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Thursday, 9/28/17

Police have arrested Christopher Montgomery following a stabbing that occurred in Jerome Saturday.  Police stopped the suspect on I-84.  They believe he stabbed another man.  The victim remains in stable condition.

A military judge denied efforts by Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to gather more information on discussions between a prosecutor and the Trump administration. Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in October on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Jerome economic development officials along with owners from Mr. Gas.Lynch oil were on hand for a ground breaking ceremony for a new truck and travel center.  In early 2018, they hope to be completed with the construction project at 1223 West Main Street.

Nevada cattleman and state's rights figure Cliven Bundy still has a lawyer representing him for his upcoming trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents.  A U.S. magistrate judge refused to allow Bundy to represent himself, because Bundy won't recognize federal authority over rangeland at the center of his grazing dispute with the government.

The number of imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon that made it back to central Idaho this year is the second worst in the last decade. But enough hatchery-raised fish exist to keep a state and federal recovery program going. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says 159 of the federally protected fish arrived through Monday at the Sawtooth Basin near Stanley after traveling 900 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

A woman was injured and her dog was killed after three canines attacked her outside her eastern Idaho residence. The Idaho State Journal reports that three pit bull mixes entered the woman's fenced yard in Blackfoot and fatally attacked her pet on Monday. The woman was transported to the hospital with multiple bites to her face and body.

Police in eastern Idaho say they've issued a ticket to an adult female motorist who didn't stop at a crosswalk in a school zone and struck a 12-year-old girl. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says the driver hit the girl at about 8:10 a.m. in front of Bonneville High School.

Today:  Sunny. High 72F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 45F. Mountains 35 Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. High 75F. Mountains 66 Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Rain
HIGH: 62 (Mountains: 56)

SUNDAY: Staying Dry but cloudy
HIGH: 54 (Mountains: 51)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny mountain showers
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 51)

TUESDAY: Partly Sunny with shower chances
HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 53)

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 54)

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September 28th: On this day

1937
Born on this day, was Glenn Sutton, country music songwriter and producer. Born Royce Glenn Sutton in Hodge, Louisiana, he was one of two chief architects of the countrypolitan sound (the other being Sutton's frequent songwriting partner Billy Sherrill). He co-wrote Tammy Wynette’s first major hit single, “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad,” along with Tammy’s #1 record, “I Don’t Wanna Play House.” He was equally well known as a producer, particular for his former wife Lynn Anderson. Glenn produced her most famous single, “Rose Garden,” which hit #1 on the country charts and #3 on the pop charts.

1959
Born on this day in Voorheesville, New York, was Billy Montana, singer-songwriter. His songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, ("More Than a Memory"), Sara Evans, ("Suds in the Bucket"), Jo Dee Messina, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Sister Hazel and Kenny Rogers, among others.

1966
Born on this day in Asheville, North Carolina, was country singer-songwriter Matt King who scored the 1998 hit "A Woman's Tears".

1969
Born on this day, in Gary, Indiana, was Karen Fairchild, singer, songwriter with Little Big Town, who have charted over 12 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and scored the 2010 #1 album The Reason Why.

1971
Born on this day, was Aimee Mayo, American songwriter, primarily known for writing country hits for artists such as Lonestar, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Kellie Pickler. Mayo was named BMI Songwriter of the Year in 2000. "Amazed," recorded by Lonestar that same year, is her most popular song to date.

1999
Greatest Hits, also titled Garth Brooks in.... The Life of Chris Gaines, was released in the US. It was part of the alter ego project of Garth Brooks, in which Brooks assumed the fictitious persona of alternative rock artist Chris Gaines. Originally, the album was intended to be the soundtrack for a movie called The Lamb that was to have stared Brooks as a rock star recalling the different periods of his life. This album was purposely released a year in advance from the scheduled film release date to pique interest in Brooks performing rock instead of country. The Lamb, however, was never filmed due to financial and management problems.

You Can Now Listen to Merle Haggard While You Drive on Merle Haggard

In honor of the late, great Country Music Hall of Fame member, the Interstate 5/Highway 44 interchange in Redding, Calif., has been designated the Merle Haggard Memorial Overpass.

After Sen. Ted Gaines helped pass the new legislation, Redding radio personalities on the Billy and Patrick Mornings show spearhead the effort to raise $2,500 needed to purchase two overpass signs by selling t-shirts.

Merle, who lived in Palo Cedro, Calif., (approximately 10 miles east of Redding) died in April 2016 at age 79.

The official dedication ceremony for the Merle Haggard Memorial Overpass will be held on October 25.

Around the Valley

The 28th Fall Film Festival continues this week at the Magic Lantern Theaters in Ketchum.  This year's film festival features a variety of acclaimed documentary, comedy and dramatic films.  The festival this week features Kedi, My Cousin Rachel, Wakefield and After The Storm - and the one that has ME excited this coming weekend is the classic Terminator 2 in 3D.  The festival concludes Thursday, Oct. 5.  For all the info, click the link on my blog at hot100now.com.

