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Moscow, Idaho
Welcome to Moscow, Idaho
Welcome to Moscow, Idaho
Official seal of Moscow, Idaho
Seal
Motto: Heart of the Arts
Coordinates: 46°43′54″N, 116°59′50″W
Country United States
State Idaho
County Latah
Settled 1871
Incorporated (town) 1887
Government
 - Type Council-Mayor
 - Mayor Nancy Chaney
 - City Supervisor Gary J. Reidner
Area
 - City  6.2 sq mi (16.1 km²)
 - Land  6.2 sq mi (16.1 km²)
 - Water  0 sq mi (0 km²)
Elevation [2]  2,579 ft (786.1 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 - City 21,291
Time zone Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
ZIP code 83843
Area code(s) 208
Website: http://www.moscow.id.us/

Moscow (Pronounced (US) enPR: /mäskō/, IPA: /mɑskoʊ/ ) is the county seat of Latah CountyGR6 in north Idaho, along the Washington/Idaho border. The city is the home of the University of Idaho, the land grant institution and primary research university for the state. Seven miles to the west is Pullman and Washington State University. While the University of Idaho is the dominant employer in Moscow, the city also serves as an agricultural and commercial hub for the Palouse region. As of the 2000 census, the city has a total population of 21,291. Moscow is the birthplace of Carol Ryrie Brink, singer Josh Ritter, and Electrical Distributor Mike Walker. Along with the rest of north Idaho, Moscow resides in the Pacific Time Zone. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 597 pixelsFull resolution (2218 × 1654 pixel, file size: 5. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 407 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1218 × 1794 pixel, file size: 279 KB, MIME type: image/png) Robbie Love Giles Map of Idaho with Moscow highlighted Created 2007-03-25 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Latah County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Latah County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of Idaho is the states most prominent land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Pullman is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... The Palouse is a region of hi peopleEastern Washington, North Central Idaho, and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. ... Carol Ryrie Brink (1895-1981) was a United States author. ... Josh Ritter is an American singer-songwriter born in Moscow, Idaho in 1976. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ...


Moscow is the principal city of the Moscow, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Latah County. United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ...

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Geography

"Skattaboe" Block in downtown Moscow

Moscow is located at 46°43′54″N, 116°59′50″W (46.731745, -116.997188)GR1. Image File history File links NSA_campus. ... Image File history File links NSA_campus. ...


The city of Moscow lies on the eastern edge of the Palouse region of North Central Idaho in the Columbia River Plateau. To the east of the city is a valley between the mountains of the Palouse Range to the northeast, whose highest point is Moscow Mountain at 4983 feet (1519 m) above sea level. The less prominent Paradise Ridge at 3702 feet (1128 m) and Tomer Butte at 3474 feet (1059 m.) lie to the southeast of the town.[3] Paradise Creek; with headwaters on Moscow Mountain north of the city, flows through the city of Moscow. It then crosses the state border and joins the south fork of the Palouse River near Pullman.[4] The Palouse is a region of hi peopleEastern Washington, North Central Idaho, and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. ... North Central Idaho is an area of Idaho which spans the central part of the state and borders Oregon, Montana, and Washington. ... The Columbia River Plateau is shown in green on this map. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A river that runs from Northwest Idaho to the Snake River in southest Washington. ...

View of Moscow from the north
View of Moscow from the north

The geology in and around Moscow represents varied formations: very old intrusive granite structures of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Idaho Batholith, fertile fields atop rolling hills of deep Pleistocene loess of the Palouse Formation deposited after the last ice age by westerly winds, and flood-worn channels of the Columbia River Basalt Group.[5] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 231 pixelsFull resolution (1025 × 296 pixel, file size: 545 KB, MIME type: image/png) View of Moscow, Idaho from the north User:Robbiegiles © 2007-04-27 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 231 pixelsFull resolution (1025 × 296 pixel, file size: 545 KB, MIME type: image/png) View of Moscow, Idaho from the north User:Robbiegiles © 2007-04-27 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Close-up of granite from Yosemite National Park, valley of the Merced River Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... For other uses, see Tertiary (disambiguation). ... Half Dome A batholith is a large emplacement of igneous intrusive (also called plutonic) rock that forms from cooled magma deep in the Earths crust. ... The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) is part of the geologic timescale. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Columbia River Basalt Group encompasses portions of 3 states. ...


