How a little Disney magic got sprinkled on Knott’s new Calico River Rapids ride
The new Calico River Rapids water ride at Knott’s Berry Farm that takes white water rafters through a settlers camp in the Wild West draws its creative inspiration from legendary Disney Imagineer M…
TOP STORIES: Habitat for Humanity to bring new life to Miller building
Habitat for Humanity taking over the Miller building is one of the top stories of 2018.
How Ron Corbett became the face of Cedar Rapids
As mayor, he put new stamp on the job - and on an anxious city On the day he was first sworn in as the new Cedar Rapids mayor — Jan. 2, 2010 — Ron Corbett wipes away dust in the City Council chambers at the Veterans Memorial Building. The council has since moved to the old federal courthouse nearby. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette) In his final year in office as Cedar Rapids mayor, now running for governor as a Republican, Ron Corbett unveils…
Holland and Grand Rapids Named Top Places for Business
WalletHub, a personal finance website which also features research reports and surveys, may be based in Washington, D.C., but they are bullish on West Michigan as a prime market for new businesses. Their recent feature on the best small cities to launch...
20 Under 20: Kaitlyn Daniels, Gold Award Girl Scout, brings new life to Seymour Junior High
Kaitlyn C. Daniels, a UT-Knoxville freshman, is a Girl Scout Gold Star award winner and a KnoxBiz 20 Under 20 winner.
Puppets Bring Lessons to Life
Puppet characters bring lessons to life at Valley Pre-School By Andrea Burns This St. Patrick’s Day Seamus O’Shahaunessey, a spirited leprechaun, will visit Valley Pre-School and spread some...
Storytelling tips from a Murrow Award winner
Murrow Award winner brings community to life with images and sound.
Revival on the Ohio River: How Tell City High School basketball found new life
The kids are doing things on the court for a town that hasn't seen anything like it since Gerald Ford was president.
Linn County gives new life to rivers by removing over 20 dangerous dams
COGGON - Water dances around the rocks and ice in Buffalo Creek not far from Coggon.
How a Pelican Rapids couple played a major role in finding abducted...
A Pelican Rapids firefighter played a huge role in finding a Fergus Falls mother who was abducted on Sunday.Saving lives is nothing new for Josh Steeves of Pelican Rapids. But the way the firefighter may have saved one on Sunday, is a little different.He and his wife Kellsey knew about the abduction...
A city vote tinged with politics in Cedar Rapids. But what's new?
People who agree on all sorts of things can still get tangled up in prickly partisan politics.
Two Rivers students learn life without screens
Students turn off screens for a week as part of school challenge.
Bicycles top of mind in Cedar Rapids plans
CEDAR RAPIDS - Several safety improvements have been identified to improve the biking and pedestrian experience in downtown Cedar Rapids - changes that align with efforts for a railroad 'quiet zone,' conversion of one-way streets to two-ways, a landmark recreational project called ConnectCR, and a new bike share program slated to launch next spring.
Lawsuit: Thrill ride maker knew of defect before fatal crash
The manufacturer of an amusement ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair and left one teenager dead and others with life-changing injuries knew five years earlier about a defect that caused the malfunction, a new lawsuit said Attorneys for some of the victims say they have a letter sent by the ride's maker in 2012 indicating it was aware of a design flaw that could cause corrosion in the steel beam where one of the ride's carriages broke off and ejected…
How will Cedar Rapids' new bike share program work?
CEDAR RAPIDS - Students with Iowa BIG, a project-based learning experience for high schoolers, had the first crack at the new e-bikes and e-scooters coming to Cedar Rapids and are crafting what they've learned into a series of educational and promotional videos to be released during the rollout of a bike share program later this month.
See how grandparent volunteers are making a difference in Cedar Rapids classrooms
Sitting in the Garfield Elementary School library together, Rhianna Hingleton, age 7, and Julia Byerly, 72, are huddled over construction paper and crayons, conjuring a world.
Park Life: Disneyland revamping Indy thrill ride and 10 most expensive Disneyland auction items
Plus: Aerial photos of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland’s Toontown and Marvel’s Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure
Flood lessons learned save money for Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - Recent catastrophic disasters such as hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have sent flood insurance costs soaring around the nation, stretching the budget for flood-prone cities such as Cedar Rapids.
Amazing Race Mukilteo thrills once again
By Ian Davis-Leonard | Jul 18, 2018 Courtesy of: Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce A total of 72 people participated in the third annual Amazing Race Mukilteo hosted by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce This past Saturday, July 14, 36 teams traversed the city of Mukilteo competing in challenges and solving clues as part of the third annual Amazing Race Mukilteo hosted by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. Beth VanZutphen and Becky Beurhaus of team BuckHaus completed the race in 91 minutes to take…
Major housing development proposal elicits concerns from Cedar Rapids leaders
CEDAR RAPIDS - An Iowa City developer pitching what would be Cedar Rapids' largest residential development in years said he is listening but warned of the narrow profit margins that come from building single-family homes in Cedar Rapids after elected officials this week questioned his project and urged he dedicate some land to a new park.