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FRIDAY 030819

Twin Falls representative Lance Clow has introduced a bill that could help public libraries monitor obscene and pornographic material accessed on personal devices through their network.  Currently the libraries are only required to monitor their own devices.

A traffic stop in Blaine County Wednesday Night led to the felony drug arrest of a 38 year old Carey woman.  Deputies from Blaine County arrested Devnee Dawn Petefish for felony possession of Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia and open Container.  She was wanted for failure to appear from Cassia County. 

The family of an elderly couple who were hit by a car while crossing a Boise street say they’re still trying to come to grips with the aftermath of the accident.  Eighty-seven-year-old Florence Goar died on Feb. 27 after she and her husband Bob were hit by a sport utility vehicle while walking in a crosswalk. Bob remains in serious condition and the family plans to move him to home hospice care.  Police continue to look for witnesses.

School officials in Idaho are working to combat the ever-growing rise of computer viruses and hacking of school data.  Idaho Governor Brad Little budgeted $50,000 for “statewide cybersecurity training” for the 2020 fiscal year budget and called phishing the “largest cybersecurity threat to the state.”

The Middleton City Council voted unanimously this week to ask Mayor Darin Taylor to resign. The request comes days after Taylor was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.  Taylor was booked into the Canyon County Jail Saturday night after police were called out to his Middleton home. The mayor is accused of grabbing an adult family member by her arm or clothing, according to a judge.  Taylor, who is currently free on a $2,000 bond, apologized in a letter posted to the Middleton city website.

In Jerome, A popular intersection for truck traffic will be closed for about two months.  The city announced yesterday that the intersection of South Tiger and Nez Perce will be closed to all traffic for reconstruction of the intersection.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers during the morning, then partly cloudy during the afternoon. Windy and cooler. New snow accumulation of a coating to 2 inches is possible. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly to mostly cloudy with some scattered snow showers. Cooler. New snow accumulation of a coating to 1 inch is possible.  Winds: West 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph  High: 38 (Mountains: 34)  Chance of rain 90%.

Tonight:  Cloudy. Snow showers developing late. Low around 30F. MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy and breezy. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a chance of a few snow showers.  Winds: West 10-20 mph  Low: 21 (Mountains: 9) Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy and windy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy and cold. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. Cold.

High: 38 Low: 22 (Mountains: High: 29 Low: 8)

SUNDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly sunny and chilly. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly sunny and chilly.  High: 40 Low: 22 (Mountains: High: 34 Low: 12)

MONDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly sunny and chilly. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Sunny and chilly.  High: 44 Low: 25 (Mountains: High: 37 Low: 17)

TUESDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow during the afternoon. Chilly. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow during the afternoon. Chilly.  High: 44 Low: 27 (Mountains: High: 37 Low: 16)

WEDNESDAY: MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Chilly. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Chilly.  High: 41 (Mountains: 35)

March 8th: On this day

1969
"Only the Lonely" a song written by written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson gave country singer Sonny James a #1 hit on the Billboard country music charts.

1975
Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the US Country chart with Have You Never Been Mellow. The title track was also a US #1 single. Newton-John received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her work on the song "Have You Never Been Mellow."

1989
Stuart Hamblen who was one of American radio's first singing cowboys died in Santa Monica. He wrote "This Ole House", which has been covered by many artists including Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Dean, Boxcar Willie, Bill Black, and UK singer Shakin’ Stevens.

1989
The country music-themed quiz show Fandango aired for the first time on TNN. Hosted by singer Bill Anderson, it became one of the longest running game shows on a cable network, ending in 1989.

1992
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "What She's Doing Now", the third single from his album, Ropin' the Wind.

2009
Hank Locklin died. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years, Locklin had a long recording career and scored the hits, "Please Help Me, I'm Falling", "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" and "Geisha Girl".

2014
The Outsiders the fourth studio album by Eric Church was at #1 on the Country chart. After the release of the album, Church urged fans not to shuffle the song list on their playlists, saying "Anybody puts it on shuffle, I”ll come kill them myself. It’s made to be listened to start to finish.

THURSDAY 030719

The company that operates Family Dollar says they are closing 390 stores nationwide in order to better its financial position.  The closings are expected to take place this year but there’s no list of which stores will be affected.  They also said they will remodel 200 stores.  Dollar Tree operates 48 stores in Idaho.

