 musicians performed at the concerts, which were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.

Friday 062918

A 43 year old Jerome man is expected to make full recovery after being impaled by a large fork on a front-end loader.  Jerome authorities were called to So-Ida commodities near the KOA campgrounds along highway 93.  The person was using the loader to push fence posts into the ground.   He was impaled through his back and abdomen. 

Authorities in Jerome are investigating a hit and run crash Wednesday night.  A motorcycle was traveling near 550 Golf Course Road.  The motorcycle collided with a car that left the scene.  The motorcyclist was seriously injured. 

Chance Amerson, of Filer was arrested Tuesday on meth trafficking charges.  At Amerson's home police recovered just under a pound of meth, nine grams of marijuana, meth pipes and materials needed to manufacture meth pipes, as well as over $2,000 dollars in his wallet.

Leisha Marler A Twin Falls woman out on parole is heading back behind bars after being in possession of meth.  She admitted to officers she smoked meth earlier in the day Tuesday but had not used the syringe.

The switch has been flipped at the new landfill gas-to-energy system at Milner Butte.  That means the methane gas generated by the garbage will be converted to electricity.  Soon the system will produce enough energy for about 2-thousand homes.

Authorities in Idaho Falls say 27-year-old Taylor Ketlinski of Nampa died after being booked into the Bonneville County Jail.  Officials say he died Tuesday morning after deputies noticed him having a medical issue.

Federal officials are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the prosecution of whoever removed a large sign identifying a wild horse herd area. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the 12-foot sign posted at a remote intersection noted the location of the Saylor Creek Wild Horse Herd Management Area.

A lawsuit accuses an Idaho property management company of fraudulently moving or taking up to $1 million from the property owners it contracted with. The suit alleges Meridian-based Paradigm Property Solutions, LLC took as much as $750,000 to $1 million from property owners' trust accounts and moved it to other accounts without permission.

In local sports, Twin Falls legion baseball – The cowboys are hosting five teams representing four different states in this week’s cowboy classic.  Twin Falls went 2 and 0 on the first day with the cowboys defeating Taylorsville Utah 6 to 1 and the cowboys defeated Durango Post 7 to 3.  The games wrap up Sunday with an 11 o-clock game.  All games are being played at the Skip Walker Field at the College Of Southern Idaho. 



Today:  Partly cloudy. High 75F. (Mountains: 69)Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight: A clear sky. Low near 51F. (MOUNTAINS 45) Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 76F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Low: 55 (Mountains: 48)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 84 (Mountains: 76)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 84 (Mountains: 77)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 85 (Mountains: 78)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 87 (Mountains: 78)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 91 (Mountains: 82)

June 29th: On this day


Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, the song is a woman's perspective on the impending collapse of her marriage. The lyrics begin with an old parenting trick of spelling out words mothers and fathers hope their young children will not understand, they (the children) being not yet able to spell or comprehend the word's meaning. The original Tammy Wynette recording features in the films Five Easy Pieces and Brokeback Mountain.



Jerry Reed was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “When You're Hot, You're Hot", his most successful on the country charts peaking at #1 for five weeks.


The Country Music Association announced it would add four new Country Music Hall of Fame members in September: Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, George Morgan and former Grand Ole Opry executive E.W. "Bud" Wendell.


Mike Curb the founder of Curb Records was honored with the 2,341st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Canada Post issued the limited edition Anne Murray Stamp. She was recognized along with three other iconic Canadian recording artists: Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.


Dolly Parton pulled a huge crowd for her debut Glastonbury set, performing some of her biggest hits during the UK festival. The singer was greeted by the biggest crowd of the weekend, with many dressed in Dolly wigs with fake balloon boobs. One flag in the audience read: "Dolly, take me to your bosom."






June 30th: On this day


Born on this day, was Doyle Holly, American musician best known as the bass guitar player of the country music band Buck Owens and the Buckaroos and for his solo hit songs "Queen Of The Silver Dollar" and "Lila". The Buckaroos had more than 30 Top 40 singles on the country music charts in the 1960s and early 1970s, with 21 #1 hits such as "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail," "Love's Gonna Live Here, “and "Act Naturally." Their sound influenced later artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, The Derailers and the Desert Rose Band. Holly died on January 13, 2007.


Born on this day was American singer and songwriter Larry Henley. He was best known for co-writing (with Jeff Silbar) the 1989 hit record "Wind Beneath My Wings." He co-wrote with Red Lane "'Til I Get It Right" for Tammy Wynette, later covered by Barbra Streisand and Kenny Rogers. Other #1 country hits were his songs "Is It Still Over?" (Randy Travis), "Lizzie and the Rainman" (Tanya Tucker), and "He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen)" (Janie Fricke). Other songs included "Shotgun rider" for Delbert McClinton; "You're Welcome to Tonight" by Lynn Anderson and Gary Morris; and "The World Needs a Melody" by The Carter Family with Johnny Cash. He died in Nashville, Tennessee on 18 Dec 2014 age 77.


Opryland USA Theme Park and Opryland Hotel opened to the public well ahead of the Grand Ole Opry House, which debuted nearly two years later, on March 16, 1974. The opening night, was attended by US President Richard Nixon, who played a few songs on the piano.


Born on this day was Cole Swindell, American country music songwriter known for his 2013 breakout hit "Chillin' It" and co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll."


Garth Brooks received a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer also buried the master tapes to his The Hits underneath the star.


Chet Atkins died after a long battle with cancer. An influential guitarist & producer who helped create "The Nashville Sound," he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 and earned a Lifetime Achievement award from the Grammys. A stretch of Interstate 185 in southwest Georgia (between LaGrange and Columbus) is named "Chet Atkins Parkway." Clint Black's album Nothin' but the Taillights includes the song "Ode to Chet".



July 1st: On this day


Born on this day in Ashland, Kentucky, was Keith Whitley, country music singer who charted 19 singles on the Billboard country charts, including five consecutive #1’s: "Don't Close Your Eyes", "When You Say Nothing at All", "I'm No Stranger to the Rain", "I Wonder Do You Think of Me" and "It Ain't Nothin'". He died on May 9, 1989, the cause of death was determined to be acute ethanolism (alcohol poisoning).


Patsy Cline made her network television debut on the short-lived television version of the Grand Ole Opry on ABC-TV.


Claude King was at #1 on the Country chart with "Wolverton Mountain." The hit that established his career was a rewrite of the original version by Merle Kilgore, which was based on a real character named Clifton Clowers who lived on the mountain north of Morrilton, Arkansas.


Born on this day was American actress and comedian Melissa Peterman best known for her role as Barbra Jean in the television comedy series Reba.


Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country charts with "Amanda", a song written by Bob McDill and which was also recorded by Don Williams. Taken from his 1974 album The Ramblin' Man, "Amanda" would be Waylon Jennings's eighth solo #1 on the country chart.


Glen Campbell began serving 10 nights in jail along with two years of probation for a November 2003 drink-driving, hit-and-run collision. The 68 year old entertainer was also sentenced to 75 hours of community service and fined $900.


Charles Carr died aged 79. The Auburn University freshman chauffeured Hank Williams on his last ride from Montgomery to a New Year's Eve show in Charleston and then to another concert scheduled for Jan 1st 1953, in Canton, Ohio. He drove to a nearby hospital, where the singer was pronounced dead.