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Wednesday 102820

The local health district has confirmed the first deaths related to COVID-19 in Lincoln County.  Officials say one male in his 30’s was hospitalized at the time of his death.  The second person was a male in his 50’s and was not hospitalized when he died.  These deaths make a total of 88 fatalities related to COVID-19 in south central Idaho, including two people who died in their 30’s and one person who died in his 20’s.

Local hospital officials are concerned with Idaho continuing to see COVID-19 numbers rise, they may be forced to decide who lives and who dies.  Regionally Salt Lake City is predicting they will have to ration care as intensive care unit beds fill up.  This is a concern locally as the hospitals reach overflow and are forced to send patients to Utah. 

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina have accused three Boise residents of conspiring to illegally manufacture guns and parts before shipping them to North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  21 year old Liam Collins and 35 year old Paul Kryscuk were each indicted on three felonies.  They are accused of sending an unregistered modified rifle from Idaho.

The attorney general’s office in Idaho is warning people to watch out for someone trying to sell you fake coronavirus cures.  Lawrence Wasden says they've received a lot of complaints recently about online sellers making unproven claims about things like colloidal silver, essential oils, supplements or immunity-boosting therapies.

As more Idahoans are staying closer to home because of the latest COVID-19 orders, the price for Gas is dropping quickly.  The price in the gem state dropped an average of 2 cents again this week.  In Idaho the average is $2.34 a gallon while the US average is $2.16.

The College of Southern Idaho recently was ranked as one of the best community colleges in Idaho.  Cost, Quality, Satisfaction and Salary after attending all went into the ranking that put CSI 5th place overall. 

SPORTS

High School football is moving into districts this week.  On Friday, Twin Falls travels to Madison to play Skyline.  Jerome will be home to play Moscow.  Minico travels to Emmett.  Kimberly will host Kellogg.  Oakley will take on Lakeside in Parma.  Lighthouse will host Murtaugh.  Hansen travels to Watersprings.  Carey will be at home to play Rockland.  Dietrich will play Timberline.

 

WEATHER

Today: Sunny, with a high near 57. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 29. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 61. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the evening.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 67. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 36.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 32.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 64.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 34.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 66.

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

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 65.

October 28th: On this day

1930
Born on this day in Hampton, Arkansas, was Tommy Tomlinson, guitarist, (The Tomlinson family resided on a farm located just a few miles away from Johnny Cash's farm between Kingsland and Tinsman). Tomlinson played with Hank Williams in the late 40's, early 50's, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves, Claude King, and Marty Robbins. He died on April 8, 1982.

1936
Born on this day in Wilmington, North Carolina, was Charlie Daniels who is known for his #1 country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"; Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

1972
Born on this day in Wheeling, West Virginia, was Brad Paisley, singer-songwriter and musician. His style crosses between traditional country music and Southern rock, and his songs are frequently laced with humor and pop culture references. He scored the 2000 US Country #1 hit "We Danced."

2007
Country musician Porter Wagoner died in Nashville aged 80 from lung cancer. Wagoner helped launch the career of Dolly Parton and had his own US TV show, which ran for 21 years until 1981. Wagoner signed his first record deal in 1955, and had hits including "Carroll County Accident" and "Green Green Grass of Home."

2010
Randy Travis and wife Elizabeth filed for divorce. According to the Associated Press, Randy filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in Albuquerque, N.M. citing a "state of incompatibility exists between the parties".

2013
Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late Cowboy Jack Clement were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The trio was honored for their influence on modern Country music at the ceremony attended by Garth Brooks, Kris Kristofferson and Barry Gibb.

2013
Jason Aldean's tour bus struck and killed a pedestrian in Knox County, Ind. The man had walked out into the middle of the roadway and was struck by Aldean's bus on the northbound lane of US 41 North.

Tuesday  102720

Idaho Governor Brad Little has ordered Idaho back to a modified stage 3 in the fight against COVID-19.  Under the order indoor gatherings are limited to 50 people or less and outdoor gatherings are limited to 25-percent capacity.  Nightclubs can only operate as bars.  Little stressed that the order does not mean schools should go to full remote learning.

Authorities have released more information after two people were found dead in a Bellevue Coffee shop last week.  Police say the Man, 28 year old Jared Murphy was a Hailey Police officer.  34 year old Ashley Midby was also found dead at the scene.  Police believe it may be a murder Suicide.

