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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The body of a 71-year-old woman discovered Saturday morning was found inside the trunk of her vehicle.  The Elmore County Sheriff's Office said Paula Knudson Ferbrache was reported missing after she left work at 2 p.m. Friday and never returned home.

Federal officials have reopened public comments on proposed routes for two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho intended to modernize the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. The BLM will take comments through Sept. 27 for two segments of the Gateway West project proposed by Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he wants to speed up a proposal to block new gold mining claims on forested public land near Yellowstone and will consider blocking other types of mining. The Interior Department is undergoing a two-year review launched by Zinke's predecessor following concerns over two gold mines proposed in the forests that border Yellowstone.

Idaho lawmakers are mulling several key changes to the state's campaign disclosure laws to shine more transparency into a system has seen more money funneled into state and local elections. The bipartisan working group met yesterday to hear possible recommendations from the state's top lobbyists and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney.

The state has auctioned off 59 residential cabin sites in northern Idaho, bringing in $29.1 million. The Spokesman-Review reports a majority of the Priest Lake properties went to buyers that already owned cabins on the land. The cabin sites were sold at their appraised values which ranged from $313,000 to $707,000.

Construction and large equipment is the reason the Baumgartner campground is closed this upcoming Labor Day weekend.  The campground is located along the South Fork of the Boise River east of Featherville. Citing safety concerns, the Sawtooth National Forest's Fairfield Ranger District closed the area. 

Black flies have returned to the area and this time in mass.  Officials say it’s likely to be much worse before the first killing frost.  The bountiful black fly population is a result of last winter’s record snowpacks that resulted in high flows in the Snake River this spring and early summer.

Another Twin Falls City Budget is coming to a close.  At the council Meeting this week the proposal was finalized.  The new 66-point 0ne million dollar budget will increase street spending, provide raises for city employees and increase utility rates. 

Today:  Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds with a passing shower. High 98 (Mountains: 88). Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low around 65F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 97F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 84)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 84)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 87)

LABOR DAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 86)

August 29th: On this day

1952
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.

1966
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.

1995
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."

2000
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.

2002
Alan Jackson collected 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard.

CMA Nominations to Be Announced Sept. 4

Brothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch Will Reveal Finalists on Good Morning

Brothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch will reveal the final nominees for the 51st annual CMA Awards during a Sept. 4 segment on ABC’s Good Morning America in New York’s Times Square.

Nominees in select categories will be announced during the 8:30 a.m. ET half-hour segment of GMA. Immediately following the show, the remaining categories, as well as the CMA Broadcast Awards nominees will be revealed live on GoodMorningAmerica.com and other online and social media.

Brothers Osborne, the reigning CMA vocal duo of the year, will close out Good Morning America‘s Labor Day show with a performance of “It Ain’t My Fault.”

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will again host this year’s CMA Awards show, airing live from Nashville on Nov. 8 on ABC.

Around the Valley…

The Twin Falls County Fair kicks off tomorrow in Filer with the fair buildings opening up at 10am and the carnival at 3p.  This year’s fair features the All Star Monster Truck Tour on Wednesday night, the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, and Trace Adkins live in concert on Sunday.  For tickets and more fair information, visit tfcfair.com.  Gates open up tomorrow morning at 7 o’clock.

 

An informational meeting about the new partnership between Harmony Education and the Twin Falls School District will be held this Thursday morning from 10:30 'til noon in the Event Room at the  Twin Falls Public Library.  The meeting will explain how Harmony Education works to provide homeschoolers with access to curriculum and resources that they may not otherwise have - and you'll have a chance to ask any questions you might have if you're interested in homeschooling your kids.

 

All day Saturday, it’s Jammin’ In The Park at Hagerman City Park.  The event features live music, karaoke contests, kids activities, vendors and more.  The day gets underway with Coffee And Wheels from 7:30 ‘til 10.  Jammin’ In The Park is a free, family-friendly event open to the public.

 

The Pine/Featherville Arts & Crafts Show is this Saturday at the South Fork Boise River Senior Center in Pine - and features arts and crafts items, wine tasting, wood work, jewelry, and lunch!  Admission is free.  The show runs from 9a 'til 4p.

 

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  All Saints, Birth Of The Dragon, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Wind River, Dunkirk, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

BURLEY THEATER:  Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Wind River, The Glass Castle, Leap! (Ballerina), Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, Dunkirk

HOLLYWOOD

 

Kevin Hart is calling on his fellow celebrities to help make a difference in helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  The comedian posted a video to Instagram starting a new "challenge" he's hoping will sweep social media among his famous friends.  In the video, he says "I'm starting a real challenge" and says that he will "lead the charge in stepping up this way." Hart will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross to help those suffering from damages and injuries caused by the hurricane that has left some people in Texas homeless and thousands more without electricity.  If you want to help out - no amount is too small - just click one of the links we have posted at hot100now.com.

And now, the interwebs breaks down who and what Taylor Swift is dissing in her new music video.  Taylor dropped “Look What You Made Me Do” last Thursday, and the video for the new single premiered Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards – and it’s FULL of subtle jabs at all of the haters who have chased Taylor’s career around.  First, the snakes.  She’s pictured in the video sitting on a throne surrounded by snakes.  This, apparently because when Kim Kardashian went after her on social media for being upset about husband Kanye West referring to her as the “b” word in his single “Famous”, she referred to her as a snake, posting “Wait… it’s legit national snake day?  They have a holiday for everyone!”  The I <3 TS tank tops her back up dancers are wearing in the video?  That’s from when everybody made fun of her ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston for rocking the same shirt when they were photographed at a party together.  The surprise face jab at the end of the video?  In 2011, after winning her 3rd award at the American Music Awards, she looked just as shocked to win #3 as she did to win #1 – and whether it was a pretend shock-face or not, the world made fun of her for it.   And the part in the video where young Taylor says “stop acting like you’re all nice” while yet another Taylor says, “There she goes playing the victim again.”  That’s about all of the backlash she got after “playing the victim” when she and Calvin Harris broke up.  Care about it all or not, Taylor gets the last laugh.  Can you imagine the size of that bank account?

 

Selena Gomez is the latest in the long and growing list of celebrities to have their social media accounts hacked.  Hers was broken into yesterday, and the hackers took their unauthorized access to post naked pictures of ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.  The account was deactivated very shortly after the hack took place, allegedly by Selena’s record label who has been running her Instagram account for some time now.  In an interview earlier this year, Gomez revealed that she purposely started posting less on the photo-sharing site, no longer has the app on her phone and does not know the password to her account.  She said that she always ended up feeling poorly of herself when she went on Instagram, so called it quits.

