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Authorities from the Maximum Security of the Idaho Department of Correction In Boise say 29 year old Jason Ivey of Hazelton has died.  Ivey was found hanging in his cell late Friday afternoon.  He died in a Boise Hospital around 11:30 Sunday.  It’s unclear if Ivey was on Suicide Watch.  He was in prison for aggravated assault and eluding a police officer.  This is the second suicide in a week at the prison.  Tuesday, 37 year old Chancey Lee Baker was found dead in his cell.  The Homedale man had been accused of sexually abusing a 10 year old and had a role in kidnapping a woman and chaining her in a barn. 

Twin Falls authorities say 65 year old Michael Johnson died in a house fire early Saturday.  Three people escaped the blaze at 227 Addison Avenue.  He was on the main floor.  The others were in the basement.  Four engines responded.  Damage to the home is around $50-thousand dollars. 

Officials from Idaho and Taiwan have signed a two-year, $576 million deal calling for Taiwan flour mills to buy Idaho wheat.  The recently signed deal calls for the purchase of 1.8 million metric tons of wheat.

Authorities in Blaine County say 30 year old Craig Huff of Mackay was arrested over the weekend during a traffic stop Sunday evening near Picabo on Highway 20.  He was stopped for speeding.  Turns out authorities say he is now facing charges of resisting and obstructing officers, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving without privileges, providing false information along with warrants from Jerome, Twin Falls, Bingham County and Missoula Montana. 

While counties in southern Idaho could approve their budgets this week for the next fiscal year, they are doing so without a guarantee of the federal governments PILT payments.  Several commissioners were in Washington DC in September to ask Idaho’s delegation to extend the Payments in Lieu of Taxes – the federal program that provides money to counties with large portions of Public land.  No word yet from the feds if they plan to change the program. 


In girls’ soccer from yesterday, Twin Falls took Wood River 7 to 0.  Burley defeated Minico 4 to 1 and Preston took the win from Jerome 4 to 1. 

In Boys soccer, it was Burley 5 Minico 1.  Preston 3 Jerome 2.  Wood River outlasted Twin Falls 3 to 2.

In Volleyball, Filer closed out Canyon Ridge 3 to 0 and it was the same score for the Gooding Wendell game with Gooding taking the win.


Today:  A mix of clouds and sun. High 54F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 34F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 56. Low: 34.

THURSDAY: Plenty of sunshine through most of the day and a little bit warmer. High: 64. Low: 37.

FRIDAY:  Partly sunny skies with isolated rain showers possible. High: 57. Low: 32.

SATURDAY:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 60. Low: 34.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies and cool. High: 61. Low: 37.

MONDAY: Sunny skies and warmer. High: 67.

October 1st: On this day

Born on this day in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was country singer Bonnie Owens who was married to Buck Owens and later Merle Haggard. In 1965 Haggard and Owens recorded the song "Just Between the Two of Us", a duet and probably Owens's best known hit. She died on April 24, 2006.

Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian by Johnny Cash was released in the US. His twentienth album release was a concept album, with the tracks on the album focusing exclusively on the history of and problems facing Native Americans in the US. Cash had been convinced that his ancestry included members of the Cherokee tribe, and this partly served as inspiration for recording Bitter Tears, but later on as he began researching his ancestry, he actually had no Cherokee ancestry, but Scottish, English, and Scots-Irish ancestry.

Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the country album chart with If You Love Me, Let Me Know. The title track ranks as Newton-John's highest charting single on the country charts, reaching #2, although she would have many more top 10 hits to come. The album spent eight weeks at the top of the charts.

Born on this day in Roanoke, Virginia was Ross Copperman the Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter and producer. Copperman has penned and produced hits for Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood., Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Kenny Chesney and others.

Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Lost in The Fifties Tonight (In The Still of the Night)", also known simply as "Lost in The Fiftes Tonight".

