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Joshua Molina of Jerome who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby is set to face a jury June 17.  Molina is charged with first-Degree murder of 20-month old Lyrk Altom in October of 2017.  He is accused of repeatedly abusing which ended in the death of the Twin Falls Infant.

Cassia Alternative High School and the Declo Junior High school are two of four schools in Idaho receiving the Healthy Minds Technical Assistance grant.  About 15-thousand dollars is set aside to help the schools with weekly coaching and support through July 2019.   The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health organizes this grant to improve student access for needed behavioral health services.

Should Twin Falls County consider mobile trailers to house prisoners?  That question is being tossed about after a fire broke out in the jail November 24 from an electrical issue in one of the jail’s annexes.

One man was killed in a house fire early Friday morning in Mountain Home.  The fire reported just after 6-am.  The victim was pulled and rushed to the hospital where he later died.  Officials say the fire was started by a space heater too near combustibles.  The home was completely engulfed when crews arrived.

With the winter weather arriving over the weekend, officials are reminding residents to slow down and be cautious.  Several crashes and slide-offs were reported Sunday.  Luckily, no one was injured.

As current Magistrate Judge Roger Harris moves to District Court the 7th of January, people are lining up to fill the judge seat.  The public is invited to submit comments on the candidates before finalists are selected.  The applicants are Samuel Beus, Rosemary Emory, Michael Felton, Tyler Rands, Lisa Schoettger David Hamilton, and Dennis Voorhees of Twin Falls, Theodore Booth of Kimberly, Benjamin Harmer of Caldwell and Daniel Luker of Boise.


Today:   Patchy AM Fog, Sunshine and clouds and cold. Winds: East 5-10 mph High: 29 (Mountains: 25) 

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 14F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Overcast. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High near 30F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy and cold. Winds: East 5-10 mph. Low: 14 (Mountains: 4)

THURSDAY: Cold with sun and clouds. High: 29 Low: 12 (Mountains: 29 Low: 8)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 33 Low: 14 (Mountains: 30 Low: 8)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 35 Low: 16 (Mountains: 31 Low: 11)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 36 Low: 19 (Mountains: 33 Low: 16)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 39 Low: 19 (Mountains: 34 Low: 4)



In local sports, first to High School Boys Basketball, it was Canyon Ridge 56 Buhl 45.  Lighthouse Christian won over Castleford 82 to 41. 

In Girls Basketball, it was Shoshone 40 Lighthouse Christian 29 and Gooding 51 over Wendell 24. 


December 4th: On this day

Born on this day, was Chris Hillman, one of the original members of The Byrds which in 1965 included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. Along with frequent collaborator Gram Parsons, Hillman was a key figure in the development of country rock, virtually defining the genre through his seminal work in The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers and later became the leader of the country rock act Desert Rose Band who had the 1988 US Country #1 hit “He's Back and I'm Blue.”

Eddy Arnold held his first recording session at the WSM radio studios in Nashville, where he recorded his first hit, "Each Minute Seems A Million Years," which went on to become a #5 hit.

The Million Dollar Quartet legend was born when a Memphis newspaper photographed Johnny Cash and Elvis Presely who had dropped in on a Carl Perkins session (for "Matchbox") at Sun Studios, with Jerry Lee Lewis as piano sideman.

George Strait married his high school sweetheart, Normain in Mexico. In this same year he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a part of the 25th Infantry Division.

Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included B.J. Thomas who performed "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" and then with Glen Campbell played "Hang On Baby (Ease My Mind)" and "Amazing Grace".

The Judds performed the final show of their farewell tour at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Naomi Judd later retired, suffering from a potentially fatal strain of hepatitis, leaving Wynonna to pursue a solo career.

Ricky Skaggs received five nominations for the annual Grammy awards, more than any other country artist, he went on to win Best Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal for "A Simple Life."

Merle Haggard accepted the prestigious award for lifetime achievement and "outstanding contribution to American culture" from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings released The Complete Columbia Album Collection a box set by Johnny Cash. It included 63 CDs, including 59 original albums, three bonus discs: Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar, which included recordings from Cash's pre-Columbia period with Sun Records.


