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Siouxland District Health

In a weekly update, Siouxland District Health reported lower COVID-19 positivity rates and hospitalizations in Woodbury County. The positivity rate is almost 7% with only three hospitalizations due to COVID only.

However, the number of people vaccinated rose by point-six (0.6) percent.

Deputy Director Tyler Brock says .6% is actually a decent increase for one week for the number of people finishing their two-dose series. One week ago, local officials urged anyone age 12 and older to get their shot.

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Siouxland Public Media helped celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center with a live broadcast on Wednesday, October 21st.  The show highlighted the past, present and future of the facility surrounded by the beauty of Stone State Park in northwest Sioux City.  

List of live guests:

Dawn Snyder – Education Programs Director for the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Tom Crawford – former Board Member for the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Iowa Educators for a Safe Return to School

A show of support for teachers and school safety in the age of COVID-19 is planned for this weekend in Sioux City. SPM’s Sheila Brummer has more.

An activist group organized a flash drive event for Saturday, pushing for a safe return to learning this upcoming academic year.

“I want to get back to normal, I want to get back to school. I just want get back to school.  I just want to have everyone wear masks so we can do it.”

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Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club website and Facebook Page

April 22nd is Earth Day, a time to demonstrate support for protecting our planet. 

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer shares a conversation with Carrie Radloff, the chair of the Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club.

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Sioux City Pipeline Protest

Nov 15, 2016
By NittyG - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52776844

Large numbers of protesters continue to gather in North Dakota to oppose the Dakota Access pipeline. However, today in Downton Sioux City, a small group of protestors urged passersby to think twice about the 3.8 billion dollar project.  Siouxland Public Media Mary Hartnett has this report