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Tuesday 10/10/17

Idaho State Police say one man has died and another was badly injured after a semi-truck hauling a livestock trailer overturned near Nez-Pierce, Idaho Sunday night. At least 20 cows were also killed in the crash.

The University of Idaho President Chuck Staben is a finalist for the same position at a New Mexico university. A memo by the university president says his decision to apply to the position at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque was personal and doesn't reflect any shortcomings at the Idaho University. A final decision is expected by early November

A Filer teacher is in the national spotlight. Eighth-grade English teacher at Filer Middle School, Sara Holley, was named last month to the National Education Association's "30 under 30" list.

Judges are making changes after two recent 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rulings said judges must evaluate defendants before they enter courtrooms in handcuffs and other restraints.  The rulings led to dramatic changes in Idaho and the eight other states bound by the appeals court.

This autumn’s sugar beet crop is looking sweet.  Preliminary 2017 price estimates are $37 to $40 per ton.  Officials with Amalgamated Sugar said they don’t expect to beat last year’s crop with 20-percent yields and 40 tons per acre but they are seeing numbers coming in higher than expected in early harvest. 

The TSA Pre-Check enrollment center opened yesterday at the Boise Airport.  If you are approved, you will be able to leave on your shoes, light outerwear and belt when boarding flights.  At some airports passengers can keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids in a carry-on bag.  The 85 dollar fee is good for five years. 

The Cassia County School District’s board is asking for the help of the Idaho School Board Association in its search for a new superintendent.   Officials say their goal is to have the new person in place by the end of the school year. 

Police in Twin Falls are continuing their investigation after three people were arrested in Rock Springs Wyoming last week.  19 year old Amber Spradling, 24 year old Colton Jeffress and 30 year old Cameron Courtright have been accused of robbing a Twin Falls man.  The three are also suspects in a robbery at a Walmart in Wyoming.

Today:  Partly cloudy HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 55)

Tonight:  Partly cloudy LOW: 40 (Mountains: 32)Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 57F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 55)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 48)

FRIDAY: Good chance PM showers
HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 45)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 48 (Mountains: 46)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 49)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 53)

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October 10th: On this day

1957
Born on this day, was Tony Arata, singer-songwriter, his songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, ("The Dance"), Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Jim Glaser, Reba McEntir, Hal Ketchum, Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis and Emmylou Harris.

1958
Born on this day in Seminole, Texas, was Tanya Tucker, female country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13 and hit songs such as 1973's "What's Your Mama's Name?", "Blood Red and Goin' Down," 1975's "Lizzie and the Rainman," and 1988's "Strong Enough to Bend". Tucker starred in her own reality show, Tuckerville, on The Learning Channel in 2005. It ran for two seasons for a total of 18 episodes.

1970
Merle Haggard was at #1 on the country music album chart with The Fightin' Side of Me. The title track (like the song "Okie from Muskogee") became a success and gave Haggard a #1 hit single.

2012
The American musical drama television series Nashville premiered on ABC, reaching 8.93 million viewers. The series featured Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins fading, and Hayden Panettiere as rising teen star Juliette Barnes.

2013
Cal Smith died aged 81. Best known for his 1974 hit "Country Bumpkin", which received Song of the Year Awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

2014
Taylor Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year 2014, making her the first artist to receive the award twice. The award is given to the female artist who "has shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation" over the last year.

Raise Your Hand If You’ve Always Wanted to Own Carrie Underwood’s Personal Dirt Bike? Now You Can

Haven’t you always wanted to own Carrie Underwood’s personal dirt bike? Me either, but you can—and the money will go to a great charity.

Carrie’s 2014 Honda Dirt Bike—the first dirt bike she learned to ride—is up for auction, with the proceeds benefiting Danita’s Children, an organization dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for vulnerable children and families in Haiti. Currently, Carrie’s bike has a bid of $3,100.

The auction ends “around 8 p.m. CT” on Oct. 15, so get your bid on. Other items being auctioned include signed guitars by Carrie, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels, a backstage Opry meeting with Carrie and more.

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Around the valley

The Black Label Parlor is hosting an open house and grand opening this Friday the 13th from 10 'til 5.  Drop by their location on Washington Street North for door prizes, raffles, food, refreshments and a chance to win free haircuts for a year!

And join Terry broadcasting live at Farmer’s Corner in Burley this Saturday from 11 ‘til 1.  Farmer’s Corner is celebrating 86 years of your continued support with customer appreciation day!  Get in for their famous luau pig – plus, ride the mechanical bull, win door prizes, shop the in store savings and let the kids blow off some steam in the bounce house!  The celebration in Saturday from 10 ‘til 2, and again Terry will be there broadcasting live from 11 ‘til 1 – and if you’re lucky, he’ll even hook you up with some Hot 100 schwag!  He’s loaded with new t-shirts, bumper stickers and chapstick!

The Cheer for Mia's Cause Senior Project Cheer Camp is this Saturday at Filer Intermediate School.  Check in is at 8 a.m. and the camp will be held from 8:30 'til 12:30.  Grades K through 8 are welcome, and at camp the kids will  rehearse a routine that will be performed at Filer High School next Friday, October 20th.  Entry fee is $15.  All proceeds go to benefit Mia Trease's fight against cancer. 

The Gooding Class of 1982 is helping with a benefit dinner and auction for Sherry Tschannen Fuqua to help her pay medical bills that her insurance wouldn’t pay for chemotherapy treatments. She recently underwent chemo to fight Liver Cancer which is her third battle with cancer. The dinner is this Saturday at the Gooding County Fairgrounds Commercial Building from 6:30 'til 11.

The Moose Lodge Craft Fair is this Saturday from 9 'til 5.  The Moose Lodge is located at 835 Falls Avenue in Twin.

