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Monday 081318

Twin Falls police say they arrested a juvenile male for his involvement in a rash of vehicle burglaries that occurred in Twin Falls and throughout the Magic Valley.  The primary items being stolen have been guns.  Police are warning residents not to leave their vehicle unlocked and if you are missing weapons to notify them immediately.

Two California drug dealers who shot at an undercover Idaho State Police trooper last year in Twin Falls retail store parking lot have been sentenced.  27 year old Arcenio Sosa-Solorio and 24 year old Bonifacio Carlos-Tafolla traveled from California to Twin Falls to distribute 25 pounds of marijuana to an undercover police officer on Dec. 2, 2017.  Sosa Solorio was sentenced to 12 years and three months and Carlos Tafolla to spend eight years 10 months behind bars.

The 5th Judicial District Magistrates Commission has announced new justices for Jerome County.  The commission selected John Lothspeich and Stacey DePew as the new Jerome County magistrate judges. 

Fewer classes but those attending CSI will be taking more.  That’s what officials from the college are saying.  Classes begin August 20th at the  main campus in Twin Falls and it’s centers in Jerome, Gooding, Burley and Hailey.

The final management plan is in place for one of three new central Idaho wilderness areas.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service signed the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness Plan.  The plan covers 183 square miles and is described by officials as a middle-ground plan when it comes to restrictions on human visitors and activities.

An Idaho man who tried to revive a fellow drug user who overdosed will spend two decades in prison for distributing the drug that resulted in the man's death. Ryan Curtis, of Nampa, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, followed by three years' supervised release. Curtis distributed fentanyl and methamphetamine to Dominico Stewart. Curtis was charged with distributing a drug that resulted in death.

A southwestern Idaho man who unlawfully sold firearms has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Boise says 27-year-old Fabian Gonzalez of Caldwell received the sentence in U.S. District Court.

In local sports, in Legion Baseball, Burleys season ended Sunday when North Coos beat the Green Sox 16 to 11 in the elimination game at the Northwest Class A regional Tournament.  The Green Sox finished the year with 33 wins and 17 losses. 

Saturday saw the college of southern Idaho eagle volleyball team hit the court for a scrimmage against the College of Idaho.  It’s the only preseason match.  The eagles travel to Richfield Utah later this month for the Snow College Volleyball invitational. 

Today:  A good deal of sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 94F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 64F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 96F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Partly cloudy.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 64 (Mountains: 57)

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny.

High: 93 (Mountains: 84)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 92 (Mountains: 85)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 92 (Mountains: 83)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 86 (Mountains: 82)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 87 (Mountains: 81)

August 13th: On this day

1951

Hank Williams was at #1 on Billboard's country chart with "Hey, Good Lookin'". His version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. Since its original 1951 recording it has been covered by a variety of artists including, Ray Charles, Jo Stafford, The Mavericks and Jimmy Buffett.

1973

Born on this day in West Monroe, Louisiana, was Andy Griggs country music artist who scored "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" and "She's More", both of which peaked at #2 on the Country music charts. He also charted "Grow Young With You," a cut from the soundtrack to the film Where the Heart Is.

1994

John Michael Montgomery was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Be My Baby Tonight", the third single from Montgomery's 1994 album Kickin' It Up.

2011

Seven people were killed and more than 45 people injured when an outdoor stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair due to high winds at a concert featuring Sugarland. Neither the duo or their opening act, Sara Bareilles, were onstage at the time of the collapse.

2011

The Farm Aid 2011, benefit concert took place at the Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Jamey Johnson, Jakob Dylan, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Will Dailey & the Rivals, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Francis, Ray Price, Rebecca Pidgeon, Hearts of Darkness, John Trudell, The Blackwood Quartet.

2013

Tompall Glaser, who recorded as a solo artist and with his brothers Chuck and Jim in the trio Tompall & the Glaser Brothers died in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 79, after a long illness. He scored the 1975 solo hit with Shel Silverstein's "Put Another Log on the Fire", which peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and appeared with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Jessi Colter on the album Wanted! The Outlaws.

Friday 081018

A warning from the Twin Falls County fair.  There are some third-party groups on the web selling Old Dominion Concert tickets.  John Pitz told reporters this week that the problem is they are not authorized and the tickets are worthless.  Pitz said some of the prices are actually triple what the real tickets are selling for.  Online tickets are only available at tfcfair-dot-com. 