Integrity Chiropractic will host an open house tonight from 6 'til 9 at their new location on Addison Avenue in Twin Falls.  Drop by for prizes, ice cream and light refreshments.  An RSVP is requested.  Just give Dr. Jared Hymas a call at (208) 735-2442 or drop a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Buhl Harvest Festival is this Saturday.  This is a fun family friendly event that is free for the public to attend. There will be vendors, live music from Flashback and Copperhead, a beer & wine garden, a car cruise, chili cook-off, children's activities and more.  For more information or to sign up as a vendor please call 208-543-6682.

Join Hot 100 FM this Saturday at the Haunted Mansions of Albion and tour the largest haunted attraction in the Northwest for only a dollar!  Terry will be on hand passing out the wristbands that get you in for a dollar to the first hundred people, STARTING AT 5 P.M.  The wristbands will be passed out on a first come-first served basis, and when they’re gone, they’re gone so get there early!  That’s this Saturday at the Haunted Mansions of Albion.  Get in for a dollar if you’re one of the first hundred in line starting at 5 P.M.!

And the Hagerman Farmer's Market continues for a few more weeks every Sunday at Hagerman City Park.  In addition to lunch, fresh produce, baked goods, hand crafts and more, this Sunday enjoy live music and Paul "DJZ" Karoake!  Lunch food, produce, baked goods, handcrafts!  Free vendor spaces still available!  For more info, click the link on my blog at hot100now.com.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Friend Request (Unfriend), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, American Assassin and IT.

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival continues this weekend at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.  You can also catch Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, Wind River, IT and The Hero.

HOLLYWOOD

 

The REAL Hollywood Star of the day is Pitbull.  Why?  Because Pitbull is sending his private jet to Puerto Rico to bring cancer patients in need of chemotherapy treatment to the U.S mainland.  The heartwarming gesture from the 36-year-old musician comes in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Maria, which left the island without power.  He remained humble amidst the praise following the gesture. “Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part,” he said in a statement to the New York Daily News.

 

Justin Timberlake is reportedly close to saying "yes" to the Superbowl Halftime Show, which will be held in Minneapolis in February.  Timberlake has a history, to say the least, when it comes to the Super Bowl. He’s the one who ripped away a piece of Janet Jackson’s costume to reveal her, um, parts,  during halftime of Super Bowl 38.  Recently, a report emerged that Jay Z had declined the opportunity to serve as the headliner. Last year, Adele claimed to have passed on an invitation to perform at halftime of Super Bowl 51. Reports in recent years have suggested that the unpaid gig has morphed into a potential revenue stream for the league, with negotiations entailing a request for a piece of the bump the performer gets from performing before the biggest real-time audience in music.  Wouldn't it be great if he DID end up doing it, and then Janet Jackson shows up as HIS cameo?

 

The big one opening up in theaters over the weekend is American Made - and it has Tom Cruise set to have a record September at the box office.  In the film, Cruise stars as a commercial airline pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to fly reconnaissance missions over South America. He then becomes involved with a cartel and begins smuggling drugs and guns. Critics are on board, earning the movie an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.  The film has already earned $60 million overseas.

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Wednesday 9/27/17

A semi-trailer that overturned late Monday night left the driver injured.  68 year old Charles Williams of Charleston was eastbound on I-84 near milepost 201 in Jerome County when he drove onto the shoulder, hit the rumble strip, struck a road sign, over-corrected and struck the exit sign before rolling. Traffic was blocked for over an hour.

The Magic Valley YMCA has a new chief at the helm.  Randy Wastradowski from El Paso Texas has 27 years of experience with the YMCA and previously spent time as CEO at two YMCA’S in Indiana.

Defense attorneys say a man charged in the killing of a northern Idaho police officer was acting in self-defense. Attorneys representing 29-year-old Jonathan Renfro say their client didn't intend to kill police Sgt. Greg Moore. Renfro is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the shooting.

A portion of the Rock Creek Trail in Twin Falls will be closed starting Wednesday.  The closure will be from the Victory Bridge area to the Bracken Street entrance to allow access for contractors to come in and resurface the trail.

Although Idaho wheat production is down 9 percent from last year and 5 percent from the five-year average, growers and industry leaders are reporting excellent overall quality. Officials say the size of the wheat crop is down, but the quality is just "superb."

A Washington County assessor says Secretary of State Lawerence Denney improperly received a homeowner's exemption this year on his home in Midvale. The Washington County Board of Examiners decided in June that Denney deserved the exemption. Denney says he maintains his voter registration, vehicle registration and driver's license in Washington County.

Authorities say a hospital patient at the center of a disputed blood draw that led to a Utah nurse's high-profile arrest has died. University of Utah Health spokeswoman Suzanne Winchester confirms William Gray died late Monday night after a July crash left him with burns over nearly half his body. Gray was a commercial truck driver and a reserve police officer.

Because of the construction on Main Street in Twin Falls, the annual parade for the Bruins homecoming has been changed to a carnival.  Organizers say the event is not just for students. Organizers want the community to know that everyone is invited.

Around the Valley -

The 28th Fall Film Festival continues this week at the Magic Lantern Theaters in Ketchum.  This year's film festival features a variety of acclaimed documentary, comedy and dramatic films.  The festival this week features Kedi, My Cousin Rachel, Wakefield and After The Storm - and the one that has ME excited this coming weekend is the classic Terminator 2 in 3D.  The festival concludes Thursday, Oct. 5.  For all the info, click the link on my blog at hot100now.com.

