Everyone says they are for a cleaner Dubuque.  But if you've looked around our city lately, apparently not everyone got the memo.  If you have a little extra time and would like to do your part to keep our All America City clean, here's your chance.

The City of Dubuque, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium have partnered to host the 2021 Tri-Basin Summer Clean-Up Series. The series is part of an ongoing effort to create healthier and safer watersheds, preserve our natural resources, and promote watershed stewardship.

Three community clean-ups are scheduled as part of the series.  Help at one, two or all three.  We all want a city we can be proud of. Do your part to help.  There are no age restrictions so bring the whole family to one or more of these cleanups.

  • Bee Branch 16th St. Detention Basin Clean-Up
    Saturday, June 12, from 9 - 11 a.m.

    Volunteers should meet at the 16th St. Overlook at the Lower Bee Branch. The entrance to the parking lot is located along E. 16th St. under the HWY 151/61 overpass.
  • Port of Dubuque Ice Harbor Clean-Up
    Saturday, July 10, from 9 - 11 a.m.
    Volunteers should meet at the National Mississippi River Museum at the red paddlewheel.
  • Maus Park Clean-Up
    Saturday, August 7, from 9 - 11 a.m.
    Volunteers should meet at the Maus Park parking lot.

If possible, volunteers are asked to register for the clean-ups in advance at www.cityofdubuque.org/summercleanups. Supplies including gloves, bags, trash grabbers, and vests will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies if they have them.

For questions or more information, contact DMASWA Education & Communication Coordinator Bev Wagner at beverly.wagner@loras.edu.

10 Hottest Songs for Summer 2021

Summer 2021 needs a great soundtrack, and country music's biggest stars and hottest newcomers are supplying. Find songs from Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert on this 10 Hottest Songs for Summer 2021 list.

Newcomers Willie Jones and Walker Hayes also make the list with earworms we don't want to quit. Not every hot summer song needs to be a good-time party song, and not every good party song will make a great summer playlist. Our Top 10 embraces a range of emotions and experiences. What would summer be without summer love or summer heartache, or a bit of nostalgia?

Scroll down to see all 10 songs on this list of the hottest summer country songs. It's part of Taste of Country's summer Hot List, an annual report on the songs and artists set to bake this year.