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Kevin Nelson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Kevin Nelson: Newly funded programs and projects for Parks and Rec

The City received some exciting news this past week. The Hormel Foundation Board approved 2021 funding for several department-related requests. Specifically, those include educational programming ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: City picnic tables returning from loan to area establishments

A dozen or so local establishments took advantage this past season of the city’s cooperative spirit in assisting them with survival during COVID times by ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:30 am

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Improvements have been made to Rotary Park

Please note the improvements which have taken place at Rotary Park over the past several weeks. LED lighting has been installed over the basketball courts, ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:30 am

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Kevin Nelson: Addressing tree removal concerns

It’s been said that the City may stop trimming trees on boulevards and parks and may, in turn look at contracting out tree work. Is ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:30 am

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Kevin D. Nelson: Making our park roads and lots better

Thank you for your patience as we continue make improvements to parks roads and parking lots, specifically to Todd Park and East Side Lake Park, ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:30 am

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Adult softball season draws to a close

Adult softball is drawing to a conclusion for the 2020 season as co-ed play wrapped up this past Tuesday. Men’s league will finish up after ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

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Planning for the season ahead

Riverside has ice in place and activities are expanding as we head toward the main season. The Bruins had a scrimmage at Riverside this past ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:30 am

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Todd Park playground is back open

The northeast playground at Todd Park has re-opened following the installation and curing of a poured-in-place rubber surface beneath it. This type of play surface ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:30 am

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Be responsible with what your dog leaves behind

If you walk your (or someone else’s) dog in a city park and the dog leaves a “deposit,” please note that it’s your responsibility to ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:30 am

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Your help is needed in keeping our parks looking better

Some local residents have said that keeping our local property taxes low is absolutely paramount. As a property owner, getting a tax statement and knowing ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:30 am

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City of Austin archery deer hunt upcoming

The season is approaching for which local archers/bow hunters are already honing their skills, ensuring accuracy when they release a bowstring and propelling an arrow ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:30 am

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Nelson: City parks for sale? Not so fast

There was some conversation at the most recent park board meeting regarding possible sale of some underused public properties. Admittedly, there was even some mention ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:50 am

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Parks restrooms are now open as summer hits its stride

Parks maintenance priorities had been focused primarily on repairs and keeping the grass at or below heights at which residents are expected to keep their ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:01 pm

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Activities to take you through the summer

No summer ice, no pool, limited organized recreational activities — what are my kids and I to do? Ahh, summer, a time when whimsical thoughts ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:50 am

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Ice or no ice at Riverside Arena this July and August?

That is a question of concern posed by a number of people this season, including Bruins management, hotel managers/owners, local business owners, and would-be visitors ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:00 am

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