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Tuesday 8/14/17

Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro said she will not sanction defendants in the Las Vegas retrial of four men accused of wielding assault style weapons to stop a roundup of Cliven Bundy’s cattle.  Last week the judge ordered defendant Eric Parker off the witness stand and instructed jurors to disregard his testimony.

Teens whose families can’t afford school supplies or clothing will be able to get some of those items a Burley Junior High school this school year.  Workers are assembling a care and share closet.

ITD officials are hoping technology from a Utah company will help improve traveler safety if traffic comes to a complete standstill during the solar eclipse.  A new mobile app will give traveler real-time reports on expected travel times, construction and traffic notices.

With Oregon’s legalized pot sales, officials there are worried that marijuana that is grown legally is leaving the state for other states where it’s illegal and can make big money.  In response, pot-legal states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will receive about $907,000 in a northern Idaho timber sale.  The Fish and Game department plans to use the proceeds for wildlife habitat improvements.

Canyon County saw a record number of involuntary mental hold cases in July. There were 123 such cases, a monthly record.

Police say a Boise homeowner was wounded when he confronted a suspected burglar who pulled a gun and shot him. The homeowner was taken to a local hospital with a single gunshot wound.

Attorney Ned Williamson has been named the new judge in Idaho's 5th District Court. Gov. Butch Otter selected Williamson, a Hailey resident, to replace recently retired Judge Robert Elgee in Blaine County.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel to Idaho to view the August 21 solar eclipse - right in the middle of fire season. The ITD are asking motorists to make sure nothing metal from their moving vehicle is hitting the road and that lit cigarettes are not thrown from the vehicle.  Also don’t drive in tall grass.  

Weather

Today  Abundant sunshine. High 84F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight  Clear skies. Low near 55F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow  Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 87F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 86 (Mountains: 79)

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 87 (Mountains: 79)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 81)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 82)

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 80)

ECLIPSE DAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 79)

August 15th: On this day

1925
Born on this day in Boaz, Alabama, was Rose Maddox country singer-songwriter and fiddle player, who was the lead singer with the Maddox Brothers and Rose before a successful solo career. Dolly Parton credits Maddox as an early influence. Maddox died on April 15th 1998.

1933
Born on this day, was Bobby Helms, American country music singer best known for his 1957 hit, "Jingle Bell Rock". He died on June 19, 1997 of emphysema at his home in Martinsville, Indiana, he was 63.

1941
Born on this day, was Don Rich, country musician who helped develop the Bakersfield sound in the early 1960s. He was a noted guitarist and fiddler, and a member of the Buckaroos, the backing band of country singer Buck Owens. Rich died on July 17, 1974.

1946
Born on this day in Elk City, Oklahoma, was Jimmy Webb, songwriter. His country hits include "Highwayman," by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson; and "Wichita Lineman" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," by Glen Campbell. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was the third most performed song in the fifty years between 1940 to 1990. Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration.

1961
Born on this day in Woodside, California, was Paul Jefferson, country music artist who has had his songs recorded by Keith Urban, Little Texas and Buddy Jewell, among others. He also co-wrote Aaron Tippin's #1 song "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You."

2009
114 people were arrested at Kenny Chesney's concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, near Boston and another 228 were taken into protective custody at the New England Country Music Festival. Most of the offenses involved underage drinking.

AROUND THE VALLEY

Brianne Lynn is performing tonight at KB’s on Fillmore from 5:30 ‘til 8.  The show is free and open to the public.  She’ll also be at Maxie’s Pizza & Pasta in Kimberly this Friday from 6 ‘til midnight.

 

The Twin falls Public Library will be showing a special "Eclipse" movie for this week's Friday Movie.  It's a classic Disney movie that features an eclipse in its plot.  The movie starts at 1p,  and all Library programs and events are free and open to the public.

 

The Salvation Army in Twin Falls is hosting a back to school celebration this Saturday from 10 'til 2. This a free event with free food, games, prizes, bounce house and dunk tank! The Salvation Army is at   348 4th Ave North in Twin Falls.

 

The Community Church of the Brethren is holding a Gospel Music Jamboree this Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 461 Filer Ave. W., Twin Falls.  There will be hot dogs, chips and drinks provided.  If you would like to perform or have a group that would like to perform, you are welcome.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy gospel music this Saturday at the Community Church of the Brethren!  The event is free and open to the public.

 

The Blaine County Republican Central Committee is hosting a county-wide republican picnic this Saturday at the River Sage Barn in Bellevue.  Congressman Mike Simpson and Lt. Governor Brad Little will both speak at the event.  Cost is ten dollars per person or twenty five dollars for a family.  The event will be held from noon ‘til 3pm.

 

The West End Senior Center will host its annual dinner & auction this Saturday from 5 'til 10pm. The dinner includes tri-tip, corn-on-the-cob, baked potato, French bread, green salad, dessert & drinks and costs  $15 per plate. Beer & wine will also be available for purchase. There is a silent auction and the live auction begins at 7:00 p.m. Call 543-4577 for more information. This fundraiser will help support the home-delivered meal program.

 

The Killebrew-Thompson Memorial welcomes Huey Lewis & The News in concert this Saturday at the Sun Valley Pavillion.  Proceeds from this concert benefit leukemia and cancer research at St Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute and Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.  Tickets start at twenty-five bucks and are available online at sunvalley.ticketfly.com.

 

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Kidnap, The Emoji Movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, Dunkirk, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Wonder Woman

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk, Atomic Blond & The Emoji Movie.

BURLEY THEATER:  Spiderman: Homecoming

 MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth To The Power, Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Detroit, The Dark Tower, The Big Sick, Atomic Blonde & Dunkirk

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

A Denver jury decided yesterday that a country radio DJ did in fact grope Taylor Swift before her concert in 2013, awarding the pop star a symbolic $1 after a week-long trial.  After the verdict was announced, Swift released a statement through her publicist saying "I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by assault, especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year order and two-year long trial process.  I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this.  My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard.  Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help assault victims defend themselves."  Because, Taylor Swift is the ultimate rock star.

 

Shonda Rhimes announced last week that she will be departing her long-time home ABC for a move to Netflix.  Rhimes rose to prominence in 2005 with her breakout hit “Grey’s Anatomy.” She followed up with “Scandal,” “Private Practice” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” helping create a female-friendly vibe that distinguished ABC from other networks.  Yesterday, ABC tried to contain the damage, saying that it would NOT be losing Grey's Anatomy and other shows that made Rimes famous.  The existing shows will remain on ABC, an Shonda will launch NEW shows with Netflix.

 

The Teen Choice Awards were held Sunday night at the University Of Southern California's Galen Center - and Miley Cyrus took home the night's highest honor - the "Ultimate Choice Award" - for her decade-long involvement with the awards show.  Wonder Woman landed Choice Action Movie, Chris Pine scored Choice Action Movie Actor for his ROLE in Wonder Woman, and Gal Gadot won Choice Action Movie Actress for HER role in Wonder Woman.  Finding Dory won Choice Comedy Movie, and Spider-man: Homecomimg won Choice Summer Movie.  For music, it was Harry Styles, Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony, winning Choice male artist, female artist and music group awards, respectively.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Scammers are once again on the prowl.  Twin Falls police say they recently took a report where the victim was threatened with arrest if they didn’t purchase a pre-paid cash card and give the scammers the card number.  The victim was taken for 2-thousand dollars.

The sale of alcohol may be allowed during BSU and ISU Pre-games.  The first reading before the front of the Idaho State Board of Education happened Thursday.  The policy needs to pass another reading in October before being finalized.

A World War II fighter plane that spent 60 years at the bottom of a lake in Austria has been restored and will be unveiled and flown publicly later this month in Nampa. The P-47 Thunderbolt known as Dottie Mae will fly on Aug. 26 and 27 at the 2017 Warbird Roundup at the Warhawk Air Museum.

A 70-year-old Iowa man riding in the back seat of a pickup without wearing his seatbelt died after the vehicle rolled on Interstate 84 in Mountain Home and he was ejected into oncoming traffic and struck by a tractor-trailer.

Landowners alongside an Idaho lake have filed 27 lawsuits saying the county has overvalued their property. The Priest Lake landowners are questioning whether Bonner County's assessed valuations reflected fair market value.

Federal officials say cattle grazing will continue at the Craters  of the Moon national monument known for its ancient lava flows following a challenge by an environmental group.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced this week that grazing on the Monument and Preserve not covered by lava flows will stay at about 99 percent of current levels.

Top federal and state fire managers say the National Fire Preparedness Level has been raised to its highest point.  The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group said the jump to Preparedness Level 5 reflects a high degree of wildfire activity and that further assistance from the military and international resources may be considered and requested.

School officials in Boise say problems with a new $600,000 high school football field could cause the team to have to move its home opener. West Ada School District say Eagle High Stadium might not be ready for a freshman game on Aug. 24 and a varsity game on Aug. 25 against a district rival.

Today:  Mostly Cloudy with scattered showers  WINDS: SW 5-10 MPH  HIGH: 71 (Mountains: 70)

Tonight:  Very cool  WINDS: SW 5-10 MPH  L0W: 52 (Mountains: 45)

Tomorrow:  Mostly Sunny  HIGH: 82 (Mountains: 75)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 85 (Mountains: 78)

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 87 (Mountains: 79)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 88 (Mountains: 82)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 83)

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 88 (Mountains: 81)

 

August 14th: On this day

1941
Born on this day in Elkhart, Indiana was Connie Smith the country music artist. She began her career in 1963 after winning a local talent contest near Columbus, Ohio, which attracted the attention of country songwriter Bill Anderson. Her first #1 hit was with her debut single “Once A Day” released in 1964. Smith won Billboards Most Promising Female Country Artist in 1964.

1966
"Almost Persuaded" by David Houston was at #1 on the Country chart. The song spent nine weeks at #1 and has since gone on to become a country standard. For 46 years and two months, no #1 song matched the chart-topping longevity of "Almost Persuaded," until Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" notched its ninth week atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart the week of December 15, 2012.

1976
Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album chart with Are You Ready for the Country. Its title track is a song from Neil Young's seminal 1972 album Harvest. Despite the title, this outlaw country album featured covers of rock songs, including "Can't You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band. MacArthur Park (Revisited)" and won Waylon his first Grammy Award in 1969.

1995
Garth Brooks' The Hits became the first best-of album by a country-based artist certified for shipments of 7 million units. In June 1995, the master copy of the album was buried under Garth’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001
Alison Krauss & Union Station released the album New Favorite which went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and the single "The Lucky One" won the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or group.

2003
Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick performed for 25,000 troops and president George W. Bush at Miramar Marine Air Corps Station near San Diego.

Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Welcome Baby Girl, Ada James

Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, welcomed daughter Ada James into the world last night (Aug. 12).

After 36 hours of labor, Ada James was born at 10:28 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz.

Both TR and Lauren posted the news on Instagram, with TR saying: “Last night at 10:28 PM Ada James Akins was born and it was truly the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. I can’t believe that we have two daughters!! My wife labored almost 36 hours.  She is by far the strongest human being I have ever met and I have a new found respect for moms around the world. We are so excited that Willa Gray has a baby sister! Thank you Lord and everyone for the prayers.

