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Vilas may change forest plan to allow ATV trails in county
The Vilas County Forest could be opend up to ATV trails if the county board approves the measure next Tuesday.                                                                  —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Vilas County Board will consider a resolution to amend the 15-year Vilas County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on some public roadways and designated trails on the county forest at its meeting next Tuesday, July 22.

Supporters of the proposal believe developing ATV trails in Vilas County would boost the tourism industry and help local businesses, while opponents say the county is one

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:13 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:57 PM )
 
Festival fun
 The Northwoods Heritage Fest was held in Three Lakes Friday and Saturday, bringing entertainment, food and games to the football field. These youths tried their luck on the bouncy balls.           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:12 PM
 
Broadband grants totaling $225,000 awarded in North

New fiber optic, towers
should improve Internet

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Public Service Corp. Broadband State Director Tithi Chattopadhyay announced Friday the winners of the 2014 Broadband Expansion Grants, and more than $225,000 will be awarded in Vilas and Oneida counties.

ChoiceTel and the city of Eagle River were awarded a 50%

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:11 PM
 
Sno-Eagles kick off groomer fundraiser
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club in Eagle River has kicked off a $50,000 fundraising campaign to help the snowmobile trail maintenance organization generate funds for a new groomer.

The club currently owns three groomers — a 2004 McCormick tractor, a 2004 Bombardier BR180 tracked groomer and a 2009 Prinoth Husky tracked groomer — and all three required major repairs during the 2013-’14  winter season that saw above-average snowfalls,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:11 PM
 
Artarama set Saturday
Artarama, the longest-running art show in the North Woods, will be held in Eagle River this Saturday. The show will feature more than 100 artists and crafters.     —STAFF PHOTO

Judged and juried show to attract over 100 artists

One of Eagle River’s biggest summer events, Artarama, will take place at Riverside Park behind the fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, July 19.

A judged and juried show that attracts hundreds of applications, Artarama 2014 will present more than 100 exhibitors, food, music and a pleasant venue,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:10 PM
 
Three Lakes Lions plan annual auction

The Three Lakes Lions Club will hold its annual auction this Saturday, July 19, at Three Lakes High School. This year, there will be a rummage sale prior to the auction at 9 a.m., and the auction will begin at noon.

The auction is a fundraiser for community medical care, glasses, scholarships and community events.

“This is a major fundraiser for the club,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:08 PM
 
PrimeTimers of St. Germain to hold annual car, craft show

The St. Germain PrimeTimers will hold its annual car show, craft fair, children’s carnival and brat fry this Saturday, July 19, at the St. Germain Community Park.

The car show and craft fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while the children’s carnival will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A brat fry, with plenty of food and beverages,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:08 PM
 
Lumberjack show
Timberjacks Lumberjack Show of Hayward performed at the Northwoods Heritage Fest in Three Lakes last Friday, featuring lumberjacks competing in ax throwing, pole climbing, log rolling and other events.       —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:07 PM
 
City files complaint against architect in library project
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Eagle River City Council authorized city administrator Joe Laux to register a formal complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPC) against an architect apparently connected with Design/Build by Visner for requesting preliminary consultation on plans for the proposed remodeling and expansion of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library.

That preliminary consultation request came from architect David Adams

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:06 PM
 
Cranberry association to hold annual picnic

The Cranberry Lake Association will sponsor its third annual picnic Saturday, July 26, at noon at the lakeside home of Joe Mazza at 1350 Bay View Lane.

Burgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, condiments and tableware will be provided. Attendees should take a beverage and a dish to pass.

The cost will be $5 for adults, and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and younger will be free.

Attendees may park at the Mazza’s

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:05 PM
 
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