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Wednesday 112019

Twin Falls city council members continue to look at the possibility of banning smoking on most public property. Earlier this week the council supported adding restrictions on smoking although failed to reach a consensus.  They asked staff to create an ordinance that would ban smoking except the golf course.  Police Chief Craig Kingbury said they have received zero calls this year about smoking violations.  He said if it was an ordnance it would be enforced but would be a low priority.

The south central public health district is urging smokers to quit tobacco for a day.  It’s the Great American Smoke out tomorrow.  Smoking accounts for nearly one in three cancer deaths in the United States, and increases the risk of more than 13 types of cancer.

21 year old Enrique Vielmas appeared before District Judge Barry Wood in Twin Falls for a pre-trial hearing yesterday morning.  Instead he entered a guilty plea to multiple felonies involving a shooting and burglary.  He was charged with the theft of a thousand dollars from a home on Diamond Avenue.  He was also charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm into a home.

With the stroke of a pen, Idaho Governor Brad Little has issued an executive order that will change Idaho’s rules on the interstate transportation of hemp to be in accordance with federal law.  The governor said it’s a stopgap measure until the Idaho Legislature enacts a more permanent solution.  Under the 2018 Farm Bill, states can now harvest, sell and transport hemp. 

Brian Trappen of Twin Falls has been sentenced to at least 8 years in prison for killing two people in a crash involving 6 vehicles on I-84 in Jerome County.  He drove the wrong way on the interstate while under the influence of Alcohol and Drugs last June. 

Higher education budgets will be subject to the state spending reductions that Gov. Brad Little’s staff outlined.  Colleges will need to plan for a 1 percent reduction to the current 2019-20 budget and a 2 percent base reduction to the upcoming 2020-21 budget. The K-12 public school budgets will be protected and exempt from cuts.


In sports from around the area first to girls high school basketball from yesterday.  Declo downed Raft River 60 to 56.  It was Century 75 Canyon Ridge 27.  Castleford defeated Hagerman 43 to 28 and it was Camas County 46 Richfield 38.  Hansen overpowered Shoshone 44 to 19 and Jerome said no to Minico with a score of 61 to 54.  Snake River outlasted Kimberly 55 to 39 and it was Murtaugh 42 North Gem 19.  Nampa Christian defeated Filer 44 to 33 and Valley ran past Dietrich 54 to 34.  Burley Defeated Mountain Home 58 to 46. 

In college Basketball CSI’s Mike Hood is the Scenic West Athletic Conference player of the week.  He finished two games with an average of 24 points and shot 53-percent from the field. 



Today:  Generally cloudy. High near 45F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Overcast. Low 34F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies with isolated rain and snow showers, especially in the South Hills of Twin Falls and Cassia Counties. High: 42. Low: 22.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 45. Low: 23.

SATURDAY:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 45. Low: 24.

SUNDAY:  Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of evening rain and snow showers. High: 46. Low: 25.

MONDAY:  Partly sunny skies isolated rain and snow showers. Quite a bit colder with breezy conditions. High: 39. Low: 19.

TUESDAY:  Partly sunny skies with isolated rain and snow showers. Staying chilly. High: 37.

November 20th: On this day

Bartenders in Hammond, Indiana requesed that disc jockeys at WJOB radio stop playing Ferlin Husky's "The Drunken Driver," about an intoxicated driver who causes a crash that kills two children; the song "is hurting business," the union claimed.

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country album chart with The Fightin' Side of Me which was recorded live in Philadelphia, on Valentine's Day 1970.

Loretta Lynn released "Rated "X"" which became Lynn's sixth #1 country single as a solo artist. The song dealt with the stigma faced by divorced women during the early '70s, and was regarded as somewhat controversial at the time, due to its frank language.

Born on this day in Phoenix, Arizona, was Dierks Bentley country music artist who has scored eighteen singles on the country singles charts, of which nine have reached #1. His debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", and "Home".

Born on this day was Josh Turner singer and actor who scored the 2006 US Country #1 album Your Man. Haywire, released in 2010, produced his biggest hit, the #1 "Why Don't We Just Dance" and another #1 "All Over Me".

Faith Hill was at #1 on the US Country chart with Breathe her fourth studio album. It won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album and Breathe is one of the most successful country/pop albums to date. It has shipped over eight million copies in the US and the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, a first for the country artist.

Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas by The Robertsons from the cast of A&E reality television series Duck Dynastywas at #1 on the US Country chart. The album features a number of traditional seasonal songs as well as originals written and performed by the Robertsons. Special guests include country stars Luke Bryan, George Strait, Josh Turner and Alison Krauss.

Loretta Lynn, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton were among those presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom during ceremonies by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. Presenting the award to Loretta, President Barack Obama said "Over 50 years after she cut her first record and canned her first vegetables, Loretta Lynn still reigns as the rule-breaking, record-setting queen of country music."

Ty Herndon came out as a homosexual in an interview with People. He was the second major country artist to do so, following Chely Wright in 2010.

Tuesday 111919

Patrick Frazee has been found guilty of murder.  The Colorado man was sentenced yesterday afternoon to life in prison without parole plus 156 years.  He was found guilty for the murder of Kelsey Berreth even though her body has ever been found.  District attorney Dan May said justice was possible because of Krystal Lee’s testimony.  Lee, a former nurse from St. Luke’s testified in the trial that she helped clean up a bloody mess in Berreth’s home.

Twin Falls resident Eugenia Monica Wadsworth is facing misdemeanor driving under the influence following a weekend crash in Gooding that sent two people to the hospital.  Court records indicate this is the 31 year olds second DUI.  She was also cited for driving without privileges.

The Blaine county sheriff’s office say a Hailey man died Sunday evening following a car crash on State Highway 75 north of Hailey.  50 year old Jeffrey Browne was found unresponsive when deputies arrived at the scene of the single vehicle accident south of Cottonwood Creek Circle.

Federal authorities saying a lawsuit wanting to ban black bear hunting using bait in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming should be dismissed.  The lawsuit filed in June claim the federal agencies are violating environmental laws because black bear hunters have killed at least eight protected grizzly bears since 1995.

According to triple A 55 point 3 million travelers are expected to roam far from home for Thanksgiving this year.  That’s the most since 2005 and nearly a million and a half more than last year.  296-thousand Idahoans are expected to take a trip.  That’s an increase of three percent.

Riley Alexander, a 22 year old Boise woman is facing felony charges after being accused of using heroin in a car while her young daughter was in the backseat.  She was arrested last week on felony charges of injury to a child and drug possession.  She was setting in the vehicle in a parking lot of a Nampa McDonalds.  According to court documents she admitted that she had heroin in the car and that she was an addict. 


Today:  Rain showers this morning with overcast skies during the afternoon hours. High 52F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies this evening will become overcast overnight. Low 34F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers possible. Quite a bit cooler High: 42. Low: 23.

THURSDAY:  Decreasing clouds through the day. High: 40. Low: 20.

FRIDAY:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 44. Low: 21.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 44. Low: 23.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of PM rain and snow showers. High: 45. Low: 21.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies with isolated rain and snow showers. Breezy and colder. High: 38.

November 19th: On this day

Born on this day was Canadian country-folk artist Ron Hynes, best known for the songs "Sonny's Dream" and "Cryer's Paradise". Hynes died of cancer on November 19, 2015 aged 64.

Jeannie C. Riley was at #1 on the US Country album chart with Harper Valley PTA. The title track "Harper Valley PTA" became a hit for Riley and went to #1 on both the Billboard Pop and Country singles charts, a feat not repeated until 1981 when Dolly Parton released "9 to 5".

Born on this day in Savannah, Georgia, was Billy Currington country music singer, songwriter. Hits include "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right", "Good Directions", "People Are Crazy", "That's How Country Boys Roll", "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer", and "Let Me Down Easy". He has also charted as a duet partner on Shania Twain's single "Party For Two."

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the US Country charts with his seventh studio album Kenny. It included the singles "Coward of the County" and "You Decorated My Life" and went on to enjoy 25 weeks on the album chart.

Mary Chapin Carpenters was at #1 on the country singles chart with "Shut Up And Kiss Me". The song won Carpenter a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Country Weekly's Readers named Shania Twain the Most Beautiful Woman in Country Music. Also featured in the list were fellow Canadian, and country traditionalist, Terri Clark, Reba McEntire and Lauren Alaina.

