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Thursday 071218

Investigators say the fire at the Warm Springs Lodge in Sun Valley in April started near four plastic Garbage cans placed against a log wall.  The fire continued to burn after a failure in the sprinkler system.  What actually started the fire is still unknown.  The majority of the damage was on the roof.  The resort say damages can be repaired. 

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says a proposal to legalize historical horse racing betting terminals will be on the Idaho ballot in November.  This is the first initiative to qualify for the Idaho ballot since lawmakers tightened requirements in 2013.

Beth Olmstead, the principal of Lincoln Elementary in Twin Falls for the past 18 years passed away July 4th.  Students and parents have been leaving flowers at the front steps of the school the past week.  Olmstead was 58 years old.

An exploding mailbox has law enforcement in Shoshone uneasy this morning.  Yesterday authorities closed the 300 block of North Carmen street after finding a homemade bomb had destroyed a mailbox.  The ATF has begun an investigation.

County Commissioners in Twin Falls will soon evaluate information gathered by a citizens committee that assesses the overcrowding at the County Jail.  The facility exceeds the number of inmates it can hold on a daily basis.  Right now, 25 inmates are housed in Jerome County while others are sent to Blaine County. 

Come this fall, there will be upwards to 15 unarmed security guards walking the halls and near the doorways of Twin Falls Schools.  The schools already have school resource officers from the Twin Falls Police department assigned to the buildings.   

The wildfires burning near the Idaho Border in Nevada can be seen by A NASSA Satellite.  The fire has burned nearly 700 square miles of remote rangeland.  About 600 firefighters are battling the blaze.  Its 35-percent contained.  It was reported July 5th near Paradise valley 200 miles northwest of Reno.

In local sports, Legion Baseball, the Burley Green Sox beat Buhl 8 to 5 in the first game of a double header.  In the second game it was Burley 18 Buhl 8.  Burley (19-12) will play at Jerome on Saturday.  Blackfoot 3 Minico storm 2 in the first game and it was Blackfoot 6 Minico 5.  Elsewhere it was Minico Storm 7 Jerome Cyclones 6 in their first game of a double header.  In the second game it was Storm 7 Cyclones 1.  The Storm (18-13) will play at Pocatello on Friday to end the regular season. Jerome will host the Twin Falls Cowboys on Thursday.

Today:  Sunny. High 92F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 64F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 93F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear skies

Winds: Light and variable

Low 62 (Mountains: 52)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and hot

High: 97 (Mountains: 92)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and hot

High: 95 (Mountains: 89)

MONDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 96 (Mountains: 90)

TUESDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 95 (Mountains: 89)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 96 (Mountains: 89)

July 12th: On this day

1952

Born on this day in Rogersville, Alabama, was Randy McCormick, keyboard player who co-wrote Eddie Rabbitt's "Suspicions" and Conway Twitty's "Crazy In Love." McCormick has also worked with George Strait, Ricky Van Shelton and Jamie O'Neal.

1969

Glen Campbell appeared as a special guest on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show along with Joe Tex and Jeannie C. Riley. Glenn performed “Some Day Little Girl” and “Take My Hand For Awhile”.

1973

Born on this day in Taylorsville, Kentucky, was Shannon Lawson country music artist. Lawson co-wrote former Alabama lead singer Randy Owen's 2008 single "Like I Never Broke Her Heart" and James Otto's 2008 single "These Are the Good Ole Days".

1973

Born on this day was American country music singer-songwriter Troy Olsen who co-wrote Blake Shelton's 2009 single "I'll Just Hold On" and Tim McGraw's "Ghost Town Train," a cut from the album Southern Voice.

1983

Born on this day in Mississippi, was Kimberly Perry, singer and guitarist for the country group The Band Perry, who won the CMA Song of the Year Award for "If I Die Young" in 2011.

1985

Born on this day in Edmonton, Alberta, was Adam Gregory Canadian country music singer-songwriter and actor. He has charted several singles on the Canadian country music charts, including two singles, which were also Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the US.

1989

The Willie Nelson album A Horse Called Music was released. The album includes Nelson's last #1 single, "Nothing I Can Do About It Now", and the single "There You Are."

1997

"It's Your Love," by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill became the first song in 20 years to spend six weeks atop the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. The last song to do so was 1977's "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" by Waylon Jennings. In that span, more than 750 songs had reached #1 on the country chart, a majority of them for just one week.

2000

On the opening night of the sold out Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul Tour at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, so many fans showed up looking to get in that the local promoter opened up a section behind the stage and let the fans in.

2005

Lost Highway released Willie Nelson's reggae album, Countryman. The cover featured a drawing of a marijuana plant, but this was changed for Wal-Mart stores, where the artwork became a palm tree.