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Friday 111320

Police in Twin Falls are investigating the death of two people.  Authorities were called to a residence on Washington street north early yesterday morning where a man and a woman were found dead inside a home.  So far no motive or how the two died has been released. 

With the rising cases of COVID 19 Idaho hospitals are pausing some elective surgeries.  St. Luke’s said the pause will be in place until Friday December 25th.  The delay will affect surgeries that can be delayed 90 days or more without negative consequences and require an overnight stay in the hospital.

One of Idaho’s largest School Districts will move all students to virtual learning after the Thanksgiving break.  The decision came yesterday during a board meeting for the Boise School District.  The plan will be in place until January 15th.  In addition, all athletic activities will be suspended starting immediately officials said.

Idaho Governor Brad Little will address the gem state with an online only news conference today.  The governor will discuss his latest COVID 19 strategy. 

Idaho State Police say they will be taking a deep dive into dozens of cold cases after receiving several grants totaling over 750-thousand dollars.  The money from the Bureau of Justice Assistance will pay fund investigations using DNA evidence.

Idaho’s Triple A is predicting travel for Thanksgiving this year will be reduced at least by 10 percent because of the pandemic.  Data shows while many may have the disposable income for a holiday getaway, consumer confidence is in limbo.

A major winter storm will move into western Idaho today, bringing rain and snow to the Treasure Valley and significant snow accumulation to the mountains.  A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect for the mountains through Saturday morning, with four to 12 inches of snow falling in the mountain valleys and as much as two feet in the higher areas.

SPORTS

Simplot Games officials announced today that the 2021 Simplot Games, originally scheduled for Feb. 17-19, have been cancelled due to the uncertainty the world-wide coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on schools, travel, social gatherings, and athletic events.  Simplot Games and Idaho State University officials considered alternative dates, including a late spring outdoor event at Davis Field, but with case numbers remaining high and uncertainty swirling around the pandemic, they chose to halt planning for the 43rd consecutive games.

The Boise State Bronco Football team put another game in the win column after defeating Colorado State 52to 21 last nights.    Right before the game, Boise State announced before kickoff that nine players were out due to positive COVID-19 tests, with another five out due to contact tracing.  The next game will find Boise State traveling to Hawaii to play on October 21st

 

WEATHER

Friday:  A chance of snow before 11am, then rain and snow between 11am and 2pm, then rain after 2pm. High near 40. East wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday Night:  Rain showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow showers. Low around 31. Breezy, with a west wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

 

Saturday;  Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. West southwest wind 10 to 17 mph.

Saturday Night:  Snow likely, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

 

Sunday:  A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 42.

Sunday Night:   Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

Monday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Tuesday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

 

Wednesday:  A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

Wednesday Night:  A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

 

Thursday:  A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

November 13th: On this day

1915
Born on this day was Jack Guthrie, songwriter and performer whose rewritten version of the Woody Guthrie song "Oklahoma Hills" was a hit in 1945. The two musicians were cousins.

1932
Born on this day in Florence, Alabama was Buddy Killen, record producer and music publisher, and a former owner of Trinity Broadcasting Network, and the largest country music publishing business, before he sold it in 1989. He worked with artists such as Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and Bill Anderson. Killen died in Nashville, Tennessee on November 1, 2006.

1950
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.

1954
A Billboard disc jockey poll reported that U.S. disc jockeys were playing 11 percent country on radio stations, compared to 42 percent pop and 5 percent rhythm and blues.

1958
Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous was released in the US, the singer, songwriters second album. "There You Go" from the album was a country #1 hit.

1963
Born on this day was American record producer Frank Liddell, (who is married to singer Lee Ann Womack). Liddell has won the Academy of Country Music's Album of the Year award three times for production on the Miranda Lambert albums: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, in 2008, Revolution in 2010, and for Four the Record in 2012.

1974
"Love Is Like a Butterfly" by Dolly Parton was at #1 on the Country chart, her fourth #1 as a solo artist. Parton used the song as the opening theme for her 1976-77 TV variety show Dolly!. She also uses a butterfly as the "W" in the trade dress for her Dollywood theme park.