Lauren noted: “Our baby girl is here  sweet Ada James Akins came into the world at 10:28 last night after almost 36 hours of labor (only Jesus got me through that-& she is sooo worth it. She weighs 7 pounds 3 ounces and is so stinking cute I just can’t take it! We are all doing well now, just resting. Thank y’all for your prayers-she is a miracle and God is so good. Thomas Rhett and I are so I love with her. And Willa Gray is so excited to finally have a baby sister More pics to come”

Ada James joins older sister Willa Gray, 21 months, who Lauren and TR adopted from Uganda in May.

Congrats to the happy family.

Friday 8/11/17

More information from the murder/suicide that happened in Wendell last week is being released.  Officials are now saying Tony Sousa the president of the Portuguese Hall where the incident occurred, shot and killed Agustin Nopal Donu working on the hall’s renovation and then killed himself. 

Officials say within the next six years, Yellowstone will reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles.  Over 4-million people visited in 2016.

Environmental groups have started a legal process to ban cyanide traps that kill predator animals after one of the traps sickened a boy in Idaho and killed his dog. The traps look like water sprinkler heads in the ground and spray cyanide when triggered by animals attracted by bait.

Maj. Gen. Gary Sayler will retire from his post as commanding officer of the Idaho National Guard at the end of October.  The new adjutant general of the Idaho National Guard will likely be appointed by the governor later this year.

79 year old Walt Bayes, an Idaho man whose fringe run for Idaho governor resulted in a Republican primary debate that drew national attention has been rescued near a wildfire in northern Idaho, but his wife has been found dead.  Authorities say they found the body of 74-year-old Virginia Bayes in a remote area.

Wednesday evening just after 10, Idaho State Police say two people died east of Donnelly.  36 year old Devin Hawkins was northbound in a 2002 Porsche at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curve.  His passengers, 37 year old Kerri Hawkins and a juvenile succumbed to their injures at the scene.

Pro-industry environmental decisions by the Trump administration are giving hope to a group that represents farmers in the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association says it wants the government to sidestep U.S. laws protecting imperiled salmon and bring stability to a pair of rivers. Environmental groups decry the effort and say it will hurt businesses that rely on healthy fish runs.

Idaho police are looking for a shooter who has been targeting livestock and llamas near Twin Falls. Llama owner Steve Westphal reports that his two favorite llamas were killed in two separate incidents at his pastures. A nearby cattleman reported that two of his animals were killed by an unknown shooter.

Today:  Sun and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 91F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low near 60F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 91F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 83)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 85 (Mountains: 78)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 87 (Mountains: 78)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 88 (Mountains: 79)

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 81)

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.”

 

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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.

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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.

Around the Valley…

County fair season is upon us, and this week it’s The Jerome County Fair & Rodeo – it runs through tomorrow.  The Cassia County Fair kicks OFF tomorrow and runs through August 19th, this year featuring a motorcycle & ATV rodeo, the rodeo, and live music from Aaron Watson and Ned Ledoux.  Gooding County’s Fair and Rodeo runs concurrent with Cassia County this year, kicking off next Monday and running through the 19th featuring a rodeo, barrel racing, a street dance and live music from the Garage Boys Band  Then, the Twin Falls County Fair runs August 30th through September 4th, featuring the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo, the All Star Monster Truck Tour, and live music from Trace Adkins.

 

Local singer/songwriter Brianne Lynn performs live tonight at the Twin Falls Sandwich Company.  The show is free and gets underway at 6p.

 

Join Brothers In Arms Firearms for a basic shooting training class on handguns tonight from 6 'til 7:30.  This class is meant for beginners and those who have not handled handguns often but want to get more familiar and comfortable with shooting. The class is given by an NRA licensed instructor and will be held at Patriot Defense, 4348 D Clear Lakes Rd in Buhl.  Cost of the class is $20.

 

The 2nd annual Edgefest is this Sunday at the Jerome County Fairgrounds, hosted by sister station 103.1 The Edge.  This year, the rock show features Ded, Through Fire, Gemini Syndrome, Jack Russell's Great White, Royal Bliss, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, Saliva and P.O.D. plus three Idaho bands opening up the show.  While the show is open to all ages, the language will be that of an R-rated movie and it's probably not a show for the kids.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Kidnap, The Emoji Movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, Dunkirk, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Wonder Woman

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk, Atomic Blond & The Emoji Movie.

BURLEY THEATER:  Spiderman: Homecoming

 MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth To The Power, Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Detroit, The Dark Tower, The Big Sick, Atomic Blonde & Dunkirk

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

HOLLYWOOD

Taylor Swift took the stand for the first time yesterday in the widely publicized “bum grab” case where a Denver radio DJ blamed Swift for him getting fired at KYGO, and also for his inability to get a job after said termination.  Swift filed a counter-suit a month after the former DJ – David Mueller – filed his.  She accused HIM of grabbing her backside intentionally during a meet and greet photo.  It was Mueller’s attorney who called Swift to the stand, and saying that she stood her ground is an understatement.  “It was a definite grab.  A very long grab,” she said of the incident.  When questioned on whether or not she was upset with her bodyguard for not intervening, she said "What Mr. Mueller did was, like I said, very intentional and the location was very intentional and it happened very quickly and I wasn't going to blame (my bodyguard) for something Mr. Mueller did."  And when asked about whether or not Swift thought Mueller got what he deserved when he got fired from KYGO, she said "I am not going to allow you or your client in any way to make me feel like this was my fault, because it isn't.  I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions, not mine."