Several school districts are going before voters August 28th hoping to get approval for renovations and resources.  The Gooding school district is seeking $950,000 annually for 10 years.  Richfield is looking for a 4-million dollar bond to build a new Gym and Agricultural shop.  In March of next year The Filer school district will be going for about 9.9 million for facility projects.

22 year old Stephan Nathaniel Lowry is accused of exchanging sexually explicit text messages with a 14 year old girl.  He has been charged with Lewd Conduct with a child under 16 and enticing a child through the internet.

An Idaho grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex. A grand jury has returned an indictment charging Timmy Kinner, 30, with one count of first-degree murder.

Firefighters made good progress on several large Idaho wildfires but another started that's expected to burn into the fall. The Sharps Fire burning timber and grass is about 6 miles east of Bellevue.  Full containment expected on Sunday.   In west-central Idaho, the Mesa Fire has consumed 53 square miles. That fire in timber and grass is 57 percent contained.  A fire in east-central Idaho in timber that started last week is up to 9 square miles. Officials say the Rabbit Foot Fire is burning in timber with dead and dying trees in all directions, and won't be contained until October.

A Nevada wildfire that has burned more than 200 square miles along the Idaho line is now 92 percent contained. The Goose Creek Fire was sparked by lightning southeast of Jackpot on July 26.

The national weather service has issued a fire weather watch for many of the forest lands in Southern Idaho.  Such a warning means fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. The weather service has also issued a heat advisory for Southern Twin Falls county and Western Magic Valley.  Temps are expected to be 95 to 103.  The warnings extend till midnight tonight.

Today:  Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 102F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. Low near 65F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky.  High 95F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 90 (Mountains: 85)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 91 (Mountains: 86)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 92 (Mountains: 85)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 92 (Mountains: 86)

 

August 10th: On this day

1928

Born on this day in Olton, Texas was Jimmy Ray Dean the American country music singer, television host, and businessman who had the 1961 country crossover hit "Big Bad John". Dean became a national television personality in the late 50’s with his television series, The Jimmy Dean Show and is also famous as the creator of the 'Jimmy Dean sausage brand'. Dean died of natural causes at the age of 81, on June 13, 2010.

1973

Born on this day, was Jennifer Hanson, country singer, songwriter, (well as a former Miss California). Hanson who is married to songwriter Mark Nesler has also written singles for other artists, including "Leave the Pieces" for The Wreckers, and "A Different World" for Bucky Covington, a co-write with Nesler, and "Let Me Down Easy" for Billy Currington. She also co-wrote "Country Strong" for Gwyneth Paltrow for the movie of the same name.

2001

Dixie Chick Martie Erwin married Gareth Maguire, a Roman Catholic teacher and actor from Northern Ireland in a civil ceremony in Hawaii.

2009

Brooks & Dunn announced that they were breaking up in 2010 after 20 years as a duo. Signed to Arista Records in 1991, the duo recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album and three compilation albums for the label. They also released fifty singles, of which twenty went to #1 on the Hot Country Songs charts and nineteen more reached top ten.

2013

With 22 weeks at #1, "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line set a new record for most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, breaking a three-way tie of 21 weeks at #1 jointly held by Eddy Arnold ("I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)," 1947), Hank Snow ("I'm Movin' On," 1950) and Webb Pierce ("In the Jailhouse Now," 1955). "Cruise" benefited from changes in Billboard's methodology, made in 2012, from a country airplay-only chart to one that reflected all-genre airplay, music downloads and streaming.

August 11th: On this day

1946

Born on this day in Versailles, Kentucky, was John Conlee, country music singer who between 1978 and 2004 scored a total of thirty-two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Conlee has scored seven #1 hits including, "Lady Lay Down," "Backside of Thirty," "Common Man," "I'm Only in It for the Love," and "Got My Heart Set on You."

1952

Hank Williams was fired from the Grand Ole Opry for habitual drunkenness. (After a fall suffered during a hunting trip in Tennessee early in the year, Williams started to consume painkillers, including morphine, and alcohol to ease the pain).

1960

Johnny Cash appeared at the Three Rivers Inn in Syracuse, New York during a four night run.