The search continues for 62 year old Fern Baird in Blaine County.  Members of the county’s search and rescue are focusing their efforts on the Prairie Lakes, Minor Lakes, Norton Lakes and Mill Lake.  The family has offered a 25-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to her return.

Doctors with St. Luke’s are asking people to stay away from the emergency room unless they are sick.  The doctors note that more people have been coming to the ER for COVID 19 tests even if they have only mild symptoms.  They say those with mild symptoms should quarantine at home and use the online St. Luke’s self-triage tool.

On the COVID 19 watch, as of last night, the Idaho department of Health and Welfare say 2,477 have been hospitalized, 539 admitted to the ICU.  3710 health care workers have been infected and there have been 28-thousand 309 recoveries.  About 14-prcent of Idahoans have tested positive.

Courtrooms are empty around the gem state even though there is a backlog of cases that should be heard.  The Idaho Supreme Court said jury trials can only be held if the weekly average of new COVID-19 cases in the county is under 25 per 100-thousand residents or if the rate does not increase the week after counties record 14 to 25 cases.  Currently there are 247 felony cases and 137 misdemeanor cases backed up in the fifth judicial district.  Camas County is the only Idaho County that can hold jury trials right now.

SPORTS

Expect the unexpected.  That’s what Boise State Head Football Coach Bryan Harsin is telling the bronco team as they prepare to travel to Colorado Springs to take on Air Force this Saturday.  The Bronco’s kicked off their season this past Saturday taking a solid win from the Utah State Aggies with a score of 42 to 13.  During yesterday’s news conference, Harsin said the Broncos will have to play their best football in Falcon Stadium, not an easy place to play. 

A girl football player in Utah is suing her school district along with 2 others for refusing to crease a girl’s football program under title 9.  Sam Gordon is 17 and has playing the game since she was 9.  Closing arguments are set for this week. The school districts and state athletics association either declined or didn't respond to requests for comment.

 

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 49. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the evening.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 60. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Thursday Night:  Clear, with a low around 29.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 65.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 35.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 65.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 64.

 

 

October 27th: On this day

1933
Born on this day in Shreveport, Louisiana, was pianist Floyd Cramer, who was one of the architects of the "Nashville sound". He was known for his "slip note" piano style, where an out-of-key note slides into the correct note. In 2003 Floyd Cramer was inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died on Dec 31st 1997.

1939
Born on this day in Spiro, Oklahoma, was Dallas Frazier, country musician and songwriter who had success in the 1950s and 60s. His tunes were recorded by George Jones (who recorded an entire album of Frazier's songs in 1968), Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Rodney Crowell. Many of the songs became hits into the 1980s; examples include the Oak Ridge Boys cover of "Elvira" and Emmylou Harris's version of "Beneath Still Waters". Anne Murray with Glen Campbell, George Strait, Randy Travis, and Patty Loveless have all also recorded Frazier tunes.

1939
Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Ruby Wright, country music singer-songwriter. Wright was the daughter of country singers Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright. She sang with her parents as a young girl and in the mid-1950s, she became part of an all-girl trio, Nita, Rita and Ruby. Wright died on September 27, 2009.

1942
Born on this day, was Lee Greenwood, country music artist who has charted more than 35 singles on the Billboard country music charts. Greenwood is best known for his single "God Bless the USA", which was popular when it was originally released in 1984, and became popular again after the 9/11 attacks becoming his highest charting pop hit, reaching #16 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1982
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the US Country charts with Always On My Mind. The album was the Billboard #1 country album of the year for 1982, peaking at the top of the charts for a total of 22 weeks, as well as spending 99 weeks on the chart.

1997
A press release from Johnny Cash's management read; "Johnny Cash announced today that he has developed Parkinson's Disease. Although Johnny was able to perform his recent concerts, he is cancelling his book promotion tour for Cash: The Autobiography because the Parkinson's Disease has progressed. Johnny and his wife June Carter Cash are sorry to have to postpone their personal appearances but Cash's manager Lou Robin states 'Johnny feels confident that once the Parkinson's is medically stabilised, he can resume his normal work schedule'".

2003
Alan Jackson released "Remember When" which went to #1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. The song became Jackson's twenty-second US Country #1 hit.

2018
Classic country star Freddie Hart died age 91. The country musician and songwriter is best-known for his #1 hit "Easy Loving," which won the Country Music Association Song of the Year award in 1971 and 1972. Hart was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004.