 

The hackers behind HBO's recent breach have leaked a screenshot of an email that shows a senior vp for the network offering the hackers $250,000 as a "bug bounty payment."  In what appears to be an effort to embarrass HBO, the email dated July 27 indicates a negotiation going on between the network and the hackers. The e-mail is carefully worded and avoids language that would be construed as paying off the hackers and instead is framed as an offer for a reward for discovering vulnerabilities in HBO's system.  It is unclear if the HBO email is authentic or if it has been doctored in any way.  The hackers claim to have 1.5 terabytes of data stolen from HBO. So far, they have released some unaired episodes of HBO content including Ballers and Room 104. On Monday, the hackers released a cache of data that contained a script summary for Sunday's Game of Thrones episode as well as 30 days' worth of emails from a programming executive.

 

And the new family movie to see this weekend is The Nut Job 2:  Nutty By Nature.  In the movie, The evil mayor of Oakton has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.  The film stars Will Arnett and Katherine Heigel, and is showing at all Magic Valley movie theaters starting tonight.

Thursday 08/10/17

A body found in a canal near Boise has been identified as 45 year old Kevin Self of Garden City.  Officials do not suspect foul play. 

More than half way through the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has seen about 5 percent fewer visitors so far.  Just over 962-thousand people visited the park in July down from nearly a million a year ago.

The DEQ has issued an air quality alert for Blaine Cassia, Lincoln and Minidoka counties through at least 1pm today.  Because of the smoke from wildfires the air quality remains unhealthy for sensitive groups officials say.

Radioactive plutonium has been found in air samples collected where workers enter the secure area of the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington State.  Earlier this year a sample was taken at the Plutonium Finishing Plant when workers were ordered to take cover indoors during a demo of the highly contaminated facility.

18 year old Lucas McCulley of Nampa is asking for help with the medical costs to remove a rare tumor on his face.  Doctors who said it couldn’t be removed because it was growing with the teen, now say it’s possible.

James Hamula, a Mormon Church leader was removed from his post and kicked out of the religion Tuesday for the first time in nearly three decades.  The reason for his dismissal was not made public.   

J.C. Penney’s is out of Burley and Ross Dress for Less is in.  The chain hung up its banner above the old Penny’s store announcing their intention to move in.

Joshua Martinez, a 35 year old Filer man was sentenced to a year of probation Tuesday for beating a teenage girl in a road rage incident this spring.  He will also serve 48 hours of community service.

Idaho State University President Arthur Vailas says he will retire next summer after more than a decade at the school.  Earlier the university’s football booster club said it would withhold more than 80-thousand dollars in donation until Vailas and the athletic director leave the school.

  Gov. Butch Otter's recent back injuries have prompted him to delay conducting interviews with candidates vying for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court. Justice Daniel Eismann announced earlier this year he will retire from the state's highest court at the end of August.

Today:  Partly cloudy this morning, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 56F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 84)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 84)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 81)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 88 (Mountains: 79)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 88 (Mountains: 80)

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.

How Glen Campbell Discovered One of His Biggest Hits

Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights” Was Playing on Jimmy Webb’s Turntable

Jimmy Webb wrote some of Glen Campbell’s most famous songs while inadvertently leading him to at least one hit he didn’t — “Southern Nights.”

Webb, whose credits include “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston,” took to his website to pay special tribute to his longtime friend, who died Tuesday (Aug. 8) at age 81.

In addition to recording Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights,” Campbell was apparently responsible for lobbying Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson to record Webb’s “The Highwayman.” The latter revitalized their individual careers while providing a name for the superstar quartet.

“Depending on the way you hear the story, Glen says he played ‘Highwayman’ for Waylon and Willie and Johnny and Kris,” Webb said. “And that would have been probably five or six years after Glen recorded ‘Highwayman.'”

And as quirky as it seemed to suggest that Jennings, Nelson, Cash and Kristofferson record a song about reincarnation and spaceships, Campbell also heard the commercial potential in the title track of Southern Nights, a 1975 album by New Orleans R&B singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint.

“Glen is a curious character and a brilliant one,” Webb said. “I can remember him one day walking into my house, and I was listening to an Allen Toussaint record that my friend [guitarist] Freddy Tackett had given me. And we sat there for a while and listened, and this song came on — ‘Southern Nights.’

“And he got so excited. I mean, he just got uncontrollably excited — ‘Can I have that? Can I have that?'”

Webb assumed Campbell thought he had written the song and wanted to record it.

“I said, ‘Allen Toussaint wrote it,'” Webb said. “He said, ‘No, no. I mean, can I have your record?’ I said, ‘You want my record?” He said, ‘Yeah, can I have that?’ And I gave him my Allen Toussaint album and he went out of there. I mean, he ran out of there.”

Campbell released the single of “Southern Nights” in January 1977, and it topped three Billboard charts — hot country songs, adult contemporary and the all-genres Billboard Hot 100.

Webb was shocked at how quickly Campbell had managed to revamp the arrangement and record his own version of the song.

“That song was literally on the radio, like, two weeks later,” he said. “It might have been three weeks later, but it was like a whisper in our world. It was like no time at all.”

With “Southern Nights,” Campbell reimagined the swampy, atmospheric sound of Toussaint’s original by performing the song with different instrumentation at a faster tempo. He took a similar approach to “Galveston,” a song Webb wrote in a slower tempo about a soldier’s memories of the beach in Texas.