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One person was killed in a two vehicle pileup three miles east of Kimberly on State Highway 50 yesterday evening.  Police say 37 year old Aaron Arizmedi of Rupert was eastbound when a small car driven by 45 year old William Presba of Twin Falls failed to yield.  Two passengers in the Arzmedi vehicle were taken to St. Luke’s in Twin falls for treatment.  One, a Juvenile who was ejected succumbed to their injuries.  All lanes of State highway 50 were blocked for about 4 and a half hours.

A Gooding man’s home was damaged by fire Sunday.  Authorities say the elderly man was apparently burning weeds outside on Saturday when flames made their way inside the structure.  The man, who is deaf, wasn’t aware of the fire until neighbors rescued him. 

A three vehicle crash Friday night south of Gooding involved a Gooding County Sheriff’s vehicle.  The accident happened on Idaho Highway 46 two  miles south of Gooding.  One vehicle was stopped waiting to turn left when another vehicle struck it.  The crash then pushed a vehicle into a deputies pickup truck.  The crash closed the road for nearly two hours.  Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor. 

Inmate Jacob Bentley who served in the Teller County Jail with Patrick Frazee who has been accused of murdering Kelsey Berreth said the defendant had asked him to solicit a prison gang he was affiliated with to murder a key witness in the case.  Bentley said Frazee wanted to murder Krystal Lee the former nurse from Twin Falls who claims she helped clean up a bloody crime scene inside Berreth’s apartment.  The prosecution rested its case.  Frazee said he will not testify.  Closing statements are set for this morning.

A judge has sentenced an Idaho doctor to seven months in prison for receipt and delivery of misbranded breast implants given to patients.  Prosecutors said 55-year-old Temp Ray Patterson was also sentenced to one year of supervised release after his prison sentence.  The former Burley doctor was ordered to pay $8,200 of restitution and a $10,000 fine.


In some sports closer to home from over the weekend, first to Girls high school basketball where Twin Falls defeated Caldwell 52 to 41.  Jerome downed Nampa 63 to 32.  Kuna outlasted Minico 37 to 31.  Kimberly defeated Canyon Ridge 53 to 43 and Gooding outlasted Dietrich 57 to 19.

The Mens Basketball from CSI the Eagles lost to Williston State 83 to 69 in Williston North Dakota.

Elsewhere in College Basketball, Washington State defeated Idaho State in Pullman yesterday afternoon 76 to 61. 

In College football Boise State Broncos took the win over New Mexico 42 to 9 Saturday night.  They next play Utah State Saturday. 

Sacramento state beat Idaho 31 to 7 Saturday and BYU won the game over Idaho State 42 to 10. 


Today:  Sun and clouds mixed. High 62F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low near 40F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy in the Magic Valley and partly sunny in the Wood River Valley.  High: 54 Low: 31

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley with a slight chance of rain/snow showers.   High: 44 Low: 26

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 44 Low: 22

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 46 Low: 22

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 46 Low: 24

SUNDAY: Partly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 45

November 18th: On this day

Born on this day in Groveton, Texas, was Jacky Ward, country music artist. Between 1972 and 1982, he charted more than fifteen singles His highest-peaking single, "A Lover's Question", reached #3 on the charts in 1978.

Born on this day, was Laura Lynch, singer-songwriter, and founding member of the Dixie Chicks. Of the Dixie Chicks' twenty-five singles, six have reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart: Lynch left the group in 1995.

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge appeared on the comedy-variety television series The Muppet Show. No guest star ever appeared twice on The Muppet Show, although John Denver appeared both on the show and in two specials (John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together and John Denver & the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday).

The country-variety TV series, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters was aired for the first time. Barbara Mandrell hosted this music-variety series with her younger sisters, Louise and Irelene. Also helping out was Truck Shackley & the Texas Critters, a group of Krofft puppets that included five musicians and a dog. Each week, a well-established country star made appearances.

Shania Twain released her fourth studio album Up! The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200, after selling 874,000 copies in its first full week of release, it then stayed in the Top 100 of the Billboard chart for more than 60 weeks.

The Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line, opened nationwide in the US. The movie stared Joaquin Phoenix as "The Man in Black" and Reese Witherspoon as his girlfriend (and wife-to-be) June Carter. The movie was widely praised by critics and beame a major box office hit.

Shania Twain was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada.

Winners at the American Music Awards presented in Los Angeles included; Favorite Country Male Artist - Luke Bryan, Favorite Country Female Artist - Taylor Swift, Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group - Lady Antebellum, and Favorite Country Album - Blown Away, Carrie Underwood.

