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Today:  Sunny. High 86F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low near 55F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 93F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 85)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 87)

JULY 4TH: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 91)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 100 (Mountains: 91)

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 100 (Mountains: 92)

 

 

June 30th: On this day

1936
Born on this day, was Doyle Holly, American musician best known as the bass guitar player of the country music band Buck Owens and the Buckaroos and for his solo hit songs "Queen Of The Silver Dollar" and "Lila". The Buckaroos had more than 30 Top 40 singles on the country music charts in the 1960s and early 1970s, with 21 #1 hits such as "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail," "Love's Gonna Live Here, “and "Act Naturally." Their sound influenced later artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, The Derailers and the Desert Rose Band. Holly died on January 13, 2007.

1972
Opryland USA Theme Park and Opryland Hotel opened to the public well ahead of the Grand Ole Opry House, which debuted nearly two years later, on March 16, 1974. The opening night, was attended by US President Richard Nixon, who played a few songs on the piano.

1983
Born on this day was Cole Swindell, American country music songwriter known for his 2013 breakout hit "Chillin' It" and co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll."

1995
Garth Brooks received a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer also buried the master tapes to his The Hits underneath the star.

2001
Chet Atkins died after a long battle with cancer. An influential guitarist & producer who helped create "The Nashville Sound," he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 and earned a Lifetime Achievement award from the Grammys. A stretch of Interstate 185 in southwest Georgia (between LaGrange and Columbus) is named "Chet Atkins Parkway." Clint Black's album Nothin' but the Taillights includes the song "Ode to Chet".

 

July 2nd: On this day

1923
Born on this day, in Maces Spring, Virginia, was Janette Carter who was the last surviving child of A.P. and Sara Carter, of Carter Family musical fame. In 1976, she and community members built an 880-seat amphitheater, the Carter Family Fold, beside the store her father operated in Southwestern Virginia. Today, the Carter Family Fold attracts more than 50,000 visitors a year. She died on 22nd Jan 2006 aged 82.

1925
Born on this day, in Wichita, Kansas, was Marvin Rainwater, country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole Lotta Woman." He was known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage and was 25 percent Cherokee. Rainwater died on Sept 17 2013.

1983
Born on this day, was Michelle Branch, singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper, and in 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy-nominated single "Leave the Pieces". The Wreckers disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers.

1991
MCA released Trisha Yearwood, the eponymous debut album by future country music superstar Trisha Yearwood. It features her first Billboard Hot Country Songs hit "She's in Love with the Boy", which reached the top of the country charts in June 1991. Also included are follow-up hits "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart", "That's What I Like About You", and "The Woman Before Me". The album which itself reached the #2 position on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart contains the track "Victim of the Game", originally recorded by Yearwood's friend and future husband, Garth Brooks, for his 1990 album No Fences.

2005
The Live 8 concerts were held around the world to battle poverty, which saw Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing in Rome, and Toby Keith and Keith Urban in Philadelphia. Among other acts who took part: Paul McCartney, U2, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Sting and Brian Wilson. More than 1,000 musicians performed at the concerts, which were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.

When Luke Bryan Borrows Your Phone

Texting With a Fan's Friends at Concert.  You know when you’re scrolling through someone else’s text messages — when you finally look up from the phone, an hour has gone by? Me neither.  But that’s kind of what happened at a Luke Bryan show on Sunday night (June 25), when he borrowed a fan’s phone to look up lyrics to one of his new tunes.

When text messages started popping up on the screen, Bryan couldn’t resist. So he started reading Erin’s texts, then started reading them aloud to the crowd, then started responding to the texts on her behalf.

It was during Bryan’s song “Like You Say You Do.” It’s so new that he didn’t really have the lyrics memorized, so he asked Erin if he could borrow her phone to look up the words. That’s when the texts started rolling in.

“Do you want a drink?” one of Erin’s friends asked.

“Chill your broke ass out” was Bryan’s reply.

After the friend responded with a string of emojis, Bryan determined that all was well.

“He cool, we good,” he said, adding, “Hold on, let me get back to Safari. Can I go through your photos, too? No, I’m just playin’.”

Erin was quick to tweet a video of the whole encounterBottom of Form

Events In the Magic Valley

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan today, tomorrow and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held at the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

Twin Falls Tonight kicks off another season next week with live music from The Generator Saints!  Join us Wednesday in our new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s & Sav-Mor Drug for music, dancing, cold drinks, great food and more.  Broc will broadcast live from 5 ‘til 6 getting you pumped up and ready for the action.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

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

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

FORECAST

TODAY:  Sunny & 86

SATURDAY:  Ptly Cloudy & 93

SUNDAY:  Sunny & 91

MONDAY:  Sunny & 97

 

