Gigabit internet comes to West Branch and West Liberty

West Branch and West Liberty were given a special gift this Christmas: 1 gigabit internet, one of the fastest services available. In a press release from Liberty Communications, which will launch the service in the area, General Manager Jerry Melick said, “It is 100 times faster than average broadband speeds nationwide.” The service, which Liberty calls Fusion Gig, will be available to […]

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City prepares for Riverfront Crossings Park proposals

Riverfront Crossings District

Iowa City’s Riverfront Crossings Park project continues to move towards fruition. On Dec. 18, city officials held a pre-submittal meeting for consultants who plan to submit bids in response to its Request for Proposals for Design and Engineering Services for the park. According to Senior Civil Engineer Ben Clark, a half-dozen firms from across the […]

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UI alum makes waves at Paris climate talks

Forty-five thousand individual participants and 150 countries gathered at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, earlier this month in Paris. Among them was UI alum Marcelo Mena-Carrasco, a climate negotiator representing Chile as its Undersecretary of the Environment. “For a moment I felt that my presence at the COP21 was a culmination of […]

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Daytrotter to host inaugural music festival in 2016

Davenport Downs

Quad Cities-based music website and recording studio Daytrotter announced yesterday that it will hold an inaugural music festival in Davenport on February 18-20. Daytrotter Downs, named for an old East Moline horse track, will be held in venues across the city, including the Adler Theatre and Daytrotter’s own Renwick Building. It will bring together twenty-five to thirty bands […]

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