Monday 8/28/17

Lincoln County commissioners may see a pay raise with a new proposed budget.  The 2018 budget is still being finalized.  Currently they are being paid $18-thousand.  The new wage would be around $31-thousand.

Idaho officials have declined to move forward for now allowing the use of bait by hunters to specifically target wolves. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted 7-0 to direct the Department of Fish and Game to suspend an administrative process called negotiated rulemaking.

A Boise man wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 34-year-old Bryan Coy was sentenced Thursday in 4th District Court.

Former Idaho governor and federal Interior secretary Cecil Andrus has died. A onetime lumberjack, Andrus was elected to four terms as governor sandwiched around four years in President Jimmy Carter's Cabinet, engineering the conservation of millions of acres of land in Alaska. He was 85.

Detectives from the Twin Falls Police Department were able to locate the white van reported on August 22 in the area of Sunrise Blvd. and Shoup Avenue East and identify the occupants.  Detectives were able to confirm the vehicle and its occupants have legitimate reasons to be in that area of town.

A fire two miles north of Bliss burst out Sunday afternoon. At last check it’s burning well over a thousand acres.  BLM crews are working with the Bliss and Hagerman Rural Fire Department on the Old Dump Fire.

A Jerome man is displaced after a fire at his house on Saturday.  The Jerome City Fire Department says the flames started in a shed in the back yard and spread to the attic.  A neighbor saw smoke and notified the man in the house who was able to get out uninjured.

The Elmore County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Mountain Home woman. She was identified as 71-year-old Paula Knudson Ferbrache.

Idaho-born painter Archie Teater traveled the world and commissioned a studio by a Frank Lloyd Wright. He died in 1978 and is mostly forgotten now - except by an Idaho historical society that owns 600 of his paintings and hopes to revive demand for his work. The Hagerman Valley Historical Society is raising money to upgrade its museum. It's also loaning about 20 of Teater's paintings to a Ketchum museum for an exhibit during the resort town's busy winter season.

Today:  Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 97F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

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

Tomorrow:  Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 97F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny with a passing shower
HIGH: 90 (mountains: 84)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 92 (Mountains: 83)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 84)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 86)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 86)

August 28th: On this day

1925
Born on this day in Benton, Illinois, was Billy Grammer, country music singer and accomplished guitar player. He recorded the million-selling "Gotta Travel On", which made it onto both the country and pop music charts in 1959. Grammer would become a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, eventually designing, and marketing his namesake guitar after co-founding a guitar company, in Nashville, Tennessee. He died on Aug 10th 2011.

1937
Born on this day, was Joe Osborn, American bass guitar player known for his work as a session musician and one time member of The Wrecking Crew. He worked with Kenny Rogers, Mel Tillis, and Hank Williams, Jr. One count listed Osborn as bassist on fifty-three #1 hits on the country charts.

1965
Born on this day in Windsor, Ontario, was Shania Twain, Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. Her 1997 album Come On Over, became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre, and the best-selling country album of all time selling more than 40 million copies worldwide. Twain has won 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards and is sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Country Pop", she is one of the most commercially successful artists of all time, having sold over 80 million albums.

1968
Tammy Wynette recorded “Stand By Your Man” at Epic studios after an idea that came from producer, Billy Sherrill. Wynette and Sherril completed the song in 15 minutes. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette's career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music. The song was placed at #1 on CMT's list of the Top 100 Country Songs. The song has appeared in various films, including: Five Easy Pieces, The Blues Brothers, The Crying Game, Sleepless in Seattle, Four Weddings and a Funeral and GoldenEye.

1981
Born on this day in Vero Beach, Florida, was Jake Owen, country music singer, songwriter. In September 2011, Owen achieved his first #1 on the country charts with the title track to his third album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night. He has also toured as an opening act for several country acts, including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Sugarland, and Keith Urban.

1982
Born on this day in Star, Mississippi, was LeAnn Rimes country/pop singer, known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song "Blue" when she was 13 to become the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.

1989
Born on this day in Palm Beach, Florida, was Cassadee Pope, singer-songwriter. She took part in the third season of NBC's The Voice and was crowned the winner on December 18, 2012. Her debut solo country album, Frame by Frame, was released in 2013. The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Country Albums charts, and was preceded by Top 10 country single, "Wasting All These Tears".

1998
Latin American country singer Johnny Rodriguez was arrested at his home after shooting and killing a "drinking buddy" of his, Israel "Bosco" Borrego, whom he mistook for a burglar. He was charged with murder but was acquitted by a jury a year later on grounds of self-defense, under Texas law. On the eve of his trial, he was asked if his life was like a country song. "I guess it is," he said, "A bad one."

2013
Alexandra Jane Jackson, the daughter of country music star Alan Jackson was arrested on charges of underage consumption, assault and resisting arrest in Nashville. Police pulled over the car Alexandra Jackson was a passenger for tailgating and speeding and when she exited the vehicle, she started making demands and struck the officer in the chest.

Why Brantley Gilbert Is Taking Up Golf

Brantley Gilbert and his wife Amber are going to become parents in November. So he’s trying to become a father figure — in more ways than one — before the baby arrives.

“I’m trying to find some ‘dad hobbies,'” Gilbert told Billboard. “So I have been trying golf for the past four months.”

He is also preparing for the baby by getting some parenting tips from his mom Becky.

“She always has great advice. I think we all think that about our mothers,” he said. “She raised me and put up with me, so she definitely has had some helpful advice to raising this little fellow.”

Gilbert had even written a song about his mom and dad — “Modern Day Prodigal Son” — which became the title track of his 2009 debut album.

But when he was just a teenager, playing that song in motorcycle clubs and VFWs, he had become friends with the older guys who frequented the clubs.

“They weren’t the richest or the most polished, but the life lessons that they had, the way they cared about each other really spoke to me,” he recalled. “There was this one guy who ran with them, and he was this big mountain of a man. I thought he hung the moon.

“I sat down with them one night, and they asked me to play some songs, and I played that one. After I did it, this guy came up to me with tears in his eyes. He said, ‘I just thought I’d let you know that song spoke to me, and I can relate to that. My mom used to tell me some of the same stuff.’

“That really blew my mind for 16-year-old to have someone in their forties that you looked up to tell you that you wrote a song that they could relate to. That really turned the tables for me.”

Chris Young Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Chris Young has stepped up in big way to help provide direct support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Tennessee native donated $100,000 to his compatriots in Texas via a GoFundMe campaign that is benefiting the Red Cross.

Chris’ goal is to raise $500,000 through the campaign.

