Dubuque Extends Closure of City Buildings

Due to the continued increase in new positive COVID-19 cases in Dubuque County and to protect the public and City employees, the City of Dubuque is extending the closure of most City buildings to the public. Facilities remaining closed to the public include: City Hall, City Hall Annex, the Leisure Services Department, the Housing and…
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Maximize time spent in the pool

One of the advantages of having a pool right in the backyard is the convenience of being able to take a dip anytime you so desire. Spending time in the pool is a great way to kick off summer vacations — especially if that vacation is a staycation. The pool also is a fun gathering…
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Improve comfort when dining outdoors

Warm weather entices people to enjoy long hours outside basking in the sun or relaxing on balmy evenings. Many of the activities people once reserved for indoors when temperatures were chilly, including dining, have moved outside as the weather warmed. Even though outdoor dining can be quite enjoyable, certain factors need to be considered to…
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Take your Fourth of July burgers up a notch

The year 2020 is one few people will soon forget. Life changed dramatically and perhaps forever in 2020, when the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 forced billions of people across the globe to make sacrifices in an effort to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly virus. The sacrifices made in response to COVID-19…
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Dubuque’s New Pets in Parks Ordinance to Take Effect July 1

Beginning on Wednesday, July 1, leashed dogs and cats will be permitted in most Dubuque parks, parkways, trails, and open spaces. There are a number of exceptions. Dogs and cats are NOT allowed in the following areas: • Buildings or facilities within parks which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places • Bunker…
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City to Start Weed Control Spraying on Floodwall

Starting Monday, June 29, the City of Dubuque Public Works Department will spray weed control in various areas of clean stone and rip-rap on Dubuque’s flood control system (U.S. Senator John C. Culver Floodwall), weather permitting. Sprayers will start on the area of clean stone on the land side of the levee south of the…
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‘Solidarity’ Mural Coming to Dubuque’s Main Street

A collaboration led by a local artist, Voices Productions, and the City of Dubuque will soon bring a new mural with a timely message to Main Street in downtown Dubuque. Before July 4, a 28 feet high by 105 feet wide mural will be painted on the eastern façade of the Five Flags Civic Center…
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Beginner’s guide to kayaking

Kayaking is a water sport that can be beneficial to the mind and body. Just about anyone willing to spend a day on the water can benefit from learning about kayaking and how to get started with this rewarding activity. The history of kayaking is interesting. The word “kayak” means “hunter’s boat,” and the Inuit…
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15 facts about horses

Dogs may be man’s best friends, but horses have been companion and assistance animals for millennia. In fact, archaeological evidence indicates that humans formed intermingled relationships with horses nearly 5,500 years ago. Horses provided people with much of the essentials they required for group survival. Khan Academy indicates that the domestication of the horse ushered…
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