“If you listen to his versions of my songs, to be honest with you, they’re the pop versions of my songs,” Webb said. “Things like ‘Galveston’ — I never did that fast. But here’s the thing about Glen: All those records were hits. He could figure out how to do a song and translate it into dollars, into airplay, into mainstream entertainment.
“And so I think that, as an arranger, Glen is somewhat underestimated. Because he could take a song almost out of thin air and turn it into a hit. Because he played on so many sessions with [producer] Jimmy Bowen and people like that.

“And he learned. He’s highly intelligent, very quick, and many of those records that he played on, he was the deciding factor. It was what he contributed that made them hits — for the Beach Boys and for Dean Martin and for those all artists. So the unknown factor about Glen is how potent he was as an arranger, and what he could contribute to a track to make it air-worthy.

“And that’s kind of a little secret that nobody talks about. But he did it for others, and he did it for himself.”

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Vern Gosdin, Walt Aldridge, Tim Nichols, Jim McBride

Their Hits Include “Set ‘Em Up Joe” “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me,” “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Chattahoochee”

The writers of such hits as “Set ‘Em Up Joe” “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me,” “Live Like You Were Dyring,” and “Chattahoochee” are the newest inductees elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Specifically, they are Vern Gosdin, Walt Aldridge, Tim Nichols and Jim McBride. They will be formally inducted into the Hall on Oct. 23 during ceremonies to be held at Nashville’s Music City Center.

Pat Alger, the Hall’s board chairman, announced the inductions at a press conference in Nashville Wednesday morning (Aug. 9).

Gosdin, who died in 2009, was principally known as a recording artist. However, in addition to penning his 1988 chart-topper, “Set ‘Em Up Joe,” he wrote such other of his own high-ranking singles as “Chiseled in Stone” (the CMA’s 1989 song of the year), “Today My World Slipped Away (also a No. 3 hit for George Strait), “If You’re Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right),” “Do You Believe Me Now,” “I’m Still Crazy” and “That Just About Does It.”

Apart from “(There’s) No Getting’ Over Me,” a No. 1 single for Ronnie Milsap and the 1982 ASCAP song of the year, Aldridge wrote “Holding Her and Loving You” (Earl Thomas Conley), “The Fear of Being Alone” (Reba McEntire), “I Am a Simple Man” (Ricky Van Shelton), “I Loved Her First” (Heartland) and “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” (Travis Tritt).

Nichols’ gallery of hits includes not only Tim McGraw’s Grammy-winning “Live Like You Were Dying,” but also “Heads Carolina, Tails California” (Jo Dee Messina), “I’m Over You” (Keith Whitley), “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” (Trace Adkins), “That’d Be Alright” (Alan Jackson), “I’ll Think of a Reason Later” (Lee Ann Womack) and “I Got the Boy” (Jana Kramer).

McBride’s stellar credits embrace the 1994 CMA song of the year “Chattahoochee” (Alan Jackson), “A Bridge That Just Won’t Burn” (Conway Twitty), “Bet Your Heart on Me” (Johnny Lee), “Rose in Paradise” (Waylon Jennings), as well as the other Jackson hits “Chasing that Neon Rainbow,” “Someday” and “(Who Says) You Can’t Have It All.”

(Most of the songs cited above were co-written rather than individually written.)

These four new inductees bring the total number of members in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to 207.

Around the Valley

County fair season is upon us, and this week it’s The Jerome County Fair & Rodeo – it kicked off earlier this week and runs through Saturday – this year featuring bloodless bullfights, the PRCA Rodeo and the tractor pull.  Cassia County Fair kicks off this Saturday and runs through August 19th, this year featuring a motorcycle & ATV rodeo, the rodeo, and live music from Aaron Watson and Ned Ledoux.  Gooding County’s Fair and Rodeo runs concurrent with Cassia County this year, kicking off next Monday and running through the 19th featuring a rodeo, barrel racing, a street dance and live music from the Garage Boys Band  Then, the Twin Falls County Fair runs August 30th through September 4th, featuring the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo, the All Star Monster Truck Tour, and live music from Trace Adkins.

 

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend the Credit Basics seminar tomorrow at the Twin Falls Public Library.  Teens will learn all about the ins and outs of credit with Brittanie from Wells Fargo - and she'll be available for questions about credit and everything finance-related.  The event starts at 4p.  All Library programs and events are free and open to the public.

 

Join Brothers In Arms Firearms for a basic shooting training class on handguns this Friday from 6 'til 7:30.  This class is meant for beginners and those who have not handled handguns often but want to get more familiar and comfortable with shooting. The class is given by an NRA licensed instructor and will be held at Patriot Defense, 4348 D Clear Lakes Rd in Buhl.  Cost of the class is $20.

 

The 2nd annual Edgefest is this Sunday at the Jerome County Fairgrounds, hosted by sister station 103.1 The Edge.  This year, the rock show features Ded, Through Fire, Gemini Syndrome, Jack Russell's Great White, Royal Bliss, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, Saliva and P.O.D. plus three Idaho bands opening up the show.  While the show is open to all ages, the language will be that of an R-rated movie and it's probably not a show for the kids.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  THE DARK TOWER, KIDNAP, ATOMIC BLONDE, THE EMOJI MOVIE, DUNKIRK, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3 & WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  ATOMIC BLOND, THE EMOJI MOVIE, DUNKIRK,, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING AND WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  ATOMIC BLONDE, THE EMOJI MOVIE, DUNKIRK,  AND THE BIG SICK

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

HOLLYWOOD

The Taylor Swift camp has been in a Denver courtroom this week over a lawsuit that was filed against the singer involving the infamous Taylor Swift "bum-grab" by a Denver radio DJ from a few years back. Yesterday, her lawyer hit back at former radio show host David Mueller after he accused the star on the second day of their headline-making trial of costing him his job and ruining his reputation.  Swift's lawyer said that Taylor Swift and her people didn’t file a lawsuit against Mueller in publicand also suggested Mueller “rendered himself unemployable” by telling people in the radio industry about Swift’s allegations against him.  Mueller also admitted to only sending his headshot, resume and audio samples to the top 20 radio markets in the country - and said that there are around 200 radio markets in the country that he could have sought work.  After all, he's TOTALLY filthy enough to grab the co-host mic next door along side Dr. Nick every morning.