2001
Garth Brooks released Scarecrow his ninth studio album which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the Top Country Albums chart. Singles released from this album include "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)" (a duet with George Jones, "Wrapped Up in You", and "Squeeze Me In" (a duet with Trisha Yearwood). It was the last album by Brooks before his ten-year hiatus.

2003
Wynonna Judd was arrested for drunk driving near Nashville, Tennessee after being pulled over for driving 47 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. After consenting to a Breathalyzer, Judd blew a .175 - more than twice the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Thursday 111220

The Jerome city council said “no” to a mask mandate earlier this week following a meeting where they asked for the public’s input.  While there were medical professionals promoting the benefits of everyone wearing a mask, most of the people in the audience were firmly against the idea.  The council decided to promote education efforts and ask the public to follow proven methods to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

An Oregon man died following a one vehicle rollover along I-84 north of Malta yesterday morning.  78 year old Wayne Jearls of Falls Creek Oregon was driving a pickup pulling a camper trailer when he lost control.  He died at the scene while his passenger 77 year old Linda Jearls was transported by air ambulance to Boise.  The accident blocked the lanes of travel for about 5 hours. 

With snow showers in the forecast many drivers are considering installing studded snow tires on their vehicles.  The tires can be installed from mid-October through Mid-April.  Experts say to expect to get about six years of use out of a fresh batch of snow tires. 

A barn near Kimberly burned to the ground last night taking the Rock Creek and Twin Falls fire departments about 45 minutes to contain the fire.  The fire, at 3100 east and 3200 north is believed to have started by a heat lamp in a chicken coup that ignited some nearby hay.  Crews were able to keep the flames from reaching a nearby home.  No injuries were reported and the horses inside the barn were able to escape.

Idaho’s unchecked spread of the coronavirus has become so overwhelming in some areas that medical care providers are struggling to even answer all the phone calls from would-be patients health officials say.  Primary health Medical group’s phone calls are up from 1800 a day to 3-thousand. 

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded just under $14 million for an attempt to build a hydrogen-energy production facility at a nuclear power plant in Minnesota with the help of a nuclear research lab in Idaho.  The project announced this week is part of the Energy Department’s strategy to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions using nuclear power to generate carbon-free energy.

SPORTS

The College of Southern Idaho Cross Country season is just about over.  What’s left is a trip to nationals this week.  CSI will be taking about half the team to Fort Dodge Iowa to compete.  The championships begin Saturday with the Women at 9:30 and the Men at 10:15 am.

Sophomore Guard Deng Dut from the CSI mens basketball team has signed his National Letter of intent with the university of Portland.  Dut lead the Scenic West Athletic Conference in field goal percentage and three-point percentage last year. CSI Head Coach Jeff Reinert expects the Australia native to play a big role for this year’s CSI squad before moving up. Dut will remain a sophomore next year when he arrives in Portland because the NJCAA and NCAA are giving athletes an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 39. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. East wind 5 to 7 mph.

 

Friday:  A slight chance of snow before 11am, then rain. High near 42. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday Night:  Rain, mainly before 11pm. Low around 34. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

 

Saturday:  A 20 percent chance of snow before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 21 mph.

Saturday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

Sunday:  A chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Sunday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

Monday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 54.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

 

Wednesday:  A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

 

November 12th: On this day

1950
Born on this day was Barbara Fairchild, Country Music, Gospel Music Singer, who is best known for her 1973 Country #1 hit "The Teddy Bear Song". The track was the first in a series of Fairchild songs where childhood themes were used to express dismay over broken relationships, her follow-up hit was"Kid Stuff."

1955
Billboard magazine's annual disc jockey poll voted Elvis Presley as the most promising country and western artist.

1964
Born on this day in Tillamook, Oregon, was Jerry Kilgore, country music artist who as well as releasing solo albums has written singles for Tracy Byrd and John Michael Montgomery, ("Cover You in Kisses").

1980
The soundtrack album Honeysuckle Rose was at #1 on the US Country chart. The 1980 musical drama film of the same name, featured Willie Nelson. Tracks on the album include songs by Nelson and various artists including Kenneth Threadgill, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Gimble, Hank Cochran, Jeannie Seely and Dyan Cannon. The song "On the Road Again" was nominated for Best Original Song in the 53rd Academy Awards.