QUESTION OF THE DAYI have a friend who called for advice on who to hire to fix his dishwasher yesterday (if anyone needs help on finding someone to fix something that's broken, they call me because they know I can NOT fix ANYTHING by myself and MUST know a guy who knows a guy)... so anyways, the story goes like this.  His father-in-law was visiting and decided he'd clean their dishwasher while he was in town and bored, but while doing it - he found some sippy straws and what he thought was a marble in the dishwasher. So he threw it all away. He leaves the next day - and all of a sudden the dishwasher won't drain.  He called a plumber friend of theirs over who took it apart enough to see that his father-in-law ACTUALLY threw away the ball that regulates the dishwasher draining... and it wasn't a marble at all.  They've dubbed it "The $300 Marble" as that's what their plumber friend had guessed it would cost to fix.  Everybody has a story like this.  What's YOUR $300 marble?  Q-tips down the toilet netted us a hefty bill a while back.  How about you?  (Broc)

HOLLYWOOD

An R2-D2 droid that was used in several "Star Wars" films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.  The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.  There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the "Star Wars" franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vader's helmet from the original film sold for $96,000.

Does Niall Horan want more than just friendship from Katy Perry?  Katy Perry put Niall Horan on blast during an interview earlier this week — but it was all out of love! She said “Niall’s amazing, I love him. I see him around all the time.  He’s always trying to get my number to, like, maybe flirt with me?  But I’m like, I could babysit you! I’m like your mom!”  Now, Niall wants Katy to STOP BEING MEAN!  In an interview after Katy's statements, he begged Katy to "Stop being mean to me!” He said “She’s just finding any excuse now just to patronize me and go around spreading rumors about me. I just want to be your friend!” It sounds like most of it's all in fun, but maybe he DOES want something more - as he wrapped up the conversation saying “She’s talking like she’s about 55 years older than me.  She’s not that much older than me.”   Oddly enough, my wife is a little more than 9 years older than I am – and we’ve made it for eleven years and counting!

Professional golfer Rickie Fowler made one military family very happy Wednesday at the Quicken Loans National.  Playing a practice round, Fowler used a special caddie, SFC Bryane Greene, on the 18th hole. Greene had just returned to the States after three and a half years overseas, and Fowler helped give he and his family a special reunion.  The two enjoyed a casual stroll down the 18th fairway. Fowler, not pleased with his second shot, jokingly made sure everyone knew he miss hit it, and it was not Greene's fault.  It was about that point that Greene’s family spotted him , and rushed out onto the green to greet him with tears and hugs.

Thursday 6/29/17

Wildfires continue to burn in Southern Idaho.  The Indian Springs 2 fire is burning South of Kimberly.  The 35-hundred acre Centennial Fire started 10 miles south of Hammett in Grass and Brush.  A fire at the Vineyard Lake Recreation area west of Eden has burned several acres and the MM 271 fire near the Juniper Rest Area of Interstate 84 has reached nearly 4000 acres.

Police say 27 year old Genaro Ramirez of Heyburn has been charged with 2 counts of felony grand theft.  He is accused of creating a fake customer account while working at Norco and writing refund checks to himself.

The city of Twin Falls is continuing work for roadway rehabilitation projects by installing gutters and curbside ramps.  Today, workers will close southbound traffic at the intersection of Madrona Street and Falls Avenue.  Later traffic will be down to one lane at the intersection of Capri Drive and Falls Avenue.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will continue to stock fish in its Magic Valley region.  The department stocks 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout.

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson will try to keep open an Idaho sheep experiment station despite President Donald Trump's proposed budget calling for its elimination. The Post-Register reports that Clark County economic development officials worry closure of the station could have a major negative impact on the economy.

A northern Idaho lawmaker says he's considering running for the state's open 1st Congressional District seat. Rep. Luke Malek, a Republican from Coeur d'Alene, told the Spokesman-Review on Tuesday that he's currently discussing running for Congress with close family and friends.

Idaho officials are currently working to restore a government website that was hacked with a message that claims to support the Islamic State terrorist group.  A page on Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane's website was hacked Sunday that included the message: "I love the Islamic state."

Work has begun to remove 5,700 cubic yards of radioactive waste from an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility, officials said.  The waste, known as calcine, was generated by spent fuel recycling at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center between 1963 and 2000.

Today:  Sunny. High 81F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 51F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 86F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 84)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 88)

JULY 4TH: Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 87)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 87)

June 29th: On this day

1968
Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, the song is a woman's perspective on the impending collapse of her marriage. The lyrics begin with an old parenting trick of spelling out words mothers and fathers hope their young children will not understand, they (the children) being not yet able to spell or comprehend the word's meaning. The original Tammy Wynette recording features in the films Five Easy Pieces and Brokeback Mountain.

1971
Jerry Reed was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “When You're Hot, You're Hot", his most successful on the country charts peaking at #1 for five weeks.

1998
The Country Music Association announced it would add four new Country Music Hall of Fame members in September: Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, George Morgan and former Grand Ole Opry executive E.W. "Bud" Wendell.

