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Des Moines, IA
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Media Release January 24, 2023
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss a nature or science themed book once a month.
City of Granger Special Election - Tuesday, March 7th, 2023. Residents of Granger will vote the proposed issuance of not to exceed $3,000,000 General Obilgation Capital Loan Notes.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is NOW accepting applications for the position of Reserve Deputy Sheriff. Application deadline is January 27, 2023 at 3:00 PM. Learn more at https://t.co/nwZwU2QUF0, or https://t.co/O8CqFGNOsg
Madrid School District - Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
Polk County Board of Supervisors statement on tragic Starts Right Here shooting on Monday: https://t.co/t7Qq1RvICA
City of Urbandale - Special Election for a $43 Million Bond Issue to fund the Urbandale Community Recreation Complex. U-Plex.
As of today (1/23) we have a new schedule for Flu, Mpox and COVID-19 vaccines. New schedule is Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am - 4:30pm. New appointment slots will still open every Thursday at 12:00pm. To schedule your vaccine appointment, visit: https://t.co/xyHLd6SIp3
Mammoths, mastodons, and giant ground sloths peak your curiosity? Join a naturalist for an overview of Iowa’s geological past and the survival of early humans in Iowa. We will take a tour of the recently opened artifact exhibit and see additional artifacts not on display.
The Office will be closed on the following days: MLK JR. Day - Monday, January 16th | President's Day - Monday, February 20th
The PCSO hosted the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command for supervisory staff. Today, Captains M. Mertens and F. Reznik, Lieutenants T.Barber, R.Evans, T.Ferlitsch, T.Galetich and J.Rullman and Sergeant Mark Chance successfully graduated. Congratulations!
Polk County Conservation is working to provide a safe and affirming space in the Des Moines metro for the LGBTQ+ families (includes guardians or youth.) Each month we’ll focus on a different nature topic as we explore the outdoors together.
Updated renewal for 2023 Dog Licenses can be found here
This week Polk County Sheriff Deputy Michael Hake received the 2022 Law Enforcement Professional of The Year award presented by West Des Moines Elks Lodge. Congratulations Deputy Hake!
Let your imagination run wild with this nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.