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Friday 021420

Some Lincoln county residents have begun the process for a recall of two commissioners.  The county clerk has received the initial paperwork for the recall of Roy Hubert and Richard Ellis. The two commissioners voted to build a new courthouse at a different location rather than repair the current facility.

The Filer School district has named the new school superintendent.  Kelli Schroeder will take over for retiring John Graham in July.  Schroeder has been the principal at Bickel Elementary in Twin Falls since 2002.

Idaho Falls Representative Barbara Ehardt wants to ban transgender women athletes from participating in sports that align with their gender identity.  It could add significant complications for state colleges and universities that are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA requires its members to allow transgender athletes to participate in sports that align with their gender identity.

With the sale of 157 acres of land just off Exit 95 near Mountain Home, by the Shoshone Bannock Indian tribe, the rumors of a possible casino is swirling.  Nothing is confirmed and the tribe said it’s common to purchase land outside of reservations.

A panel of Idaho lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday banning affirmative action for state agencies, state contracting and public education.  The bill would prevent discrimination by banning schools, state and local governments from giving discriminatory or preferential treatment to potential employees based on their race, sex, ethnicity or national origin.

Twin Falls is making sure students at South Hills Middle School are safe on their way to school and when they're going back home.   The city is installing two new pedestrian beacons by Harrison Street South and Orchard Drive.  In addition, the city is also extending sidewalks.  

SPORTS

The last two state champions played for a district title on Thursday night. In the 4A girls basketball district championship, Burley traveled to Century.  The Diamondbacks cruised to the 52-31 victory.  Preston eliminated Jerome from postseason contention after a nail-biter of a game, 66-60 And Butte County dominated Valley, 55-28 in American Falls for the state play-in spot.

As for the boys here are some finals from last night.  Murtaugh downed Glenns Ferry 58 to 57.  Camas County said no way to Richfield 72 to 42 and Lighthouse defeated Dietrich 65 to 44. 

On the wrestling mats, Twin Falls closed out the regular season winning Canyon Ridge last night.  Other winners include Nampa Christian over Filer, Filer over Glenns Ferry and Buhl over Kimberly.  Wendell overpowered Gooding then Gooding overpowered Wood River.  Wendell defeated Wood River.

In college hoops action, The College of Southern Idaho Men took the win from Colorado Northwestern 110 to 83.  The women won their game over Colorado 92 to 42.

Travon Allen scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Idaho upset Eastern Washington 74-71 last night.  Idaho plays at Portland State on Monday.

Amin Adamu scored 20 points and hit five of six from the free throw line in the final 20 seconds as Montana State held on to beat Idaho State 73-69 last night.  Idaho State plays Montana on the road tomorrow.

WEATHER

Today:  Wind increasing. A mix of clouds and sun. High 43F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear. Low 29F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mainly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain and snow showers, generally during the evening hours. The chance of precipitation will increase Saturday night into Sunday morning. High: 44. Low: 35.

SUNDAY: Rain and snow showers are likely. Staying as generally rain showers throughout the bigger cities/towns of the region, and the snow level is likely to rise above 5,000 feet through the day. Areas that see all snow (meaning higher elevations) could see over 8”. Windy weather is expected as well. High: 44. Low: 28.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies with isolated rain and snow showers. Breezy weather is expected as well. High: 39. Low: 24.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of rain and snow showers. High: 39. Low: 22.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 43. Low: 23.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 43.

Top of Form

February 14th: On this day

1939
Born on this day in La Fayette, Alabama, was Razzy Bailey American country music artist, who scored the 1980 #1 single "Loving Up a Storm". Bailey has had three double sided #1's in succession on the Country charts, a feat never accomplished by any other artist.

1950
The #1 best selling Country record "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" by Red Foley became the first Country hit cross over record on the Pop Best Seller chart.

1955
George Jones was on the Country charts with "Why Baby Why", Jones' first chart single, (which peaked at #4), following several unsuccessful singles released during the prior year on Starday Records.

1977
Dolly Parton released her eighteenth solo studio album New Harvest...First Gathering. The album is significant for being Parton's first self-produced album, as well as her first effort aimed specifically at the pop charts.

1978
Dolly Parton was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with Here You Come Again her nineteenth solo studio album. The album included Parton's first significant "crossover" success, the Grammy award-winning title single, which scored her a #3 on the US pop singles charts.

1979
Taken from the soundtrack to the film of the same name, "Every Which Way But Loose" by Eddie Rabbitt was at #1 on the Country chart. Released just weeks before the film premiered nationwide, the title track immediately broke in popularity. In fact, the song debuted at #18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, the highest debut since the inception of the 100-position chart in July 1973. The record was later tied by Garth Brooks' "Good Ride Cowboy" in 2005.

1998
Hal Ketchum married Gina Pacconi at the Grace Methodist Church in Austin, Texas. Guests include Delbert McClinton and songwriters Jim Lauderdale and Kim Richey.

2002
Forty couples are married in a mass Valentine's Day ceremony in Newport News, Virginia. American country music singer Steve Holy performed his #1 hit "Good Morning Beautiful" for the couples' first dance

2011
Glen Campbell announced he would release his final studio album in 2011 with a farewell tour to follow. He was also is planning an acoustic-style greatest-hits album before officially retiring.

2016
Joey Floyd, a longtime band member in Toby Keith's Easy Money Band died aged 47 years old after a long battle with cancer. Floyd played guitar, banjo and fiddle for Keith and he also introduced Keith to Willie Nelson.