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Posted on: October 20, 2020

"On First" Podcast Announcement

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The City of Council Bluffs announces its first podcast titled, "On First." Listeners can tune in to learn more about what's happening along 1st Avenue in Council Bluffs, Iowa. City of Council Bluffs Communications Officer Ashley Kruse a...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Ion Wave Upgrade and Downtime

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Ion Wave, the City's electronic bidding software, has scheduled downtime from October 23 until October 25. Ion Wave is performing a major upgrade to the hosting environment that will provide additional capacity, resiliency, and security. This upg...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Parks and Recreation Scavenger Hunt

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The Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a scavenger hunt in the parks! The scavenger hunt is free, designed for kids under the age of 16, and takes place from Tuesday, October 13 to Sunday, October 18.

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

New Electronic Bidding Portal

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The City of Council Bluffs has launched a new electronic bidding portal called Ion Wave. Ion Wave streamlines the City’s bidding and proposal process, allows for enhanced communication, aids in the reduction of supplier response errors, and boos...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Big Lake Trout Stocking

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at Big Lake on Tuesday, October 6. DNR released trout at six of the 18 community trout stocking locations across Iowa as part of its cool weather trout program th...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

New Eastern Hills Drive Opening Now Open!

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 1st celebrated the opening of the new Eastern Hills Drive and the completion of a project that began nearly 20 years ago.

The Eastern Hills Drive and Connecting Roadways Program includes six segments that collectively i...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

National Night Out 2020

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The Council Bluffs Police Department will be hosting the 2020 National Night Out takes place on Tuesday, October 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lake Manawa North Shore Park (4200 South 11th Street). 

In an effort to keep everyone at the even...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Youth Basketball Leagues Canceled

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We’re sad to report that the City of Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation Department had to cancel this year’s youth basketball leagues due to a lack of facility availability. Because the City does not have a recreation facility/ gym, o...
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Posted on: August 27, 2020

CB Rec Complex Summer Recap

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Despite a global pandemic, it was an exciting year for the Council Bluffs Recreation Complex! The complex implemented several enhancements that increase the venue’s value by making it more accommodating, safe, and attractive.

On July 30th, the pr...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV)

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The City of Council Bluffs received Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) assistance to provide direct financial assistance to Council Bluffs residents and small businesses to ensure sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDBG-CV aims...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Impacted Municipal Services

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Below is a regularly updated list of municipal services impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To find information regarding the Pottawattamie County COVID-19 Response Task Force, including press releases, visit the Pott County EMA COVID-19 Website.

Mayor Matt...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Eastern Hills Drive Roadway Project

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On Thursday, December 26th, 2019 the portion of Greenview Road just east of the State Orchard Road intersection will be closed until the fall of 2020. A detour will be posted. State Orchard Road (north of Greenview Road) will remain accessible from the we...

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