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Wednesday 092618

Students at the College Of Southern Idaho got an unexpected break yesterday after a squirrel chewed through the main powerline shutting the entire campus down.  Idaho Power estimated it would take 2 hours to restore, but after about 45 minutes all the battery backups in the fire alarms lost power causing the buildings to become unsafe.

23 year old Michael Allen Newell Junior of Twin Falls has been charged with first degree arson after authorities say he set his own car ablaze.  The car was in the Lighthouse Christian School.  Security footage shows the car starting to smoke after Newell drove away with his girlfriend in another car.  Newell claims he didn’t set the fire but an investigation claims the fire was started intentionally.

34 year old Kody Feltman of Jerome has charged with a felony after refusing to leave a Twin Falls Bar and resisting arrest.  While authorities attempted to place handcuffs on the suspect, he reportedly yelled he was Jesus Christ, your lord and savior.  Bond was set at a hundred thousand dollars.

Despite Republican leaders calling on Washington lawmaker Rep. Matt Manweller to resign in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations that happened in Hailey, Manweller said Monday he will finish his term but will not serve another if re-elected in November.  A former Idaho high school student of Manweller's said she had a sexual relationship with him in the 1990s, when she was 17.

Idaho officials say a sheriff's deputy who was shot while confronting a suspect late last week has been released from the hospital. Bingham County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Todd Howell was shot in his left side Friday evening outside a home in Firth while confronting a suspect in a string of armed robberies. Howell was released from the hospital Monday after undergoing surgery.

Wyoming officials say they're disappointed grizzly bears are again getting federal protections instead of being hunted in the state. A judge in Montana on Monday blocked hunts planned in Wyoming and Idaho and put Yellowstone-area grizzlies back on the threatened species list. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the state has spent some $50 million on grizzly bear recovery and management and that grizzlies should be considered a conservation success.

In local sports, first to Volleyball action it was Lighthouse Christian 3 over Murtaugh 0.  Twin Falls shut out Canyon Ridge 3 to zero as well.  In fact same score for Burley beating Pocatello 3 to 0.  Elsewhere 3 to 0 seemed to be the theme with Buhl beating Wendell and Gooding over Declo and Valley over Glenns Ferry – yes 3 to 0.  It was Hansen 3 Dietrich 2 and it was Carey 3 Hagerman 1.

In boys soccer, Minico 4 Pocatello 3 and it was Wood River 2 Canyon Ridge 0. 

In girls soccer, Wood River beat out Canyon Ridge 2 to 1. 

Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: SW 5-10 mph  High: 73 (Mountains: 69)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low around 47F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 81F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 49 (Mountains: 44)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 82 (Mountains: 76)

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 84 (Mountains: 78)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 73 (Mountains: 67)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 74 (Mountains: 66)

TUESDAY: Isolated showers.

High: 69 (Mountains: 65)

September 26th: On this day


Born on this day in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona, was Martin David Robinson, who became known as Marty Robbins, the American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. One of the most popular and successful country and Western singers of his era, releasing over 50 singles and 100 albums. Robbins died of a heart attack on December 8, 1982.


Born on this day in El Dorado, Arkansas, was David Frizzell, country music singer the younger brother of country music legend Lefty Frizzell. Frizzell scored his only solo #1 country single with "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home", which was nominated for Song of the Year in the 1982 Grammy Awards.


Born on this day in Grand Forks, North Dakota, was Lynn Anderson, country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, most notably her Grammy Award-winning, worldwide mega-hit, "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden." Anderson was named Billboard Magazine's Female Artist of the Decade (1970–1980). Anderson died on July 30th 2015 aged 67.


Born on this day in Cambridge, England, was Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. Her music has been successful in multiple genres including pop, country, and adult contemporary and has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide and has scored 3 Country #1 albums.


Born on this day in Bryan, Texas, was Doug Supernaw, country music artist who had the 1993 US #1 single “I Don’t Call Him Daddy.”


The Beverly Hillbillies TV comedy starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. was aired for the first time. The show's theme song, "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", was written by producer and writer Paul Henning and originally performed by bluegrass artists Flatt and Scruggs.