 

Bruce Springsteen officially announced his plans to take over Broadway's Walter Kerr Theater for eight weeks starting this October.  The "personal and intimate" "Springsteen on Broadway" residency will run from October 12th to November 26th, with Springsteen performing five nights a week, Tuesday to Saturday.  At each show, Springsteen will perform his music, read excerpts from his memoir Born to Run and deliver spoken word anecdotes from his career.  The 975-person venue has sat unoccupied since the Broadway production of Amelie closed in May, and decided to offer Springsteen the theater rent-free as they say he'll "keep the lights on in the building, and they'll sell gazillions of dollars worth of booze."

 

Kesha made her first major TV show appearance in four years yesterday on Good Morning America.  It's also her first appearance since the start of her legal turmoil with producer Dr. Luke.  The pop star gave an emotional performance of her new single "Praying," the first track from her new album Rainbow, her first major record in five years.  She then fought back tears while talking about her new music.  "I think this record has quite literally saved my life," Kesha said about her album. "And I hope you guys like it and I hope you can hear it and I hope it helps people."  The first single "Prayer" is believed to be about her battle with Dr. Luke, who she's said since first filing her lawsuit against the producer in 2014, is responsible for physically and emotionally assaulting and abusing her while working with her on her records.

Wednesday August 9, 2017

Prosecutors have charged a missing Utah man with three counts of first-degree murder after two additional bodies were identified as 14-year-old Payton Medley and her mom, 48-year-old Nadja Medley.  A third victim, Cheryl Baker, was identified on June 30. All three women were found shot to death and hidden in a shed outside a Caldwell home that had been recently purchased by Gerald Michael Bullinger.

The Twin Falls City Council unanimously approved to reduce the speed limit south of the new South Hills Middle School.  At Monday night’s meeting, city engineer Jacqueline Fields recommended the council reduced the speed on 3600 North between Washington Street South and Blue Lakes Blvd. South from 50 mph to 35 mph.

23 year old Sean David Rees, the driver in a crash that killed his fiancée last year was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation.  Rees ran a stop sign in Twin Falls County that killed 23 year old Ashley Webb.

Recent actions by the Filer mayor and the City Council have resulted in “political chaos,” according to local firefighters, as the town’s woes over its budget continue to plague its elected officials.  The all-volunteer Filer Fire Department are expressing dismay over the firing of former Police Chief Tim Reeves and the Oct. 1 elimination of another police officer’s position.

Gov. Butch Otter has announced Idaho Department of Labor Director Ken Edmunds has resigned effective immediately.  Otter's office on Tuesday declined to say why Edmunds had submitted his resignation.

Officials with Idaho's welfare agency say six employees have lost their jobs at a treatment center for people with severe disabilities after an investigation concluded some staffers physically and psychologically abused residents. The department says four others knew about the abuse and did not report it.

A 17-year-old Idaho boy hospitalized after his brother died trying to save him from drowning in a river has also died. 17-year-old Isaac Grasser was on life support for three days last week but died Friday.

State officials warned Monday that if California sea lions continue feeding below Willamette Falls, they could push winter steelhead trout to the brink of extinction.

Today:  Partly cloudy early followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 88F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight:  Cloudy early with some clearing expected late. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 57F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY: Passing PM Storms
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 81)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 83)

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 85)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 83)

TUESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 79)

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.

Photo Gallery: Glen Campbell Through the Years

Music Icon Lived a Life Filled With Music and Musicians

Glen Campbell seemed to fit in with everyone and every place he visited, whether on the stage, television, movies and, one of his favorites, the golf course.

Campbell, who died Tuesday (Aug. 8) in Nashville of Alzheimer’s disease, lived a life filled with music and the people who create it.

The sheer number of musicians he met during his lifetime is staggering, dating back from his days as a studio musician in the Wrecking Crew in Los Angeles through his breakthrough in the mid ’60s and for the rest of his life.

In a roughly chronological order, here’s a look at some of the photos from his extensive career, including perhaps the only group photo ever taken of Charley Pride, Little Jimmy Dickens and Marky Ramone.

Blake Shelton Enlists the Help of Rascal Flatts on Upcoming Season of “The Voice”

During Season 12 of The Voice earlier this year, coach Blake Shelton enlisted the help of Luke Bryan as an advisor for his team during the battle rounds. For Season 13, which debuts on NBC on Sept. 25, Blake is tripling down with a few Rascals.

Fresh off of their recent No. 1 single, “Yours If You Want It,” Rascal Flatts will serve as Blake’s advisors on the upcoming season. Rascal Flatts will assist the contestants with song arrangement and stage presence, among other variables.

Rascal Flatts posted the news on Instagram with the caption: “When @blakeshelton asks you to be guest mentors on @nbcthevoice, by gosh, you do it! New season kicks off September 25. We’re pumped to be there!”

In addition to Blake, Season 13 will feature coaches Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson.

Additional advisors include Billy Ray Cyrus (Team Miley), Joe Jonas (Team Adam) and Kelly Rowland (Team Jennifer).