“As you all know, Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a category four hurricane, the largest hurricane to hit the area in decades,” said Chris in a video. “Port Aransas, Rockport, Corpus Christi, Houston and so many other places are going to be dealing with so much damage and loss of life for a long time to come.

“I have friends and family there and I’m almost certain my house down there may have to be torn down as it was in one of the areas that was hardest hit by winds and flooding. But that’s the least of my concerns. I’m worried about the people there—my friends, family and neighbors—and I want to help.

“I’m pledging $100,000 to benefit the Red Cross in an effort to help everyone in Texas that has been affected by this hurricane. All donations will be routed through the Chris Young Foundation to distribute directly to Harvey relief through the Red Cross and other disaster relief organizations.

“Love you guys and every little bit helps. In times like these, you turn to your friends to help those in need and that’s exactly what I’m doing. I hope you’ll donate. And Texas, we love you.”

Friday, 8/25/17

Idaho's U.S. Sen. Jim Risch says Congress needs to find a bipartisan solution to improving health care in the United States.  The Republican lawmaker spoke out on health care after a small group of activists surprised Risch at a small business forum on Thursday in Boise.

A developer wants to construct five buildings, including at least one restaurant, south of Walmart.  HB Properties, based in Salt Lake City, has requested a special use permit that would allow it to have five buildings with drive-through windows and hours of operation extended to 1 a.m.

A White House official says President Donald Trump has received U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendations about national monuments protecting wilderness and ocean. Trump is reviewing Zinke's recommendations.

If you bought a lottery ticket in Jerome County, check it closely.  The Idaho Lottery announced Wednesday’s 758-million dollar Powerball Jackpot produced a winning ticket in Jerome County for 200-thousand dollars.  The winning numbers are 06 – 07 – 16 – 23 – 26 and the Powerball was 04.

Idaho law enforcement officials are looking for an inmate who went missing after he was granted permission to attend a funeral. 30-year-old Ryan Paul Henry was granted furlough to a funeral in Vale, Oregon Aug. 12.  Henry was being held for violating his probation in a felony drug possession case.

A second former employee of Chobani has accused the yogurt company of age discrimination. Virginia Tucker, who worked as a maintenance technician at the Twin Falls yogurt plant from January 2013 until she was fired in June 2015, filed a suit Monday in federal court. The suit says Tucker was older than 60 when she was fired.

A Nampa man has been taken into custody after police say shots he fired struck a police cruiser pursuing him. 52-year-old Lloyd Harrod was arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated assault on a police officer.

The top federal prosecutor in Nevada is vowing a third try to convict two accused gunmen of armed assault on a federal officer in a 2014 standoff that stopped a cattle roundup near states' rights figure Cliven Bundy's ranch.  On Tuesday, a jury acquitted Eric Parker and Scott Drexler.

Today:  Mostly sunny. High 92F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low near 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 93F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 87)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 87)

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (mountains: 85)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 82)

August 25th: On this day

1959
Born on this day in Mechanicsville, Virginia, was Tim Mensy, country music artist. Initially, he was a member of the band Bandana, in which he charted several singles on the Hot Country Songs charts in the 1980s. He later co-wrote the single "Mama Knows," recorded by Shenandoah and released in 1989.

1961
Born on this day in Flatwoods, Kentucky, was Billy Ray Cyrus, country music singer, songwriter and actor, best known for his 1992 US #1 single "Achy Breaky Heart," (which was originally titled "Don't Tell My Heart"). His 1992 debut album Some Gave All has been certified 9 x Multi-Platinum in the US and is the longest time spent by a debut artist at #1 on the Billboard chart. From 2001 to 2004, Cyrus starred in the television show Doc. The show was about a country doctor who moved from Montana to New York City. In late 2005, he began to co-star in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley Cyrus.

1970
Born on this day in Framingham, Massachusetts, was Jo Dee Marie Messina country music singer, songwriter, who has scored nine #1 singles on the Billboard country music charts. She has been honored by the Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album.

1971
The Western movie A Gunfight directed by Lamont Johnson and starring Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash was released across the US.

1992
Garth Brooks released his first Christmas album, Beyond the Season which peaked at #2 on both of Billboard magazine's 200 and Top Country Albums sales charts that year. Beyond the Season was also the best-selling Christmas/holiday album of 1992 in the US where is sold over 2.5m copies.

2009
Jack Ingram set a Guinness Book of World Record for most consecutive radio interviews in 24 hours, having done 215 consecutive interviews for 5 minutes each.

August 26th: On this day

1961
Born on this day in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was Jimmy Olander, guitarist with Diamond Rio, who had hits with, "Meet In The Middle," "One More Day" and "How Your Love Makes Me Feel".

1974
John Denver recorded "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles in his first night of concerts that become the double album An Evening With John Denver.

1975
Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "Rhinestone Cowboy". The song was one of six songs released in 1975 that topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. The other songs were "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender; "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by B.J. Thomas, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "I'm Sorry"/"Calypso," both by John Denver; and "Convoy" by C.W. McCall.

1984
"Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)" by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was at #1 on the Country chart. Written by Rodney Crowell the song became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's first (of three) #1 songs.

1990
Shenandoah were at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "Next to You, Next to Me." Written by Robert Ellis Orrall and Curtis Wright, it is also the band's longest-lasting chart topper, at three weeks.

2005
Mindy McCready was jailed in Clearwater, Florida, after Pinellas County authorities arrested her on a warrant issued by the Williamson County sheriff's department in Franklin, Tennessee. McCready allegedly left Tennessee without telling her parole officer and did not report to her officer in July. This is her second parole violation and as a result, she was not allowed to post bail. McCready was on probation after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining the prescription drug, OxyContin, last year.

2009
Reba McEntire released her twenty-fifth studio album Keep on Loving You which became McEntire's second album to top both the Billboard Country and 200 charts, selling almost 96,000 copies within its first week. With the album, McEntire broke the record for the female country artist with the most Billboard #1 albums, which was previously held by Loretta Lynn.

August 27th: On this day

1926
Born on this day in Butcher Holler, KY was Oliver Lynn, an American talent manager and country music figure, best known as the husband of country music legend Loretta Lynn. Doolittle was instrumental in developing Lynn's musical talent and country music career, purchasing her first guitar, getting her first radio appearances, and serving as her de facto talent manager for many years. He died on August 22, 1996.

1927
Born on this day near Big Mamou, Louisiana was Jimmy Yves Newman, better known as Jimmy C. Newman (the C stands for Cajun), the American singer and a long time star of the Grand Ole Opry.

1949
Born on this day in Fort Payne, Alabama, was Jeff Cook guitarist and singer, songwriter best known as one of the founding members of Alabama who have scored over 30 US Country #1 hits.