Friday 111519

Brigham Young University Idaho has stopped accepting Medicaid as health insurance coverage forcing full time students to buy a university backed plan.  Those can be purchased for 81 to 678 a month.  Madison County where the school is located has the highest concentration of Medicaid Enrollees in the state.  The school isn’t commenting on why they made the move.

Cable Networks HLN Real Life Nightmare show has taken their cameras to the Timber Creek Campground In Idaho’s Lemhi County.  The Investigative True-Crime TV show will air an episode about the 2015 disappearance of DeOrr Kunz Jr. who was 2 years old when he went missing.  The child was on a camping trip with his mother, father, great-Grandfather and a family friend in remote Salmon-Challis National Forest. No evidence has been found and no one has been charged.  The episode airs 6pm tomorrow.

Boise teen Conner Brant has been arrested after a 7 year old bicyclist died after being struck by a pickup truck.  The 18 year old has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. 

The stop B2H and Greater Hells Canyon Council has filed the suit in U.S. District court in Pendleton claiming the BLM and the Forest service failed to adequately review the potential environmental impacts of an Idaho Power Company project.  Construction of a power line that would run from Boardman Oregon to Southern Idaho is set to begin in 2022 on the 300 mile line.  It would be completed in 2026 and is part of the power company’s plan to have 100-percent clean energy by 2045.  

40-year-old Szilvia Rideg of Boise has been sentenced to five years of probation for misusing money intended for a program supporting veterans on personal purchases, including a trip to Washington, D.C. and more than $1,000 spent at a California resort.  Federal prosecutors say Rideg worked as the executive director of the Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation from 2015 to 2018, and that in 2016 she began using the foundation’s credit card to make unauthorized charges,


In college basketball, Idaho State took the win last night from Montana Western with a score of 80 to 48.  Chier Maker had 18 points and seven rebounds.  Sunday ISU will take on Washington State as they take it to the road for their next game.

Elsewhere, U.C. Davis narrowly defeated Idaho yesterday in the Red Wolves Classic with a score of 65 to 64.  Today, UC Davis plays Arkansas State while Idaho will play VMI.  That game is 4 pm this afternoon in Jonesboro Arkansas at the convocation center. 


Today:  Mostly cloudy skies. Low 36F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:   Mostly cloudy skies. Low 36F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 61F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy skies. High: 52. Low: 31.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 57. Low: 35.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 59. Low: 33.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 55. Low: 31.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers. High: 47. Low: 26.

THURSDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers. High: 44.

November 15th: On this day

Born on this day in Audubon, Iowa, was C. W. McCall (William Dale Fries, Jr.), singer, activist and politician known for his truck-themed outlaw country songs who had the 1975 US Country #1 and cross-over hit "Convoy."

Born on this day, was Dann Huff, American session musician, singer-songwriter and producer. Since the 1990s Huff has been working as a producer for various bands and artists some of which include Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire.

Born on this day in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was country music artist Steve Kolander. His 1994 his self-titled album produced two singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.

All Aboard the Blue Train by Johnny Cash was released in the US, the singer, songwriters fourteenth album, which featured, "Folsom Prison Blues", and "Rock Island Line".

Earl Scruggs played his Grammy winning "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" on an open-air stage in Washington, D.C., at the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, becoming one of the very few bluegrass or country-western artists to give support to the anti-war movement. The march attracted over 500,000 demonstrators against the war, including many performers and activists.

Born on this day in The Woodlands, Texas, was Jack Ingram country music singer, songwriter who scored the 2005 US #1 Country hit "Wherever You Are". Ingram has sent six other songs into the country Top 40: "Love You," a cover version of Hinder's "Lips of an Angel," "Measure of a Man," "Maybe She'll Get Lonely," "That's a Man" and "Barefoot and Crazy."

Steel Magnolias the American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross was released. The film featured Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dolly Parton. The film grossed over $95 million inside the US.

Garth Brooks performed at the 39th Annual CMA Awards live from Times Square in New York City. As a tribute to his friend, country singer songwriter Chris LeDoux who had died earlier in the year, Brooks perfomed his song "Good Ride Cowboy".

Canadian country-folk artist Ron Hynes, best known for the songs "Sonny's Dream" and "Cryer's Paradise" died of cancer aged 64.

