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Cultural Continuum 2-14-20

Feb 14, 2020

The Symphony awakens from its winter slumber and they rock out to the music of Queen! Also bluesman Mike Zito plays at Vangarde, it's a One-Act Showcast at LAMB and it's Backyard Bird Count Weekend!

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The ousted Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven says he has discussed his resignation with authorities, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Iowa State Auditor, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Foxhoven says Gov. Kim Reynolds asked him to resign publicly without explaining why last month.

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The Sioux City council will vote today on a plan that some Siouxlanders are actively opposing on environmental grounds.  The plan would clear soil away from a high hill that lies north of 41st Street, near North Middle School,  If the council agrees, Rodney Lieber and his excavation company could soon be moving most of the soil to make way for construction.

Woodbury County has officially departed the Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health and Disability Services agency.  As of. July 1, now belongs in the Rolling Hills Community Services Region.


A proposal to clear soil away from a high hill that lies north of 41st Street, near North Middle School, has drawn opposition from some citizens concerned about the environmental impact of the development plan. 

If the Sioux City Council agrees today, Rodney Lieber and his excavation company will be one step closer to removing most of the soil away from the hill to make way for future construction.

Summer is finally here and Siouxland Public Media took “The Exchange” live to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center on June 21, 2019.

Guest host Sheila Brummer was joined by experts on the environment, conservation and wildlife. 

Education program director at the Nature Center, Dawn Snyder, shared details on the offerings at the facility this summer.  She also talked about the year-round programs available to the public.   

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Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources are encouraging Iowans to stay out of Iowa streams until after the waters recede following heavy rainfall and flash flooding that has caused multiple wastewater and manure releases. 

While fast stream currents are the biggest risk for people, DNR officials said, high waters also can carry dangerous debris and bacteria.

Officials in the eastern Iowa city of Davenport say the city is building a bigger flood barrier in the wake of a breach in April that sent floodwaters rushing into downtown streets.

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