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For the first time, Idaho’s supplemental school levy bill is over 200-million dollars.  Last year the total collected statewide was at 194-point-7 million.  93 or Idaho’s 115 school districts have supplemental levy on the books.

Some Idaho Falls residents woke up to the sounds of breaking glass and yelling as a man attacked several people and damaged property.  Authorities say 24 year old Dustin Dakota Williams damaged windows and cars with a pipe late last week.  The prosecutor will determine what charges William will face.

At tonight’s city council meeting in Twin Falls, a request has been made from the fire department to approve the use of 7, 653-dollars in contingency funds to partner with Twin Falls, Jerome and to hire a EMS consultant.  It’s hoped the two counties can evaluate opportunities for regional cooperation with the current EMS system.

Crews working to repair a ruptured waterline on Highland Avenue East in Twin Falls hope to wrap that project up today.  Thursday, a 24-inch waterline broke.  Officials are still trying to determine the cause of the break.

Kindergarten student in Acequia are in class this year thanks to a grant from the state for teachers to provide one all day class for free.  The school district is fortunate some say, because Idaho lags behind in providing funds for all-day kindergarten statewide. 

Christmas may come in the form of a new home for three local nonprofits.  The Twin Falls county commissioners will consider lease agreements later this week for gifts of love, Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA and Magic Valley Youth and Adult Services.  The rate is reduced for non-profits who use the facility.


Today:  Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. Chance of isolated to scattered snow showers in the Valleys.   High: 29 (Mountains: 24) Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly Cloudy. Chance of patchy fog in the Magic Valley.   Low: 12 (Mountains: 5)

Tomorrow:  Chance of patchy morning fog in the Magic Valley.Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 32F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly cloudy.

Low: 13 (Mountains: 6)

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow in the Magic Valley.

High: 29 Low: 11 (Mountains: 26 Low: 5)

THURSDAY: Partly sunny.

High: 30 Low: 14 (Mountains: 27 Low: 7)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 31 Low: 14 (Mountains: 29 Low: 9)

SATURDAY: Partly sunny.

High: 32 Low: 18 (Mountains: 29 Low: 13)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 34 (Mountains: 31)


In local sports, Boise State Broncos will face Boston College in the First Responder Bowl December 26th.  The game will be televised on ESPN.  Boise State lost in the Mountain West Championship Saturday night with Fresno State with 19 to 16 in overtime.

In Girls High School Basketball Hagerman finally toppled Horseshoe Bend 70 to 67 following two overtimes.  It was Parma 57 Gooding 28.  Declo beet Oakley 44 to 22.  Carey won over Valley 44 to 21 and Carey won over Valley 44 to 21.  Elsewhere it was Murtaugh over Wilder 44 to 15. 

In Boys High School Basketball, it was Twin Falls trouncing Vallivue 69 to 60.  Minico won over Bishop Kelly 53 to 51.  Kuna 66 over Burley 58.  Caldwell won over Jerome 39 to 31.  Snake River 46 over Filer 33 and it was Parma 63 Gooding 34.  Sugar-Salem won over Kimberly 46 to 39.  It was Bear Lake 53 to Declo 49.  Challis 42 over Valley 37 and Oakley won over Riverstone 48 to 30.  Butte County won over Dietrich 60 to 43 and it was Mackay 68 Carey 53.  Murtaugh outlasted Wildder 43 to 35. 

December 3rd: On this day


Born on this day in Elkmont, Alabama, was Rabon Delmore from The Delmore Brothers, the country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. The Delmore Brothers, together with other brother duos such as the Louvin Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, the Monroe Brothers (Birch, Charlie and Bill Monroe), the McGee Brothers, and The Stanley Brothers, had a profound impact on the history of country music and American popular music. Delmore died on Dec 4th 1952.


Born on this day in Cantwell, Missouri was Ferlin Husky, an early American country music singer. He had two dozen Top 20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975 including his version of "Wings of a Dove". He died on 17th March 2011.


