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Starting in the New Year, Iowa City residents currently receiving curbside trash, recycling and organics (yard waste and food waste) will see some changes.
Yard waste stickers will no longer be required, instead residents will incur a $2 charge on their monthly utility bill, like trash and recycling service fees.
Residents can continue to set out bundled yard waste as in the past. However, they will no longer be required to purchase official City of Iowa City yard waste bags. Any equivalent paper yard waste bag can be used. If you have a stockpile of City yard waste bags, those will continue to be accepted, but will no longer be required. Plastic (petroleum-based or bio-based) yard waste bags will not be taken.
Watch to learn more about the changes coming to Iowa City's curbside organics program in 2018.
The City began collecting curbside compost in spring 2017. To participate, simply combine your food and yard waste in the same container for pick-up on your regular curbside collection day. Materials are transported to the Iowa City Landfill’s commercial compost facility where it is processed into community compost. Program details, including a list of compostable materials, is available at www.icgov.org/foodwaste.
Residents can use their own 20-to-35-gallon yard waste container, limit 50 pounds, or an official City organics cart. A limited number of 95-gallon carts will soon be available for customers who consistently produce large quantities of yard waste, as determined by curbside staff. For customers who would like smaller carts, 25-gallon carts will soon be available. Additional City organics carts will be made available upon request in spring 2018.
Questions? Contact Recycling Coordinator Jane Wilch at 319-887-6110 or email@example.com.
Share the joy of the season by supporting the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center during its annual ‘Holiday with the Hounds’ open house and supply drive.
This holiday party will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, 3910 Napoleon Lane. Each animal will have a stocking hung on its kennel. Consider gifting toys, food and many other necessities that are needed throughout the year.
Enjoy this fun, festive celebration with snacks, hot cocoa, and most importantly an opportunity to meet and love the animals. Many wonderful pets are currently at the shelter and in need of forever homes.
If you can’t make it to the celebration, consider donating anyway! Collection boxes are available at the Iowa City Animal Center, Leash on Life, SPOT & Company, Thiesen’s Home Farm & Auto and DayDream Comics, through Dec. 31, 2017.
DECORAH, Iowa – Scot Schaeffer, Luther College vice president for enrollment management, has announced that Clare Dunne of Coralville, Iowa, has been accepted for admission for the 2018-19 academic year. Dunne has been awarded the Founders Scholarship.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu
NORTH LIBERTY – Luke Chandler, chief economist of Deere & Company, will keynote the Corridor Business Journal’s 2018 Economic Forecast Luncheon, the CBJ announced today. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Jan. 17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex.
Mr. Chandler joined Deere & Company in 2015 as deputy chief economist before being promoted to chief economist in May 2017. In this position, he provides guidance, counsel and insight on global macro-economic policy and trade developments. Mr. Chandler is also responsible for the economic, agricultural, construction and forestry forecasts and outlooks, critical to regional and enterprise initiatives over both the short and long term.
Following Mr. Chandler’s address, Jack Evans, president of The Hall-Perrine Foundation, will moderate a local business leaders panel discussion. Panelists will provide insight into the direction of the economy and discuss the challenges and opportunities they see facing their industries in the Corridor.
2018 panelists include:
· Mike Gerdin, CEO and Chairman of Heartland Express
· Duane Smith, CEO of TrueNorth Companies
· Bruce Lehrman, CEO of Involta
· Monica Nadeau, senior general manager of GGP/Coral Ridge Mall
· Sarvjeev Sidhu, global head, emerging markets of Aegon Asset Management
Tickets are $55 per individual and $550 per table of 10. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit www.corridorbusiness.com/
As Adam “MCA” Yauch’s bass line fuzzed through the speakers, and the crowd—encouraged by Tesla Motors (tsla, +3.63%) CEO Elon Musk to “jump over the barriers”—flooded the airplane hangar just outside Los Angeles, there was talk of an impending revolution. It certainly felt that way to onlookers. Excited energy crackled in the crisp California air.
In truth, the revolution—or evolution, depending on who is talking—was already underway. But that didn’t stop Musk from making his grand entrance in the sleek Tesla Semi, an all-electric heavy-duty truck that could well disrupt the commercial trucking industry.
Dozens of companies, from truckmakers like Daimler and Navistar to startups like Chanje and Embark—plus Uber’s Otto and Waymo, the erstwhile Google self-driving project—are pursuing what they believe is the next generation of trucking. Their vision includes electric powertrains, autonomous driving technology, and oodles of wireless connectivity—a vision now shared, naturally, by Tesla and Musk.
Related: Trucking Jobs
Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook. Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area. Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA. For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.
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Apply now for a brand new spacious 2-bedroom apartment at Coral Ridge Apartments opening January 2018! At least 1 applicant per household must be 55 years of age and up. Rent amounts vary from $520-$975 (subject to change, income restrictions apply) and includes all major kitchen appliances, and in unit washer/dryer. For more information contact Sand Property Management, LLC at 319-333-1602 National Voice Relay System 711 or email CoralRidge@SandCompanies.com. Equal Housing Opportunity, Accessible units.
On Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at approximately 4:52 p.m., the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) responded to 1129 Hotz Ave., to a report of a stabbing. Over the course of the initial investigation, Flannery Huston Kennedy-Meier, 30, was taken into custody and charged with Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury, a Class C Felony.
On Monday, Dec. 4, the victim, Mark A. Meier, 63, of Iowa City, died from the injuries he sustained on November 13. On December 5, an autopsy conducted by the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s office listed the cause of death as complications from blunt force injury, and the manner of death as a homicide.
On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office amended the original charge to Murder in the 1st Degree. Flannery Huston Kennedy-Meier remains in the custody of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in the Johnson County Jail.
This case remains under investigation by the ICPD investigations division.
As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, Iowa City Animal Services assisted the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in a large scale animal welfare investigation that resulted in the impounding of more than 200 animals.
Animal Services is now caring for 110 ducks and geese, 76 chickens, and 49 pigeons in foster homes.The animals are being restored to health and will be evaluated for adoption to appropriate homes soon.
Donations are needed to help care for these animals. Immediate needs include:
- Straw bales
- Non-medicated poultry food, like 'All Flock' or other similar brands
- Farm supply gift cards, like Thiesen’s Home Farm & Auto or Orscheln Farm and Home
Those interested in adoptions should call the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center at 319-356-5295 to inquire about the process.
Service Notice: Downtown Shuttle route to temporarily cease operating during University of Iowa Winter Break
The free Downtown Shuttle route will temporarily cease operating starting Monday, December 18, 2017 and continuing through Monday, January 15, 2018. Downtown Shuttle service will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 with the start of the University of Iowa Spring Semester.