Monday 102620

Idaho Governor Brad Little has scheduled a news conference this afternoon at 3 to make an announcement about COVID-19 in Idaho.  In Twin Falls, new data suggest that 1 in 24 residents have contracted the virus. St. Luke’s has scaled back elective surgery and stopped admitting pediatric patients.

Blaine county authorities are continuing their search this morning for a missing hiker.  Fern L. Baird’s vehicle was located at the Prairie Creek Trailhead.  She is believed to have gone on a hike last Monday.

Voting rights advocates and Idaho state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of violence that erupted with one of the most contentious elections ever.  Monitoring the votes at polling places is allowed. States have established rules, in part, to avoid any hint that observers will harass or intimidate voters.

Classes in the Minidoka School district are closed today after the school board voted to amend their current pandemic operation plan.  For the next two weeks students will have no school in the district due to COVID-19.

The Idaho State Police is investigating a possible murder-suicide in Bellevue.  ISP detectives were called to a coffee shop on the 100 block of N. Main Street in Bellevue Thursday night shortly after 8:00 p.m.  When they arrived, they located the bodies of two deceased individuals, a man and woman, inside the business.

A petition to have Hagerman Mayor Alan Jay recalled from office, has been handed into the Gooding County Clerk’s office.  To be recalled the measure would have to get as many votes or greater from the election that got Jay elected to office.

The Idaho State Board of Education is announcing they made changes to their school reopening plans.  Previously, the board’s plan had three categories: green, yellow, and red.  Now there is orange.  The board removed the recommendation that schools move to fully-remote learning when in the red because infection and transmission rates are lower in some schools, than in communities at-large.

SPORTS

No fans were on hand to witness Boise State’s 42-13 season-opening win over Utah State on Saturday evening, but if they had, they would have felt like they had seen this game before.  Hank Bachmeier threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns and George Holani rushed for 100 yards and had a pair of scores to power the Broncos to another dominating performance against the Aggies.  Boise State won its home opener for the 11th straight time and hasn’t dropped a conference opener since 1999.

To the local football fields, it was Burley over Canyon Ridge 42 to 28.  Castleford took Hagerman 84 to 16.  It was Declo 2 Wendell 0.  Filer defeated Buhl 47 to 20.  It took overtime for Gooding to beat Kimberly 36 to 35.  Hansen defeated Camas County 68 to 22.  Minico defeated Twin Falls 22 to 14.  Raft River downed Oakley 40 to 38 and Soda Springs defeated Valley 61 to 14. 

 

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 39. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 20. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

 

Tuesday:   Sunny, with a high near 51. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 22. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 27.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 61.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 31.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 65.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 34.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 62.

October 26th: On this day

1962
Singer songwriter Kristen Hall was born in Gross Pointe, Michigan. She becomes a founding member of the trio Sugarland, but left the group at the end of 2005.

1967
Born on this day in Whangarei, New Zealand, was Keith Urban, country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States and Australia. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, Urban found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch. Since 2006, he has been married to actress Nicole Kidman.

1969
Waylon Jennings married Country singer Jessi Colter in Phoenix, Arizona (his third marriage). The couple remained together until Jennings's death in 2002.

1993
MCA released The Song Remembers When, the third studio album by Trisha Yearwood. The title track was the album's lead single, becoming a major hit, peaking at #2 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1993.

1999
American singer, songwriter and actor Hoyt Axton died of a heart attack in Victor, Montana aged 61. He wrote songs for, Elvis Presley, John Denver, Ringo Starr and Glen Campbell. His mother Mae Boren Axton wrote "Heartbreak Hotel."

2000
Garth Brooks announced his plans to retire from touring during a party to celebrate his certification for sales of 100 million albums at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center.

2006
Reba was honored at the first-ever CMT Giants concert with Jennifer Nettles, Wynonna, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood and several other stars singing her songs.

2010
Billy Ray Cyrus and wife Tish filed for divorce in Nashville. According to People magazine, the couple filed for divorce documents on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, citing irreconcilable differences. However, on March 18, 2011, Cyrus announced on The View that he had dropped the divorce. On June 13, 2013, Tish filed for divorce again from Billy Ray after 19 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. However, it was reported in July 2013 that they had gone to couples therapy and rekindled their relationship.

