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Friday 090619

A group that got Medicaid expansion on the Idaho ballot last year says it has started another initiative to raise money for public schools by increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy.  Reclaim Idaho announced the initiative proposal to raise taxes by 3% on individuals making more than $250,000 or married couples making more than $500,000.  The plan would also raise corporate tax rates from 7.4% to 8%. The group says that will raise $170 million for K-12 public schools while reducing the need for school levies through property tax overrides.

A Jefferson County sheriff deputy shot and killed a man early Wednesday morning after officials say the man fired on law enforcement officers.  It was reported that a 53-year-old man had pointed a handgun at his wife and threatened to kill her. When the officers arrived, the woman had already fled the home and the suspect had barricaded himself inside.  Deputies negotiated with the man for seven hours. The man eventually began shooting at the law enforcement officers and deputies returned fire, killing the man.

What’s known as the 100 deadliest days of driving in Idaho ended Labor Day and police say it appears there were less fatal crashes.  Statewide numbers show 90.  Last year there were 101 fatal crashes. 

Minidoka county school district authorities say a bus crash just before 4 pm on Tuesday involved 20 students.  The driver stopped at the intersection of 200 West and 50 South but semi-trailers blocked the drivers view.  When the bus pulled forward to get a better view of traffic it was hit by a car.  One student had a bump on their head.  Some parents question why they were not notified.  The school superintendent blames that on being short staffed. 

Wild Horse adoptions in Idaho are up.  Right now BLM in Idaho I caring for 344 horses.  Last year there were 178.  If you adopt you could get $1000.

Police responding to reports of a “disorderly male” in Coeur d’Alene shot and killed a man Wednesday morning.  Police said 29-year-old Fares J. Al-Samno was shot at about 9:50 a.m. Officers and medical personnel attempted to treat his wounds but he died at the scene.  Police say when they arrived, Al-Samno allegedly charged him while holding a knife. He refused commands to drop the knife and continued to aggressively approach the officers.


The College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagle Volleyball team could be turning their season around.  Last night the number 14 ranked team took the first win as they battled Casper College in the Starr Corporation Invitational in Twin Falls.  Tonight they take on Number 4 ranked Miami Dade at 7:30. 

In high school boys soccer, Gooding won over Declo 4 to 1.  Bliss 3 Wendell 2, Sun Valley Community School took the win from Kimberly 4 to 0 and the Filer Buhl game ended with no score.

In Girls Soccer, Wendell defeated Bliss 3 to 0.  Sun Valley Community School defeated Kimberly 3 to 1.  Filer and Buhl tied it up with 1 each and Gooding shut out Declo 2 to 0. 

In high school volleyball, Lighthouse Christian won over Shoshone 2 to 0.  Lighthouse Christian defeated Carey 2 to 0 and it was Jerome 3 Canyon Ridge 2.  The Buhl Canyon Ridge was tied at 2 each.  Murtaugh took the win From Dietrich 2 to 0 and Murtaugh defeated Oakley 2 to 0.  Declo won over Valley 3 to 1. 


Today:  Rain showers this morning with some sunshine during the afternoon hours. High 84F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight:  Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 56F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Increasing clouds through the day with near average temperatures. High: 84. Low: 56.

SUNDAY:  Scattered showers and storms and cooler. High: 70. Low: 47.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of a shower. High: 71. Low: 47.

TUESDAY: Slight chance of showers with partly sunny skies. High: 72. Low: 47.

WEDNESDAY: A chance of PM showers and storms under partly sunny skies. High: 70. Low: 45.

THURSDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Staying cool with partly cloudy skies. High: 73.d

September 6th: On this day

Born on this day in Checotah, Oklahoma, was Mel McDaniel, country music artist. His chart-making years were mainly the 1980s with his hits from that era including "Louisiana Saturday Night", "Big Ole Brew", "Stand Up", and the #1 "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On". He died on March 31, 2011.

Whilst hanging out backstage at the Montgomery Municipal Auditorium, Hank Williams offered to go out on stage to retrieve Hardrock Gunter's guitar who had just finished his set. Hank walked onto the stage and picked it up, and played a few songs, bringing the house down!

Born on this day in Fairborn, Ohio, was Buddy Miller, country singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer, who has toured as lead guitarist for Emmylou Harris's Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch.

