As this early rider discovered south of Cooper on Saturday morning, Aug. 5, there are about 100 shades of green right now all around the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

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Work started Friday, August 4, and will continue until completed on the paving of two trail/road intersections in Dallas County on the Raccoon River Valley Trail.  The two sites where the paving is being done are the RRVT's crossings of Beaumont Avenue and Canyon Circle, both east of Linden.  It is anticipated that the roads at these intersections may be closed down for road traffic during the entire construction process.  There will be limited access for trail users, as they will have to dismount from bicycles and walk around the work site.  For more information, contact Dallas County Conservation at (515) 465-3577.

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Cowboy Sven's wild bull ride to raise money for "Connector" trail!
Perry, Iowa, 14 August, 2017

Talk about taking one for the team! Sven Peterson, city administrator for the City of Perry, is going to attempt to ride a wild bull during the Iowa Rodeo Cowboys Association championship rodeo on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Dallas County Fairgrounds arena in Adel. Per-second pledges and donations are being taken now for however long Peterson is able to stay on "Mudslinger," the bull. All proceeds go to help build the "Connector" trail from the Raccoon River Valley Trail to the High Trestle Trail. ...

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