Jerome and Twin Falls County commissioners are meeting to discuss the future of jail expansion to help accommodate the overcrowding in Twin Falls.  There is some discussion about building new pods in Jerome to house more inmates.  Twin Falls has an agreement with Jerome to rent 25 beds at $59 dollars a day. 

A bill that would require parents to “opt in” before their children can receive sex education in school has cleared the Idaho House on a party-line vote.  The legislation would require parents to specifically opt-in before their children can attend sex education lessons at public schools. Now the schools give the education unless the parents opt out. 

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney forgot to include money for the 2020 presidential primary in his budget, forcing legislative budget writers to scramble to find $2 million when the error was noticed.  Denney said it simply “slipped through the cracks.”

A Meridian man who dialed 911 to report killing his wife is in custody after officers found a woman dead in the bathroom of his home.   42 year old Eric James Steiner is facing a first-degree murder charge. Officers responded to the home Tuesday after getting the call from Steiner. A 17-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy were also inside the home when officers arrived.

A jury has reached a verdict in a civil case stemming from a 2014 crash involving a motorcycle rider and a Boise County sheriff's deputy.  According to Idaho State Police, the crash happened when the deputy made a sudden U-turn to chase a speeder, causing the motorcycle rider driving behind the deputy to wreck.  The jury trial found that both Deputy David Lee and the motorcycle's driver, Douglas Towell, were at fault for the crash. The jury said that each man is responsible for 50 percent of $4.8 million in damages.

SPORTS

In local sports, in High School Girls Basketball, it was the east vs the west in the District Four All-Star basketball game last night in Jerome.  In the end, the west team overpowered the east side with a score of 83 to 47.

 

WEATHER

Today:  A steady rain early...then remaining cloudy with a few showers Scattered rain showers, isolated storms with mountain rain and snow, Coating to an inch. Winds: West 5-10 mph. Highs - Valleys: 46 Mountains: 40. Chance of rain 50%.

Tonight:  Rain and snow showers this evening transitioning to snow showers overnight. Winds: West 10-15 mph. Lows - Valleys: 28 Mountains: 20Low 29F. Chance of precip 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Tomorrow:  Scattered snow showers, colder and windy. Winds: West 15-25 mph. Valleys - High: 37 Low: 21 Mountains - High: 33 Low: 9

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 40 Low: 23 Mountains - High: 35 Low: 12

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 41 Low: 26 Mountains - High: 37 Low: 15

TUESDAY: Developing snow showers. Valleys - High: 42 Low: 27 Mountains - High: 38 Low: 19

WEDNESDAY: Scattered snow showers. Valleys - High: 40 Low: 25 Mountains - High: 35 Low: 13

March 7th: On this day

1944
Born on this day in Fort Worth, Texas, was Townes Van Zandt singer-songwriter. His music has been covered by such notable and varied musicians as Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Cowboy Junkies, Andrew Bird, Alison Krauss, and Gillian Welch. He died on January 1, 1997.

1973
A song from the movie Deliverance called "Dueling Banjos" by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel became one of the few 1970s instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record. The record had topped the Cash Box Magazine Best Sellers list and reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1980
The film Coal Miner's Daughter, the biography of Loretta Lynn and starring Sissy Spacek opened. Spacek won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Lynn; Tommy Lee Jones and Beverly D'Angelo also play leading roles in the film, which was a huge success with critics and at the box office.

1983
The Nashville Network (TNN) was launched from the now-defunct Opryland USA theme park near Nashville, Tennessee. Country Music Television (CMT), founded by Glenn D. Daniels, beat TNN's launch by two days, robbing TNN of the claim of "first country music cable television network".

2000
Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski who became better known as Pee Wee King died of a heart attack in Louisville, Kentucky, aged 86. The American country music songwriter is best known for co-writing "The Tennessee Waltz", which was a hit for both Cowboy Copas, Patti Page and Petula Clark.

2013
Claude King, died of natural causes aged 90. The singer, songwriter is best known for his million selling 1962 hit "Wolverton Mountain" which was written together with Merle Kilgore and was based on a real character, Clifton Clowers, who lived on the mountain, north of Morrilton, Arkansas. The song spent nine weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart.

