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Visitor weighs in on ATVs

My husband and I just spent a wonderful week in Vilas County, and I want to congratulate state and county planners for the excellent work you’ve done in making this an outdoor paradise.

Monday, July 21, 2014

ATVs and Vilas County tourism

Are ATVs in your future?

They certainly will be if the forest and land ordinance is amended by the Vilas County board of supervisors.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Writer in favor of Vilas ATVs

I would like you to vote for the resolution to amend the 15th year Vilas County Forest Plan to allow ATVs/UTVs on designated trails at the County Board meeting July 22.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Three reasons against ATVs in Vilas County
Giving ATV access to county roads is a disastrous policy which has been rejected by the voters locally (town of Lac du Flambeau referendum and Lac du Flambeau tribal referendum) and on a county wide basis (countywide referendum and countywide hearing).
Monday, July 21, 2014

Former county supervisor asks for ATV referendum

I would like to add my two cents of an opinion regarding the upcoming subject of ATVs in Vilas county.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Writer calls on citizens to contact board members

The Vilas County Board is about to create a Constitutional crisis in Vilas County. In 2004, a referendum was held and by a 63 percent to 37 percent margin, 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Writer opposes ATV proposal
It has come to my attention that the Vilas County Forest, Land, and Recreation Committee has voted to amend Chapter 16 – Section 16.06(8)(d) and 16.08(10) of the Forest & Land Ordinance to effectively cancel the 2004 referendum where 63 percent of the public voted to prohibit ATVs and ORVs on county land and roads.
Friday, July 18, 2014

More on Vilas County and ATVs

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 Forest Management Plan, which prevents ATVs on county land and roads in order to undercut the wishes of the citizens of Vilas County. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Writer urges Vilas County board to consider Northwoods assets
Before Vilas County Supervisors vote on the issue of ATV traffic in Vilas County this month and next month, they should pause and reflect on how very lucky they are.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The fight against Alzheimer's continues

Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in America, costing more than heart disease and cancer.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Writer seeks democratic process in Rest Lake dam issue
Congratulations to the citizens of Minocqua regarding their recent voting against the Torpy shelter.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Relay for Life July 25

Thank you my friends. Twenty years ago The Blue Bayou Team started raising funds for the ACS Relay for Life.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Writer continues plagiarism discussion
I’d like to respond to Mr. Gary Meinert’s letter that raised the subject of plagiarism and in a roundabout way, by inference, accused me of this offense.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Former state representative speaks out on Plum Lake government
Unfortunately, the gridlock, incivility and downright rancor that has plagued our governments in both Washington D.C. and Madison, have found their way into our local town government, right here in the town of Plum Lake.
Monday, July 7, 2014

Writer comments on 'Dam Plan' flier issue
Is it just me, or is there something wrong with what is presently occurring in Oneida County?
Monday, July 7, 2014

'A formula for long-term decline'

The creation of 250,000 jobs during his first term – the centerpiece of Walker’s 2010 campaign – is not Governor Walker’s favorite topic today because he will fall far short of that promise.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fall election candidates asked to respond to questionnaire
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has sent a questionnaire to 311 candidates in the fall elections running for state Legislature, Congress, and the statewide offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and State Treasurer, calling on them to state their positions on a range of issues.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Writer hopes Woodruff tank is left as is
I saw the tank at the [Woodruff] Post Office shortly after it was delivered there, I drove around and parked for a few minutes alongside of it, I must say it overwhelmed me ...
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Writer looking for answers concerning Rest Lake dam
The Lakeland Times article “DNR: No EIS Needed for Rest Lake Dam,” from the Friday, July 5, 2013 edition, was a disappointment to even the modestly informed citizen.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Another take on Walker vs. Burke
Why fix something that’s already been fixed? That’s what Mary Burke wants to do as governor. She would have grave consequences for Wisconsin and take us back to financial mismanagement. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Writer responds on Walker vs. Burke
I read Mr. Best’s Letter to the Editor and found it a bit puzzling.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Writer urges readers to 'choose life'
As we prepare to celebrate one of our most historic national holidays, Independence Day, let us take a few moments to focus in on the document that is the foundational core for the history and future of this great nation: The Declaration of Independence.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Positives and negatives from Penokee forum

I attended the Science On Tap forum June 5, concerning mining in the Penokee Range and went away very disappointed by quite a few things. I will mention only three.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A response on gun control
In Don Duddle’s letter “On small arms pact,” his phrase “I know nothing” seems to sum up the essence of the letter.
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Writers in favor of alternate Torpy plan
We attended the June 3 Minocqua town board meeting in regards to future plans for Torpy Park, Minocqua’s centerpiece green space.
Thursday, June 19, 2014

On plagiarism, the theft of thought
“Eighty seven years have passed since the founders of our country provided us with a new nation, and created it based on freedoms and devoted to the idea that all of us are born as equals.” – Gary Meinert

Monday, June 16, 2014

Writer discusses rural school funding
Rural children have the strength in preserving the environment in which they grew up in. It’s woven in their lives. 
Friday, June 13, 2014

June 19 is National Attachment Trauma Awareness Day
June 19th marks National Attachment Trauma Awareness Day – a time for awareness of children having a difficult start in life.
Friday, June 13, 2014

Writer in favor of Walker over Burke

We have two people running for governor. Mary Burke is the Democrat challenger and the incumbent is Republican Scott Walker.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Writer supports Mary Burke for governor
What has happened to the 62,776 people who were kicked off BadgerCare because of Walker’s “re-structuring” – even $1 above the Federal Poverty Level and they are on their own?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Writer thanks Eagle River Veterans Service Office
It seems that the VA can only get bad press these days; however, I chose to believe that the caregivers are doing the best they can under a tremendous workload, and it certainly appears that the problems are limited to a portion of the medical centers, not all. 
Friday, June 6, 2014

'It's not just money'
Here at the Campanile Center for the Arts it is not just the monetary contributions that keep us afloat. Our unsung heroes are the local businesses who donate their time, labor and materials.
Friday, June 6, 2014

Writer thanks local EMTs
Sometimes we don’t take the time to thank  the important people in our community who are there to help us when we need it.
Monday, June 2, 2014

On the UN small arms pact
Shortly after Obama took office he stated that the US Constitution was outdated and needed to be upgraded. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Student thanks community members
I am writing to express a huge thank you to Tom and Cindy Lerdahl for their amazing kindness and generosity.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Writer reflects on life after Vietnam
It is 1 p.m. on a sunny Saturday afternoon and I would like to say a few things.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

On trees and climate change
We finally found a man that’s on the right track with this climate subject. His name would be one Joe Sanfilippo. The idea of car exhaust making the world fall is nothing more than a smokescreen.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Writer supports Mary Burke for governor
Any resident of Wisconsin should appreciate the valuable resource we have in our easy access to water.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Writer questions city's actions
I am a Navy Corpsman Veteran/lab tech assistant who honorably served with the 3rd Marines and a retired 30-year policeman with the Rhinelander Police Department. I received two Department Citations while being a Rhinelander Policeman. 
Friday, May 23, 2014

Silent sports support the Minocqua economy
Friday’s article in The Lakeland Times regarding easements on the snowmobile trail on Squirrel Lake road missed the mark. Contrary to what was reported, we have cooperated with the Forest Riders Snowmobile Club and have continued to grant easements on Scotchman Lake Road to increase safety.
Friday, January 25, 2013

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