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Thursday 100418

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion where the victim said she was shot with a taser and threatened with a baton.  On September 26th, Annalissa Archuleta said six people broke into her home.  The attackers were identified as 26 year old Autumn Garcia, 24 year old Jasmine Lopez, 21 year old Berenice Moreno and 20 year old Alexandro Torrez all from Burley and 23 year old Selina Ortega and  23 Year old Rico Para-Castillo from Heyburn.  Garcia and Moreno have been arrested. 

There may be a new emergency medical services facility in Gooding. Officials feel the need for a larger facility.  Currently they are operating as a Emergency Medical Technician service and they would like to take that up to a Paramedic Level.  That means more training.   The talk about a new building has been going on for about a year.

If you were thinking of sending your child to Xavier school, you will be in line behind 361 students.  The public charter school opened its doors in 2007.  Statewide there are 1100 students on waiting lists for charter schools.

33 year old James Shaff of Twin Falls was arraigned earlier this week on charges that he sexually abused drunk teenagers and dispensed alcoholic beverage to a minor.  He has pled not guilty.  A 15 year old boy testified that Shaff had sex with him multiple times.  A jury trial has been scheduled for February 5th

The head of the state agency that serves Idaho's veterans must complete mandatory training following a social media post demeaning sexual assault victims.  State officials said Idaho Division of Veterans Services Administrator Marv Hagedorn must complete two training sessions through the Idaho Division of Human Resources before Nov. 1.

Sugar Beet Harvest is underway and that means more farm trucks on the roads.  Deadline to be wrapped up is November 1st.  Drivers are urged to use caution.

Federal officials are expanding a firefighting air base in eastern Idaho.  Pocatello Regional Airport's air base's the increasing importance is prompting the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service to build a third "pit" where aircrafts will refuel and reload flame retardant, within the next couple of years.

In local sports, first to Girls Soccer, Kimberly outlasted Gooding 4 to 1 and it was Filer 7 Buhl 1.  No Score in the Declo Wendell Game. 

To boys soccer, the Community School 4 Bliss 0.  Wendell shut out Declo 5 to 0.  Gooding 5 Kimberly 1 and  it was Buhl 2 Filer 0. 

In volleyball action, it was Kimberly 3 Canyon  Ridge 0.  Gooding 3 Shoshone 0.  Hagerman 3 Murtaugh 1then in a second game it was Murtaugh 3 Camas County 0 in the Sawtooth Conference.  Century outlasted Burley 3 to 0.

Today:  Showers and isolated storm, mostly in the afternoon, increasing winds and chilly.  Winds: WSW 15-25 mph  High: 62 (Mountains: 57)

Tonight:  Showers diminishing and partial clearing. Winds: WSW 5-15 mph Low: 39 (Mountains: 26)

Tomorrow:  Overcast with showers. Becoming windy in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 59F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds, chance of a shower late. Low: 38 (Mountains: 31)

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of scattered showers. High: 55 Low: 36 (Mountains: 50 Low: 30)

SUNDAY: Partly sunny, chance of showers. High: 57 Low: 33 (Mountains: 52 Low: 27)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 55 Low: 36 (Mountains: 50 Low: 28)

TUESDAY: Possible showers and chilly High: 58 Low: 37 (Mountains: 53 Low: 29)

WEDNESDAY: Possible showers and chilly High: 53 Low: 34 (Mountains: 49 Low: 29)

October 4th: On this day


Born on this day in Mora, Missouri, was Leroy Frank Van Dyke, the American country music singer. He has recorded more than 500 songs, his best known hits, are "The Auctioneer" (which sold over 2.5 million copies), from 1956 and "Walk On By" from 1961, (which was named by Billboard in 1994 as the biggest country single of all time, based on sales, plays and weeks in the charts).


Born on this day in Healdsburg, California, was country music artist Heidi Newfield. She was lead singer, rhythm guitarist and harmonica player for Trick Pony, from 1996 until 2006, when she left in pursuit of a solo career. She made her solo chart debut in 2008 with the single, "Johnny & June" which peaked at #11 on the Hot Country Songs charts.


One of Nashville's most mysterious crimes was reported which involved the abduction of singer, Tammy Wynette. Media reports said that Wynette had been abducted by a masked man at a shopping center. No suspects were ever found or arrested. While Wynette insisted the story was true, her daughter raised doubts, claiming the incident was fabricated.


The Farm Aid 97' benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. 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 Fogerty, Beck, Dave Matthews Band and The Allman Brothers Band.


Tim McGraw released "My Best Friend" the third single from his album A Place In The Sun which went on to reach the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.


The Farm Aid 2008, benefit concert took place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Missouri. 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, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds with Jamey Johnson, Jason Mraz, Phosphorescent, and Wilco.

Wednesday 100318

A Eden woman will serve 45 days for taking 28-thousand dollars of a client’s premium.  42 year old Nicole Prescott who was an insurance agent was sentenced for Misappropriation or diversion of fiduciary funds.

Look for two new car washes along Washington and Pole Line road.  Tommy’s car wash will be at Washington Street North and Cheney Drive.  Epic Shine will be next to Popeye’s on Pole Line Road.

A Caldwell man accidently shot and killed his wife while cleaning handguns on Sunday.  Police say the woman's husband told them that he and wife were cleaning guns together when he accidentally discharged one while reassembling it. Authorities have not yet decided if charges will be filed.

Gasoline demand is dropping and so are prices.  Idaho Tripple A says prices have dropped a dime over the past month.  Today’s average gas price is $3.15, which is ten cents less than a month ago and 39 cents more than a year ago. 

An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending state officials are violating federal law by failing to prevent toxic discharge from the abandoned Triumph Mine in central Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League in the lawsuit filed last month says Idaho officials are discharging arsenic and other pollutants in violation of the Clean Water Act.

The first state workers are scheduled to move into a center for state offices in December. State officials say consolidating many state offices in a single location on the west side of Boise will be more economical than renting in the pricey downtown area.

A western Idaho man has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for sexually abusing girls and providing them with drugs, and in some cases drugging them without their knowledge. Stephen P. Slater of Melba was arrested in April after an investigation found that he had sexual abused several female minors on numerous occasions during a span of several years.

A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country has expired after Congress couldn't agree on language to extend it. Lawmakers from both parties back the Land and Water Conservation Fund. A Senate panel approved a bill Tuesday to reauthorize the fund and ensure it's fully paid for.

In local sports, in Volleyball, Filer and Gooding tied it up with a 2 -2 score.  Kimberly beat Buhl 3 to 2.  It was Twin  Falls 3 Jerome 0, Wood River 3 Mountain Home 0.  Declo outlasted Wendell 3 to 0 and it was Shoshone 3 Glenns Ferry 0.  Same score with Valley 3 Raft River 0.  Lighthouse Christian 3 Camas County 0 and Carey 3 Castleford 0.  Hansen outlasted Richfield 3 to 0 and Dietrich 3 Community School 0 and Minico 3 Preston 1.

Today:  Chance of PM showers.  Winds: NW 5-10 mph  High: 70 (Mountains: 66)

Tonight:  Considerable clouds this evening. Some decrease in clouds late. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 51F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 61F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.


Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Low: 39 (Mountains: 31)

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 59 (Mountains: 53)

SATURDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 55 (Mountains: 52)

SUNDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 56 (Mountains: 52)

MONDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 55 (Mountains: 51)

TUESDAY: Scattered showers.

High: 60 (Mountains: 51)

October 3rd: 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.


Merle Haggard released the album Swinging Doors which went on to peak at #1 on the Country charts. The album is sometimes called Swinging Doors and The Bottle Let Me Down, although the second half of this title is actually an advertisement for the other big single on the album


Woody Guthrie died in Queens New York after a 15-year struggle with Huntington's disease. The folk singer/songwriter influenced the social content of several 20th-century genres, including country. In 1988 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with At San Quentin which was a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison, the follow-up to Cash's previous live album, the critically acclaimed At Folsom Prison. The album was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue".


The Farm Aid 98' benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. 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, Phish, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Steve Earle, Del McCoury Band and Wilco.


Arista Records released "Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood. Written by Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson, it was the second single from her debut album, Some Hearts.The track won two major awards, Breakthrough Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year at the CMT Awards.


George Strait marked his 30th year in the music industry with the release of a new album titled It Just Comes Natural which featured fifteen new songs.

Tuesday 100218

The fire that destroyed the B and L Meats building inBuhl last week was started by a malfunctioning motor to the smoker.  That’s the official word from the Idaho State Fire Marshal.  The blaze caused about $400-thousand dollars damage. 

The Gooding County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help after the report of a possible child enticement over the weekend.  It was reported that a 10-year old girl was walking near Wendell Elementary school about 1:45 pm Sunday when a 4 door gray or silver car with a tinted back window pulled up and the man driving told the girl to get in.  The child ran away.

Authorities say three people died during a plane crash in a remote area of the Owyhee Mountains.  The plane went down between Reynolds Creek and Silver City in the Owyhee Mountains Sunday morning.

Authorities say Nampa police officers shot and killed a man while responding to a report of a person threatening to harm themselves.  Nampa police say officers found a man at the scene Saturday night armed with a deadly weapon.  They did not say whether the weapon was a gun, or if the man fired at officers.  The man died at the scene. 

The tragic death of a Murtaugh High School senior has shaken the community.  On Oct. 5, Hansen Jr/ Sr. High School will donate all the proceeds from their football game against Murtaugh to the family of 18 year old Monsoradt Orozco who passed away in a vehicle accident on Sept. 27 south of Murtaugh.  The Murtaugh School District paid their respects by having the senior class release balloons and the words "Fly High Mo" displayed around the field.

Nearly 100 environmental groups are opposing the use of cyanide capsules in surrounding states to Idaho to control predators like coyotes and foxes.  They say the capsules are ineffective and dangerous to humans, pets and other animals that are not being targeted.  Federal wildlife managers say the devices are critical to controlling predators that attack livestock.

In local sports, Khalid Thomas a CSI golden eagles forward announced next fall he will be going to Texas Tech.  He spent the past weekend on an official visit.

For three weeks now, two CSI Volleyball players are SWAC athletes of the week.  Airi Miyabe is the Offensive player of the week and Kylie Baumert picked up the defensive honors.

In girls’ soccer, the community school outlasted Filer 9 to 0.  It was Wendell over Bliss 9 to 0 and Gooding 1 Declo 1 and it was Kimberly outlasting Buhl 13 to 3.

In boys soccer, Community School 2 Filer 1.  Bliss 7 Wendell 0 and Buhl 9 Kimberly 0.

In volleyball action Hansen over Oakley 3 to 1 and it was Twin Falls Christian Academy 3 Community School 0.


Today:  Chance of showers.  Winds: SW 5-10 mph.  High: 75 (Mountains: 67)

Tonight:  Cloudy. Low 51F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Chance of Showers. High around 68F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Chance of showers.

Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Low: 48 (Mountains: 43)

THURSDAY: Showers.

High: 62 (Mountains: 57)

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 60 (Mountains: 54)

SATURDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 55 (Mountains: 51)

SUNDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 56 (Mountains: 54)

MONDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 55 (Mountains: 51)

October 2nd: On this day


Born on this day in Biloxi, Mississippi, was Chris Ledoux, singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion. During his career LeDoux recorded 36 albums (many self-released) which have sold more than six million copies in the US. Ledoux was nominated for a Grammy Award and the Academy of Country Music Music Pioneer Award. He died on March 9, 2005


Elvis Presley made his one and only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Although the audience reacted politely to his revolutionary brand of rockabilly music, he was supposedly told by Opry manager Jim Denny to "go back to driving a truck in Memphis."


Born on this day in New York City, was singer-songwriter Gillian Welch, who performed on two songs of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack.


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


Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included blind singer Terri Gibbs who performed her hit "Somebody's Knockin'" and then with Glen Campbell played "Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)", "On the Wings of My Victory" and "Galveston/Country Boy" (medley).


Gene Autry, who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy died three days after his 91st birthday at his home in Studio City, California.


Farm Aid 2010: 25th Anniversary benefit concert took place at the Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Neil Young, Jeff Tweedy, Kenny Chesney, Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, and The BoDeans.


Darius Rucker was invited to became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. The way he found out was a bit unorthodox. After playing a set at the Opry, Darius answered a few questions from the audience. The person asking the final question, though, turned out to be Brad Paisley, who asked two questions: “Are you still the worst poker player in the world?” And then, “Would you like to be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry?”

Monday 100118

Parents of a former Boise charter school student are suing the school because they say administrators created a hostile school environment by failing to adequately respond after their daughter reported she had been sexually assaulted by another student.  The lawsuit was filed in federal court against Sage International.  In the lawsuit, the parents say the school violated a federal law that prohibits discrimination in schools on the basis of sex.

Lawmakers in Congress have advanced a proposal to strip protections from gray wolves across the U.S. amid a push by Republicans for broad changes to the Endangered Species.  It signals growing frustration among Republicans over court actions restoring protections for species that government scientists declared to be recovered.

The city of Meridian is the latest municipality in the state to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Idaho's Legislature has so far refused to pass a bill that would add such protections to the state's human rights act. But since 2011, 14 cities have taken action.

The Idaho Rural Water Association of Boise is getting a $1.4 million federal grant to build a workforce training center. The grant was announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Idaho Rural Water Association of Boise estimates the project could help create or retain 550 jobs.

Officials at North Idaho College are considering adding two sports to the college's athletic programs, possibly including men's baseball and women's wrestling. NIC Vice President for Student Services Graydon Stanley said if the programs are approved they would begin no earlier than fall 2020.

A Nez Perce man famous for his 1916 saddle bronc win at the Pendleton Round-Up will be inducted into the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame next month. Jackson Sundown was known for his horsemanship and skilled riding. Sundown earned the world championship at Pendleton at 53, and folklore suggests other riders refused to compete if he was set to ride against them.

The Mormon Church is planning to increase food donations to community charities by more than 20 million pounds annually over the next several years.  The church will convert a portion of its raw wheat supplies into finished goods.  The church's online store already sells items such as fruit, vegetables, beans, rice and non-fat dried milk.  People do not need to be members of the church to purchase items.

Today:  Partly cloudy.  Winds: NE 5-10 mph  High: 76 (Mountains: 68)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low around 51F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 74F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Chance of showers.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 53 (Mountains: 42)

WEDNESDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 70 (Mountains: 61)

THURSDAY: Showers likely.

High: 57 (Mountains: 56)

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 59 (Mountains: 54)

SATURDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 55 (Mountains: 51)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 56 (Mountains: 54)

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.

Friday 092818

A child in a car accident Saturday near Burley has succumbed to their injuries.  The Accident just after 10 am on State Highway 27 just north of Burley happened when 25 year old Carolina Rodriguez of Paul who was southbound in a convertible collided with the rear end of a truck.  The crash caused the vehicle to roll on its roof ejecting one of two children inside.  The child was transported to Salt Lake City for treatment.  Rodriguez was taken by air ambulance to Pocatello for treatment. 

Construction crews begin blasting for a road in the Devils Corral area near the canyon in Jerome County.  Owners of the property say 200 acres of land will be turned into residential and recreational property.

Ketchum and Sun Valley in Blaine County have announced they are working together to consider consolidating their Police and Fire Departments.  The Sun Valley city council will decide next Thursday if they should proceed with the plan.

Fire completely destroyed a Meat processing company in Buhl yesterday afternoon and damaged a nearby restaurant.  The fire at B AND L Meats on Main Street appears to have started in the smokehouse and quickly spread to the main building.  The building was loaded with animals butchered from the fair.  Seven fire departments responded to the blaze that caused smoke and water damage to the La Plaza Restaurant next door.  It actively burned for about four hours. 

Two separate accidents yesterday have claimed the life of two people.  Just after 8 am, Idaho state police say 18 year old Monsoradt Orozco of Murtaugh was traveling eastbound on 3200 north in Twin Falls County in a Cadillac Esclade when she lost control.  The vehicle overturned and Orozco was ejected.  She died at the scene.

Then, just before 11 pm, two vehicles collided head on just north of Shoshone on Highway 75.  50 year old Rosalba Mendez Carmona of Gooding was southbound when she struck a dead elk in the road.  Carmona lost control and collided head on with 34 year old Andrew Horting of Shoshone.  Carmona succumbed to her injuries at the scene.  Horting was transported by air ambulance to Pocatello for treatment.  Both lanes of traffic blocked for about three and a half hours. 

In local sports, first to Boys Soccer it was Jerome 5 Preston 2.  Twin Falls and Wood River tied it up 1 to 1.  Canyon Ridge beat Mountain Home with a score of 4 to 1.  Burley and Minico tied with 2 each and it was Buhl 7 Gooding 0. 

In girls soccer, Twin Falls shut out Wood River 1 to 0.  Burley also shut out Minico 2 to 0 and Mountain Home said no to Canyon Ridge with a 3 to 0 score.  It was Gooding 4 Buhl 3 and Preston said no to Jerome 4 to 0.

In volleyball, Wendell shut out Glenns Ferry 3 to 0 and Lighthouse Christian did the same thing to Richfield with 3 to 0 and it was Buhl 3 Valley 1.


Today:  Mostly sunny.  Winds: NW 5-10 mph  High: 83 (Mountains: 76)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 52F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 84F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Partly cloudy.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 53 (Mountains: 46)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 71 (Mountains: 65)

MONDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 75 (Mountains: 69)

TUESDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 70 (Mountains: 65)

WEDNESDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 67 (Mountains: 63)

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 66 (Mountains: 65)


September 28th: On this day


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

Thursday 092718

The Dietrich School District said they have closed school for the rest of the week because of an odor.  Crews are currently installing the new Gym floor.  Monday students will return and games are still continuing as planned.

A two vehicle crash at the intersection of North 600 West and West 800  North in Minidoka County sent 30 year old Venessa Savage of Heyburn to the hospital.  She collided with a school bus after the bus failed to yield at a stop sign.  Traffic was blocked for about two hours Monday afternoon.

A northern Idaho man is scheduled to stand trial in December after police say he yelled racial slurs at members of a Spokane church youth group and battered the youth group's leader.  Richard Sovenski of Hayden, Idaho has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery and felony malicious harassment charges. The charges stem from an incident July 12 at a McDonald's restaurant. The youth group leader told police that Sovenski pushed him to the ground and punched him and yelled racial slurs at the group.

Idaho State Police seized nearly 10 pounds of meth from a vehicle during a traffic stop on I-84.  Troopers pulled the driver over near Caldwell, and after a search, confiscated 9.8 pounds of methamphetamine from inside of the vehicle.

A lodge in Sun Valley is preparing to reopen after a fire earlier this year caused more than $1 million in damages to the building. The Sun Valley Resort says the Warm Springs Day Lodge should reopen by Christmas. Skiing and riding on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain should begin around the second week in December, depending on weather and conditions. The cause of the fire was never determined.

Police say a 16-year-old boy died in a Nampa shooting.  Nampa police say the shooting occurred around 10 p.m. Tuesday.  Police said in an early Wednesday tweet that the teen's death is being investigated as a homicide.  The motive of the shooting is unknown.

In local sports, first to Girls Soccer, it was Kimberly outlasting Declo 3 to 2.  Wendell beat Buhl 4 to 1 and Filer shut out Bliss 8 to zip.

In boys soccer it was Bliss 4 Filer 2 and Buhl 4 Wendell 0. 

And to Volleyball, Twin Falls 3 Wood River 1, Declo 3 Kimberly 1 and it was Shoshone 3 Hagerman 2. 

Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: SW 5-10 mph  High: 80 (Mountains: 75)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 47F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 81F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Low: 52 (Mountains: 46)

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 83 (Mountains: 77)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 68 (Mountains: 65)

MONDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 75 (Mountains: 68)

TUESDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 70 (Mountains: 64)

WEDNESDAY: Chance of showers.

High: 67 (Mountains: 62)

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.