WEDNESDAY 030619

Idaho state police say a Hollister woman died after the car she was driving drifted over the center line and collided head on with another vehicle.  The accident happened just after 5 pm yesterday along U.S. 30 near Buhl.  37 year old Robin Parry was westbound when she collided with 62 year old Dennis Norwood of Buhl.  She died at the scene.  50 year old Derek Haas of Hagerman was a passenger in her vehicle.  He and Norwood were taken by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise for treatment. 

The state fire marshal has determined that careless use of smoking material caused the fire in Burley that destroyed a home early Monday.  The fire also claimed the resident in the home.  Children walking to school reported the fire.  The victim was in his mid-70’s.

The Idaho Legislature didn’t advance a bill that would have placed more restrictions for child marriage in the state.  Currently a teen under 16 can marry if both parents and a judge say it’s ok.  For those 16 and older, marriage is ok if the parents approve. The new proposal would have required anyone under 18 to have consent from parent and a judge. 

There’s a section of Idaho Highway 21 near Stanley that doesn’t even look like a road right now.  That’s because the snow on top of it is 50 feet deep in some places.   An avalanche about a quarter mile long has closed the road between mileposts 93 and 105. 

The Idaho Supreme court has handed down a ruling that individuals have the right to sue if they think some implied but didn’t outright say, something defamatory.  A lawsuit brought by former teacher against, Boise TVs KTVB among others, after a report showed teachers who lost licenses in one state were often able to move to another state and be licensed there.

The Twin Falls School District is warning parents about a online challenge called Momo that encourages children to engage in dangerous behaviors.  The district says it’s believed to be a joke.  Some videos associated with the challenge suggest children hurt themselves or others.  It also suggests they turn on the stove without telling anyone.

SPORTS

In local sports, High School Basketball is winding down for the season.  Emily Gorrell is the SCIC Girls Basketball Player of the Year, while Dan Hill is the 2019 SCIC Girls Basketball Coach of the Year, for the first time in his career.  They helped the Buhl Indians overcome a poor regular season to earn a berth to the 3A state playoffs. Buhl went from 0-6 in conference play to 3-3 in the playoffs.  Meanwhile, Dawson Cummins of Kimberly boys hoops is the Player of the Year and Daren Garey is the Coach of the Year.

WEATHER

Today:  Windy early with showers becoming likely this afternoon. Scattered rain showers and isolated storms with dry times and mild.   Snow in the Wood River Valley Accumulation there 2 to 5 inches. Winds: East 5-15 mph. Highs - Valleys: 51 Mountains: 40.  Chance of rain 40%. Higher wind gusts possible.

Tonight:  Scattered rain and isolated storms. Snow showers Wood River Valley Accum. 1-2". Winds: South 5-10 mph. Lows - Valleys: 35 Mountains: 28.  Chance of rain 60%.

Tomorrow:  Scattered rain showers with mountain snow showers in the Wood River Valley. Winds: West 5-15 mph. Valleys - High: 49 Low: 28 Mountains - High: 40 Low: 23. Chance of rain 50%.

FRIDAY: Colder with scattered snow showers. Valleys - High: 39 Low: 24 Mountains - High: 34 Low: 11

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cool. Valleys - High: 40 Low: 24 Mountains - High: 31 Low: 12

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 40 Low: 25 Mountains - High: 33 Low: 15

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 43 Low: 26 Mountains - High: 35 Low: 16

TUESDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of rain or snow. Valleys - High: 44 Low: 28 Mountains - High: 35 Low: 18

March 6th: On this day

1905
Born on this day near near Kosse, Texas was James Robert Wills, better known as the American Western swing musician Bob Wills who is considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing. Wills who was also a member of The Texas Playboys died on May 13, 1975.

1934
Born on this day in in Higley, Arizona was country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, best known for his trucker-themed songs. His first #1 hit was with "Sam's Place," recorded by Buck Owens. Simpson died on January 8, 2016.

1964
Born on this day in Redlands, California, was Skip Ewing. Artists who have recorded Ewing's songs include Conway Twitty, George Jones, Kenny Rogers, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Clint Black, Collin Raye, Diamond Rio, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis and Merle Haggard

1967
Winners at the second Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Lorne Green included: Top Female Vocalist of the Year, Bonnie Guitar, Top Male Vocalist of the Year, Merle Haggard, Top Vocal Group, Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard, Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year Cathie Taylor, Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, Billy Mize and Most Promising Vocal Group went to Bob Morris and Faye Hardin.