John Denver was sentenced to sing at a benefit concert to settle drunk-driving charges after he pleaded guilty to driving while his ability was impaired. The 49-year-old performer was originally charged with driving under the influence, but prosecutors agreed to let him plead guilty to the lesser charge.


Doug Supernaw was arrested after police said he attacked five officers during a scuffle outside a Brenham bar. The singer was held on charges of assaulting a police officer, public intoxication and resisting arrest. Supernaw, who was celebrating his 42nd birthday, was held on a $11,150 bond. His song "I Don't Call Him Daddy" was nominated for video of the year by the Academy of Country Music.


George Strait announced that he is retiring from touring, and that The Cowboy Rides Away Tour would be his last. The tour consisted of two legs: the first leg included 21 concerts in 2013 with Martina McBride as the opening performer; the second leg included 20 concerts in 2014.

Tuesday 092518

Four Children were injured following three separate vehicle crashes early yesterday morning.  Twin Falls Police say the crashes occurred within 5 minutes of each other.  Two involved a vehicle and a school bus while the third was a vehicle vs. pedestrian.  All happened just before 8 am.  The children were treated for minor injuries.

Blaine County Sheriff Deputies were forced to use a stun gun on a Bellevue man when he refused to comply with their demands.  59 year old Morton Lee Zerby was arraigned Friday with charges of disturbing the peace, resisting an officer, assault and possession of a controlled substance.  Earlier Zerby had placed a gas can on a bon fire.  While he was being arrested, the can exploded sending flames 15 feet into the air.  The Ketchum Fire Department was called to douse the flames.

BLM Crews hope to have the fire that’s burning four miles southeast of Malta contained by 8 pm this evening but don’t expect to have it under control until Thursday evening.  The fire has scorched nearly 14-thousand acres at last check.  It was started by an agriculture burn.

Investigation continues into a vehicle crash over the weekend.  The driver lost control of his pickup near 2689 East and 3400 North in Twin Falls County.  His truck ended up in a nearby canal.  He was standing on the roof when a passerby saw him and called authorities.  Alcohol may have been a factor.

The Twin Falls city engineer is concerned that a proposed weight limit increase by the State of Idaho that will involve Blue Lakes Boulevard North from Addison Avenue to the Perrine Bridge and may encourage trucks to drive on Shoshone Street may cause large problems.  Earlier the state is looking to allow truck up to 129-thousand pounds drive on the roads.  It is a request presented by several local trucking companies.

An analysis of census data shows that the gap between Idaho men's and women's wages is widening.  An American Association of University Women analysis of census data shows Idaho women make 75 percent of what male workers make, lower than the national average of 80 percent and a slight backslide from last year's state figure of 76.5 percent.

In local sports, first to Girls Soccer it was Gooding 3 Wendell 0.  Kimberly 9 Bliss 0 and there was no score in the Filer Declo Game.

In boys’ soccer, it was Wendell 2 Gooding 1 and it was Bliss shutting out Kimberly 8 to 0.

In Volleyball action Gooding shutout Wendell 3 to zip. 

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

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 40F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 74F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.


Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 46 (Mountains: 42)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 81 (Mountains: 74)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 80 (Mountains: 74)

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 84 (Mountains: 74)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 75 (Mountains: 68)

MONDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 73 (Mountains: 67)

September 25th: On this day


Born on this day, was Shel Silverstein, American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He wrote Tompall Glaser's highest-charting solo single "Put Another Log on the Fire", "One's on the Way" (a hit for Loretta Lynn), and wrote one of Johnny Cash's best known whimsical hits, "A Boy Named Sue." Other songs co-written by Silverstein include "The Taker" by Waylon Jennings and hits for Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.


Born on this day in St. Louis, Missouri, was Royce Kendall, singer from the duo, The Kendalls who released 16 albums including the #1 hits "Heaven's Just a Sin Away," "Sweet Desire" and "Thank God for the Radio". She died on May 22, 1998.


Patsy Cline appeared on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry performing "When I Get Through With You (You’ll Love Me Too)" and "Why Can’t He Be You."


Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Mel Tillis who performed "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Detroit City" and then with Glen Campbell played "Kaw-Liga" and "I Saw the Light".


The Postal Service issued a series of stamps honoring four important country music acts: Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Patsy Cline and Bob Wills. The "Legends of American Music Series" stamps went on sale for 29 cent's each as well as a special collector sheet of 20 stamps.