2007
Mike Curb the founder of Curb Records was honored with the 2,341st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2007
Canada Post issued the limited edition Anne Murray Stamp. She was recognized along with three other iconic Canadian recording artists: Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.

2014
Dolly Parton pulled a huge crowd for her debut Glastonbury set, performing some of her biggest hits during the UK festival. The singer was greeted by the biggest crowd of the weekend, with many dressed in Dolly wigs with fake balloon boobs. One flag in the audience read: "Dolly, take me to your bosom."

Sara Evans Asks Where the Women Are

Looks Back on Her 1997 Debut

Saturday (July 1) marks the 20-year anniversary of Sara Evans‘ debut album release, Three Chords and the Truth. And at a Change The Conversation event on Tuesday night (June 27) in Nashville, Evans talked about how different things were back in 1997, for her and for all the other women who were topping the country charts back then. “When I first got my record deal, women were dominating country radio. We had Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Patty Loveless and on and on. I was fortunate enough to join that group of amazing women,” Evans told the crowd.

“So we need to change the conversation and figure out why it is not that way anymore.

“Why are there not enough women on country radio? Women artists are amazing and they have so much great music that we want to hear and we need to hear, so let’s change the conversation,” she added.

Evans’ new album Words will be released on July 21, and will feature music from 14 female songwriters like Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott, Liz Hengber and Sonya Isaacs.

Garth Brooks: “Get Your Voices Ready”

Are Louisiana Fans His Background Singers?

Garth Brooks cannot keep a secret.

First, during one of his recent Facebook Live chats, Brooks hinted that he might possibly be recording his Louisiana shows to turn those concerts into a live album.

“We’re gonna bring a surprise down there to you guys,” Brooks said. “So all I can tell you is: get your singing voices ready, because it could be for forever, if you’re catching my drift.

“I promise you, you will hear that weekend again and again and again. Long after the weekend is over.”

Sounds like a sure thing, right?

Then at his Cajundome show on Sunday (June 25), he made an announcement about the live album from the stage. And according to a report from the ABC news station in Lafayette, the officials from the venue confirmed that.

But while that all seems very legit, he didn’t reveal any other details of announce a release date.

Maybe it will come on the 20-year anniversary of his Double Live release. In 1998, Brooks released that two-disc compilation of live songs that he’d recorded throughout his 1996-1998 concerts. That’s the only live album Brooks has released in his nearly 30 years as a recording artist.

AmericanaFest Reveals Second Round of Performers

North Mississippi Allstars, Yola Carter, Drive-By Truckers Added to List in Nashville.

The North Mississippi Allstars, Yola Carter, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Amanda Shires, Willie Nile, Hayes Carll, Iron & Wine, Joan Osborne and John Hiatt & the Goners are on the second-round list of performers announced for the 18th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville.

Taking place at venues throughout the city, the concerts are part of the Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs Sept. 12-17. Almost 300 acts will appear during the six days.

Other additions announced Wednesday (June 28) for AmericanaFest include Angaleena Presley, Buddy Miller, Cody Canada & the Departed, Colin Hay, Doug Seegers, Dustbowl Revival, Elizabeth Cook, Lukas Nelson, the Secret Sisters, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, the Last Bandoleros, Lee Roy Parnell, Lilly Hiatt, Lori McKenna, Marc Broussard, Mark O’Connor featuring the O’Connor Band, the Mavericks, the Wood Brothers and many more.

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Sells His Nashville Home for Almost $3 Million

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and wife Cassie recently sold their Nashville home for $2.91 million in an off-market deal, according to ArchitecturalDigest.com.

Charles and Cassie bought the 6,218-square-foot house in 2012 for $1.6 million. The five-bedroom, six-bath, two-story Georgian home, which was recently renovated by Ridley Wills Co., features an open kitchen, pool, pool house, elevator, Juliet balcony, sauna, stone patio, marble countertops and more. The home sits on 1.56 acres in the affluent Belle Meade area.

IN THE COMMUNITY...

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan today, tomorrow and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held at the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

Twin Falls Tonight kicks off another season next week with live music from The Generator Saints!  Join us Wednesday in our new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s & Sav-Mor Drug for music, dancing, cold drinks, great food and more.  Broc will broadcast live from 5 ‘til 6 getting you pumped up and ready for the action.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

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

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

HOLLYWOOD

An R2-D2 droid that was used in several "Star Wars" films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.  The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.  There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the "Star Wars" franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vader's helmet from the original film sold for $96,000.

Does Niall Horan want more than just friendship from Katy Perry?  Katy Perry put Niall Horan on blast during an interview earlier this week — but it was all out of love! She said “Niall’s amazing, I love him. I see him around all the time.  He’s always trying to get my number to, like, maybe flirt with me?  But I’m like, I could babysit you! I’m like your mom!”  Now, Niall wants Katy to STOP BEING MEAN!  In an interview after Katy's statements, he begged Katy to "Stop being mean to me!” He said “She’s just finding any excuse now just to patronize me and go around spreading rumors about me. I just want to be your friend!” It sounds like most of it's all in fun, but maybe he DOES want something more - as he wrapped up the conversation saying “She’s talking like she’s about 55 years older than me.  She’s not that much older than me.”   Oddly enough, my wife is a little more than 9 years older than I am – and we’ve made it for eleven years and counting!

Professional golfer Rickie Fowler made one military family very happy Wednesday at the Quicken Loans National.  Playing a practice round, Fowler used a special caddie, SFC Bryane Greene, on the 18th hole. Greene had just returned to the States after three and a half years overseas, and Fowler helped give he and his family a special reunion.  The two enjoyed a casual stroll down the 18th fairway. Fowler, not pleased with his second shot, jokingly made sure everyone knew he miss hit it, and it was not Greene's fault.  It was about that point that Greene’s family spotted him , and rushed out onto the green to greet him with tears and hugs.

Wednesday 6/27/17

A wildfire that has burned well over 18-hundred acres near the Idaho Utah border has forced officials to close a 50 mile stretch of I-84 between the 86 junction and the Utah Border.  ITD said all traffic should detour to I-15 or to U.S. 93 south from Twin Falls.

The Severe weather that passed through the Magic Valley Monday evening caused the most damage in Gooding and Jerome Counties.  Peak wind gusts were clocked at 54 miles per hour causing a barn to collapse near Jerome.  Over 2500 Idaho Power Customers lost power.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says removing bureaucratic obstacles to development on federal land can create jobs and offer hope to nearby communities. Zinke spoke at the Western Governors' Association annual meeting in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana, and hinted of major changes in store.

An Oakley man was injured after he crashed his bicycle at the City of Rocks National Reserve on Monday evening.  61 year old Kenneth Hale was found bleeding from a head injury and lying at the side of Emery Canyon Road about a half mile from Birch Creek Road. 

The Idaho Attorney General's Office says it's illegal for the general public to buy aerial fireworks, which require a special permit to use. The opinion that became public yesterday.

State education officials say the latest plan to close Idaho's student achievement gap needs tweaking after being told the goal was too ambitious and unrealistic. The Idaho Department of Education said they are revising the state's draft school accountability plan to make it more feasible for public schools to meet the newest benchmarks.

Firefighters are battling five lightning-sparked wildfires burning in grass and brush. The BLM says three of the fires are burning within 14 miles of Mountain Home and two more are within about 12 miles of Grandview.

Two Burley men are in stable condition at a Utah hospital after a Saturday crash southeast of Burley.  75 year old Jose Orozco-Tapia struck a feed wagon.  He and his passenger 31 year old Adrian Mendoza Hernandez were flown to the University of Utah Hospital where they are in stable condition.

Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High 83F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

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

Tomorrow:  Mainly sunny. High 81F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 87 (Mountains: 81)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 85)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 88)

JULY 4TH: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 86)

June 28th: On this day

1924
Born on this day in Waverly, Tennessee was George Morgan, American country music singer who had the 1949 US #1 hit “Candy Kisses". In 1974, Morgan was the last person to sing on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium before the Grand Ole Opry moved to the new Grand Ole Opry House. A week later he was the first to sing on stage at the venue. He died on July 7, 1975.

1940
The movie Grand Ole Opry debuted at Nashville's Paramount Theater, starring Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys, Uncle Dave Macon and Opry founder George D. Hay.

1951
Born on this day Lubbock, Texas, was Lloyd Maines, country music record producer, musician and songwriter. Best known as a pedal steel player, Maines is a multi-instrumentalist who has toured and recorded as a member of the Joe Ely Band. Maines won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2003 as producer of the Dixie Chicks' album, Home. As the father of Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, he was instrumental in bringing the current lineup of bandmates together in 1995.

1966
Merle Haggard recorded "The Bottle Let Me Down" at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood. Released as a single in August of this year, the track peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles.

1966
Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee was Bobby Bare Jr. American singer-songwriter, (the son of country musician Bobby Bare, Sr.). In 1974, when Bobby was only eight, he and his father were both nominated for a Grammy for the song 'Daddy What If', which was written by Shel Silverstein.

1986
Born on this day in Albemarle, North Carolina, was Kellie Pickler who gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol. Her debut album, Small Town Girl, produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Red High Heels", "I Wonder" and "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind".

2010
Miranda Lambert was at #1 on the US country chart with “The House That Built Me". Written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, Lambert won a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for song.” Blake Shelton was originally set to record the song when Lambert heard it, she immediately wanted to record it for herself. It was the third single from her third studio album, Revolution.

