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UI’s creative writing program draws on award-winning literary critic

The University of Idaho’s Creative Writing Program will continue its guest writers series at 7 p.m. on October 27 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Theater with poet William Logan. Logan is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The event is free and open to the public. Masks are mandatory. There will be a dedication reception for Logan’s latest book of poems and essays, “Broken Ground: Poetry and the Demon of History”. Copies will be available for purchase.

Noxious weed spraying on the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail starting Monday

The Whitman County Parks Department will be spraying noxious weeds along the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail from October 25 to November 1. The area to be sprayed will be clearly marked and trail users should remain alert to work in progress when using the trail.

For more information, contact the Whitman County Parks Department at (509) 397-6238.

Idaho food bank to hand out free food on Monday

The Idaho Food Bank will be handing out free boxes of food starting at 10 a.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Mountain View Road and Joseph Street in Moscow.

The boxes will contain a variety of fresh produce, frozen meats, dairy and dry goods. There is no condition to be eligible. The food bank will be there until all the boxes are gone.

Candidate Forums live on KFRP this week

Local non-profit radio station KFRP 90.3 FM will broadcast live candidate forums with candidates from Moscow at 6.30 p.m. on October 25-26. The forums will last one hour. Listeners can ask candidates questions during the program, and they will respond in a Zoom meeting. The October 26 forum will be reserved for mayoral candidates.

Candidates for Moscow City Council will include Jason Stooks, Melissa Cline, Kyrk Taylor, Steve Harmon, Julia Parker, Hailey Lewis, Gina Taruscio and Shaun Darveshi. The participating mayoral candidates are Art Bettge, Olivia Moses, Jim Gray and Barb Rathbun.

A new exhibition at the Libey Gallery presents the artist Colfax

The Libey Gallery in Colfax is hosting “Raining Cats and Dogs”, a new exhibition by resident artist Nancy Rothwell. The exhibition will last until the end of January.

Rothwell’s paintings reflect his love of animals. The Libey gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays at the Center, next to the Colfax library.

Fall burning season opens in Moscow

Moscow city firefighters have scheduled a fall burning season from October 22 to November 8.

All fires must be at least 25 feet from any combustible building, structure or material when the light is three feet or less in diameter and two feet high. Anything larger should be 50 feet away. Fires should be supervised until they are completely extinguished by an adult, and water or a fire extinguisher should be available at all times.


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