Loretta Lynn marked her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The only other women to reach this milestone have been Jean Shepard, Minnie Pearl and Wilma Lee Cooper. Lynn was honored with a tribute show that was broadcast on GAC-TV.


Don Henley released his fifth solo studio album Cass County which later debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, the album features Miranda Lambert, Merle Haggard, Vice Gill, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and others.


Jean Shepard died aged 82. The honky tonk singer, songwriter, scored the hits "Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)," "A Satisfied Mind" and a Ferlin Husky duet, "A Dear John Letter." In 2005, Shepard celebrated 50 years as a member of the Opry and is the longest-living female member of the Opry to date.

Monday 092418

Idaho Department of Correction officials say they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren't enough prison beds in Idaho.  The male inmates arrived at the Eagle Pass Correctional Facility in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Wednesday. Idaho is leasing the entire facility.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is looking to change some fishing regulations and encourages public input.  For this upcoming three-year period, they have three proposals.  One would be for Billingsley Creek, where they would like to remove special trophy regulations and adopt general rules.  The second proposal would be for Magic Reservoir where there are two different bass regulations for each side of the dam.  The third proposal is to extend the catch and release fishery for Silver Creek.

The next legislative session will bring many topics for discussion.  At a recent meeting in Twin Falls, some of those items were discussed.  One could be a local option sales tax.  Another bill could aim at cracking down on the Black Market of Liquor License Sales.  Public school funding discussion is almost a certainty and the Internet Sales Tax law may need some adjustment.

The Mormon church says a new youth program it will roll out in 2020 when it cuts ties with Boy Scouts of America will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes gospel-focused.  The Boy Scouts decided in 2015 to allow gay troop leaders and announced last year it would allow girls in its ranks. The Mormon Church opposes gay marriage and teaches that being in a homosexual relationship is a sin.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign has been fundraising for a federal political action committee known as a "super PAC" since May, prompting the resignation of a top campaign staffer. Michael Rosenow wrote in his resignation letter that the campaign was more focused on growing the PAC than funding the campaign.

U.S. officials are recommending approval of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on public lands in the mountains of Montana north of Yellowstone National Park. The move follows concerns that mining projects proposed in the Paradise Valley north of Yellowstone could damage waterways and hurt tourism.

Today:  Sunny. High 66F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 39F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 69F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 42 (Mountains: 36)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 74 (Mountains: 69)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 79 (Mountains: 74)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 81 (Mountains: 74)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 80 (Mountains: 73)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 73 (Mountains: 68)

September 24th: On this day


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


Born on this day in Oak Park, Illinois, was American female singer-songwriter Lane Brody, best known for her 1984 Billboard topping country hit, "The Yellow Rose" (a duet with country music singer Johnny Lee), and for the Oscar nominated song "Over You" from the film Tender Mercies. She is the first female in country music to have an Oscar nominated hit from a soundtrack album. Besides "The Yellow Rose", Brody has eleven other chart singles on the country charts.


Patsy Cline released her third and final EP, So Wrong/You're Stronger Than Me. This was the final EP released in her lifetime, as she would be killed in a plane crash less than a year later in March 1963. The other two tracks were, "Heartaches and a version of the Hank Williams song "Your Cheatin' Heart." George Strait covered "You're Stronger Than Me" on his 2000 album George Strait.


Singer Jerry Scoggins, Lester Flatt, and Earl Scruggs recorded "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" for the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies, which was released October 12, 1962. The theme song became an immediate country music hit and was played at the beginning and end of each episode. Flatt and Scruggs appeared in several episodes as family friends of the Clampetts in the following years.


Alabama were at #1 on the Country charts with "Jukebox in My Mind", taken from their album Pass It On Down.


The California Friends of John Denver and The Windstar Foundation unveiled a bronze plaque near the spot where his plane went down, killing the singer, near Pacific Grove. The site had been marked by a driftwood log carved (by Jeffrey Pine of Colorado) with the singer's name.


Ronnie Milsap had recorded a new song "My First Ride" as a fundraiser to benefit firefighters and police officers. Unhappy with Capitol Records, because the company refused to service the record to radio and iTunes, Milsap and a group of Tennessee firefighters picketed the office of Capital. Ronnie marched with the group of 50 people to the front steps of the office, then sang the new single from atop a vintage fire truck.


