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Monday 121018

Not only will there be a new governor for Idaho when the legislature convenes next month  there’s quite a list of items up for discussion.  Health care, education and criminal justice are expected to take center stage with some big decisions looming ahead of lawmakers on how to fund Medicaid expansion and alleviate crowding in Idaho’s jails and prisons. 

Authorities identified the victim of the mobile home fire that erupted early Thursday morning.  20 year old Juan Carlos Arias-Saragos was found dead inside a mobile home near Murtaugh.  The investigation into the fire continues.

If you are in Pocatello, don’t be using your cell phone unless it’s being operated hands free while you are on the road.  The city council has approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of mobile devices while operating a motor vehicle.  Violators will be fined $80.

Over a three day period, three men have tried to pass through Boise Airport Security with loaded handguns in their carry-on luggage.  Each person could be fined up to $98-hundred dollars.

A house fire in Bellevue last Friday sent one woman to the hospital with burn related injuries.  Officials from the fire department say it all started by an accident with a wood-burning stove. 

Ada county prosecutors was able to convince a judge to postpone the competency hearing for a man accused of stabbing nine people and killing a 3 year old girl at her birthday party.  Officials say they will challenge psychiatrists finding that Timmy Earl Kinner Jr. is unfit to stand trial.

A Boise Police officer shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking a golden retriever.  Authorities were called to a report of an aggressive dog.  After attempts using pepper spray to get the dog to calm down, the officer resorted to shooting the dog.

26 year old Cody Henslee of Buhl has been accused of choking and attempting to sexually assault a woman after she told him she was not interested in him romantically.  Henslee has been charged with one count of battery after he allegedly began to choke her. 


In local sports scores from over the weekend, first in Girls High School Basketball Snake River outlasted Filer 59 to 30.  Raft River 46 over Richfield 31.  In the Murtaugh Holiday Tournament, Murtaugh won over Wendell 55 to 26.  Then it was Murtaugh 50 Oakley 38.  Dietrich outlasted the Burley JV team 62 to 42.  It was Hagerman 58 over Marsh Valley’s JV team 58 to 40. 

In local boys high school basketball Oakley over Rockland 36 to 32.  Burley 68 Caldwell 55.  Preston 53 over Wood River 38.  Ambrose 57 over Valley 52.  Glenns Ferry 62 over Dietrich 60 and Raft River 86 over Hansen 53.  Riverstone outlasted Shoshone 48 – 39.  Camas County 43 over Tri-Valley 40 and it was Horseshoe Bend 60 over Richfield 29. 


Today:  Partly cloudy. High near 35F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers before midnight. None to less than half an inch of new accumulation expected. Winds: ENE 5-15 mph Low: 23 (Mountains: 16)

Tomorrow:  Cloudy skies with afternoon snow showers. High 34F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

WEDNESDAY: Snow showers likely. Breezy in the Magic Valley. High: 33 Low: 18 (Mountains: 31 Low: 9)

THURSDAY: Partly sunny. High: 27 Low: 14 (Mountains: 29 Low: 10)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny. High: 30 Low: 20 (Mountains: 31 Low: 11)

SATURDAY: Partly sunny. High: 33 Low: 20 (Mountains: 29 Low: 14)

December 10th: On this day

The phrase 'Grand Ole Opry' was first uttered on-air. That night Barn Dance followed the NBC Red Network's Music Appreciation Hour, a program of classical music and selections from Grand Opera presented by classical conductor Walter Damrosch. That night, Damrosch remarked that “there is no place in the classics for realism,” In response, Opry presenter George Hay said: "Friends, the program which just came to a close was devoted to the classics. Doctor Damrosch told us that there is no place in the classics for realism. However, from here on out for the next three hours, we will present nothing but realism. It will be down to earth for the 'earthy'."

Billboard launched a "Country & Western Records Most Played by Folk Disk Jockeys" chart - the first chart ever to track a song's popularity by radio airplay. The first #1 song on the new chart was "Mule Train" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Born on this day in Sabinal, Texas, was Johnny Rodriguez who became the first famous Latin American country music singer, infusing his music with Latin sounds. He had the 1973 US #1 County hit “You Always Come Back to Hurting Me.”