Scotty McCreery Begs for “Five More Minutes” in Heartfelt Video

North Carolina Native Pays Tribute to His Grandfathers

Oh, you need to grab tissues before watching Scotty McCreery’s new video for “Five More Minutes.”

The North Carolina native has never been shy about the importance of his family and the place they hold on his list of priorities — the top spot.

In a beautifully moving tribute to them, Scotty has put his feelings into song with “Five More Minutes,” a ballad about treasuring all life’s moments and the people in it and how letting go of them truly is the hardest part.

The heart-melting video is dedicated to McCreery’s grandfathers and is full of home videos and photos of McCreery and his family over the years. From the early days when he was just a toddler to the Christmas when he got a guitar, you can see firsthand the overwhelming amount of love they all have for each other and the tremendous influence they’ve had on McCreery’s life.

 

Dierks Bentley Kicks His iPhone Habit

"What an Addictive Little Device It Is"

Good luck, Dierks Bentley.

He opened up on Instagram on Monday (June 26), telling his fans and followers that he was going phone-free.

And he asked for everyone’s well wishes.

His caption accompanied a photo of all the tools he will need to replace his smart phone: a typewriter, a recorder, a camera, a metronome, an actual notebook and Bob Hoover’s autobiography Forever Flying.

Bentley didn’t say if the break from his phone would mean a break from social media, but he hasn’t posted anything since so that may be the case.

“Amazing how much you can do with the iPhone but equally amazing what an addictive little device it is,” he wrote. “It sometimes feels like the never ending blitzkrieg of news, info, etc is sucking any intelligent thought out of my brain … and there isn’t too much in there to begin with.

“Thinking the typewriter might be a little over the top,” he joked at the end of his post.

What Martina McBride Took From Garth Brooks

He Taught Her Not to "Wish It Away"

When Martina McBride moved to Nashville to start her country career, she knew nobody. And she didn’t know a thing about the music business.

In a new interview with industry publication Country Aircheck, McBride talks about those early years, how she got her start and what lessons she learned.

And from Garth Brooks, what she learned about touring.

“Being a part of Garth’s organization and watching how he was with his fans and the energy he put out onstage,” McBride recalled, “it was family out there. That definitely made an impression on me as a young artist. Overall, it was just a great introduction to touring.”

She called herself “the most-green artist” during that era, when she was selling Brooks’ T-shirts and then later on opening shows for him.

During that time, Brooks told McBride something that she still remembers 25 years later.

“The advice that Garth gave me was to take time and soak it all in. Live in the moment. Don’t wish it away,” she said, “don’t want it to go faster.  “Just really enjoy it and relish it.”

George Strait’s Old Topless Bentley Is For Sale . . . and We Don’t Mean Dierks

According to a post on Autotrader.com, a 2012 Bentley Continental GTC convertible once owned by George Strait is for sale for $159,000.

Check out the “Seller’s Comments” and a photo gallery below.

“Previously owned by the king of country music Mr. GEORGE STRAIT!!!! With signed car manual, LIKE NEW WITH LOW MILES!!”

“A/C ice cold, All scheduled maintenance, All records, Always garaged, Excellent condition, Factory GPS system, Fully loaded with all the goodies, Looks & drives great, Mostly highway miles, Must see, Never seen snow, New tires, No accidents, Non-smoker, Perfect first car, Satellite radio, Seats like new, Title in hand, Very clean interior, Well maintained.”

Rascal Flatts Surprise Wedding Couple With First Dance Performance of “God Bless the Broken Road”

The guys from Rascal Flatts crashed a couple’s wedding reception in Oshkosh, Wis., over the weekend (June 24) and treated the newlyweds to a surprise performance of “God Bless the Broken Road.”

The bride and groom, Sara and Brandon, are longtime fans of the trio and had selected “God Bless the Broken Road” as their first dance. Unbeknownst to the newlyweds, a family friend and the bride’s sister set the wheels in motion for the surprise performance from the trio, who happened to be headlining the Country USA Music Festival in Oshkosh that very day.

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held at the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, CARS 3, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, ROUGH NIGHT

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN, MEAGAN LEAVEY, PARIS CAN WAIT and ROUGH NIGHT.

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

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

FORECAST

TODAY:  Sunny & 83

TONIGHT:  Clear & 53

THURSDAY:  Sunny & 81

FRIDAY:  Sunny & 87

SATURDAY:  Ptly Cloudy & 93

SUNDAY:  Sunny & 91

 

QUESTION OF THE DAYQuestion of the Day: To throw them or to save them. In a world where society is more politically divided than it's ever been, the state has again begun bursting into flames and Kim Kardashain just can't seem to catch a break on her parenting decisions, I'M taking on topics that REALLY matter. You know when you pull through the drive through, ask Taco Bell for a handful of hot sauce and they literally give you a HANDFUL, more than you'll ever be able to use on your meal? Or when you order Chinese to go and the bottom of your bag is LITTERED with what seems like gallons of soy and duck sauce? What do you do with the left overs? My wife and I have this debate every time the fridge starts filling up with my backstock of Jack In The Box sweet & sour. Do you save them? Because I mean, throwing them away is after all WASTEFUL - or do you SAVE them, letting those expiration date-free envelopes of saucy goodness pile up in the bottom refrigerator door? I can't seem to part with them. EVER. My wife can't throw them away fast enough and in fact will go so far as to remind me to NOT ask for a "handful" but be specific when ordering. "Only ask them for three or four because you'll NEVER use the literal handful they'll give you!" she says. One thing's for sure - expired or not, I'm NEVER without a packet of generic fancy catsup when in need. (Broc)

 

HOLLYWOOD

Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki's home was burned down during a massive bush fire that is still ravaging the California coast.  Galecki was not on the property at the time of the Monday inferno, which destroyed his ranch as well as other buildings in San Luis Obispo, located roughly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California's Central Coast.  Galecki, who plays Dr. Leonard Hofstadter in the hit CBS sitcom, said his "heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire."  The fast-moving fire began at around 3.30 p.m. local time on Monday and is currently only 60 percent contained, according to California's fire service. Nearly 1,600 acres have already been torched in the incident, and fire officials restricting access to places affected by the blaze.

Jimmy Fallon has topped Stephen Colbert in late-night ratings for the first time since Donald Trump has been president.  The Nielsen company said that Fallon’s “Tonight” show averaged 2.66 million viewers last week, just SLIGHTLY more than the 2.62 million achieved by Colbert’s “Late Show.” Colbert, with his political humor, eclipsed long-time leader Fallon the week after Trump’s January inauguration and hasn’t looked back.

Michael Bond, the genial British author who created Paddington Bear, the polite, good-natured but disaster-prone little hero of children’s novels, picture and activity books, television series, and films, died at his home in London on Tuesday. He was 91.  The death was announced by his publisher, Harper Collins, which said that Mr. Bond had died after a short illness. It did not specify a cause.

Tuesday 6/27/17

Just before midnight Friday, Twin Falls police were called to the 500 block of Highland Avenue for a baby not breathing.  They found a 10 month old baby girl unresponsive who had been left unattended inside a parked vehicle for several hours during the afternoon and evening. 

One person died yesterday afternoon following a car vs. motorcycle crash between Shoshone and Richfield along U.S. Highway 26.  Idaho State Police say both lanes were blocked for several hours.  The accident was reported at about 12:30.  Police say Judy K. Childs a 54 year old Shoshone resident, was stopped in the eastbound lane of travel in a 2000 Jeep waiting for traffic to clear so she could make a left and turn into a driveway.  Steven K. Jones,  66 of Jerome was also eastbound behind Childs on a 2011 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.  Jones did not slow for Childs vehicle and struck it.

A Friday afternoon multi vehicle crash near Pocatello involved a Cassia county school district bus that was transporting 30 members of the Burley Boys basketball team.  The bus crash occurred on Interstate 15 in a construction zone north of Pocatello.  There were no injuries reported in the crash.

The Ada County coroner's office has identified the body of a man found dead in a canal over the weekend. Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens said Monday that 31-year-old Jared Tate Maupin was found dead in an irrigation ditch Sunday.

Police in southwestern Idaho say a girl escaped serious injuries after she was run over by a parade float in the Meridian Dairy Days Friday.  Police say the girl fell as she was leaning over the side of the float to look for a sticker her friend had dropped.

A federal judge has sentenced a man who performed guard duty at last year's occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Geoff Stanek must spend 6 months in home detention and another 2 years on probation. Stanek pleaded guilty to conspiracy months before the 2016 trial in which occupation leader Ammon Bundy and 6 others were found not guilty.

Jerome County is looking to generate additional money by renting out space for Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. Under a proposed contract with Jerome County Sheriff's Department, ICE would pay about $75 per day for each bed they lease from the county's jail.

A jailhouse phone call transcript shows that a man suspected in a string of bank robberies and of shooting at a police officer asked his mother to clear his Montana home of guns after his arrest. The transcript was submitted to a judge by federal officials seeking a search warrant for the Roundup, Montana, home. Authorities found numerous homemade explosives inside the home on Saturday.

Today:  Sunny. High near 85F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 58F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 83 (Mountains: 77)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 88 (Mountains: 81)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 83)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 85)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 84)

 

 

June 27th: On this day

1913
Born on this day in Marshall, Arkansas was Elton Britt, country music guitarist and singer-songwriter. He recorded over 60 albums for RCA and other labels in more than a 30-year span, and is best known for such hit songs as "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)," "Detour," "Chime Bells," "Maybe I'll Cry Over You," "Pinto Pal," and the million-selling wartime hit "There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere". Britt died on June 22, 1972.