1974

Born on this day in Charleston, West Virginia, was Rachel Proctor, country music artist who co-wrote Martina McBride's 2002 single "Where Would You Be". Her debut hit “Days Like This" which peaked at #24 on the country charts, was the first of four singles from her 2004 debut album Where I Belong.

1989

"Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" by Dolly Parton was at #1 on the country chart. Released as the first single from the album White Limozeen, the song was Parton's eighteenth #1.

2005

Steve Earle married Allison Moorer at the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville. It was the American singer, songwriters seventh wedding, and her second.

2008

Don Helms a steel guitarist best known as the steel guitar player of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys died aged 81. Helms was a featured musician on over 100 Hank Williams recordings and went on to play on many classic country hits, including Patsy Cline's “Walking After Midnight,” Stonewall Jackson’s “Waterloo,” the Louvin Brothers’ “Cash on the Barrelhead,” Lefty Frizzell’s “Long Black Veil” and Loretta Lynn’s “Blue Kentucky Girl.”

August 12th: On this day

1927

Born on this day, in West Plains, Missouri was Porter Wagoner, Country singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour. In 1967, he introduced a then little known Dolly Parton on his long-running television show. Also known as Mr. Grand Ole Opry, Wagoner has scored over 80 US singles from 1954–1983. He died from lung cancer on October 28, 2007.

1929

Born on this day in Sherman, Texas was Buck Owens, Jr., singer and guitarist, who scored twenty 21 #1 hits on the Billboard country music charts and pioneered what has come to be called the Bakersfield sound a reference to Bakersfield, California. Owens died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack on March 25th 2006.

1969

Charley Pride was at #1 on the Country charts with “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me).” In doing so he accomplished a feat not done in 25 years: an African American entertainer having a #1 hit on the Billboard country chart. The last song by a black performer to reach the summit was "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" by Louis Jordan, in July 1944. Pride became the third black singer to have a #1 country hit (the Nat King Cole-led King Cole Trio had a #1 hit earlier in 1944).

1986

The estranged father of 17 year-old Shelby Lynn shot and killed her mother and then himself at their home in St. Stephens, Alabama. She and her younger sister Allison Moorer subsequently moved in with relatives.

1991

Liberty Records released "Rodeo" by Garth Brooks. Written by Larry Bastian the single which was taken from his album Ropin' the Wind peaked at #3 on the US country chart.

2000

Lonestar were at #1 on the country music charts with "What About Now", the fourth single from their 1999 album, Lonely Grill.

Thursday 080918

The fire burning near Carey should be contained by this weekend.  The evacuations have been lifted but road closures remain in effect for many of the areas.  The fire has damaged over 64-thousand acres.

Searchers in Wyoming are looking again for a Utah man who is missing but presumed dead after being suspected of killing his wife, another woman and a 14-year-old girl in Idaho last year. Authorities believe Mike Bullinger has died in a remote area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Chobani could be appearing in the condiment section of your grocery store as the company has developed a squeezable sour cream.  The product was developed and produced in Twin Falls. 

The DEQ has a request from a dairy near Declo that if approved would provide regulation to a stationary concrete batch plant.

Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney has said who will manage the state’s election system and voter registration database.  Tenex Software solution is costing the state $4 million dollars over five years.

Two small wildfires are burning in Yellowstone National Park, but officials say they are in areas that do not pose a threat to tourists or park facilities.Smoke from the fire may be visible from the Grand Loop Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction in the northern part of the park.

The Wendell School District officials say students are now going to be given a choice for Kindergarten.  All Day classes are being offered for the first time which is something the district has been working on for quite some time.

Top officials with the Idaho Department of Correction are considering telling state lawmakers they need a nearly 20 percent budget increase to fund beds, staff and services for the state's growing prison population. The three-member Board of Correction held off from finalizing their request until later this year.

An eastern Idaho man is recovering after being pinned underneath his truck for at least two days after the vehicle rolled into a ravine. 21 year old Joe Rightmire was found the 21-year-old pinned near Idaho Falls.

Today:  Sunny, hazy and hot.   Winds: ENE 3-8 mph.   High: 101 (Mountains: 95)

Tonight:  Some clouds. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. Low 62F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 102F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear with smoky haze.

Winds: South 5-10 mph.

Low 67 (Mountains: 57)

SATURDAY: Sunny not as hot

High: 91 (Mountains: 88)

SUNDAY: Sunny

High: 88 (Mountains: 84)

MONDAY: sunny & hotter.

