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Alcohol ban in place, hours extended at two Iowa beaches

Alcohol ban in place, hours extended at two Iowa beaches

  • 4/26/2017 3:23:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Department of Natural Resources is reminding the public that an alcohol ban is currently in effect for the beaches at Lake Macbride State Park near Solon in Johnson County and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, north of Cedar Rapids.  The ban applies to both the sand area of the beach, a 200-foot buffer of land surrounding the sand, and the designated swimming area adjacent to the beach as marked by buoys or swim lines. This ban allows the DNR to reopen the beaches until 10:30pm.
1,500 archers compete at state tournament

1,500 archers compete at state tournament

  • 3/9/2017 10:34:00 AM
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Nearly 1,500 archers from 84 Iowa schools participated in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament March 3-4 in Des Moines.
March 1 Deadline to Complete MAC Renewals

March 1 Deadline to Complete MAC Renewals

  • 2/17/2017 11:53:00 AM
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Certificates expire annually on March 1 for commercial manure applicators. Confinement site certificates are viable for three years ending on Dec. 31, with a two-month grace period for renewals.
MAC Applicator Training Wrapping Up

MAC Applicator Training Wrapping Up

  • 2/17/2017 11:52:00 AM
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Manure applicator certification training for confinement site applicators is wrapping up, with the last live session scheduled Feb. 28. Two dry/solid manure workshops are also available--designed to meet the needs of confinement or commercial applicators who handle dry or solid manure. They are scheduled for Feb. 21 in Adair County and Feb. 22 in Buena Vista County.
Check out MAC training

Check out MAC training

  • 12/22/2016 2:42:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill their annual training and certification requirements at 75 Iowa and two out-of-state locations from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 5.
Iowa's Bullseye Boys

Iowa's Bullseye Boys

  • 8/26/2016 3:08:00 PM
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Archery requires rigorous concentration and is steeped in history, but two Iowa teens are starting a new chapter—Nick Wright of Spencer will be the first Iowa archer from a national after-school program to receive a collegiate athletic scholarship this fall, and David Machart of Anamosa is the first Iowan, fifth in the nation, to score a perfect 300. 
Lake Macbride: The Big and Small of It

Lake Macbride: The Big and Small of It

  • 7/15/2016 11:05:00 AM
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I’d found the perfect outdoors go-to for some head-clearing solitude under one of the state’s most venerable tree canopies: the park’s majestic white oaks include many trees 150 years old and up.
Anamosa Archer Sets Sights on National Championship

Anamosa Archer Sets Sights on National Championship

  • 5/10/2016 12:04:00 PM
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David Machart is no stranger to the awards stand. The charismatic 18 year old archer from Anamosa is the reigning Iowa 3D and Bullseye State Champion, the 2015 Wold Championship runner up, the 2015 National Championship third place overall and the first Iowa archer to shoot a perfect 300 in an event – the day before his 18th birthday.
Anamosa Teen Sweeps State Archery Tournament

Anamosa Teen Sweeps State Archery Tournament

  • 3/22/2016 8:32:00 AM
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Anamosa’s David Machart became Iowa’s top scholastic archer during the 2016 National Archery in the Schools Program State Championship March 4-5. Machart won the 3D target and the bullseye target competition with identical near perfect scores of 299 out of 300.
Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

  • 2/23/2016 7:33:00 AM
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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is searching for the top 100 family fishing and boating spots across the nation, and four Iowa state parks are among those being considered. Iowans participating in the vote can ensure their favorite places to boat and fish are recognized nationally.
Ice Fishing Event in Ankeny Re-Scheduled for Feb 6

Ice Fishing Event in Ankeny Re-Scheduled for Feb 6

  • 1/21/2016 8:48:00 AM
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Des Moines – An ice fishing meet-up is scheduled for Feb. 6 at the Ankeny Lake on the DMACC campus at 2:30 p.m. to introduce participants to the basics of ice fishing.
Sunday's Ice Fishing Event in Ankeny Postponed

Sunday's Ice Fishing Event in Ankeny Postponed

  • 1/14/2016 5:25:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has postponed the ice fishing event at the Ankeny Lake on the DMACC campus scheduled for Jan. 17, due to forecasted subzero temperatures.
6 Great Iowa State Parks for Spring Fishing

6 Great Iowa State Parks for Spring Fishing

  • 5/12/2015 11:41:00 AM
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Spring is a great time to head out fishing, so grab a buddy, call up Dad or Mom, or load the kids into the car and get out there. Plan a day trip or spend the entire weekend at one of Iowa’s great state parks. Enjoy the beautiful weather and “hook” some memories that will last a lifetime.