Rockford City Manager Michael Young

Threat to Rockford pipeline may be averted

July 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The five- to seven-inch deluge of rain that occurred this past Memorial Day not only caused three major washouts and the closing of a two-mile section of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail (WPT), but also threatened the 24-inch Rockford sewer line that runs parallel to the trail itself within the right-of-way. So much for signs! Hopefully by Friday [...]

‘Waterdance’ installed — let the celebration begin

June 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL As dawn broke on Tuesday morning of this week Anderson’s Metal Sculpture installed and attached a much-anticipated work of art to the face of Rockford’s iconic Rogue River Dam. Last one – a Brown Trout – and the rest is history! The Squire was there at the very beginnings of Waterdance and saw it through every step of the way to its [...]

Water boiling precaution lifted after testing

June 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

According to Rockford City Manager Michael Young, the city water is safe and two required tests show that residents can again ingest water without having to boil it. An electrical storm that caused severe damage Monday, May 31, included two lightning hits that damaged the computer system that runs the water plant and elevated water towers. Young said he believed the [...]

Young honored as Conservationist of the Year

March 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

When people think what issues may be high on the priority list in local government, environmental conservation might immediately come to mind. For an organization that is dedicated to protecting land, air and water quality, the City of Rockford stood out for just that reason. Rockford City Manager Michael Young (right) is pictured with Fred Eyer of the Izaak Walton [...]

Rockford’s city parks matter more than ever

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford’s award-winning Rogue River nature trail boardwalk is beautiful on a fall afternoon. Photo by CLIFF HILL by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL With almost two months of the “white stuff” on the ground and no end in sight, we’ve decided to “think green”—parks, that is. Through its Center for City Park Excellence (CCPE), the Trust for Public Land (TPL) reported, [...]
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