Born on this day in Leslie County, Kentucky, was Roger Bowling, Nashville based songwriter. His best known songs included "Lucille" (co-written with Hal Bynum), and "Coward of the County" (co-written with Billy Ed Wheeler), both recorded by Kenny Rogers, and "Blanket on the Ground", "What I've Got In Mind", and "57 Chevrolet", which were recorded by Billie Jo Spears. He died on December 26, 1982 in Georgia.


Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with “Stand By Your Man”. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette's career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music. The song was placed at #1 on CMT's list of the Top 100 Country Music Songs.


Connie B. Gay renowned as a "founding father" and "major force" in country music died aged 75. He is credited for coining the country music genre, which had previously been called hillbilly music. Gay was the founding president of the Country Music Association (CMA) and co-founder of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.


American session guitarist Grady Martin died aged 72. Member of the legendary Nashville A-Team, he played guitar on hits ranging from Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman", Marty Robbins' "El Paso" and Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter". During a 50-year career, Martin backed such names as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Joan Baez and J. J. Cale.


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honored Dolly Parton for her lifetime contributions to the arts. Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist.

Friday 113018

Three years after two sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Council rancher, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family has been settled for $2.6 million.  Adams County sheriff’s deputies Brian Wood and Cody Roland shot and killed Jack Yantis on Nov. 1, 2015, while the rancher was attempting to put down his bull that had been severely injured in a car crash.

Lori Isenberg, the former executive director of the North Idaho Housing Coalition and who is also a person of interest in her husband’s death has pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges.  Prosecutors allege Isenberg stole a half a million dollars starting in 2014 while director of the coalition.

Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday appointed Tim Murphy, a former Idaho State Bureau of Land Management director to replace the Fish and Game commissioner who resigned in October after photos of his African hunting trip sparked public outcry.  The governor’s office, appointment is effective immediately.

A nationwide survey of midterm voters found that about two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but approval for President Donald Trump lags behind.  The data also found that as Republican Sen. Mitt Romney prepares to join the new Congress in January, most voters in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah would like to see him stand up to the president.

More issues for the Idaho Transportation Department Driver’s License division.  While it appears wait times are getting better following a software update over the summer it appears another issue has surfaced.  One person in Caldwell said his license has the wrong picture on it.  Everything else was correct.  Officials said that probably means the picture is that of the person in front of the Caldwell resident.  The Caldwell man said the mistake is keeping him from being employed after being released from prison earlier this month for non-violent crimes. 

The Twin Falls Subaru dealership has announced plans to expand.  They have plans to move into a new building just north of Pole Line Road next year.  The move will quadruple the size of the dealership.  They currently are on Falls Avenue across the street from CSI.


In local sports, girls high school basketball from last night it was Kimberly 46 Gooding 42, Filer 34 Buhl 33, Glenns Ferry 34 Valley 32.  Shoshone beat Raft River 43 to 15.  It was Richfield over Castleford 26 to 18.

In boys high school basketball it was Lighthouse Christian 82 Hagerman 41 and Castleford outlasted Richfield 62 to 45. 



Today:  Mix of rain showers and snow, accumulations of coating to an inch. Winds: West 10-15 mph High: 39 (Mountains: 35)  Chance of precip 50%.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, lingering flakes. Winds: SW 10-20 mph Low: 25 (Mountains: 16)Some clouds. Low 29F.

Tomorrow:  Occasional snow showers. High 38F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers. Low: 22 (Mountains: 14)

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of a few snow showers. High: 33 Low: 19 (Mountains: 28 Low: 10)

MONDAY: Cold with sun and clouds. High: 30 Low: 15 (Mountains: 26 Low: 6)

TUESDAY: Cold with sun and clouds. High: 29 Low: 16 (Mountains: 25 Low: 9)

WEDNESDAY: Cold with sun and clouds. High: 29 Low: 17 (Mountains: 26 Low: 12)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 29 Low: 10 (Mountains: 28 Low: 5)

November 30th: On this day

Born on this day in Hardy, Arkansas was Teddy Wilburn who was one half of the country music duo The Wilburn Brothers. In addition to being successful artists, the Wilburns formed the Wil-helm Talent Agency in the early 1960s and were instrumental in launching the careers of many country music legends, most notably Loretta Lynn. He died on November 24, 2003.

