Aaron Fregard, Douglas County administration
This event collects household hazardous waste chemicals from residents free of charge.
To kick off the summer season and honor our veterans, a free community barbecue run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday outside the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway, Superior. The community is invited to this free event with music, kids games, bounce houses, a climbing wall and a barbecue. Then on Monday, there will be a remembrance service at 10:30 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. military.
All summer recreational trails under management of the Douglas County Forestry Department are now open. The trails are in early season condition, meaning be aware of the current fire status and operate in a safe manner. The Douglas County Highway Department will be lifting county truck highway seasonal weight restrictions at noon Monday. The dead bird reporting hotline (800) 433-1610 is activated and remains open through the mosquito season, until Oct. 31. Four meetings are on tap for next week.
Our thoughts go out to those who were affected by the Husky Energy refinery fire. Douglas County has been working hard to ensure everyone's safety and to keep people updated with any new information. Please visit our website at www.douglascountywi.org for any news and updates regarding the recovery efforts. If you have any questions about the refinery fire, call the Husky Energy Helpline at (855) 527-5002. Three county government meetings are scheduled next week.
The Veterans Expo runs 3-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Yellowjacket Union at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
April showers bring ... snow plowers? That's the tune we've been singing lately as this strange winter/spring season continues. Be safe out there this weekend if inclement weather hits your area. Two county government meetings are scheduled for next week. The Department Managers meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Room 270 of the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St., Superior.
We're not fooling you — Sunday is already Easter and April Fool's Day. Douglas County wishes everyone a great holiday weekend. Douglas County offices are closed today for the spring holiday. We reopen Monday at 8 a.m. for our normal business hours. Six county government meetings are scheduled for next week. The Forest, Parks and Recreation Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Forestry Headquarters, 9182 E Hughes Ave., Solon Springs.
Another busy week awaits us on the other side of the weekend. Five Douglas County government meetings are scheduled for next week. The Zoning Committee meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Room 201 of the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St., Superior. The Department Managers also meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Room 270 of the Government Center. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Highway Department, 7417 S. County Road E.
The snow has finally arrived and will likely stay for a while. Please use caution while driving around in winter conditions and always allow yourself extra time while traveling.
Aaron Fregard, Douglas County administration Buckle up, a lot is happening at Douglas County over the next two weeks before our holiday break. Six The Employee Relations Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 207C of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St., Superior. The Zoning Committee meets on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Room 201 of the Government Center, 1316 N 14th St.