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May 2019

Coralville Transit Layover Change for Iowa Arts Festival

Due to road closures for the annual Iowa Arts Festival in downtown Iowa City, Coralville Transit will not serve the following stops all day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 30-June 1, 2019:

  • Downtown Iowa City interchange (stop #0001)
  • Iowa Memorial Union (stop # 0125)
  • Macbride Hall (stop # 0120)

All routes will be diverted to E. Court Street between Clinton and Capitol Streets (1 block west of the Court Street Transportation Center) in Iowa City for layovers. No other stops are scheduled to be affected. Service delays are anticipated, and any changes to service will be posted at www.coralville.org/transit.

Route changes, road closures, and traffic delays will make predicted bus arrival times on Bus on the Go (Bongo, www.bongo.org) inaccurate from May 30-June 1, however, the real-time maps on Bongo with actual bus locations will be accurate and should be used to locate buses.

Normal transit service and Bongo operations will resume on Monday, June 3. For more information, contact Coralville Transit at 319.248.1790.


City to Host Resident Appreciation Day at Downtown Farmers’ Market on June 1

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City of Cedar Rapids is hosting Resident Appreciation Day at the Downtown Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 1. City tents and vehicles will be set up on 5th Street SE, between 4th and 5th Avenues near Greene Square and the Cedar Rapids Public Library, from 7:30 am to noon.

Each year the City of Cedar Rapids hosts Resident Appreciation Day as a fun opportunity for citizens to meet City staff and learn more about City programs and services. This year’s Resident Appreciation Day will also kick off citizen engagement for the planned redesign of the City’s Flag. Attendees will be able to learn more about flag design and submit their ideas and designs for consideration.

The event will also feature lots of fun prizes and giveaways; City mascots; City vehicles including a fire truck, police squad car, boom truck, leaf vacuum truck, street sweeper, and more; Child fingerprinting by Police Department volunteers; City Manager’s 1-Bag Challenge kits; and more.


Splash at Coralville Pools This Summer

 

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Coralville Pools
Summer is almost here and with it comes time at the pool.

The Coralville Community Aquatic Center, 1513 7th Street, is scheduled to open on Saturday, June 1. Hours for the 2019 season (weather permitting) are:
Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon-6:00 pm

The Coralville Indoor Pool is located at 1506 8th Street.  A detailed schedule with pool hours is available at www.coralville.org/indoorpool.

Pool Admission Rates
New pool admission rates go into effect on June 1, 2019.

Coralville Community Aquatic Center:
$5.00/person: Until 6:00 pm
$3.00/person: After 6:00 pm
Free: Children under two years old

Indoor Pool:
$4.00/person
Free: Children under two years old

Pool passes for 3, 6, and 12 months are also available; new rates for these also go into effect on June 1.  Coralville Parks and Recreation swim passes are good for admittance to both the Coralville Community Aquatic Center and the Indoor Pool.

For more information about Coralville’s pools, please visit www.coralville.org/pools.


Transportation Services: Schedule of services during Arts Fest (May 30 to June 2, 2019)

Iowa City --

Thursday, May 30, 2019:  Starting at 6AM, the bus interchange will move from Washington and Clinton Street to a temporary location on Court Street between Clinton and Dubuque (adjacent to the Court Street Transportation Center) until the service day is concluded on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Normal bus service utilizing the main transit interchange will resume on Monday, June 3, 2019. Iowa City Transit will be operating a normal weekday and Saturday schedules during Arts Fest.

The outbound bus stops located at Washington Street & Linn Street (stop 7200), Washington Street and Gilbert Street (stop 7201), Clinton Street & Jefferson Street (stop 7400), Jefferson Street & Linn Street (stop 7401), Washington Street and Madison Street (stop 7082) and UI Main Library (stop 7080) will be closed. The inbound bus stops located at Madison Street & Washington Street (stop 7081),UI Lindquist Center ( stop 7079), Market Street & Linn Street (stop 7206), Clinton Street & Jefferson Street (stop 7207), IC Recreation Center (stop 7243), and Burlington Street & Dubuque Street (stop 7244) will also be closed. Customers who use these stops should catch their buses at the alternate interchange on Court Street. These stops will reopen on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Friday, May 31, 2019: Iowa City Transit will run a normal weekday schedule free of charge. The detours and stop closures begun on Thursday will still be in effect.

Saturday, June 1, 2019:  Iowa City Transit will run a normal Saturday schedule free of charge. The detours and stop closures begun on Thursday will still be in effect.

Parking Department: The Parking Department will be operating a normal weekday and weekend schedule from Thursday, May 30, 2019, through Sunday, June 2, 2019. Parking ramps will be open and staffed. All parking regulations will be in effect and enforced.


Iowa City Police seek Missing Person

The Iowa City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person from the Iowa City area. On 05-25-19, it was reported that Nikolai “Niko” Stielow was in the Iowa City downtown area whereupon he fled from his family.  Niko is a 21 year old white male, who is 5”05 and weighs approximately 200 pounds.  He was last seen wearing black pants, black shirt, and a black hat with an American flag.   Niko is further described as having autism and in need of his medications.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Niko is asked to call the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-6800.


Cubs top Reds 8-6 in wild 6-HR game

CHICAGO -- Addison Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, leading the Chicago Cubs to a wild 8-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.

With the wind blowing out on a warm day at the iconic neighborhood ballpark, Albert Almora Jr. and Jason Heyward also connected to help the NL Central-leading Cubs rebound from their disappointing loss in the series opener Friday. Tyler Chatwood gave Chicago's weary bullpen a lift by working the ninth for his first save since 2017.

via www.espn.com


Iowa City Police Respond to Possible Assault

On Friday May 24th at 3:54 PM, Iowa City Police officers were called to 163 S. Scott Blvd. on a report of an injured person. Upon arrival, officers locate a single male adult suffering from trauma to his upper torso. The male was transported to the hospital by Johnson County paramedics for treatment of his injuries. The case remains under investigation at this time.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward


Altmaier Disc Golf Course Reopens

Altmaier Family Park and Disc Golf Course has now reopened after flood clean up. Hole #4 will remain closed through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Use precautions in rainy conditions near creek areas and assess impact to course by not playing if embedded footprints are being left behind.