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Creed in your deed on mining, polluting

Dear Editor:

It is a very well-known fact that many environmental groups along with the Bad River Band are vehemently against the proposed iron mine in the Penokee Range. While I am all for protecting our environment, perhaps one should ask themselves a few questions before believing what these groups have to say.

A little over a month ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required that the Bad River Band upgrade their plant operations to correct violations of their sewage treatment facility by Jan. 31, 2014. This treatment facility dumps into the Bad River and flows into Lake Superior. The violations included a

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:14 PM
Our view

Council’s actions reflect
‘Snomo Capital’ theme

The city of Eagle River appears to be re-stating its case on deserving the title “Snowmobile Capital of the World,” for the city council voted last week to approve an ordinance that creates access routes to residences, businesses and lodging facilities.


On a one-year trial basis, the ordinance will allow sledders to use most city streets to get from trails to their destination and back again, provided sledders use the shortest route to an established snowmobile trail.


The ordinance prohibits snowmobile operation down most of Wall and

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:21 PM
Disappointed town rejected right to camp on property

Letter to the Editor:

The Plum Lake Town Board recently denied my previously existing right to camp on my residential property located within the town.

The town board justified the denial apparently (almost entirely) on statements allegedly made by some of my neighbors regarding the supposed conduct of me and my guests who stayed at the property.  These alleged statements were first gathered and then made public at the July 9 town board meeting by town board Chairwoman Diane Briggs.

The July 9 meeting report, which included direct quotes by members of the board

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:21 PM
Let’s avoid another war

Letter to the Editor:

Where were you?

A week ago last Wednesday, we met at the Vilas County Courthouse veterans memorial for a silent candlelit vigil to remember the atrocities that have occurred for the last two years in Syria. As a group of peace activists, we hoped that there would be no more military action in Syria.

It was a solemn hour and then we talked about our impressions of

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:20 PM
Tiffany not working for his constituents

Dear Editor:

Tom Tiffany is once again using his position as senator to serve his out-of-state contributors rather than the state and constituents he was sworn to serve. His legislation to restrict access to 4,000 acres of managed forest makes it obvious just who he serves — Gogebic Taconite.

One of Tiffany’s first acts as senator was to introduce the legislation he did not write for an organization that did not elect him. However, they did give him almost $75,000 for his campaign. The phrase that describes this is “being bought.”

Since he is bought and paid for, Tiffany is continuing to give a good

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:20 PM