Born on this day in Beaumont, Texas, was Mark Chesnutt, country music singer who scored the 1991 US Country #1 single with his version of "Brother Jukebox", (which Don Everley had recorded in 1977).

Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Charley Pride and Ian & Sylvia. Charlie performed a medley; Tribute to Hank Williams with Johnny Cash.

Glen Campbell started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Rhinestone Cowboy', his first #1 after 13 Top 40 hits. It made #4 in the UK. Written by Larry Weiss, Campbell first heard the song on the radio and, during a tour of Australia decided to learn the song. Soon after his return to the United States, Campbell went to Al Coury's office at Capitol Records, where he was approached about "a great new song" - "Rhinestone Cowboy."

Ernest Tubb died. Nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, American singer and songwriter Tubb was one of the early pioneers of country music. His biggest hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" from 1941, marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music.

Abraham Spear was sentenced to 17 years in jail for arranging to have sex with two young girls. The banjo player from Nashville had logged onto a website and began communicating with someone he thought was the mother of two young girls. He asked the woman to send photos of the girls and in exchange, he sent back a photo of himself in his underwear, and allegedly offered to be the girls' "teacher." What he didn't know was that the girls' "mother" was actually an FBI agent.

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Officials in Gooding County say residents will decide the future of a 16-million dollar jail bond in November.  The plan is to reconstruct the sheriff’s annex building which was a former school.

New security measures are being developed in the Jerome School District.  This week, all visitors to any school will need to check in with a photo id.  The ID will be kept in the office until you check out in order for the district to know who is in the buildings at any time. 

The Twin Falls K-Mart will close their doors by the end of the year.  There are only two stores that are open in the gem state.  The other one located in Lewiston will close as well.  There will be about 100 stores nationwide that will be closed.  Transform Holdco is the parent company of Kmart and Sears after acquiring the companies in 2018 from the Sears holding corporation.  Sears Holding filed for Bankruptcy in the fall of 2018.

The Idaho Press Club has filed a lawsuit against Ada County saying officials repeatedly violated the state’s Public Record Act in response to four separate public records requests over the lease or purchase of the Les Bois race track.  In another case, a request for 911 recordings regarding scooter accidents was not fulfilled. Officials said those who made the calls would have to sign a release. 

Several local educator leaders have been named to Governor Little’s Education task force called our Kids, Idaho’s future.  Now the members are identifying some of Southern Idaho problems.  One of which is that there is no college nearby from which to recruit new teachers.   

A Burley Doctor has pleaded guilty to surgically implanting counterfeit breast implants into at least nine women.  Temp Ray Patterson said he purchased the implants from China and had them shipped to Idaho where he falsely passed them off as a devices that were FDA approved.  He also gave the patients phony paperwork and labels that made them look legitimate.  He agreed to pay $82-hundred in restitution to each uncompensated victim.  He faces up to three years in prison for the crime.


In sports from around the area, first to Boys soccer where two identical twin Brothers faced off in Twin Falls.  Corey Farnsworth is the head soccer coach for Canyon Ridge and his Brother Carey is the new coach for the Twin Falls Bruins.  Last night the two met with their team and a bet that the looser was going to have to buy the winner a burrito.  The winning burrito went to Corey at Canyon Ridge.  It was the Riverhawks 2 and the Bruins 0.  Elsewhere Jerome defeated Minico 10 to 0 and Wood River defeated Mountain Home 4 to zip. 

In Girls soccer Twin Falls defeated Canyon Ridge 9 to 1 and Jerome took the win from Minico 12 to 0. 

In volleyball, Filer defeated Declo 3 to 0, Kimberly shut out the game against Wendell 2 to 0.  It was Gooding over Shoshone 3 to 1 and Wood River took it from Jerome 3 to 0.  Preston won over Twin Falls 3 to 1 and Minico took it from Canyon Ridge 3 to 1. 

The College of Southern Idaho Volleyball team hopes to turn the season around.  So far they have lost more games than they did all last season with 4 wins and 4 losses.  CSI plays Casper College tonight at 7 pm and the tourney runs through Saturday. 



Today:  A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 95F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low near 65F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Scattered rain showers and storms. High: 83. Low: 55.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and pleasant. High: 84. Low: 57.

