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Thursday 08/31/17

One person has died in an accident on State Highway 51 in Owyhee County.  36-year old Armand Mason of Mountain Home was northbound when he crossed the center line and collided with a construction sweeper driven by James Cole of Declo.

An Ada County jury has decided Idaho State Police retaliated against a detective after he raised concerns about a fatal crash investigation years ago. The jury awarded Brandon Eller $1.5 million in damages and $30,500 in lost wages.

Search crews are looking for a Utah man that disappeared Tuesday from the Paradise Creek Treatment Center.  The center is an inpatient facility that treats sexual addiction.  59-year-old Eldon Buchanan was last seen at 2:57 p.m. on foot south of Malta.

The public has been invited to pay its respect to former secretary of the Interior and Idaho Gov. Cecil D. Andrus. The 85-year-old Andrus died last Thursday of complications from lung cancer. People can pass by Andrus' casket in the Idaho Statehouse until Thursday afternoon.

This week marks 25 years since the end of an Idaho standoff that left a 14-year-old boy, his mother and a federal agent dead, and sparked a growth in radical, right-wing groups across the U.S. The standoff at Ruby Ridge unfolded over 11 days in 1992 at a remote cabin near the Canadian border.

Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe are asking a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of the fearsome animals wouldn't be allowed. The Northern Cheyenne Tribe and several conservation groups filed lawsuits challenging the government's recent move to lift protections.

Authorities have identified an elderly couple found dead in their Nampa home with apparent gunshot wounds in what is being investigated as a murder-suicide.  Officials say 83-year-old Harry L. Price and his wife, 82-year-old Eunice K. Price, died from gunshot wounds.

People who want to snowmobile in Yellowstone next winter without a guide can enter a lottery starting this Friday.  The park requires all non-commercially guided snowmobile groups that enter the park to have a permit.

Today:  Partly Sunny with limited shower chances WINDS: NW 10-15 MPH HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 83). High 91F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clearing and comfortable WINDS: SW 5-10 MPH LOW: 56 (Mountains: 50)

Tomorrow:  Sunny. HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 83)Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 87)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 90)

LABOR DAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 87)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 86)

August 31st: On this day

1973
Jeanne Pruett was at #1 on the country album chart with Satin Sheets, the singer’s second studio album. The album contained Pruett's first major hit and signature song of the same name as the album. The single reached #1 on the Billboard Country Chart.

1977
Crystal Gayle was at #1 on the US Country chart with “Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". The song was written by Richard Leigh and first appeared on Gayle's 1977 album, We Must Believe in Magic. The song became Gayle's first, (and biggest), crossover pop hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, and won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In 1999, the song was recognized by ASCAP as one of the ten most-performed songs of the 20th century.

1993
Garth Brooks released his fifth studio album In Pieces, which like his previous album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart. It was also a huge hit outside the United States and in Great Britain was Brooks' highest placed album on the charts.

1999
Dixie Chicks released Fly, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling over 10 million copies and making the Dixie Chicks the only country band and the only female band of any genre to hold the distinction of having two back-to-back RIAA certified diamond albums.

2008
Jerry Reed, country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actor died. His signature songs included "Guitar Man,", "A Thing Called Love," (both of which were covered by Elvis Presely), "When You're Hot, You're Hot" "Ko-Ko Joe", "East Bound and Down" (the theme song for the 1977 blockbuster Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reed co-starred), and "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)".

2010
Miranda Lambert received five nominations for the 44th annual Country Music Association awards. Three were for the second single from her album Revolution, "White Liar,". Lambert later donated the original, handwritten copy of "White Liar" to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for public display behind a glass case.

Chris Young Joins Grand Ole Opry Oct. 17

When Chris Young, 32, woke up at 7 a.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 29), he had his entire work day mapped out in his head.

He knew his day would include a party to celebrate his No. 1 hit “Sober Saturday Night” with Vince Gill, followed by a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

And then he had a plan to get home fast and get some shuteye so he could wake up fresh for a production shoot the following day to promote his sixth album Losing Sleep.

But Gill and the Opry had other plans in store for Young’s performance.

By the time Young hit the Opry stage to perform his first song of the night, “Getting You Home,” his GoFundMe campaign online had raised more than $300,000 to support Hurricane Harvey victims through the American Red Cross.

Then after singing “Lonely Eyes,” Gill walked onstage to surprise Young with two RIAA plaques recognizing his platinum-certified album Neon and single “Think of You,” as well as their gold hit “Sober Saturday Night.”

After giving Young a hard time about not getting paid for his session work on their hit collaboration, Gill casually invited Young to join the Grand Ole Opry.

“I’ll make you a deal,” Gill said. “I’ll forgive the session fees if you’ll be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.”

As someone who is not easily surprised, Young was visually floored by the invitation. Young bent over, pointed and smiled at Gill, and then he hugged the Country Music Hall of Famer so tightly, he lifted him off his feet.

 “Dang, you got me good,” Young said. “I love you guys. I love everybody here. I love this place.”

Young’s induction ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 17.

After his performance, Young met with media backstage and said becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry has always been his white whale. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native recalled being raised on the historic show as a child and added that he would often call WSM-AM/Nashville as a fan to speak with station personality Bill Cody.

He said it meant the world to him that his grandfather, Richard Yates, was there with his family to witness the invitation. Yates raised Young on classic country by Marty Robbins and Lefty Frizzell, and he wouldn’t be a country singer without his influence.

“That’s the only time I saw him cry tears, and he was trying to stop,” Young said of his grandfather. “Pretty incredible. This sounds really morbid, but when your grandfather looks at you and said, ‘I’m glad I was around to see it,’ that’s special.”

“I had no idea this was coming,” he told CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown. “It was a really incredible day. There is a lot of stuff going on — with the fundraising we’re doing for Harvey relief, the No. 1 with Vince, finding out that I have my first platinum record, getting that plaque, playing the Opry and then, yeah, Vince got me good today. Everybody got me good today.”

Young added that it is emotionally moving to see his followers contributing what they can to support Harvey victims.

“The thing is, people giving $1, that $1 may change somebody’s life,” Young said. “They might need that $1 for something that’s really going to help somebody that needs it. It’s all about genuine compassion and humanity from people worrying about other people. It’s pretty incredible to see.”

Young added he doesn’t know what has happened to his Texas home, which was in the direct path of the storm. But everything considered, he doesn’t care. He just wants to help those affected by the storm rebuild their lives in the quickest way possible. His goal is to raise $500,000 for the American Red Cross.

“I’m more worried about the people, about everybody else getting out, being safe, finding their loved ones and making sure they’re OK … A lot of the things that you see where people’s businesses are gone — not just their homes — their way to make money and their way of life may be completely changed in the short term and possibly the long term. There’s a lot about that that makes you want to do something to help.”

Around the valley…

The Twin Falls County Fair continues today in Filer with the fair buildings opening up at 10am and the carnival at 3p.  This year’s fair features the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo tonight, tomorrow and Saturday night, and Trace Adkins live in concert on Sunday.  For tickets and more fair information, visit tfcfair.com.  Gates open up this morning at 7 o’clock.

 

An informational meeting about the new partnership between Harmony Education and the Twin Falls School District will be held this morning from 10:30 'til noon in the Event Room at the  Twin Falls Public Library.  The meeting will explain how Harmony Education works to provide homeschoolers with access to curriculum and resources that they may not otherwise have - and you'll have a chance to ask any questions you might have if you're interested in homeschooling your kids.

 

All day Saturday, it’s Jammin’ In The Park at Hagerman City Park.  The event features live music, karaoke contests, kids activities, vendors and more.  The day gets underway with Coffee And Wheels from 7:30 ‘til 10.  Jammin’ In The Park is a free, family-friendly event open to the public.

 

The Pine/Featherville Arts & Crafts Show is this Saturday at the South Fork Boise River Senior Center in Pine - and features arts and crafts items, wine tasting, wood work, jewelry, and lunch!  Admission is free.  The show runs from 9a 'til 4p.

 

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  All Saints, Birth Of The Dragon, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Wind River, Dunkirk, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Wind River, The Glass Castle, Leap! (Ballerina), Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, Dunkirk

HOLLYWOOD

 

One of them sleezy not-so-reliable Hollywood tabloids is reporting that Miranda Lambert is desperate to meet ith Blake Shelton after his reported split from Voice co-star Gwen Stefani.  It’s been more than two years since Blake and Miranda split and divorced, but she’s finally ready to sit down and hash things out - this according to a new report that doesn't identify the source.  This so-called "source" says “There’s still a lot of unfinished business between [Miranda] and Blake. She needs to look straight into Blake’s eyes, ask certain questions, and get answers.”  The source goes on to say that Miranda is very happy with her man, Anderson East, but feels a face-to-face with Blake is what she needs to fully be ready to commit to another relationship.

 

YouTube star Todrick Hall revealed in a new interview that he was sworn to secrecy after filming his stint as a backup dancer in Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" music video in May.  He said "It was the hardest secret ever to keep, but I know how I am as an artist and when I'm creating stuff, even if it's just on my YouTube channel, I don't want anyone to tell anything, I don't want anybody to post a Snapchat or a picture."  Since its premiere, "Look What You Made Me Do" has become YouTube's most-viewed music video in a 24-hour period with an astounding 43.2 million views.

 

Bots have ruined a good thing once again.  Tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s eight-week run of Broadway shows went on sale yesterday morning, and despite the efforts of Ticketmaster’s “Verified Fan” program, they were available almost immediately on secondary-market websites like StubHub and Vivid Seats for thousands of dollars.  Ten minutes after they went on sale, StubHub listed a pair of “Springsteen on Broadway” tickets at the 975-capacity Walter Kerr Theatre for $6,700.  Several dates on Vivid Seats are listing front row center orchestra by unknown sellers with prices ranging from $9,000 to as “low” as $6,000.  What I want to know is this - what ever happened to ticket scalping laws?  I can remember a time when if I stood outside the Fargodome and tried to resell my Pearl Jam tickets, it could lead to fines and jailtime.  When did that law of morality go out the window?