1960
The last ever Louisiana Hayride show was broadcast. What started as a country music radio show and later became a television show was broadcast from the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, that from 1948 to 1960 helped to launch the careers of some of the greatest names in American country & western music. The creators of the show took the name from the 1941 book with that title by Harnett Thomas Kane.

1961
Born on this day in Burbank, California, was Jeffrey Steele, country music singer and songwriter who formed the band Boy Howdy, and along with recording his own material, Steele has become a prolific Nashville songwriter, having co-written more than sixty hit songs for such artists as Montgomery Gentry, Tim McGraw, ("The Cowboy in Me"), Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, (“These Days” and "What Hurts the Most"), Billy Ray Cyrus, and others.

1970
Born on this day in Barrie, Ontario, was Jason McCoy, who has won many awards including the 2001 Male Vocalist of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards. McCoy was a member of the country-rock group The Road Hammers from 2005–2010.

1990
Garth Brooks released his second studio album, No Fences which reached #3 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The album remains Brooks' best-seller to date with 17 million copies sold in the US alone.

2002
Dixie Chicks released their sixth studio album Home, which is dominated by up-tempo bluegrass and pensive ballads. In addition, the text of the opening track and first single, "Long Time Gone", was a pointed criticism of contemporary country music radio, accusing it of ignoring the soul of the genre as exemplified by Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Hank Williams.

Lee Brice’s “Redneck” Family to Face Off Against Jerrod Niemann’s “Genius” Family on Sunday’s “Celebrity Family Feud”

The families of longtime buddies Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann will face off during an episode of ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud that airs on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET.

Lee and Jerrod will be vying for $25,000 for their favorite charities on the popular game show that’s hosted by Steve Harvey. Lee will be playing for Folds of Honor, while Jerrod will be playing for the U.S.O.

“We had so much fun doing the show,” says Lee to Nash Country Daily. “It was the funniest thing because I brought the most red, red, redneck family that’s ever been on the show. Steve Harvey, who is a funny dude, was speechless at some of the things that came out of their mouths. My cousins and brother, they have no filter, and they are all country as hell. And then to go up against Jerrod’s family, which is all geniuses—I think they had a brain surgeon over—just made for great TV. You don’t want to miss it.”

Lee and Jerrod’s episode of Celebrity Family Feud will air on ABC on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET.

Around the Valley…

Tomorrow, it’s the 2017 Paul Palooza 3-on-3 basketball tournament for Boys and Girls 3rd Grade and up including Adult Open Divisions. Games will be played at West Minico starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration forms are available at minicosports.com.

 

The First Federal Race for the Future will be held tomorrow at First Federal Bank Park.  The 5k Fun Run/Walk starts at 6 p.m. and the 1 Mile Kids Dash starts at 7 p.m.  Post-Race fun includes music, entertainment, bounce ouses, and more!  Proceeds from the event will be donated to the MAGIC VALLEY TRAIL ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE to assist with the continued development and maintenance of Magic Valley Trails.

 

Come join Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club for their 1st ever Picnic in the Park!  The event features raffles, tons of merchandise booths where you can buy handmade items and also items from Lipsense, Lularoe, Damsel in Defense, Young Living, Norwex cleaners and more!  There will be plenty to eat, including concessions from Mikey's Kettle Corn, The Smokey Bone BBQ, cotton candy, smoothies and more!  Lots of fun for the kids, too like facePainting, a giant bounce house, art stations, bubbles, 3 legged races, tug of war, frisbee, hula hoop contests and more.  Bring your chairs or picnic blankets and come meet other moms.  The event will help raise money to help the club become a full fledged non-profit organization.  Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club is dedicated to helping all single parents who try hard but struggle to raise their children alone in the Magic Valley. The picnic gets underway at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.

 

And there’s a couple of places to catch me tomorrow as I’m out and about with Hot 100 FM.  First, drop by the Oasis Stop N’ Go in Jerome off exit 168 for chili dogs & a soda for just $0.99 from 11 ‘til 1.  Then, join me for “Burgers, Brews & Broc” at Canyon Crest.  We’ll be partying on the patio with  Chef Berger grilling up gourmet burgers, tons craft brews on tap, and ME keeping you dancing with tunes all night.  The event gets underway at 6pm and the weather should be PERFECT for it, with sunny skies expected tomorrow and daytime temperatures in the 90’s.

 

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  All Saints, Birth Of The Dragon, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Wind River, Dunkirk, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

BURLEY THEATER:  Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Wind River, The Glass Castle, Leap! (Ballerina), Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, Dunkirk

HOLLYWOOD

 

On Tuesday night, Mel B did what I think we've all wanted to do to Simon Cowell at one point in time or another.  She stood up and threw a drink at his face on the set of America's Got Talent.  And she's NOT sorry.  The spat started when Cowell made a joke at the expense of the former Spice Girl after a magician’s stunt flopped on the show due to a technical malfunction. He said “I kind of imagine this would be like Mel B’s wedding night.  A lot of anticipation, not much promise or delivery.”  Immediately following the comment, Mel B stood up, removed the lid from her drink, and threw it right at Simon's face.  In an interview with E! News, Mel B said the night was a struggle for her after contestant Evie Clair made her cry when she sang about her dad passing away of cancer.  Mel said it made her think about HER dad who recently passed away after a nine year battle with cancer.  She said  “She just sounded so beautiful and I couldn’t stop crying, so I go from that to Simon saying something so rude and inappropriate.”  Following the drink toss, Mel B stormed off set.  In the interview, she said "My journey tonight was all over the place, but I’m a very real, honest person, so what you see is what you get.”

 

According to Katy Perry, the bad blood between her and Calvin Harris is a thing of the past.  In 2011, the two were in a Twitter fued after Harris canceled plans to open for her on tour last minute. She said "We'd had little falling outs here and there, (and) it was time to put all that behind us.  (He) played me this one part for this new song called ‘Feels' and I was like, ‘Oh yeah.' This is like my favorite song off the record. I was just down to do it."  The single that features both Harris AND Perry went top 10 this week on the pop charts.  Think we'll ever see a Katy Perry / Taylor Swift collaboration?  I wouldn't hold your breath.