1999
George Jones, in the midst of a comeback this year, was seriously injured when he crashed his Lexus into a bridge. It was later revealed that alcohol was a factor in the accident, and the singer pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges.

2005
Singer Doug Supernaw was arrested in Bryan, Texas, and charged with public intoxication and fleeing from an officer. According to reports, the arrest came after Supernaw allegedly yelled obscenities and made obscene gestures while walking near an apartment complex. An off-duty police officer identified himself as he approached the singer and instructed Supernaw to sit on the curb while awaiting the arrival of another officer to arrest him. Before the patrol car arrived, Supernaw began walking away and then started running when the officer told him to stop.

2012
During a US tour, Jerrod Niemann's tour bus caught fire. He was unharmed and Niemann cridited fellow country singer Lee Brice for alerting him to the dangerous blaze giving him time to escape.

2015
A Nashville jury found bar owner Chris Ferrell guilty of second-degree murder after the 2013 shooting of Wayne Mills. The shooting occurred on the same night as a George Jones tribute concert at the nearby Bridgestone Arena, and as an after-party was wrapping up at the Pit and Barrel, a downtown saloon that had recently been made over for Spike TV's reality series Bar Rescue. Ferrell claimed self-defense in the shooting, testifying he fired at Mills — the leader of the Wayne Mills Band — out of fear after the singer smashed a glass and threatened to kill the bar owner.

TUESDAY 030519

School children walking to school in Burley yesterday were the first to report a house fire that claimed the life of the resident inside.   The fire, at 1843 Miller Avenue had fully engulfed the house when crews arrived.  The man was found dead in the home.  Officials have not determined the man’s identity. 

The judge in the Patrick Frazee murder trial said yesterday the search warrants in the investigation will be made public.  Frazee’s fiancée Kelsey Berreth hasn’t been seen since around thanksgiving and is believed to have been killed although no body has been found. 

42 year old Shauna Kay Brumfield of Blackfoot is back in custody.  She failed to return to the Bonneville County jail while on work release in November.  She was arrested over the weekend for meth possession.

The Idaho Senate has killed the latest version of the “motorcycle profiling” bill by one vote, 17-18.  While the bill would have forbidden law enforcement from profiling law-abiding motorcyclists, several senators said they opposed it for varying reasons, including the lack of any remedy in the bill for violations. 

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted a federal lawsuit.  The state legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee approved about $240,000 for three testing devices.

Federal judge B. Lynn Winmill says Idaho prison officials cannot delay gender confirmation surgery for a transgender inmate while they appeal the court ruling requiring them to provide the surgery.  He said that delaying Adree Edmo’s surgery could cause her great harm. The ruling means the original deadline for providing the surgery June 13 remains in place.

The morgue in Idaho’s biggest county is running out of space to hold bodies.  The Ada County Coroner’s office is at capacity with 15 to 18 bodies most days, some of them stored on cots and smaller folding tables until the remains are released to area funeral homes.

Legislation to designate a roadway that crosses southern Idaho as the Idaho Medal of Honor Highway is headed to the governor.  The Senate on Monday voted 35-0 to send to Gov. Brad Little the legislation for U.S. Highway 20.  The estimated cost to the state is expected to be less than $30,000.

SPORTS

In local sports, Twin Falls High School Senior Cy Mahlke announced that he has made his final decision as to where he will be playing college football.  Yesterday he signed his letter of intent to the College of Idaho.

There are two local all-star basketball games this week.  The 1A/2A games will be held at Shoshone high school tonight.  The girls game begins at 6 while the boys game starts at 7:30.  Then on Wednesday it’s the 4th District All Star Basketball Game.  The girls game at the Jerome High school begins at 6 while the boys game is set for 7:30 pm. 