Thursday 111419

The mayor for the community of Eden has passed away.  Services for 77 year old Larry Craig is scheduled for this Friday at 10am at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home.  Craig did not seek another term in November’s election.  Blaine Campbell was the only person on the ballot. 

A Meridian man is in custody after police say he ran into two Idaho State Police Vehicles.  Authorities say they responded to a crash Monday morning where one of the vehicles left the scene.  They tracked down the driver who they identified as 28 year old Jesse Pina. The suspect rammed a patrol car and backed into another trooper’s patrol car as he was trying to get away.  No injuries were reported.

Staff Sgt. Jesse Cottle who served four tours of duty with the Marines and lost both of his legs has been awarded a house thanks to actor Gary Sinise.  The Eagle resident will be able to live a life of independence thanks to the Oscar nominated star of Forrest Gump and other films.  Cottle was given keys to his new home on Veterans.

Federal land managers have released a final plan for a phosphate mine with five open pits as well as reclamation work proposed by Idaho based Simplot Company.  The five pits, disposal areas, tailing ponds and other workings would cover about 4-point three miles east of Soda Springs.  Phosphate mining is a major business in Southeastern Idaho.

Twin Falls residents can take advantage of leaf pickup.  The city said customers can discard up to eight bags of leaves and other yard debris on their regularly scheduled collection day.  Place those next to the trash bins.

Pocatello resident William Randall Davis has been sentenced to five years in prison for multiple felony charges.  The 29 year old man initially faced life in prison after he was charged with 10 felony crimes that included robbery, second degree kidnapping, and aggravated assault, possession of Meth, eluding a police officer and owning a firearm. 


Tis the season of signings.  Several local students have announced their next moves.  In Minico, Kasen Carpenter will be playing for the College of Southern Idaho Eagles.  In Burley, Jace Whiting signed his letter of intent to play college basketball at Boise State University.  Another Burley student Makayla Tolman will play volleyball at BYU.

CSI’S Mike hood a Sophomore guard signed his letter yesterday to play for Montana State next season. 

As far as the games this week, first to basketball where Boise State will take on U.C. Irivine at Taco Bell Arena 7 pm tonight.

Other games find Idaho State Bengals playing Montana Western 7 pm tonight and Idaho plays U.C. Davis today at 4 in Jonesboro Arkansas. 


Today:  Partly cloudy this morning, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy skies. Low 36F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy skies. High: 59. Low: 36.

SATURDAY: After a slight chance of a shower, decreasing clouds, cooler and breezy. High: 50. Low: 31.

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 54. Low: 35.

MONDAY:  Partly sunny skies. High: 56. Low: 33.

TUESDAY:  Partly sunny skies with isolated showers and breezy with cooler temperatures. High: 46. Low: 27.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of a shower. High: 40.

November 14th: On this day

Hank Williams made his first national TV appearance, on CBS-TV's The Perry Como Show, performing "Hey, Good Lookin'". The following week, Perry Como opened his show by doing his own version of "Hey Good Lookin'" and then apologized to Hank for doing so.

Born on this day in Bronxville, New York, was Gretchen Peters, singer and songwriter. She moved to Nashville in the late 1980s and there, she found work as a songwriter, composing hits for Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Anne Murray and others. Peters has released studio albums of her own, the title track of her 1996 debut album The Secret of Life was recorded by Faith Hill in 1999.

Loretta Lynn was at #1 on the US Country chart with You Ain't Woman Enough. The lead single, and title track became Lynn's biggest hit up to that point peaking at #2. Martina McBride covered the song for her 2005 album Timeless.

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.

Born on this day in Franklin, Tennessee, was Will Hoge, a Grammy nominated American singer, songwriter and musician. Hoge co-wrote "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" the #1 hit for the Eli Young Band.

Mel McDaniel had a near-fatal fall into an orchestra pit while he was performing at the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The accident ended his touring career and he underwent several surgeries thereafter. He scored the 1985 #1 "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On".

CBS-TV aired Garth Brooks: Coast To Coast Live from the Los Angeles' Great Western Forum. This was the first of three consecutive Wednesday-night concert specials, the show also featured Keb' Mo' and Trisha Yearwood. Brooks would see his latest album Scarecrow top the Country charts the following month.

Taylor Swift set a record for the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist at the same time with eight singles from the re-release of her 2008 album Fearless.

Country music artist Holly Dunn died of ovarian cancer aged 59. She first found fame with her 1986 Top-10 hit "Daddy's Hands" from her self-titled debut album. Dunn charted more than a dozen country singles, two of which ("Are You Ever Gonna Love Me", "You Really Had Me Going") reaching the #1 spot.

Wednesday 111319

As the 1st degree Murder trial for Patrick Frazee of Colorado moves on, several Magic Valley residents testified in the Colorado courtroom yesterday.  Megan Garrison a friend to Krystal Lee said she lent Lee her black VW Passat during Thanksgiving saying she needed it to move.  Later Lee told investigators it was used to help clean up a crime scene.  Allison Wright a co-worker with Lee at St. Luke’s said that when she returned to work she looked tired and sad. 

Ketchum Police say 37 year old Ihon Miguel Lopez-Macha was killed over the weekend after the car he was working on fell on top of him.  He was working underneath when a jack gave way.  He was rushed to the nearby St. Luke’s where he was pronounced dead.

Twin Falls sheriff deputies ended up using a pit maneuver near Hankens road yesterday morning to stop a vehicle that ran from them during a traffic stop.  37 year old Robert Nevarez of Buhl has been charged with eluding, possession of a controlled substance aggravated battery on an officer and DUI.

Jerome’s Heritage Academy is looking for some help from the community.  In a letter distributed by the Jerome Chamber of commerce, it says the school was unfairly criticized by the state’s charter commission.  The Letter goes on to say that since that time data has proved clear evidence that the school is meeting the needs of the students.  The school is needing to cover the 300-thousand dollar loss in revenue that is a direct result of the illegal comments about the school and community according to the letter. 

In Heyburn, wastewater treatment and collection upgrades will cost taxpayers less than expected thanks to grants from the US. Department of Agriculture.  Total savings according to city officials will amount to 3-point 1 million.  A 12 –point four million dollar bond was approved through judicial confirmation last fall. 

Fire totally destroyed a home of a Bellevue businessman Monday night.  Jose Guerreo who owns G and G landscape said he woke around 5 am to an orange glow outside his bedroom window.  The house was fully engulfed.  Firefighters say they worked quickly to keep the neighbor’s house from burning.


The Idaho Vandals are looking good this season.  They are currently tied for eighth in the Big Sky Conference and a pair of wins would give them some confidence headed into next season.  The Vandals fell hard to Montana last weekend with a score of 42 to 17.  Their final home game of the season is this weekend, with the kickoff Saturday at 3. 


Today:  Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 57F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Generally clear. Low 32F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies. High: 61. Low: 36.

FRIDAY:  Partly sunny skies and warm. High: 59. Low: 34.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and breezy with cooler temperatures. High: 51. Low: 29.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 56. Low: 33.

MONDAY:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 55. Low: 33.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a shower. High: 47.

November 13th: On this day

Born on this day was Jack Guthrie, songwriter and performer whose rewritten version of the Woody Guthrie song "Oklahoma Hills" was a hit in 1945. The two musicians were cousins.

Born on this day in Florence, Alabama was Buddy Killen, record producer and music publisher, and a former owner of Trinity Broadcasting Network, and the largest country music publishing business, before he sold it in 1989. He worked with artists such as Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and Bill Anderson. Killen died in Nashville, Tennessee on November 1, 2006.

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.

A Billboard disc jockey poll reported that U.S. disc jockeys were playing 11 percent country on radio stations, compared to 42 percent pop and 5 percent rhythm and blues.

Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous was released in the US, the singer, songwriters second album. "There You Go" from the album was a country #1 hit.

"Love Is Like a Butterfly" by Dolly Parton was at #1 on the Country chart, her fourth #1 as a solo artist. Parton used the song as the opening theme for her 1976-77 TV variety show Dolly!. She also uses a butterfly as the "W" in the trade dress for her Dollywood theme park.

Garth Brooks released Scarecrow his ninth studio album which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the Top Country Albums chart. Singles released from this album include "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)" (a duet with George Jones, "Wrapped Up in You", and "Squeeze Me In" (a duet with Trisha Yearwood). It was the last album by Brooks before his ten-year hiatus.

Wynonna Judd was arrested for drunk driving near Nashville, Tennessee after being pulled over for driving 47 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. After consenting to a Breathalyzer, Judd blew a .175 - more than twice the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.