"That's My Kind of Night" by Luke Bryan was at #1 on the Country singles chart. Written by Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano, and Ashley Gorley, the track spent 12 weeks at the top of the chart. Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington.


Kenny Rogers announced that he was planning on retiring after his next world tour. Speaking on NBC's Today show, Rogers said "I've done this long enough. There's a fine line between being driven and being selfish, and I think I crossed that line when I was younger. I really want to be there with my kids and my wife. I don't see enough of them. And I have some things on my bucket list."

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Idaho State Police will be taking part in Operation Clear Track.  ISP troopers will be stationed at targeted railroad grade crossing locations to hand out railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians and issue warnings and citations to violators. The goal of Rail Safety Week is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to the Idaho Supreme Court.

An Oregon judge has stopped a double murder case after finding the defendant mentally unfit to stand trial. Malheur County Circuit Judge Tom Ryan ordered Anthony Montwheeler sent to the Oregon State Hospital. Prosecutors say Montwheeler, of Nampa kidnapped and killed his ex-wife Anita Harmon last year and crashed his car during a police pursuit, killing another man.

City officials in Boise have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling overturning a city ordinance that makes it largely illegal for homeless people to sleep on the streets. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month that Boise's anti-camping ordinance is unconstitutional. The ruling is expected to have a broad impact across the western states, where many cities have similar ordinances.

Nampa City officials are looking for volunteers to help ward off what has become a local sign of fall: The arrival of roughly 10,000 crows.  Nampa Chief of Staff Robert Sanchez said he expects the annual migration of crows to start in the next week or two. Sanchez is looking for volunteers to help track when and where the crows show up to roost, and to use noisemakers and hand-held laser devices to scare the crows away.

Authorities say a man died Wednesday after he was crushed under some equipment being unloaded at a southwestern Idaho mill.  Payette County Coroner Keith Schuller says 60-year-old Richard Foss of Prineville, Oregon, was making a delivery to Woodgrain Millwork in Fruitland, Idaho when he was crushed by some equipment he was unloading.


In local sports, first to Volleyball it was Burley over Minico 3 to 1.  Canyonridge 3 Jerome 2.  Filer shut out Buhl 3 to 0.  It was Valley 3 Oakley 1.  Shoshone 3 Raft River 0.  Lighthouse Christian 3 Dietrich 0. 

We have one football game to report.  Gooding shut out Payette 70 to 0. 

In boys soccer, it was Twin Falls 4 Mountain Home 0.  Century outlasted Canyon Ridge 2 to 1.  Burley 1 Pocatello 0 and it was Preston 3 Minico 1.

In girls Soccer it was Twin Falls 7 Mountain Home 0.  Pocatello 7 Burley 2.  Century 4 Canyon Ridge 0 and it was  Preston 11 Minico 0.


Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: NE 5-10 mph  High: 79 (Mountains: 73)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 50F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High around 80F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 54 (Mountains: 46)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 69 (Mountains: 67)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 67 (Mountains: 65)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 71 (Mountains: 67)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 76 (Mountains: 74)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 75 (Mountains: 71)

September 21st: On this day


Born on this day in Memphis, Tennessee, was Dickey Lee, best known for the 1960s teenage tragedy songs "Patches" and "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)." He also scored the 1975 US Country #1 “Rocky.”


Alabama governor Gordon Persons officially proclaimed today - September 21st the official Hank Williams Day.


Born on this day in Fayetteville, Arkansas was songwriter - producer Mark Wright. Reba McEntire, Amy Grant, and Kenny Rogers have all covered his songs, and has produced hits for Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Mark Chesnutt, Brooks & Dunn and Gretchen Wilson.


Born on this day in Big Spring, Texas, was Ronna Reeves, female country music singer. Between 1990 and 1998, she released five studio albums, she has also charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.


Born on this day in Ridgeland, Mississippi, was Faith Hill, country singer, songwriter known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill has sold over 40 million records worldwide and scored eight #1 singles and three #1 albums on the US Country charts. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2009 Billboard named her as the #1 Adult Contemporary artist of the decade 2000-2009.


