Weather’s been so mild that there has probably been record February usage of the Raccoon River Valley Trail by walkers and bicyclists!

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"MINNBRN," a cold weather bicycle ride from Waukee to Minburn and back on the Raccoon River Valley Trail, is set for this Saturday, Feb. 25.  It's a fundraiser for the proposed 9-mile "connector" trail between the RRVT and the High Trestle Trail. Organizers are Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee, where events start at 9 a.m. Saturday, and The Nineteen 14 bar & restaurant in the former railroad depot in Minburn. Get the details right here:

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RRVT Association banquet nets $17,000!
West Des Moines, Iowa, 20 February, 2017

The crowd of 140 people was a little lighter than in recent years, but those attending were more generous than ever. They contributed more than $8,000 in sponsorships, donations, bidding on auction items and playing in two raffles. And, amazingly, they contributed another $7,358.85 at the banquet to finish off fundraising to pave the final eight trail crossings of gravel roads. They heeded guest speaker Terry Rich's inspired call to make the RRVT "the best recreational trail in America!" ...

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