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Tuesday September 5, 2017

Crews spent about two hours moving a semi-truck that became stuck at a tight curve on Canyon Springs Road going into the Snake River Canyon.  The call for help came in just before 6 pm Sunday.  The driver thought he was on Highway 93.

Authorities say a small aircraft crashed in the mountains of central Idaho, killing a Boise man and injuring the pilot. David Henderson died and Andrew D. Akin of Griffin, Georgia, was injured when their aircraft went down Saturday near the Sulphur Creek Ranch airstrip. 

Prosecutors in the trial of a former Blaine County sheriff's deputy accused of stealing from a police program have finished calling witnesses. Idaho State Police Detective Jarod Sweesy testified for hours last week about his seizure of items bought by Chad Schiermeier with misspent funds.

High temperatures and low humidity continue to make fighting wildfires in Idaho a challenge, especially with a wildfire-fighting force that's already stretched to the limit. Fire officials say those factors along with shifting winds could cause problems for a 35-square-mile wildfire in central Idaho.

Crews recovered the remains of a Burley man Yesterday afternoon who was swept away while fishing a few days ago.  Minidoka County Sheriff Eric Snarr said the man's body was recovered within a mile of where he went missing on Friday.  The man’s identity should be announced later today. 

An Idaho company that has been producing bobbleheads of Boise State University players and coaches for about a decade says there will be no bobbleheads this year.  Jackson Food Stores is ending the run for now after releasing 40 Boise State bobbleheads saying they have become less desirable but declined to discuss sales numbers.

Officials with the Canyon County Public Defender's office say they are considering a possible agreement with a nearby county to handle their legal defenses in death penalty cases because they don’t have anyone certified to be a lead attorney in a death penalty trial.  This means Ada County could take over Canyon County's death penalty cases if the defendant requires a public defender.

Gas prices are going up.  Currently, the average price in Idaho is $2.77, a 20 cent jump over the past month and more than 10 cents above the national average of $2.63.

Today:  Clear Sunny WINDS: NE 5-10 MPH HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 87)

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 61F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. High 97F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 86)

FRIDAY: Small Chance of showers
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 81)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 80)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 80)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 81)

 

September 5th: On this day

1939
Born on this day in Akron, Ohio, was David Allan Coe songwriter, outlaw country music singer and guitarist. His best-known compositions are the #1 successes "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)," which was covered by Tanya Tucker; and "Take This Job and Shove It," which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck.

1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1969
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country chart with At San Quentin a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. The album, which spent 20 weeks at the top of the chart, was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue."

1970
Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song “Me and Bobby McGee”. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous #1 single in US chart history after the 1968 "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

1978
Dolly Parton was at #1 on the US country music album chart with Heartbreaker, her 20th solo studio album. The title song, a ballad written by Carole Bayer Sager, topped the US country charts, and became Parton's third top-forty pop hit.

2012
American singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer Joe South died aged 72. Best known for his songwriting, South won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1970 for "Games People Play" and South's most-commercially-successful composition was Lynn Anderson's 1971 country/pop monster hit, "Rose Garden", which was a hit in 16 countries worldwide.

CMA Awards: Miranda Lambert Tops List of Nominees

As a contender in five categories, Miranda Lambert leads the list of nominees at the 51st annual CMA Awards. Keith Urban and Little Big Town follow close behind with four nominations each.

Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and reigning CMA vocal duo of the year Brothers Osborne announced the nominations Monday (Sept. 4) in New York City on ABC’s Good Morning America.

The awards show will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 8 on ABC.

Here’s a list of the nominees in all musical categories.

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne

New Artist
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina

Single of the Year
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Dirt on My Boots,” Jon Pardi
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
The Breaker, Little Big Town
From a Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton
Heart Break, Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
(Award goes to songwriters)
“Better Man,” Taylor Swift
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen
“Body Like a Back Road,” Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
“Dirt on My Boots,” Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
“Tin Man,” Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

Music Video
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett (featuring. Maren Morris)
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne

Musical Event
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett (featuring Maren Morris)
“Funny How Time Slips Away,” Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
“Kill a Word,” Eric Church (featuring Rhiannon Giddens)
“Setting the World on Fire,” Kenny Chesney (with P!nk)
“Speak to a Girl,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Musician
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Derek Wells (Guitar)

Around the Valley

The Art Show kicks off today at Crossings Winery in Glenns Ferry, this month featuring the photography of  Shari Hart of Wind and Sage Photography.  The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 'til 9, and Sunday from 10:30 'til 8 for the entire month of September.  Admission to the gallery is free.  Crossings Winery is formerly Carmela Winery, and is on West Madison Avenue in Glenns Ferry.

 

Friday Night, it's the Hot 100 FM End Of Summer Bash at Canyon Crest.  Advance tickets are on sale now for eight bucks at hot100now.com.  This is a party for 21 and up.  We'll have dancing all night, drink specials, and TONS of prizes as we blow out the prize closet for the season PLUS anyone in attendance will score an automatic last-minute qualification into the Snap, Crackle, Pop contest which is your chance to win a thousand dollar grocery gift card and maybe even a 2015 Chevy Spark from Premier Auto Group!

 

This Friday kicks off Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park.  It's your chance to meet more than 250 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.  The show runs 10 'til 8 Friday and Saturday, and 10 'til 5 on Sunday.  Admission is free.

 

Saturday, it's the Hot 100 FM Snap, Crackle, Pop grand prize giveaway at Premier Auto Group.  Qualifiers need to be present NO LATER THAN 1:30p.  Bring your photo I.D. and watch for a text later this week with all of the details.  Qualifiers MUST be present to win.

 

The Bring the Beat Back 5K Fun Run is this Saturday and kicks off at 8am in the Old Hospital Parking Lot in Twin.  This fun run was designed to bring awareness to our community about the importance of being educated in life-saving procedures such as CPR and First Aid. All proceeds go to assist local fitness centers in Twin Falls in acquiring AEDs for their locations as well as training staff and patrons in order to be prepared and save more lives in our community!  This is a non-profit event organized by Katlin Porter, a Senior at Filer High School for her senior project.  FOr more info, visit bringthebeatback5k.com.

 

The 2017 MS Walk is this Saturday as well.  Registration & Pre-Event Festivities begin at 9 A.M. at the Twin Falls Visitors Center, with the actual walk starting at 10am.  For more info, visit nationalmssociety.org.  LINK:  http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/UTUWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29113

 

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, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Cars 3 & Wonder Woman

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Wind River, Leap!, The Hitman’s Bodyguard,  Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk, The Dark Tower

BURLEY THEATER:  Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The Hero, Home Again, It, Blood Road, Girls Trip, Wind River, Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Glass Castle, Leap!

HOLLYWOOD

Meghan Markle is in love with Prince Harry, and in a rare, very personal interview in the latest Vanity Fair, she confesses that they're a couple and they're in love.  She says  "I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us."  Through it all, the pair has managed to avoid the paparazzi on most occasions even if the quest for more information continues to grow.

 

 

Speaking of the royal family, the BIG news over the weekend was that Prince William and wife Kate are expecting.  William said the baby was “very good news” amid the anxiety of Kate’s ongoing struggle with severe morning sickness.  Meeting dignitaries at a policing and mental health conference in Oxford, William said, “There’s not much sleep going on at the moment.”  He said the couple had been able to “start celebrating this week” after “it was a bit anxious to start with.”

 

 

The annual Burning Man Festival is taking place in the remote Arizona desert this week, and the festival that is all about art, community, and coming together to sustain by relying solely on the people surrounding you took a bizarre and unfortunate turn over the weekend.  In the midst of one of  the festivals' burning rituals, 41 year old Aaron Joel Mitchell broke through a safety perimiter Saturday Night and ran into a fire at the annual event.  He succumbed Sunday morning to injuries.  Burning rituals were cancelled for the rest of Saturday night, but had resumed by Sunday night.  The event begins every year on the last Monday of August, and concludes on the first Monday of September.