The Farm Aid 02, benefit concert took place at the Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. 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 Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Kid Rock, Gillian Welch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble, The Drive-By Truckers, Los Lonely Boys and Anthony Smith.


American singer and songwriter John D. Loudermilk died aged 82. Although he had his own recording career during the 1950s and 1960s, he was primarily known as a songwriter. His hits include "Indian Reservation," by Paul Revere & The Raiders; "Abilene," by George Hamilton IV; and "Tobacco Road" (a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964).

September 22nd: On this day


Born on this day, was Debby Anne Boone, singer and actress best known for her 1977 hit, "You Light Up My Life," which spent ten weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won her the Grammy Award for Best New Artist the following year. Boone also scored the 1980 #1 hit, "Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again".


Born on this day in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia was June Forester from the American country music vocal group The Forester Sisters, consisting of sisters Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester. The quartet had commercial success in the 1980s, charting fifteen Top Tens on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including the Number Ones "I Fell in Love Again Last Night", "Just in Case", "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes".


The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, the event had been spurred on by Bob Dylan's comments at Live Aid earlier in that year that he hoped some of the money would help American farmers. The star studded line-up of country stars included: Alabama, Hoyt Axton, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels Band, John Denver, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Willie Nelson, Charley Pride, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Rogers.


Garth Brooks released his fourth studio album The Chase, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and Top Country Albums chart. The album featured his version of the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken", and "Night Rider's Lament" the classic cowboy song that had been previously recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.


Jo Dee Messina was at #1 on the Country charts with "That's the Way" the lead-off single for her album Burn. The song spent four weeks at the top of the Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album, (the 1998 album I’m Alright).

September 23rd: On this day


Born on this day in Albany, Georgia, was Ray Charles who helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s. His 1962 album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music and its sequel Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 2, helped to bring country into the mainstream of music. His version of the Don Gibson song, “I Can't Stop Loving You” topped the Pop chart for five weeks. Charles died on June 10, 2004 due to acute liver disease at his home in Los Angeles, California.


Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys made their first recordings in Dallas, Texas, produced by Don Law and Art Satherley of the American Record Corporation. Wills' later recording of "Ida Red" served as a model for Chuck Berry's decades later version of the same song - "Maybellene"


Born on this day, was Pat Alger, songwriter, singer and guitarist who in 1991, was voted Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriter's Association International. He wrote hits for Garth Brooks like "Unanswered Prayers", "What She's Doing Now", "The Thunder Rolls" and "That Summer." He also wrote hits for Hal Ketchum, "Small Town Saturday Night," and for Trisha Yearwood, "Like We Never Had A Broken Heart."


Hank Williams recorded "Kaw-Liga", "Your Cheatin' Heart", and "Take These Chains from My Heart", in what became the musicians last ever recording session.


Jimmy Wakely, actor and country Western music vocalist, and one of the last singing cowboys died. During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he released records, appeared in several B-Western movies, appeared on radio and television and even had his own series of comic books. His duet singles with Margaret Whiting from 1949–51 produced a string of hits, including 1949's #1 hit on the US country charts and pop music charts, "Slippin' Around."


Johnny Cash released A Concert: Behind Prison Walls his 54th overal album and a live album recorded in the Tenessee Prison 1976. The album features Cash with his backing band the Tennessee Three, but also features performances by Linda Ronstadt, Roy Clark, and Foster Brooks. The album was not released until this year.


Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame, along with Stevie Nicks and Buck Owens.

Thursday 092018

Burley residents will be paying more for garbage pickup.  The price will increase $5-dollars 50 cents a month to $17-35.  The council decided not to delay the increase in order to put it out to bid.  A independent contractor had asked for the opportunity to bid saying he could haul the trash for what the city is charging right now and still make a profit.

The first case of whooping cough has been reported in Southern Idaho.  A student in Wendell has been diagnosed.  Letters to parents in that district has been sent out.

Idaho’s bills for the wildfires this season has come in – and they are in line with averages from years past.  $17-million dollars will be the total for the state.  The total bill was 21-million but 4-million is reimbursable from other agencies.

