VALPARAISO | The seemingly incessant rain last week provided the first test of Valparaiso's combined sewer overflow disinfection facility.
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.
VALPARAISO | Many improvements have been made in the city in the last decade, but Mayor Jon Costas promised many more in the coming decade.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Detention basins aren't just for temporarily storing stormwater anymore.
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.
VALPARAISO | Bring on the rain!
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.
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.
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.
Sad to say, but the closed bridge over the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal is becoming a symbol of the Calumet Region.
VALPARAISO | The city received an award for complete compliance by its sewage treatment plant with its operating permit in 2010.
VALPARAISO | The city's Thorgren detention basin will be the immediate beneficiary of a $611,171 federal grant, but it also means the city will be able to do another stormwater project in 2012.
VALPARAISO | The city now has a plan for beautifying its U.S. 30 corridor "front door," but, with an estimated price tag of $56.66 million, Planning Director Craig Phillips warns it's not going to happen overnight.
VALPARAISO | Work on the combined sewer overflow treatment facility at the city's sewage treatment plant has stopped following the death of a 38-year-old worker.
VALPARAISO | The U.S. 30 corridor planned sailed through the approval process before the city's Plan Commission and the council on Monday.
VALPARAISO | A plan for improving the appearance of the city's "front door" will be presented to the plan commission tonight.
The Little Calumet River, Salt Creek and Trail Creek are among the waterways to be stocked with salmon by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources this fall, the state announced Monday.
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