The annual Jerome American Legion Auxiliary's Chili Feed Fundraiser is this Saturday as well at the corner of North Lincoln and 7th Avenue East in Jerome.  The event gets underway at 6p and features the chili dinner and a silent auction fundraiser.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & The Lego Ninjago Movie

BURLEY THEATER:  It

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Wind River  

CONCERTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, October 11th – The Script – Rockwell @ The Complex – Salt Lake

Friday, October 13th – Imagine Dragons @ Usana Amphitheatre – Salt Lake

Saturday, October 14th - Craig Morgan – Revolution Concert House – Garden CityouHous

 

Sunday, October 15th – Hanson – The Depot – Salt Lake

Sunday, October 15th – Allison Krauss & David Gray – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise

Monday, October 16th – Janet Jackson – Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake

HOLLYWOOD

 

It would seem that a day after his firing, all of Hollywood's actresses are speaking out against the misconduct Harvey Weinstein has been accused of.  It began with Meryl Streep issuing a statement to HuffPost, where she decried the behavior as “disgraceful” and “inexcusable,” yet also pleaded ignorance about it, writing, “Not everybody knew.”  The statement had a domino effect, with Glenn Close, Judi Dench and other high-profile actresses also issuing statements shortly thereafter.  Mr. Weinstein was fired Sunday night from his production company, the Weinstein Company that he helped co-found.  The company issued a statement saying the decision was made “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.” The allegations first came to light in a through investigation by The New York Times which found that Mr. Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements with women who had claimed harassment.

 

Meghan McCain made it official yesterday, joining ABC’s “The View” as its newest co-host. Rumors had been circulating that McCain would join the show after conservative voice Jedidiah Bila abruptly exited the show last month.  McCain is the 21st co-host on the series, which made its debut in 1997. She joins a panel that includes Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin.  She said "To be the conservative on this show is something I take very seriously and I’m excited to bring a different perspective to the show." McCain is the daughter of former presidential candidate and Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain.

 

Daddy Yankee, one of the artists behind “Despacito,” went to Puerto Rico last week to hand deliver boxes of food to people in need. After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 , many people were left without access to basic necessities and have spent days in long lines, desperate for food and water. 

Daddy Yankee, who has used his extensive platform to urge support for the island and its residents, donated $100,000 to the Food Bank of Puerto Rico, providing locals with rice, pasta, tuna, beans, beef, and milk.  Every box handed out contained enough food to feed a family of four for about a week. In total, the singer, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, provided for nearly 9,000 families.  When asked for comment, he said “You just got to make sure people get the food in their hands."  Bravo, Mr. Yankee.

Monday 10/9/17

Twin Falls Police are looking for a man who pretended he was an officer.  Friday a man approached a female in a business parking lot and demanded she exit her vehicle. Authorities say trust your instincts.  If you are not sure ask for a marked police car and officer in uniform respond to your location.

Both Eastbound lanes of Falls Avenue between Washington Street and Blue Lakes Boulevard will be closed today for resurfacing.  The closure will remain through Friday.

A Twin Falls man died Friday morning after colliding with a beet harvester about 10 miles south of Shoshone.      ISP said 57 year old Kim Mclean of Twin Falls was southbound on Highway 93 in a John Deere Tractor when 68 year old Charles Stein of Twin Falls who was traveling northbound failed to yield for a flagger and collided with the harvester.  Stein died of his injuries.

Many government offices and other facilities will be closed today for Columbus Day.  Some city offices will close, including Kimberly, Hailey, Rupert and Shoshone.  Others will remain open, including Twin Falls, Burley, Gooding, Jerome and Buhl.  County, state and federal offices will be closed, along with post offices, CSI and most banks.

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Jones has announced he will retire from the bench at the end of year.  Warren announced Friday he is retiring before the end of his elected term which expires in January 2021 due to personal and family health circumstances.  Gov. Butch Otter appointed Jones to the state's highest court in 2007.

Mary Hasenoehrl made history with Idaho's famous export when she became the first woman to represent potato growers on the Idaho Potato Commission.  She and her husband, Doug Gross, are partners in more than 560 acres of potatoes on their Wilder farm.

President Donald Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in Idaho due to flooding from March 29 to June 15.  Trump ordered federal assistance to support state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the flooding.

A Bingham County jury has found a 49-year-old woman guilty of killing a 30-year-old man in February and for destroying evidence. The jury found Melonie Smith guilty Saturday morning in the killing of David Lee Davis. Today:  Abundant sunshine. High 58F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 33F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High 67F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 54)

THURSDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 49)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 47)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 47)

SUNDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 49)

October 9th: On this day

1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1955
Johnny Cash played the first night of a week long tour appearing with Elvis Presley, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Newman and Porter Wagoner at the Cheery Springs Dance Hall, Cherryspring.

1973
Born on this day in Austin, Texas, was Tommy Shane Steiner, country music artist. He made his debut in 2001 with the single "What If She's an Angel", which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.

1973
Elvis and Priscilla Presley were granted a divorce after six and half years of marriage. She was given property along with $725,000 and an additional $4,200 a month for the support of their five-year old daughter, Lisa Marie. The settlement also included half the proceeds from the sale of an L.A. home and five percent of the total outstanding stock in two publishing companies. The couple emerged from a Santa Monica, California courthouse arm in arm, kiss and depart separately.

1978
Johnny Cash hosted the 12th annual Country Music Association Awards Show, broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on the CBS-TV network. Dolly Parton won Entertainer Of The Year and Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

1982
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with Always on My Mind, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972 and has since been recorded by dozens of performers including Elvis Presley in 1972 and John Wesley Ryles in 1979.

1993
Born on this day in Raleigh, North Carolina, was Scotty McCreery who won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, includes the top 20 country songs, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls".

The Guys From Rascal Flatts Forge Ahead With Las Vegas Residency

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 500 on Oct. 1, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts have decided to forge ahead with their Las Vegas residency at the Venetian Theatre.

The eight-date residency kicks off today (Oct. 6), with additional shows on Oct. 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21.

The guys confirmed their upcoming appearances with an Instagram post on Oct. 5, stating: “Our hearts are in Vegas, and we will perform our shows there in honor of the victims and in hopes of bringing some light to such a dark time. We’re donating to the Las Vegas Victim’s Fund, and encourage anyone who is able to do the same. We are all in this together.”