WEATHER

Today:  Increasing clouds, mostly cloudy to cloudy by the afternoon, with a breeze. Winds: ENE 10-20 mph. Highs - Valleys: 45 Mountains: 35

Tonight:  Cloudy with developing rain showers valleys snow showers in the mountains. Winds: East 5-15 mph. Lows - Valleys: 34 Mountains: 24

Tomorrow:  Cloudy rain showers, more scattered in the afternoon and snow in the Wood River Valley. Accumulation there 2 to 5 inches. Winds: East 5-10 mph. Valleys - High: 50 Low: 34 Mountains - High: 38 Low: 28

THURSDAY: Cloudy with scattered rain showers. Valleys - High: 52 Low: 33 Mountains - High: 40 Low: 26

FRIDAY: Colder with scattered snow showers. Valleys - High: 39 Low: 25 Mountains - High: 37 Low: 15

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cool. Valleys - High: 40 Low: 25 Mountains - High: 34 Low: 14

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 42 Low: 27 Mountains - High: 36 Low: 17

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 40 Low: 25 Mountains - High: 38 Low: 15

March 5th: On this day

1963
Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copus and Hawkshaw Hawkins were all killed when the plane they were travelling in flew into severe weather and crashed in a forest near Camden, Tennessee, 90 miles from the destination. The Country artists had left for Nashville in a Piper Comanche piloted by Copas' son-in-law (and Cline's manager), Randy Hughes. The three had perfromed at a benefit concert at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas for the family of disc jockey Cactus Jack Call, who had died the previous December in an automobile accident.

1973
Born on this day in Amarillo, Texas, was Trent Willmon, country music artist, who scored the 2006 top 20 album A Little More Livin'.

1980
The film Coal Miner's Daughter debuted in Nashville, and soon became the #1 box office hit in the United States. The film starred Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn and Tommy Lee Jones as her husband Mooney Lynn. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, winning a Best Actress Oscar for Spacek.

1983
CMT was launched at 6:19 PM CST. Originally called CMTV but always "Country Music Television." (The "V" was dropped in response to a complaint by competitor MTV), CMT beat its chief competitor, The Nashville Network (TNN), on the air by two days. CMT was positioned to play country music videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while TNN was geared toward programming lending itself to a "country lifestyle". The very first video clip to air on CMT was a performance clip of country music legend Faron Young's classic 1971 hit, "It's Four in the Morning".

2009
Taylor Swift made her primetime television TV acting debut, in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Haley Jones. Unfortunately, the singer was stabbed in the heart with a pair of scissors. Over 20 million viewers watched the episode.

2012
Lionel Richie released Tuskegee which featured 13 of his hit songs performed as duets with country stars including Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett. The album became his first #1 album for more than 25 years.

2013
Connie Sanders King was charged with both felony and premeditated first-degree murder in the death of country music manager Thomas Colucci at their Coffee County, Tennessee, home. Colucci had worked with country singer Jo Dee Messina. The 37-year-old woman who masterminded the fatal shooting of her fiancee by her estranged husband had maintained for eight months he was the victim of a random home invasion.

MONDAY 030419

The Twin Falls city council will review a request at tonight’s meeting to amend the election ordinance for a general obligation bond.  Voters will soon decide on a 36-million dollar fire station improvement.  Tonight’s discussion will adjust the estimated annual cost on 100-thousand dollar taxable assessed value from $71.17 to $74.36.

Heyburn Resident Jakob Kade Pelton has been charged with 15 wildlife violations after authorities say he had an unlicensed taxidermy operation.  The prosecutor will recommend supervised probation with a suspended three to five year prison sentence.  He will also need to pay fish and game $12-thouand 975 dollars and may lose his hunting and trapping license. 

40-year old Jose Luis Gonzales of Twin Falls has been ordered to serve 10 years in federal prison for participating in a drug trafficking organization.  An investigation found Gonzales was a member of a drug trafficking organization distributing Meth, heroin and fentanyl in Idaho. 

Idaho Lieutenant Goverernor Janice MeGeachin is facing calls for her to step down, after a photo was posted to her facebook account shows her standing in front of her Statehouse office door with two men.  The men were wearing t-shirts reading Engel – possibly referring to Todd Engel who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in the April 2014 Nevada standoff.  The men were hand gesturing they may be part of the 3-percent movement.  MeGeachin is forming a heart with her hands. 

Preston resident Marlin McQueen pleaded not guilty to a charge of First Degree Murder in connection to the January death of Willie Lovin Jr.  If found guilty McQueen could be sentenced to life in prison.  The state has 60-days to determine whether they will seek the death Penalty.  Lovin died of stab wounds.

