1 of 7 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy President Ryan Chao, left, and Raccoon River Valley Trail Association Chairperson Sandy Lowe ceremonially confirmed the induction of the RRVT into the RTC’s Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Thursday in downtown Perry. Veteran RRVT promoter Chuck Offenburger, left, and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation President Emeritus MarkContinue Reading

‘Wildfire year’ meant record days at high alert, Forest Service chief says 14

The U.S. Forest Service spent more consecutive days this summer at the agency’s highest level of preparedness for wildfires than in any previous year, Forest Service Chief Randy Moore told a U.S. House subcommittee Wednesday. Moore’s comments reflected the growing danger from more intense and harder-to -control fires that haveContinue Reading

OSHA to ramp up workplace heat checks as global warming advances 16

Federal workplace safety regulators say they are taking steps toward protecting workers from heat-related illness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Sept. 24 announced that it will finally establish a federal workplace heat standard. The agency also promised an expansion of heat inspections and enforcement of rules protecting againstContinue Reading

A SIOUX CITY MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS STEMMING FROM INCIDENTS IN AUGUST. 21-YEAR-OLD ALEXIO CARIAGA IS CHARGED WITH 1ST DEGREE ROBBERY, FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A DOMESTIC ABUSER, 1ST DEGREE BURGLARY, DOMESTIC ABUSE ASSAULT, AND PROBATION VIOLATION. POLICEContinue Reading

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE IS PLANNED FOR THE 12-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO DIED IN AN ACCIDENT DURING THE WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE. KAGE MCDONALD OF SALIX WAS RIDING ON THE BACK OF A FLOAT LAST FRIDAY WHEN HE FELL OFF AND LATER DIED IN THE HOSPITAL. THE SERVICE FOR MCDONALDContinue Reading

SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR KRISTI NOEM HAS STARTED EFFORTS TO RESUME FIREWORKS ON THE 4TH OF JULY AT MOUNT RUSHMORE. THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION CANCELLED LAST SUMMER’S PLAN BY THE STATE. THE SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM HAS SUBMITTED ITS APPLICATION FOR A SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR THE 2022 MOUNT RUSHMORE FIREWORKSContinue Reading

MORNINGSIDE STUDENTS GO ‘INTO THE STREETS” 17

HUNDREDS OF MORNINGSIDE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND STAFF TOOK TO THE STREETS WEDNESDAY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. TWYLA ROSENBAUM, WHO COORDINATES THE MORNINGSIDE ACCOUNTING CLUB, BROUGHT HER STUDENTS TO CAMP HIGH HOPES: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MSIDE7.mp3 MSIDE7 OC…….CAMP HIGH HOPES. :22 IT’S THE 15TH YEAR FOR THE “INTO THE STREETS” EFFORT. MARKContinue Reading