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Friday 101918

The end could be near in a five month debate where a potato co-op’s request to  build cellars south of Clif Bar and Chobani in an area zoned for agriculture. Several neighbors have been arguing against.  County commissioners say it all could be decided on in a couple of weeks.  Eagle Eye Properties is asking the county commissioners to reconsider the approved facility but make it so trucks can run longer.

Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre ranch near Ketchum for 5-point 5 million dollars.  That’s far less than he had asked for in 2011 when it was put up for sale.  At that time he had the 84-hundred square foot six bedroom home listed for $15-million.  The home also features a guesthouse, gym and outdoor heated pool and waterslides.

Warrants for 28 year old Haley Millar and 32 year old Sylvia Tapia have been issued.  The women, wanted by Twin Falls Police on Meth Trafficking charges, lived in the same home as infant twin brothers who died of unknown causes.  Police say its two separate investigations.

Prosecutors in Boise say they'll pursue the death penalty against a man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an apartment complex.  The Ada County Prosecutor's Office says pursuing the death penalty against 30-year-old Timmy Kinner is appropriate. 

Prosecutors have cleared deputies who shot at a Nampa man before he broke into a home and set a fatal fire in Boise.  Twin Falls Prosecutor Grant Loebs reviewed the report and found that the deputies showed professionalism and courage.  An autopsy determined Pavel Florea died from acute carbon monoxide poisoning.

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says Idaho voter records that were offered for sale on the dark web contained only publicly available information.  Idaho was among 19 states that had their records offered for sale.

Today:  Sunny. High 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 38F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 71F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Low: 43 (Mountains: 40)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 71 (Mountains: 66)

MONDAY: Isolated showers.

High: 65 (Mountains: 66)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 68 (Mountains: 64)

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 67 (Mountains: 62)

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 65 (Mountains: 59)

October 19th: On this day

1889

Born on this day in Bristol, England, was Art Satherley, record producer and A&R man who joined Columbia Records in 1930 and subsequently became one of the most successful country music promoters in the genre's early history. Among those he produced were Gene Autry, Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Lefty Frizzell, Carl Smith, Marty Robbins and Roy Acuff. Satherley died on 10 Feb 1986.

1945

Born on this day in Anson, Texas, was Jeannie C. Riley (born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson, country music and gospel singer who is best known for her 1968 country #1 and pop hit "Harper Valley PTA". In 1980, she published her autobiography, From Harper Valley to the Mountain Top.

1968

Born on this day was Rodney Scott Carrington, an American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package.

1976

Born on this day in Tifton, Georgia, was Cyndi Thomson, her debut 2001 single, "What I Really Meant to Say", became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

1997

Six airplanes rocked their wings in a salute to John Denver before a memorial service. Taped recordings of four of his songs were played during the funeral service at Faith Presbyterian Church, attended by about 2,000 people in the Denver suburb.

2006

Keith Urban checked himself into the Betty Ford Center in California. He later issued a statement saying: "I deeply regret the hurt this has caused Nicole and the ones who love and support me. One can never let one's guard down on recovery, and I'm afraid that I have."

2011

Brad Paisley made a voice cameo as various background characters in the South Park episode Bass to Mouth.

THURSDAY 101818

Some Jerome Parents who have children that ride on the school bus have raised safety concerns.  The parents claim some of the busses are so crowded the kids have to stand up or sit on the floor while it’s moving.  Both the District and the Northside bus company are working on a solution.

51-year old Benjamin Rogers of Heyburn was given a suspended sentence and sent to a therapeutic prison program after pleading guilty to child enticement.  He was charged with trying to meet a teen for sex on March 21st.

28 year old Amanda Laree Peterson of Twin Falls is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, resisting or obstructing and battery on a police officer.  She is accused of slamming a car door on an officer’s fingers when they tried to search her car for drugs.  7.5 grams of meth was found in her bra. 

Winter will soon be here, and the city of Twin Falls is in the process of turning off pressurized irrigation systems.  The water will be turned off this Friday and the blowouts of the system will happen next week. 

31 year old Matthew Scott Moore was arraigned this week on charges of providing false information to police and resisting an officer.  A woman told police a suspicious person was on her porch and was asking where he could find a law office. 

An eastern Idaho man awaiting trial because police say he possessed child pornography has been charged with the same crime again.  32-year-old Samuel Gale of Idaho Falls was arrested and charged with 10 counts of child pornography last week. He was first arrested and charged with five counts in July after the remote server storage service Dropbox reported the images.

Officials have called off the search for a 76-year-old woman missing from a Idaho hunting camp. Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings said the search that started Oct. 5 for Connie Johnson ended Tuesday.

 Idaho State Police say two people were arrested after officers discovered more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Idaho Falls. Police arrested 25-year-old Javier Luna-Gutierrez and 19-year-old Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez following the stop on Highway 20.

In local sports, the Carey Panthers took the Sawtooth conference title win over the Hansen Huskies in volleyball winning 3 to 2.  Elsewhere it was Filer 3 Gooding 1.  Same score for Hagerman beating Dietrich, and it was Lighthouse Christian 3 Castleford 0.

In Cross Country the great Basin Conference championships, The Twin Falls Girls team earned its fifth straight district team title.  On the boys side Preston won the title. 

Today:  Sunny. High 64F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 40F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Low: 40 (Mountains: 38)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 69 (Mountains: 66)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 68 (Mountains: 66)

MONDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 67 (Mountains: 65)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 67 (Mountains: 63)

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 63 (Mountains: 60)

October 18th: On this day

1952

Hank Williams married Billie Jean Jones Eshlimar in Minden, Louisiana. The next day two public ceremonies were held at the New Orleans Civic Auditorium, where 14,000 seats were sold for each. After Williams's death, a judge ruled that the wedding was not legal because Jones Eshlimar's divorce had not become final until eleven days after she married Williams.

1967

Ode to Billie Joe the debut album by Bobbie Gentry was at #1 on the chart. It was the only album to displace The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band from its 15-week reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. The recording of the title track "Ode to Billie Joe" generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell.

 

1979

Johnny Cash received the United Nations Humanitarian Award for his longstanding support for two children’s homes in Jamaica and his work for the Youth For Christ Organisation. The ceremony was held at the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville.

1980

Born on this day was Josh Gracin, country music singer who is a former member of the United States Marine Corps. He first gained public attention as the fourth-place finalist on the second season of the Fox Networks talent competition American Idol. His self-titled debut album was released in 2004 and it produced the #1 hit, "Nothin' to Lose.”

1988

Randy Travis was back at #1 on the country chart with Always & Forever, his second album. Released from this album were the singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", all of which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

2010

Kenny Chesney was at #1 on the Country chart with his fourteenth studio album Hemingway's Whiskey. Four of the albums singles; "The Boys of Fall", "Somewhere with You", "Live a Little", and "Reality" have all hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Wednesday 101618

Authorities in Blaine County arrested a 24 year old Ketchum resident on charges of Aggravated Assault, Battery on a police officer and redistricting and obstructing.  Early Sunday morning deputies were called to the limelight hotel in Ketchum where the suspect, identified as Royer Huamani Quispe was angry and yelling carrying a large wood plank.  Officer’s tazed the suspect who continued to fight kicking an officer in the groin. 

56 year old David Kellogg of Declo was arrested after deputies allege he shot his own dog in the head and punched a neighbor.  Cassia county deputies were called to a home along Idaho highway 25.  The dog was taken to the vet for treatment.  Kellogg has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty and possession of a concealed weapon while intoxicated. 

Investigators have still not said what caused two infant twin boys to die Friday afternoon.  Reports aren’t expected to be returned to local authorities for 3 to 4 weeks.  The incident happened in the 200 block of Morningside drive. 

The Better Business Bureau said Fake DISH NETWORK calls are being reported in the gem state.  One person said the caller said she needed to pay $200 to upgrade immediately.  Other calls gave instructions on how to change your account login info. 

Fall prescribed burns are being scheduled by the Minidoka Ranger District.  Burning may occur in the Sublett Area this weekend.  Other burning activities have been scheduled in the Rock Creek area.

A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he asked for and accepted Blake Fischer's resignation. Fischer and his wife shot at least 14 animals in Namibia.

Idaho's gubernatorial candidates struck starkly different tones on transparency, health care and education during a live televised debate Monday evening. Lt. Gov. Brad Little, a longtime Republican lawmaker, faced Democrat Paulette Jordan, a former state lawmaker.

Officials say the renovated Idaho State Museum had more than 1,000 visitors for its grand re-opening last weekend. The museum underwent a $17 million renovation, adding roughly 18,000 square feet to the Boise building that was originally built in the 1950s.

In local sports, some Volleyball scores to report. Shoshone advances to the Snake River conference final with a 2 to 1 win over Oakley.  Elsewhere Hansen outlasted Lighthouse Christian 3 to 2.  It was Carey 3 Dietrich 0.  Hagerman 3 Murtaugh 1.  Castleford 3 Sun Valley Community school 0.  Burley 3 Minico 0.  Pocatello 3 Wood River 1 and it was Gooding 3 Filer 1.  In a Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference loser-out match it was Buhl 3 Kimberly 0  and Filer 3 Buhl.

Today:  Sunny. High near 63F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 66F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 40 (Mountains: 36)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 66 (Mountains: 63)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 68 (Mountains: 66)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 69 (Mountains: 65)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 68 (Mountains: 66)

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 66 (Mountains: 61)

October 17th: On this day

1941

Born on this day in Portsmouth, Ohio, was Earl Thomas Conley, country music singer-songwriter. In the 1980s and into the 1990s, Conley charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which eighteen reached#1. Conley's eighteen #1 country singles during the 1980s marked the most #1 hits by any artist in any genre during that decade. Conley's music has been referred to as "thinking man's country" because the narrator looks into the heart and soul of his characters in each song.

1958

Born on this day in Newnan, Georgia, was Alan Jackson, country music singer, who has recorded over a dozen studio albums. More than 50 of his singles have appeared on Billboard's list of the "Top 30 Country Songs", for which of Jackson's entries, 35 were #1 hits. He is the recipient of 2 Grammys, 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards and is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

1991

Tennessee Ernie Ford died exactly 36 years after his hit "Sixteen Tons" was released, and one day shy of the first anniversary of his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1999

American steel guitarist and songwriter Tommy Durden died aged 79. He is most notable for co-writing Elvis Presley's breakthrough hit, "Heartbreak Hotel" and later performed as steel guitarist for Tex Ritter, Johnny Cash and Johnny Tillotson.

2000

American III: Solitary Man was released, the third album in the American series by Johnny Cash, (and his 85th overall album). The album was notable for being Cash's highest charting (#11 Country) solo studio LP since his 1976, One Piece at a Time. Solitary Man featured versions of “I Won’t Back Down”, (Tom Petty), “One”, (U2), and “Solitary Man”, (Neil Diamond).

2003

A longtime golf enthusiast, singer Anne Murray made history at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, by becoming the first woman to score a hole-in-one on the 108 - yard, par 3, 17th hole at the Kaluhyat Golf Club.

Tuesday 101618

A man was treated at a hospital Sunday after being stabbed in the arm east of Wendell.  The Jerome man drove himself to a Wendell laundromat and called police after being stabbed at about 3 p.m.   The suspect is said to be Hispanic and in his 20s or 30s.

The entire city of Hazelton is under a boil water alert.  The water system was temporarily offline to upgrade the pump house, but water tests came back unclean during the time the system was not operating.

Early voting is underway in Twin Falls, Lincoln Jerome and Blaine counties.  It will begin Oct. 22 in Minidoka, Cassia and Gooding counties.  The last day to vote early is Nov. 2. Early voting is not available in Camas County.   Applications for absentee ballots must be received by your county clerk’s office by Oct. 26.

Authorities say an investigation is underway after infant twin brothers died despite efforts by first responders to save them. Twin Falls Police say a 911 call made at 2:18 p.m. Friday reported that the children were unresponsive.  Responding officers provided lifesaving measures but were unable to save the children.

A roughly 500-pound grizzly bear attacked a Hayden, Idaho, man, and the man lived to tell about it. The bear attack happened Saturday while the man and his partner were bow hunting elk south of Livingston, Montana. The pair spotted the grizzly and her 2-year-old cub about 12 yards away. The cub reared up and growled, then the mama bear charged. The man doused the grizzly with bear spray, and she finally retreated.

A woman accused of fatally shooting a Coeur d'Alene man in Colfax, Washington, pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. Ashley Myers entered the plea to second-degree murder. Court records say sheriff's deputies responded to the scene Sept. 28 and found Myers holding a bat and saying she had shot a man. Officers later found Kenneth Allen in a nearby vehicle, dead and with bullet wounds to his head.

New Mexico State Police say two men have been killed after a rollover accident west of Hobbs. They say the crash occurred around 7 a.m. Saturday and 29-year-old Andrew Beatty of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and 31-year-old Alan Knight of Rexburg, Idaho, were declared dead at the scene. State Police say the men were riding in a vehicle at a high rate of speed before it left the highway and rolled.

In local sports, in Volleyball action, it was Shoshone 3 Raft River 1.  Oakley 3, Valley 1 and then Valley 3 Glenns Ferry 0 as the Hornets advanced to the Snake River Conference semifinals. 

Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: NE 5-10 mph  High: 58 (Mountains: 57)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low around 30F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High around 60F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 38 (Mountains: 37)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 66 (Mountains: 62)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 67 (Mountains: 62)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 68 (Mountains: 64)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 69 (Mountains: 63)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 68 (Mountains: 63)

October 16th: On this day

1918

Born on this day, was Stoney Cooper, an American country star and member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was a master of the fiddle and the guitar. Cooper died on March 22 1977 aged 58.