 

And new movies out this weekend include Wind River, which shows tonight at the Magic Valley Cinema 13 in Twin and the Magic Lantern Theaters in Ketchum.  In the film, an FBI agent played by Elizabeth Olsen and a local tracker played by Jeremy Renner probe a murder at a Native American reservation. Jon Bernthal co-stars.  This is the directoral debut for  screenwriter Taylor Sheridan.  The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.  And the one this weekend for the kids is the 3D computer-animated musical adventure "Leap! (Ballerina)".  In it, an 11 year old orphaned girl arrives in Paris with no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer. With nothing left to lose, she takes a big risk: she 'borrows' a spoiled brat's identity and enters the Opera Ballet School. But how long can she be someone else? Mentored by the tough and mysterious cleaner, Odette the girl learns that talent is not enough - it takes hard work to be better than her ruthless, conniving fellow students. That and friendship. In the film, her inventive, exhausting and charismatic best friend also has a dream of becoming a famous inventor. Together, they both encourage each other to reach for the stars.  The film stars the voices of Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler and Carly Rae Jepsen and premieres tonight at the Magic Valley Cinema 13 and at the Magic Lantern.

Thursday, 8/24/17

A Utah man is out more than $20,000 after he set up an epic solar eclipse festival that an underwhelming amount of people showed up to.  Jeff Webb's eclipse festival in Cascade was complete with campsites, shuttles for parking, eight live bands, portable toilets and food for thousands of people.

A judge has ruled that grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction. The order reversed the 2014 re-classification by U.S. wildlife officials for the 40-50 bears of the Cabinet-Yaak bear population under the federal Endangered Species Act. The officials said the bear population had stabilized and that its status should be "threatened." The judge sided with a conservation group that sued.

Officials in Eagle say a high school football field that had construction delays will be ready for Friday's home opener. The West Ada School District said the $600,000 field at Eagle High School will be ready for the team's game against defending state champion Mountain View.

A 58-year-old Washington state woman died and a 67-year-old Washington state man was injured when their utility-terrain vehicle rolled over at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes in eastern Idaho. Authorities say Kimberly Bailey died in the crash on Monday and Allen Connelly sustained injuries after both were thrown from the vehicle during the rollover.

Montana environmental regulators have set a reclamation bond at just over $154,000 for gold exploration on private property north of Yellowstone National Park.  The bond is set at what the state DEQ estimates it would cost to reclaim the area if Lucky Minerals failed to do the work.

A rescue crew was called out around 8:30 Tuesday night that a BASE jumper was stuck on the canyon wall just below the Elevation 486 restaurant.  The man was rescued just after 10 pm.  Officials say he refused medical treatment. 

Today:  Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms mainly during the morning. High 84F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low near 60F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mainly sunny. High 88F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 92 (Mountains: 84)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 87)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 87)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 96 (mountains: 84)

August 24th: On this day

1897
Born on this day in Evansville, Indiana, was Fred Rose an American Hall of Fame songwriter and music publishing executive. Along with Hank Williams and the "Father of Country Music", Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose was one of the three charter members of the Country Music Hall of Fame when it opened in 1961. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985. Rose died on December 1, 1954.

1970
Born on this day near Magna, Utah, was Kristyn Osborn. With sisters Kristyn and Kassidy, she formed SHeDAISY, whose 1999 debut album, The Whole SHeBANG, won them a nomination from the Academy of Country Music for top new duet or group. Their hits include "Little Good-Byes," "This Woman Needs", "I Will… But", "Don't Worry 'bout a Thing".

1985
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Real Love", the title track from Parton’s latest album, Parton and Rogers' second country chart-topper as a duet act.

1992
American drummer and session musician Larrie Londin died. He played on more hit records during his career than any other drummer, with the possible exception of the legendary session drummer Hal Blaine. Londin moved to Nashville in 1969, and grew to be regarded as Nashville's top session drummer and played with a wide range of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Albert Lee, Larry Carlton, Merle Haggard, Hank Snow, Jerry Reed, Rosanne Cash, Reba McEntire, KT Oslin, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Jr., Chet Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, and many others.

2001
Singer, songwriter, June Carter Cash underwent surgery to have a pacemaker installed. June died two years later in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 15, 2003, of complications following heart valve replacement surgery, in the company of her family and her husband of 35 years, Johnny Cash.

2004
Curb Records released Live Like You Were Dying, the eighth studio album by Tim McGraw. The album was nominated for two Grammy's in 2005 for Best Country Vocal Performance Male and Best Country Album, winning for Best Country Vocal Performance.

2010
Doug Stone, who charted four #1 country hits in the '90s, was arrested for DUI in Gallatin, Tenn after he was pulled over when local police officers were called about a possible intoxicated driver. Stone was jailed and released later that day on $3,000 bond.

2013
"Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line logged its 24th week at #1, the longest run at #1 in the chart's 69-year history (the previous record was 21 weeks held jointly by three songs, the last of which was Webb Pierce's "In the Jailhouse Now"). In January 2014, it overtook Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and became the best-selling country song in the US. As of March 2014, the song has sold in total 6,577,000 copies in the US.

Around the Valley…

Saturday, it’s the 2017 Paul Palooza 3-on-3 basketball tournament for Boys and Girls 3rd Grade and up including Adult Open Divisions. Games will be played at West Minico starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration forms are available at minicosports.com.

 

The First Federal Race for the Future will be held this Saturday at First Federal Bank Park.  The 5k Fun Run/Walk starts at 6 p.m. and the 1 Mile Kids Dash starts at 7 p.m.  Post-Race fun includes music, entertainment, bounce ouses, and more!  Proceeds from the event will be donated to the MAGIC VALLEY TRAIL ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE to assist with the continued development and maintenance of Magic Valley Trails.

 

Come join Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club for their 1st ever Picnic in the Park!  The event features raffles, tons of merchandise booths where you can buy handmade items and also items from Lipsense, Lularoe, Damsel in Defense, Young Living, Norwex cleaners and more!  There will be plenty to eat, including concessions from Mikey's Kettle Corn, The Smokey Bone BBQ, cotton candy, smoothies and more!  Lots of fun for the kids, too like facePainting, a giant bounce house, art stations, bubbles, 3 legged races, tug of war, frisbee, hula hoop contests and more.  Bring your chairs or picnic blankets and come meet other moms.  The event will help raise money to help the club become a full fledged non-profit organization.  Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club is dedicated to helping all single parents who try hard but struggle to raise their children alone in the Magic Valley. The picnic gets underway at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

 

Also on Saturday, join Broc for Burgers, Brews & Broc at Canyon Crest.  Broc will be spinning records, Chef Berger will be grilling, and the craft brews will be flowing.  The event gets underway at 6pm and costs just fifteen bucks.