SUNDAY: Scattered showers and storms and cooler. High: 70. Low: 51.

MONDAY: Isolated AM showers with partly sunny skies. High: 71. Low: 47.

TUESDAY: Isolated PM showers with partly sunny skies. High: 70. Low: 47.

WEDNESDAY:  A chance of PM showers and storms and staying cool. High: 70.

September 5th: On this day

Born on this day in Akron, Ohio, was David Allan Coe songwriter, outlaw country music singer and guitarist. His best-known compositions are the #1 successes "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)," which was covered by Tanya Tucker; and "Take This Job and Shove It," which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck.

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

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country chart with At San Quentin a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. The album, which spent 20 weeks at the top of the chart, was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue."

Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song "Me and Bobby McGee". Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous #1 single in US chart history after the 1968 "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

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

American singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer Joe South died aged 72. Best known for his songwriting, South won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1970 for "Games People Play" and South's most-commercially-successful composition was Lynn Anderson's 1971 country/pop monster hit, "Rose Garden", which was a hit in 16 countries worldwide.

Wednesday September 4 2019

One man is dead from gunshot wounds in Gooding and the investigation continues.  Deputies were called to the scene around 4 pm Monday near 3700 north and 2300 east where they found Luis Valentin in a car near his home where he was shot to death.

Authorities in Blaine County have arrested a 47 year old Ketchum woman on a felony domestic Battery with a child present.  On Saturday Jenna Smith was taken into custody after a male subject was found bleeding from his neck and face. 

Authorities in Rupert continue to track down leads into the social media threat that an East Minico Middle School Girl received on Thursday.  Officials say it was not a credible threat but they continue to have officers remain at the school.  The threat of Violence is a misdemeanor and if the person has a firearm in their possession it can be a felony charge. 

One man is dead after Canyon County deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in Caldwell.  Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker says deputies were called Sunday morning to a report that a 49-year-old man had barricaded himself inside the home.  Just before 1:30 pm, the suspect left the home with a handgun.  Deputies ordered him to surrender.  He raised his handgun at two deputies who then fired their weapons. 

Alcohol could be a factor in a one vehicle rollover crash late Sunday night on Highway 20 near moonstone landing on Blaine County.  27 year old Riley Martin was seriously injured and transported by Air Ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. 

The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s office will pay a higher deductible in order to keep it’s government insurance coverage following employee complaints against Sheriff Joe Rodriguez.  At first the County Management program threatened to pull coverage after complaints of sexual harassment and claims of a hostile work environment.  The sheriff said he would hold off on buying two new patrol cars and hold on to the $75-thousand dollars should the complaints materialize. 


In sports from around Idaho, Following the road win over Florida State, Boise State makes the Top 25. The Broncos cracked the national polls at No. 24 Tuesday, after receiving votes before the season began.  BSU hosts Marshall on Friday night for the home opener at seven o'clock on ESPN 2.  The Broncos have won 17-consecutive home openers, the last loss coming to Washington State 18 years ago.  Boise State is 8-2 all-time against Conference USA.

In volleyball action from yesterday the Gooding Senators picked up a win over Buhl 3 to 3.  Elsewhere, Watersprings downed Lighthouse Christian 3 to 0.  It was Hansen 3 Raft River 2.  Castleford 2 Wendell 0.  Then it was Wendell defeating Valley 2 to 1 and Murtaugh defeated Oakley 3 to 2. 

In Boys Soccer it was Filer 2 Wendell 0, Gooding defeated Kimberly 11 to 0 and it was the Sun Valley Community School 6 Bliss 2.  Buhl downed Declo 2 to 1. 

In Girls Soccer Wendell took Filer 3 to 1, Kimberly outlasted Gooding 4 to 2.  It was the Sun Valley Community School defeating Bliss 12 to 0 and Declo shut out Buhl 2 to 0.


Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High near 95F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A few clouds. Low near 65F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies with a chance of showers and storms. High: 90. Low: 60.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms, especially during the AM hours. High: 82. Low: 54.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies and pleasant. High: 84. Low: 55.

SUNDAY: Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms under partly sunny skies. High: 73. Low: 48.

MONDAY: Isolated showers/storms possible with mostly cloudy skies. High: 74. Low: 47.

TUESDAY:   Partly cloudy skies and pleasant. High: 75.

September 4th: On this day

Born on this day, was Dick Thomas, American singing cowboy and actor. He was best known for his 1945 single "Sioux City Sue," a #1 country hit and #16 pop hit that year which later became a country music standard and was included in a Gene Autry movie. Thomas died on November 22, 2003.

After a two-week courtship, George Jones married his second wife eighteen-year-old Shirley Ann Corley.

Born on this day in Bakersfield, California, was Noel Haggard the son of country music legend Merle Haggard who released his debut album, One Lifetime, in 1997.

The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. the debut studio album by Donna Fargo was at #1 on the Country chart. The album was produced by Fargo's husband and manager Stan Silver and the album's title track became Fargo's first major hit and a crossover Country pop hit.

"(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" by Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the Country charts, (the song's official title appears nowhere in the lyrics). It became one of Milsap's biggest country and pop hits during his recording career.

Dottie West, country music singer and songwriter died in hospital on the operating table aged 58. West had been involved in a car crash a few days earlier when she was on her way to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Along with Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, West is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists. Her career started in the early 1960s, with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again," which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965.

Lonestar's hit, "Amazed," spent its eighth week at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first song to do so since Jack Greene's 1966 hit, "There Goes My Everything." In several other charts, including Radio & Records, "Amazed" reigns for nine weeks, which made it the longest-lasting #1 single since 1966's "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston.

Canadian country singer Hal Willis died aged 82. His famous country single was "The Lumberjack," an international hit that sold over 1.5 million copies. In 1965, it peaked at #5 on the Billboard country charts in the USA. This success was such a phenomenon that he was nicknamed "Mr. Lumberjack.

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The Idaho Fish and Game says deer hunting tags will likely sell out by this Friday based on the rate of the current sales.  More than 16-hundred tags were sold last week leaving fewer than 25-hundred nonresident deer tags remaining for the year.

A federal judge has ruled that Burley High School Administrators violated student’s first Amendment Rights by kicking them off the school cheerleading team.  The nine students sued the district last year.  They proved they were dismissed from the team for reserving the right to file a grievance with the school board. 

Federal officials have rejected one of Idaho’s requests for a waiver for Medicaid expansion.  Governor Brad Little and other Republican leaders said the feds pulled the rug out from under us.  Reclaim Idaho leaders who orchestrated the Medicaid expansion with an initiative in November said this is what happens when angry legislators try to steer working Idahoans onto plans that offer less coverage for higher costs and more expense. 

The whistleblower lawsuit between Brandon Eller, who was at first awarded 1.5 million dollars, is now over.  Eller, an Idaho State Police Investigator has settled with the state paying him 1.29 million.  Eller claimed ISP retaliated against him because he testified against another officer in a court hearing.

The Nampa school district is continuing to investigate the source of a malware attack that hit the district late last month leading to the network shutdown and loss of access to all schools.  Officials are looking into how much it will cost to restore the system.  Parts are now working and officials are providing usable devices to a thousand employees while the repairs are made.

Across the gem state, universities are asking students to make up the difference as state funding has decreased over the last few decades.  The average cost for a year of college adjusted for inflation is about $7,800. The average cost was $1,300 in 1980.

A helicopter crash in the Snake River near Lewiston is being investigated.  The accident near ten mile canyon happened just before 11 pm Saturday.  Witnesses say two males got out of the helicopter and left in a vehicle. 


Today:  Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High around 95F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear skies. Low 62F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Hot.  High: 90 Low: 62

THURSDAY:  Partly cloudy with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Warm.  High: 86 Low: 58

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms: High: 83 Low: 55

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. Magic Valley: High: 85 Low: 56

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Cooler.  High: 76 Low: 51

MONDAY:  Mostly sunny with a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Cool.  76

September 3rd: On this day

Born on this day in Waco, Texas, was Henry William Thompson, who became known as Hank Thompson. His career which spanned seven decades saw him sell over 60 million records worldwide. He was a leader in the music industry with accomplishments including the first music-based television show to be broadcast in color, the first artist to travel with sound and lighting systems and the first to record a live album. Thompson died from lung cancer, on November 6, 2007 aged eighty-two.

