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It’s a conservation legacy in the fight to stop AIS

The fight to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) is being waged on many fronts these days, but the most visible work can be seen at dozens of boat landings where inspectors in the Clean Boats Clean Waters campaign are on the front lines to keep exotic weeds out of uninfected lakes.


The latest recap from the 2013 boating season documents the work that was done at dozens of boat landings in Vilas and Oneida counties, where inspectors spent 12,732 hours and inspected 20,532 boats — totaling 20% of the statewide effort.


While the efforts of town committees and lake associations continues to be aggressive,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:58 AM
End baiting, feeding to help deer hunting

Letter to the Editor:

To all the deer hunters who are looking forward to the upcoming rifle season, don’t waste your time scouting the national forest for that special place deep in the woods to shoot your trophy.

Instead, place your stand where you can see a rooftop or a fire hydrant. A real hot spot would be the stand that you can see both. Eighty percent of the deer in Vilas County are on private land or in town being fed.

The practice of baiting and feeding deer has to stop. At the very least, a ban on feeding from Sept. 1 through May 1 would be a great start.

It’s only a matter of time before chronic wasting

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:57 AM
Street lights wouldn’t be missed

Letter to the Editor:

I recently have read and heard about the town of Lincoln trying to reduce their budget. The town would be able to have a cost savings of around $10,000 by having the road lights north of the city of Eagle River turned off.

I had been in Phelps and was returning home along Highway 45 around 7 p.m. and was almost to the Holiday gas station when I realized the street lights were not on.

My point being, I don’t think those lights would be missed if they were off permanently.

Linda Thorpe

Eagle River

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:57 AM
Republicans not at fault

Dear Editor:

Could I respond to Don Zirbel’s letter “pay the piper” in the Nov. 6 Vilas County News-Review? He responded to a letter that thanked Rep. Sean Duffy for his efforts to control our ever-increasing federal deficit.

Mr. Zirbel says that the Republicans are equally at fault for the deficit that has increased under President Obama because they currently control the House of Representatives. This is wrong because most of the spending occurred in the first two years of

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:56 AM
Great American Smoke-out Day nears

Letter to the Editor:

Next Thursday, Nov. 21, is the Great American Smoke-out Day.

The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) mission is to fight all cancers, including lung cancer.  Anyone can get lung cancer.  Smoking raises the risk, but people who have never smoked or quit years ago can get it, too.

Smoking accounts for about 80% of lung cancer deaths, however, lung cancer among people who never smoked still ranks in the top 10 causes of cancer death in the United States.

That is why ACS addresses many different aspects of lung cancer in addition to tobacco,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:55 AM