What's going on?

Is it fall color time already?
We're not even half through September and already we're seeing brightly colored maples, etc.  I snapped this pick while driving down Kaufmann Avenue yesterday.  Is this normal for this time of year?  Maybe it's just me, but it feels a bit early for bright leaf displays.…
Which is the flattest state in the US?
It's not unusual to hear acquaintances from other parts of the U.S. refer to the "flatness" of Iowa, or call Iowans "flatlanders," but is that reputation earned?  This morning on WJOD's Good Morning Rodeo, listeners were asked to name the flattest o…
Old Navy to return to Dubuque
Today's news of an Old Navy returning to the store's previous location in Dubuque seemed to be well-received.    What other retailers not currently here would you be most pleased to see open in the Dubuque area?
Farewell, old friend. Mario
Mario dies
Mario is gone.  It was less than a shock when I learned this yesterday -- he hadn't quite been himself for a while --  but another piece of my heart was taken when news of his passing reached me.  Maybe it's because I associate him with so many good times, warm vis…
William Michael Morgan Met a Girl in Dubuque
A young concertgoer held an orange sign alerting  singer William Michael Morgan to her 9th birthday.  The country singer placed his hat on her head and pulled her up to pose for pics during his performance at America's River Festival on Friday night...
Could the weather be any nicer?!?
I think most of us would call the weather we've been experiencing just about ideal.  The humidity is low, the nights cool, the days sunny and warm, and the nice days are coming one right after another.  We're more accustomed to late spring forecasts with huge variations and rapid…
Incognito meets catfish-fresh
Is this a clear sign of getting older?  I went out in public dressed in some of my worst clothes.  Last week’s stormy weather put me on to the horns of an unusual dilemma.  The approaching afternoon storms coincided perfectly with our meteorologist, Karl Klopotic&Close…
Canadian Geese Tend to their gosslings
A gaggle of Canadian Geese tend to their goslings along Dubuque County's Heritage Trail yesterday.  Another bicycle tour revealed this and many other trail highlights.
Morning Snow
Not exactly a shock, but we were still a little surprised to see snow mixed with the rain early this morning.  Think we'll see any more before fall?  There's a frost advisory for tonight.
Sal snores a little
How adorable is Sal?!?!  The Dubuque Regional Humane Society's Melissa Palfrey shared this clip of Sal snoozing and snoring in her office.  (You may need to turn the volume up a bit to hear the cuteness!)  Melissa was a guest on the Good Morning Rodeo on Tuesday morning...