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Harsh winter has Valpo seeking salt alternatives

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the contract last week to build the salt barn at the new public works campus, but the harsh winter is causing a salt shortage now.

January 27, 2014 10:24 pm

Valpo awards contracts for public works campus

VALPARAISO | Contracts for construction of the new Public Works Department campus were awarded Friday, totaling about $5.67 million by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety.

December 13, 2013 4:47 pm

High bids delay Valpo public works project

VALPARAISO | Despite getting more than 40 bids for the variety of work needed to build the new public works department campus, the city will seek more bids in four areas.

November 14, 2013 12:41 pm

Valparaiso commission hears plan for industrial park

VALPARAISO | Plans for a 14-lot shovel-ready industrial development site were presented Tuesday to the city's Plan Commission.

November 12, 2013 10:00 pm

Valpo ready to bid public works campus

VALPARAISO | While plans for the new public works campus are being finalized, Public Works Director Matt Evans received permission Thursday to advertise for bids as soon as they are ready.

July 25, 2013 7:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Grandson still trying to publish new book about Orville Redenbacher

OFFBEAT: Grandson still trying to publish new book about Orville Redenbacher

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo buys land to create 'shovel ready' sites

VALPARAISO | After selling one property to a new business locating in the city Wednesday, the city's Redevelopment Commission then approved purchasing another property in hope of attracting more businesses.

July 11, 2013 4:54 pm

Valpo public works bonds move ahead - barely

VALPARAISO | A seemingly routine resolution to begin setting up a building corporation to issue bonds for financing the new public works campus barely passed after a debate at Monday's City Council meeting.

July 08, 2013 6:11 pm

Chester to design new Valpo utilities office

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a contract with Chester Inc. last week to design a 14,000-square-foot addition to one of the buildings on the new public works campus being planned for land at the sewage treatment plant.

June 30, 2013 11:15 pm

Consultant sought for V-Line route study

VALPARAISO | Proposals from consultants on doing a route study of the V-Line intracity bus service will be opened in a month.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am

Laborers union getting new office, training space

VALPARAISO | After operating out of a historic house near downtown Valparaiso for more than 35 years, the Laborers' International Union of North America Local 81 is ready to expand.

May 20, 2013 2:48 pm

Valpo public works project proceeds

VALPARAISO | A collective sigh of relief from the Valparaiso Public Works Department crew could probably be heard for miles Thursday as the deadline passed for anyone to remonstrate against the proposed bond issue to building a new public works campus.

May 14, 2013 5:30 pm
Valpo preparing to build new public works campus

Valpo preparing to build new public works campus

VALPARAISO | The city will know in 30 days whether it can immediately begin the process of issuing bonds for construction of a new public works campus at the city's wastewater treatment plant.

April 08, 2013 11:15 pm

Valpo planning public works campus at sewer plant

VALPARAISO | The city is ready to get started on the last big project from the first strategic plan prepared when Mayor Jon Costas first took office nine years ago.

March 14, 2013 6:00 pm

Valpo extends amphitheater naming rights

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board voted to renew the agreement with Porter hospital for naming rights to the Central Park Plaza amphitheater Tuesday.

July 24, 2012 6:22 pm

Portage planners approve Ratner Steel, Texas Roadhouse plans

PORTAGE | Construction should begin soon on two new businesses within the city.

April 02, 2012 8:45 pm

Texas Roadhouse, Ratner Steel projects advanced in Portage

PORTAGE | Projects proposed by a Texas Roadhouse restaurant and Ratner Steel Supply Co. met with little questioning Thursday from the Development Review Committee and are now headed to the Plan Commission.

March 15, 2012 8:30 pm

Ratner Steel coming to Port of Indiana

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved tax abatements to pave the way for the location of Ratner Steel Supply at the Port of Indiana.

March 07, 2012 2:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Competing Orville Redenbacher books promise corny cover-to-cover competition

OFFBEAT: Competing Orville Redenbacher books promise corny cover-to-cover competition

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am

Chipotle Mexican Grill planned for Valpo

VALPARAISO | A Chipotle Mexican Grill hopes to succeed where a Chopsticks Chinese restaurant couldn't.

March 29, 2011 1:45 pm
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