Around The Valley

County fair season is upon us, and this week it’s The Jerome County Fair & Rodeo kicked off yesterday and runs through Saturday – this year featuring bloodless bullfights, the PRCA Rodeo and the tractor pull.  Cassia County Fair kicks off this Saturday and runs through August 19th, this year featuring a motorcycle & ATV rodeo, the rodeo, and live music from Aaron Watson and Ned Ledoux.  Gooding County’s Fair and Rodeo runs concurrent with Cassia County this year, kicking off next Monday and running through the 19th featuring a rodeo, barrel racing, a street dance and live music from the Garage Boys Band  Then, the Twin Falls County Fair runs August 30th through September 4th, featuring the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo, the All Star Monster Truck Tour, and live music from Trace Adkins.  For more info and links to all of the fairs, visit Broc’s Blog at hot100now.com.

 

The Southern Idaho Career Fair will be held today at the Best Western Burley Inn from 10a 'til 1p. This event is to connect job seekers with employers seeking candidates. There will be opportunities to network, submit applications and even interview onsite.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

Join Broc for this season's LAST Twin Falls Tonight concert TONIGHT in the parking lot behind Rudy's and Sav-Mor-Drug on 2nd.  This week, enjoy music from Underdog - plus as always, cold drinks, delicious food, and fun for the entire family.  Broc's broadcast begins at 5p and the concert starts at 6p.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend the Credit Basics seminar tomorrow at the Twin Falls Public Library.  Teens will learn all about the ins and outs of credit with Brittanie from Wells Fargo - and she'll be available for questions about credit and everything finance-related.  The event starts at 4p.  All Library programs and events are free and open to the public.

 

Join Brothers In Arms Firearms for a basic shooting training class on handguns this Friday from 6 'til 7:30.  This class is meant for beginners and those who have not handled handguns often but want to get more familiar and comfortable with shooting. The class is given by an NRA licensed instructor and will be held at Patriot Defense, 4348 D Clear Lakes Rd in Buhl.  Cost of the class is $20.

 

The 2nd annual Edgefest is this Sunday at the Jerome County Fairgrounds, hosted by sister station 103.1 The Edge.  This year, the rock show features Ded, Through Fire, Gemini Syndrome, Jack Russell's Great White, Royal Bliss, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, Saliva and P.O.D. plus three Idaho bands opening up the show.  While the show is open to all ages, the language will be that of an R-rated movie and it's probably not a show for the kids.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  THE DARK TOWER, KIDNAP, ATOMIC BLONDE, THE EMOJI MOVIE, DUNKIRK, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3 & WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  ATOMIC BLOND, THE EMOJI MOVIE, DUNKIRK,, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING AND WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  ATOMIC BLONDE, THE EMOJI MOVIE, DUNKIRK,  AND THE BIG SICK

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

HOLLYWOOD

Country super-star Glen Campbell passed away yesterday at the age of 81.  Campbell was best known for his 1975 hit, "Rhinestone Cowboy" -- and passed away yesteray after a long battle with Alzheimer's.  Campbell died around 10 AM in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer's patients.  The musician released more than 70 albums over a 50-year career, and had a series of hits in the '60s and '70s including "Gentle on My Mind," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "Country Boy" and his best-selling single, "Rhinestone Cowboy."

 

Disney is pulling the plug on their affiliation with Netflix and launching their own streaming service.  The company announced plans yesterday to pull its children’s programming from Netflix in 2019.  The Disney streaming service will feature sequels to blockbuster children’s films, including “Toy Story 4,” “Frozen 2” and the live-action “The Lion King.” It will also offer original programming aimed at younger audiences — just like its cable channel has since its 1983 launch.  This is a solid move for Disney, just as Research firm eMarketer found that digital video consumption among children 11 and under in the United States is expected to jump to 74 percent in 2019, up from 68 percent in 2013.

 

Sinead O'Connor emotionally pleaded for help from her family and opened up about her mental illness in a Facebook video posted from a New Jersey motel she had been living in.  The video is the latest public glimpse of the singer's ongoing struggle with mental health problems.  The 50-year-old Irish singer says in the 12-minute video posted Thursday that she was staying alive for the sake of others, like her psychiatrist, and if it were up to her, she'd "be gone."  O'Connor said she was living in a New Jersey Travelodge and later posted the address of a Travelodge in South Hackensack - but a welfare check by local police turned up empty, and the motel said O'Connor isn't in that room anymore.  A follow-up Facebook post on O'Connor's page late Monday, said to be made on the singer's behalf, said the singer is safe and not suicidal.

Tuesday 8/8/2017

As the threat of wildfire danger continues to increase, state and federal land management agencies will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in South-Central Idaho effective August 14th.  Meanwhile the Idaho DEQ has issued an air quality Forecast and caution to area residents because of the poor air quality. 

A wildfire has burned 79 square miles of land southeast of American Falls.  Two other large fires continue to burn.  Just north of Shoshone 78 square miles has burned and near Wendell another wildfire has burned 55 square miles.

Fire destroyed a Twin Falls home over the weekend.  The home is located in the 900 block of Morningside Drive.  A neighbor knocked on the door to notify the family inside just after 5 am Sunday.

Oregon resident 61 year old Charles Williams died early Sunday Morning after he lost control of his vehicle along I-84 in Elmore County.  He was ejected when it rolled.  Eastbound travel was shut down for about an hour.

The American Civil Liberties Union sent public record requests Monday to attorneys general in Idaho and 9 other states seeking any communication with the federal government about a program that benefits young immigrants living in the country illegally. The attorney generals have threatened to sue if the Trump administration doesn't rescind the Obama-era Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program.