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.

1961

Decca records released "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. The ballad, composed by Willie Nelson gave Cline a #2 country hit in 1962. Nelson originally wrote the song for country singer Billy Walker, but Walker turned it down. The song's eventual success helped launch Nelson as a performer as well as a songwriter. It spent 21 weeks on the chart for Cline, and eventually became one of her signature tunes.

1981

Eddie Rabbitt was at #1 on the US country album chart with Step by Step, his seventh studio album. The album continued the crossover success established in the singer's two previous albums. Three singles were produced including the title track, which went to #1 on country charts and reached the top 5 on both the Adult Contemporary and Billboard 100 charts.

1992

Taking part at Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration at Madison Square Garden, New York Ciry, Johnny Cash and June Carter performed "It Ain't Me, Babe," which was subsequently included on a 2 CD live recording.

2013

Record producer Tony Brown, best known for producing George Strait, was arrested for domestic assault against his wife Jamie Antee.

2015

Record producer and guitarist John Jennings died of kidney cancer aged 62. He was best known for his work with Mary Chapin Carpenter as well as working with Indigo Girls, the Rankin Family, Cheryl Wheeler, Iris DeMent, and George Jones.

Monday 101518

Washington State’s Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty violates its constitution.  The ruling earlier this week makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. 

Environmental groups that want Idaho to close steelhead fishing to protect wild steelhead have filed a notice of intent to sue.  The groups say fishing for hatchery steelhead leads to the incidental killing of some wild steelhead that are protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Idaho officials are seeking to force a Texas oil company to turn over records following an evaluation showing what the state calls "discrepancies" involving production records. The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-0 to authorize subpoenas for Houston-based Alta Mesa.

A bridge-replacement project near Sun Valley has won the President's Transportation Awards from the American association of state highway and transportation officials.  The design team consulted the Idaho Department of Fish & Game regarding wildlife mortality, and added wildlife passage tunnels on both ends of the bridge to reduce vehicle-animal crashes.

Several former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners are calling for the resignation of current commissioner Blake Fisher after he shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues.  One photo shows a Family of dead Baboons. An email filed with the Governor’s office said I’m sure what you did was legal however legal does not make it right. 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is endorsing a ballot initiative in the November election seeking to legalize horse race betting devices that could revive live horse races. The Republican says many aspects of Idaho's horse culture, including ranch work and rodeo, depend on a viable horse racing industry.

Southern Idaho may be receiving help in the near future from a statewide nonprofit group wanting to begin affordable preschool programs.  The project called preschool the Idaho way is funded by a 500-thousand dollar grant from the W.K. Kellogg foundation.

Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: SW 5-10 mph  High: 52 (Mountains: 48)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 26F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 59F. Winds light and variable.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: NW 5-10 mph.

Low: 34 (Mountains: 35)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 63 (Mountains: 61)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 65 (Mountains: 63)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 65 (Mountains: 62)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 67 (Mountains: 64)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 66 (Mountains: 64)

October 15th: On this day

1943

Born on this day, was American drummer and session musician Larrie Londin. He played on more hit records during his career than any other drummer, with the possible exception of the legendary session drummer Hal Blaine. Londin moved to Nashville in 1969, and grew to be regarded as Nashville's top session drummer and played with a wide range of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Albert Lee, Larry Carlton, Merle Haggard, Hank Snow, Jerry Reed, Rosanne Cash, Reba McEntire, KT Oslin, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Jr., Chet Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, and many others. He died on August 24, 1992.

1960

Loretta Lynn made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. In a press conference she said, "I've played in a million places, but the Grand Ole Opry is different." Lynn has been a member of The Grand Ole Opry for over years, since joining on September 25, 1962.

1965

Born on this day in Los Angeles, California, was Dean Miller, country music artist, (the son of Roger Miller). He has scored four singles on the Hot Country Songs charts as well as writing singles for Trace Adkins and Terri Clark.

1969

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with At San Quentin, which was a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison the follow-up to Cash's previous live album, the critically acclaimed At Folsom Prison. The album 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".

1983

George Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado. The ceremony took place at the home of Jones’ sister, Helen Scroggins, in Woodville, Texas. The country legend, who had a highly publicized battle with drugs and alcohol, relied on his fourth wife to finally help him get sober.

1997

A federal aviation official told the Associated Press that John Denver flew to his death with an invalid license because he had twice been arrested on drunk driving charges, The Federal Aviation Administration had pulled Denver's medical certificate - which is required to fly with a pilot's license - on June 13, 1996.

2002

Faith Hill released Cry, her fifth studio album which has gone on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Hill has publicly stated that, of all the albums she has recorded, Cry is her favorite.

2009

Garth Brooks announced that he was coming out of retirement to play concerts in Las Vegas. The concerts would be held approximately fifteen weekends per year until the year 2014. His first set of concerts has already sold out.

2011

Keith Urban closed his 60 date Get Closer world tour at the Target Center Minneapolis. The full tour yielded $15.7 million in grosses, with Urban taking home $5.3 million. Jake Owen had opened for Urban on the US leg of the tour.

Monday 101518

Washington State’s Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty violates its constitution.  The ruling earlier this week makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. 

Environmental groups that want Idaho to close steelhead fishing to protect wild steelhead have filed a notice of intent to sue.  The groups say fishing for hatchery steelhead leads to the incidental killing of some wild steelhead that are protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Idaho officials are seeking to force a Texas oil company to turn over records following an evaluation showing what the state calls "discrepancies" involving production records. The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-0 to authorize subpoenas for Houston-based Alta Mesa.

A bridge-replacement project near Sun Valley has won the President's Transportation Awards from the American association of state highway and transportation officials.  The design team consulted the Idaho Department of Fish & Game regarding wildlife mortality, and added wildlife passage tunnels on both ends of the bridge to reduce vehicle-animal crashes.

Several former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners are calling for the resignation of current commissioner Blake Fisher after he shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues.  One photo shows a Family of dead Baboons. An email filed with the Governor’s office said I’m sure what you did was legal however legal does not make it right. 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is endorsing a ballot initiative in the November election seeking to legalize horse race betting devices that could revive live horse races. The Republican says many aspects of Idaho's horse culture, including ranch work and rodeo, depend on a viable horse racing industry.

Southern Idaho may be receiving help in the near future from a statewide nonprofit group wanting to begin affordable preschool programs.  The project called preschool the Idaho way is funded by a 500-thousand dollar grant from the W.K. Kellogg foundation.

Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: SW 5-10 mph  High: 52 (Mountains: 48)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 26F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 59F. Winds light and variable.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: NW 5-10 mph.

Low: 34 (Mountains: 35)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 63 (Mountains: 61)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 65 (Mountains: 63)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 65 (Mountains: 62)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 67 (Mountains: 64)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 66 (Mountains: 64)

October 15th: On this day

1943

Born on this day, was American drummer and session musician Larrie Londin. He played on more hit records during his career than any other drummer, with the possible exception of the legendary session drummer Hal Blaine. Londin moved to Nashville in 1969, and grew to be regarded as Nashville's top session drummer and played with a wide range of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Albert Lee, Larry Carlton, Merle Haggard, Hank Snow, Jerry Reed, Rosanne Cash, Reba McEntire, KT Oslin, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Jr., Chet Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, and many others. He died on August 24, 1992.

1960

Loretta Lynn made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. In a press conference she said, "I've played in a million places, but the Grand Ole Opry is different." Lynn has been a member of The Grand Ole Opry for over years, since joining on September 25, 1962.

1965

Born on this day in Los Angeles, California, was Dean Miller, country music artist, (the son of Roger Miller). He has scored four singles on the Hot Country Songs charts as well as writing singles for Trace Adkins and Terri Clark.

1969

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with At San Quentin, which was a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison the follow-up to Cash's previous live album, the critically acclaimed At Folsom Prison. The album 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".

1983

George Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado. The ceremony took place at the home of Jones’ sister, Helen Scroggins, in Woodville, Texas. The country legend, who had a highly publicized battle with drugs and alcohol, relied on his fourth wife to finally help him get sober.

1997

A federal aviation official told the Associated Press that John Denver flew to his death with an invalid license because he had twice been arrested on drunk driving charges, The Federal Aviation Administration had pulled Denver's medical certificate - which is required to fly with a pilot's license - on June 13, 1996.

2002

Faith Hill released Cry, her fifth studio album which has gone on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Hill has publicly stated that, of all the albums she has recorded, Cry is her favorite.

2009

Garth Brooks announced that he was coming out of retirement to play concerts in Las Vegas. The concerts would be held approximately fifteen weekends per year until the year 2014. His first set of concerts has already sold out.

2011

Keith Urban closed his 60 date Get Closer world tour at the Target Center Minneapolis. The full tour yielded $15.7 million in grosses, with Urban taking home $5.3 million. Jake Owen had opened for Urban on the US leg of the tour.