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An Idaho House panel has spiked a proposal that would have allowed health insurance carriers to offer non-Obamacare approved plans, while also imposing new requirements for Medicaid recipients. The proposal was supposed to be an alternative to a separate bill already introduced in the Statehouse designed to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap.

A student was detained and searched by Gooding Police yesterday morning after officials received information about a potential school shooting threat.  Both the Gooding Elementary and Middle school were placed on soft lockdown. 

A garage was destroyed by flames yesterday morning two miles south of Eden.  Crews were called to the scene around 9 am in the 1300 block of South Eden Road.  When they arrived flames were shooting from the roof.   There was no vehicle inside the structure. 

Dairy exports are up 14-percent in 2017 the most in three years across the nation according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council.  In Southern Idaho, dairy is number one.  An official with Idaho Milk Products said the numbers are very encouraging and believes still more can be done.

Student leaders at the College of Southern Idaho are considering organizing a walkout event.  The event would be part of the National event where at 10 a.m. March 14th, the walkout would last 17 minutes, one minute for each person that died in Florida.  The CSI board chairman said they would have the full support of the board.

The Twin Falls city council want to know how much residents would be willing to pay to have their recycling picked up.  It cost 136-dollars per ton for recycling and $36 a ton to dump at the regional landfill.

A handful of Idaho lawmakers say they have too many objections to a proposal designed to retain teachers in rural areas by paying off some of their student loan debt.  Up to 500 eligible teachers who work in rural schools would receive $3,000 in student loan forgiveness a year for four years. The fate of the bill remains unknown because lawmakers are hoping to adjourn soon.

The second juvenile involved in the aggravated assault that occurred last Thursday near 2nd Avenue North and Addison Avenue turned himself into Twin Falls Police Detectives yesterday morning.  The warrant for aggravated assault was served and the 17 year old juvenile was booked into the Snake River Detention Center.

Today:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 38F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy skies with late-night snow showers. Low 27F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

Tomorrow:  Scattered Snow and Rain showers during the morning. Then partly to mostly cloudy for the afternoon. High 43F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

THURSDAY:

HIGH: 41 (Mountains: 38)

FRIDAY: Snow

HIGH: 36 (Mountains: 33)

SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy

HIGH: 36 (Mountains: 31)

SUNDAY: Chance Of Snow

HIGH: 35 (Mountains: 30)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 36 (Mountains: 31)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 40 (Mountains: 37)

Winter Storm Watch

Areas Affected: Big and Little Wood River Region; Lost River, Pashimeroi; Sawtooth Mountains

NWS Pocatello (Southeastern Idaho)

...Strong winter storm headed to southeast Idaho... .A strong and moist Pacific storm system will bring very heavy snowfall and strong winds to southeast Idaho. The storm will begin to affect the central mountains and the Wood River Valley late tonight with the heaviest snowfall Thursday and Thursday night. The storm will affect the southern and eastern mountains mainly Thursday night through Friday night. Very difficult travel is expected in the southeast Idaho mountains Thursday through Friday night. Call 511 for the latest road information including any road closures. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

 

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches, with localized amounts up to 28 inches, are possible.

 

* WHERE...Sawtooth, Boulder and Smoky Mountains from Hailey north through Stanley and the Pioneer and Lost River Range north of Arco.

 

* WHEN...From Thursday morning through late Thursday night.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Boise Mountains; Camas Prairie

NWS Boise (Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM MST FRIDAY...

 

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches in the mountain valleys and Camas Prairie, with localized amounts up to 25 inches possible over the mountains above 7000 feet.

 

* WHERE...Boise Mountains and Camas Prairie zones.

 

* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 5 AM MST Friday.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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Winter Storm Watch

Areas Affected: Caribou Highlands; South Central Highlands; Upper Snake Highlands; Wasatch Mountains, Idaho Portion

NWS Pocatello (Southeastern Idaho)

...Strong winter storm headed to southeast Idaho... .A strong and moist Pacific storm system will bring very heavy snowfall and strong winds to southeast Idaho. The storm will begin to affect the central mountains and the Wood River Valley late tonight with the heaviest snowfall Thursday and Thursday night. The storm will affect the southern and eastern mountains mainly Thursday night through Friday night. Very difficult travel is expected in the southeast Idaho mountains Thursday through Friday night. Call 511 for the latest road information including any road closures. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

 

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to a foot, are possible.

 

* WHERE...Ashton, St Anthony, Driggs, Victor, Soda Springs, Montpelier, Henry, Lava Hot Springs, Georgetown, Palisades, Monida Pass, Island Park, Pomerelle, Pebble Creek.

 

* WHEN...From Thursday evening through Friday evening.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Owyhee Mountains

NWS Boise (Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MST /4 PM PST/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM MST /10 AM PST/ THURSDAY...

 

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, except 2 to 4 inches in the Owyhee Mountains.

 

* WHERE...In Oregon, Harney County and Malheur County zones. In Idaho, Owyhee Mountains zone.

 

* WHEN...From 5 PM MST /4 PM PST/ this afternoon to 11 AM MST /10 AM PST/ Thursday.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

February 28th: On this day

1923

Born on this day, in Pike County, Alabama, was Audrey Williams. She met Hank Williams in 1943 at the age of 20, and the couple married before a Justice of the Peace at a gas station near Andalusia, Alabama in December 1944. She died from heart failure related to her years of alcohol and drug use on 4th November 1975 at the age of 52. Audrey is mentioned in the song by Johnny Cash featuring Waylon Jennings: "The Night Hank Williams Came To Town" as "How'd They Get Miss Audrey In That Gown."

1927

Born on this day in New Brockton, Alabama was Don Helms a steel guitarist best known as the steel guitar player of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys. Helms was a featured musician on over 100 Hank Williams recordings and went on to play on many classic country hits, including Patsy Cline's “Walking After Midnight,” Stonewall Jackson’s “Waterloo,” the Louvin Brothers’ “Cash on the Barrelhead,” Lefty Frizzell’s “Long Black Veil” and Loretta Lynn’s “Blue Kentucky Girl.” He died on August 11, 2008.

1940

Born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia, was Joe South, singer-songwriter and guitarist who has written many well known songs including the 1971 Lynn Anderson hit "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden." which was a hit in 16 countries worldwide. South has also played guitar with Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkle as well as scoring his own hit with "Games People Play" in 1968. South died aged 72 on 5 Sept 2012.

1963

Patsy Cline made the final television appearance of her career when she appeared on The Glenn Reeves Show singing "San Antonio Rose" and "I Fall To Pieces". She died tragically in a plane crash just five days later at the age of 30.

1976

Country music winners at the 18th Annual Grammy Awards included; Best Country Vocal Performance, Female - Linda Ronstadt for "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)", Best Country Vocal Performance, Male - Willie Nelson for "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain", Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group - Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson for "Lover Please", Best Country Song - Larry Butler & Chips Moman (songwriters) for "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" performed by B. J. Thomas.

1977

Born on this day in Macon, Georgia, was Jason Aldean country music singer, who has scored six #1 singles: "Why", "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor", "The Truth", "Don't You Wanna Stay" (a duet with Kelly Clarkson), and "Dirt Road Anthem."

1981

Country music star Eddie Rabbitt crossed over to the Pop chart to score a US #1 hit with "I Love a Rainy Night". He had earlier written the Elvis Presley smash "Kentucky Rain" before having a #5 hit with "Drivin' My Life Away". Although it sounds like he made up a stage name, his real name is Edward Thomas Rabbitt.

1984

Lee Greenwood won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "I.O.U." at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards. Best Female Country Vocal Performance went to Anne Murray for "A Little Good News."

1992

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the Country charts with "What She's Doing Now. "It was released in December 1991 as the third single from his album, Ropin' the Wind and spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was written by Brooks and Pat Alger.

1996

Alison Krauss won Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Baby, Now That I've Found You" at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. Vince Gill won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "Go Rest High on That Mountain."

 

2009

Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally were at #1 on the Country charts with "Down the Road." McAnally has charted with the song on two separate occasions. The first of these two versions was released as the second single from his 1990 album Simple Life, and was a minor chart single for him that year. Eighteen years later, McAnally re-recorded the song as a duet with Kenny Chesney on Chesney's 2008 album Lucky Old Sun.

 

 

Reba McEntire to Announce Nominees for the ACM Awards on March 1

Reba McEntire will appear on CBS This Morning on March 1 at 8 a.m. ET to announce some of the nominees for the 53rd ACM Awards.

Reba will also appear live via her Facebook page prior to CBS This Morning to announce the nominees for Song of the Year. Additional nominees will be announced on ETonline.com at 8:50 a.m. ET.

The ACM Awards will air live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET. on CBS.

The Academy of Country Music announced its roster of performers for the events surrounding ACM Awards weekend in Las Vegas on April 12–15. More than 40 country artists—including Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore, Midland, Old Dominion and more—are scheduled to take the stage at various Vegas venues for the 6th annual Party for a Cause events.

George Strait Announces Final Shows of 2018

If you want to catch the “Cowboy” onstage in 2018, you’d better get cracking.

George Strait is only scheduled to play a handful of dates this year, including stops in New Orleans, Austin and Tulsa.

However, there is good news coming out of George’s camp: he will close out 2018 with two newly announced shows at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 7 and 8. The Strait To Vegas series started with six shows in 2016 and was extended with 10 more in 2017. The shows in December will be the last of 2018. Tickets go on sale on April 6.

Fellow Texans Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett will join George for the two shows in Vegas.

Online Fundraiser Established for the Family of Daryle Singletary

An online fundraiser on YouCaring.com has been organized by Franklin Synergy Bank for the family of country singer Daryle Singletary, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 12 at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was 46 years old.

Daryle is survived by his wife, Holly, two sons, Jonah and Mercer, and two daughters, Nora and Charlotte.

According to a statement on YouCaring.com, “funds will be used for all family and funeral expenses.” Almost $8,000 of the $100,000 goal has been raised.

Daryle had a string of Top 10 hits in the mid-1990s with “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun” and “Amen Kind of Love.”