An Idaho man who made a ship in a bottle entirely out of Legos will see his design get mass-produced by the toy company. Garden City resident Jacob Sadovich said he came up with the idea after building a ship in a bottle using traditional materials.

Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than five years in prison, $3.2 million in restitution and a $3.7 million forfeiture judgment for former Boise businessman Christopher Bohnenkamp. He pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud and bank fraud related to his companies, which built boats and trailers.

A morning accident near Priest River has claimed the life of a jogger.  Authorities say a semi loaded with logs was negotiating a curve when he struck 36 year old Katherine Malone of Nashville Tennessee.  A portion of the semi overturned striking Malone.

Today:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A few passing clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 58F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 79)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 92 (Mountains: 80)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 82)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 84)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 83)

 

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."

Around the Valley

County fair season is upon us, and this week it’s The Jerome County Fair & Rodeo which kicks off today with the parade at 4 and runs through Saturday – this year featuring bloodless bullfights, the PRCA Rodeo and the tractor pull.  Cassia County Fair kicks off this Saturday and runs through August 19th, this year featuring a motorcycle & ATV rodeo, the rodeo, and live music from Aaron Watson and Ned Ledoux.  Gooding County’s Fair and Rodeo runs concurrent with Cassia County this year, kicking off next Monday and running through the 19th featuring a rodeo, barrel racing, a street dance and live music from the Garage Boys Band  Then, the Twin Falls County Fair runs August 30th through September 4th, featuring the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo, the All Star Monster Truck Tour, and live music from Trace Adkins.  For more info and links to all of the fairs, visit Broc’s Blog at hot100now.com.

 

The Southern Idaho Career Fair will be held tomorrow at the Best Western Burley Inn from 10a 'til 1p. This event is to connect job seekers with employers seeking candidates. There will be opportunities to network, submit applications and even interview onsite.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

It’s the LAST Twin Falls Tonight concert tomorrow in the parking lot behind Rudy's and Sav-Mor-Drug on 2nd.  This week, enjoy music from Underdog - plus as always, cold drinks, delicious food, and fun for the entire family.  Broc's broadcast begins at 5p and the concert starts at 6p.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend the Credit Basics seminar this Thursday at the Twin Falls Public Library.  Teens will learn all about the ins and outs of credit with Brittanie from Wells Fargo - and she'll be available for questions about credit and everything finance-related.  The event starts at 4p.  All Library programs and events are free and open to the public.

 

Join Brothers In Arms Firearms for a basic shooting training class on handguns this Friday from 6 'til 7:30.  This class is meant for beginners and those who have not handled handguns often but want to get more familiar and comfortable with shooting. The class is given by an NRA licensed instructor and will be held at Patriot Defense, 4348 D Clear Lakes Rd in Buhl.  Cost of the class is $20.

 

The 2nd annual Edgefest is this Sunday at the Jerome County Fairgrounds, hosted by sister station 103.1 The Edge.  This year, the rock show features Ded, Through Fire, Gemini Syndrome, Jack Russell's Great White, Royal Bliss, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, Saliva and P.O.D. plus three Idaho bands opening up the show.  While the show is open to all ages, the language will be that of an R-rated movie and it's probably not a show for the kids.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  THE DARK TOWER, KIDNAP, ATOMIC BLONDE, THE EMOJI MOVIE, DUNKIRK, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3 & WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  ATOMIC BLOND, THE EMOJI MOVIE, DUNKIRK,, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING AND WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.

BURLEY THEATER:  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  ATOMIC BLONDE, THE EMOJI MOVIE, DUNKIRK,  AND THE BIG SICK

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

HOLLYWOOD

 

Jury selection in the Taylor Swift / Radio DJ bum grab case took place yesterday.  The trial could last up to nine days.  Ex-Denver Radio Host David Mueller is suing Swift for allegedly making false accusations about an incident where she said he grabbed her backside during a photo-op.  He's seeking $3 million in damages.  Swift counter-sued a month after Mueller filed his lawsuit and is seeking $1, but hopes the case serves "as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts," her lawsuit says.  Mueller was backstage at a Taylor Swift meet and greet in 2013 when the alleged bum-grab occured - and I'm not sure how this guy is trying to convince anyone he DIDN'T do what she's accused him of doing.  The photo is out there - and he quite obviously has his hand much lower than it should be.  He was fired two days after the meet and greet.  Taylor's Mom and photographer from the meet-and-greet are just two of the witnesses that are expected to be called to the stand in the civil trial. The singer will also testify in what will be her first public acknowledgement of the incident and case.

 

MTV has unveiled its list of performers for the 2017 MTV VMAS.  Host Katy Perry and The Weeknd, who tie for the second most amount of nominations this year, will take the stage along with a few famous friends.

Others in the line-up include band 30 Seconds to Mars, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony and Lorde.  Ed Sheeran, who has been busy touring North America, will also perform a song off his chart-topping album.  Both Sheeran and Lorde are up for an Artist of the Year nomination, which fans can vote for on the VMAs site. Whoever takes home the crown will also walk away with the newly named award; for the first time in the award show's history, they'll be calling it a "Moon Person."  The annual event will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 27.

 

Mama June Shannon‘s daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, who is 17, announced on Monday that she’s pregnant with her first child.  She says “I’m really excited to be a new mom, but there is some challenges that I’m going to have to face.  I’m really nervous about having a baby because it does have to come out of my hoo-ha.”  Pumpkin, who is engaged Joshua Efird, says that she doesn’t know the gender of her baby just yet — but if she had to bet, her money would be on pink, because of quote "all the girls in our family."