1985
The made-for-television western drama Wild Horses starring Kenny Rogers and Pam Dawber premiered on CBS. This was Rogers' seventh TV movie.

1990
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country album charts with his second studio album No Fences. Some of Brooks most famous songs appear on No Fences, including: "The Thunder Rolls" (CMA's 1991 Video of the Year), "Friends in Low Places" (Academy of Country Music's 1990 Single of the Year), "Unanswered Prayers" and "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House".

2005
Martina McBride was at #1 on the Country chart with her eighth studio album Timeless a collection of classic country songs. Major artists whose songs were covered include Eddy Arnold, Johnny Cash, Don Gibson, Loretta Lynn

Wednesday 111120

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said he will begin promoting the safety and effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine to Idaho residents once it becomes available.  Health officials have warned of a “twindemic” this winter as coronavirus infections combined with flu infections could overwhelm the state’s intertwined healthcare system, which in recent weeks has shown early signs of buckling as COVID-19 cases have spiked.

Today it’s Veterans Day.  A federal holiday meant to honor those who have served in the military.   Post offices along with most banks federal and state offices will be closed.  Many restaurants and businesses will be honoring veterans and active-duty military.

An Idaho man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a woman multiple times in an attack that left a steak knife blade lodged in her back. 30-year-old Steven Skylar Drain of Pocatello has pleaded guilty to felony aggravated battery.  Drain told investigators he stabbed a Pocatello woman in her apartment during an argument in October 2019.   The woman spent several days in critical condition before she was stabilized.

Idaho Governor Brad Little may have some of his powers cut if the senate has their way.  They plan to propose limits to the governor’s emergency powers and let the legislature return to a special session to make more of those decisions rather than to wait for the governor to call the shots.

The city of Heyburn has a new mayor.  City council president Dick Galbraith was named to the position at yesterday’s council meeting.  The action comes after former Mayor Mark Rosa was recalled on November 3rd

Idaho Supreme court Jury trials have been suspended until 2021 due to increasing COVID-19 issues.  On Monday the Supreme Court said average cases in a week have increased by 335-percent since September 13th

Idaho governor Brad Little said he will conduct a news conference this Friday at 1pm.  It will be only online and will discuss the state’s latest fight against COVID-19

SPORTS

The choice for the name of the new mascot for the Pocatello School district is now down to four.  The school is dropping the “Indians” and will soon be called either the Bison, Phantoms, Thunder or wolves.  Those names were the ones generated from a meeting yesterday.  The school board said they are allowing more time to name the final choice to give the public a chance at more input.

 

WEATHER

Veterans Day:  Scattered snow showers before 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a west wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 17. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. East wind 5 to 11 mph.

Thursday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. East northeast wind 5 to 11 mph.

 

Friday:  Snow likely before 11am, then rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Friday Night:  Rain. Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

 

Saturday:  Rain and snow likely before 11am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night:  A chance of rain and snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

Sunday:  A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

Sunday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

 

Monday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

Monday Night:  A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Tuesday:  A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

 

November 11th: On this day

1930
Born on this day in Cowpens, South Carolina, was Hank Garland a Nashville studio guitarist who performed with Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and many others. At the age of 19, Garland recorded his million-selling hit "Sugarfoot Rag." He died on 27 December 2004.

1973
The Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge album Full Moon was at #1 on the Country chart. The duet album was the first of three duet albums by the couple, who married the year before the album's release.

1978
Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album chart with I've Always Been Crazy. Three singles from the album hit the country charts' top ten: the title reached #1 and "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" peaked at #5, as did "Girl I Can Tell (You're Trying to Work It Out)". "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" was Jennings' personal statement on the state of the outlaw movement, written after having been detained by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1977 for possession of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute. Jennings was never convicted of the crime due to critical faults in the legal process against him.

1981
During sessions at Woodland Sound Studio Nashville, Tennessee, Reba McEntire recorded "Can't Even Get the Blues" which when released in September 1982 gave the singer her first US #1 Country hit.

2008
Country music superstar Reba McEntire left her longtime record label MCA Nashville, after 24 years and signed to The Valory Music Co., sister label to Big Machine Records. McEntire and Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta had previously worked together in the 1990s when Borchetta was senior president of promotion for MCA Nashville.

2008
Hank Williams Jr. was honored as a BMI Icon at the 56th annual BMI Country Awards. The artists and songwriters named BMI Icons have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."

2009
Taylor Swift became the youngest artist ever to win the Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the year, and is one of only six women to win the Country Music Association's highest honor. Brad Paisley co-hosted the awards for the second straight year. He also performed "Welcome to the Future", and won both Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "Start a Band" with Keith Urban.

2011
Rodney Atkins was arrested for allegedly trying to smother his wife Tammy McDonald with a pillow. He was released on $2,500 bail three hours after the arrest, and was ordered by Williamson County, Tennessee court to take an anger assessment. The altercation was disputed by Atkins' lawyer, who stated that it was purely verbal. Atkins filed for divorce within twenty-four hours of the alleged assault.

2014
Garth Brooks released his eleventh studio album Man Against Machine. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the US Top Country Albums Chart.

Tuesday 111020

The Twin Falls City Council has decided to table the idea of requiring everyone in public to wear a face mask.  The council chambers were packed with people at last night’s meeting where people gathered, many after standing outside at a rally to oppose being forced to wear a covering over their nose and mouth.  Last week, the council directed city staff to draft an ordinance that said in part $50 fines would be issued for those not abiding by the rule. 

Idaho Governor Brad Little yesterday said residents should wear a face covering to slow the spread of COVID-19.  In an open letter to residents the governor said many veterans are at greater risk of serious health complications if they get the virus. 

A recording that has surfaced where Lori Vallow talks about a desire to murder her third husband Joseph Ryan has the Phoenix Police department opening the investigation back up into Ryan’s death.  Vallow and her current husband, Chad Daybell are in jail with charges of allegedly covering up the deaths of Vallow’s minor children whose bodies were found on Daybells Rexburg property. 

Some residents of Idaho are in line to be the first to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.  So far trials show it’s more than 90-percent effective.  Healthcare workers would be the first to get the treatment followed by adults 65 and older and people with high-risk conditions.  If everything goes as planned, the vaccine would be available to Idahoans by December 1st

A judge has dismissed the case of a northern Idaho woman who was charged with not following Idaho’s stay at home orders earlier this year.  Christa Thompson, of Rathdrum was cited in April for allegedly violating restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic by conducting a yard sale.  Violating the stay-at-home order in Idaho was a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in a county jail or a $1,000 fine, or both.

Gas prices in the gem state continue to fall.  At last check they are down another penny.  The US average is now $2.11 which is 51 cents lower than last year.  In Twin Falls, the average price is $2.36.

SPORTS

 

State high school football playoffs continue this week and there are a few magic valley schools still in play for the semi-finals.  Declo will face West Side.  Oakley will head north to play Prairie.  Lighthouse Christian in Twin Falls will play Raft River Friday evening at 6.  The Carey Panthers will  play Kendrick and Dietrich will host Mullan  Saturday at 1 pm.

WEATHER

Today:  Scattered snow showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight:  A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

Veterans Day:  A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. West southwest wind 8 to 16 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 41. Light and variable wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

 

Friday:  Snow likely before noon, then rain and snow likely between noon and 3pm, then rain likely after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

 

Saturday:  Rain likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night:  A chance of rain and snow before 9pm, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

Sunday:  A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday Night:  A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

Monday:  A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.

 

November 10th: On this day

1945
Born on this day in Mount Airy, North Carolina, was Donna Fargo country music singer-songwriter, who is best known for a series of Top 10 country hits in the 1970s, including "The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA", "Superman" and "Funny Face."

1947
Born on this day in Mountain City, Tennessee, was Dave Loggins, singer, songwriter widely remembered for his 1974 composition "Please Come to Boston", which was a top 10 hit in the US for him, and was subsequently covered by numerous other artists. The cousin of singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1995.

1955
Elvis Presley attended the fourth Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville Tennessee. Back at his hotel Mae Boren Axton played him a demo of a new song she had written with Tommy Durden called "Heartbreak Hotel." Presley released the track as a single on January 27, 1956, his first on his new record label RCA Victor. The song gave him his his first #1 pop record.

1956
George Jones was named the most promising country and western artist, according to Billboard magazine's annual nationwide disc jockey poll.

1968
Born on this day in DeRidder, Louisiana, was Chris Cagle, country singer, songwriter. Cagle made his debut on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks with the single "My Love Goes On and On", the first single from his debut album Play It Loud. The album, which was certified gold in the US, also produced the 2000 Top 10 hit "Laredo" and "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out", his only #1 hit.

1969
Johnny Cash broke the attendance record at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, playing before 18,106 people, the largest indoor crowd that Cash had performed for. The record gross of $93,000 outdistanced even The Beatles.

1973
One of Nashville's most notorious murders made national headlines when David Akeman (aka Stringbean) and his wife, Estelle, were killed when they interrupted a burglary after returning home. Their bodies were found the next day. Their assailants, 23 year old cousins John and Marvin Douglas were later captured, convicted and sentenced to prison. Stringbean, who was 58, was best known to his audiences for his role on the syndicated series Hee Haw. In 1996, 23 years after the murders, $20,000 in paper money was discovered behind a chimney brick in Stringbean's home.

1980
Dolly Parton released "9 to 5" which went to #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Adult Contemporary chart as well as the Billboard Country Chart. The song was written for the comedy film 9 to 5, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Parton in her film debut.

1983
Born on this day in Longview, Texas, was Miranda Lambert, country music singer, songwriter, who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star. Lambert made her debut with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene which produced the singles "Bring Me Down", "Kerosene", and "New Strings". All four singles were Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. She is also a member of Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley.

2009
Kris Kristofferson was honored as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI Country Awards.

2010
Brad Paisley won the Entertainer of the Year award at the 44th annual CMA Awards. Loretta Lynn appeared at the Awards and was honored for fifty years in country music.

Monday 110920

Idaho State Police arrested a Meridian woman Saturday evening as more than a hundred people gathered on the Statehouse steps. Two groups were celebrating President Elect Joe Biden, as well as President Trump supporters protesting the outcome.  Police say 19 year old Deisha Payne attempted to grab another woman causing both to fall down.  The trooper who was trying to stop the two also fell down.  Payne has been charged with assault.

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has asked the Idaho Supreme Court to declare the state’s public defender system inadequate and order the state to fix it.  Liz Lockwood told justices that the state’s justice system doesn’t ensure adequate funding and representation for poor people tried for crimes as required by the Sixth Amendment.

The city of Wendell’s Boil Water Order was lifted yesterday.  Friday the order was put into place because of a loss of pressure after a water main broke.

This evening, the Twin Falls city council will take up the discussion whether to require face masks for anyone over the age of five.  The ordnance says every person while in public places must have a face mask covering their nose and mouth.  Many who oppose the ordnance say it will be difficult for the city to enforce and it should be a personal choice whether they wear a covering.

St Luke’s in Twin Falls was forced to divert patients elsewhere over the weekend after the hospital was overwhelmed with a surge of COVID 19 cases.  The diversion lasted for 12 hours.  Patients were mainly sent to Boise hospitals.

Public Health districts in Idaho say the surge in coronavirus cases have created a backlog and delays for their investigation teams.  Officials say it’s impossible to contact all new reported cases of those individual’s in close contact. 

Yesterday a record breaking 649 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Idaho.  The state’s total stands at 72-thousand 961 cases.  The death toll related to the virus is up 3 to 686.

 

SPORTS

The hopes for playing in a Bowl game this year was dashed over the weekend for the Boise State Broncos after their loss to BYU.  The score 51 to 17. 

In High School football state playoffs, the Gooding Senators lost to South Freemont 26 to 20.  The senators finished the year with 8 wins and 2 losses.

On Saturday afternoon the Raft River Trojans hosted the Kamiah Kubs.  The Trojans, this year’s Snake River Conference Champs won the game 76 to 14.  They will now play Lighthouse Christian.

4th Seed Butte County hosted 5th seed Oakley with the winner playing in the semifinals.  The Oakley Hornets took the game 80 to 12.  They will play Prairie next. 

Declo took their game against Melba with a score of 50 to 14.

The Gooding Pro Rodeo has been nominated by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association for Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year.  Rodeo manager Don gill says this is the first time the Gooding Rodeo is up for the award.  Gooding Rodeo Secretary Sandy Gwatney is up for Secretary of the Year. Dusty Tuckness and Nathan Jestes, who competed at the Gooding Rodeo, are up for Bullfighter of the Year.  The Women’s Pro Rodeo Association nominated Gooding for best Outdoor Rodeo.

 

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 33. West wind 5 to 14 mph.

Tonight:  Increasing clouds, with a low around 22. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light southwest in the evening.

 

Tuesday:  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday Night:  Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

 

Veterans Day:  A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Light and variable wind becoming west 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

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

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Thursday Night:  A 40 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

 

Friday:  Snow likely before 2pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday Night: Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

 

Saturday:  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night:  Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

Sunday:  A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

November 9th: On this day

1895
Born on this day in Attica, Indiana, George D. Hay, the founder of the original Grand Ole Opry radio program on WSM-AM in Nashville, Tennessee, from which the country music stage show of the same name evolved. The show was originally named WSM Barn Dance, and Hay billed himself as "The Solemn Old Judge."

1968
Marty Robbins was at #1 on the Country chart with "I Walk Alone", Robbins' thirteenth #1. At least four other country artists recorded "I Walk Alone" for albums released in 1969: Loretta Lynn's Your Squaw Is on the Warpath, Kitty Wells' Guilty Street, David Houston's Where Love Used to Live, and Willie Nelson's My Own Peculiar Way.

1984
Born on this day in Kernersville, North Carolina was singer and songwriter Chris Lane. His "I Don't Know About You" was a #1 country airplay hit in 2019.

1999
Faith Hill released Breathe, her fourth studio album. Breathe is one of the most successful country/pop albums to date and has been certified 8� Platinum for shipping eight million copies in the US. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, a first for the country artist.

2005
After 27 years as host of "American Country Countdown," radio personality Bob Kingsley stepped down, after his production company and ABC Radio Networks (which distributes the show) fail to come to terms in renegotiating a distribution agreement. Kix Brooks, one half of the superstar duo Brooks & Dunn, was named the new host and was slated to take over January 21, 2006.

2008
It was announced that Merle Haggard had been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in May of this year and had undergone surgery during which part of one of his lungs was removed.

2010
Columbia Records released Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn a tribute album compiled by various artists that is dedicated to country music icon Loretta Lynn. The album features a duet on "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" by Alan Jackson and Martina McBride, and Gretchen Wilson's cover of "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)." Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow and Lee Ann Womack also feature on the album.

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Idaho’s unemployment claims climbed slightly, with 3,919 people filing for new unemployment benefits during the last week of October which is about 57 more than the previous week.  Continued claims for benefits also increased slightly for the first time since early May, increasing by 1% in the week ending Oct. 31.  More than 8,100 people requested continued unemployment benefits in the last week of October, officials said. That compares to nearly 72,000 at the start of May.

Authorities in Boise say 18 year old Eava June-McCarthy of Nampa has been charged with second degree murder following a shooting of a Boise Man near the Towne Square Mall a week ago.  During the investigation, they found evidence that the man and woman knew each other.  She is being held in the Ada County jail without bond.

All seven of Idaho’s public health districts reported a double-digit COVID-19 test positivity rate for the last week of October.  The state saw its overall positivity rate increase for the seventh consecutive week to 14.7-percent.   Magic Valley’s South Central Public Health District had the highest positivity rate at 24%.  Boise-based Central District Health had the lowest rate at 10.4%, but that’s up from 9% the previous week.

Idaho health officials say yesterday there were 1,265 new confirmed and probable cases of the COVID-19 in Idaho, bringing the statewide total to 69,579.  The statewide death toll related to the virus is up seven to 671.

Cooking chickens in a Yellowstone hot spring landed three people in hot water.  Two men from West Valley City, Utah, were ordered to serve two days in jail and pay $540 in fines and fees.  Eric Romriell, of Idaho Falls, paid $1,250 in fines and fees. All three are banned from Yellowstone while serving two years of unsupervised probation.

Some Idaho Nursing homes and assisted living centers in Idaho have started a Pen Pal program for residents.  The idea behind the program is to allow those in the facility the ability to communicate with others in the community.  COVID-19 has limited visits to the homes.

SPORTS

Tonight is the night where two of the top football teams meet up.  Boise State and BYU will do battle on the Blue Turf in Boise.  The stakes for this game are high. Boise State and BYU each have hopes of playing in a New Year's six bowl game, making tonight's a must-win for both teams.  Tonight’s game kicks off at 7:55 and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.  About 1100 people will be in attendance that will include parents of players, members of Boise State’s band and spirit squad and a limited number of students.

The quarterfinal round of High School State Football continues.  Yesterday the Kimberly Bulldogs kept their hopes for a championship trophy alive by defeating Snake River 28 to 26.  Kimberly will now play the winner of tomorrows Sugar Salem Weiser Game.  This afternoon at 2 pm Oakley will be in Butte County to play the Pirates.  At 2:30 Carey will be in Garden Valley to defend their undefeated season.  At 4 pm Gooding is in South Freemont to take on the team from Madison High School.  Declo hosts Melba at 6 pm.  Also at six, Dietrich plays host to North Gem.  The Blue Devils are undefeated.

At 7 pm Saturday, Lighthouse Christian will be in Notus to play the undefeated Pirates in 8 man Football. 

Tomorrow, Raft River the Snake River District Champion will host Kamiah at 1 pm.

 

 

WEATHER

Today:  Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southwest in the evening.

 

Saturday:  A 20 percent chance of rain after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Saturday Night:  Rain likely before 11pm, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 33. Light south southwest wind becoming west 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

Sunday:  Snow likely, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Sunday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Monday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

Monday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

 

Tuesday:  A 20 percent chance of snow after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Tuesday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

 

Veterans Day:  A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

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

 

Thursday:  A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.

November 6th: On this day

1932
Born on this day in Tabor City, North Carolina was Stonewall Jackson who achieved his greatest fame during country's "golden" honky tonk era in the 1950s and early 1960s when he scored the #1 hits "Waterloo" and "B.J. the D.J."

1941
Born on this day in Monahans, Texas, was Guy Clark, Grammy Award winning country musician, songwriter who has released more than twenty albums, and his songs have been recorded by other artists including Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell. Clark won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture Of You. Clark died on May 17, 2016 aged 74.

1947
Hank Williams recut a version of his song "Honky Tonkin'" during sessions at Castle Studio, Nashville. Waylon Jennings later recorded his version of the song for his 1992 album Ol' Waylon Sings Ol' Hank.

1982
Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Roger Miller who performed "King of the Road" and then with Glen Campbell played "Southern Nights", "Goin' Back to Alabam", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "It's Your World (Boys and Girls)".

2006
The Country Music Association awards aired for the first time on ABC. The awards show had been on CBS since 1972. Keith Urban, who won the Male Vocalist of the Year, was absent due to his rehab stint, and co-host Ronnie Dunn read Urban's acceptance letter. Hall of Fame inductee Kris Kristofferson presented the inductions for 2006 inductees George Strait, Harold Bradley and Sonny James, each of whom gave brief acceptance speeches; Strait also performed his #1 hit "Give It Away." Controversy reigned when Faith Hill appeared to react angrily after Carrie Underwood won the Female Vocalist of the Year award.

2007
Hank Thompson died from lung cancer, aged eighty-two. 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.

2013
Winners of the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards held in Nashville included: Entertainer of the Year: George Strait, Album of the Year: Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story , Song of the Year: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary - "I Drive Your Truck", Single of the Year: Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise", Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton, Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert and Musical Event of the Year: Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban - "Highway Don't Care".