The Las Vegas Victim’s Fund on GoFundMe has already raised more than $9 million to assist the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

 

Around the Valley -

Idaho Central Credit Union and the Alzheimer's Association have teamed up to host a no-cost block party and Bank Day at the Blue Lakes Location of ICCU this Thursday.  Stop by from 3 'til 6 for live music, tacos, soda, and a chance to drop off your donation for the fight against Alzheimer's.  It's also your chance to get signed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.  That's this Thursday, ICCU on Blue Lakes from 3 'til 6.

The Black Label Parlor is hosting an open house and grand opening this Friday the 13th from 10 'til 5.  Drop by their location on Washington Street North for door prizes, raffles, food, refreshments and a chance to win free haircuts for a year!

The Cheer for Mia's Cause Senior Project Cheer Camp is this Saturday at Filer Intermediate School.  Check in is at 8 a.m. and the camp will be held from 8:30 'til 12:30.  Grades K through 8 are welcome, and at camp the kids will  rehearse a routine that will be performed at Filer High School next Friday, October 20th.  Entry fee is $15.  All proceeds go to benefit Mia Trease's fight against cancer. 

The Gooding Class of 1982 is helping with a benefit dinner and auction for Sherry Tschannen Fuqua to help her pay medical bills that her insurance wouldn’t pay for chemotherapy treatments. She recently underwent chemo to fight Liver Cancer which is her third battle with cancer. The dinner is this Saturday at the Gooding County Fairgrounds Commercial Building from 6:30 'til 11.

The Moose Lodge Craft Fair is this Saturday from 9 'til 5.  The Moose Lodge is located at 835 Falls Avenue in Twin.

And the annual Jerome American Legion Auxiliary's Chili Feed Fundraiser is this Saturday as well at the corner of North Lincoln and 7th Avenue East in Jerome.  The event gets underway at 6p and features the chili dinner and a silent auction fundraiser.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & The Lego Ninjago Movie

BURLEY THEATER:  It

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Wind River  

HOLLYWOOD

 

Blade Runner 2049 crushed it at the box office over the weekend, coming in at number one and bringing in an estimated 31-and-a-half million dollars.   Not a bad weekend for The Mountain Between Us, either, considering it premiered on about 1,000 less screens than did Blade Runner - and still managed to land the #2 spot with 10.1 million.  It slips one spot this week to land in 3rd, bringing in 9.6 million.  That film has thus far grossed about 305 million dollars domestically.  A pretty weak opening for My Little Pony: The Movie.  It debuted in 4th, bringing in only 8.8 million.  And Kingsman: The Golden Circle slips from 1st to 5th this weekend with 8.1 million.

 

Speaking of movies, a guy who's responsible either directly or indirectly for loads of movies you've seen, loved, and maybe even hated - Harvey Weinstein (STEEN) has been fired from his own company.  The Weinstein Company fired co-founder Harvey Weinstein yesterday, after a New York Times investigation uncovered allegations that he had engaged in rampant harassment, dealing a stunning blow to a producer known for shaping American film.  The statement announcing the firing said the decision had been made “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.” The firing was an escalation from Friday, when one-third of the company’s all-male board resigned and four members who remained announced that Mr. Weinstein would take a leave of absence while an outside lawyer investigated the allegations.  After the investigation surfaced earlier last week, Mr. Weinstein said in a statement he was planning to get help, but within hours, he had threatened to sue The Times for defamation.

 

Jason Aldean returned to Las Vegas exactly one week after he performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where a gunman opened fire from the hotel and injured more than 500 in attendance, killing at least 58.  Aldean and his pregnant wife Brittany Kerr Aldean flew in Sunday to visit with hospitalized survivors of the shooting. His wife described the emotional trip on Instagram Sunday evening, saying “Feels surreal being back in Vegas today. Visiting some of the strongest people we have ever met… fighting the toughest battle of them all… for their lives.”  She posted the note along with a photo of the couple facing the Mandalay Bay.  “You have helped us try to begin to start the healing process by seeing the strength each one of you have. Thank you for today. We will never forget,” said the mother-to-be, who is expecting a baby boy in December.

Friday 10/6/17

Authorities say a worker at the University of Idaho was pinned for a time after a one-ton concrete block fell on his leg, trapping him at the school's wood-chip storage facility. The worker was able to use his cell phone or a radio to call for help after the accident Wednesday afternoon. Emergency workers were able to extricate the man using a fork lift and lift straps before transporting him to the local hospital.

Ada County was awarded a $1 million grant aimed at reforming the criminal justice system and reducing its jail population. The grant from the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge will be paid out to Ada County over two years to fund eight new jobs to enable reform.

A federal judge says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated environmental law in its plan to sterilize a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge ruled last week the BLM failed to analyze consequences of the action and ordered the agency to reconsider its decision.

State wildlife authorities are trying to find out who poached a mule deer near the town of Melba.  An Idaho Fish and Game officer found the headless carcass of the large buck last weekend. Though the head was missing, no meat had been removed from the carcass.  The department asks anyone who has information to call Fish and Game or the Idaho State Police.

Police in northern Idaho say they are actively reviewing false flyers depicting racist images that target key leaders in Sandpoint.  Mailings have been distributed to businesses and residents falsely representing the views of Mayor Shelby Rognstad and his family.  "Idaho joins the rest of the nation and the world in condemning white-supremacist violence and bigotry of any kind," Governor Butch Otter said in a prepared statement.

The Interior Department says it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development.  The plan would allow mining and other development in areas where it now is prohibited in six Western states: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.  The change comes as the Trump administration moves to reconsider an Obama-era plan to protect the ground-dwelling sage grouse, which has suffered dramatic population decline in recent decades.

Today:  Abundant sunshine. High 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. LOW: 43 (Mountains: 35)Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 68F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

SUNDAY: PM Mountain rain/snow
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 49)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 51)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 64 (Mountains: 55)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 56)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 68 (Mountains: 57)

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October 6th: On this day

1966
Born on this day in Midwest City, Oklahoma, was Tim Rushlow, country music artist. Between 1991 and 1997, Rushlow was co-lead vocalist of the country music band Little Texas. After Little Texas disbanded in 1997, Rushlow began a solo career and scored the 2000 top 10 hit "She Misses Him."

