By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Matt Robinette’s home survived Iowa’s hurricane-strength derecho in 2020 and the devastating 2008 flood, but the city of Cedar Rapids has started the process of eminent domain to take his home and large double lot against his consent. The city intends to move forward with its West Side […]
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Month: January 2023
Cedar Rapids school leaders reveal name ...
The consolidation of Arthur and Garfield elementary schools in Cedar Rapids gave students and school leaders the opportunity to come up with a meaningful name for the new school, to be built on the site of the Arthur School Annex, which was recently demolished. Joining the new West Willow and Maple Grove elementary schools on […]
Historic New Bohemia building hits the m...
The closing of The Bohemian is opening up the historic Matyk Building for other potential uses on a highly visible corner of New Bohemia in Cedar Rapids. Used as a live music venue and restaurant during its time as The Bohemian from March 2021 through last September, the corner landmark, 1029 Third St. SE, is […]
Elk becoming more frequent visitors to I...
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reporting more frequent sightings of elk on trail cameras, particularly in central and western Iowa. Elk are a protected species in the state. Though native to Iowa, elk disappeared from the state as it was settled. Experts advise Iowans who encounter an elk — adults can weigh […]
Rime ice vs. hoarfrost in Iowa
Freezing fog painted a pretty picture in Iowa this morning, but also created icy roads that, tragically, likely contributed to a deadly pileup on Interstate 80 near Iowa City. Fog is forecast again for Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in Iowa, so take care on the roads. Meteorologists refer to the coating of white on leaves […]