High: 92 (Mountains: 86)

TUESDAY: sunny & hot.

High: 95 (Mountains: 86)

WEDNESDAY: sunny & hot.

High: 96 (Mountains: 87)

August 9th: On this day

1934

Born on this day in Chickasha, Okla, was Wyatt Merle Kilgore, American singer, songwriter, and manager who co-wrote (with June Carter), "Ring Of Fire", which became a hit for Johnny Cash, ending Cash's three-year career slump, staying at #1 on the country chart for seven weeks in 1963. Kilgore started his career in country music as a teenage gofer for Hank Williams and ended as the manager of Hank Williams Jr. Kilgore died on February 6, 2005.

1969

Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Diana Trask, Pat Boone who sand a duet “Peace In The Valley” with Cash and Tom T. Hall who played "The Ballad of $40."

1973

"Lord, Mr. Ford" by Jerry Reed was at #1 on the Country chart, Reed's second of three #1's. "Lord, Mr. Ford" is a satire on the social, cultural and economic influence the automobile has had on the American public. The lyrics bemoan the fact that a seemingly simple invention to assist mankind has instead brought nothing but grief.

1980

The Urban Cowboy soundtrack double album was at #1 on the US Country chart. The album spawned numerous Top 10 Billboard Country Singles, such as #1 "Lookin' for Love" by Johnny Lee, #1 "Stand by Me" by Mickey Gilley, #3 (AC chart), "Could I Have This Dance" by Anne Murray, and #4 "Love the World Away" by Kenny Rogers. The film is said to have started the 1980s boom in pop-country music known as the "Urban Cowboy Movement" also known as Neo-Country or Hill Boogie.

1986

The Judd’s' "Rockin' With The Rhythm Of The Rain" was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart, The Judds' seventh #1 country single.

2003

Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins penned song, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere". The song spent a total of eight weeks at the top of the chart and won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year.

Wednesday 080818

Fifteen states including Idaho are siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate's execution.  The state's high court has been asked to quickly review the matter so convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier's lethal injection can be put back on track.

A teenager has passed away following a swimming incident at Dierkes Lake last month.  According to the Ada County Coroner's Office, 19 year old Fernando Estrada of Wendell, died at Saint Alphonsus in Boise just one week later. The official cause of death is accidental drowning.

A criminal investigation is underway after a fire broke out near Bear Trap Lava Tube cave located in the Craters of the Moon National Monument on Saturday.   Blaine County Sheriff's Office said 41 year old Daniel C. Jones of Rupert, was with his family, shooting targets which caused a small fire to break out burning 66 acres.

A Jerome man who participated in a December burglary and assault will serve at least two years in prison.  22 year old Gaudencio Sandoval-Carbajal pleaded guilty to charges of burglary and aiding or abetting aggravated assault for his role in the attack.  A Twin Falls woman told police in December that three men broke down her door and threatened her with weapons including a knife and assault rifle.

The Twin Falls City Council intends to use some of its forgone balance for the coming year’s budget in order to pursue some sidewalk and road overlay projects.  The Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday stating the intent to go after $770,000 of the total $2.2 million in forgone balance which is property tax increases the city declined to take in past years.

Two Twin Falls men accused of having sexual contact with drunken teenagers were bound over to district court after preliminary hearings. 33 year old James Shaff and 37 year old Bryan Thieme face charges stemming from allegations that the men sexually abused several underage boys at Thieme’s house in May.

After nine days of testimony, the government has rested its case against indicted FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita.  He is charged with making false statements and obstruction of justice after telling investigators he did not fire two shots that missed Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an Arizona rancher who served as spokesman for the Ammon Bundy-led group that seized an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016.

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government doesn't have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm involving legal arguments behind President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments.  U.S. District Court Judge David Nye on Monday ruled the records are protected presidential communications, making them exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests.

Today:  Sunny, hazy and hot.  Winds: Light & Variable.  High: 96 (Mountains: 91)

Tonight:  Some clouds. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. Low 61F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 100F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Clear with smoky haze.

Winds: East 3-8 mph.

Low 64 (Mountains: 56)

FRIDAY: Sunny, hazy and hot.