1969
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country chart with At San Quentin a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. The album, which spent 20 weeks at the top of the chart was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue."

1973
Country music's most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, made its debut. The three-hour program was created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany, and was modeled after American Top 40 (which Kasem also hosted). Comedian Don Bowman was the original host, but by 1978, he would be replaced by Bob Kingsley.

1973
Born on this day in Atlanta, was Georgia, Ryan Tyler, country music artist made her debut in 2003 with the single "Run, Run, Run" on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.

1990
Garth Brooks joined the Grand Ole Opry. His set list for this occasion is "Friends In Low Places," "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "The Dance."

1996
Tim McGraw married Faith Hill and quickly became country music's most visible couple. Their friendship grew into romance during their successful Spontaneous Combustion tour that year.

2004
The sports drama film Friday Night Lights featuring Tim McGraw as Charles Billingsley in his movie debut, had its premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. McGraw attended the evening along with Faith Hill, Billy Bob Thornton, Serena Williams and David Duchovny.

2011
Three days after Hank Williams Jr. referred to Hitler while talking about President Obama, ESPN permanently cut his opening song from “Monday Night Football,” which included the catchphrase “Are you ready for some football?”

2015
Pop and country singer Billy Joe Royal died aged 73. His most successful record was "Down in the Boondocks" in 1965 and his first hit on the country music chart was in 1984 with "Burned Like a Rocket." Other country hits included "I'll Pin a Note on Your Pillow" (1987), "Tell It Like It Is", and "Till I Can't Take It Anymore" (both 1989).

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October 7th: On this day

1870
Born on this day in Smartt Station, Tennessee, was Uncle Dave Macon also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop" who was an old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth, and gates-ajar collar, he gained regional fame as a vaudeville performer in the early 1920s before becoming the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the latter half of the decade. He died on March 22nd 1952.

1949
Born on this day in Queens, New York, was Kieran Kane, country music artist who between 1986 and 1990, with Jamie O'Hara comprised The O'Kanes, a duo which charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, including the #1 single "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You".

1962
Born on this day in Birmingham, Alabama, was Dale Watson, country, Texas Country singer, guitarist, and songwriter.

1991
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind. The album replaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

2000
George Strait was at #1 on the US county chart with his self-titled album which produced three singles: "Go On", "Don't Make Me Come over There and Love You" and "If You Can Do Anything Else".

2009
The 2008 self-titled debut album from Lady Antebellum was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of one million copies in the United States. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, the first debut by a country group to achieve this.Top of Form

September 7th: On this day

1949
"Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys was at #1 on the US singles chart. The song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest and was recorded by Emmet Miller in 1928 and later by country music singer Rex Griffin.

1961
George Jones scored his second Country #1 single with “Tender Years.” The famous French singer Johnny Hallyday recorded the original song during a Nashville session and afterward he recorded a French version Tes Tendres Années.

1977
Crystal Gayle was at #1 on the US Country chart with “Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". The song was written by Richard Leigh and first appeared on Gayle's 1977 album, We Must Believe in Magic. The song became Gayle's first, (and biggest), crossover pop hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, and won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In 1999, the song was recognized by ASCAP as one of the ten most-performed songs of the 20th century.

1985
Rosanne Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me, a song she wrote with her then-husband Rodney Crowell. Her fourth Country #1 later won a Grammy Award.

2003
The Farm Aid 03, benefit concert took place at the Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Emmylou Harris, Hootie & the Blowfish, Los Lonely Boys, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, Titty Bingo, Trick Pony, Billy Bob Thornton and Daniel Lanois.Bottom of Form

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Bottom of FormGarth Brooks: “The. Show. Must. Go. On.”

Music can be there in times with people need it most, and it has the power to heal.

Garth Brooks’ world tour continues Thursday night (Oct. 5) in Indianapolis. And so his advice to his fellow artists who are grappling with the fact that they have to take a stage so soon after the massacre in Las Vegas is to be there for the fans.

“Here’s the deal. This has been rough,” Brooks said in a new Facebook Live video. “I can’t imagine what went on out West. And I can’t imagine the artists that have gigs tonight. And I know you’re probably wondering what to do. Here’s my advice: The. Show. Must. Go. On. It just does.”  Brooks went on to explain that just like other professionals who are at their best when times are at their worst, musicians have the power to help ease the suffering.

“When things go bad, doctors go to work. When things go bad, policemen go to work. When things go bad, music and musicians go to work. They need you,” he said of collective group of millions of country fans. Fans who, he added, are always there to get away from it all, be joyous and sing.

“Things have gone bad,” Brooks said, “and they need music and the power of that healing.”

Around the Valley

The City of Las Vegas is in need of blood following the horrific massacre late Sunday night.  If you're willing and able, PLEASE donate blood.  Your next chance in Southern Idaho is TODAY at Peace Lutheran Church in Filer from 9a 'til 2p.  Get scheduled for your donation now at redcrossblood.org.  Note that if you recently donated at our Bleed For The Need event - THANK you - but you're not eligible to donate again for eight weeks, or 56 days following your previous donation.

CSI Community Education, The Dilettantes, and Magic Valley Little Theater present Chicago today and tomorrow at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.  Tickets are fourteen bucks and available for purchase at tickets.csi.edu, or buy in person at the CSI Box Office.

It's the 21ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND AUCTION tonight at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church in Buhl.  The event features a German dinner and live auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Clover Trinity Lutheran School.  The event gets underway at 5p.

Cohorts Carnival in the Corn kicks off tomorrow on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm across from the CSI Expo Center on North College in Twin.  Five bucks includes access to food vendors, outside board games, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, carnival games, educational stations, a bounce house and a straw bale fort - or ten bucks includes everything in the $5 package but also unlimited shots at the giant sling shot range, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to get a pumpkin to take home, and one raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI.  The Cohorts Carnival will be held EVERY Saturday this month.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & The Lego Ninjago Movie

BURLEY THEATER:  It

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Wind River  

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The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 are in, and the list includes Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, the Cars, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, the Meters, the Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray and the Zombies.  To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1992 or earlier.  The top vote-getters will be announced in December and inducted on April 14th at a ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. HBO will broadcast the ceremony later in the year. 