History

Miners and farmers began arriving in the north Idaho area after the American Civil War. The first permanent settlers came to the Moscow area in 1871. Due to the abundance of camas bulbs, a favorite fodder of pigs brought by the farmers, they informally named the vicinity Hog Heaven. When the first post office opened in 1872, the town was called Paradise Valley (Paradise Creek flows through town, westward to Pullman), but the name was changed to Moscow in 1875. This article is becoming very long. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Species See text Camassia is a genus that historically used to belong to the lily family (Liliaceae), the Scilloideae family, or the Hyacinthinaceae family. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The precise origin of the name Moscow has been disputed, but there is no proof that it was named by a Russian or for the Russian city. It is reported by early settlers that five men in the area met to choose a proper name for the town, but could not come to consensus on a name. The postmaster Samuel Neff then completed the official papers for the town and selected the name Moscow. Interestingly, Neff was born in Moscow, Pennsylvania and later moved to Moscow, Iowa. [6] Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ... Moscow is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ...

Latah County Historical Society with a view of First United Methodist Church in the background
Latah County Historical Society with a view of First United Methodist Church in the background

The business district was established by 1875 and the town was a center of commerce for the region. By 1890, the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company's rail line (later the Union Pacific) and the Northern Pacific railroad line helped to boost the town's population to 2000. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 496 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (720 × 870 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 496 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (720 × 870 pixel, file size: 1. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company (OR&N) was a railroad that operated a rail network of 1,143 miles of track running east from Portland, Oregon, United States to northeastern Oregon, northeastern Washington, and northern Idaho. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks UP) (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad network in the United States. ... Northern Pacific Railway Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Idaho railroads | Minnesota railroads | Montana railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads ...


The capital of the Idaho Territory was relocated from Lewiston to Boise in December 1864. In the late 1880s, statehood for the Washington Territory was nearing. Because its commercial and transportation interests looked west, rather than south, the citizens of the Idaho Panhandle passionately lobbied for their region to join Washington, or form an entirely separate state, rather than remain connected with the less accessible southern Idaho. To appease the residents of the north, the territorial legislature of Idaho in Boise placed the new land grant university in Moscow. The University of Idaho was chartered in January 1889, and first opened its doors to students in October 1892.[7] Categories: US geography stubs | U.S. historical regions and territories | Idaho history | Montana history | Wyoming history ... Lewiston is the county seat and largest city in Nez Perce County, Idaho. ... Nickname: Motto: Energy Peril Success Location of Boise in the State of Idaho Coordinates: Country United States State Idaho County Ada Founded 1863 Incorporated 1864 Government  - Mayor David H. Bieter Area  - City  64 sq mi (165. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... This article discusses states as sovereign political entities. ... Categories: Historical stubs | Washington history | U.S. historical regions and territories ... The Idaho Panhandle is the northern region of the US State Idaho which encompasses the ten northernmost counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone. ... Types of administrative and/or political territories include: A legally administered territory, which is a non-sovereign geographic area that has come under the authority of another government. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are American institutions which have been designated by a Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... The University of Idaho is the states most prominent land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


In March 1890 Moscow's neighboring city, Pullman, was selected as the home of Washington's land grant institution. The college which would eventually become Washington State University, opened its doors in January 1892. Washington entered the union as the 42nd state in November 1889. Idaho entered next, eight months later, in July 1890. 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Pullman is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ...


2007 Law Enforcement ambush

On May 19, 2007 at 11:00 p.m. a lone gunman began shooting at the Latah County Courthouse near downtown Moscow. The gunman entered the Presbyterian Church which is located at 5th and Van Buren streets. Gun shots continued from inside the building with the last shots heard by local residents about 1:00 am on Sunday morning. Police tactical teams from the surrounding area entered the church about 5:30 am and found two individuals dead. The gunman, found in the church sanctuary, appeared to have a self-inflicted wound and a rifle was found next to the body. The second individual was identified as the resident church sexton, Paul Bauer.[8] May 19 is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This is an FPS title base upon the Half-Life 1 Engine. ... Latah County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Presbyterianism is a form of church government which is most prevalent within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... This article is about Special Weapons and Tactics. ... It has been suggested that Ecclesia (Church) be merged into this article or section. ... Ajax prepares to violate the sanctuary of Athena by abducting Cassandra by force: red-figure vase, c. ... A rifle is a firearm with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves (rifling) cut into the barrel walls. ... A sexton is a church officer charged with the maintenance of the church buildings and/or the surrounding graveyard. ...


Four people were injured outside the church during the ambush, with one later dying from his wounds. Officer Lee Newbill was a member of the Moscow City Police Department, and is the first police officer killed in the line of duty in the city's history. His partner Bill Shields was injured by bullet fragments when Newbill was felled. Latah County Deputy Sheriff Brannon Jordan was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds and has now been released to convalesce at home. The fourth victim was a civilian Peter Husmann of Moscow who responded to help the officers.[9] An ambush is a long established military tactic in which an ambushing force uses concealment to attack an enemy that passes its position. ... Superficial bullet wounds In medicine, a wound is a type of physical trauma wherein the skin is torn, cut or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound). ... Deputy may mean: A member of a Chamber of Deputies, National Assembly, etc. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Superficial bullet wounds In medicine, a wound is a type of physical trauma wherein the skin is torn, cut or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound). ...


At a press conference the shooter was identified by Moscow Police as Jason Hamilton of Moscow. Investigators found his wife Crystal at their home dead of a single gunshot wound to the head on Monday, May 21, 2007. No notes were found in the home to explain a motive for the killing of his wife or the subsequent shooting. Crystal Hamilton was employed in housekeeping at the Latah County courthouse. Jason Hamilton was employed by a local cleaning company, had cleaned in the Presbyterian church, and knew the church sexton Paul Bauer. Mr. Hamilton was known to the police from prior arrests and court appearances and was scheduled for another court appearance in early June 2007.[10] A member of Liberal Democratic Party Taizo Sugimura in an apology news conference in Japan A news conference or press conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Moscow Public Library

Moscow Public Library1906 Building with the 1983 annex on the left
Moscow Public Library
1906 Building with the 1983 annex on the left

Members of the Pleiades Club and Ladies’ Historical Club formed a cooperative named the Women’s Reading Room Society and established a small library in the Browne building at the corner of Main and Second Streets in 1902. In 1904 the committee planned to raise funds for a new library building. Andrew Carnegie promised funding of $10,000 if the community agreed to maintain a free public library at the rate of at least $1000 annually. Moscow voters approved a permanent tax in 1905 and with successful fundraising by subscription of local residents and businesses, coupled with the Carnegie library money, the library construction was begun in 1905. In 1906 the Mission Style building is ready for occupancy in March 1906. A fire at the University Of Idaho Administration Building totally destroyed that structure. The new library was used for university classes during the day and residents used the library in the evening. Beginning in 1907 the building was returned to full use as a library. The original library building (which is on the National Register of Historic Places) was expanded in 1931 and 1983. The building houses a children’s room named for the author Carol Ryrie Brink. In 2006, the Friends of the Library celebrated a Century of Service for the organization. The current organizational structure of library service encompasses all public libraries in Latah County as the Latah County Library District. The library enjoys broad support from the citizens of Moscow and the County and is also supported by the Idaho Commission for Libraries (formerly the Idaho State Library.) To commemorate the first century of the library, an essay competition was held. One young writer wrote Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 418 pixelsFull resolution (864 × 451 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 418 pixelsFull resolution (864 × 451 pixel, file size: 1. ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information resources and services, organized for use, and maintained by a public body, institution, or private individual. ... Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, a major and widely respected philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... Librarians and patrons in a typical larger urban public library. ... Fundraising is the process of soliciting and gathering money or other gifts in-kind, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. ... A Carnegie library, opened in 1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, designed in Spanish Colonial style Carnegie libraries for both public use and academic institutions were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie, earning him the nickname, the Patron Saint of Libraries. ... Postcard of the reconstructed Mission Santa Bárbara The California missions are a series of settlements established by Spanish Catholic Franciscans, to Christianize the local Native Americans, but with the added benefit of giving Spain a toehold in the frontier land. ... The University of Idaho is the states most prominent land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The Idaho Commission for Libraries assists libraries to build the capacity to better serve their clientèle. ...