Legislation to allow Idaho theaters on the National Register of Historic Places to obtain licenses to sell beer and wine is going to the state Senate.  There are currently only five theaters in the state that would be affected by the law, but about a dozen in all could eventually qualify.

Attorneys are expected to make their closing arguments next week in a lawsuit brought by a former doctoral student against Idaho State University.  Jun Yu filed the federal lawsuit in September 2015 alleging the school discriminated against him, committed ethics violation and breached a contract when it refused to grant him a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.

SPORTS

In local sports, the 2019 Boys High School State Championships concluded over the weekend at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.  The Lighthouse Christian School took the top honors for the 1A Division II Championship against Garden Valley.  The Lions complete a perfect 26-0 season, becoming the first 1A Division II team in state history to have an undefeated campaign, culminated by the title.

In softball the College Of Southern Idaho took both wins in a double header against southern Nevada.  9 to 1 in the first game and 14 to 10 in the second game. 

In baseball, Southern Nevada took both games in that double header.  9 to 4 and 4 to 2. 

In College Basketball the CSI Eagle Men lost to Snow College  76 to 69.  

WEATHER

Today:  A mix of clouds and sun. High 43F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 28F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny with a chance of rain and snow by midnight in Magic Valley. Partly sunny with a chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.   High: 45 Low 34  Mountains: 33 Low: 26

WEDNESDAY: Rain in the Magic Valley and snow in the Wood River Valley.  High: 50 Low: 37  Mountains: 37 Low: 29

THURSDAY: Cloudy. Chance of rain in Magic Valley and snow in Wood River Valley.   High: 50 Low: 32  Mountains: 39 Low: 26

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in both Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.

High: 44 Low: 28  Mountains: 36 Low: 19

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Slight chance of snow showers in Wood River Valley.  High: 46 Mountains: 34

March 4th: On this day

1967
"Jackson" a duet by Johnny Cash and June Carter (with Carl Perkins, guitar) entered the C&W chart, going on to peak at #2. The song was quickly covered by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood which gave them a pop hit three months later.

1968
Winners at the third Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Pat Buttram included: Man of the Year - Joey Bishop, Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Lynn Anderson, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - Glen Campbell, Top Vocal Group - Sons of the Pioneers, Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year - Bobbie Gentry, Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year - Jerry Inman and Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard won Top Duo of the Year.

1971
Born on this day in Gilmer, Texas, was Jason Sellers country music artist. Has worked with Ricky Skaggs, recorded two solo studio albums: 1997's I'm Your Man and 1999's A Matter of Time which produced five singles on the Country Singles charts; Jason has had continued success as a songwriter, with acts such as Lonestar, Kenny Chesney, and Montgomery Gentry all recording his songs.

1978
The Public Broadcasting System broadcast live, the first complete Grand Ole Opry show from the new Grand Ole Opry House. The show featured George Hamilton IV, Bill Monroe, Del Reeves, The Willis Brothers, Billy Grammer, Ronnie Milsap, Lonzo and Oscar, Porter Wagoner, Roy Acuff, The Crook Brothers, The Fruit Jar Drinkers, Grandpa Jones, and others.

1983
Country singer, George Jones married Nancy Sepulveda in Woodville, Texas, (his fourth marrige). The newlyweds had their wedding-night dinner at the local Burger King in Jasper, Texas.

2000
"Amazed" by Lonestar became the first country song to have topped both the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and the Billboard Hot 100 chart since the Kenny Rogers-Dolly Parton duet, "Islands In The Stream" in October 1983.

2010
Rascal Flatts were guest stars on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, starring as themselves. In the episode, Jay DeMarcus received an electic shock from his own bass guitar during a performance at a Vegas club, leaving the musician with total amnesia.

2016
American country music singer and songwriter Joey Feek died from cancer aged 40. From 2008 to 2016, the duo Joey + Rory comprised of Joey and her husband, Rory Lee Feek.Bottom of Form

FRIDAY 030119

Two former Idaho Department of Corrections officers were sentenced this week for their part in a drug trafficking operation inside prisons.  37-year-old Richard McCollough was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison, and 36-year-old Timothy Landon was sentenced to three years and five months.