Born on this day in Redding, California, was Kevin Sharp country music artist and author who made his debut on the country music scene in 1997 with a cover of R&B artist Tony Rich's single "Nobody Knows", a cover which topped the Billboard country charts for four weeks. Sharp died on 19th April 2014 after a long-running and high-profile battle with cancer.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country album chart with his second studio album, No Fences. The album remains Brooks' best-seller to date with 17 million copies sold in the US alone.

Faron Young, American singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s shot himself after apparently being depressed that the music industry had turned its back on him. He died in Nashville the following day. His hits included "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young." His ashes were spread by his family over Old Hickory Lake outside Nashville at Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash's home while the Cashes were away.

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Fire ripped through a mobile home early yesterday morning claiming the life of one of the occupants inside.  The fire reported just before 8 am at 4170 East 3000 North near Murtaugh had fully engulfed the dwelling by the time crews from the Twin Falls city and Rock creek fire departments arrived.  Two vehicles were also destroyed.  When the fire broke out there were two males inside but one was able to break out a window in the back and jump to safety.  He was taken to St. Luke’s by ambulance for cuts from glass and smoke inhalation. 

31 year old Jennifer Miller will spend at least five years in jail for the death of her 4 year old daughter Alliee Rose who died when a propane tank exploded in a car.  Miller’s car was engulfed in flames in a Boise Parking lot after a heater exploded.  The woman and her two children were inside staying warm with a portable stove.  She and her two year old son were able to escape.  Methamphetamine was found in her son’s system authorities say.

Two men were critically injured after they were hit by a car in downtown Boise late Wednesday night.  According to Boise Police, the two people who were struck had gotten into a fight that continued out into the street, at which point they were hit by the car.  No charges have been filed.  The two men were taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Incumbent Republican state Sen. Fred Martin has won Boise’s District 15 following a recount.  The Ada County elections officials on Wednesday said Martin won the Nov. 6 election by 11 votes over Democratic challenger Jim Bratnober.

Boise officials have approved an $11 million contract for work on a new main library budgeted to cost $85 million.  The structure could be finished in the spring of 2022.  About $18 million for the project is coming from donations, $15 million from urban renewal money, $15 million from the city budget and at least $32 million in financing.

College of Southern Idaho Professor, Michelle Critchfield has been recognized as one of three finalists for the 2018 Nurse Blake Awards out of 1,700 nominations. Below is the submitted nomination by a CSI nursing student:  Voting for this award is open to the public and will close at midnight on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The winner of each category will receive $500.


In local sports first to Girls High School Basketball it was Jerome outlasting the Twin Falls Bruins 41 to 31.  Minico beat Mountain Home 67 to 54.  Filer squeaked by Kimberly 40 to 38.  It was Shoshone over Glenns Ferry 43 to 23.  Bountiful Utah beat Hagerman 44 to 40 and it was Dietrich 54 over Lighthouse Christian 54 to 45. 

In a single Boys basketball game it was Lighthouse Christian 77 over Hansen 42. 


Today:  Considerable clouds this morning. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 29F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly Cloudy. Low 18F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 33F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Patchy clouds to mostly clear Winds: East 5-10 mph Low: 18 (Mountains: 7)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 34 Low: 19 (Mountains: 33 Low: 15)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of evening snow showers. High: 36 Low: 21 (Mountains: 35 Low: 14)

TUESDAY: Chance of snow showers. High: 34 Low: 22 (Mountains: 32 Low: 11)

WEDNESDAY: Snow showers likely. High: 35 Low: 20 (Mountains: 32 Low: 10)

THURSDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 32 Low: 18 (Mountains: 30 Low: 14)

December 7th: On this day

Born on this day was American country music singer Gary Morris who charted a string of countrypolitan-styled hit songs throughout the 1980s including the 1983 ballad "The Wind Beneath My Wings", and five #1 hits.

Born on this day in Houston, Texas, was Sunny Sweeney country music artist. The lead-off to her second studio album, "From a Table Away," became her first single to chart in 2010.

Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton were awarded a platinum single for "Islands In The Stream". Written by the Bee Gees it was the first single from Rogers' album Eyes That See in the Dark and the second pop #1 for both Rogers and Parton (Rogers having been there with 1980's "Lady" and Parton with 1981's "9 to 5").

Reba McEntire was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "For My Broken Heart". The lead track from her eighteenth album was originally planned as a duet with Clint Black, but he was unavailable at the time of recording.

Johnny Cash was honoured at the 19th Annual Kennedy Centre Awards Ceremony at the Kennedy Centre, Washington DC. The ceremony was televised and featured a medley of Cash’s hits performed by Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett.

Shania Twain was at #1 on the US Country chart with her fourth studio album Up! The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200, after selling 874,000 copies in its first full week of release, it then stayed in the Top 100 of the Billboard chart for more than 60 weeks.

The Dixie Chicks picked up five Grammy Award nominations, leading all other country acts. Alan Jackson neted three and Carrie Underwood collected two, including one for Best New Artist.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honored George Jones for his lifetime contributions to the arts. For the last 20 years of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer.

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Local authorities have taken up the search for a missing Colorado woman.  29-year old Kelsey Berreth vanished from her home in Woodland Park Colorado Thanksgiving Day.  This week, authorities pinged her Cell Phone in Gooding.  Only a purse was missing from her home.  Everything else was left behind. 

The newly proposed funding formula for school districts in Idaho has some local districts upset.  The funding committee has proposed a new formula that will determine how Idaho’s public kindergarten through 12th grades gets state money.  Locally, Bliss, Kimberly, Blaine and Camas County could see funding decreases.

Idaho State Police are warning area residents of a scam targeting registered sex offenders saying they have missing info.  The caller is told to avoid trouble they need to bring a gift or money card to a specific location.  If contacted, call the police.

A Nampa man who entered a Burley woman’s apartment threatening her with a knife was put on probation earlier this week and then told he will be deported.  24 year old Rogelio Gonzalez-Hureta denied any intention of harming the woman and said he was only trying to scare her.

A Rigby man is facing child sex abuse charges after police learned he paid a then 15 year old Idaho Falls boy for sex acts.  68 year old Randy Russell Sargent allegedly thought the boy was 18.  He has been charged with sharing explicit images through text messages.

A family from Blackfoot says they are lucky to be alive.  Their story starts with a trip to the mountains to find a Christmas Tree.  An SUV carrying two adults and five children on the tree-hunting trip got stuck in Wolverine Canyon during Sunday’s snowstorm and for nearly 18 hours the whereabouts of the seven individuals was unknown.  The family was eventually able to the stuck vehicle and get to a Gas Station. 


In local sports, first to High School Boys Basketball, Valley beat Shoshone 68 to 44.  It was Declo 80 Filer 75 in Overtime.  Wood River won over Buhl 39 to 35.  Minico toppled Jerome 56 to 42.  It was Pocatello 54 Canyon Ridge 49 and Kimberly won over American Falls 64 to 35. 

In Girls basketball there’s one game to report.  Kimberly outlasted American Falls 56 to 26. 


Today:  Partly cloudy. High 29F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Patchy fog and clouds. Winds: ENE 5-10 mph Low: 11 (Mountains: 0)

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 32F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Patchy clouds and fog. Winds: Light and variable Low: 17 (Mountains: 8)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 34 Low: 18 (Mountains: 31 Low: 11)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 36 Low: 20 (Mountains: 33 Low: 15)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of evening snow showers. High: 37 Low: 21 (Mountains: 35 Low: 16)

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 35 Low: 21 (Mountains: 33 Low: 14)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of rain and snow. High: 39 Low: 22 (Mountains: 34 Low: 17)

December 6th: On this day

Born on this day in Monroe City, Missouri, was Helen Cornelius, country singer-songwriter and actress, best remembered for a series of hit duets with Jim Ed Brown, many of which reached the US country singles top ten during the late 1970s and early '80s, including the 1976 #1 hit "I Don't Want to Have to Marry You”.

"Wings of a Dove" by Ferlin Husky was at #1 on the Country charts, his third and final chart topper. Written by Bob Ferguson, in 1987, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) awarded Ferguson with the "million air" plays for the "Wings of a Dove."

Willie Nelson was at #1 with The Troublemaker. The gospel album was recorded in 1973, but Nelson's label Atlantic Records refused to release the record at the time. After Nelson signed a contract with Columbia Records, that gave him total creative control, the album was released in Sept 1976.

The Supergroup of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson recorded the Jimmy Webb song "Highwayman" at Nashville's Moman Studios.

George Strait was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You." Kenny Chesney later recorded a version of the song as a B-side for his "Never Wanted Nothing More" in 2007.

Recording sessions began for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2 with Johnny Cash, John Denver, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Chris Hillman and others.

"These Days" by Rascal Flatts was at #1 on the US Country charts. The track which was lifted from their album Melt became the group's first #1 hit.

Chris Ferrell, the Nashville bar owner who shot and killed country singer Wayne Mills on Nov 23, turned himself in to police after learning that a grand jury had indicted him on second-degree murder charges. The shooting happened after two men, who were reported to be friends, began arguing, reportedly because Mills was smoking a cigarette in a non-smoking area of the Pit and Barrel bar. No one witnessed the shooting itself, but several people outside heard the arguing and the gunshot. An autopsy revealed Mills was shot in the back of the head.

Songwriter Don Chapel died. During his career he wrote hits for George Jones, Conway Twitty, his ex-wife Tammy Wynette, and others.

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Following an indictment from a grand jury, 38 year old Travis Charles Dunn made his first court appearance this week.  The Buhl man has been accused of raping a woman on September 18th.  He is being held on a 100-thousand dollar bond.  Arraignment is set for December 10th.

The Twin Falls City Council will continue to discuss how or even if the grants for nonprofits will be distributed.  The discussion resumed at this week’s city council meeting for the Municipal Powers Outsource Grants: a program that has awarded money to groups that perform services the city could otherwise be offering.  Some members are questioning if the funding should continue.

St. Luke’s Health Care system is undergoing major restructuring including layoffs.  Leaders indicate the change will better facilitate focusing on the community and lowering health care costs.  Most of those losing their job will be offered another position.  Less than 1-percent will have jobs affected.

Idaho will be paying $260-thousand dollars to attorneys for animal rights groups after federal courts said Idaho’s ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights.  Ag-gag as it was known came about after the dairy industry complained that videos at dairies unfairly hurt their business.

The Idaho Supreme Court will hear the case challenging the legality of Medicaid expansion which was approved by voters in November with more than 60-perecent of the vote.  Proposition 2 expands Medicaid’s coverage of low income and childless adults.

CSI received a Department of Education child care grant that will help parents who are enrolled in school with child care costs.  The grant of 240-thousand dollars will be spread over a four year period. 

South Central Public Health in Twin Falls is helping parents and teachers with new classes that focus on the latest research on Vaping.  The district said they are concerned for children who are using E-Cigarettes and Vaping.  Companies are now selling devices camouflaged as hoodie drawstrings, flash drive, battery chargers and pens.


In local sports, in Boys High School Basketball, it was Twin Falls 57 over Idaho Falls 50.  Raft River 64 Aberdeen 56.  Lighthouse beat Wendell 64 to 51 and Camas County tromped Hagerman 57 to 50. 

In Girls Basketball, it was Mountain Home 65 to Wood River’s 37.  Preston outlasted Minico 61 to 53.  Elsewhere it was Filer 49 Homedale 21.  Raft River 60 Castleford 38 and it was Dietrich 50 Valley 39.  Murtaugh outlasted Twin Falls Christian Academy 43 to 25 and Hansen beat Richfield 41 to 25. Gooding outlasted Canyon Ridge 44 to 35.  Buhl won over Declo 60 to 58 and Glenns Ferry won their game with Wilder 50 to 17.  It was Hagerman 62 Camas County 45. 



Today:  Patchy fog possible in the morning in the Magic Valley. Mostly cloudy in the Magic Valley with a chance of light snow. Light snow accumulations of a coating to an inch are possible. Mostly sunny in the Wood River Valley but Cold.  Winds: ENE 5-10 mph  High: 28 (Mountains: 28).

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy in the Magic Valley. Mostly clear in the Wood River Valley. Cold. Patchy fog possible after midnight in the Magic Valley.  Winds: East 3-8 mph  Low: 14 (Mountains: 7).

Tomorrow:  Patchy fog possible in the morning in the Magic Valley. Partly sunny and cold in the Magic Valley; Mostly sunny and cold in the Wood River Valley.  High: 29 Low: 10 (Mountains: High: 28 Low: 8)

FRIDAY: Sunny and cold. Patchy fog possible in the morning in the Magic Valley.

High: 31 Low: 12 (Mountains: High: 30 Low: 8)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Cold.

High: 33 Low: 16 (Mountains: High: 31 Low: 11)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cold.

High: 35 Low: 19 (Mountains: High: 33 Low: 17)

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies and cold.

High: 36 (Mountains: 34)

December 5th: On this day

Born on this day, was Ty England, American country music singer and guitarist. Initially a member of Garth Brooks' band, England began his solo career in 1995, recording a self-titled debut album on RCA Records. A second album, Two Ways to Fall, followed in 1996. England has also charted six singles on the country charts. His highest-charting single was his debut single, "Should've Asked Her Faster", a #3 hit in late 1995.

Born on this day in La Mirada, California, was Gary Allan, American country music artist who had the 2001 album Alright Guy which contained the singles "The One," "Man of Me," and "Man to Man," the latter of which became his first Billboard #1 hit.

Johnny Cash appeared at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The concert was recorded and released as an album in 2002 (making it his 86th overal album release).

The Charlie Daniels Band recorded "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" at Nashville's Woodland Sound Studios. The track was later released on their 1979 album Million Mile Reflections and the song was the band's biggest pop hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also featured in the 1980 movie Urban Cowboy.

Born on this day, was David Hodges, songwriter, producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist from Little Rock, Arkansas. Once a member of the band Evanescence, he has since worked with both Carrie Underwood (he co-wrote "What Can I Say"), and Reba McEntire, (“Because of You”).

The soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? was released, which went on to win a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002. Among the artists featured: Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, The Whites, Gillian Welch, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, The Cox Family and Norman Blake. The film written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers starred George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Goodman.

A gala held in Washington, D.C. honored Merle Haggard with musical performances by Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley.

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Joshua Molina of Jerome who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby is set to face a jury June 17.  Molina is charged with first-Degree murder of 20-month old Lyrk Altom in October of 2017.  He is accused of repeatedly abusing which ended in the death of the Twin Falls Infant.

Cassia Alternative High School and the Declo Junior High school are two of four schools in Idaho receiving the Healthy Minds Technical Assistance grant.  About 15-thousand dollars is set aside to help the schools with weekly coaching and support through July 2019.   The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health organizes this grant to improve student access for needed behavioral health services.

Should Twin Falls County consider mobile trailers to house prisoners?  That question is being tossed about after a fire broke out in the jail November 24 from an electrical issue in one of the jail’s annexes.

One man was killed in a house fire early Friday morning in Mountain Home.  The fire reported just after 6-am.  The victim was pulled and rushed to the hospital where he later died.  Officials say the fire was started by a space heater too near combustibles.  The home was completely engulfed when crews arrived.

With the winter weather arriving over the weekend, officials are reminding residents to slow down and be cautious.  Several crashes and slide-offs were reported Sunday.  Luckily, no one was injured.

As current Magistrate Judge Roger Harris moves to District Court the 7th of January, people are lining up to fill the judge seat.  The public is invited to submit comments on the candidates before finalists are selected.  The applicants are Samuel Beus, Rosemary Emory, Michael Felton, Tyler Rands, Lisa Schoettger David Hamilton, and Dennis Voorhees of Twin Falls, Theodore Booth of Kimberly, Benjamin Harmer of Caldwell and Daniel Luker of Boise.


Today:   Patchy AM Fog, Sunshine and clouds and cold. Winds: East 5-10 mph High: 29 (Mountains: 25) 

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 14F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Overcast. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High near 30F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy and cold. Winds: East 5-10 mph. Low: 14 (Mountains: 4)

THURSDAY: Cold with sun and clouds. High: 29 Low: 12 (Mountains: 29 Low: 8)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 33 Low: 14 (Mountains: 30 Low: 8)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 35 Low: 16 (Mountains: 31 Low: 11)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 36 Low: 19 (Mountains: 33 Low: 16)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 39 Low: 19 (Mountains: 34 Low: 4)



In local sports, first to High School Boys Basketball, it was Canyon Ridge 56 Buhl 45.  Lighthouse Christian won over Castleford 82 to 41. 

In Girls Basketball, it was Shoshone 40 Lighthouse Christian 29 and Gooding 51 over Wendell 24. 


December 4th: On this day

Born on this day, was Chris Hillman, one of the original members of The Byrds which in 1965 included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. Along with frequent collaborator Gram Parsons, Hillman was a key figure in the development of country rock, virtually defining the genre through his seminal work in The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers and later became the leader of the country rock act Desert Rose Band who had the 1988 US Country #1 hit “He's Back and I'm Blue.”

Eddy Arnold held his first recording session at the WSM radio studios in Nashville, where he recorded his first hit, "Each Minute Seems A Million Years," which went on to become a #5 hit.

The Million Dollar Quartet legend was born when a Memphis newspaper photographed Johnny Cash and Elvis Presely who had dropped in on a Carl Perkins session (for "Matchbox") at Sun Studios, with Jerry Lee Lewis as piano sideman.

George Strait married his high school sweetheart, Normain in Mexico. In this same year he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a part of the 25th Infantry Division.

Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included B.J. Thomas who performed "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" and then with Glen Campbell played "Hang On Baby (Ease My Mind)" and "Amazing Grace".

The Judds performed the final show of their farewell tour at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Naomi Judd later retired, suffering from a potentially fatal strain of hepatitis, leaving Wynonna to pursue a solo career.

Ricky Skaggs received five nominations for the annual Grammy awards, more than any other country artist, he went on to win Best Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal for "A Simple Life."

Merle Haggard accepted the prestigious award for lifetime achievement and "outstanding contribution to American culture" from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings released The Complete Columbia Album Collection a box set by Johnny Cash. It included 63 CDs, including 59 original albums, three bonus discs: Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar, which included recordings from Cash's pre-Columbia period with Sun Records.


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For the first time, Idaho’s supplemental school levy bill is over 200-million dollars.  Last year the total collected statewide was at 194-point-7 million.  93 or Idaho’s 115 school districts have supplemental levy on the books.

Some Idaho Falls residents woke up to the sounds of breaking glass and yelling as a man attacked several people and damaged property.  Authorities say 24 year old Dustin Dakota Williams damaged windows and cars with a pipe late last week.  The prosecutor will determine what charges William will face.

At tonight’s city council meeting in Twin Falls, a request has been made from the fire department to approve the use of 7, 653-dollars in contingency funds to partner with Twin Falls, Jerome and to hire a EMS consultant.  It’s hoped the two counties can evaluate opportunities for regional cooperation with the current EMS system.

Crews working to repair a ruptured waterline on Highland Avenue East in Twin Falls hope to wrap that project up today.  Thursday, a 24-inch waterline broke.  Officials are still trying to determine the cause of the break.

Kindergarten student in Acequia are in class this year thanks to a grant from the state for teachers to provide one all day class for free.  The school district is fortunate some say, because Idaho lags behind in providing funds for all-day kindergarten statewide. 

Christmas may come in the form of a new home for three local nonprofits.  The Twin Falls county commissioners will consider lease agreements later this week for gifts of love, Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA and Magic Valley Youth and Adult Services.  The rate is reduced for non-profits who use the facility.


Today:  Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. Chance of isolated to scattered snow showers in the Valleys.   High: 29 (Mountains: 24) Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly Cloudy. Chance of patchy fog in the Magic Valley.   Low: 12 (Mountains: 5)

Tomorrow:  Chance of patchy morning fog in the Magic Valley.Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 32F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly cloudy.

Low: 13 (Mountains: 6)

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow in the Magic Valley.

High: 29 Low: 11 (Mountains: 26 Low: 5)

THURSDAY: Partly sunny.

High: 30 Low: 14 (Mountains: 27 Low: 7)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 31 Low: 14 (Mountains: 29 Low: 9)

SATURDAY: Partly sunny.

High: 32 Low: 18 (Mountains: 29 Low: 13)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 34 (Mountains: 31)


In local sports, Boise State Broncos will face Boston College in the First Responder Bowl December 26th.  The game will be televised on ESPN.  Boise State lost in the Mountain West Championship Saturday night with Fresno State with 19 to 16 in overtime.

In Girls High School Basketball Hagerman finally toppled Horseshoe Bend 70 to 67 following two overtimes.  It was Parma 57 Gooding 28.  Declo beet Oakley 44 to 22.  Carey won over Valley 44 to 21 and Carey won over Valley 44 to 21.  Elsewhere it was Murtaugh over Wilder 44 to 15. 

In Boys High School Basketball, it was Twin Falls trouncing Vallivue 69 to 60.  Minico won over Bishop Kelly 53 to 51.  Kuna 66 over Burley 58.  Caldwell won over Jerome 39 to 31.  Snake River 46 over Filer 33 and it was Parma 63 Gooding 34.  Sugar-Salem won over Kimberly 46 to 39.  It was Bear Lake 53 to Declo 49.  Challis 42 over Valley 37 and Oakley won over Riverstone 48 to 30.  Butte County won over Dietrich 60 to 43 and it was Mackay 68 Carey 53.  Murtaugh outlasted Wildder 43 to 35. 

December 3rd: On this day


Born on this day in Elkmont, Alabama, was Rabon Delmore from The Delmore Brothers, the country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. The Delmore Brothers, together with other brother duos such as the Louvin Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, the Monroe Brothers (Birch, Charlie and Bill Monroe), the McGee Brothers, and The Stanley Brothers, had a profound impact on the history of country music and American popular music. Delmore died on Dec 4th 1952.


Born on this day in Cantwell, Missouri was Ferlin Husky, an early American country music singer. He had two dozen Top 20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975 including his version of "Wings of a Dove". He died on 17th March 2011.


Born on this day in Leslie County, Kentucky, was Roger Bowling, Nashville based songwriter. His best known songs included "Lucille" (co-written with Hal Bynum), and "Coward of the County" (co-written with Billy Ed Wheeler), both recorded by Kenny Rogers, and "Blanket on the Ground", "What I've Got In Mind", and "57 Chevrolet", which were recorded by Billie Jo Spears. He died on December 26, 1982 in Georgia.


Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with “Stand By Your Man”. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette's career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music. The song was placed at #1 on CMT's list of the Top 100 Country Music Songs.


Connie B. Gay renowned as a "founding father" and "major force" in country music died aged 75. He is credited for coining the country music genre, which had previously been called hillbilly music. Gay was the founding president of the Country Music Association (CMA) and co-founder of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.


American session guitarist Grady Martin died aged 72. Member of the legendary Nashville A-Team, he played guitar on hits ranging from Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman", Marty Robbins' "El Paso" and Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter". During a 50-year career, Martin backed such names as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Joan Baez and J. J. Cale.


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honored Dolly Parton for her lifetime contributions to the arts. Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist.