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BY DI STAFF | JULY 31, 2014 5:00 AM

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Cambus shifts bus stop at Hawkeye Court

University of Iowa students living at Hawkeye Court will now have to walk a little farther if they want to use the bus.

Cambus has relocated the Hawkeye Court stops to near the recreation center at Aspire at West Campus.

Aspire is the new housing development, which will officially open in August.

The service to the new location will begin Aug. 4.

— by Rebecca Morin

Parks to reopen

Area residents will soon be able to round out their summer in Lower City Park.

On Friday, the city will reopen Lower City Park and Terrell Mill Park.

The park was closed after flooding in June and July, and it stayed closed for cleanup efforts after the waters receded.

The park’s amusement rides will be back in operation once Lower City Park reopen, as well as the baseball diamonds 4, 5, and 6.

The remaining baseball diamonds will be open on Aug. 18.

The Riverside Festival Stage will also be able to be reserved for special events beginning on Friday.

Trails at the entrance to Lower City Park will reopen on Friday as well. In addition, the tennis courts and skate park will also reopen on Friday.

Farther down river, trails at Benton Street will also reopen. However, the trail under Highway 6 is still under water and will not open.

— by Rebecca Morin

Reynolds to visit area

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will tour a number of facilities today.

Reynolds, who is running for re-election with Gov. Terry Branstad, will visit the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa in the early afternoon.

In addition, she will also tour the Wynn Institute for Vision Research at the Medical Education Research Facility at 4 p.m.

— by Rebecca Morin


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