 

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Kidnap, The Emoji Movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, Dunkirk, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Dunkirk, The Big Sick

HOLLYWOOD

 

Those like my wife who speculated that Taylor Swift’s cryptic messages and actions on social media over the last week have had something to do with dropping a new record – were totally on to something. Yesterday, Taylor revealed her big secret and announced to the world that on November 10th, she’ll drop her new sixth studio album ‘Reputation’.   This is Taylor’s first major release in three years, and she says the new single will be released TONIGHT.  Taylor pulled a Beyonce when she kept all of this new record news to herself until it was almost time to drop it on the world – never mentioning a word on social media or in interviews that she had been working on new material, and almost completely vanishing from the public eye for the last year.  A source close to Swift told E! that Taylor has been working on(the album) around the clock and will be making an announcement soon, and that she’s really excited about her new music and can't wait to share it with her fans.  And rest assured, as soon as we have the new Taylor single in our hands later today, we’ll share it with you before anyone else here on Hot 100 FM.

 

Netflix has released its "coming in" and "going out" list for September, and according to the streaming platform, next month Netflix users will have access to the live-action Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Mulan and Pocahontas.  In additon to the Disney flicks, Netflix will welcom Jerry Seinfeld and Marc Maron stand-up specials, new seasons of Narcos, Bojack Horseman and Fuller HouseMs. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus Rides Again starring  Kate McKinnon, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda's Our Souls at Night and Angelina Jolie's controversial First They Killed My Father are all set to roll out onto the service next month.  Dead Poets Society and Pulp Fiction are also set to make their Netflix premieres in September.  But every time new stuff arrives on Netflix, other stuff has to go... and next month, the streaming service will say goodbye to Lilo & Stitch, The Emperor's New Groove, A Nightmare on Elm Street, CSI: Miami: Seasons 1 - 10 and Last Man Standing: Seasons 1 - 5.  If you want to see the full list of movies and TV shows coming and going, just visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.

 

And Ariana Grande delivered some sad news to her fans in Vietnam yesterday.  On her Instagram Story, the 24 year old singer announced that she had to cancel last night’s show of her Dangerous Woman Tour in Ho Chi Minh City due to health issues.  She said “I came here to Vietnam, so excited to perform, my doctor won’t allow me to do the show for you tonight. I’m so, so sorry. There is nothing I hate to do more than to do this, but I promise to make it up to you in the future.  I love you and thank you for understanding.”  Grande did not give any details about the nature of her illness, but this isn’t the first time the star has had to cancel a few tour dates this summer.  Last month she axed a pair of shows in Monterrey, Mexico for unknown reasons.  Knowing what Grande went through in Manchester earlier this year though, I can't imagine the mental break she's been going through is something one gets over really quickly.  Take your time, Ms. Grande - and your fans will be there for you when you're better.

Wednesday, 08/23/17

Twin Falls Police are asking for your help in locating two white males that reportedly attempted to entice children.  Yesterday, authorities were notified that juveniles were approached and offered rides to school.  The first occurred last Thursday in the area of Heyburn and Teton street.  The second reported yesterday in the area of Sunrise Blvd. and Shoup Avenue East. 

A jack-knifed semi-truck crashed in a construction zone yesterday blocking three lanes of traffic.  Police say both the eastbound lanes and one westbound lane were closed when the crash occurred near milepost 150 near Wendell.

A telephone scam is targeting Idahoans threatening them with prosecution for failure to report for jury service and asking them for personal information.    For the record, the courts will not ask anyone for sensitive info over the phone.

A U.S. Forest Service firetruck rolled on it’s top along I-84 yesterday.  Westbound traffic was stopped near milepost 191 near Eden in Jerome County.  No injuries were reported.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has made his first official visit to Idaho as sitting speaker to host a GOP joint fundraiser. Ryan's brief appearance in downtown Boise yesterday included a $10,000-per-person VIP roundtable discussion.

Three Idaho firefighters battling a grass and brush fire threatening homes suffered burns and one with a broken leg after their fire truck ran over a gas can, engulfing the truck in flames. The gas can fell from the truck near the town of Arimo.

Employees at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa discovered a male resident dead in his bed. Police at first thought the death that occurred Sunday may have been a homicide, but they now are investigating it as a suspicious death.

Idaho's U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says maybe it's time for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign after Kustra criticized the Republican congressman's response to a recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Officials say one person is dead and two are seriously injured after a boating accident at the Ririe Reservoir, east of Idaho Falls.  The three were thrown off the boat, which spun out of control and hit them.

Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High 87F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low around 60F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Overcast. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 84F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, hotter and possible hazy smoke
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 82)

SATURDAY: Sunny & Hot – some smoke
HIGH: 92 (Mountains: 84)

SUNDAY: Sunny & Hot
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: Sunny & Hot
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87)

TUESDAY: Sunny & Hot
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 86)

August 23rd: On this day

1917
Born on this day in Ramsey, Illinois, was Sollie Paul Williams who became known as the American Western swing musician Tex Williams. He is best known for his talking blues style and had the 1947 novelty hit with "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" which he co-wrote with Merle Travis. Williams died of pancreatic cancer on October 11, 1985.

1952
Kitty Wells became the first female solo artist to score a #1 hit on the Billboard country charts with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." The song, an answer to Hank Thompson's "The Wild Side of Life," spent two weeks atop the chart and forever changed how women were seen, both in song and professionally.

1962
Born on this day in San Antonio, Texas was Emilio Navaira, singer-songwriter of Tejano and country music. (He was called the "Garth Brooks of Tejano"). Navaira charted six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. He died of a a massive heart attack on May 16th, 2016.

1969
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. Also on this day Chet Atkins appeared as the special guest on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show.

1969
Born on this day in Kingsport, Tennessee, was Barry Bales, bassist who became a member of Alison Krauss' bluegrass band, Union Station, performing on "When You Say Nothing At All" and The Soggy Bottom Boys' "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow".

1977
Born on this day in Clinton, Mississippi was Shelly Fairchild, country singer, songwriter who scored the 2005 hit "You Don't Lie Here Anymore".

1992
"Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks & Dunn was at #1 on the Country chart. Its success is cited as having started a renewed interest in line dancing throughout the United States. Before its release, Asleep at the Wheel recorded it on their 1990 album Keepin' Me Up Nights.

2013
In an interview with AARP, Linda Ronstadt revealed that she had Parkinson's Disease and could no longer sing. During her career Ronstadt had released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums and charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40 earning 11 Grammy Awards.

Around the Valley:

The Jerome Senior Center will hold an ice cream social to celebrate Senior Citizens Day this afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the senior center, 520 N. Lincoln Ave., Jerome.  There will be ice cream sundaes, root beer floats and sugar-free floats. $1 donation is appreciated.

 

Saturday, it’s the 2017 Paul Palooza 3-on-3 basketball tournament for Boys and Girls 3rd Grade and up including Adult Open Divisions. Games will be played at West Minico starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration forms are available at minicosports.com.

 

The First Federal Race for the Future will be held this Saturday at First Federal Bank Park.  The 5k Fun Run/Walk starts at 6 p.m. and the 1 Mile Kids Dash starts at 7 p.m.  Post-Race fun includes music, entertainment, bounce ouses, and more!  Proceeds from the event will be donated to the MAGIC VALLEY TRAIL ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE to assist with the continued development and maintenance of Magic Valley Trails.

 

Come join Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club for their 1st ever Picnic in the Park!  The event features raffles, tons of merchandise booths where you can buy handmade items and also items from Lipsense, Lularoe, Damsel in Defense, Young Living, Norwex cleaners and more!  There will be plenty to eat, including concessions from Mikey's Kettle Corn, The Smokey Bone BBQ, cotton candy, smoothies and more!  Lots of fun for the kids, too like facePainting, a giant bounce house, art stations, bubbles, 3 legged races, tug of war, frisbee, hula hoop contests and more.  Bring your chairs or picnic blankets and come meet other moms.  The event will help raise money to help the club become a full fledged non-profit organization.  Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club is dedicated to helping all single parents who try hard but struggle to raise their children alone in the Magic Valley. The picnic gets underway at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

 

Also on Saturday, join Broc for Burgers, Brews & Broc at Canyon Crest.  Broc will be spinning records, Chef Berger will be grilling, and the craft brews will be flowing.  The event gets underway at 6pm and costs just fifteen bucks.

 

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Kidnap, The Emoji Movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, Dunkirk, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Dunkirk, The Big Sick

HOLLYWOOD

 

For the first time ever, Prince Harry and Prince Charles have opened up about the moment they learned of their mother's sudden and unexpected death.   While BBC cameras were rolling, Prince Harry says “One of the hardest things for a parent to have to do is to tell your children that your other parent has died.  How you deal with that, I don’t know.”

The royal sons were speaking as part of an upcoming documentary BBC is rolling out     Prince William added " “Back then there were no smart phones and things like that, so you couldn’t get your news. Thankfully, we had the privacy to mourn and to try to collect our thoughts and have that space away from everybody. We had no idea the reaction to her death would be quite so huge.”   Diana, 7 Days premieres in the states for the first time on September 1st and will air on NBC.

 

Kudos to George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney.  The two opened their wallets to fight hate. With the support of the Hollywood power couple, The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced yesterday a $1 million donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center to increase the organization’s capacity to combat hate groups.  The SPLC currently tracks more than 1,600 extremist hate groups operating in the U.S. Through litigation, the non-profit won court judgments against 10 white supremacist organizations and 50 individuals who led them or participated in violent acts.

 

Last week, I shared with you the Forbes list of top paid Hollywood actresses that placed Emma Stone at the top of the list, bringing in an estimated $26 million over the last twelve months.  And if this isn't glaring evidence that men are still paid WAY more than women, I don't know what is.  In the top paid ACTORS list, Mark Wahlberg took the number one spot this year - earning SIXTY EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS, a little more than two and a half times what the top paid actress paid.  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson dropped to the No. 2 spot this year, down from #1 last year, raking in $65 million.  And in third was Vin Diesel, bringing in 54.5 million last year.

 

In a country where millions live below the poverty line, and government leaves empty promise after empty promise on the table, the LAST thing you want to hear about and see is how much MONEY and ENTITLEMENT they;re living with.  Apparently Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin didn't get the memo.  She's under fire for boasting about her wealth on Facebook Monday - and has since apologized for doing so.  In an apology, she wrote "“I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response,” she said, according to a publicist. “It was inappropriate and highly insensitive.”  The social media fire started after Linton posted a pic of her getting off a plane with her husband.  The two had just returned home from their honeymoon, and Linton was dressed head to toe in designer fashion.  One Instagram user posted "Glad we could pay for your little getaway," and the feud was on.  Linton replied “Did you think this was a personal trip?  Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? I’m pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day ‘trip’ than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours.”  Because Mnunchin is in Trump's cabinet, the two were provided an extensive government security detail for the trip.

Tuesday 8/22/17

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is choosing to have a judge and not a military jury, try him on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. Bergdahl's lawyers told the court in a filing last week that they were choosing to have a trial by judge alone. He faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy at his trial scheduled for late October.

A federal jury in Las Vegas is deliberating again in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government figure Cliven Bundy.  Jurors returned to work Monday after spending a little more than two days last week going over five weeks of evidence in the case.  The jury is considering 10 charges including conspiracy, weapon possession and assault on a federal officer.

A Utah family is capitalizing on the large number of solar eclipse chasers by setting up a campsite in Idaho to raise money for cancer treatment. The Ahlstrom family is conducting the fundraiser for research for a cure for multiple myeloma at their Rexburg campsite.  They hope to raise $23,000.

The town of Weiser became much more crowded during the eclipse. One store owner said there were 10,000 to 15,000 people in town for the rare celestial event. That's a huge influx for the town, which normally has just 5,500 residents.

A coffee company has issued a recall notice of all of its eclipse glasses.  Dutch Bros. Coffee handed out eclipse glasses Sunday at many of its locations. But issued a recall after discovering the certification of safety was questionable.

Two months after the bodies of two women and a teen girl were discovered inside a shed on the property of a Caldwell home, a family member of two of the victims has visited the house. Reports say Mark Medley visited the Caldwell home where his sister-in-law, Nadja Medley, and niece, Payton Medley, were killed. Nadja and her daughter moved to Caldwell to be with suspect Gerald Michael Bullinger. He has not been found. The third victim found was Bullinger's wife, Cheryl Baker.

American Indian tribes for decades have been able to opt into the death penalty for certain federal crimes on tribal land. Nearly all reject it.  Tribes and legal experts say the decision goes back to culture and tradition, past treatment of American Indians and fairness in the justice system.

Today:  Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 89F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 58F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 94F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: PM Shower chance
HIGH: 88(Mountains: 79)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 80)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 92 (Mountains: 83)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 84)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 85)

August 22nd: On this day

1910
Born on this day in Smithville, Mississippi, was Rod Brasfield, a comedian who was prominently featured on the Grand Ole Opry from 1947 until his death in 1958. In 1987, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Brasfield died 12 Sept 1958.

1914
Born on this day in Lizard Lick, North Carolina, was Connie B. Gay renowned as a "founding father" and "major force" in country music. He is credited for coining the country music genre, which had previously been called hillbilly music. Gay was the founding president of the Country Music Association (CMA) and co-founder of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Gay died on 3 Dec 1989.