High: 103 (Mountains: 97)

SATURDAY: Sunny and not as hot

High: 88 (Mountains: 85)

SUNDAY: Sunny

High: 90 (Mountains: 85)

MONDAY: sunny & hotter.

High: 95 (Mountains: 88)

TUESDAY: sunny & hot.

High: 97 (Mountains: 88)

August 8th: On this day

1921

Born on this day in West Monroe, Louisiana, was Webb Pierce who became one of the most popular American honky tonk vocalists of the 1950s, charting more #1 hits than any other country artist during the decade. His best know hit "In The Jailhouse Now," stayed on the charts for 37 weeks in 1955. Pierce died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer on February 24, 1991.

1932

Born on this day in Dover, Florida, was Mel Tillis, country music singer who scored the 1972 US #1 ‘I Ain't Never’. Tills is also known for his hits "Good Woman Blues", and "Coca-Cola Cowboy".

1939

Born on this day, was Phil Balsley, Country singer, songwriter with The Statler Brothers who had the 80’s US Country #1 hits ‘Elizabeth’ and “Do You Know You Are My Sunshine”.

1943

Born on this day in Alamosa, Colorado, was Michael Johnson, pop, country and folk singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his 1978 hit song "Bluer Than Blue" and his two #1 country hits from 1986, "Give Me Wings" and "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder". He also co-wrote "Cain's Blood", the debut single of 1990s country group 4 Runner.

1950

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

1953

Born on this day in Detroit, Michigan, was Todd Cerney, songwriter and musician. He composed "Good Morning Beautiful", a 2002 five-week country #1 hit for Steve Holy (co-written with Zack Lyle). In October 2009, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton reunited for the first time in 25 years to sing "Tell Me That You Love Me," a duet that Cerney co-wrote. Cerney died in Nashville, Tennessee on March 14, 2011 from melanoma, a disease with which he had first been diagnosed with in November 2010, following a brain seizure. He was 57 years old.

1973

Born on this day in Cleveland, Tennessee, was Mark Wills, country music artist who scored the 1999 US #1 Country hit “Wish You Were Here.”

1975

American Country musician Hank Williams, Jr. suffered a near fatal fall off the side of Ajax Mountain in Montana. He slipped while mountain climbing and fell nearly 500 feet, landing on a boulder. He suffered multiple skull and facial fractures and later to hide the scars and the disfigurement from the accident, Williams grew a beard and began wearing sunglasses and a cowboy hat. The beard, hat, and sunglasses have since become his signature look, and he is rarely seen without them.

2013

Jack Clement died aged 82. The songwriter and record producer is best known for his work with Johnny Cash. Clement wrote a number of highly successful songs that have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Carl Perkins, Bobby Bare, Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charley Pride, Tom Jones, Dickey Lee and Hank Snow. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973. He also produced albums by Townes Van Zandt and Waylon Jennings.

2013

President Barack Obama announced that Loretta Lynn would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The press release read as follows: "Loretta Lynn is a country music legend. Raised in rural Kentucky, she emerged as one of the first successful female country music vocalists in the early 1960s, courageously breaking barriers in an industry long dominated by men. Ms. Lynn’s numerous accolades include the Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010."

2017

American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor Glen Campbell died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 81. He became a patient at an Alzheimer's long-term care and treatment facility in 2014. Campbell released more than 70 studio albums and sold 45 million records worldwide. His hits include: 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix', 'Wichita Lineman', 'Galveston' and 'Rhinestone Cowboy'. His guitar playing can be heard on ‘Strangers in the Night’ by Frank Sinatra, ‘You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'‘ by The Righteous Brothers and ‘I'm a Believer’ by The Monkees.

Tuesday 080718

Estimates on how much land the Sharps Fire East of Bellevue has burned has toppled over 64-thousand acres and officials say 57 percent contained.  At last check the fire was moving up the Little Wood River towards Swede Peak.  Over 500 people are staffing the man caused fire. 

Orlando Shaw of Heyburn has been charged with Felony Aggravated battery after a woman told authorities she jumped from a moving car so he wouldn’t hit her in the face.  The incident late last week severely injured the woman.  She suffered a broken arm, facial injuries and multiple cuts and scrapes. 

The South Central Public health district in Idaho are warning residents that cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease has been reported in nearby states.  While it’s not preventable officials say wash hands frequently and  disinfect toys.

