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Moscow Farmers Market 2015 Poster Contest

Moscow Farmers Market 2015 Poster Contest

The City of Moscow and the Farmers Market Commission have announced the Moscow Farmers Market 2015 Poster Contest. This call to artists is open to everyone regardless of age or experience. The deadline for submissions is Monday March 30, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

The artist of the winning entry will be awarded $100. The winning entry will be selected on April 14, 2015. Only one (1) entry per individual will be accepted. Contest submittals will be restricted to a 200 mile radius of Moscow, Idaho. Incomplete entries will not be considered, see the Rules and Instructions for details.

 

Application forms and the contest rules are available for pick-up at Moscow City Hall (206 East Third Street) or can be downloaded online at: http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/records/Applications/Poster-Application-2015.pdf

 

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City of Moscow Arts Commission seeks Poet Laureate

City of Moscow Arts Commission seeks Poet Laureate

The City of Moscow Arts Commission is seeking a published poet to serve a 3-year term as a poet laureate.

The chosen incumbent will expand literacy and community awareness, honor the many writers within the community, and build upon the correlation between civic life and creativity of local artists.

This call for poetry artists is open only to published poets 18 years of age or older who live in Moscow, Idaho and have a record of community involvement and/or teaching. The poet laureate will receive a $600 annual honorarium.

Applications are now available for those who would like to fill the position, and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Moscow Schools to participate in Polar Bear Walk

Moscow Schools to participate in Polar Bear Walk

Nine schools in Moscow plan to enjoy walking, biking, or gliding to school for the Polar Walk on February 4, 2015.

 

All students and parents who walk, bike, or glide to school will receive hot chocolate from Safe Routes to School (SR2S) when they arrive. Students will also get the chance to find two stuffed polar bears on each school property the morning of the Polar Walk.

 

This year, students who walk, bike, or bus will earn points to adopt a polar bear and cub in the Arctic for their school, students will communicate with classrooms in Norway to discuss why they walk to school in the winter, and Moscow Charter School will be using the Polar Walk event to kick off their new alternative transportation program called “Walk & Roll” where students will continue to walk, ride and carpool until the end of the school year.

Participating schools include A. B. McDonald Elementary, J. Russell Elementary, Lena Whitmore Elementary, Moscow Charter School, Moscow Middle School, Moscow High School, Palouse Prairie School of Expeditionary Learning, St. Mary’s Catholic School, and West Park Elementary.

 

IRS phone scams continue to be a serious threat

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.

"If someone calls unexpectedly claiming to be from the IRS with aggressive threats if you don't pay immediately, it's a scam artist calling,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. "The first IRS contact with taxpayers is usually through the mail. Taxpayers have rights, and this is not how we do business."

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WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

Washington State University Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for Team Gleason.

However for Kent to win the $100,000, Coug fans will need to show their support by casting online votes. As of Friday morning (01/23/2015), Kent is ranked 17th overall.

Kent is one of 48 NCAA basketball coached competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to go online to cast their votes in Kent's favor.

To vote, Cougs will need to visit espn.go.com, and create a username and password. Each username can vote once per day.

The Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show on now through Jan. 30

The Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show on now through Jan. 30

The Third Street Gallery's newest exhibit, Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show, is well underway. The exhibit features work from the 2014 IWS Traveling Show, and runs through January 30, 2015.

Every year, the Idaho Watercolor Society sponsors an annual juried competition for its members throughout the state. Only a select few entries were chosen to be exhibited at Boise State University. The paintings featured in this Moscow exhibit are from the North Region of IWS that were shown in Boise and a few works from the Palouse Watercolor Society

Third Street Gallery is located on the second and third floors of Moscow City Hall at 206 East Third Street Moscow, ID. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

Spokane lawmakers Michael Baumgartner and Marcus Riccelli introduced bills in Olympia on Wednesday that pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane, with broad bipartisan co-sponsorship demonstrating deep support in the House and Senate.

Senate Bill 5487, sponsored by Sen. Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has a total 17 signatures. The measure sponsored by Rep. Riccelli, D-Spokane, House Bill 1559, has a total 60 signatures. According to the Washington State Legislature, the strong support in both chambers augurs well for a proposal that aims to boost medical education statewide and relieve a severe shortage of doctors across the state of Washington.

“I am thrilled to be able to submit this bill,” Riccelli said. “Sixty members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle, from all over the state, are joining together to support a stronger, more vibrant medical school system in Washington.”