Glen Campbell started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Wichita Lineman. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time ranked "Wichita Lineman" at #192.

Born on this day in Fort Myers, Florida, was Mindy McCready country music singer who scored the 1996 US Country #1 hit “Guys Do It All the Time,” as well as the Top Ten hits "Ten Thousand Angels" and "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)." McCready was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on her front porch on 17th Feb 2013. McCready's first four studio albums yielded twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts.

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country album charts with Greatest Hits, (the album reached #1 on both the Pop and Country charts in the US), and featured three singles that were not included on any of Rogers' studio albums: "Lady" (written and produced specifically for Rogers by Lionel Richie), "Love The World Away" (a top five country and top 20 pop hit that was featured on the soundtrack of the box-office smash Urban Cowboy) and "Long Arm of the Law". This was also Rogers’ third #1 album of the year. (the other two being Kenny and Gideon).

Heroes & Friends by Randy Travis was at #1 on the Country chart. Except for the title track, every song on this album is a duet with another artist. Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, and Tammy Wynette all featured on the album.

Carrie Underwood made the final appearance on her Live 2006 tour at Colorado Springs, World Arena. The 61 date North America tour mainly consisted of performances and appearances at state and county fairs and festivals.

Glen Campbell played the final date in Napa, California on his final "Goodbye Tour", with three of his children joining him in his backup band. Campbell played more than 120 shows in 2012. Filmmaker James Keach had followed Campbell on the farewell tour for a new documentary called I'll Be Me.

Glen Campbell played the very last live performance of his lifetime when he appeared at Uptown Theatre in Napa, California. Campbell revealed his Alzheimer's diagnosis to the public in 2011, and had set out on his Goodbye Tour as a way to say farewell to his fans.

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Two vehicles’s collided near Kimberly Tuesday evening sending a teen by air ambulance to Pocatello for treatment.  ISP says the accident on U.S. 30 and 3400 east happened when a minor driver failed to yield to another vehicle.  Conditions of the others involved were not released.

Police are looking for those who witnessed a crash Saturday November 17th in the eastbound lane of I-84 near Bliss.  A pickup lost a toolbox. A car traveling behind struck the box.  The search for the owner of the toolbox is also underway.  Call the local police if you have tips.

Fire destroyed a mobile home near Rupert Tuesday night displacing two elderly women and claiming the life of two dogs.  When crews arrived the home was fully engulfed.  The residents were able to escape the flames.  They tell authorities they saw the fire start near the furnace area. 

Police in Twin Falls are looking for those responsible for vandalizing the Christmas decorations at the Twin Falls City Park.  Several strands of lights on the park trees were damaged.  Authorities hope you will call if you have tips to solve the case.

A federal grand jury in Pocatello has indicted a Fort Hall man following the beating of a trucker from Missouri at a truck stop. The grand jury indicted 23-year-old Stormy Ray Adakai on one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

The Idaho Department of Correction has a new director. The Idaho Board of Correction appointed Josh Tewalt.

The Idaho State Capitol Christmas tree has been lighted.  Gov. Butch Otter and first lady Lori Otter took part in the lighting ceremony of the tree in front of the Statehouse in Boise.  The 35-foot blue spruce is decorated with more than 10,000 lights.

Schools and airports were on high alert Tuesday after a threat.  All law enforcement agencies across the state received an email from Homeland Security about a threat to schools and airports in Idaho.  Several school districts sent out messages alerting parents.  Jerome high school conducted a scheduled lockdown drill Wednesday morning. 


In local sports, first to Girls High School Basketball, Jerome stomped Wood River 63 to 47. 

In Boys basketball, Glenns Ferry won over Rimrock 96 to 26.  Minico won over Pocatello 76 to 66.  It was Burley 69 Canyon Ridge 45.  Jerome won over Buhl 72 to 60 and Valley outlasted Gooding 71 to 49 and it was Carey 52 Butte County 48. 