Integrity Chiropractic will host an open house tomorrow from 6 'til 9 at their new location on Addison Avenue in Twin Falls.  Drop by for prizes, ice cream and light refreshments.  An RSVP is requested.  Just give Dr. Jared Hymas a call at (208) 735-2442 or drop a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Buhl Harvest Festival is this Saturday.  This is a fun family friendly event that is free for the public to attend. There will be vendors, live music from Flashback and Copperhead, a beer & wine garden, a car cruise, chili cook-off, children's activities and more.  For more information or to sign up as a vendor please call 208-543-6682.

Join Hot 100 FM this Saturday at the Haunted Mansions of Albion and tour the largest haunted attraction in the Northwest for only a dollar!  Terry will be on hand passing out the wristbands that get you in for a dollar to the first hundred people, STARTING AT 5 P.M.  The wristbands will be passed out on a first come-first served basis, and when they’re gone, they’re gone so get there early!  That’s this Saturday at the Haunted Mansions of Albion.  Get in for a dollar if you’re one of the first hundred in line starting at 5 P.M.!

And the Hagerman Farmer's Market continues for a few more weeks every Sunday at Hagerman City Park.  In addition to lunch, fresh produce, baked goods, hand crafts and more, this Sunday enjoy live music and Paul "DJZ" Karoake!  Lunch food, produce, baked goods, handcrafts!  Free vendor spaces still available!  For more info, click the link on my blog at hot100now.com.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Friend Request (Unfriend), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, American Assassin and IT.

BURLEY THEATER:  War For The Planet Of The Apes

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival continues this weekend at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.  You can also catch Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, Wind River, IT and The Hero.

HOLLYWOOD

 

So what do you think of this whole having to pay for the new Star Trek?  CBS taunted us with the first episode this last Sunday that aired on the actual broadcast network – but NOW, if you want to watch the REST of it, you have to subscribe to the new CBS Streaming Media service.  CBS All-Access runs $6/month or $10/month if you’d like to watch commercial-free.  Personally?  Didn’t see the episode this last weekend… won’t see the new episodes on the interwebs… can’t wrap my head around anything sci-fi, regardless of how hard I try.  But if you’re after a subscription, you also score access to over 9,000 episodes of CBS shows.  It also allows you to stream your local live broadcast and watch NFL in real-time.

 

The movie adaptation of Stephen King’s It is still in theaters across the country – and already, we get to hear about the sequel.  New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. on Monday announced that a sequel to the horror blockbuster It will hit theaters, including Imax locations, on Sept. 6, 2019.  Since its debut earlier this month, the film adaptation of Stephen King's book has shattered numerous records, including becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time, not adjusting for inflation. The Exorcist, released in 1973, made $233 million in North America and $441.3 million worldwide, but the domestic portion swells to $917.5 million when adjusting for inflation.

 

O.J. Simpson might not have been paroled had the Nevada Parole Board been officially informed that he had been convicted of spousal battery in 1989... but the board never found out.  The Board just said they had never been told that Simpson pled no contest to beating Nicole Brown Simpson on New Year's Day, 1989. Among many other horrific things, police reports say O.J. slapped her so hard a handprint was left on her neck. He was placed on probation for 24 months as a result.  Had the board known about the incident it could have considered it in deciding whether Simpson was suitable for parole. As it stood, Simpson appeared to the board to have a clean record, since he was found not guilty of murdering Nicole and Ron Goldman.  Allegedly, the Board had asked California authorities to forward any information regarding criminal convictions but California never responded. TMZ says there's no evidence the conviction was ever expunged, which leaves us wondering why California authorities never resp

Tuesday 9/26/17

A man serving time on a drunken driving charge was beaten to death in an Idaho prison, and officials say his cellmate, who was convicted of killing his three small children in Twin Falls more than a decade ago, is a suspect in the case. Idaho.  52-year-old Glenn Cox was found unresponsive in the cell he shared with 45-year-old James Nice.

A special prosecutor says police officers who shot and killed a man who was threatening hikers on a popular trail earlier this year were justified in their actions. Reports say 42 year old Benjamin Barnes pointed a gun at hikers and shot and killed a dog in the Boise foothills last March.  The officers returned fire, and Barnes died of a gunshot injury.

The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho's public colleges and universities. According to the board, this is the third year students with qualifying grades and test scores have automatically been admitted to Idaho Colleges and Universities.

Idaho's legislative leaders are preparing to reintroduce a proposal amending the state's constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families.  The original proposal would have changed the Victim Rights Amendment inside the state constitution, which Idaho voters ratified in 1994. The current amendment details rights for victims. However, advocates of the change have said it does not do enough and need to be updated.

The eastbound lane of Highway 50 was blocked for nearly two and a half hours yesterday morning just before 10 am after a two semi-trucks collided.  It happened at 3800 E at the intersection of State Highway 50 in Twin Falls County.  One truck driver mistook the move of another who was turning at the intersection. 

The Twin Falls City Council voted unanimously last night to lower the speed limit on Orchard Drive near South Hills Middle School.  Orchard Drive, was the sight of crash that sent a middle school student to the hospital with severe injuries back in August.

Idaho is getting roughly $483,000 from EpiPen maker Mylan as part of a multi-state settlement.  The state's share of the $465 million settles allegations it overbilled Medicaid programs for its emergency allergy injectors for nearly a decade.

Today:  Mainly sunny. High 66F. (Mountains: 61)Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. and cool Low near 40F(Mountains: 39). Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. High 71F. (Mountains: 66)Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 73 (Mountains: 69)

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 75 (Mountains: 69)

SATURDAY: Partly Sunny with rain chances
HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 68)

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny with rain chances
HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 55)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 53)

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September 26th: On this day

1925
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.

1941
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.

1947
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.

1948
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.

1960
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.”

1962
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.

1993
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.

2002
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.

2012
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.

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Loretta Lynn Announces First Public Appearance Post-Stroke

Loretta Lynn, 85, has confirmed that her first public appearance after suffering a stroke in May will be at the 2017 Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

The four-day event starts Sept. 28, and it will include a motorcycle rodeo, moto invitation, bootleg bike racing, stunt riding and live entertainment by some of the world’s top country, southern rock and Americana acts.

Wrapping the Revival on Oct. 1 will be the Ride for Mission 22 and a live performance by Loretta & Friends with an all-star band. The charity motorcycle ride will support the nonprofit Mission 22, which works to end suicide among U.S. military veterans.

Lynn announced her return to the spotlight in a Sept. 21 radio interview with Nashville’s WSM-AM.

“I’m gonna be there,” she said. “I’m gonna ride in on a motorcycle, [of] course I’m not gonna be driving

“I’m feeling good. I feel better than I should, really. I’ve taken a lot of time off, and I know everybody’s hollering about me being off so much, but I just got lazy, quit singing for a little while.”

After her stroke in May, Lynn canceled her remaining 2017 appearances and moved the release of her next album Wouldn’t It Be Great to 2018.

Tickets for the 2017 Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival start at $55.

Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs Recreate Their First Cracker Barrel Date [WATCH]

Believe it or not, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs had their first date at one of America’s most beloved family restaurants, Cracker Barrel. Yes, these two lovebirds fell hard for each other at a Music City Cracker Barrel.

On the recent episode of I Love Kellie Pickler, Pickler and Jacobs recall how they spent their first date almost nine years ago getting lost in conversation while kicking back in two of the restaurant’s signature front porch rocking chairs.

“We sat out in the rockin’ chairs the whole time, and we didn’t even hear our name get called,” Pickler said.

Fun fact: Jacobs actually bought those exact chairs for Pickler’s birthday and carved their first date in the arm. How sweet is that?

 

Monday 09/25/17

Just after noon yesterday, the Caldwell Police contacted the Twin Falls Police saying they had an individual in custody on other charges who matched the description of a Twin Falls child enticement suspect.  Chad L. McLean of Caldwell has been charged with 3 counts of attempted sexual abuse of a minor child under the age of 16.  McLean is in custody on a $500,000 bond.

Jerome police are searching for a man who they believe stabbed another Saturday night in the 200 block of 4th Ave E.  Witnesses told police an argument between two men ended with one being stabbed in the stomach.

The Twin Falls fire chief remains on administrative leave.  Tim Soule was placed on paid leave August 29.  Officials say the leave is not connected to any illegal activity.  Day to day operations continue to be managed by three battalion chiefs and the captains under them.

A 54-year-old man suspected of robbing banks and credit unions in seven states including Idaho, has been arrested in Indiana. The FBI announced on Friday that Shayne Carson was arrested Thursday in the parking lot of a motel in Whiteland, Indiana.

The former Valley County coroner is facing two misdemeanor charges because prosecutors say he used the county's truck for personal transportation. Some officials are also raising questions about where he stored human remains when he stopped using the designated county morgue for a few months earlier this year.

Idaho's top elections officer says the state was not one of 21 where hackers targeted elections systems last year. Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed his office Friday that hackers did not breach or attempt to breach any state or local elections systems in Idaho.

Law enforcement officials say a Meridian woman faces a felony charge for vehicular manslaughter after a four-car pileup that killed a 73-year-old woman. According to Meridian police, 52-year-old Shelly Wilson rear-ended Patricia Ann Shannon's Buick while driving in Meridian on Thursday.

A brush fire disrupted traffic on Interstate 84 in Gooding County yesterday afternoon.  Idaho State Police began diverting traffic from the interstate at the Bliss/Hagerman exit onto U.S. 30 to King Hill just after 3 pm. 

Today:  Clear Mostly Sunny WINDS: NW 5-10 MPH HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 57)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 38F. (Mountains: 36)Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies. High 65F. (Mountains: 60)Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 71 (Mountains: 64)

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 74 (Mountains: 68)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 75 (Mountains: 68)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 74 (Mountains: 68)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 70 (Mountains: 64)

September 25th: On this day

1930
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.

1935
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.

1962
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."

1982
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".

1993
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.

2012
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.

2015
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.

2016
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.

Reba McEntire Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Opry Debut With Surprise Appearances by Dolly Parton & Carrie Underwood

Reba McEntire celebrated the 40th anniversary of her Grand Ole Opry debut with two shows Friday night—and two surprise guests: Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood.

If was a full circle moment for Reba, as she was upstaged by Dolly during her Opry debut on Sept. 17, 1977.

“First time I ever sang on the Grand Ole Opry was September 17, 1977,” said Reba earlier this year, “and I was supposed to sing two songs, but they came to me when I got there and said, ‘We’re gonna have to cut you down to one song because Dolly Parton just pulled up into the driveway, and she’s gonna take one of your songs.’ I said, ‘Okay, she can take both of them. Can I meet her?’”

“I just wanted to give it back to you tonight,” said Dolly from the Opry stage, “and say hello and congratulations and how much I love you.”

Carrie surprised the audience with an unannounced performance of three songs before Reba joined her to duet on “Does He Love You.”

“It’s always an honor to be on this stage, especially tonight,” said Carrie. “You are an inspiration to us all.”

Vince Gill, who hosted Reba’s 40th anniversary celebration, also shared some sweet sentiments from the stage.

“She’s an old, sweet, dear friend of mine. There’s not many people you can guarantee they’ve got your back. And this is one of my best friends in the world.”

Onstage, Reba reflected on her debut 40 years earlier, saying, “It was a lot of fun. It was nerve-wracking. It was scary. This means the world to me. It’s been a wonderful 40 years. I couldn’t have done it without you, and I wouldn’t have wanted to.

 

Friday, 9/22/17

A Wendell man faces 15 years behind bars after killing a man in a drunk driving accident in early 2016. Steven Pomrenke was driving the wrong direction on Interstate 84 in January of 2016, when he wrecked his truck, killing the man with him, later identified as Juan Vargas.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he had too many concerns about the latest GOP effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law to join 15 other Republican governors in a letter backing the bill.  President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are trying to rally 50 Republican votes to pass the bill that would replace much of Obama's law with block grants to states so they can devise their own health care coverage rules.

Federal officials in eastern Idaho say a data center being built at an FBI site in Pocatello will be hiring 350 employees when finished.  The site currently has about 200 workers. IT Infrastructure Division Section Chief Michael Malinowski told reporters Wednesday that the incoming employees will be a combination of new hires and transfers.

The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization has received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its "12 Cool Things project." Released quarterly, it gives residents and visitors a list of experiences unique to southern Idaho.

The national weather service has issued a winter weather advisory through 6 pm today for the Big and Little Wood River Region, Sawtooth Mountains, Pashimeroi and the Upper Snake Highlands.  Travel could be hazardous in the back country and through mountain passes.  Up to 11 inches of snow could fall above 85 hundred feet.

The Idaho Transportation Department’s board has said they will look at building a new regional headquarters facility near Crossroads point.  This would mean they would close their Shoshone facility.  The board didn’t officially say yes but did indicate they would buy property.  Shoshone residents say Lincoln County would take a half a million dollar a year hit in economic activity.  About 60 people are employed in the Shoshone Office. 

Police are searching for two people who took a piece of art from the Magic Valley Arts Council.  The theft happened at 195 River Vista Pl. on Sept. 12. Security camera footage show a man and a woman looking at an art display in the lobby. The man then takes a driftwood staff and runs out of the building. Call the police if you can assist with the investigation.

 

Today:  Mostly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 53F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Some passing clouds. Slight chance of a rain shower. Very cold and some frost  LOW: 35 (Mountains: 28)Low 34F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 56F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 51)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 62 (Mountains: 54)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 67 (Mountains: 58)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 70 (Mountains: 61)

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 73 (Mountains: 64)

 

September 22nd: On this day

1956
Born on this day, was Debby Anne Boone, singer and actress best known for her 1977 hit, "You Light Up My Life," which spent ten weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won her the Grammy Award for Best New Artist the following year. Boone also scored the 1980 #1 hit, "Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again".

1956
Born on this day in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia was June Forester from the American country music vocal group The Forester Sisters, consisting of sisters Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester. The quartet had commercial success in the 1980s, charting fifteen Top Tens on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including the Number Ones "I Fell in Love Again Last Night", "Just in Case", "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes".

1985
The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, the event had been spurred on by Bob Dylan's comments at Live Aid earlier in that year that he hoped some of the money would help American farmers. The star studded line-up of country stars included: Alabama, Hoyt Axton, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels Band, John Denver, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Willie Nelson, Charley Pride, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Rogers.

1992
Garth Brooks released his fourth studio album The Chase, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and Top Country Albums chart. The album featured his version of the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken", and "Night Rider's Lament" the classic cowboy song that had been previously recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.

2000
Jo Dee Messina was at #1 on the Country charts with "That's the Way" the lead-off single for her album Burn. The song spent four weeks at the top of the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album, (the 1998 album I’m Alright).

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September 23rd: On this day

1930
Born on this day in Albany, Georgia, was Ray Charles who helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s. His 1962 album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music and its sequel Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 2, helped to bring country into the mainstream of music. His version of the Don Gibson song, “I Can't Stop Loving You” topped the Pop chart for five weeks. Charles died on June 10, 2004 due to acute liver disease at his home in Los Angeles, California.

1935
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys made their first recordings in Dallas, Texas, produced by Don Law and Art Satherley of the American Record Corporation. Wills' later recording of "Ida Red" served as a model for Chuck Berry's decades later version of the same song - "Maybellene"

1947
Born on this day, was Pat Alger, songwriter, singer and guitarist who in 1991, was voted Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriter's Association International. He wrote hits for Garth Brooks like "Unanswered Prayers", "What She's Doing Now", "The Thunder Rolls" and "That Summer." He also wrote hits for Hal Ketchum, "Small Town Saturday Night," and for Trisha Yearwood, "Like We Never Had A Broken Heart."

1952
Hank Williams recorded "Kaw-Liga", "Your Cheatin' Heart", and "Take These Chains from My Heart", in what became the musicians last ever recording session.

1982
Jimmy Wakely, actor and country Western music vocalist, and one of the last singing cowboys died. During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he released records, appeared in several B-Western movies, appeared on radio and television and even had his own series of comic books. His duet singles with Margaret Whiting from 1949–51 produced a string of hits, including 1949's #1 hit on the US country charts and pop music charts, "Slippin' Around."

2003
Johnny Cash released A Concert: Behind Prison Walls his 54th overal album and a live album recorded in the Tenessee Prison 1976. The album features Cash with his backing band the Tennessee Three, but also features performances by Linda Ronstadt, Roy Clark, and Foster Brooks. The album was not released until this year.

2007
Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame, along with Stevie Nicks and Buck Owens.

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September 24th: On this day

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.

1955
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.

1962
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.

1962
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.

1990
Alabama were at #1 on the Country charts with "Jukebox in My Mind", taken from their album Pass It On Down.

2007
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.

2009
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.

2013
"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.

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Rodney Crowell Cancels the Remainder of His 2017 Shows

Rodney Crowell has canceled his tour dates through the remainder of 2017.

He announced on Wednesday (Sept. 20) that he is taking time off to address health issues that require complete rest.

“For the foreseeable future,” he said, “with expert medical guidance, my work will consist of quietly encouraging my body to return to its natural state. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Crowell was unable to attend last week’s 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards where his Rosanne Cash and John Paul White collaboration “It Ain’t Over Yet” won the organization’s song of the year award.

In June, he helped announce a proclamation to observe Oct. 20 as Heal the Music Day in Nashville. The capital campaign encourages artists and music companies to donate 5% of their earnings for Oct. 20 to the non-profit Music Health Alliance, which provides access to life-changing medical care to members of the music community nationwide who are self-employed or are part of a small business without access to group health benefits.

Crowell’s latest album Close Ties was released on March 31.

Blake Shelton Reveals Title and Artwork of Upcoming 11th Studio Album, “Texoma Shore”

Blake Shelton’s fans have a lot to be excited about.

Earlier this morning (Sept. 21), girlfriend Gwen Stefani revealed the title and artwork of her upcoming Christmas album along with a sample of the title track, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” which features vocals from Blake.

About 2 hours later, Blake posted the cover art and title of his upcoming 11th studio album, Texoma Shore.

Carrie Underwood Sued for Song Theft for “Something in the Water”

The Tennessean is reporting that Carrie Underwood and her co-writers behind the song, “Something in the Water,” are being sued in federal court for song theft.

Songwriters Ron McNeill and Georgia Lyons are claiming they pitched a song titled “Something in the Water” to Carrie’s producer, Mark Bright, in 2014. The lawsuit contends that the songwriters never heard back from Carrie’s camp, but that Carrie recorded the song in 2014.

“Something in the Water” hit No. 1 on both Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and Hot Christian Songs chart and won the Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance.

Carrie’s co-writers on the tune—Chris DeStefano and Brett James—their publishing companies and Sony Music Nashville are also named as defendants in the suit.

“The hook on the infringing work, as released on the album, is structurally and lyrically identical, and substantially similar melodically to plaintiffs’ composition of the same title,” McNeill and Lyons argue in their lawsuit, according to The Tennessean.

A spokesperson for Carrie denied the song theft and said that she expects “Carrie, Brett and Chris will be vindicated in the courts.”

Around the Valley

The BUCK FM Bleed For The Need is today.  Millions have been affected by Hurricane Irma and Harvey, and this is your chance to DO something to help these people out.  Now ‘til noon, we’ll be taking donations for requests.  Make a donation of five bucks or more through our special link at Hot100Now.com and we’ll play whatever song you want to hear.  Then, from noon ‘til six, join us at Canyon Crest for the Bleed For The Need Blood Drive.  If you’re donating blood, schedule your appointment by clicking the Bleed For The Need banner at hot100now.com – and if you’re donating cash, simply drop by Canyon Crest today from noon ‘til six.  All donations throughout the day will go to the American Red Cross, who is mobilizing in regions affected by the hurricanes and providing shelter, healthcare, and support to those in need.

This weekend, it’s the 25th Annual Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts on Ritter Island near Hagerman.  More than 90 artists will line the park, with exciting new work coming in from out of state as well as many old favorites. A number of interesting history and informational booths along with artisan demonstrators will be on hand! Relax in the beer and wine garden while listening to some great tunes – plus enjoy scenic waterfalls, canoe rides and a ride aboard a horse or mule drawn wagon.  Cost is six bucks for adults, five bucks for seniors, and three bucks for kids 12 and under.  The festival runs tomorrow from 10 ‘til 6 and Sunday from 10 ‘til 5.

The Gooding Airport is having a Fly-in and Breakfast tomorrow morning at the Gooding Airport from 7 ‘til 10.  The Pancake Breakfast costs $6.00.  The event will feature Static Airplane Displays, St Luke's Helicopter, Airplane rides available for purchase, reduced fuel prices for pilots, and more!  Bring the family and come share in the enthusiasm of Aviation at the Gooding Airport

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Friend Request (Unfriend), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, American Assassin and IT.

BURLEY THEATER:  War For The Planet Of The Apes

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival continues this weekend at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.  You can also catch Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, Wind River, IT and The Hero.

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

For showtimes and advance tickets, CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE THEATER ABOVE.

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Tests conducted on the brain of the late former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, (En-Sehpah-Lawpathy) and his attorney said yesterday that the player's daughter is suing the NFL and the New England Patriots for leading Hernandez to believe the sport was safe.  In a news conference at his offices, Hernandez's attorney Jose Baez said the testing showed that Hernandez had one of the most severe cases of CTE ever diagnosed of a person of his age.  The $20 million lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston yesterday claims that the team and league deprived Avielle Hernandez of the companionship of her father.  CTE can only be diagnosed in an autopsy. A recent study found evidence of the disease in 110 of 111 former NFL players whose brains were examined.  Hernandez was serving a life-without-parole sentence for a 2013 murder when he took his own life earlier this year.

 

American Made star Sarah Wright Olsen is opening up to PEOPLE magazine about the plane crash that killed two stuntmen on the set of the Tom Cruise movie.  Although the actress had left the movie’s Columbia set by the time the fatal accident happened, Olsen says she had first-hand experience with how seriously production took safety into consideration.  She said "They were incredible about safety from everything that I saw.  I actually flew with Tom in the movie and he’s an incredible pilot. They also checked things a thousand times over before we ever got in there.”  The families of the two men who died following the crash now claim Cruise is partially to blame for the fatal accident, claiming that Cruise and director Doug Liman’s desire to film a “high-risk, action-packed motion picture” contributed to the circumstances that led to the accident.  American Made tells the story of Barry Seal, the real-life American pilot who smuggled drugs for Pablo Escobar and his cartel.  It hits theaters next Friday.

 

20-year-old A.J. Apa, the star of CW's Riverdale, was involved in a late-night car crash last week after a grueling 16-hour work day outside Vancouver, Canada. The crash has ignited a firestorm of protest on the Riverdale set, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The show routinely requires shoots that last until the early morning hours, and the cast and crew are not provided transportation to and from the set. Yesterday, Warner Bros. denied any claim that Apa worked a 16-hour work day and that it could have caused his accident.  In a statement, a rep for Warner Bros. said "The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio.  Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members. In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request."  A call between representatives for the actors and Warner Bros. executives is set to take place today to discuss the issue.

Thursday 9/21/17

Petitioners in Filer who hoped to gather enough signatures for a recall petition of the mayor and most of the city council, has failed in their attempt.  About 230 signatures were turned in.  The Twin Falls County Clerk’s office disqualified dozens for a variety of reasons.

No. That’s the answer the Blaine County Planning and zoning commission told Idaho Power when the utility requested they be allowed to construct a 12 mile line from Hailey to Sun Valley.  The PUC however determined a new line is necessary.  Expect continued discussion. 

Lyle Jeffs, a polygamous sect leader, is facing up to five years in prison and a million dollar restitution after agreeing to a plea deal in a food-stamp fraud and escape case.  He was charged in what prosecutors call a multimillion dollar fraud scheme and escape from home confinement.

A former employee at the Idaho State Controller's Office says she was harassed by a supervisor.  In a tort claim, the former employee says the agency's former chief of staff engaged in abusive language and violent acts in conversations involving her and other individuals.

Idaho has joined 20 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. Gov. Butch Otter announced this week that he signed a letter for Idaho to participate in the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet.

The Idaho city of Pocatello raised a new flag in front of its city hall after its old one was described as the worst on the continent. The new flag with three red mountain peaks set on a blue backdrop and a compass sun rising above the most prominent pinnacle was unveiled in a city ceremony Tuesday.

Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana.  Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Taiwanese milling industry officials signed the $576 million agreement that totals 1.8 million metric tons of U.S. wheat in 2018 and 2019 combined.

Authorities in northern Idaho say a man spent two days trapped in his vehicle after it plunged into a ravine. 24-year-old Jacob Phillips of Kamiah appeared to have a broken leg when rescuers pulled him from the car and flew him to a hospital.

Today Periods of light rain and possible snow WINDS: NW 5-10 MPH HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 46)

Tonight Cloudy. Some light rain is likely snow continues in higher elevations.   WINDS: SW 5-10 MPH
LOW: 35 (Mountains: 29).  Chance of rain 80%.

Tomorrow Showers in the morning, Early mountain snow showers then cloudy in the afternoon. HIGH: 54 (Mountains: 44)Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

SATURDAY: Dry but chilly
HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 49)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 59 (Mountains: 53)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 61 (Mountains: 57)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 60)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 70 (Mountains: 60)

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September 21st: On this day

1936
Born on this day in Memphis, Tennessee, was Dickey Lee, best known for the 1960s teenage tragedy songs "Patches" and "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)." He also scored the 1975 US Country #1 “Rocky.”

1954
Alabama governor Gordon Persons officially proclaimed today - September 21st the official Hank Williams Day.

1957
Born on this day in Fayetteville, Arkansas was songwriter - producer Mark Wright. Reba McEntire, Amy Grant, and Kenny Rogers have all covered his songs, and has produced hits for Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Mark Chesnutt, Brooks & Dunn and Gretchen Wilson.

1966
Born on this day in Big Spring, Texas, was Ronna Reeves, female country music singer. Between 1990 and 1998, she released five studio albums, she has also charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.

1967
Born on this day in Ridgeland, Mississippi, was Faith Hill, country singer, songwriter known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill has sold over 40 million records worldwide and scored eight #1 singles and three #1 albums on the US Country charts. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2009 Billboard named her as the #1 Adult Contemporary artist of the decade 2000-2009.

2002
The Farm Aid 02, benefit concert took place at the Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Kid Rock, Gillian Welch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble, The Drive-By Truckers, Los Lonely Boys and Anthony Smith.

2016
American singer and songwriter John D. Loudermilk died aged 82. Although he had his own recording career during the 1950s and 1960s, he was primarily known as a songwriter. His hits include "Indian Reservation," by Paul Revere & The Raiders; "Abilene," by George Hamilton IV; and "Tobacco Road" (a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964).

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Around the Valley -

The Jerome Sunset Market Street Fair is today from 5 'til 9 at North Park.  A great family/community event with good food, amazing music, craft/artisan vendors and kids corner!!! Fun for the whole family!!

The Wood River Valley Chamber presents Business After Hours at Wood River Draper Preserve this afternoon from 5 'til 7.  September Business After Hours celebrates Wood River Land Trust and the Wood River Draper Preserve in Hailey. You can always count on Wood River Sustainability for the freshest and tastiest food. Beer will be provided by Sawtooth Brewery.  Take advantage of the monthly raffle and bring your business card for your chance to win one of several great prizes.

Tomorrow, it’s the Hot 100 FM Bleed For The Need.  Millions have been affected by Hurricane Irma and Harvey, and this is your chance to DO something to help these people out.  From 6 ‘til noon, we’ll be taking donations for requests.  Make a donation of five bucks or more through our special link that’ll be posted on the website Friday morning and we’ll play whatever song you want to hear.  Then, from noon ‘til six, join us at Canyon Crest for the Bleed For The Need Blood Drive.  If you’re donating blood, schedule your appointment by clicking the Bleed For The Need banner at hot100now.com – and if you’re donating cash, simply drop by Canyon Crest Friday from noon ‘til six.  All donations throughout the day will go to the American Red Cross, who is mobilizing in regions affected by the hurricanes and providing shelter, healthcare, and support to those in need.

This Saturday and Sunday, it’s the 25th Annual Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts on Ritter Island near Hagerman.  More than 90 artists will line the park, with exciting new work coming in from out of state as well as many old favorites. A number of interesting history and informational booths along with artisan demonstrators will be on hand! Relax in the beer and wine garden while listening to some great tunes – plus enjoy scenic waterfalls, canoe rides and a ride aboard a horse or mule drawn wagon.  Cost is six bucks for adults, five bucks for seniors, and three bucks for kids 12 and under.  The festival runs Saturday from 10 ‘til 6 and Sunday from 10 ‘til 5.

The Gooding Airport is having a Fly-in and Breakfast this Saturday morning at the Gooding Airport from 7 ‘til 10.  The Pancake Breakfast costs $6.00.  The event will feature Static Airplane Displays, St Luke's Helicopter, Airplane rides available for purchase, reduced fuel prices for pilots, and more!  Bring the family and come share in the enthusiasm of Aviation at the Gooding Airport

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, , Wind River, Spiderman: Homecoming & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): American Assassin, It, All Saints, Leap! & Wind River

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival kicks off today at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.

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A woman who has been linked to actor Kevin Hart in an alleged extortion plot held a press conference Wednesday to say that she, too, is a victim.  Montia Sabbag faced cameras Wednesday and said she was in an "intimate relationship" with the actor about a month ago and unknowingly photographed in the process.  Sabbag said she had nothing to do with a reported attempt to extort money from Hart.  In the conference, Sabbag said "I'm not an extortionist.  I'm a recording artist and an actress and I've not broken any laws. I had nothing to do with these recordings.  My name and my picture have been released and lies written about me."  The FBI would not confirm or deny an investigation into the alleged extortion case and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office declined to comment.  In closing the press conference, Sabbag's attorney said "We invite Mr. Hart to join us in bringing the perpetrator to justice."

 

Speaking of cheaters, Laurence Fishburne’s wife, actress Gina Torres, has been spotted with a different man.  Photographs of Torres, who starred until recently in USA’s “Suits,” show her kissing a mystery man last week.  Torres and Fishburne have been married since 2002, but it seems as if the pair may have quietly split. They last appeared publicly together in December 2015.  The man Torres was spotted with has been identified as Kevin Wright, an entrepreneur and solar energy investor from Utah but now lives in Southern California. Wright was married for 20 years and recently split with his wife.

 

A fifth Game of Thrones prequel is confirmed to be in the works, with veteran writer and co-executive producer Bryan Cogman at the helm.  Cogman has been working closely with author George R.R. Martin to develop the project, which will join four prequels previously announced this past May.  Game of Thrones is set to end its eight-season run sometime in 2018 or 2019; the earliest fans can expect any prequels would be 2019.