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Moscow Mayor's 2015 Earth Day Awards now seeking nominations

Moscow Mayor's 2015 Earth Day Awards now seeking nominations

 

The City of Moscow is seeking nominations for the Mayor's 2015 Earth Day Awards. The awards recognize Moscow residents for activities conductive to environmental sustainability.

 

Categories include individuals, businesses, students/schools, non-profits/service, organizations/government, building/development, green visionaries (long range environmental objectives), and green neighbors (from nearby communities.

 

The concept of the Mayor's award was set forth in 2006 to acknowledge and encourage sustainable practices throughout the city. Earth Day has been celebrated throughout the world on April 22nd each year since its inception in 1970.

 

Nominations should include the names of both the nominator and nominee, contact information for both, and a brief description of why the nominee is worthy of the recognition.

 

New Moscow Thursdays to complement Vandal Fridays

New Moscow Thursdays to complement Vandal Fridays

 

The streets of downtown Moscow will be extra welcoming to visitors during the first-ever Moscow Thursday events set to take place on March 26th and April 7th from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

 

These events are designed to compliment the University of Idaho Vandal Fridays. The entire community of Moscow, including current students at the University, is invited to participate in welcoming potential students and their families. Live music will be played by Henry C. and the Willards on March 26th and by The Working Poor on April 2nd.

 

Each event will feature warm lentil chili and specials offered by Moscow's downtown business community.

 

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

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.”