Law enforcement officials say a man has been hit and killed by a car in Eagle.  A driver struck a man in a roadway on Cardon Street in Eagle. The man was near a landscaping truck and trailer that was parked alongside the road.  The man died at the scene.

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. J.R. Simplot Company announced the agreement with DowDuPont Inc. and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, developers of the nascent gene editing technology.

Boise State University officials say a water main break flooded several streets and caused a sinkhole on the campus. According to university, the water main broke Sunday evening near the Student Union Building and forced a handful of streets to be closed.

A California man who has called the Holocaust "a lie" and mounted a failed campaign against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says he plans to establish a "regional capital" in northern Idaho.  Sandpoint residents have received automated phone messages from Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi who has called for the U.S. to be "free from Jews."

Today:  Smoky sunshine and hotter  Winds: WNW 5-10 mph  High: 92 (Mountains: 87)

Tonight:  Some clouds. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. Low 59F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 96F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Clear with smoky haze.

Winds: SSE 5-10 mph

Low 58 (Mountains: 51)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny, hazy and hot

Winds: Light & Variable

High: 96 (Mountains: 92)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear & hazy

Winds: Light & Variable

Low 62 (Mountains: 54)

THURSDAY: Sunny, hazy and hot

High: 99 (Mountains: 95)

FRIDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 102 (Mountains: 97)

SATURDAY: Sunny and not as hot

High: 91 (Mountains: 92)

SUNDAY: sunny

High: 89 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: sunny

High: 92 (Mountains: 87)

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August 7th: On this day

1925
Born on this day, was Felice Bryant, songwriter with her husband Boudleaux. They wrote the Everly Brothers hits, "All I Have To Do Is Dream", "Bye Bye Love", "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Raining In My Heart" a hit for Buddy Holly. Many other artists have recorded their songs including Charley Pride, Gram Parsons, Ray Charles, Jim Reeves, and Red Foley.

1942
Born on this day in Hugo, Oklahoma, B. J. Thomas. His 1966, album with The Triumphs I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry sold over one million copies. He is best known for his version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", which was featured in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In 1975 he scored the US Country #1 "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song."

1948
Hank Williams made his debut on Louisiana Hayride broadcast from the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, performing “Move It On Over," and "I want to Live and Love."

1950
Born on this day in Crosby, Texas, was Rodney Crowell, Grammy Award-winning guitarist and producer who played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris' "Hot Band". He was married to Rosanne Cash (daughter of Johnny Cash); from 1979 to 1992 who together had the 1988 Country #1 hit “It's Such a Small World.”

1954
Johnny Cash married Vivian Liberto at St Ann's Catholic Church in Memphis. The couple had four daughters: Rosanne (born May 24, 1955); Kathleen (born April 16, 1956); Cindy (born July 29, 1958); and Tara (born August 24, 1961). The couple divorced in late 1967. During their courtship, Cash and Liberto wrote each other over 10,000 pages of love letters, forming the basis of her autobiography, titled I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny, which was published in 2007.

1959
Born on this day in Tucson, Arizona, was Michael Peterson, country music singer, songwriter. His 1997 self-titled debut album, produced five Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including the #1 hit "From Here to Eternity".

1962
Patsy Cline released her third studio album Sentimentally Yours, the final album Cline recorded before her death in a plane crash less than a year later. Also on this day Patsy Cline appeared on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry performing "A Church, A Courtroom, Then Goodbye", "You’re Stronger Than Me," and "So Wrong."

1965
Born on this day Miami, Florida, was Raul Malo lead singer of country music group The Mavericks and the co-writer of many of their singles, as well as Rick Trevino's 2003 single "In My Dreams".

2011
Marshall Grant, upright bassist and electric bassist with Johnny Cash's original backing duo, the Tennessee Two, died at the age of 83. Grant was in Jonesboro, Arkansas attending a festival to restore the childhood home of Johnny Cash when he became ill. The group became known as The Tennessee Three in 1960, with the addition of drummer W. S. Holland. Grant also served as road manager for Cash and his touring show company.

2012
Randy Travis was arrested after being found naked, smelling apparently of alcohol and lying on a remote stretch of roadway in northern Texas just before midnight. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and felony retaliation, after allegedly threatening to fatally shoot highway patrol troopers who responded to a concerned caller who notified authorities of "a man lying in the roadway".