Born on this day in Spalding, Nebraska, was Tompall Glaser, who recorded as a solo artist and with his brothers Chuck and Jim in the trio Tompall & the Glaser Brothers. He scored the 1975 solo hit with Shel Silverstein's "Put Another Log on the Fire", which peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and appeared with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Jessi Colter on the album Wanted! The Outlaws. Glaser died August 13, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 79, after a long illness.

Jim Reeves had his first of six posthumous #1's on the US country chart with his version of "I Guess I'm Crazy", which spent seven weeks at the top and a total of twenty-four weeks on the chart. The song was first recorded in 1955 by Tommy Collins.

"Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" a song written by Kris Kristofferson, and recorded by Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the Country chart. Kristofferson recorded the song with Rita Coolidge for their final duet album, Natural Act, and later with Mark Knopfler for The Austin Sessions.

Storms of Life the first album by Randy Travis was at #1 on the Country chart. It features the singles "On the Other Hand" (previously recorded by Keith Whitley on his 1985 album L.A. to Miami), "1982", "Diggin' up Bones", and "No Place Like Home".

Born on this day in Raleigh, North Carolina was singer-songwriter and producer Jimmy Robbins. His songs have been covered by; Blake Shelton, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Keith Urban, and Scotty McCreery.

Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart." The fourth single from McGraw's All I Want album was written by Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro.

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Gallagher, A comedian known for smashing fruit and vegetables with giant wooden hammers says he was escorted out of Idaho’s Statehouse when he entered the building carrying two of the hammers.  The 73-year-old comedian who rose to fame in the 1980s says he’s in Boise to scout locations for a film about an ancient poet.  He also says he’d like to build a retirement project in the area where old celebrities could live among regular folks.

Are you traveling this Labor Day weekend?  If so, you’re not alone.  Triple-A is projecting 198-thousand Idahoans will hit the road and up to 36 million American’s could follow suit.  The average price for gas is $2.58 nationwide, while in Idaho it’s $2.82, 9th highest overall.

35 year old Christopher Paul Hayward of Jerome is facing felony charges for driving under the influence and having children in the vehicle at the same time.  He was arrested Tuesday in the 600 block of 4th Avenue north in Twin Falls after police received a call from a woman who claimed Hayward had stolen her wallet.

An eastern Idaho nuclear facility is getting closer to successfully treating high-level liquid radioactive waste stored in tanks above a massive aquifer.  The U.S. Department of Energy said tests on liquid that simulates radioactive waste have proven the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit can operate as designed to treat 900,000 gallons of liquid waste.

18 year old Dustin Garrett Alfaro and 17 year old Issac Angel Rodriguez-Romero of California have had conspiracy added to their existing murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of 87 year old Arlyne Koehler in Pocatello earlier this year.  The body of the victim was found in her home.  Alfaro faces the death penalty according to prosecutors.  Rodriguez-Romero is not eligible for Capital Punishment because he is a minor. 


In sports, closer to home, the Boise State Florida State football game is moving due to Hurricane Dorian.  The game will now be played at noon eastern time 10 am mountain time tomorrow in Tallahassee Florida.  This will be the season opener for the broncos.  Originally the game was going to begin at 7 pm eastern time in Jacksonville, Florida.


Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High 91F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low around 60F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 91. Low: 57.

SUNDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Sunny skies and hot. High: 92. Low: 58.

MONDAY (LABOR DAY): MAGIC VALLEY: Sunny and warm. High: 89. Low: 56.

WEDNESDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Developing clouds through the day and warm. High: 86. Low: 55.

THURSDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 87.

August 30th: On this day


Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee was Ellen Muriel Deason who became known as Kitty Wells. Her 1952 hit "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", made her the first female country singer to top the US country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. In 1976, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame; as of 2011 - at the age of 92 - is its oldest living member. Wells' accomplishments earned her the moniker, 'The Queen of Country Music.'


Hank Williams went into Herzog Studio in Cincinnati to record "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". Williams wrote the song originally intending that the words be spoken, rather than sung. The song about loneliness was largely inspired by his troubled relationship with wife Audrey Sheppard and was released as the B side to "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" which was a #2 hit in 1949.


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


Roger Miller was the special guest on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show. Roger performed "Me And Bobby Magee" and a short comedy version of "I Walk The Line".


Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the country music album chart with You're My Man, Anderson's fourth studio album. The record was a #1 hit on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for seven weeks, Anderson's third (and to date, last) #1 on the chart. Produced by Anderson's husband Glenn Sutton, the title song was Anderson's second #1 record.


Kris Kristofferson and former record executive Jim Foglesong were named the 2004 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame.


Reba McEntire received two CMA nominations: Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year. With those two nominations plus another in 2008 and two more in 2009, McEntire became the female artist with the most nominations (forty-eight) in the forty-three year history of the CMA Awards, surpassing Dolly Parton, who has forty-three


Shania Twain was a special guest judge on this week's American Idol TV show, filmed in Chicago. Twain returned to American Idol the following year as a guest mentor for a week where the top 6 contestants showcased her songs.


Jake Owen released his third album Barefoot Blue Jean Night. The album's title track and first single, became his first #1 Country hit and the album also hit #1.

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The case against 41 year old Larry Ray Halbert of Caldwell who has been charged with killing Cheryl Ann Miller of Dietrich in a 2017 crash on Highway 93 faces more delays.  Halbert had traces of drugs in his system at the time of the crash and a blood alcohol content of .259. 

44 year old Brad Scott Compher the man accused of fatally stabbing 25 year old Nori Jones in her Pocatello home in September 2004 has been declared competent to stand trial.  The defense is calling his competency into question arguing he is disabled enough that the death penalty is not applicable in this case. 

Construction on a new underground waterline on Grandview Drive North between falls Avenue and North College should be wrapped up today.  Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route around the project. 

Idaho’s attorney general has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws do not protect LGBTQ employees against workplace discrimination.  Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden joined the friend-of-the-court brief arguing the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibiting discrimination based on gender doesn’t apply to those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

The Bureau of Land Management will soon conduct a large prescribed fire in the vicinity of Juniper Mountain, located 37 miles south of Silver City. The Trout Springs Prescribed Fire is expected to take place over five to seven days between Sept. 9 through the 30 depending on weather conditions and regional wildfire activity.  Smoke from the fire will be visible from long distances and could settle into surrounding canyons and valleys at night.


Here’s some local soccer scores.  First to the High School Boys where Gooding defeated Buhl 5 to 0.  Twin Falls shut out Mountain Home 2 to 0 and Jerome downed Canyon Ridge 1 to 0.

On the Girls side it was Twin Falls defeating Mountain Home 6 to 0 and Highland defeated Wood River 2 to 0. 

In Volleball action, Twin Falls defeated Jerome 3 to 0, Gooding said no to Shoshone 3 to 0 and Mountain Home defeated Canyon Ridge 3 to 2.


Today:  Partly cloudy. High 93F. E winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear skies. Low 63F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies and warm. High: 89. Low: 57.

SATURDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 90. Low: 58.

SUNDAY:  Hot and mostly sunny. High: 92. Low: 58.

LABOR DAY:   Warm temperatures with sunny skies. High: 89. Low: 59.

TUESDAY:  Isolated showers, partly sunny skies and not as hot. High: 86. Low: 56.

WEDNESDAY:  Lingering shower possible with partly cloudy skies and not quite as warm. High: 84.

August 29th: On this day


Born on this day in Durham, North Carolina, was Don Schlitz, country music songwriter who has earned two Grammys, as well as four ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year awards. Since 1993, Schlitz has also been a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Schlitz' first hit as a songwriter was Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler", which became a crossover country hit in 1978. Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Tanya Tucker and The Judds have all recorded his songs.


Born on this day in Perryville, Arkansas, was American musician Shawn Camp who has found success as a songwriter, having co-written hit singles for many country music artists, including Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, Brooks & Dunn, and Blake Shelton, although he continues to record his own material as well.


Faith Hill released her second studio album, It Matters to Me. It produced five Top Ten hits on the Hot Country Songs charts: "Let's Go to Vegas", "Someone Else's Dream", "You Can't Lose Me", "It Matters to Me", and "I Can't Do That Anymore."


John Michael Montgomery released "The Little Girl" which featured harmony vocals by bluegrass musicians Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski. It was released as the lead single from the album Brand New Me and became Montgomery's seventh #1 hit.


Alan Jackson collected 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard.