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Wednesday 021418

The Twin Falls School District say they will save more than 5-million dollars in expected interest savings by refinancing a portion of a bond.  The district will pay off a portion of a 2014 bond in four or five years instead of 2038. 

When the numbers for the 2020 census are announced Twin Falls will hit the magic 50-thousand population number.  That means there are many changes headed to the city.  One would be the requirement of a public transportation system.  The ITD say they plan to create a Metropolitan Planning Organization as well.

Commissioner’s in Jerome county say they plan to create a no shooting ordinance in a heavily used recreation area along the canyon rim.  This will include several thousand acres of BLM land leased by the county just north of the Perrine Bridge.  A decision could be made by the end of the month.

Authorities in Nampa say a woman has died from her injuries after falling from a car driven by a man attempting to elude police. Police say 46-year-old Joe A. Navarez kept driving after the woman fell out and was eventually stopped early Tuesday morning after police rammed his vehicle.

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says he will fight to defend Idaho's right to define marriage, cut off federal funding to health clinics that provide abortions and support stronger gun rights if elected governor. Labrador's latest campaign promises were unveiled Monday at the full life church in Twin Falls as part of the Republican's plan to promote traditional families and protect constitutional rights.

A Union Pacific Railroad employee has filed a lawsuit against the company for personal injury, claiming his kidneys were damaged by a spiker machine while he worked in Minidoka County.  Christopher S. Barrett’s lawsuit says he was operating a spiker machine Aug. 3, 2015, and the company failed to provide a safe work place.

The city of Twin Falls has a new fire chief.  Les Kenworthy was selected this week by the council on a 7 to 0 vote.  He will take over mid-March.  The council received 32 applicants from 17 states.

Hansen has a new member on the City Council.  There was a vacant seat when Todd Stimpson was appointed mayor.  Chad Urie will fill the vacancy.  He’s a former city councilman and mayor for Hansen.

Today:  Sunshine giving way to a mixture of light rain and snow this afternoon. High around 45F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Tonight:  Snow showers this evening. Breaks in the overcast later. LOW: 24 (Mountains: 17)Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 70%.

Tomorrow:  Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 38F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 41 (Mountains: 36)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 51 (Mountains: 42)

SUNDAY: Snow

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 37)

MONDAY: Scattered Snow

HIGH: 27 (Mountains: 31)

TUESDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 25 (Mountains: 29)

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.

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, 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.

After Canceling February Tour Dates Because of Flu, Willie Nelson Is “Feeling Much Better”

Last week it came down the pike that Willie Nelson, 84, had to cancel eight February tour dates to recover from the flu.

This week, we’re getting some good news from Willie’s camp.

According to an Instagram post from son Lukas Nelson, Willie is “resting in Maui and feeling much better.” The accompanying photo depicts Willie, who is a practitioner of martial arts, high-kicking a speed bag.

Willie’s next scheduled performance is March 5 in Greenville, S.C.