1957
Born on this day in San Antonio, Texas, was Holly Dunn, country music artist who first found fame with her 1986 Top-10 hit "Daddy's Hands" from her self-titled debut album. Dunn has charted more than a dozen country singles, two of which ("Are You Ever Gonna Love Me", "You Really Had Me Going") reaching the #1 spot. Dunn died on November 14, 2016.

1959
Born on this day in Brooklyn, New York was songwriter Liz Hengber. She wrote "For My Broken Heart', a #1 for Reba McEntire, as well as other songs for Reba and hits for Andy Griggs, Trick Pony, Bucky Covington and other artists.

1960
Born on this day in De Queen, Arkansas, was country music singer, Collin Raye who made his debut on the American country music scene in 1991 with the release of his debut album All I Can Be, which produced his first #1 hit in "Love, Me".

1963
Born on this day in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, was Mila Mason, country music artist. She made her debut in 1996 with the release of her debut album That's Enough of That, which produced three hit singles. She also co-wrote Mindy McCready's 2002 single "Maybe, Maybe Not".

1964
Following the reluctance of radio stations to play the latest Johnny Cash single “The Ballad Of Ira Hayes”, Cash him-self took out a full page ad in Billboard lambasting their lack of support. The ad read: “DJ’s, Station managers, owners etc, where are your guts? I’m not afraid to sing hard, bitter lines that the son of Oliver LaFarge wrote…Classify Me, Categorize Me, STIFLE me, but it won’t work.”

1968
George Jones and Tammy Wynette announced their forthcoming marriage, which took place six months later.

1970
Born on this day in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia was George Canyon Canadian country singer. He was runner up in Nashville Star 2 in 2004.

1982
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with Always on My Mind, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972 and has since been recorded by dozens of performers including Elvis Presley in 1972 and John Wesley Ryles in 1979.

1998
Jo Dee Messina was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with, "I'm Alright", the title track from her second studio album.

2003
Floyd Tillman the American country musician died. In the 1930s and 1940s he helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984. His only #1 one song as a singer was "They Took the Stars Out of Heaven". It reached the top of the charts in 1944.

2009
Sugarland went to #1 on the US album chart with Live on the Inside, the American country music duo's first #1.

Around The Valley

Hot August Tuesdays continue tonight at Hagerman Colthorp Park with a free concert at 5p, the public is invited to attend.

 

The Jerome Senior Center will hold an ice cream social to celebrate Senior Citizens Day, from 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the senior center, 520 N. Lincoln Ave., Jerome.  There will be ice cream sundaes, root beer floats and sugar-free floats. $1 donation is appreciated.

 

Saturday, it’s the 2017 Paul Palooza 3-on-3 basketball tournament for Boys and Girls 3rd Grade and up including Adult Open Divisions. Games will be played at West Minico starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration forms are available at minicosports.com.

 

The First Federal Race for the Future will be held this Saturday at First Federal Bank Park.  The 5k Fun Run/Walk starts at 6 p.m. and the 1 Mile Kids Dash starts at 7 p.m.  Post-Race fun includes music, entertainment, bounce ouses, and more!  Proceeds from the event will be donated to the MAGIC VALLEY TRAIL ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE to assist with the continued development and maintenance of Magic Valley Trails.

 

Come join Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club for their 1st ever Picnic in the Park!  The event features raffles, tons of merchandise booths where you can buy handmade items and also items from Lipsense, Lularoe, Damsel in Defense, Young Living, Norwex cleaners and more!  There will be plenty to eat, including concessions from Mikey's Kettle Corn, The Smokey Bone BBQ, cotton candy, smoothies and more!  Lots of fun for the kids, too like facePainting, a giant bounce house, art stations, bubbles, 3 legged races, tug of war, frisbee, hula hoop contests and more.  Bring your chairs or picnic blankets and come meet other moms.  The event will help raise money to help the club become a full fledged non-profit organization.  Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club is dedicated to helping all single parents who try hard but struggle to raise their children alone in the Magic Valley. The picnic gets underway at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Kidnap, The Emoji Movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, Dunkirk, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

BURLEY THEATER:  Transformers: The Last Knight

 MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Dunkirk, The Big Sick

HOLLYWOOD

 

Bonnie Tyler's 1983 hit, "Total Eclipse of the Heart," has climbed to number 1 on the iTunes charts as the popular song became an unofficial anthem for yesterday's total solar eclipse.  The song, from Tyler's 1982 album, "Faster Than the Speed of Night," surpassed Luis Fonsi and the Biebs' mega-hit "Despacito" yesterday, and is priced at $1.29 in the iTunes app.  Tyler performed the hit on yesterday's Good Morning America and said she was thrilled to sing the song.  She said "I never get tired of singing the song!  It's a great song and it gets everyone in the mood."  She performed it on the show via video feed from the special Royal Carribean Total Eclipse Cruise.  She's on-board the cruise with DNCE.  I did NOT drink the kool-aid yesterday, and refused to be your eclipse cliche - and did NOT play the song at the moment the eclipse peaked at 11:32a or whatever it was - and boy did I hear about it.  I'm sorry!

 

Taylor Swift has the interwebs in an uproar over what exactly her next move will be.  Three days after she quite literally disappeared from all major social networking sites, she started posting clues on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds as well as on taylorswift.com as the total solar eclipse was mesmerizing America midday yesterday.  In the midst of the eclipse yesterday, Taylor posted a mysterious clip of what looked like a snake's tail popping up on her social media.  Swift has yet to confirm anything herself, but the internet has decided that this is the beginning of a Taylor Swift album - or at least SINGLE drop in the coming days.  Nobody has a timeline, and nobody but she herself knows what's to come next... but one thing everybody DOES know is that if there's one person on this planet who knows how to get EVERYBODY'S attention, it's most definitely the one and only Tay-Tay.

 

Katy Perry opened up about rumors that she was getting back together with ex-pseudo-boyfriend Orlando Bloom yesterday after the two were spotted together at an Ed Sheeran concert earlier this month.  She said “Well, you know, I think people are in and out of your life, and it’s nice to keep people you love around you. When you get older, lines get blurred. And you know what, I’m really busy. I’m about to go on tour for another year.  People Magazine reported last week that the two have been in touch since they broke up in February.  The source who spilled the beans to People said “They ended things as friends, they continue to be friends.”  And going back to Taylor Swift who somehow lands in EVERY headline when she wants to, Katy also said of their feud yesterday, that she’d “love for the beef to end. I’d love to take it off the barbecue.”  She continued, saying “I’m down, but, I haven’t heard anything of it.”