Idaho State Police say the woman responsible for striking two children who were crossing a street near a school in Twin Falls won’t face any serious criminal charges.  The driver was cited for failure to yield to pedestrians.  The two children were taken to the hospital by their parents.  The driver claimed the sun was in her eyes and didn’t see the children.

20 Year old Syrus Porter of Twin Falls has been accused of raping a female acquaintance in 2016.  The victim and Porter were 17 years old at the time.  He is being held on a 75-thousand dollar bond.  He will appear in court on September 28th.

21 year old Meggan Lesley Cecalia was arraigned this week on charges of aggravated battery and malicious injury to property.  She is accused of beating a Twin Falls woman with a glass candle holder.  The victim was taken to the hospital in Twin Falls for treatment.

A 115-year-old home in northern Idaho will be moved to a new location and restored as part of a collaboration with the Museum of North Idaho.  The building, dubbed the "White House," began as the home for the president of CDA College and later served as the home of the superintendent of a residential center for older adults and orphans.  It will be taken to a barge on Lake Coeur d'Alene.


In local sports, first to Volleyball, it was Gooding 3, Kimberly0.  American Falls 2 Wendell and Raft River 2 Wendell 1.

In Boys Soccer Bliss outlasted Gooding 2 to 1.  Buhl 6 Declo 1.  The community school 4 Wendell 2 and it was Filer 5 Kimberly 1. 

In Girls Soccer, Filer and Kimberly a tie game with 3 each.  Gooding 8 Bliss 0 and The community School 8 Wendell 0. 


Today: Sunny skies. Breezy.   Winds: SW 10-20 mph  High: 70 (Mountains: 67)

Tonight: Clear skies. Low 44F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 79F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Low: 49 (Mountains: 44)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 82 (Mountains: 77)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 72 (Mountains: 69)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 68 (Mountains: 65)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 70 (Mountains: 68)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 75 (Mountains: 72)

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September 20th: On this day

Touring North America, Johnny Cash appeared at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Cass Elliot, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, The Staple Singers and Tommy Cash. Jack Elliot performed "If I Were A Carpenter" then he and Cash dueted on "Take Me Home."

Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the US Country album charts with You're My Man her fourth studio album for Columbia Records. The album stayed at #1 for a total of seven weeks.

Jerry Reed was at #1 on the US Country chart with, "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)". Written by Tim DuBois the song is a satire on divorce, and became Reed's third and final #1 country hit, and one of his signature tunes.

Alan Jackson was at #1 on the Country charts with his seventh studio album, High Mileage. It produced four hit singles on the Hot Country Songs charts for Jackson: "I'll Go on Loving You", "Right on the Money", "Gone Crazy", and "Little Man".

The Farm Aid 2008, benefit concert took place at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts. 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 Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Chesney, The Pretenders, moe., Arlo Guthrie, Steve Earle, Nation Beat, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jakob Dylan and The Gold Mountain Rebels, Danielle Evin, Jamey Johnson, Jesse Lenat, Will Dailey, One Flew South, and The Elms.

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Wednesday 091918

The city of Twin Falls is looking to fill the city attorney’s position.  Current city Attorney Fritz Wonderlich announced his decision to retire as of September 30th

25 year old Jacob Anderson of Hailey is being held in the Blaine County jail charged with felony rape.  The Sheriff’s office said his charges stem from an alleged sexual relationship with a 15 year old.  During his arrest deputies found a glass pipe with burnt residue in his pocket. 

 The Blaine County sheriff’s office has identified the victim of the house fire in Bellevue.  That fire claimed 75 year old Earnest Patrick Barker.  74 year old Irene Faye Barker was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.  The home was completely destroyed last Friday afternoon.

36 year old Eric Hamblin of Burley has been charged with child sex crimes after police accused him of having sexual contact with a now 16 year old girl.  The girl told authorities Hamblin touched her on numerous occasions. 

Minidoka county district Judge Jonathan Brody denied a request to free a Paul man who was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and raping a woman in 1984.  74 year old Melvin Dean Hanks claimed he was only supposed to serve 30 years in prison and that he has done the time.

Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information to the state about women who have had abortions.  The law, which took effect July 1, requires health care providers to disclose information about patients who had one of several "complications" listed in the law.

An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton ruled in May that the state had to turn over nearly all of its execution records, including those identifying the source of the execution drugs, to a University of Idaho professor who sued under the Idaho Public Records Act. Norton modified her decision Monday.