Monday 080618               

A Blaine county man has been charged with starting the fire burning near Bellevue by shooting at exploding targets.  35 year old Ryan Jensen could ultimately have to pay the cost of fighting the fire.

Dow Chemical was welcomed to the Magic Valley late last week with a celebration and speeches from Governor Butch Otter and Lt. Governor Brad Little.  The Burley plant will employ 25 people and make building insulation. 

About half of the necessary money to construct the sign over Shoshone street has been raised.  The Twin Falls Archway committee said they need $300-thousand for the project.  The archway will be designed to display information about community events and public services.

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit following a fatal crash involving an eastern Idaho sheriff's deputy and a New Plymouth man. Public records show the Idaho Counties Risk Management paid $150,000 on behalf of Payette County to settle a lawsuit with Nampa resident Jackie Raymond. Raymond had been in legal battle with the two Idaho law enforcement agencies over the 2011 death of her father, Barry Johnson.

The Idaho Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a man accused of hiring a hit man to murder two people.  37 year old Anthony Robins Jr. will now go back before a lower court to have a hearing on whether some evidence in the case against him was properly used by prosecutors.  Robins was sentenced to life in prison in 2016 after a jury convicted him of aiding and abetting two first-degree murders as well as an attempted first-degree murder.  The charges stemmed from the murders of Elliot Bailey and Travone Calloway and the attempted murder of Jeanette Juraska. At the time prosecutors said Robins was a drug supplier who orchestrated the killings of Calloway and Bailey after the pair stole 30 pounds of marijuana from him. Juraska was shot in the arm but survived.

Rail traffic has resumed after a dozen loaded grain cars derailed just east of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. BSNF Railway officials say the cars derailed after crossing a trestle just northwest of Cut Bank Montana.

In local sports, the Burley Green Sox are headed to the Regional A Legion Baseball Tournament.  That hasn’t happened since 2012 for the Burley Team.  Burley won four out of five games this week, including Sunday's 9-8 win over Rocky Mountain in the championship. This after they were down 8-2 in the fourth inning. Burley took the go-ahead lead in the fifth and never looked back.

The University of Idaho kicked off fall camp this weekend, as the Vandals prepare for their first season in the Big Sky Conference since 1995.  Idaho begins and ends the regular season with tough non-conference foes. Try an away game at Fresno State on September 1 and ending with a trip to Gainesville to meet with the Gators of Florida on November 17.

Jerry Kramer, the former Idaho Vandal was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday in Canton, Ohio.  Idaho's first All–American in 1956, Kramer played guard and kicker. Green Bay then drafted him and he played 11 seasons for them from 1958–68. The five–time All–Pro helped pave the way to five NFL championships and wins in Super Bowls I and II.  Kramer was named to the NFL's 50th anniversary team and the all–decade team of the 1960's.

Today:  Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High near 90F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. Low 59F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 93F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 97 (Mountains: 92)

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 99 (Mountains: 94)

FRIDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 100 (Mountains: 94)

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 97 (Mountains: 94)

August 6th: On this day

1955
Hank Snow, Lefty Frizzell, Eddie Dean, Freddie Hart and The Collins Kids performed the first-ever country concert at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

1966
George Jones scored his first Country #1 album with I’m a People, his 24th album release spent two weeks at the top of the charts.

1982
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the US Country charts with Always On My Mind. The album was the Billboard #1 country album of the year for 1982, peaking at the top of the charts for a total of 22 weeks, as well as spending 99 weeks on the chart.

1990
Capitol Records released "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks. The first single from his second album, No Fences, the song spent four weeks at #1 on the US country singles charts. The idea for the song was born when Earl Bud Lee and some songwriting friends gathered for lunch one day at Tavern on the Row, in Nashville eatery. When the check came, Lee realized he had forgotten his money. He was asked how he was going to pay for the meal, and he replied, "Don't worry. I have friends in low places. I know the cook."

1993
Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US Country charts with “Chattahoochee", the third single from his 1992 album A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love). The album is named for a line in the song itself. "Chattahoochee" also received CMA awards for Single of the Year and Song of the Year.

2004
Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan set off on their first joint concert tour, playing minor league baseball parks, beginning with a concert at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York.

2008
Dixie Chick Emily Robinson and country singer Charlie Robison divorced after nine years of marriage.