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Monday 021218

Representative Sally Toone from Gooding has proposed to the House Education committee a loan forgiveness bill for rural teachers. Toone, a former teacher said the bill would allow up to 500 rural teachers to get a break on their student loans of up to 3-thousand dollars a year for four years.

Jayco is moving forward with the plans for build a 248-thousand square foot expansion to their Twin Falls facility.  More than 300 jobs will come with the expansion.

Two Magic Valley ranches have been quarantined because of an outbreak of equine herpes.  The outbreaks have been reported in Gooding and Jerome counties.  A third outbreak in Gem County has been reported.  Some of the animals can recover while others are euthanized. 

A quickly spreading wildfire near Kelley’s Orchard in Filer last week has officials reminding residents to be careful when burning debris or weeds on their property.  With the dry weather in the area the grass will burn and quickly get out of control.

The state department of education released numbers that show two thirds of Magic Valley public high school surpassed the statewide average for 2017 graduation rates.  The Twin Falls School Districts’ goal is 90-percent officials say.

250-male inmates from Idaho prisons will be sent temporarily to Karnes County correctional center in Karnes City Texas.  The move was due to lack of bed space in the Gem state.

An Idaho House panel has spiked a proposal calling for a constitutional amendment to limit federal government power.  The House State Affairs Committee killed the legislation Friday after listening to nearly six hours of public testimony.

Montana wildlife officials are recommending against holding a grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after the animals lost their federal protections across a three-state region around Yellowstone National Park.  Officials say the state wants to demonstrate its commitment to the grizzly's long-term recovery.  No Idaho decision has been made.

Today:  A mix of clouds with light snow this morning and sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High 34F. Winds NW 10-15 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy with snow showers developing after midnight. Low 21F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

Tomorrow:  MARDI GRAS: Sunny  HIGH: 39 (Mountains: 37)  Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

VALENTINES DAY: Clouds building

HIGH: 42 (Mountains: 35)

THURSDAY: Morning Snow

HIGH: 36 (Mountains: 34)

FRIDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 40 (Mountains: 35)

SATURDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 43)

SUNDAY: Mostly Cloudy

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 34)

February 12th: On this day

1911

Born on this day in Washington, D.C. was Stephen H. Sholes a prominent recording executive with RCA Victor. He was responsible for recruiting such talent as Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, The Browns, Hank Locklin, Homer and Jethro, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, and Pee Wee King. In 1955, he signed Elvis Presley for RCA Victor.

 

1944

Born on this day in Meridian, Mississippi, was Moe Bandy who had the 1974 Country top 10 album It Was Always So Easy and the 1979 Country #1 hit "I Cheated Me Right Out of You."

1972

Charley Pride was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs. In the early-to mid-1970s, he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.

1983

Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Jimmy Webb who performed songs with Glen Campbell including "Saturday Night", "MacArthur Park" and "Ocean in His Eyes."

1999

Clint Black was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with his debut album, Killin’ Time which featured the hits "A Better Man", "Nothing's News", "Walking Away", "Nobody's Home", and the title track.

2008

Tom T. Hall was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Hall has written 11 #1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the #1 international pop crossover smash "Harper Valley PTA."

2012

Taylor Swift’s song "Mean" received the Grammy Award for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards. Speak Now was also nominated for Best Country Album but lost to Lady Antebellum's Own the Night. Glenn Campbell appeared at the awards and sang "Rhinestone Cowboy" as a goodbye to live performances.