The 10th Anniversary of Farm Aid was held at the Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts which were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young had been spurred on by Bob Dylan's comments at Live Aid in 1984 when he said he hoped some of the money would help American farmers in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt. Artists who appeared included: Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, BlackHawk, John Conlee, The Supersuckers, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.

Keith Urban was unhurt whe he skidded off his motorbike after a photographer followed him near his home in Sydney, Austalia. In a statement released by his publicists, Urban said the incident was "the result of one person's desire to do his job and my desire to maintain my privacy." Urban said he tried to avoid an oncoming car and dropped his bike and the photographer came to his assistance without taking photos.

Monday 092719

The three truck drivers who were originally charged with felonies for transporting industrial hemp through Idaho have been placed on unsupervised probation.  The three men had the felony charges reduced to misdemeanors earlier this year. The convictions won’t show up on their criminal records.  Though hemp products like lotion and food items are sold in stores throughout the state, the plants themselves are illegal.

The Twin Falls Planning and Zoning has cleared the way for Daniel Corsini to sell firearms out of his home. Several neighbors opposed the proposal.  His home is on Highland Lane and is in a residential neighborhood.  Customers will only be able to come to the business by appointment. 

Some classmates from the University of Idaho’s Boise law school campus are concerned about the plans to move their graduation ceremony from the Grove Hotel to the Timberline High school.  School officials say they lost the venue for the May 2020 event leaving them to scramble to find a venue.  The schools vice president said those who want a different venue can travel to the schools other campuses in Moscow, Couer d’Alene or Idaho Falls.

The Bureau of Land Management say they have issued a fine of over a thousand dollars and ordered a local construction company to clean up an illegal dump site.  The BLM didn’t identify the company but said the incident occurred near the Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.

Idaho officials say all waivers state lawmakers added to voter-approved Medicaid expansion will likely be submitted by December to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for possible approval.  Federal officials rejected a waiver allowing Idaho residents who qualify for the expansion to stay on the state’s health insurance exchange.  Other waivers include a work requirement and required referrals for family planning services such as birth control, abortions or pregnancy care.

Students at the College of Idaho could be sleeping in a shipping container.  The Caldwell School plans to build new dorms out of repurposed containers.  The dorm units will have five single rooms surrounding a common area. Once the shipping container dorms are complete early next year, the school will have 54 new rooms.


Idaho High Schools were notified of the classifications for their schools last week.  Starting in the fall of 2020 some schools will be forced to move.  Canyon Ridge won its petition to stay a 4A school.  Murtaugh lost its appeal to stay a 1A D-II school. The Red Devils will move up to the 1A D-I competing with Oakley, Raft River, Lighthouse, Glenns Ferry, Shoshone and Murtaugh.  Valley is moving up to the 2A ranks next year. Castleford and Sun Valley Community School will be 1A D-II once again in 2019.


Today:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 56F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A few clouds. Low 34F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley, and mostly sunny in the Wood River Valley with a slight chance of p.m. snow showers.  High: 52 Low: 27

WEDNESDAY: Sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.  High: 57 Low: 31  Mountains: 50 Low: 27

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley with a slight chance of p.m. rain showers and mostly sunny in the Wood River Valley.   High: 64 Low: 37  Mountains: 58 Low: 31

FRIDAY: Sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 63 Low: 34  Mountains: 58 Low: 29

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 62 Low: 35  Mountains: 54 Low: 29

SUNDAY: Sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 64 Mountains: 55

September 30th: On this day

Born on this day in Nashville, was Pearl Dee Jones who with her husband became known as Carl Butler and Pearl. Between 1962 and 1969, the duo released several singles and charted thirteen times on the US country charts, reaching #1 in 1962 with their first single, "Don't Let Me Cross Over". Pearl died at the age of 60 on March 1, 1988.

The Grand Ole Opry was televised for the first time form the the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Born on this day in Thurmond in Memphis, Tennessee, was Deborah Allen who scored the 1983 crossover hit "Baby I Lied" which reached #4 on the country charts. Allen has also written hits for Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Patty Loveless, Tanya Tucker, The Whites and others.

