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Class offered for ski patrol

Outdoor enthusiasts age 16 and older may enroll in an Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) course being offered at Minocqua Winter Park.

The class will meet weekly on a time and day yet to be determined. An organizational session will be held May 3 at 9 a.m.

The course will run approximately 20 weeks with sessions of three to four hours each, with additional home study required.

Instructors from area ski patrols

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:14 PM
 
Artist Virgil Beck to be guest at 36th Muskies Inc. banquet
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. will host its 36th annual awards banquet and fundraiser Saturday, April 12, at Eagle River Inn & Resort.

Renowned wildlife artist Virgil Beck will be a special guest at the banquet, according to chapter public relations director Scott Samuels.

Beck, a Wisconsin native,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:13 PM
 
Forest Service closes trails during spring breakup

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV), horse and bicycle trails are closed and will remain closed until further notice due to the spring breakup.

During this time period, the use of wheeled motorized vehicles, mountain bikes, horses or other pack or saddle animals is prohibited on national forest system trails.

The temporary closure of trails during spring breakup will reduce rutting and erosion of trails which often occurs when the soil is saturated, according to Forest Service officials. They say pro­tecting recreation trails during this time period reduces the likelihood

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:08 PM
 
Musky Marathon ends 50-year run
Linda Thorp, left, chairwoman of the Vilas Tourism & Publicity Committee, presents a plaque to Sonnet Uhlenbrauck, Appleton, for her first-place 44-inch muskie.     —Photo By Wally Geist
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

Janet Christianson of the Vilas County Tourism & Publicity Department presented the 50-year history of the Vilas County Musky Mara­thon to the county board last Tuesday.

Christianson noted the 2013 Musky Marathon was the last such event in which one species of fish — the mighty muskie — would be targeted.

“The Tourism & Publicity Department is working on

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:06 PM
 
Shooting league for women sets meeting

The Eagle River chapter of A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League will meet Saturday, April 5, at The Rock Community Center in Eagle River at 9 a.m.

A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for pistol, rifle and shotgun sports.

While members are waiting for the snow to melt and shooting ranges to open back up, practice shooting with laser targets will be offered at the meeting.

A session on pistol cleaning also will be

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:06 PM
 
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