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ATV trails would help the outdoor experience

Letter to the Editor:

Open letter to the Vilas County Board of Supervisors:

I would like you to vote for the resolution to amend the 15-year Vilas County Forest Plan to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and utility task vehicles (UTV) on designated trails at the county board meeting July 22, 2014.

My daughter is an amputee. She is unable to walk any distance,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:29 PM
Our view

Anti-ATV vote of 2004
still sends vital message

The revamped Vilas County Board of Supervisors, significantly changed this year with 12 new faces representing 21 districts, will be asked next Tuesday to authorize two types of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails on the Vilas County Forest.


A resolution submitted by the Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee would eliminate the previous prohibition on such trails by modifying the 2020 Vilas County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan.


It also would strike from the plan any mention of a nonbinding 2004

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:24 AM
ATVs would impede traffic on highways

Letter to the Editor:

I was thumbing my way through the Wisconsin State Statute law books the other day, (totally bored), when I ran across something called the Minimum Speed Regulation for highways; regulation 346.59. It merely says that it is “ .?.?. illegal to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic .?.?.” Our county has many very old seniors who do just that, unfortunately, because they are unable to drive as well as they used to.

I asked a Wisconsin cop of 31 years experience about this

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:23 AM
Special-interest groups controlling county reps

Letter to the Editor:

I was completely shocked to learn that the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee is considering using the devious method of removing language from the 15-year Vilas County Forest Management Plan which prevents all-terrain vehicles (ATV) on county land and roads in order to undercut the wishes of the citizens of Vilas County.

We voted in 2004 63% to 37% to prevent

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:23 AM
Honored to ride on float recognizing Vietnam vets

Letter to the Editor:

This is a thank-you to this year’s Eagle River Fourth of July parade marshal, Dick Hansen, who honored the Vietnam veterans with a welcome home. I got to ride along with my husband and other Vietnam veterans on the float.

What a moment seeing and hearing the applauding, standing and thank-yous given to them. In a time when our military is being made smaller and weaker, this was refreshing to see.

A thank-you also to someone who ate

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:22 AM