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Moscow selected as top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine

Moscow selected as top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine

 

Moscow, ID, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine. Moscow is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “8 Great Small Towns” in the March/April 2015 issue.

 

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said these eight cities, including Moscow, appeal to retirees who want to settle into a slower pace, avoiding crowds and traffic.

 

“These smaller communities offer a laid-back lifestyle with less time constraints, a lower cost of living and even the opportunity to walk to your destination – no cars necessary. There’s no skimping on the basics of daily life, and they have a natural beauty that can’t be found in larger cities," Fuller said. :Each of our towns presents its own personality through a variety of events, festivals, classes, concerts and art exhibitions. Knowing your neighbors and a little small-town politeness also go a long way.”

 

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

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.

Governor calls for statewide moment of silence for Moscow shooting victims

Governor calls for statewide moment of silence for Moscow shooting victims

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is asking Idahoans to take a few minutes on Wednesday, January 13th, at 12:00 p.m. PST, to remember the victims, their families and friends, and the community of Moscow after a series of shootings last Saturday by a lone gunman.

“It is important that everyone in Idaho take time in the wake of this horrendous act to remember those who have lost their lives and offer our support to the families, friends, and Moscow community as they mourn this tragedy,” Governor Otter said. “I ask that all Idahoans observe a moment of silence... to let our friends and families in Moscow know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and that they are not alone in their grief.”

City of Pullman requests suggestions for 2015 City Council goals

City of Pullman requests suggestions for 2015 City Council goals

Residents and organizations are being asked to submit their ideas and goals to Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson for City Council consideration in 2015. Numerous resident-generated goals were incorporated into the list adopted by the Council for 2014. Johnson said that if an organization or individual made suggestions in the past that did not make it to the final list, feel free to offer those suggestions again. He said all suggestions are appreciated.

 

Suggestions should be received by the Mayor’s office no later than Friday, Jan. 30. Those who would like to submit their goal suggestions by mail, should address them to Mayor Glenn Johnson, City of Pullman, 325 SE Paradise Street, Pullman, WA 99163. Those who would prefer to use email, should address their messages to admin@pullman-wa.gov with City Council Goals as the subject line, or fax them to (509) 334-2751.

 

White House recognizes University of Idaho as national leader in community service

White House recognizes University of Idaho as national leader in community service

University of Idaho’s outreach and engagement efforts were recognized this week by the White House.  The UI was listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year. UI has been on the list since it began in 2006.

A total of 766 higher education institutions were named to the 2014 honor roll, which recognized recipients for one or more of four areas of service: general community service, interfaith community service, economic community service and education community service. UI earned this distinction in the education category.   

“UI creates incredible opportunities to serve in our local community, regionally, nationally and internationally,” said Bruce Pitman, UI dean of students and vice provost of student affairs. “For our students, these are important learning and service experiences that can change lives.”  

Palouse Care Network and Intersect Community Church to provide single moms with a night out

The first annual Mom’s Night Out will be hosted by Intersect Community Church and Bonkerz Indoor Playcenter. Single mothers from Palouse Care Network will be pampered with chair massages, manicures and pedicures. Moms who enjoy little time to themselves will be treated to a night of personal care and hor d’oeuvres while their children play in the Indoor Playcenter and eat their fill of pizza donated by Pizza Perfection

The Women’s Outreach Group from Intersect Community Church will extend their reaches to help single moms carry their heavy loads, many being working moms with little time to themselves.

“Gifting something to these moms, who seldom receive gifts for themselves at Christmas, was an opportunity we had to pursue,” said Denise Chaffins, Intersect’s Women’s Outreach Coordinator. “The little we can give them is disproportionate to what they give their children, but hopefully they will know that God and their community value them.”