Several roads were closed this week in Minidoka County due to flooding concerns.  Crews with the Minidoka County Highway District have been placing signs and moving them around to areas that need it most.

Two Colorado residents were killed when a small plane flying in bad weather crashed in Eastern Nevada. The airplane was in route to Twin Falls when it crashed near the Utah line. 

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation to keep operating a state board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk.  Little signed the legislation to repeal a section of Idaho law that would have ended the five-year-run of the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board in the summer of 2020.

Legislation to clarify and broaden the definition of abuse involving child victims sustaining head injuries is heading to the House.  The change removes the term “subdural hematoma” to determine abuse and replaces it with head and brain injuries.

Legislation intended to lower the risk of people being inadvertently jabbed with discarded used medical needles is heading to the House.  The House Health and Welfare Committee voted to approve legislation allowing groups to start a syringe and needle exchange program in Idaho.

A Brigham Young University-Idaho student has been charged with rape and lewd conduct with a minor.  21 year-old Connor A. Hammond was charged with one felony count of rape, involving a victim 16 or 17 years of age, as well as four felony counts of lewd conduct with a minor under 16 years of age.  Bond is set at $200,000.

SPORTS

In sports from around the area first to the Boys High School Basketball Playoffs, the Kimberly Bulldogs are moving ahead in the state playoffs defeating Parma 57 to 55.  Kimberly plays Sugar-Salem at 6:15 p.m. at Meridian High School tonight.

Elsewhere, Idaho Falls downed Twin Falls 49 to 44.  Twin Falls will face Moscow at 3 p.m. this afternoon at Borah High School in Boise.

North Freemont defeated Declo 51 to 37.  Declo will play Bear Lake at 1:15 p.m. today at Capital High School in Boise on the consolation side of the bracket.

Valley is moving on in the playoffs by defeating Riverstone 70 to 41.  Valley will face Potlatch at 6:15 this evening at Vallivue High School in Caldwell.

In an overtime game Lighthouse Christian took the win from Mackay 63 to 57.  With the win, the Lions are on their way to the state semi-finals against Genesis Prep at 3 p.m. today at Caldwell High School.

In one other game, Garden Valley defeated Carey 60 to 54.  Carey plays Rockland at 6:15 p.m. at Caldwell High School tonight in the consolation bracket.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunshine early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High around 45F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Considerable cloudiness. Chance of a snow shower.   Low 26F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Chance of morning flakes otherwise partly to mostly sunny. Winds: SSW 3-18 mph. Valleys - High: 41 Low: 21 Mountains - High: 31 Low: 7

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 40 Low: 20 Mountains - High: 29 Low: 9

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 41 Low: 25 Mountains - High: 32 Low: 13

TUESDAY: Increasing clouds. Valleys - High: 46 Low: 33 Mountains - High: 37 Low: 23

WEDNESDAY: Mix of rain and snow showers. Valleys - High: 49 Low: 34 Mountains - High: 41 Low: 25

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with possible rain showers. Valleys - High: 47 Low: 35 Mountains - High: 40 Low: 26

Avalanche Warning

Areas Affected: Blaine; Custer

NWS Pocatello (Southeastern Idaho)

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER. THE FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER IN KETCHUM HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING.

 

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 630 AM MST THIS MORNING UNTIL 630 AM MST TOMORROW.

 

* AFFECTED AREA...THE SOLDIER...SMOKY...WHITE CLOUD...BOULDER...AND PIONEER MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS NEAR SMILEY CREEK...GALENA SUMMIT...KETCHUM...HAILEY...BELLEVUE...AND FAIRFIELD.

 

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA IS HIGH.

 

* REASON/IMPACTS...SNOWFALL AND EXPECTED STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE PRODUCING VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE VERY LIKELY. AVALANCHES MAY IMPACT ROADWAYS AND STRUCTURES IN THE VALLEY BOTTOM. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXPECT NATURAL AVALANCHES IN MANY AREAS, SOME WILL BE LARGE ENOUGH TO SNAP TREES OR DESTROY A WOOD FRAME HOUSE. SLIDES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES INTO FLAT AREAS AND MATURE FORESTS. AVOID ALL AVALANCHE TERRAIN. STAY OFF AND OUT FROM BELOW STEEP SLOPES-SLOPES STEEPER THAN ABOVE 30 DEGREES. CONSULT WWW.SAWTOOTHAVALANCHE.COM FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION. SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.

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Avalanche Warning

Areas Affected: Camas; Elmore

NWS Boise (Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon)

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER. ...THE FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER IN KETCHUM HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING...

 

* TIMING...IN EFFECT UNTIL 630 AM FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST.

 

* AFFECTED AREA...FOR THE SOLDIER...SMOKY...PIONEER...BOULDER... WHITE CLOUD...INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS NEAR FAIRFIELD...HAILEY... KETCHUM...GALENA SUMMIT...SMILEY CREEK.

 

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA IS HIGH.

 

* REASON/IMPACTS...SNOWFALL AND WIND WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. BOTH HUMAN TRIGGERED AND NATURAL AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY. AVALANCHES MAY IMPACT ROADWAYS AND STRUCTURES IN THE VALLEY BOTTOMS. PRECAUTION/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXPECT NATURAL AVALANCHES IN MANY AREAS. SOME WILL BE LARGE ENOUGH TO SNAP TREES AND DESTROY A WOOD FRAME HOUSE. AVALANCHES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES...INTO FLAT AREAS...AND CAN RUN INTO MATURE FORESTS. STAY OFF OF...AND OUT FROM UNDERNEATH... SLOPES STEEPER THAN ABOUT 30 DEGREES. AVALANCHES MAY IMPACT RECREATIONAL TRAILS...ROADWAYS...AND STRUCTURES. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. CONSULT WWW.SAWTOOTHAVALANCHE.COM OR WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION. SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.

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Flood Advisory

Areas Affected: Lincoln

NWS Pocatello (Southeastern Idaho)

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a

 

* Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for... Lincoln County in south central Idaho...

 

* Until 1145 AM MST Friday

 

* At 1140 AM MST, emergency management reported rain causing minor flooding in Lincoln County, especially eastern portions. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding.

 

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Shoshone, Richfield, Dietrich, Kimama, Laidlaw Corrals Airport and Shoshone Ice Caves.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots. A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

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Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Minidoka

NWS Pocatello (Southeastern Idaho)

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

 

* Flood Warning for... Rain and Snowmelt in... Southern Minidoka County in south central Idaho...

 

* Until 215 PM MST Friday

 

* At 1207 PM MST, emergency management reported continued flooding in southern portions of Minidoka County. More than a dozen roads continue to be closed due to deep water covering the road bed.

 

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Minidoka and Acequia.

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.

 

March 1st: On this day

1949
Working at Nashville's Castle Recording Studio, Hank Williams recorded "Mind Your Own Business," "Honky Tonk Blues," "You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)" and "Lost Highway".

1954
Born on this day, in Cleveland, Ohio, was Catherine Bach, actress, known for playing Daisy Duke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard that aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. The producers were looking for a Dolly Parton-lookalike; despite not looking like what they were searching for, she was hired on the spot. At the hight of the show a poster of ‘Daisy’ in her cut-off jeans sold over 5 million copies.

1961
Born on this day in Arlington Heights, Illinois, was Davis Daniel, country music artist. Seven of his singles entered the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, including the Top 40 hits "Picture Me", "For Crying Out Loud" and "Fighting Fire with Fire."

1964
Born on this day in Martinsville, Virginia, was Clinton Gregory, country and bluegrass singer, songwriter, and fiddler. His highest charting single is the 1991 "Play, Ruby, Play", which reached #25.

1968
Johnny Cash married June Carter. Johnny had proposed to June while onstage in London, Ontario the previous month. Cash and Carter continued to work together and tour for 35 years until Carter's death in 2003. Cash died four months later.

1980
Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with the Rodney Crowell-penned song "I Ain't Living Long Like This." Emmylou Harris had also coverd the song for her 1978 album, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town.

1994
Dwight Yoakam won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "Ain't That Lonely Yet" at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards. Mary Chapin Carpenter won Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Passionate Kisses" and Best Country Vocal Collaboration went to Linda Davis & Reba McEntire for "Does He Love You."

2011
The Country Music Association announced that Reba McEntire would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. McEntire was unable to attend the announcement after her father had slipped into a coma following a stroke.

2016
Don Williams announced his retirement after six decades in the music business. He began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 #1 country hits.