1959
Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Lorrie Morgan, country music singer, (the daughter of George Morgan, the country music singer who charted several hit singles between 1949 and his death in 1975). Lorrie scored the 1989 single, "Trainwreck of Emotion," and since then, has charted more than 25 singles on the Billboard Hot Country hits including three #1 hits: "Five Minutes," "What Part of No" and "I Didn't Know My Own Strength." Morgan has been married to three different country singers: Keith Whitley, Jon Randall and Sammy Kershaw.

1962
Hank Snow recorded "I've Been Everywhere" at RCA Studio B in Nashville. The song which was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, was also made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962 and has been covered by Lynn Anderson, Asleep at the Wheel and Johnny Cash.

1974
Born on this day in Dallas, Texas, was Christian Kane, actor and singer and songwriter and lead singer of the country-southern rock band Kane. He is known for his roles in the television shows Angel, Leverage and Into the West, and the movies Just Married and Secondhand Lions.

1977
Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the country chart with "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)". Released at the height of outlaw country movement, from his hit album Ol' Waylon, the song was written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons.

1992
Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his breakthrough hit "Achy Breaky Heart". Written by Don Von Tress it was originally titled "Don't Tell My Heart" and recorded by The Marcy Brothers in 1991, its name was later changed to "Achy Breaky Heart" In the US it became a crossover hit on pop and country radio, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first Country single to be certified Platinum since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" in 1983.

1994
"Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles" went triple-platinum. The tribute album to the American rock band The Eagles features:Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Little Texas, John Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Billy Dean, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn and Lorrie Morgan.

 

Twin Falls "Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education classes get underway again today at the College Of Southern Idaho.  The class can help you navigate the home-buying process, find the right lender, avoid costly mistakes, get a better interest rate, and may even help you qualify for down payment assistance. To date, nearly 65,000 Idahoans have benefited from attendance. Finally Home! is a program of Idaho Housing and Finance Association.   Preregistration is required at www.finallyhomeidaho.com.  The classes are today and tomorrow and Wednesday from 6 'til 8:30 in Room 276 of the Taylor Building on the campus of the College Of Southern Idaho.

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held ad the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, CARS 3, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, ROUGH NIGHT

BURLEY THEATER:  BOSS BABY (Burley Theater showings are Friday through Tuesday ONLY)

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN, MEAGAN LEAVEY, PARIS CAN WAIT and ROUGH NIGHT.

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

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

HOLLYWOOD

And now, a not-always-reliable tabloid squashes some not-so-reliable rumors for us ONCE AND FOR ALL!  Brad Pitt is not dating Sienna Miller or Elle Macpherson, contrary to recent reports.  This, according to Us weekly.  The tabloid says Pitt, who as the whole world knows split from wife Angelina Jolie in September 2016, attended the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend and was spotted at the event on Saturday night with Miller.  The so-called "source" says “Brad was there with Bradley Cooper. Sienna is also good friends with Bradley Cooper. They were all hanging out as friends and there’s nothing going on there.”  Whoever these sources may be, they claim that Pitt has been focusing on himself and his kids since his nasty split from Jolie last year.

 

Kim Kardashian is getting Mom-Shamed for sharing a picture of Saint West in a FRONT facing car-seat. California mandates rear-facing car seats for kids until they’re at least 2 years of age, and on Saturday, she shared a photo of her son, who's just 18 months old, where he is clearly sitting forward-facing.  I remember this lesson when my wife and I first had to learn the ins and outs of carseatism - and it is, as a matter of fact, a pretty big deal.  The stats show that children up to 23 months old are 75 percent less likely to die or sustain serious injury in a rear-facing car car seat than a forward-facing one.  So YEAH, shame on you, Kim Kardashian!

 

Beyoncé and JAY-Z reportedly took their newborn twins home from the hospital late last week, according to TMZ. The newborns’ first home? A luxurious more home than you-or-I-could-ever-even-imagine $400,000-per-month Malibu rental.  But it wasn't just the twins Beyoncé took home this past week: The multi-Grammy-winning singer dominated the BET Awards on Sunday night, winning five of the seven categories she was nominated for, including best female R&B/pop artist and album of the year (for Lemonade).

State lawmakers are taking the rare step of calling together a summertime joint meeting of the House and Senate education committees to bring their colleagues up to speed on state compliance efforts.  The meeting, scheduled for 10 am tomorrow at the statehouse will discuss the plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

As Idaho School Officials pour over the state’s S.A.T. scores, they are discovering they were basically unchanged from last year.  Locally, the Twin Falls average score fell by 55 points while Harrison Junior-Senior High School in Heyburn had one of the lowest scores in the state.

The Twin Falls City Council will review a plan for a new business park subdivision at tonight’s meeting.  The land is at the northwest corner of Washington Street North and Cheney Drive West.

Environmental groups are planning to give President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary an unexpected homecoming when he returns to his Montana hometown tomorrow.  Ryan Zinke is scheduled to address the Western Governors Association's annual conference.

