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March madness!



Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:36


Surprising storm drops foot of snow on area

About a foot of heavy snow fell on Clear Lake in a storm that arrived Sunday afternoon and persisted through the night.  


The Clear Lake Police Department reported no major accidents locally, but was kept busy helping motorists out of the snow.


Clear Lake still waiting for nesting Ospreys to return



Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:27


Statewide re-population efforts are taking off


by Marianne Morf

“If you build it, they will come.”  

That’s what they said about Iowa’s Field of Dreams.  But seven years after nesting poles were readied to attract ospreys, Clear Lake is still waiting to attract its first nesting pair.  

“The volunteer support and stewardship of Ospreys released at Clear Lake was phenomenal,” said Pat Schlarbaum of the Department of Natural Resources wildlife diversity program.  “The patience of your Osprey volunteers is being tested, but the future bodes well for nesting Ospreys at Clear Lake.”


P&R asks public to suggest names for new recreation area



Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:21


What’s in a name?  

The Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Board of Directors is hoping creative Clear Lakers can provide an imaginative name for the city’s recreation area located on 12th Avenue South.

Board President Chyrl Bergvig said the area is beginning to take shape and the group is anxious to give it a name and heighten public awareness of the space. 


City Council gives final approval for ‘14 budget



Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:20


The Clear Lake City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget following a public hearing Monday night.  

For the third straight year, the tax rate for the City of Clear Lake for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins, July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014, is $10.54 per $1,000 of taxable value.  

City Administrator Scott Flory reported that Clear Lake continues to feature one of the lowest tax rates in Iowa for cities with a population of greater than 5,000.  Flory reported that the Iowa Constitution limits general obligation 


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