The heat is on!
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 12:07
Alliant Energy customers set new mark for energy use; Demand tops peak level set in 2003
Interstate Power and Light Company, an Alliant Energy company, set an electric peak for customers in its west region, which includes Iowa and Minnesota. This group set a new record peak of 3,701 megawatts at 6 p.m. Monday, July 18.
Unsworth to run for at-large City Council seat
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 11:37
Terry Unsworth has announced his plan to seek election to the remaining two-year term of the at-large City Council position he currently holds.
Unsworth originally served one term on the Council, ending in December, 2009, representing the Second Ward. He was appointed to the at-large position formerly held by Jon Monson in September, 2010. His appointment was for the period ending with the November, 2011 election.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 11:34
With filing deadline looming, School Board ballot still empty in Clear Lake; Five file papers in Ventura
With barely more than one week remaining until filing deadline, one local school district will have several candidates to consider for Board vacancies, while the other has none.
In Clear Lake, those at the District’s Administrative Office report no nomination papers have filed by any candidate considering running in the Sept. 13 School Board election.
Three Clear Lake School Board positions will be decided in the election. Incumbents Ron Andrews and Tom Lovell have announced they will not seek re-election. Deb Betz has indicated she will run again, however has not yet filed candidacy papers.
Dredging begins at Marsh
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 11:38
Dredging equipment was moved in over the weekend and workers are ready to begin dredging the Ventura Marsh this week.
According to CLEAR Project Director David Knoll, the sediment will be pumped to a new containment site located behind the DNR
wildlife office in Ventura. They will be taking out about 15,000 cubic yards of sediment. The channel will be deepest (10’) and widest (100’) at the pump station, and then get shallower and narrower as it extends out into the marsh. It will go out approximately 1,250’.
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