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Daily Local News – November 17, 2016

The City of Bloomington is now taking bids for installing solar panels on the roofs of city hall and the police department; Cyclists and pedestrians on South Walnut Street can expect to be rerouted until July of next year thanks to construction of a new apartment complex; The Indiana State Police have announced they are planning a Sobriety Checkpoint at …

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EcoReport – May 5, 2016

In today’s EcoReport feature, Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan speaks with the city of Bloomington’s sustainability coordinator, Jacqui Bauer, about efforts to encourage awareness of environmental issues in the rental/housing market. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to …

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EcoReport – January 28, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Jeff Riegel talks about the status of the Bald Eagle in Indiana, and this week’s Eagle Watch 3 day festival at Lake Monroe. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of …

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The Bald Eagle in Indiana

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Jeff Riegel talks about the status of the Bald Eagle in Indiana, and this week’s Eagle Watch 3 day festival at Lake Monroe.

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Utilities Department Addresses Public Concerns Over Water Quality

Employees of the Bloomington Utilities Department met with local residents on Friday for another in a series of Town Hall meetings put on by the city government. The Utilities Department provides water to about 120,000 people in Monroe and Brown counties. The local water supply has been in the news recently, mostly because of increased levels of disinfectant byproducts in …

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Asian Carp Found Near Lake Monroe

Fish and Wildlife officials are urging residents to obey fishing laws in hopes of keeping Asian carp out of Monroe Lake. Fisheries biologist Dave Kittaka, at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, says Asian carp have recently been discovered in the tailwater area near the lake. The fish can grow larger than 40 pounds and are known to jump out …

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Daily Local News – July 9, 2015

An antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department against two multinational corporations could decide the fate of 300 workers in Bloomington; The City of Bloomington’s Information and Technology Services Department has announced that inRoads, a new road status information tool, is now available to the public; Bloomington residents should not see an increase in water usage rates until at …

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Free driving tour of Lake Monroe offered for geology buffs

Anyone interested in geology will have the opportunity for a free driving tour of Monroe Lake on December 1st. Beginning at the Paynetown State Recreation Area on South State Road 446, there will be stops highlighting the Mt. Carmel Fault, Leesville Anticline, Edwardsville Formation, Harrodsburg Limestone, and Salem Limestone. Jill Vance, Interpretive Naturalist at Monroe Lake, is the tour guide. …

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Visitors to Lake Monroe will have the chance to observe winter eagles as ‘Citizen Scientists’

Anyone interested in helping track winter eagle activity at Lake Monroe will have the opportunity to attend Citizen Scientist training next week, on November 17. Jill Vance, Interpretive Naturalist at Monroe Lake, gives details about the training. “This is our second year and we’re inviting people to come out and learn the different phases of life for the bald eagle …

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Daily Local News – November 5, 2013

The Strike Mic; Local volunteers will again help people understand and navigate the enrollment process for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act; After eighteen months of construction, the northwest Bloomington YMCA will have an open tour this Sunday afternoon; Anyone interested in helping track winter eagle activity at Monroe Lake will have the opportunity to attend Citizen Scientist training …

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