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Bicycles, Blues & BBQ combine for weekend fun



Wednesday, 13 July 2011 11:02

    The Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival is continuing to gain momentum.  The weekend festival not only drew a large number of cyclists, but continues to turn locals into bicycle racing enthusiasts.
    Nick Frey, of Ft. Collins, Colo., said he couldn’t believe the cheers he was receiving as he raced through downtown Clear Lake Saturday in the professional division of the Iowa State Criterium Championship.  “This is a better crowd than any race at Nature


Mayor directs police chief to lead investigation of drowning



Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:59

    The City of Clear Lake is initiating a review of all matters surrounding the drowning and recovery of the body of a Clear Lake teenager June 30.
    Mayor Nelson Crabb said he feels an “incident review” would be due diligence by the city.  It will involve all parties who responded to the June 30 emergency involving 16-year-old Jerrad Ramon.   Crabb asked Clear Lake Police Chief Greg Peterson to spearhead the review.


Vandekrol joins CL police department



Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:26

The Clear Lake Police Department welcomed a new officer on July 1.  Joel Vandekrol, from Cedar Falls, Iowa fills a position vacated by the retirement of  police Lieutenant Jim Lyster.


City OKs change to development agreement



Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:22

    The Clear Lake City Council gave its approval last week to an amendment of a development agreement with Titan Pro SCI.  The business, which opened in the Larry Luker Industrial Park in January 2010, plans to expand its building and workforce.
    The amendment modifies the amount of property taxes rebated to the company.  Currently, Titan Pro SCI qualifies for property tax rebates of $800,000; under the new agreement the rebates would increase to $1.1 million for up to 10 years.


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