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Klondike Days arrives!
The River Country Red’s Rendezvous will return to Klondike Days this Saturday and Sunday. —STAFF PHOTO


Historical fest set this weekend in Eagle River


By News-Review Staff

Klondike Days will celebrate its 24th year in Eagle River this Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, with outdoor competitions and turn-of-the-century exhibits.
The two-day event is billed as the state’s most multifaceted winter festival, according to Klondike Days Executive Director Amy Young.
The festival, which has attracted anywhere from 6,000 to 12,000 people each of the first 23 years,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:59 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 04, 2014 4:01 PM )
Winter of 2014 keeps tight grip on North Woods
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

If the cold weather wasn’t enough, another winter storm moved through the North Woods last Thursday night and Friday morning dumping 6 inches of snow on the landscape.
With about 35 inches of snow on the ground and two months of frigid weather, the winter of 2013-’14 is being billed as one of the worst since the winter of 1996-’97.
In addition to battling deep snow and frigid cold,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:58 PM
Helmet mandate revised for ATVs

Three Lakes reviews
first-year incidents

By Briana Jones
News Correspondent

A one-year review of the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and equestrian ordinance, along with proposed changes from the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV Club, topped discussion at last week’s meeting of the Three Lakes Town Board.
After much discussion,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:57 PM
Big job
Snow removal crews, big and small, were out in force in communities across the North Woods following a 6-inch snowstorm last Friday and Saturday. There are now about 35 inches of snow on the ground.     —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:57 PM
Snomo trail fee OK’d in Assembly
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Legislation that would implement a snowmobile trail user fee to provide additional funds for the Wisconsin Snowmobile Program advanced through the state Assembly during floor session last Thursday.
Assembly Bill 407 passed by a wide bipartisan margin of 89-6. The bill is expected to be taken up in the Senate in early March.
The bill, with limited exceptions,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:56 PM
Dollar Lake Ice Trials slated in Eagle River

The Wisconsin Autosports Group (WAG) will conduct the Dollar Lake Ice Trials on Dollar Lake at Chanticleer Inn in Eagle River Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2.
This is an autocross-type event open to the public for spectating and competing. Any licensed driver with any car is welcome to attend.
The time trials will feature one car

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:56 PM
Track Side donates
Track Side of Eagle River donated $500 each to two area snowmobile clubs. Taking part in the check presentation last week were, from left, Track Side representative Kari Muras, Steve Linn of the Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club, and John Passer and Dick Schultz of the Phelps Snowmobile Club.                                                    —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:54 PM
City eyes sale of two properties
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Offers to purchase two properties owned by the city were discussed by the Eagle River City Council in a special session last week and the council decided to make counteroffers on both par­cels.
An offer of $146,000 was received from Gateway Properties and Arthur Sorg for 18.05 acres at the intersection of highways 45 and G north of the city.
(Councilman Jerry Burkett left the council chamber

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:54 PM
State land under review for possible sale; includes five parcels in Vilas and Oneida

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released a list of 33 par­cels of land — including five parcels in Vilas and Oneida counties — that are currently under review for possible sale in response to a new state law that requires the Natural Resources Board to make 10,000 acres of land available for sale by June 30, 2017.
The land under review is located in 23 counties and totals approximately 2,552 acres.
In Vilas County, there are three parcels at 39,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:53 PM
Pines to take over wellness center; free use offered

The Northland Pines School District and the YMCA Eagle River Branch remind area residents that effective Saturday, March 1, the school district will assume responsibility of operating and maintaining a wellness center located in Northland Pines High School.
This new endeavor will be named the Pines Community Wellness Center and will no longer be affiliated with the YMCA of the Northwoods. Both entities are collaboratively working

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:52 PM