Editor's note: RAGBRAI 2019 will begin in Council Bluffs. The annual event will be held July 21-28. For more information, check out our digital-only Daily Nonpareil RAGBRAI 2019 special section.
More than 40 children jumped into Water Day activities to keep cool from the summer heat Monday at the Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus.
Seventy-one veterans have participated in the Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy’s veteran program since it was established in 2010.
Council Bluffs residents Lynne Branigan and Gardner Broadbent spotted a bobcat behind their house off Madison Avenue near Timbercrest Drive Saturday.
DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig says the federal government will give Iowa a $1.5 million grant to install wetlands in targeted locations to improve water quality.
AAA is predicting that 48.9 million people will travel during the five-day holiday period. That number is up about 2 million from last year and the highest number AAA has recorded since it began tracking travelers in 2003.
The third hike in the Hitchcock Nature Center Hitch Hike series will be held at 7 p.m. July 16. Those attending will hike out Fox Run Ridge to take in the views of the Missouri River valley, prairie and pasture land and catch a glimpse of the center’s research plots.
Traditionally, the Fourth of July weekend is the busiest period on Iowa waters. Boating, paddling, fishing and swimming are even more popular with what are often the warmest temperatures of the year.
The Council Bluffs Fire Department will once again offer local children a chance to cool down from the summer. The department’s hydrant party season begins today.
Connect with the culture of the Loess Hills on June 15 during the second Living Loess Tour Saturday of 2019. The featured stop for the June tour date is Hitchcock Nature Center.
The City of Council Bluffs is hoping to open both Katelman Water Park and Pirate Cove Water Park on May 25, but due to a lack of lifeguards, it may not happen.
The dream of a couple of former Gunn Elementary School students to establish a memorial in honor of late custodian Gerald Dixon was realized with a ribbon cutting Wednesday at Kimball Park.
Beginning July 1, non-Iowa residents will pay a $5 entrance fee at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs and at Waubonsie State Park north of Hamburg.
AMES — Monarch butterflies are fluttering this way, and, with some luck, they’ll be more plentiful than in previous years when they reach Iowa later this spring.
Participants will paddle the West Nishnabotna River while learning about conservation and habitat practices along the river and looking for birds and other wildlife. Nic Salick with Pheasants Forever will lead the program.
Hunting and fishing on national wildlife refuges is a tradition that dates back to the early 1900s. Today, more than 370 refuges are open to the public for hunting and more than 310 are open to sportfishing.
This summer, the University of Iowa is partnering with 14 Iowa state parks to host Wildlife Camps for kids across the state.
The general public can help bees — some of nature’s hardest workers — survive by planting flowers that thrive early and late in the year.
On Monday, the State of Iowa announced an effort for residents and visitors to explore Iowa’s outdoors with the “99 Counties, 99 Parks” initiative.
Volunteers at Hitchcock Nature Center and elsewhere picked up trash Saturday in conjunction with Earth Day, which was Monday.
Council Bluffs has announced its theme and launched a website for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa 2019.
Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy is one-step closer to providing monarch butterflies a place to recharge on their cross-country journey.
Experience nature in a new way as Pottawattamie County Conservation combines nature, art and exploration in the adult education series, “A Pottawattamie County Almanac,” with award-winning instructor Ron Cisar.
The City of Council Bluffs recently received a 2018 Tree City USA Award at the 29th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on April 3.
Recent flooding and the resulting damage to roadways and infrastructure have caused the DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge to remain closed to the public.
As Iowans start to thaw out from a brutal winter, paddlers and other boaters are itching to hit the water. While some river levels have dropped, others remain high and unsafe.
Together, teams of fearless individuals sprinted across the cold sand into the freezing waters of Lake Manawa on Saturday, nervous laughter transformed to shrieks as men, women and children willingly submerged themselves for Special Olympics Iowa.
Even without the carnival, the parade and all the other festivities that make up Celebrate CB — Council Bluffs’ annual spring festival — will continue.
Area residents are invited to join experienced birdwatcher and Pheasants Forever biologist Nic Salick for a special evening hike at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Hitchcock Nature Center north of Council Bluffs, weather permitting.
The keynote speaker for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach — West Pottawattamie County Master Gardener Spring Garden Conference will be Kim Todd of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The trout stocking and family trout fishing event scheduled for this Saturday at Big Lake has been postponed due to unsafe ice conditions, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday.