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It’s a “Total Eclipse of the Heart Sale!”

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Monday’s Solar Eclipse has many people excited.  The eclipse will last 2 minutes and 23 seconds, during which a total solar eclipse will occur – the sky will turn black, the air will cool, and stars will be visible in the middle of the day.   The last time a total solar eclipse crossed from one coast to the other of the continental United States was June 8, 1918.

So starting at Noon, Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control will be hosting a special adoption event to commemorate this extraordinary and historic phenomenon.

We’re calling it a “Total Eclipse of the Heart” adoption sale!

From Noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday only, black and/or orange altered felines will be available for adoption for just $2!  And because they want to be fair to all the animals looking for a new home, any other altered dog or cat will be available for just $25 – Monday only, purebreds are an exception.

“There are several sale events in the area celebrating Monday’s total solar eclipse,” said Diane Webber, Program Manager for Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control. “But only at the “Total Eclipse of the Heart” adoption event can you find the purr-fect, furry four-legged companion to steal your heart away.”

Adoption fees include:

  • Spay or neuter
  • Initial vaccinations 
  • Deworming
  • Flea/Tick treatment
  • Microchip

“Don’t forget,” says Webber, “when you adopt a pet, you're not only saving a life, but gaining a companion that makes your life complete.” 

About Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control

You can view a list of the many wonderful pets we have available for adoption by visiting our PetFinder website at

Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

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.

Coralville, Iowa, weather forecast

Type in your zip code for your weatherecast




Jake Arrieta, Cubs defeat Blue Jays at Wrigley

CHICAGO -- One day after hitting six home runs in a loss, the Cubs needed four run-scoring singles to post a 7-4 Interleague victory on Friday afternoon over the Blue Jays, who were making their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2005.

Jason Heyward, Javier Baez and Albert Almora Jr. each singled in one run, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run single and Baez added a two-run homer in the eighth for insurance to back Jake Arrieta, who notched his seventh straight quality start.


Coral Ridge Avenue Crosswalk Repair Near Heartland Drive Intersection - Coralville

At 9:00 am, Monday, August 21, crosswalk repair will begin on southbound Coral Ridge Avenue immediately south of Heartland Drive. 

The repair will be completed in two phases and will require lane closures on southbound Coral Ridge Avenue and westbound Holiday Road for the duration of the repair. 

Semi-trailers on eastbound Heartland Drive will be prohibited from turning right onto Coral Ridge Avenue during both phases. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained at all times. A pedestrian detour route will be signed that utilizes the pedestrian underpass tunnel located just north of this intersection. Work on both phases of the repair is expected to be complete on or before August 31.

Please direct questions to Assistant City Engineer Scott Larson at 319.248.1720 or

View map for lane closures during the first phase


Grilling Good Eats: NEVER cut meat on the grill!

Grilling Tip #8: Don’t cut the meat on the grill to see how done it is! This is a cardinal sin, another grill crime. When you cut it at the grill, the meat’s juices come out, leaving you with a very dry piece of meat to eat and all that great flavor is gone. If you’re following all these tips to the letter, you don’t need to cut the meat to check for ‘doneness‘!


Job seekers invited to attend Job and Resource Fair

Those looking for entry-level, permanent or temporary/seasonal employment should plan to attend a Job and Resource Fair.

The event will run from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.12, 2017, inside the Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City.

The Job and Resource Fair is free and open to the community. RSVP to the Job & Resource Fair Facebook Event to let participating employers know you’ll be there, and to receive updates and reminders as the event approaches.  

Confirmed employers include:

  • City of Iowa City
  • Centro Incorporated
  • Target
  • Aerotek
  • REM Iowa
  • Discount Tire
  • Durham School Services
  • Iowa Workforce Development
  • Kelly Services
  • Remedy Staffing
  • Robert Half
  • Olive Garden
  • Iowa DOT
  • The ARC of Southeast Iowa
  • Pearson
  • University of Iowa
  • Johnson County
  • People Ready

Employers, it isn't too late for employers to participate. To secure a table at the event, employers must register online at, and pay a $30 registration fee.

This event is sponsored by the City of Iowa City, Iowa Works, Shelter House, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Successful Living.

For more information, contact City of Iowa City Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or

Related:  Corridor Area Jobs

Cedar River Trail Parking Lot Closure

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Starting next week, the Cedar River Trail parking lot just south of McCloud Place NE will be closed until approximately next spring, as neighboring construction takes place at the McCloud Bridge.  The Cedar River Trail remains open. Parking for the trail can be accessed to the north on Werner Avenue NE (off Center Point Road NE).  To view a map of trails and additional parking locations, visit:

How Trucking is Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

While solar eclipses are a regular event, occurring, on average, once every 18 months, most of them happen across oceans or sparsely populated areas. This year's event is the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years. The next may not come for another seven years. has published a handy tool to find out how much of an eclipse will be visible from your zip code.


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Road Construction - Holt Avenue at Oakridge - Iowa City