 

Nick Cannon has been off offending people again - and this time, it's the Catholics.  The comedian performed at New Jersey's Georgian Court University in Lakewood over their homecoming weekend, and did not give them the "NBC or MTV" version of his comedy as he promised he would in his contract.  Officials at Georgian Court say Cannon disregarded the terms of their  agreement and "crossed the line" with offensive words that do not represent the school's core values.  Nick Cannon isn't sorry.  Among other things, he Tweeted "I'm sorry your university doesn't believe in freedom of speech!!!"  I think before he tries the "Shock & aw" thing like he has a few times now, he should FIRST work on actually being funny.

 

And it's a big weekend at the box office, with a FEW highly-anticipated releases hitting the big screens.  First, 35 years after the original debuted, the Blade Runner sequel starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford is FINALLY opening up tonight.  This is Gosling's FIRST major Hollywood role.  Harrison Ford starred in the original Blade Runner, and this time will take the PASSENGER seat.   The family animated feature My Little Pony — based on the popular line of toys — hits theaters this weekend with an attractive voice cast featuring Emily Blunt, Uzo Aduba and Liev Schreiber.  And finally, The Mountain Between Us starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet opens up tonight as well.  It's described as a prestige love story set against the backdrop of rural, snow-capped peaks.  To find out where you can catch what here in the Magic Valley, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.

Thursday 10/5/17

The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a vehicle.  According to the coroner's office, 33-year-old Menite Millien of Boise died from blunt force trauma after she was struck by a white pickup truck on Sunday.  Police say the driver, who has not been identified, is cooperating with investigators and was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. No charges have been filed.

Is it possible that the Olive Garden is considering a restaurant in the Twin Falls area?  The Times-News is reporting they have an e-mail the company is exploring several locations including Twin Falls.  No decision has been made

The father of a baby who died in June after being left for hours inside a hot car was arrested Tuesday. 29-year old Richard Ross of Twin Falls is facing involuntary manslaughter charges.  The baby that died was 10 months old.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission postponed the decision on a staff proposal to reopen hatchery steelhead harvest with reduced bag limits. The commission plans to vote on Oct. 13.  The proposal is to reduce the traditional daily bag limit from three to two in the Snake River and Salmon River, with additional restrictions in the Clearwater and lower Snake River, limiting harvest to two steelhead smaller than 28 inches.

Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven states.  The governors of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming announced Wednesday they had signed a memorandum of understanding to create a regional electric vehicle plan.

Federal wildlife officials say a cat-sized predator that lives in old-growth forests of the Northern Rockies is not in danger of extinction despite worries about habitat loss and accidental trapping. The Trump administration announced Wednesday that the Northern Rockies fisher was among 25 species that do not merit protection under the Endangered Species Act.

A former Idaho school bus driver has pleaded guilty to inattentive driving after crashing a bus that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students in April. 67-year-old Richard Mecham was sentenced last week to a year of unsupervised probation and a $300 fine.

Police in northern Idaho say they are actively reviewing false flyers depicting racist images that target key leaders in Sandpoint.  Mailings have been distributed to businesses and residents falsely representing the views of Mayor Shelby Rognstad and his family.Top of FormBottom of Form

Today:  A good deal of sunshine. High 61F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A clear sky. Low 39F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny and Windy
HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 59)

SUNDAY: Partly sunny with PM Mountain snow
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 51)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 50)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 59 (Mountains: 53)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 64 (Mountains: 57)

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October 5th: On this day

1935
Born on this day in Coushatta, Louisiana, was Margie Singleton, country music singer and songwriter. In the 1960s, she was a popular duet and solo recording artist, working with country stars George Jones and Faron Young. Singleton had her biggest hit with Young called "Keeping Up With The Joneses" in 1964.

1938
Born on this day in Dublin, Texas, was Johnny Duncan singer who scorded the 1977 US #1 Country hit "It Couldn't Have Been Any Better." In his career, he released fourteen studio albums, producing more than thirty chart singles, including, "She Can Put Her Shoes Under my Bed (Anytime)." Duncan died on August 14, 2006.

1965
Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found 100's of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

1975
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”. Written by songwriter Fred Rose and originally performed by Roy Acuff, the song taken from his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger became Nelson's first #1 hit as a singer.

2001
Reba an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire aired for the first time. The show was set in Houston, Texas, and featured Reba McEntire as a wisecracking single mother Reba Nell Hart, whose dentist ex-husband Brock (Christopher Rich) has left her to marry young, ditzy Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman). The final episode aired on February 18, 2007.

2011
Lady Antebellum were at #1 on the US County chart with Own the Night which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. Four singles were released from Own the Night, "Just a Kiss", "We Owned the Night", "Dancin' Away with My Heart" and "Wanted You More".

Jason Aldean Cancels California Concerts

They Don’t Know Tour Resumes Oct. 12 in Oklahoma

Jason Aldean has canceled shows in Los Angeles (Oct. 6), San Diego (Oct. 7) and Anaheim, California (Oct. 8) this weekend out of respect for the victims of the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Aldean’s They Don’t Know Tour will resume Oct. 12 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends,” Aldean said in a statement. “Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do — play our songs for them. I hope everyone understands why we can’t play this weekend and I’m sorry if anyone is disappointed.

“I want to say thank you for the outpouring of love from my friends and fans we have received over the last couple days. You guys have no idea how much you have helped get us through this tough time.”

Aldean is among 2017 CMT Artists of the Year along with Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan.

The special airs live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.

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The City of Las Vegas is in need of blood following the horrific massacre late Sunday night.  If you're willing and able, PLEASE donate blood.  Your next chance in Southern Idaho is TOMORROW at Peace Lutheran Church in Filer from 9a 'til 2p.  Get scheduled for your donation now at redcrossblood.org.  Note that if you recently donated at our Bleed For The Need event - THANK you - but you're not eligible to donate again for eight weeks, or 56 days following your previous donation.