 

Friday 102320

On a vote of 4 to 3 board members overseeing the operations of Idaho’s Public Health Districts this week, voted to end the Mask Mandate as the gem state works its way through the covid-19 pandemic.  At the meeting, hospital officials from Twin Falls told health board members that one out of every four hospitalized patients is sick with the virus.

Idaho Department of Labor officials say the state’s unemployment claims have dropped slightly for the 24th week in a row.  Labor officials said yesterday that the number of people filing for continued unemployment benefits fell by 2 percent to just over 8,200 people for the week ending Oct. 17.  So far more more than $895 million in benefits has been paid out to Idaho residents laid off because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Three assistant U.S. attorneys will oversee the U.S. Justice Department’s handling of any fraud and voting rights complaints in Idaho during the upcoming general election.  Election experts widely say that all forms of voter fraud are rare.

Twin Falls Jerome, Cassia, Minidoka, Lincoln and Gooding counties have been placed in the red level by the Health district because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The virus is rampant and overwhelming hospitals, officials with the district said.  Camas County is in the high risk category.  About 25 percent of the incoming patients at local hospitals are being diverted elsewhere due to a shortage of doctors and nurses.

Boise police arrested 45-year-old Josina Regan early yesterday morning after a man died from multiple gunshot wounds at a West Boise home.  She has been charged with second degree murder.  Police have not said what events led up to the shooting. 

A Pocatello baby girl is recovering after being attacked by a dog over the weekend.  The 1 year old suffered injuries on the head and face.  She was transported by air to the Primary Children’s hospital in Salt Lake City.  It doesn’t appear she suffered any brain injuries. 

SPORTS

Looking at high school football schedule tonight several games have been canceled.  Wood River at Jerome, Carey at Dietrich, Declo at Wendell and Lighthouse Christian at Glenns Ferry all called off because of COVID-19.

Buhl will be in Filer, Burley at Canyon Ridge, Camas County at Hansen, Castleford at Hagerman, Kimberly at Gooding, Minico at Twin Falls, Raft River at Oakley and Soda Springs will be at Valley.  All the games start at 7pm.

As the boys state soccer tournament continues, Jerome plays Vallivue and Canyon Ridge takes on Blackfoot this afternoon.  Gooding plays Weiser and the Sun Valley Community School plays CDA charter. 

For the Girls Twin Falls takes on Middleton, Canyon ridge at Skyline, the Sun Valley Community School plays Timberlake. 

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

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

 

Saturday:  A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. West wind 14 to 18 mph.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. West wind 13 to 18 mph becoming east 7 to 12 mph after midnight.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 13.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 39.

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

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 50.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 29.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 56.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 31.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 61.

 

October 23rd: On this day

1939
Bill Monroe auditioned for the Grand Ole Opry at the WSM Radio studios in Nashville, performing "Foggy Mountain Top," "Mule Skinner Blues" and "Fire On The Mountain." He passed the audition and made his debut five days later.

1951
Born on this day in Pulaski, Tennessee, was David Wills, singer-songwriter. Wills wrote George Strait's "If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home)" and Garth Brooks' "Wild Horses."

1956
Born on this day in Pikeville, Kentucky, was Dwight Yoakam. The country singer, actor and film director, who is most famous for his pioneering country music has sold over 25 million records with 5 Billboard # 1 Albums, 12 Gold Albums, and 9 Platinum Albums. Yoakam is the most frequent musical guest in the history of The Tonight Show and has also starred in many films, most notably in critically acclaimed performances as an ill-tempered, abusive, live-in boyfriend in Sling Blade.

1967
Glen Campbell recorded his version of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California. The song which was written by Jimmy Webb was originally recorded by Johnny Rivers in 1965. Campbell's version reached #2 on the Hot Country charts and and won two awards at the 10th Annual Grammys.

1976
Linda Ronstadt was at #1 on the Country music album chart with the Grammy Award winning Hasten Down the Wind. Her third straight million-selling album made Ronstadt the first female artist in history to accomplish this feat.

1978
American country musician Maybelle Carter died aged 69. She is best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and '30s and also as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. Maybelle Carter was inducted as part of The Carter Family in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970. In 1993, her image appeared on a US postage stamp honoring the Carter Family.

1997
More than 100,000 copies of John Denver's catalog of albums were sold in the week after the singer was killed in an Oct. 12 plane crash off the California coast. SoundScan reported that four of Denver's albums were among the nation's top 200 bestsellers last week and that 10 were among the top 75 sellers among country albums.