Today:  Partly cloudy early then becoming cloudy with periods of rain this afternoon. High 44F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Tonight:  Rain showers this evening transitioning to snow showers overnight. Low 34F. ESE winds shifting to SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 50%.

Tomorrow:  Rain and snow in the morning changing to rain showers late. High 39F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 50%.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Evening rain and snow showers. Winds: WSW 5-10 mph Low: 21 (Mountains: 14)

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of a few snow showers. High: 36 Low: 19 (Mountains: 29 Low: 10)

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of a few snow showers. High: 32 Low: 18 (Mountains: 27 Low: 6)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 30 Low: 15 (Mountains: 25 Low: 3)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cold. High: 32 Low: 15 (Mountains: 26 Low: 5)

WEDNESDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 30 Low: 14 (Mountains: 25 Low: 5)

November 29th: On this day


Born on this day in Rosewood, Kentucky was Merle Travis. The American country and Western singer, songwriter known for his hit "Sixteen Tons". Travis’ guitar style became known as "Travis picking", and his songs often discussed the life and exploitation of coal miners in the lyrics. Travis who was was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977 died on October 20, 1983.


Born on this day in Phoenix, Arizona, was Jody Miller, country music singer who in 1965 released an answer record to Roger Miller's hit "King of the Road", titled "Queen of the House" (which became her signature hit, peaking at #5 on the country singles chart). Miller won the Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the song in 1966.


At the 2nd Annual Grammy Awards held at Los Angeles and New York, (the first televised Grammy Award ceremony), Best Country & Western Performance went to Johnny Horton for "The Battle of New Orleans."


The Grand Ole Opry went to Carnegie Hall, for a special event which benefits the Musicians' Aid Society. Patsy Cline, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Minnie Pearl, Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Faron Young and The Jordanaires all appeared.


Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country chart with "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)". The first single from the album Let Me Tell You About a Song, became Haggard's tenth #1.


Kenny Rogers was at #1 on both the Country and Billboard charts with "Lady". Written by Lionel Richie, it became the first record of the 1980s to chart on all four of Billboard magazine's singles charts - country, Hot 100, adult contemporary and Top Black Singles.


Brooks & Dunn's 1991 album Brand New Man became the first album by a country duo to be certified quadruple-platinum. At the some time, their 1993 Hard Workin' Man album goes triple-platinum.


Taylor Swift became the first solo female artist in 20 years to headline a national stadium tour through Australia, (with the last being Madonna's Girlie Show Tour in 1993), when she kicked off the Oceania leg of her Red World Tour. Swift performed to a capacity crowd of over 40,900 fans at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia, becoming the first female artist in history to sell out the stadium since it was opened in 1988.

Wednesday 112818

The Twin Falls City Council has adopted a new code that’s designed to regulate animal traps.  At this week’s Council meeting, Sean Stanley, the city’s code enforcement coordinator asked that a subsection be added to the cruelty to animal’s code.  There has been an influx in dogs and cats being caught in traps designed to injure or kill animals.  If found within the city limits owners will face a $100 fine.

57 year old Lamont DeWitt of Twin Falls who was charged with setting a house on fire and fleeing the scene will serve at least four years in prison.  In January of 2016, DeWitt threw an object at a house that started a fire, then led police on a car chase. 

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and White House adviser, will visit the Wilder school district this week with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The visit is part of Ivanka workforce development initiative that includes science, technology, engineering and math. Apple in 2016 donated iPads to all students and teachers in the district. The school district is one of southwestern Idaho's poorest.

The Bannock County Sheriff's office says a 16-year-old boy who was shot by a deputy in Chubbuck Friday night was running from a traffic stop and engaged in an altercation with the officer. The teen was a passenger in the vehicle. The teen survived the shooting.

The countdown to the New Year is on. In just over a month Idaho rings in 2019.  It’s the annual Idaho Potato Drop and this year there is going to be lots of fun new activities for the entire family.  The big air rail jam, a tubing hill, fireworks and music   Events kick off at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve on the main stage in Downtown Boise, followed by the potato rise which happens at 6 p.m.

The Environmental Protection Agency has declined to ban the use of M-44 cyanide capsules, commonly known as cyanide bombs.  In August 2017, wildlife conservation groups petitioned the EPA to outlaw the devices, which are used to kill coyotes, fox and wild dogs that pose a threat to livestock.



In local sports, first to Girls Basketball, it was Declo 46 Kimberly 40.  Minico 64 Pocatello 40.  Century beat Burley 58 to 32 and Jerome won over Canyon Ridge 43 to 21.  It was Gooding 48 Buhl 43 and Shoshone 36 over Valley 27.  Hagerman beat Wendell 50 to 29.  Dietrich won over Castleford 60 to 23 and in an overtime game it was Camas County 60 Lighthouse Christian 58.  Richfield beat Twin Falls Christian Academy 35 to 33.

In Boys Basketball it was Kimberly 45 Wood River 36.  Murtaugh 55 Hansen 42.   Twin Falls Christian Academy won over Richfield 43 to 26 and it was Lighthouse Christian 50 over Camas County 38.



Today:  Chance of morning rain showers then clouds and sunshine afternoon. Winds: West 5-10 mph High: 44 (Mountains: 37)

Tonight:  Chance of rain showers late, otherwise mostly cloudy. Winds: Light and variable Low: 32 (Mountains: 19)

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Possible rain and snow showers. Low: 31 (Mountains: 23)

FRIDAY: Mix of rain showers and snow. High: 39 Low: 22 (Mountains: 35 Low: 14)

SATURDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds, colder with flurries. High: 36 Low: 19 (Mountains: 32 Low: 11)

SUNDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of snow. High: 31 Low: 18 (Mountains: 29 Low: 7)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cold. High: 30 Low: 14 (Mountains: 26 Low: 5)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cold. High: 29 Low: 14 (Mountains: 25 Low: 5)

November 28th: On this day

The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville. Some of the bands regularly on the show during its early days included Bill Monroe, the Possum Hunters (with Dr. Humphrey Bate), the Fruit Jar Drinkers, the Crook Brothers, the Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers, Uncle Dave Macon, Sid Harkreader, Deford Bailey, Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, and the Gully Jumpers.

Born on this day in Waco, Texas, A.L. was "Doodle" Owens, country music songwriter and singer He had a long songwriting partnership with Dallas Frazier, with whom he wrote "All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)" (1969), "(I'm So) Afraid of Losing You Again" (1969), I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me"(1970) and "Then Who Am I" (1974), all #1 country hits for Charley Pride. In the 1980s Owens wrote many songs with fellow songwriter Dennis Knutson for George Jones and other artists. Owens died on Nov 28 1999.

"Once a Day," by Connie Smith, started an eight-week stay at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. To date, it is the longest-running chart topper by a solo female act and was the first debut single by a female country artist to reach #1. The song also held the record for the most weeks spent at #1 by a female country artist until it was surpassed by by Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in December 2012.

Charlie Rich recorded "Behind Closed Doors" which went on to give Rich his first #1 hit on the country charts. Written by Kenny O'Dell, some radio stations banned the record initially as being too racy.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country chart with Scarecrow, his ninth studio album. 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.

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Fire destroyed a recreational vehicle home yesterday morning in Jerome.  The fire in the 800 block of West B was reported just after 11am.  No injuries were reported and the one resident has been referred to the Red Cross to assist him.  Two dogs were found dead in the burned out home.

Rupert has a new Ice Skating rink that is purely synthetic.  Officials say it doesn’t have to be cold.  They are used year around in some locations.  It will be open through February 16th near the city’s Square.

Security is on the minds of officials at the Idaho State School for the Deaf and Blind in Gooding.  Many of the students not only attend school they spend the week living in the dorms.  School officials would like to remodel.  The cost is projected to reach over a million dollars.

43 year old Gary Lynn Gaither of Twin Falls could spend up to 50 years in prison after being charged with beating and threatening people with a shotgun.  He has pleaded guilty to two felony charges.  He claims to have been drunk at the time and doesn’t recall the incident.  He will be sentenced February 11.

Twin Falls authorities with the County Jail and the fire department are continuing to investigate what caused the smell of something hot or burning at the detention center Saturday.  When the smell was noted, deputies moved 32 males and 16 females into the main detention area.  Some were sent to Jerome and Cassia County jails.

Governor Butch Otter’s post-election farewell tour is underway.  The 76-year-old Otter is wrapping up 12 years as governor -- a rare feat. He's tied with Gov. Robert Smylie, and one term short of Gov. Cecil Andrus, Idaho's longest-serving chief executive.

Oregon is providing more abortions than its residents receive, a sign the state's abortion laws are less restrictive than in some neighboring states.  Reports show Oregon residents underwent 7,847 abortion procedures in 2015, out of a total of 8,610 abortions performed within the state - about 11.2 percent of abortions in Oregon were for out-of-state residents.  For comparison, in Idaho, 1,272 abortions were performed.

Today:  Cloudy this morning. A few showers developing during the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Tonight: Rain showers early becoming a steady light rain overnight. Low 37F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies.  Few scattered rain showers. High 46F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Scattered rain showers. Winds: Light and variable Low: 28 (Mountains: 19)

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of a few rain showers. High: 44 Low: 27 (Mountains: 37 Low: 20)

FRIDAY: Possible rain and snow showers High: 40 Low: 22 (Mountains: 36 Low: 14)

SATURDAY: Scattered snow showers, mostly cloudy. High: 37 Low: 25 (Mountains: 33 Low: 14)

SUNDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds, possible flurries. High: 33 Low: 17 (Mountains: 30 Low: 8)

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 29 Low: 16 (Mountains: 27 Low: 5)

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Afternoon rain showers likely in the valleys. Chance of afternoon snow showers in the mountains.

High: 43 Low: 29 (Mountains: High: 37 Low: 22)

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers in the valleys and chance of snow showers in the mountains.

High: 40 Low: 23 (Mountains: High: 36 Low: 15)

SATURDAY: Cloudy. Snow showers likely in the valleys and mountains. Cold.

High: 36 Low: 23 (Mountains: High: 32 Low: 14)

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the valleys and mountains.

High: 34 Low: 21 (Mountains: High: 30 Low: 11)

November 27th: On this day

Born on this day, in Brooklyn, New York, was Eddie Rabbitt, singer-songwriter and musician who as a songwriter in the late 1960s, wrote such hits as "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley in 1970 and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap. Rabbitt also had the 1976 US #1 Country hit with "Drinkin' My Baby (Off My Mind)”. He died from lung cancer at the age of 56 on 7th May 1998.

Born on this day, was Sammy Creason, American session drummer who played with many artists including Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Rita Coolidge, Billy Swan, Hoyt Axton, Gene Clark, Jimmy Buffett, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Creason died on 21 December 1995.

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

Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Rita Coolidge who performed "Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" and then with Glen Campbell played "Orange Blossom Special" and "I Believe".

Sling Blade, set in rural Arkansas, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, opened in American movie theaters. The picture featured Dwight Yoakam in a prominent role, along with Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall and Tex Ritter's son, John Ritter. The movie won Billy Bob Thornton an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US country chart with When Somebody Loves You. His ninth studio album produced the singles: "Where I Come From", "www.memory", "When Somebody Loves You", and "It's Alright to Be a Redneck."

Reba McEntire was nominated for a People's Choice Award for her acting in the TV series Reba. During its five seasons on the Friday night lineup, it often ranked 4th in its timeslot, with a few episodes bringing in over 5 million viewers. Reba was broadcast worldwide in over 30 different countries.

During a Thanksgiving Day game at Texas Stadium in Irving, Toby Keith performed "Beer For My Horses," “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue" and "How Do You Like Me Now?!"

Rosanne Cash was admitted to New York's Presbyterian Hospital for brain surgery. The surgery was successful, though recovery was slow, and in March 2008 she was forced to cancel her spring tour dates for further recuperation.