The derecho destroyed one-fourth of the trees in Iowa’s forests

The Aug. 10 derecho destroyed approximately a quarter of the trees in Iowa’s forests, according to Pete Hildreth, administrator of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Conservation and Recreation Division. Hildreth told the Natural Resource Commission during its Thursday meeting […]

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Six Iowa City parks to close early in December as sharp shooters cull deer

Six Iowa City parks, the Ned Ashton House and Oakland Cemetery will be closing early almost every day in December, so sharp shooters can target deer without endangering the public, the Iowa City Police Department announced on Tuesday. From Dec. 1-22, these selected city properties will be close each day at 3 p.m. and remain closed until dawn. […]

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