Twin Falls police are asking for your help in solving a vandalism incident.  The rock formation at Dierkes Lake park that overlooks the entrance was heavily damaged with a hammer.  Call the police if you can help in the investigation. 208-735-7200.


In sports, first to girls soccer, it was Twin Falls 6 Canyon Ridge 1, Century shut out Burley 6 to 0. 

In volleyball action Burley shut out Canyon Ridge 3 to 0, Twin Falls 3 Mountain Home 1, Minico 3 Wood River 1.  It was Century 3 Jerome 0, Filer 3 American Falls 0, Shoshone 3, Valley 0 and Oakley closed out Glenns Ferry 3 to 0.  It was Lighthouse Christian 3 Community School 0.  Hansen 3 Camas county 0 and Castleford 3 Hagerman 2.  Elsewhere Carey 3, Murtaugh 1 and Dietrich 3 Richfield 0. 

In boys soccer the Twin Falls Bruins tied it up with Crosstown rivals the Canyon Ridge Riverhawks with 1 to 1.  Wood River 12 Minico 0 and it was Jerome 4, Mountain Home 0 and it was Century 10 Burley 2. 


Today:  Partly cloudy. Breezy. Winds: SW 10-20 mph High: 73 (Mountains: 71)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 49F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 70F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Low: 42 (Mountains: 40)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 78 (Mountains: 72)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 81 (Mountains: 75)

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 74 (Mountains: 71)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 67 (Mountains: 63)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 68 (Mountains: 64)

September 19th: On this day


Born on this day was Helen Carter, American country music singer. The eldest daughter of Maybelle Carter, she performed with her mother and her younger sisters, June Carter and Anita Carter, as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, a pioneering all female country/folk music group. The group was also known as The Carter Family. She died on June 2nd 1998 aged 70.


Patsy Cline married contractor Gerald Cline. The couple divorced on July 4, 1957, the dissolution of the marriage was blamed on their considerable age difference and on the conflict between her desire to sing professionally and his desire that she adopt the conventional role of a housewife.


Born on this day in Bunker Hill, Mississippi, was Jeff Bates American country music artist. His two RCA albums accounted for seven chart singles on the Billboard country charts, of which three reached top 40: "The Love Song", "I Wanna Make You Cry" and "Long, Slow Kisses".


The Jimmy Dean Show aired for the first time on ABC-TV. An hour-long weekly series, the variety program featured country performers such as Charlie Rich, Roger Miller, Eddy Arnold, Connie Smith, Buck Owens, Jim Reeves, Red Buttons, and Johnny Cash. The Jimmy Dean Show, also gave puppeteer Jim Henson his first national media exposure, best known as the creator of The Muppets.


Born on this day in Monticello, Georgia, was Trisha Yearwood, country music artist. Best known for her ballads about vulnerable young women from a female perspective. She scored the 1997 song "How Do I Live", which was initially released on the soundtrack of the film, Con Air.


Country rock singer, songwriter, 26-year-old Gram Parsons, formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California. His death was attributed to heart failure but later was officially announced as a drug overdose. His coffin was stolen by two of his associates, manager Phil Kaufman and Michael Martin, a former roadie for The Byrds, and was taken to Cap Rock in the California desert, where it was set alight, in accordance to Parson's wishes. The two were later arrested by police.


The third Farm Aid benefit concert took place at the Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska. 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: Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, John Denver, Lou Reed, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Bandaloo Doctors, Joe Walsh, Willie Nelson, The Unforgiven, Dr. Starr.


All I Want, the third album by Tim McGraw was released by Curb Records. The album's singles were, in order of release: "I Like It, I Love It", "Can't Be Really Gone", "All I Want Is a Life", "She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart" and "Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It".


American country music star Red Foley died aged 58. He sold over 25 million records, and hosted the first popular country music series on network television, Ozark Jubilee.


Australian country music singer-songwriter David Gordon "Slim Dusty" Kirkpatrick died aged 76. He sold more than five million albums and singles in Australia.


Skeeter Davis died aged 72. She was one of the first women to achieve major stardom in the country music field as a solo vocalist, and was an acknowledged influence on Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton.