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Happy Monday morning!

If you joined us last Friday for our 2021 Best of Des Moines Virtual Event, then you learned who CITYVIEW readers voted for as their favorite people, places and events in the EATS and BEST OF THE REST video segments. Today at noon, we will share the winners in the SHOPPING segment. Then at 12:30 p.m., we will present the winners in the NIGHTLIFE segment. The final two video segments, CULTURE & RECREATION and HEALTH & BEAUTY, will air on Tuesday. Of course, the full results will be published in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine and at www.dmcityview.com starting on Wednesday. But who can wait that long? Grab some lunch and join us in celebrating the BEST OF DES MOINES. See details at www.dmcityview.com/best-of.

Have a great Monday!


Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
Des Moines Weather
Partly cloudy today. High of 30 and low of 14. Winds will be light and variable. Enjoy the next couple of days. By next weekend, today will seem balmy.
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Everything to know about COVID-19 vaccines in Iowa — Dashboard set up

DES MOINES, Iowa — As the Iowa Department of Public Health continues to roll out vaccines, the state released a new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard. The dashboard covers how many doses have been administered, how many were administered to Iowa residents, how many have received the first dose and the second dose, as well as other specifics. Providers are required to update vaccination data administered within 24 hours due to the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement. To view Iowa's coronavirus vaccine website, click here. READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: RAGBRAI Announces 2021 Route

DES MOINES, Iowa — RAGBRAI has announced its 2021 route across Iowa scheduled to happen in July. RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, is scheduled for July 25-31. The route is 426 miles long, according to RAGBRAI. Find more information about the route here READ MORE FROM WHO-TV 13

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa lawmaker blames lack of mask requirement at State Capitol for her case of COVID-19

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Democratic state lawmaker says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and thinks she was infected with the virus at the Iowa Capitol, where Republicans have refused to mandate masks or require people to disclose positive cases.
The announcement by Rep. Amy Nielsen of North Liberty on Saturday night marked the first confirmed case among legislators, but there have been three other positive cases among people associated in the House since the legislative session began three weeks ago. .… READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

The Best Of Des Moines 2021

Winners in two categories have been announced! Watch today as more winners are revealed!

Join us for the 2021 Best of Des Moines Virtual Events, where we will announce the winners in each of our six categories from our 2021 poll. Each event will consist of a 20-minute video announcing the finalists for each poll question and the top vote-getter from CITYVIEW readers. 
Click here for details!

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers said the Best New Local Restaurant was

1. Fresko Natural Food

2. Lucky Lotus

3. Portofino's Italian Restaurant and Pizza

Watch for all the Best Of Des Moines 2021 winners in February’s CITYVIEW!


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A family legacy: The members of the Patava family build firefighting careers.

Tom and Tim Patava, brothers and natives of Norwalk, along with Joe Patava, Tom’s son, have long-time careers with the Des Moines Fire Department. The three were recognized with an article in the Municipal Fire & Police Retirement System of Iowa’s annual report.
Tim was the first to join the Des Moines Fire Department in 1987.
“A friend’s dad was a firefighter, and I visited the old Fire Station 1 where he worked,” Tim told the Municipal Fire & Police Retirement System of Iowa. “He told me what it was all about and what a good group of people he worked with. It inspired me to join the department right out of high school.”


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Things To Do
Today and throughout February
At: West Des Moines
Info: www.wdmchamber.org/rescue
Riley the Raccoon has wandered away from home. Clues regarding the critter’s whereabouts are at places in West Des Moines. Can you help find him?
Ready? Set.... “Rescue the Raccoon”! The mission is to be completed during February. Participants will be given a form with six outdoor locations to visit around West Des Moines with family, friends or coworkers. A letter will be collected at each location that be decoded and used to uncover the final destination of our missing raccoon friend. Upon completion, participants can turn in their form to be entered into a prize drawing.

Large moon over a cornfield near Dallas Center — Photo by Shane Goodman

Send your Snapshots to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com and maybe it will be chosen!

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Poll of the Week

Which of these creep you out the most?


How many miles do you drive your vehicle on average each year?


5,000 miles or less
10,000 miles
15,000 miles
20,000 miles
25,000 miles or more

Morning Chuckle
What is a giraffe's favorite fruit?

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