2018 One year ago today
Backers of a proposed sale of Avista Corp. to the Canadian utility company Hydro One praised the deal for the steps it takes toward ending operations at Colstrip, a coal-fired electric generation plant in Montana. … The dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Law, Mark Adams, announced he will resign from his position July 15, marking the fourth UI dean to leave his or her post this year. Lynn Baird, dean of the University of Idaho Libraries; Andrew Kersten, dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; and Kurt Pregitzer, dean of the College of Natural Resources all announced they will be leaving the university this year.
2014 Five years ago today
Moscow Charter School will spend the summer preparing for a number of changes, including expanding the school to kindergarten through eighth grade, adding new portable buildings, early release Fridays and temporarily suspending the Spanish program to focus on technology in preparation for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exam. … Fox News personality Mike Huckabee highlighted the importance of unifying the party and looking into the future in an uplifting speech to more than 300 delegates to the 2014 Idaho Republican Convention at the Best Western Plus University Inn in Moscow.
2009 10 years ago today
Walmart officials formally submitted amended site plans for a smaller-than-expected superstore on Bishop Boulevard in Pullman. Walmart spokeswoman Karianne Fallow said the company submitted plans for a 155,000-square-foot store to the Pullman Public Works Department. That is significantly smaller than the originally proposed 223,000-square-foot store. ... Eugenie Scott doesn’t believe in evolution, and she’s certainly not a Darwinist. “Darwinism is an ‘ism,’ ” she said. “ ‘Isms’ are ideologies, and science should be free of ideology.” That’s what Scott, the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, told a crowd of about 200 at the University of Idaho.
1994 25 years ago today
A fire alarm manufacturer blames a local repair shop for not fixing the alarm in a fraternity house that burned in April. But Moscow-based Bob’s Fire Equipment said it did everything it was asked to do to keep Alpha Kappa Lambda’s fire alarm operating. ... The Moscow School Board will continue to discuss a substance abuse policy for students participating in extracurricular activities, especially athletic teams. The proposed policy defines extracurricular activities as extensions of the school day, requiring district authorities to maintain a proper educational atmosphere.