Thursday 102220

Idaho is seeing its largest coronavirus spike since the pandemic began, with new cases increasing by 46.5% percent over the past two weeks. That trend has some health care experts urging Gov. Brad Little to take additional action to slow the spread.  But the Governor has declined to take additional statewide steps like requiring masks.

The Twin Falls county commissioners are sending a letter to Elko County asking them to reject the proposed ordinance to allow the sale of recreational marijuana in Jackpot Nevada.  The commissioners feel the location of the dispensary near Twin Falls County will have a direct impact on Southern Idaho. 

All of that comes on the heels of the Elko Commission accepting a business impact statement of a proposed ordinance that if approved will allow the sale of marijuana.  Elko County received four mailings.  County deputy district attorney Rand Greenburg said all were positive.

The South Central District Health board has voted to return the region to stage 3 of Governor’ Little's reopening plan in terms of limits on public gatherings.  The board exempted religious organizations, schools, tax districts, nonprofits and grocery stores from the order.

The Idaho Secretary of State has awarded Boise State $500-thousand dollars to be used for election cybersecurity.  The money will go to the team of experts in computer and political science at the university whose role will be to recommend and develop tools, technologies and policies to protect the election process from cyber and information attacks.

During a board meeting this week, Central District Health unanimously allowed visitation to long-term care facilities in Idaho.  The new guidelines are effective immediately that include screenings for symptoms of COVID-19, disinfecting procedures, capacity limitations and priority for outside visitation when possible.

Tuesday the Jerome City council voted to not do the Main Street Trunk or Treat this year in the center of the city.  The event was set for Friday afternoon October 30th.   

SPORTS

Boise State University is looking for a new athletic director.  This after Curt Apsey announced yesterday he was leaving his current position of AD.  Apsey said he is moving into a university level fundraising position.  Bob Carney the senior associate athletic director for strategic planning and capital projects will be the interim director.

On the sports schedule today the State soccer tournaments continue for both the boys and girls.  4A tournaments for the boys are at Bonneville high school while the 3A boys are at Real Life in Post Falls.

For the Girls 4A action begins at Hillcrest High school while 3A action is at Real Life in Post Falls.

The Volleyball 2A conference continues in Declo today while the 1A District tournament is in Castleford.

 

WEATHER

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the afternoon.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

 

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.

 

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 14.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 38.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 20.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 25.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 52.

October 22nd: On this day

1966
At the age of 48, Eddy Arnold became the youngest (to that time) living inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1968
Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with his sixth studio release, Gentle on My Mind. The title track written by John Hartford, won two 1968 Grammy Awards and received over 5 million radio plays. Campbell used "Gentle on My Mind" as the theme to his television variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour between 1969 and 1972.

1968
Born on this day in Killen, Alabama, was Marsha Thornton, country music singer. Between 1990 and 2003, she released three studio albums, with her first two released on MCA Records; she has also issued four singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. Her highest peaking single was "A Bottle of Wine and Patsy Cline", which reached #59 in 1990.

1973
John Denver released "Sunshine on My Shoulders" which hit #1 early in 1974. It was originally the B-side of one of his earlier songs, "I'd Rather Be a Cowboy". As the Vietnam War came to an end, the song took on a new significance and began to receive airplay. It was also his first of four #1's between 1974-1975, the other three being: "Annie's Song", "Thank God I'm a Country Boy", and "I'm Sorry."

1984
Alabama released "(There's A) Fire in the Night" which went to #1 on the Country charts. The track was the fifthteenth in a string of 21 consecutive #1 singles in as many releases, a string that spanned from 1980 through 1987.

1988
Johnny Cash performed at a benefit show for a drug and alcohol treatment community for adolescents and their families at the Handley High School Auditorium in Winchester, Virginia Before the show Cash was presented with a plaque and told that the day had been declared Johnny Cash Day.

1990
George Strait released "I've Come to Expect It from You" which gave him his twentieth US #1 Country hit. The track released as the third and final single from his album Livin' It Up stayed at the top of the charts for five weeks.

1999
Dixie Chicks fifth studio album Fly was at #1 on the country chart. The album debuted and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 and has now sold over 10 million units.

Wednesday 102120

Jerome police have arrested a 40 year old man charging him with Arson following the fire Sunday morning that severely damaged two homes and a motorhome in the 400 block of Glacier drive.  Dennis R. Vincent was taken into custody at the scene authorities say.  Court documents say Vincent allegedly started a fire in an attached shed that later spread to the home.  When authorities arrived they found the house, motorhome and vehicle on fire.  The fire then caught the neighbor’s house on fire before crews were able to douse the flames.

The Mini-Cassia chamber of commerce building will be getting some much needed improvements thanks to a city of Heyburn grant secured through the help of First Federal Bank, Dot Foods and D.L. Evans bank.  A Facebook post shows crews working on the front of the building cleaning up the landscaping.

Students are back in class this morning in the West Ada School district after teachers staged a two day sick-out.  Teachers wanted the district to move all classes online.  Meanwhile a group of parents filed a lawsuit arguing the sick out was an illegal union strike.  The parents hope to prevent a similar move from the teachers in the future.

One person was treated for head injuries after a train collided with a semi-truck near Jerome yesterday.  The accident around 10 am on West Nez Perce closed the road between Hilex Polly and Agropur for about 3 and half hours.  The trailer was empty but a large amount of fuel spilled on the roadway.  The driver was cited for inattentive driving.

Last night’s Central Health District Boards meeting in Boise was interrupted after two people refused to wear masks.  Police removed the two people from the room charging them with trespassing.  The meeting was virtual but they held it in a small conference room where the public was physically able to attend and listen. 

A well will be drilled early next year at a federal nuclear site in eastern Idaho to remove hazardous waste from a Lake Erie-sized aquifer that supplies water to cities and farms in southern Idaho.  Officials say they need to remove waste above the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer that supplies much of the water locally.

SPORTS

After abandoning the Indian Mascot, the Pocatello High School is moving forward in finding a new one.  A mascot selection committee has narrowed 185 submissions to 9.  Bison, Thunder, Stampede, Eagles, Falcons, Mountain Lions, Mustangs, Phantoms and Wolves are the names the public can now vote on.

As district volleyball games move forward this week, here are  some of the latest tournament results.  Filer Downed Kimberly 3 to 2.  Buhl took Gooding  3 to 2.  Then Kimberly took Buhl  3 to 0.  In 2A conference action Valley 3 Wendell  0 Valley 3 Declo 1.  In 1A D2 action in Castleford, Castleford took Carey 3 to 1 and Dietrich 3Hansen 1.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 13 to 17 mph.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south after midnight.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  A 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Saturday: A chance of rain before noon, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

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

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

 

 

 

October 21st: On this day

1915
Born on this day, was American record producer Owen Bradley, who, along with Chet Atkins and Bob Ferguson, was one of the chief architects of the 1950s and 1960s Nashville sound in country music and rockabilly, working with artists such as Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, and Conway Twitty.

1935
Born on this day in Rowe, Virginia, was Mel Street. From 1968 to 1972, Street hosted his own show on a Bluefield, West Virginia television station. He recorded his first single, "Borrowed Angel," in 1970 for a small regional record label. A larger label, Royal American Records, picked it up in 1972, and it became a top-10 Billboard hit. He recorded the biggest hit of his career, "Lovin' on Back Streets", in 1973. He committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, on October 21, 1978, his 43rd birthday.

1977
Born on this day in Buchanan, Virginia was musician and songwriter Matthew Ramsey, the lead vocalist of the American country band Old Dominion. Ramsey has penned hit songs for The Band Perry, Craig Morgan, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney.

1978
Mel Street the honky tonk-styled singer, who had long battled clinical depression and alcoholism, committed suicide on his 43rd birthday. He had signed a recording contract with Mercury Records earlier in the year. He recorded the biggest hit of his career, "Lovin' on Back Streets", in 1973.

1980
Don Williams was at #1 on the Country music charts with "I Believe in You", Williams' eleventh #1 on the country chart. It was also hit in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

1988
Country singer Lynn Anderson was booked on a misdemeanor charge of malicious mischief after an incident at the home of songwritter Paul Williams' brother. It was reported that Anderson had damaged a car and stole a jacket.

2007
Rascal Flatts were at #1 on the US Country music album chart with their fifth studio album, Still Feels Good. The album produced five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, the first of which was "Take Me There", co-written by Kenny Chesney, and reached #1 on the country charts in mid-2007.

2012
Hargus "Pig" Robbins was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The session keyboard and piano player played on records for artists such as George Jones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, David Allan Coe, George Hamilton IV and Conway Twitty. He was also awarded Musician of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1976 and 2000.