Moscow's community leaders are thankful to live in a wonderful city

MOSCOW, ID - If you live in Moscow, you may be thankful to have a week of peace and quiet while the Vandals are away on break.

There's a lot to be thankful for when you live in a town that's at the "heart of the arts."

"I'm really thankful to have discovered Moscow, Idaho some 32 years ago," said Moscow Mayor Nancy Chaney. "It's a very generous community, compassionate community, and stimulating place to live."

"I'm thankful that I live in an inclusive community where the quality of life is very high and people can walk around without the fear of crime or danger to their own personal safety," said Moscow Police Chief David Duke.

But Moscow's community leaders are even more grateful that they'll be able to spend Thanksgiving with their loved ones.

"Well, like every year, I'm thankful for my friends, my family, and my teachers, past and present," said Chaney.

"You know, just thankful that my family's happy and I'm going to get to spend time home alone with them," said councilman Dan Carscallen.

"Very thankful for having my children close so we can spend Thanksgiving together and we can share the new news of our fourth grandchild being born soon," said Duke.

And both the Sheriff and Police Chief in town will tell you that they're most thankful for that special someone.

"I'm thankful for my wife, Rachel," said Latah County Sheriff Wayne Rausch. "We've been together for 34 years and she's stuck with me through thick and thin and that's my big passion in life is my wife."

"I'm very thankful for my lovely wife and the support and love that she gives me and that we give each other," said Duke.