CSI Community Education, The Dilettantes, and Magic Valley Little Theater present Chicago today through Saturday at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.  Tickets are fourteen bucks and available for purchase at tickets.csi.edu, or buy in person at the CSI Box Office.

It's the 21ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND AUCTION tomorrow at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church in Buhl.  the event features a German dinner and live auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Clover Trinity LUtheral School.  The event gets underway at 5p.

Cohorts Carnival in the Corn kicks off this Saturday on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm across from the CSI Expo Center on North College in Twin.  Five bucks includes access to food vendors, outside board games, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, carnival games, educational stations, a bounce house and a straw bale fort - or ten bucks includes everything in the $5 package but also unlimited shots at the giant sling shot range, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to get a pumpkin to take home, and one raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI.  The Cohorts Carnival will be held EVERY Saturday this month.

MOVIES TONIGHT

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

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

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

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

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

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I guess I never even knew that she was his child – but apparently, Lionel Richie, the father of new Scott Disick girlfriend Sofia Richie is TERRIFIED of the new romance.  Scott, who is 34 and Richie, who is 19, have been making headlines for the last few weeks after being spotted together for the first time as a couple in New York City in early September.  When asked if he was happy for the new couple, Lionel said “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?” Scott has three children aged 7, 5 and 2 with ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian – while Richie, again, IS 19.  That’s just gross, if you ask me.

 

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen got Brooke Shields to dish on her could've-been relationship with President Trump.  Shields admitted that the president did try to woo her once upon a time — in 1999, right after he divorced Marla Maples, to be exact. Trump called up Shields, now 52, and Brooke said “He said, ‘I really think we should date because you’re America’s sweetheart and I’m America’s richest man, and the people would love it.’”  Shields wasn’t as sold on the PR stunt as he was and declined his offer by saying, “I have a boyfriend. I really don’t think it would be — he’s not gonna really be happy about it.”  Cohen has a knack for getting famous actresses to share their stories of dating or almost dating the President.  Last month, he got Candice Bergen to confess that she went on a blind date with POTUS in their college years.

 

Bruce Springsteen opened his debut performance of Springsteen on Broadway yesterday with a heartfelt tribute to his friend Tom Petty, who died Monday at age 66. The singer-songwriter dedicated the first of his solo acoustic storyteller shows to the late singer-songwriter, along with Petty's family and Heartbreakers bandmates.  Springsteen also saluted Petty via Twitter on Tuesday. "Down here on E Street, we're devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty," he wrote. "Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates. I've always felt a deep kinship with his music. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other, it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him."

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Wednesday 10/4/17

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Deputy Attorney General Jessica Marie Lorello to the Idaho Court of Appeals. Otter announced Tuesday that Lorello will fill the vacancy created by the recent retire of Judge John Melanson.

Idaho residents hoping to enjoy country music and city lights saw their trip to Las Vegas turn into a nightmare when they were caught in the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At least 59 killed were killed and more than 500 injured some by gunfire, some during the chaotic escape.

The Moscow City Council is renaming the second Monday in October as "Indigenous People's Day" instead of Columbus Day. The council approved the change Monday in a 5-to-1 vote, making it the first city in Idaho to rename the holiday.

A northern Idaho senator says he stands by his comments after law enforcement video showed the Republican lawmaker in a confrontation at the Latah County Fair.  Body cam video from the Latah County Sheriff's Department shows Sen. Dan Foreman of Viola in a heated exchange with an unseen male on Sept. 14 the first day of the county fair.

The U.S. government has accused a top Micron Technology Inc. executive of sharing insider information about his former employer with family members.  Anand Jayapalan, who was hired by Micron six weeks ago, is accused of giving his wife, aunt and uncle information about SanDisk that allowed them to make hundreds of thousands of dollars on illegal stock trades in 2014.

Jayco’s parent company announced plans to expand the Twin Falls manufacturing facility. Upwards to 360 jobs will be added to the workforce.

Flu season starts early as one person has already died in Idaho.  The first flu-related death of the season took the life of an Idaho man over the age of 50.

Boise State University officials say a water main break caused massive flooding to stream through a main artery on the campus and trapped a fire engine inside a sinkhole. According to the university, a water main broke Monday evening near the Student Union Building.

Today:  Rain and Snow Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 33F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 59)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 60)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 50)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 49)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 51)

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October 4th: On this day

1929
Born on this day in Mora, Missouri, was Leroy Frank Van Dyke, the American country music singer. He has recorded more than 500 songs, his best known hits, are "The Auctioneer" (which sold over 2.5 million copies), from 1956 and "Walk On By" from 1961, (which was named by Billboard in 1994 as the biggest country single of all time, based on sales, plays and weeks in the charts).

1970
Born on this day in Healdsburg, California, was country music artist Heidi Newfield. She was lead singer, rhythm guitarist and harmonica player for Trick Pony, from 1996 until 2006, when she left in pursuit of a solo career. She made her solo chart debut in 2008 with the single, "Johnny & June" which peaked at #11 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

1978
One of Nashville's most mysterious crimes was reported which involved the abduction of singer, Tammy Wynette. Media reports said that Wynette had been abducted by a masked man at a shopping center. No suspects were ever found or arrested. While Wynette insisted the story was true, her daughter raised doubts, claiming the incident was fabricated.

1997
The Farm Aid 97' benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Beck, Dave Matthews Band and The Allman Brothers Band.

1999
Tim McGraw released "My Best Friend" the third single from his album A Place In The Sun which went on to reach the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

2009
The Farm Aid 2008, benefit concert took place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Missouri. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds with Jamey Johnson, Jason Mraz, Phosphorescent, and Wilco.

Loretta Lynn Makes First Public Appearance Since Her Stroke

Five months after suffering a stroke, Loretta Lynn, 85, made her first public appearance on Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival.

The four-day event, which celebrates music, motorcycles, food, art, entertainment and Southern hospitality, was held at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. (about 60 miles west of Nashville).

