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Address

725 Mormon Trek Blvd
Iowa City,  IA   52246

Phone

319-338-7676

Business Hours

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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New job postings on the Coralville Courier Jobs Board


Road Construction - Melrose Avenue at West High School

Weather permitting, beginning on Thursday, July 30, 2015, Melrose Avenue will be reduced to one lane of westbound traffic near its intersection with the eastern entrance to West High School.  This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate pavement repair in the area. It is anticipated normal traffic will resume by Monday, August 3rd.

Motorists are to take note of this construction and to allow extra travel time as delays may be possible. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling through all construction areas.

 or updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at http://www.iowa-city.org/works/roadconstruction.


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Official: Johnson County minimum wage hike would be unlawful

— Iowa's labor commissioner said Johnson County's plan to raise the minimum wage to more than $10 an hour would be unlawful.

Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro told the Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icp-c.com/1D57pF8 ) on Monday that employers always have discretion to pay more than minimum wage, but he said a county mandate would be unconstitutional because it would be inconsistent with state law. He said it would take a court challenge to prevent the county board from setting a new rate.

Last week, the county Board of Supervisors decided to seek a county ordinance that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017. A draft version of the ordinance calls for raising the current minimum wage of $7.25 by 95 cents on Nov. 1 to $8.20. An additional increase in May 2016 would raise the minimum wage up to $9.15, and the wage finally would reach $10.10 in January 2017.

via www.sanluisobispo.com


Iowa City man accused in 'horrific' torture of roommate's cat receives two-year suspended sentence

IOWA CITY — Leo Nopoulos was in a “drug-induced psychosis” brought on by sleep deprivation and the abuse of a multitude of drugs when he tortured and abused his roommate’s cat over two days last October, his attorney said Monday.

Nopoulos was high on opiates, cocaine, meth and marijuana — the culmination of a downward spiral into drug abuse — when the cat was tortured to the point of losing vision in one eye, an act both the defense and prosecution described as “horrific.”

via www.kcrg.com



Move to new Animal Care & Adoption Center scheduled Aug. 10-11

After seven years, the wait for the opening of the new Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center is almost over.

The current shelter, located at 4852 Sand Road south of Iowa City, will be closed on Monday, Aug. 10 and Tuesday, Aug. 11 so that staff can move animals and operations to the newly constructed 11,236 sq. ft. facility at 3910 Napoleon Lane, off of Gilbert Street south of Iowa City. It will resume regular business hours in its new building on Wednesday, August 12.

A grand opening celebration at the new Animal Care and Adoption Center is being planned for later in the fall, but a date has not yet been finalized.

 

The old shelter, which was located on Kirkwood Avenue east of the old North Wastewater Treatment Plant, was destroyed in the floods of 2008, after which animals and staff took up long-term temporary residence in space adjacent to Dave Long Protective Products on Sand Road.

The new facility will offer many more amenities than the previous shelter, including separate housing areas for different species as well as for sick and injured animals; a medical / surgical room; air exchange system in each room; and energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling systems. The new facility will serve Iowa City, Coralville, University Heights, the University of Iowa, and rural Johnson County.

For more information, contact Animal Center Supervisor Liz Ford at 319-356-5295 or e-mail liz-ford@iowa-city.org.


CEC Now Offers Fire Simulation Training Classes for Businesses

Safe fire simulation exercises offer organizations the chance to provide indoor training for employees

Hiawatha, IA – CEC, a nationally recognized systems and technology integrator based in Hiawatha, IA, has expanded its fire and life safety services by offering indoor fire safety and extinguisher simulation training. 

New fire simulation technology, combined with in-person training from CEC’s experienced extinguisher professionals, brings fire safety training straight to customers’ workplaces – without involving live fire in open outdoor areas.

Utilizing a 65-inch by 40-inch screen, interactive fire simulations challenge participants by displaying realistic scenes of organization’s actual equipment and workplace up in flames. Factors such as fuel flammability and extinguishing agent effectiveness can be adjusted to modify the complexity of the simulated fire emergency, providing a new experience every time.

If a fire extinguisher is used incorrectly, a fire can actually be made worse. By properly training employees, business owners and managers can avoid potential problems that may occur during a real fire emergency – and maintain compliance with national fire safety code, which states that fire extinguisher training must be provided.

“This training will be a huge asset to business professionals, including those in healthcare, who want to prepare their organizations to handle fire emergencies,” explains Amy Cot, life safety systems account executive for CEC. “The Joint Commission and CMS require hospital staff to be educated on fire incidents. OSHA prohibits employees from using fire extinguishers unless they’ve been trained, and organizations are required to provide training when employees are hired and annually thereafter.”

During this training, participants gain a solid understanding of how a fire works, along with the types of fire extinguishers available. They will also benefit from hands-on practice of safe, effective use of portable extinguishers. CEC’s fire simulation training also allows each participant’s results to be documented for liability and record-keeping purposes.

To learn more about bringing fire simulation training to your organization, contact Amy Coté at acote@cecinfo.com or 800-432-9082.

About CEC

CEC is a nationally recognized, leading systems integrator that offers solution design, integration, and technical services. CEC solutions specialize in audio/video, fire and security, healthcare communications, IT, and two-way communications, serving customers across business and manufacturing, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, public safety, and houses of worship. CEC has offices in Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information about CEC, visit www.cecinfo.com.

 


Early Johnson County Fair Mock Election Results a Bit Surprising

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Wonder Woman is leading the Superhero vote...  Who'da thunk.  Maybe she should run for President.  

From the Johnson County Auditor's Office

As of 11 AM Tuesday, July 28, 276 people have voted in the mock election at the Johnson County Fair.  Results so far are:

Superheroes

Batgirl 

11

4.2%

Batman

41

15.5%

Captain America

42

15.9%

Flash

29

11.0%

Iron Man

18

6.8%

Spiderman

18

6.8%

Supergirl

14

5.3%

Superman

23

8.7%

Wonder Woman

68

25.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic  Presidential Candidates

Lincoln Chafee

6

4.7%

Hillary Clinton

66

52.0%

Martin O'Malley

11

8.7%

Bernie Sanders

41

32.3%

Jim Webb

2

1.6%

Uncommitted Dem.

1

0.8%

 

 

 

Republican  Presidential Candidates

Jeb Bush

8

7.7%

Ben Carson

5

4.8%

Chris Christie

4

3.8%

Ted Cruz

3

2.9%

Carly Fiorina

4

3.8%

Lindsey Graham

3

2.9%

Mike Huckabee

5

4.8%

Bobby Jindal

8

7.7%

John Kasich

3

2.9%

George Pataki

1

1.0%

Rand Paul

5

4.8%

Rick Perry

3

2.9%

Marco Rubio

4

3.8%

Rick Santorum

2

1.9%

Donald Trump

19

18.3%

Scott Walker

16

15.4%

Uncommitted Rep.

11

10.6%

Voting continues till 8 p.m. Thursday. Everyone at the fair, including kids, may vote.