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Utility customers may shut off water April 28

Eagle River Light & Water recently announced that starting Monday, April 28, customers no longer have to keep water running to avoid freeze-ups.

“We appreciate the understanding that our customers have shown us in making it through this incredibly long winter,” said utility Manager Pat Weber.

For more information, call the utility’s office at (715) 479-8121 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:03 PM
Design award
Taking part in the Concrete Design Awards presentation in Milwaukee were, from left, Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Association (WRMCA) Executive Director Cherish Schwenn, WRMCA member Keith Barghahn, Northern Lakes Concrete Quality Control Manager Matt Madderom and WRMCA member Todd Brockman.                —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:02 PM
Pineiro gets probation, restitution in Vilas marijuana-growing case
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The last of three persons, Ramon Pineiro, 36, of Goldbar, Wis., involved in marijuana growing operations at rented homes on Whisky Trail north of Eagle River and South Farming Road in Arbor Vitae,q was sentenced Monday in Vilas County Circuit Court, but avoided any further jail time and received five years’ probation.

Pineiro, along with James Lacson and Kevin Shumake, were taken into custody in February 2012 by authorities who executed a search warrant at 1399 South Farming Road.

Vilas County District At­torney Albert Moustakis told the court Pineiro

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:01 PM
Drug Take-Back Day scheduled this Saturday

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Cathy Stepp joined forces to encourage Wisconsinites to participate in the  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day being held in communities across Wisconsin this Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The take-back service is free and anonymous. Individuals with unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs may drop them off at collection sites statewide.

Local collection sites include Three Lakes Town Hall, Minocqua Police Department,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:01 PM
Perfect snow
Last Thursday’s heavy, wet snow slowed the North Woods for a day, but it also was perfect for making a snowman. Sonia Dionne, a freelance writer from Three Lakes, had some fun making this snowman and sign.                                  —Photo By Sonia Dionne
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:00 PM