Loretta made her appearance during the late afternoon and performed a few songs for the excited crowd, including “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man).

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After Las Vegas Attack, Jason Aldean Cancels 3 Upcoming Tour Dates & Issues a New Statement

On Oct. 1, a “lone wolf” gunman opened fire during Jason Aldean’s set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500. As you can imagine, it’s been an emotional couple of days for Jason.

Today (Oct. 3), Jason released a statement through his PR team, canceling three upcoming dates on his They Don’t Know Tour: Los Angeles (Oct. 6), San Diego (Oct. 7) and Anaheim (Oct. 8).

The tour will resume on Oct. 12 in Tulsa, Okla. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.  

Jason’s full statement is below.

As a result of what happened in Las Vegas this week, we have decided to cancel this coming weekend’s shows. I feel like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do. It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends. Our plan is to resume the tour the following week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do – play our songs for them. I hope everyone understands why we can’t play this weekend and I’m sorry if anyone is disappointed.

I want to say thank you for the outpouring of love from my friends and fans we have received over the last couple days. You guys have no idea how much you have helped get us through this tough time.  Thank You and God Bless.
JA

Around the Valley

The City of Las Vegas is in need of blood following the horrific massacre late Sunday night.  If you're willing and able, PLEASE donate blood.  Your next chance in Southern Idaho is this Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Filer from 9a 'til 2p.  Get scheduled for your donation now at redcrossblood.org.  Note that if you recently donated at our Bleed For The Need event - THANK you - but you're not eligible to donate again for eight weeks, or 56 days following your previous donation.

CSI Community Education, The Dilettantes, and Magic Valley Little Theater present Chicago today through Saturday at the CSI Fine Arts AUditorium.  Tickets are fourteen bucks and available for purchase at tickets.csi.edu, or buy in person at the CSI Box Office.

It's the 21ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND AUCTION this Friday at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church in Buhl.  the event features a German dinner and live auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Clover Trinity LUtheral School.  The event gets underway at 5p.

Cohorts Carnival in the Corn kicks off this Saturday on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm across from the CSI Expo Center on North College in Twin.  Five bucks includes access to food vendors, outside board games, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, carnival games, educational stations, a bounce house and a straw bale fort - or ten bucks includes everything in the $5 package but also unlimited shots at the giant sling shot range, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to get a pumpkin to take home, and one raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI.  The Cohorts Carnival will be held EVERY Saturday this month.

MOVIES TONIGHT

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

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

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

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Certainly can’t blame the guy, here.  Jason Aldean has cancelled the next three concerts on his tour schedule out of respect for the victims, their families, and his fans.  Jason was set to perform this week in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim – but instead will lay low and offer refunds to ticket holders.  Aldean was on stage as the final headliner at the Route 91 festival in Vegas Sunday when a gunman opened machine gun fire, killing 59 and injuring over 500.  In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said "Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do – play our songs for them," he said. "I hope everyone understands why we can't play this weekend and I'm sorry if anyone is disappointed."  The investigation into why exactly 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire into a crowd of more than 22,000 concert goers continues in Las Vegas.

 

Aldean isn’t the only one cancelling performances in the wake of the tragedy.  Stars with residencies in Vegas are obviously shook up about what took place – one of those being Jennifer Lopez.  She, too, has cancelled her next three scheduled performances at Planet Hollywood on the strip out of respect for the victims.  Her rep says “Jennifer is heartbroken that such a senseless tragedy occurred. Her thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

 

And doctor’s orders are forcing Bob Seger off the road.  Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band postponed the rest of their 2017 Runaway Train Tour after the rocker received doctor's orders to treat a medical issue concerning his vertebrae. On his website, Seger posted a message that reads "I'm so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll.  It's a privilege to play for our amazing fans. Hoping to be back out on the road very soon."

Tuesday 10/3/17

The Dietrich school district has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit involving a black football player who says he was sexually assaulted by three teammates in 2015. Lee Schlender, the victim's attorney, confirmed a monetary settlement had been reached with the District, but declined to share details regarding the amount and terms of the agreement.

Boise police say they are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle. According to law enforcement officials, witnesses say the driver of a white pickup truck was traveling in Boise on Sunday when the driver left the road and struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk.

Yellowstone National Park biologists say bison numbers are down from last year after its largest cull in nearly a decade. Biologists' surveys counted about 4,800 bison that live in the park, 700 less than last year. State, federal and tribal government agencies are working to lower to the bison population at the park down to 3,000.

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the people involved in a school bus crash on Friday.  The 2011 school bus belonging to Community Council of Idaho was driven by 71 year old Pedro Mendoza of Rupert. A school aid was on the bus, 20 year old Rocio Alacanter, of Burley, but no students were aboard.  The crash occurred at just before 8 a.m. at 400 S. on Idaho 27 when a car pulled out in front of the bus.

Relatives have identified the victims of the Meridian house fire as 54-year-old Scott McAlister and his mother 84-year-old Carmen Abbott, the sisters' uncle and grandmother.  The fire broke out last week after a home invasion was reported at the residence.  Police shot an armed suspect who later retreated into the home. The house caught fire a short time later.  The Ada County Sheriff's says it strongly believes a third person who died in the fire may be the home invasion suspect.

A federal court has ruled that FMC that mined phosphate for fertilizer must pay $1.5 million in permit fees annually.  The payment was ordered to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to store millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal lands.

Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue says he's looking into the expensive option of housing inmates out of state because inmates keep escaping from a tent facility.  The sheriff says that about 250 people who should be considered violent are being released ahead of their trial because there's no room in the jail.  Canyon County voters have repeatedly rejected attempts to raise money to build a new jail.

Today:  Sunny. High 59F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Thunder possible. Low 38F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Tomorrow:  Cloudy with light rain early. High 54F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of Rain 70%.