The vice president of the State Board of Education has scheduled a meeting to review and critique Idaho’s plan to comply with a federal education law in response to complaints from prominent education groups that say they were excluded from the process.  Debbie Critchfield will meet at 10 am this morning at the State Board’s Boise office.

An Idaho city notorious for dangerous consumer fireworks displays has decided to ban fireworks this year. The city of Crouch, located 50 miles northeast of Boise receives thousands of visitors each year during Fourth of July looking to take part in the risky fun. Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce President Diane Caughlin said that visitors cause more damage to the city than good.

 Washington County Commissioners have passed an Emergency Declaration ahead of the August 21 solar eclipse. The county near the Oregon border is expected to get tens of thousands of visitors eager to witness the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse seen in the U.S. in nearly a century. A county disaster services spokesman says the commissioners passed the declaration so they could ask the state for assistance in case more resources are need.

June 26th: On this day

1973
Born on this day in Pocahontas, Illinois, was country singer, songwriter, Gretchen Wilson who made her debut in 2004 with the Grammy Award-winning single "Redneck Woman," a #1 hit on the Billboard country charts. She has since charted 13 singles on the charts, of which five have reached Top Ten and has now sold over 6 million records worldwide.

1976
Marty Robbins was at #1 on the country charts with "El Paso City", his fifteenth #1. Robbins wrote "El Paso City" while flying over El Paso, in - he reported - the same amount of time it takes to sing, four minutes and 14 seconds. It was only the second time that ever happened to him; the first time was when he composed the original El Paso as fast as he could write it down.

1977
Elvis Presley made his last ever live stage appearance when he appeared at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Presley would die less than two months later. The last two songs he performed were "Hurt" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Before the show Elvis was presented with a plaque commemorating the 2 billionth record to come out of RCA’s pressing plant.

1987
Randy Travis was at #1 on the country singles chart "Forever and Ever, Amen." The song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, won a Grammy for Best Country & Western Song and an Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year.

1992
Promoting his latest album, The Hard Way Clint Black launched The Hard Way Tour which ran for 11 months.

2000
Brad Paisley released "We Danced", the fourth and final single from his debut album, Who Needs Pictures. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks.

2013
Kenny Rogers made his African concert debut by playing to over 70,000 fans in Morocco. His performances included his hits: "Love Or Something Like It," "Lady" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town".

 

 

Twin Falls "Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education classes get underway again today at the College Of Southern Idaho.  The class can help you navigate the home-buying process, find the right lender, avoid costly mistakes, get a better interest rate, and may even help you qualify for down payment assistance. To date, nearly 65,000 Idahoans have benefited from attendance. Finally Home! is a program of Idaho Housing and Finance Association.   Preregistration is required at www.finallyhomeidaho.com.  The classes are today, tomorrow and Wednesday from 6 'til 8:30 in Room 276 of the Taylor Building on the campus of the College Of Southern Idaho.

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held ad the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, CARS 3, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, ROUGH NIGHT

BURLEY THEATER:  BOSS BABY (Burley Theater showings are Friday through Tuesday ONLY)

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN, MEAGAN LEAVEY, PARIS CAN WAIT and ROUGH NIGHT.

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

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

FORECAST

TODAY (MONDAY):  Sunny & 97

TONIGHT:  Clear & 64

TOMORROW (TUESDAY):  Sunny & 84

WEDNESDAY:  Sunny & 84

THURSDAY:  Partly Cloudy & 83

FRIDAY:  Sunny & 89

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Transformers:  The Last Knight debuted at #1 at the box office over the weekend with 45 million dollars – a pretty low opening weekend compared to previous releases in the franchise but oddly enough had an ENORMOUS opening in China.  In China alone, it did 123 million dollars – keeping China on top of the countries in love with the Michael Bay action franchise.  This was actually the SOFTEST opening of any Transformers movie out in recent years.  Cars 3 and Wonder Woman tied for 2nd place with 25 million each.  In 4th was 45 Meters Down with 7 million, and rounding out the top 5 was All Eyes On Me with just under 6 million.

Facebook anymore seems right behind Google in taking over the world, and now it looks as if they’ll try their hands at TV.  Facebook Inc. is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer.  Facebook is hoping to target audiences ages 13 to 34, with a focus on the 17-to-30 range. The company has already lined up "Strangers," a relationship drama, and a game show, "Last State Standing," the report said.

A juror in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial described how several people broke down in tears in the deliberation room as the jury struggled to reach a consensus.  One of the jurors described the most intense moment he could remember, saying there was about four people crying in the room. One was out in the hallway pacing, visibly upset.  After more than five days and some 52 hours of deliberation, the jury wasn't able to reach a unanimous decision, resulting in a mistrial.  As we covered last week, the judge wants to see a new trial within 120 todays... prosecutors have up to a year to re-file charges.