22 year-old Patsy Cline signed her first recording contract with Bill McCall of Four Star Records. The contract would only allowed her to record songs from the Four Star Records publishing company and also stipulated that Cline only sing country songs. She later left Four Star Records to sign with Decca Records, and her self-titled debut album on Decca was released in 1957.

Born on this day in Philadelphia, Mississippi was Marty Stuart, country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. Stuart married country artist Connie Smith on July 8, 1997.

Born on this day was Country singer Daron Norwood. Two singles off his debut album, "If It Wasn't For Her I Wouldn't Have You" and "Cowboys Don't Cry", both made the country Top 40. Norwood was found dead in his Hereford, Texas apartment by his landlord on the afternoon of July 22, 2015.

Vince Gill and Garth Brooks were double-winners in the 26th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Gill, who co-hosted the show with Reba McEntire on CBS, also won Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for "Look At Us".

George Strait finally broke Conway Twitty's record by scoring his record 41st #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Give It Away".

Friday 092718

An environmental group says the U.S. government is keeping details secret about a cattle grazing program in six Western states that could be harming habitat and endangered species.  In a lawsuit Western Watersheds Project says the Interior Department is unlawfully withholding information from the public about a grazing initiative announced in 2017.  The group is asking a federal judge to force the government to release information about the program in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.

Idaho officials at two state agencies say an agreement a little over a year ago formalizing public access to state-owned lands has been a good deal for the agencies as well as a benefit to hunters, anglers and recreationists.  The Idaho Department of Lands and Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Thursday that both sides are benefiting from the 2018 agreement.  Fish and Game is paying the Lands Department $580,000 annually, with about a fourth of that in law enforcement.

Depending on where you live you may either be under a red flag warning for critical fire conditions or you’re preparing for an early season snowstorm.  The National weather service has issued winter storm warnings and record cold in Western Montana, Northwestern Wyoming and the Idaho panhandle with up to 3 feet of snow possible through Sunday.  Meanwhile, high wind and low humidity prompted weather service officials to issue fire danger warnings in central and southeastern Wyoming.

45 year old Denise Bennett, a former University of Idaho professor was arrested on drug possession and burglary charges after she was fired and banned from the campus.  Bennett pleaded not guilty to felony burglary and possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  The former tenured journalism professor posted a $5,000 bond.

Idaho’s increasing cost of living is putting pressure on people and their pets. Idaho Humane Society officials say they’re seeing an increase in the number of people surrendering their pets because of housing issues.


Last night, the College of Southern Idaho Volleyball team began conference play with their matchup against Colorado Northwestern.  The eagles took the three matches to move on tomorrow to play 15th ranked USU Eastern with a 1 pm game.

The charges against one time Member of the CSI Rodeo Cowboy Pete Bradshaw have been dropped by the state of Idaho.  Bradshaw had been accused of rape.  Bradshaw quit the rodeo team in December after competing for the school in the fall.

In high school boys soccer, Wendell defeated Filer 3 to 2 and Gooding took the win over Kimberly 4 to 1.

In girls soccer action it was a tie game for Wendell and Filer – 1 each and Gooding tied it up with Kimberly 1 each.

In volleyball Wood River shut out the game against Canyon Ridge 3 to 0 and it was Hansen 3 Camas County 2.  Twin Falls took Jerome 3 to 0 and Raft River defeated Shoshone 3 to 2.  Murtaugh shut out Carey 3 to 0 and Castleford defeated Hagerman 3 to 0. 

One football game to report.  It was Century defeating Burley 48 to 8. 


Today:  Sun and clouds mixed. High near 70F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers after midnight. Low 46F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies with a chance of showers. Some snow is possible above 5,000 feet. High: 51. Low: 34.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of a shower and colder. Some higher elevation snow above 4,500 feet is possible. High: 47. Low: 31.

MONDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain and snow showers and chilly. Some higher elevation snow above 5,000 feet is possible. High: 48. Low: 30.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies with an isolated shower possible. Slightly warmer. High: 51. Low: 29.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny skies and warmer. High: 58. Low: 35.

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a shower and a little bit warmer. High: 63.

September 27th: On this day

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.

Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Roy Orbison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, (who performed "Bad Moon Rising"), Phil Harris and Bobbi Martin. Roy Orbison performed a version of "Pretty Woman" with Cash and "Crying".

The first edition of Dolly the television variety show hosted by Dolly Parton was aired on ABC. Guest stars featured in the series included Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Tyne Daly, Bruce Willis, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Tom Selleck, the Neville Brothers, Alabama, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Dudley Moore, and Oprah Winfrey.

Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Country chart with his second album Not a Moment Too Soon. Spending 29 weeks at #1, it became Billboard's best selling Country album of 1994, and The Academy of Country Music named it Album of the Year in 1994.

LeAnn Rimes released her tenth studio album Lady & Gentlemen, Rimes' second cover album which featured songs by male country artist, including Vince Gill, who helped produce the album, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings.

Thursday 092619

Two people died following a two vehicle accident along highway 75 north of Shoshone yesterday morning just after 8.  Police say the accident at 420 North involved a Delivery truck and a SUV.  The truck driven by 24 year old Stetson Cox of Buhl failed to stop at the intersection and struck the SUV driven by 83 year old Richard Olsen of Shoshone.  The crash caused the SUV to overturn killing 30 year old Daniel Drake of Shoshone and Olsen.  The passenger in the vehicle 32 year old Charles Drake was flown to St. Al’s in Boise while Cox was sent by air ambulance to Pocatello.  The crash closed that portion of the road for 4 hours.

This weekend parts of Southern and Eastern Idaho may see much colder weather and in some higher elevations, snow is possible according to the National Weather Service.  Mountain areas could experience lows in the 20’s.  Valley temps could reach the low 30’s by Sunday.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says he’s dubious about a legislative proposal to ask counties to pay up to $10 million to help fund Medicaid expansion.  A legislative panel voted along party lines two weeks ago to ask Idaho counties to kick in up to $10 million next year to go toward the state’s share, estimated to be just under $42 million in the next fiscal year. Little says he believes Medicaid expansion can continue to be funded the way it is currently.

Testimony was taken in Twin Falls this week over the state’s process for people to change the gender on their birth certificate.  At the meeting, four speakers testified against changing gender on birth certificates altogether.  The legislature will have the final say in 2020.

The Cassia County Sheriff’s office has charged two men in connection to stolen guns from a Burley business last Friday.  50 year old Geregory Allen Hunter and 19 year old Juan Avila will have a preliminary hearing October 4th in Magistrate Court.  Both men were arraigned on Monday.


In local action, first to Volleyball, where Gooding defeated Kimberly 3 to 2.  Over to Girls soccer, Twin Falls defeated Mountain Home 7 to 0 and Wood River squeaked past Jerome 2 to 1.  Elsewhere it was Century 4 Canyon Ridge 0.  Pocatello defeated Burley 5 to 1 and Preston outlasted Minico 15 to 1. 

In Boys Soccer, Canyon Ridge defeated Century 2 to 1.  Jerome defeated Wood River 3 to 1 and Pocatello 3 Burley 2. 


Today:  Sunshine. High 78F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low near 50F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies and cooler with a slight chance of a shower. High: 67. Low: 39.

SATURDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of a shower and colder. Some higher elevation snow above 5,000 feet is possible. High: 52. Low: 32.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of a shower and colder. Some higher elevation snow above 5,000 feet is possible. High: 48. Low: 32.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies with a chance of a shower and chilly. Some higher elevation snow above 5,000 feet is possible. High: 48. Low: 31.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies with isolated rain showers, with some higher elevation snow showers. High: 50. Low: 30.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly sunny and slightly warmer. High: 57.

September 26th: On this day

Born on this day in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona, was Martin David Robinson, who became known as Marty Robbins, the American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. One of the most popular and successful country and Western singers of his era, releasing over 50 singles and 100 albums. Robbins died of a heart attack on December 8, 1982.

Born on this day in El Dorado, Arkansas, was David Frizzell, country music singer the younger brother of country music legend Lefty Frizzell. Frizzell scored his only solo #1 country single with "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home", which was nominated for Song of the Year in the 1982 Grammy Awards.

Born on this day in Grand Forks, North Dakota, was Lynn Anderson, country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, most notably her Grammy Award-winning, worldwide mega-hit, "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden." Anderson was named Billboard Magazine's Female Artist of the Decade (1970-1980). Anderson died on July 30th 2015 aged 67.

Born on this day in Cambridge, England, was Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. Her music has been successful in multiple genres including pop, country, and adult contemporary and has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide and has scored 3 Country #1 albums.

Born on this day in Bryan, Texas, was Doug Supernaw, country music artist who had the 1993 US #1 single "I Don't Call Him Daddy."

The Beverly Hillbillies TV comedy starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. was aired for the first time. The show's theme song, "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", was written by producer and writer Paul Henning and originally performed by bluegrass artists Flatt and Scruggs.

John Denver was sentenced to sing at a benefit concert to settle drunk-driving charges after he pleaded guilty to driving while his ability was impaired. The 49-year-old performer was originally charged with driving under the influence, but prosecutors agreed to let him plead guilty to the lesser charge.

Doug Supernaw was arrested after police said he attacked five officers during a scuffle outside a Brenham bar. The singer was held on charges of assaulting a police officer, public intoxication and resisting arrest. Supernaw, who was celebrating his 42nd birthday, was held on a $11,150 bond. His song "I Don't Call Him Daddy" was nominated for video of the year by the Academy of Country Music.

George Strait announced that he is retiring from touring, and that The Cowboy Rides Away Tour would be his last. The tour consisted of two legs: the first leg included 21 concerts in 2013 with Martina McBride as the opening performer; the second leg included 20 concerts in 2014.

Wednesday 092519

Christine Ivie, the Jerome Heritage Academy’s Superintendent, has filed a half a million dollar tort claim against the State of Idaho.  The school leader is pursuing legal action against the state’s Public Charter School commission for defamation, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy. The action gives the state 90 days to respond to the claim.

Four women are suing Canyon County because they say they were paid lower wages than their male colleague, even though they all had equal or superior experience and performed the same tasks.  They contend they were each paid less than $25 an hour for their work as nurses at the Canyon County Jail, while the only male nurse at the jail was paid more than $31 an hour.

The Idaho Transportation Department and the Union Pacific Railroad are in the process of removing obsolete railroad tracks on a section of Idaho 24 between Rupert and Shoshone.  It’s expected to happen tomorrow starting at 7 am.  Idaho 24 will be closed from 200 West to 400 West.  

State wildlife managers say a moose was poached near Mackay, and they’re asking the public to share any information that may help find the poacher.  The Idaho Department of Fish and Game received multiple reports about the poached Bull Moose on Sunday, and found the carcass left to waste near the Park Creek Campground. Only the antlers and a small amount of meat were removed.

A former North Idaho fire commissioner who was originally charged with raping a teenage firefighter trainee will spend three months in jail.  Kenny Corsi, who previously served as a commissioner for the South Boundary Fire Protection District in Naples originally faced seven counts of rape, prosecutors later struck a plea deal with Corsi and amended the charges to two felony counts of sexual battery of a minor.


In volleyball from yesterday, Filer won over Jerome 3 to 0.  Oakley defeated Glenns Ferry 3 to 1.  Valley shut out Shoshone 3 to 0.  It was Hagerman 3 Dietrich 0.  It was Wood River 3 Minico 0 and Lighthouse Christian won over Castleford 3 to 2.  Murtaugh shut out Richfield 3 to zip and Pocatello took Twin Falls 3 to 1.  Twin Falls lost to Century 3 to 0.  Burley won over Preston 3 to 1 and Burley shut out Mountain Home game 3 to 0.   In girls soccer gooding 4 Buhl 1 and in Boys Soccer it was Wendell 8 Kimberly 1.  Gooding defeated Buhl 3 to 2.

This Saturday the CSI Baseball team is preparing for Jacob’s Walk.  It’s a fundraiser for Jacob Bottinger.  Jacob spends a tremendous time with the baseball team.  Jacob is afflicted with congenital muscular dystrophy.  The disease affects every muscle in his body.  The event takes place on the CSI campus beginning at 9 am outside the arctic building and ends at the Eagles home Plate. 


Today:  Sunny. High 73F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 49F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies and breezy. High: 74. Low: 47.

FRIDAY:  Increasing clouds through the day with a slight chance of a shower and cooler. High: 67. Low: 41.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and cooler. High: 57. Low: 34.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies with a chance of rain showers, with some higher elevation snow showers. High: 51. Low: 33.

MONDAY:  Partly sunny skies with scattered rain showers, with some higher elevation snow showers. High: 50. Low: 31.

TUESDAY:  Partly sunny with isolated rain showers, and some higher elevation snow showers. High: 52.

September 25th: On this day

Born on this day, was Shel Silverstein, American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He wrote Tompall Glaser's highest-charting solo single "Put Another Log on the Fire", "One's on the Way" (a hit for Loretta Lynn), and wrote one of Johnny Cash's best known whimsical hits, "A Boy Named Sue." Other songs co-written by Silverstein include "The Taker" by Waylon Jennings and hits for Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.

Born on this day in St. Louis, Missouri, was Royce Kendall, singer from the duo, The Kendalls who released 16 albums including the #1 hits "Heaven's Just a Sin Away," "Sweet Desire" and "Thank God for the Radio". She died on May 22, 1998.

Patsy Cline appeared on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry performing "When I Get Through With You (You'll Love Me Too)" and "Why Can't He Be You."

Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Mel Tillis who performed "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Detroit City" and then with Glen Campbell played "Kaw-Liga" and "I Saw the Light".

The Postal Service issued a series of stamps honoring four important country music acts: Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Patsy Cline and Bob Wills. The "Legends of American Music Series" stamps went on sale for 29 cent's each as well as a special collector sheet of 20 stamps.

Loretta Lynn marked her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The only other women to reach this milestone have been Jean Shepard, Minnie Pearl and Wilma Lee Cooper. Lynn was honored with a tribute show that was broadcast on GAC-TV.

Don Henley released his fifth solo studio album Cass County which later debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, the album features Miranda Lambert, Merle Haggard, Vice Gill, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and others.

Jean Shepard died aged 82. The honky tonk singer, songwriter, scored the hits "Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)," "A Satisfied Mind" and a Ferlin Husky duet, "A Dear John Letter." In 2005, Shepard celebrated 50 years as a member of the Opry and is the longest-living female member of the Opry to date.

Tuesday 092419

Mark Langford, charged with killing a Texas couple as they camped in north-central Idaho 36 years ago has been found guilty for the third time.  A jury found Lankford guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. It was Lankford’s third trial in the 1983 double murder case, but the two previous convictions were both thrown out on appeal.

Citing a lack of corroborating evidence, Bannock County’s chief deputy prosecutor had no intention of pursuing rape and lewd conduct charges against 46 year old Tiffany Marie Peterson, a Pocatello elementary school teacher.  Petersen and her former husband, 50 year old David James McGarry, of Jerome, are each facing charges of rape and lewd conduct against a child under 16.

Atlanta Gold, an Idaho mining company has not complied with court orders and continues to violate clean water rules, according to a ruling by a federal judge.  U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush determined that Atlanta Gold had not achieved substantial compliance at its Montezuma Creek site in Elmore County.  The Creek is a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Boise River, a source of drinking, irrigation and recreational water for Boise.

Firefighters spent much of Sunday afternoon battling a blaze at a large commodity shed at the Bettencourt Dairy in Wendell.  No animals were injured in the fire that damaged the west side of the 200-thousand square foot shed. 

A single vehicle rollover on Highway 75 north of Ketchum has claimed the life of a teenager.  Authorities say a 16 year old female was driving with two passengers a 17 year old male and a 15 year old female.  All three were local residents.  The 15 year old passenger died at the hospital.  A wasp or bee entered the car and it’s believed that’s what contributed to the cause of the crash. 

A malfunctioning HVAC unit on the roof of the Wok N Grill on north Blue Lakes in Twin Falls is being blamed for smoke inside the restaurant.  The incident Sunday afternoon cleared the restaurant of the customers about 1:45 p.m. 


Here are some soccer scores to report.  First to the girls, where Twin Falls defeated cross town rival Canyon Ridge 5 to 1.  Wood River defeated Minico 8 to 0 and Century downed Burley 10 to 0.  In Boys Soccer, Century 2 Burley 0 and Wood River outlasted Minico 8 to 2.


Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High around 75F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 53F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies and nice. High: 71. Low: 45.

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy skies and breezy. High: 70. Low: 44.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny skies and breezy with a slight chance of showers and cooler. High: 64. Low: 42.

SATURDAY: Much cooler with a chance of showers and breezy under mostly cloudy skies. High: 56. Low: 35.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies with an isolated shower possible. High: 54. Low: 34.

MONDAY: Partly sunny with a chance of showers. High: 53.

September 24th: On this day

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.

Born on this day in Oak Park, Illinois, was American female singer-songwriter Lane Brody, best known for her 1984 Billboard topping country hit, "The Yellow Rose" (a duet with country music singer Johnny Lee), and for the Oscar nominated song "Over You" from the film Tender Mercies. She is the first female in country music to have an Oscar nominated hit from a soundtrack album. Besides "The Yellow Rose", Brody has eleven other chart singles on the country charts.

Patsy Cline released her third and final EP, So Wrong/You're Stronger Than Me. This was the final EP released in her lifetime, as she would be killed in a plane crash less than a year later in March 1963. The other two tracks were, "Heartaches and a version of the Hank Williams song "Your Cheatin' Heart." George Strait covered "You're Stronger Than Me" on his 2000 album George Strait.

Singer Jerry Scoggins, Lester Flatt, and Earl Scruggs recorded "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" for the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies, which was released October 12, 1962. The theme song became an immediate country music hit and was played at the beginning and end of each episode. Flatt and Scruggs appeared in several episodes as family friends of the Clampetts in the following years.

Alabama were at #1 on the Country charts with "Jukebox in My Mind", taken from their album Pass It On Down.

The California Friends of John Denver and The Windstar Foundation unveiled a bronze plaque near the spot where his plane went down, killing the singer, near Pacific Grove. The site had been marked by a driftwood log carved (by Jeffrey Pine of Colorado) with the singer's name.

Ronnie Milsap had recorded a new song "My First Ride" as a fundraiser to benefit firefighters and police officers. Unhappy with Capitol Records, because the company refused to service the record to radio and iTunes, Milsap and a group of Tennessee firefighters picketed the office of Capital. Ronnie marched with the group of 50 people to the front steps of the office, then sang the new single from atop a vintage fire truck.

"That's My Kind of Night" by Luke Bryan was at #1 on the Country singles chart. Written by Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano, and Ashley Gorley, the track spent 12 weeks at the top of the chart. Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington.

Kenny Rogers announced that he was planning on retiring after his next world tour.