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 53)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 59)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 62 (Mountains: 60)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 55)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 52)

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October 3rd: On this day

1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1966
Merle Haggard released the album Swinging Doors which went on to peak at #1 on the Country charts. The album is sometimes called Swinging Doors and The Bottle Let Me Down, although the second half of this title is actually an advertisement for the other big single on the album

1967
Woody Guthrie died in Queens New York after a 15-year struggle with Huntington's disease. The folk singer/songwriter influenced the social content of several 20th-century genres, including country. In 1988 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

1969
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with At San Quentin which was a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison, the follow-up to Cash's previous live album, the critically acclaimed At Folsom Prison. The album was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue".

1998
The Farm Aid 98' benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, Phish, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Steve Earle, Del McCoury Band and Wilco.

2005
Arista Records released "Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood. Written by Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson, it was the second single from her debut album, Some Hearts.The track won two major awards, Breakthrough Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year at the CMT Awards.

2006
George Strait marked his 30th year in the music industry with the release of a new album titled It Just Comes Natural which featured fifteen new songs.

Luke Combs: “This Is 100 Percent Gunfire”

Recalls Events from Side Stage at Route 91

Luke Combs was hanging out on the tour bus with Jake Owen when they decided, “Hey, let’s go watch Aldean.”

Which means that when the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival started on Sunday night (Oct. 1), Combs was in the thick of it.

“We were actually on stage when it happened,” Combs told the Today show on Monday. Combs, a country newcomer, had been one of the first to post a terrifying tweet: “Active shooter at @Route91Harvest in Vegas. We’re safe. Love you guys.”

But when he first heard the shots, Combs said he wasn’t all that concerned.

“We heard the first four shots ring out, and doing music for a living — you deal with pyrotechnics a lot on stage. And so nobody on stage really even batted an eye. It just seemed like it was part of the show,” he said. “Nobody on stage was concerned, and so at that point we were just standing there. And then the first burst happened.”

Even after that, though, Combs admitted he was still under the impression that something was going wrong with the pyrotechnics, or that there was some kind of electrical failure. Then people were cleared off the stage.

“It was a few minutes after that when pandemonium set in, and the bursts kept happening,” he said, estimating that he heard what sounded like 10-12 clips of ammunition. “Originally everyone was panicking, but me and my manager were pretty calm. I’ve been around firearms, and it didn’t sound like gunfire to me. Then I was in the catering tent with a fan who had kind of wandered back, and we were both talking about how it wasn’t gunfire. But then we heard the next burst and it sounded like maybe (the gunman) had put a weapon out of the window, which would completely change the sound.

“At that point,” he recalls thinking, “this is 100 percent gunfire.”

To escape the violence, Combs had to run back towards the stage and then across the street where his tour bus was parked.

“You didn’t know if it was an attack that was targeted at the festival, or if it was some kind of violence going on that happened to be close to the festival. But I don’t want to be scared, or put any shows of mine on hold, because I feel like that’s what this person wants to happen. He wants everybody to be scared and be afraid. And obviously we need to be strong in times like this, and there’s a place for us to be sad and grieve together and help each other out.

“But at the same time,” he said, “we need to be able to move forward and not let something like this affect our daily lives. Even though it’s ruined a lot of people’s lives.”

Around the Valley -

The City of Las Vegas is in need of blood following the horrific massacre late Sunday night.  If you're willing and able, PLEASE donate blood.  Your next chance in Southern Idaho is this Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Filer from 9a 'til 2p.  Get scheduled for your donation now at redcrossblood.org.  Note that if you recently donated at our Bleed For The Need event - THANK you - but you're not eligible to donate again for eight weeks, or 56 days following your previous donation.

CSI Community Education, The Dilettantes, and Magic Valley Little Theater present Chicago this Wednesday through Saturday at the CSI Fine Arts AUditorium.  Tickets are fourteen bucks and available for purchase at tickets.csi.edu, or buy in person at the CSI Box Office.

It's the 21ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND AUCTION this Friday at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church in Buhl.  the event features a German dinner and live auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Clover Trinity LUtheral School.  The event gets underway at 5p.

Cohorts Carnival in the Corn kicks off this Saturday on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm across from the CSI Expo Center on North College in Twin.  Five bucks includes access to food vendors, outside board games, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, carnival games, educational stations, a bounce house and a straw bale fort - or ten bucks includes everything in the $5 package but also unlimited shots at the giant sling shot range, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to get a pumpkin to take home, and one raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI.  The Cohorts Carnival will be held EVERY Saturday this month.

MOVIES TONIGHT

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

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

BURLEY THEATER:  The Dark Tower

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

HOLLYWOOD

 

Rock legend Tom Petty passed away yesterday.  He was 66.  The iconic frontman of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers went into full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, with conflicting reports on whether the Hall of Fame musician died on Monday. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his home and rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support.  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recently completed a summer tour last Monday with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The trek marked the band's 40th anniversary.

 

Nearly a decade after MTV’s TRL took its final request, the iconic series returned for a new generation of music lovers. Monday’s relaunch opened with a somber message in response to the mass shooting. The show’s hosts, along with Ed Sheeran and other guest artists, assembled to tell the viewers that their “hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families."  They said "even though our hearts are hurting right now, we’re going to keep going and lift each other up.”  Then, the thing that disgusted me the most about social media yesterday happened.  Following the heart-felt message, viewers were told that “now is the time to take action” before being directed to a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening gun laws and ending gun violence nationwide. It's nice to want to do something - but it's another thing entirely to politicize such an awful tragedy just hours after it unfolded.  Their distasteful propaganda gets two thumbs down from me - and if you know anything about where I stand in the whole gun control thing, that's saying something.

 

On Sunday, Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish celebrated the impending arrival of their baby boy with an elaborate “Lion King” themed baby shower.  The swanky event took place at a beach club in Malibu, and cost an estiamted $118,000.  And I thought WE held a classy affair when we booked up the backroom at Jaker's for OUR baby shower.  Anyways, The couple also announced that they will name their son Kenzo.

And despite the happy time, Hart is still in the middle of that nasty extortion scandal that revealed he may have cheated on his wife.  Hart has since apologized for his behavior. The woman in the video footage with Hart has hired an attorney and claims to have nothing to do with the extortion.

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