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Valpo golf courses trying hard to stay afloat

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department might have to introduce water polo to its program choices in order to make any money from Creekside Golf Course for a while.

August 27, 2014 12:12 pm

Valpo hopes to speed bridge repairs

VALPARAISO | The city is moving as quickly as possible to repair or replace the two bridges damaged by flooding caused by heavy rains Friday.

August 25, 2014 7:34 pm

Army Corps grant to fund $1M in sewer relining

VALPARAISO | The third and final phase of the Green Acres flood relief project is going to get completed a lot sooner than expected thanks to a million-dollar grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Erosion along Salt Creek has city, residents worried

PORTAGE | Worsening erosion along Salt Creek on the city's north side spurred an emergency meeting Monday of the Utility Services Board.

June 30, 2014 6:00 pm
Dive team pulls man, car from Salt Creek

Dive team pulls man, car from Salt Creek

PORTAGE | A man was injured Monday afternoon after he went off Interstate 94 and drove into a nearby ditch, Indiana State Police said. 

April 14, 2014 4:35 pm Photos


Petition seeks to preserve Valpo Tech trees

VALPARAISO | The second phase of the Chautauqua Park stormwater relief project has spawned a petition battle to save the trees next to the old Valparaiso Technical Institute property.

October 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Valpo's disinfection facility passes its first big test

VALPARAISO | The seemingly incessant rain last week provided the first test of Valparaiso's combined sewer overflow disinfection facility.

April 28, 2013 9:35 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's come a long way in 10 years, mayor says

Valpo's come a long way in 10 years, mayor says

VALPARAISO | Many improvements have been made in the city in the last decade, but Mayor Jon Costas promised many more in the coming decade.

January 29, 2013 8:30 pm Photos


Valpo stormwater investment paying big dividends

Valpo stormwater investment paying big dividends

VALPARAISO | It was a first in the 18 years Steve Poulos has worked for the city's wastewater treatment plant, and it might have been a first in the almost 60-year history of the facility.

January 12, 2013 12:00 am

1 wounded in accidental shooting at National Lakeshore

Two men were trying to disassemble a handgun Saturday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore when the gun fired, striking one of them behind the knee, an official said.

November 05, 2012 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Pooling resources improves detention basin

Valparaiso's new stormwater detention basin, currently under construction, is symbolic of the new attitude toward the environment in Northwest Indiana. Working together, environmentalists, government officials and industry can accomplish common goals.

September 24, 2012 12:00 am
Valpo stormwater basin hailed as model for NWI

Valpo stormwater basin hailed as model for NWI

VALPARAISO | Detention basins aren't just for temporarily storing stormwater anymore.

September 16, 2012 6:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

Valparaiso is working to end the release of untreated sewage into Salt Creek, most recently through the opening of a new combined sewer overflow disinfection facility. It's a welcome development.

June 18, 2012 12:00 am

When the rain comes, Valpo won't run and hide

VALPARAISO | Bring on the rain!

June 10, 2012 6:15 pm

Valpo opens bids for Franklin Street storm culvert

VALPARAISO | The city should be ready to start another stormwater project from its priority list by mid-June after opening bids at last week's city Utilities Board meeting.

May 13, 2012 5:14 pm
Finding the green in going green

Finding the green in going green

Some people see the world through rose-colored glasses, but for Sabina Shaikh, the lenses are green and the frames are shaped like dollar signs.

April 21, 2012 7:00 pm

Salmon create more cost for Valpo culvert project

VALPARAISO | The discovery of salmon in Sager Run might be good news for fishermen, but it is going to cost Valparaiso's Utilities Board more money for the design of a new culvert.

January 24, 2012 9:00 pm

What really happened to the Cline Avenue bridge?

Sad to say, but the closed bridge over the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal is becoming a symbol of the Calumet Region.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo sewage treatment efforts earn Gold Peak award

VALPARAISO | The city received an award for complete compliance by its sewage treatment plant with its operating permit in 2010.

October 03, 2011 12:00 am
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