“We are fortunate enough to be able to walk a few blocks down to the public library and check out whatever we want. Libraries are valuable and available to everyone, regardless of wealth. Anyone can and everyone should get a library card. I am very grateful that we have a public library in Latah County.” Elizabeth Nielsen (2006)

The library serves as resource for all the residents of Moscow, or as one essayist (Ellis Clark) in the 2006 contest states “When time, money, or circumstances bind you to one locale, the Library is your passport for travel.” [11]

East City Park
East City Park

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Parks and Recreation

There are seventeen neighborhood parks located throughout the town offering a wide variety of venues for outdoor activities. These parks fall under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Parks and Recreation Department. The Paradise Path Task Force is a citizen committee seeking to develop a system of linearly connected parks throughout the area. Carol Ryrie Brink Nature Park was a community collaboration between the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute and local volunteers to remeander Paradise Creek and add riparian plantings. The Moscow community, including schools and the city; led by local youth raised money over several years to fund, design, and build a skate park which was completed in 2000. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... For the 1914 Charlie Chaplin film, see Recreation (film). ... The term greenway was coined by taking the green from green belt and adding it to the way from parkway. ... Meanders in a river A meander is a bend in a river, also known as an oxbow loop. ... A well maintained Riparian strip on a tributary to Lake Erie. ... A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or performing tricks with a skateboard. ...


The Latah Trail extends from the eastern edge of the Moscow bike path system, while the Chipman Trail in Whitman County, Washington joins the western edge of the path. Eventually the project will provide a 22 mile linear park system from Troy, Idaho to Pullman, Washington. Cycleway, Bicycle street and Pedestrian/Cyclist bridge in Nuremberg, Germany Segregated cycle facilities may consist of separate roads, tracks, paths or lanes designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ... “Footpath” redirects here. ... Whitman County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Troy is a city located in Latah County, Idaho. ...


Education (schools, colleges, and universities)

Name Type Level Address Affiliation Notes
Atlas Boy's School Private Christian Elementary 5025 Robinson Rd. Christ Church Classical Education
Emmanuel Preschool Private Religious Pre-K 1036 West A Street Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Head Start Preschool Public Pre-K 510 Styner Ave Head Start Dept. of Health & Human Svcs
Logos School Private Christian K-12 110 Baker Street Christ Church Classical Education
A.B. McDonald Public Elementary 2323 East D St. Moscow ISD
Montrose Academy Private Religious K-12 1400 E 7th St
Moscow Charter School Public Charter K-6 1723 East 'F' Street Moscow ISD Focuses on Arts and Technology with low Student-teacher ratios.
Moscow Day School Private Non-Profit Pre-K 405 S. Van Buren Street Non-profit private school NAEYC accredited
Moscow High School Public High School (10-12 grades) 402 E. 5th Street Moscow ISD
Moscow Junior High School Public Junior High (7-9 grades) 1410 East D St. Moscow ISD
Moscow School of Massage Commercial Trade school 600 Main St Massage therapy
Mr. Leon’s School Of Hair Design Private for-profit, 2-year Trade school 618 S Main St Cosmetology
New Saint Andrews College Private Christian College 405 South Main Street Christ Church Transnational Assoc of Christian Colleges and Schools
Palouse Hills Seventh-day Adventist School Private Pre-K to 8 3148 Tomer Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Paradise Creek Regional High School Public High School (9-12 grades) 1314 South Main Street Moscow ISD Alternative high school serving students in Latah County; with a goal of earning a high school diploma.
Russell Public 4-6 119 North Adams St. Moscow ISD First school in Moscow; established in 1884
Saint Mary's and Saint Rose’s Private Pre-K-6 412 North Monroe St. / 412 North Howard St. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Turning Point Private, non -denominational Pre-K 1733 East ‘F’ Street Children’s Enrichment and Development Program
University of Idaho Public University (Undergraduate and Graduate) State of Idaho Land-grant university
University of Idaho College of Law Public University (Graduate) State of Idaho Land-grant university
West Park Public K-3 510 Home Street Moscow ISD
Lena Whitmore Public Elementary 110 South Blaine St. Moscow ISD

This list does not include private daycare facilities unless they are listed with the State of Idaho as schools.[12] Classical education as understood and taught in the Middle Ages of Western culture is roughly based on the ancient Greek concept of Paideia. ... The term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, which prepares pupils for university. ... Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on assisting children from low-income families. ... The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Massage is the practice of applying structured or unstructured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration — manually or with mechanical aids — to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints, lymphatic vessels, organs of the gastrointestinal system and reproductive system to achieve a beneficial response. ... Cosmetology is the treatment of skin, hair and nails and includes, but is not limited to, manicures, pedicures, application of artificial nails, special occasion hairstyling, shampooing hair, cosmetic application, body hair removal, chemical hair relaxers or straighteners, permanent waves, coloring and highlighting of hair, and hair extensions or wig treatments. ... New Saint Andrews College is a classical Christian undergraduate college located in Moscow, Idaho. ... The University of Idaho is the states most prominent land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... The University of Idaho College of Law, located in Moscow, Idaho, is the only law school in Idaho. ...


Demographics

Downtown Moscow on a rainy Sunday
Downtown Moscow on a rainy Sunday

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 21,291 people, 7,724 households, and 3,869 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,336.7/km² (3,460.6/mi²). There were 8,029 housing units at an average density of 504.1/km² (1,305.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.23% White, 0.91% African American, 0.80% Native American, 3.13% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.47% of the population. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,724 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.87. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 16.1% under the age of 18, 35.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 109.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,884, and the median income for a family was $46,331. Males had a median income of $35,494 versus $24,560 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,930. About 9.5% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

McConnell MansionThe house is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is open for tours by the Latah County Historical Society.
McConnell Mansion
The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is open for tours by the Latah County Historical Society.

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 560 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (720 × 771 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 560 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (720 × 771 pixel, file size: 1. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

Government and Politics

Moscow has a Council-Mayor form of government consisting of six Council members (at large) and a Mayor. These positions are elected separately and serve four year terms. Council member elections are held every two years in November, with terms staggered so that three of the six seats are open at each election. The Council elects a President and Vice-President from among its members at its first meeting in January each year. These two officers may stand in for the mayor as necessary. Council is the legislative and judicial arm of Moscow’s City government; enacting ordinances and resolutions. This body confirms the Mayor's appointments of City officials and citizen advisory commission members. Council approves the City's annual budget and serves as the convening body for public hearings and appeals of other City Boards and Commissions. Meetings are generally scheduled for the first and third Monday of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m. [13]


As a college town, Moscow tends to be less conservative than the rest of Idaho. In the 2004 Presidential Election, John Kerry outpolled George W. Bush in Moscow 54%-46%. Latah County was 51-49 for Bush, the entire state went 69-31 for Bush. This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... The 2004 Presidential election may refer to: The Afghan presidential election The Algerian presidential election The Austrian presidential election The Dominican presidential election The Georgia presidential election The Icelandic presidential election The Irish presidential election The Macedonian presidential election The Panamanian presidential election The Philippine presidential election The Republic of... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Sister city

Moscow has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between a city in the United States and a city in another country. ...

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Notes

  1. ^ 2000 census – Moscow, ID
  2. ^ USGS Place names
  3. ^ Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Department of the Interior (1979). Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
  4. ^ Cronin, Amanda (2003). "Restoring Paradise in Moscow, Idaho". Land and Water : the magazine of natural resource management and restoration 47 (2): 18-26. ISSN 0192-9453. Retrieved on 2007-03-28. 
  5. ^ Gunter, Mickey (1995). Geologic history of Latah County, Idaho. Mineralogy of Latah County, Idaho. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
  6. ^ Latah County Historical Society. Town histories. History of Latah County. Retrieved on 2007-03-25.
  7. ^ Schwantes, Carlos (2007). Brief History of the University of Idaho. About the University of Idaho. University of Idaho. Retrieved on 2007-04-16.
  8. ^ "Ambush on police", KREM-TV (Spokane, Washington), May 20, 2001. Retrieved on 2007-05-21. 
  9. ^ Baldwin, Kate. "Moscow Shootings: Five shot, three dead in 'ambush'", Moscow Pullman Daily News, May 20, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-05-21. 
  10. ^ Moscow Police Department (Moscow, ID) (May 21, 2007). Press Release. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  11. ^ Spurling, Carol Price (2006), Moscow Public Library : a century of service 1906-2006, Moscow, ID: Moscow Public Library
  12. ^ Idaho Educational Directory 2006-2007. State Department of Education (Idaho) (2006). Retrieved on 2007/04/15.
  13. ^ City of Moscow. Moscow City Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-25.

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