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ValpoNEXT wants public to prioritize proposed plans

VALPARAISO | Hundreds of ideas for what the city should look like over the coming decades have been collected and condensed into 44 initiatives. Now it's up to the public to pick the top priorities from that list.

14 hours ago
Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

CHICAGO | Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies, according to local leaders and state officials who oversee a shared procurement process.

July 28, 2014 1:51 pm Photos


ValpoNEXT announces last call for communtiy input

VALPARAISO | There’s one more opportunity to contribute ideas for Valparaiso’s future in the ValpoNEXT visioning process.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Train depot moving route, road closing approved

VALPARAISO | Almost everything is set for moving the former Canadian National depot from its current location to the Porter County Career and Technical Center property July 7.

May 09, 2014 4:01 pm

Valpo seeks solution to illegal parking at library

VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee decided Thursday to try the gentle reminder approach to educate drivers about not parking in the no parking area on Jefferson Street in front of the Valparaiso Public Library.

May 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Deadline near for ValpoNEXT Big Ideas

VALPARAISO | The deadline for submitting your big ideas of what you think Valparaiso's future should look like is Friday.

April 07, 2014 4:34 pm

Winter delaying Valpo's spring leaf pickups

VALPARAISO | The snow has eased off and most of it has even melted, but the winter is still having an impact on city services, including leaf pickups.

April 02, 2014 4:55 pm

Robins supposed to be bobbin' along, not the road

VALPARAISO | Strolling on County Road 500 North, Public Works Director Matt Evans had a spring in his step, but it wasn't because of spring break or the prospect the snow might finally be winding down for the winter.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo reduces diesel emissions from city vehicles

VALPARAISO | The city's air should be a little cleaner from now on thanks to a grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.

March 11, 2014 2:00 pm

As winter wanes, potholes, flooding problems increase

VALPARAISO | Assuming Public Works Director Matt Evans is right and it won't continue to snow forever, the problem becomes one of dealing with the damage to the streets.

March 10, 2014 8:30 pm

Valpo seeking way to dispose of street sweepings

VALPARAISO | The public works department needs to find a way to get rid of 30 years of accumulated street sweepings.

March 01, 2014 3:58 pm

Snow challenging more than Valpo's salt supply

VALPARAISO | When they aren't plowing fresh snow from the streets, Valparaiso city crews are pushing back the old snow or hauling it away to make room for the next storm.

February 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Valpo getting new street sweeper

VALPARAISO | The city is hauling away snow in dump trucks, but it's going to need street sweepers to clean up the sandy aftermath of the winter once the spring thaw comes.

February 14, 2014 4:55 pm
Headless Santa stands frozen in time, ice

Headless Santa stands frozen in time, ice

VALPARAISO | You know it's been a tough winter when even Santa loses his head.

January 29, 2014 6:30 pm

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 reminds residents of city's snow rules

VALPARAISO | With another big snow predicted for the area, Valparaiso Public Works Director Matt Evans provided residents with a refresher course on snow plow protocol.

January 20, 2014 1:52 pm

Valpo roads not on a low salt diet this year

VALPARAISO | One month into winter and the city already has used almost as much salt as it did all last winter.

January 18, 2014 4:35 pm

Valpo breaks ground for public works campus

VALPARAISO | Monday was the groundbreaking ceremony for Valparaiso's new public works department campus, but they already have penciled in Councilman Bob Taylor as the one to wield the scissors at the fall grand opening ribbon cutting.

January 13, 2014 6:30 pm

Damage lingers on from polar vortex snow, cold

VALPARAISO | The city will be catching up from last week's polar vortex snow and cold for months to come.

January 12, 2014 5:55 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
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