August 5, 2015



WATERLOO | A $2.6 million white-water park and kayak course, accessible to the general public, has been proposed along the east bank of the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo.


An engineering firm retained by the downtown Waterloo Development Corp. unveiled the proposal to city officials and business leaders at a meeting this week.


A time frame and funding sources have not been identified. Numerous governmental approvals will be required. But Waterloo Mayor Buck Clark, who is not seeking re-election, said the project will be a priority for the remainder of his term in office.


"I hope nobody leaves this room without being excited about this project," Clark said. "My attitude is this is going t...


SALIDA — If it weren't for the snow-capped, 14,000-foot peaks and crisp, clean mountain air surrounding the surf break, the casual observer might be tempted into thinking that the giant "S" painted white atop the looming h


illside stood for "San Diego," or some similarly alliterated sandy, Southern California surfing stronghold.Longboarders await their turns in the lineup alongside shredders riding shorter, new-school designs. The scenario grows all the more surreal with a glance east toward a giant sign that reads "SURF SALIDA" in sans serif font.The letters attached to the riverside offices of the whitewater park designers at Recreation Engineering and Planning (REP) are revealing. The wo...

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