Monthly Archives: September 2019

Digging into History at Moscow High School

A team of University of Idaho archaeologists, university students, and local high school students are conducting a public excavation at Moscow High School. Idaho Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports. (:56)


As the students and the archeologists dig, their hope is to find clues to the past. Here’s Professor Mark Warner of the UI’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology:

Mark Warner: “There were a bunch of houses here, going back to the 19th century, and the particular places we’re putting holes in the ground right now is to do a couple of things. Maybe, one, to get the history of the 80 years of the high school that’s been here, but two, if we’re lucky, getting the history of some of these houses that go back to the earliest settlement in Moscow.”


This public excavation in the latest such learning opportunity undertaken by the university scientists– recent stops have included the James Castle House in Boise. Always it’s with the intent of giving students and the public the opportunity to experience archaeology outside of the classroom.

The excavation will continue all this month at Moscow High School. The public is invited on Fridays and Saturdays.

I’m Glenn Mosley.

Posted September 15, 2019.

2016 coverage from the James Castle House excavation in Boise:



Mike Crapo’s Town Meetings

Idaho U.S. Senator Mike Crapo has been holding town meetings across Idaho during August and September, talking with Idahoans about their concerns. Idaho Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports. (:53)


Senator Crapo says that wherever he goes to host his town meetings, he finds that Idahoans are very concerned, very aware, and well-informed on the issues:

Sen. Crapo: “I go away from every one of my town meetings, even though the discussion cannot be predicted before it happened– I go away from every one of them with a renewed respect for the people of Idaho, with my batteries recharged.”

Crapo previously held town meetings in all 200 of Idaho’s incorporated cities, and has now held meetings in 58 unincorporated areas of the state.

He says that some of the issues raised change over time– lately he’s been talking with residents about everything from China to robocalls– but Crapo says some issues remain the same. Idahoans, he says, are consistently concerned about incivility in government, growth in government, and the national debt.

I’m Glenn Mosley.

Posted September 5, 2019