Flood Recovery

Archaeologists at work to protect past from future flood-protection system

CEDAR RAPIDS — Archaeologists struck out three years ago trying to find signs of first permanent settler Osgood Shepherd’s 1830s cabi ... »

Cedar Rapids extends contract with lobbying firm in effort to secure flood protection money

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids City Council on Tuesday extended its contract with a lobbying firm to help secure federal money for the city ... »

Cedar Rapids residents weigh in on west-side flood protection

CEDAR RAPIDS — About 120 residents who care about the coming flood protection system in and near the Time Check neighborhood in northwest Ce ... »

Cedar Rapids, consultant seek fresh input on Time Check flood protection

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials and engineering consulting firm HR Green Inc. will conduct a neighborhood workshop on Thursday evening in nort ... »

Cedar Rapids City Services Center open to public Wednesday

CEDAR RAPIDS — Residents can turn out Wednesday for a tour of the city’s new $36 million City Services Center at 500 15th Ave. SW.

Cedar Rapids plans to spend $1.5 million more in LOST funds for northwest rec center

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City Council this week is slated to approve the spending of an additional $1.5 million in revenue from an earlier 1-perce ... »

Audit: FEMA should have contributed $10.8 million less to new Cedar Rapids library

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Federal Emergency Management Agency contributed $10.83 million more than it should have for the city’s new, $46 mi ... »

Trashmore 5K for epilepsy foreshadows landfill’s next life

CEDAR RAPIDS — They're running up a hill of trash to get to the bottom of the befuddling mysteries of epilepsy.

But the idea for the ... »

Cedar Rapids council sets 90-day moratorium for Time Check properties

CEDAR RAPIDS — Fewer than 10 homes and only two business addresses remain occupied in a wide area of the flood-hit Time Check neighborhood, ... »

Cedar Rapids council proposes investment moratorium for Time Check

All along, Cedar Rapids city officials knew that the city’s voluntary flood-recovery buyout program would leave a small number of uninterest ... »

Congress takes another step toward Cedar Rapids flood protection

CEDAR RAPIDS — Federal funds to help build the city’s flood protection system took another step toward reality.

On Tuesday, the ... »

Congressional action gets Cedar Rapids closer to federal flood protection money

CEDAR RAPIDS — City leaders were overjoyed Friday as they reported that a joint U.S. House-Senate conference committee has approved a final ... »

Completion of public works building to be delayed

CEDAR RAPIDS — Heavy rain on April 13 undermined several footings at the construction site of the public works department's new City Services ... »

Hach building demolished

CEDAR RAPIDS — Preservationists were on hand Monday morning to mourn as demolition crews quickly took down the 113-year-old, flood-damaged P ... »

Cedar Rapids lauds FEMA’s change of heart

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s not every day that city officials organize a tour of the sewage treatment plant.

The city’s Utilitie ... »

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