Boardwalk column: County, city offices closed for New Year's

Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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Government Center in Superior. (Jed Carlson /
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SUPERIOR — Douglas County and city of Superior offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of New Year's Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.

As of Dec. 22, some trails in Douglas County were able to be opened. Douglas County Forestry has posted a list of open trails on its Facebook page. The Forestry Department advises snowmobilers to ride with caution as clubs are out actively working on and grooming trails.

Many trails still have sticks and debris in them from last week’s storm, so there may be logs and branches under the snow. Please be patient as volunteers check the trails. As trails become rideable, Douglas County Forestry will begin opening gates and posting trails as open.

Douglas County Forestry cross country ski trails are still being cleared of debris and packed; the department anticipates having them open by New Year’s weekend. If you have questions about trail conditions, please contact Douglas County Forestry at 715-378-2219.

The City of Superior Environmental Services Division is hosting a community art collaborative to create an ice orb sculpture as part of the Lake Superior Ice Festival, taking place on Barker’s Island on Jan. 27-28. Superior residents, businesses, classrooms and organizations are encouraged to join the ORB365 community art collaborative. Participants will pledge to use less water or work to prevent water pollution for the year.


Participants' pledges are symbolized by ice orbs, where each orb represents each day of the year that clean water is important to them. The community goal is to make 365 ice orbs. To register for this collaboration, or to get more information, please contact the City of Superior’s Environmental Services Division at 715-394-0392. A registration and waiver form is available on the city of Superior’s website.

One meeting is on the calendar for next week:

  • The ADRC Advisory Board meets from 4:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 in room 201 of the Government Center.

For more information on meetings, agendas or Douglas County, please visit our website, .

Community input and participation is always appreciated! If you have a suggestion or a comment, please contact me at .

Make it a great week!

Melissa Pratt is a human resources specialist for Douglas County.

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