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Cross Country Cruisers get new trail groomer
Cross Country Cruisers and their new PistenBully Snow Groomer and Arrowhead drag groomer. Pictured are (from the left) Steve Wolfe; Paul Scanlon, Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles, Inc.; Stan Guif; Tom Bird; Michelle Bird; and Dick Mickle.Ryan Matthews photograph

Cross Country Cruisers and their new PistenBully Snow Groomer and Arrowhead drag groomer. Pictured are (from the left) Steve Wolfe; Paul Scanlon, Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles, Inc.; Stan Guif; Tom Bird; Michelle Bird; and Dick Mickle.
Ryan Matthews photograph

The Cross Country Cruisers took delivery of a new PistenBully Snow Groomer on Oct. 22. The groomer will join their fleet of three other trail groomers. (Subscriber access)


Friday, October 31, 2014


Vilas County ice safety notice

In conjunction with the Vilas County Recreation Trails Safety Committee, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public of safety concerns related to thin ice on area lakes. (Public access)


Thursday, November 20, 2014

U.S. Forest Service waives fees during Veterans Day weekend
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 8-11. (Public access)
Friday, November 7, 2014

Oneida County Land & Water workshop on EAB
Oneida County is the latest Wisconsin county to be placed under quarantine to reduce the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). (Public access)
Friday, November 7, 2014

Wisconsin butterfly gains endangered species protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently protected two rare prairie butterflies under the Endangered Species Act. (Public access)


Friday, October 31, 2014

Wilderness first aid tip

Many don’t consider autumn to be a season which presents life-threatening cold. Sunny days offer ideal apple picking and pumpkin patching weather. There are, however, the occasional cold rains. (Subscriber access)


Friday, October 31, 2014

The Plaid Clad Rambler

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Science in the Northwoods, a meeting of over 130 scientists and researchers doing work in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. (Subscriber access)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wolf harvest zones close early
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources closed Wolf Harvest Zones 1, 2, 4 and 5 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves. (Subscriber access)
Monday, October 20, 2014

Oneida County joins EAB quarantine list
Oneida County will be quarantined following confirmation of emerald ash borer in the city of Rhinelander. (Public access)
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest begins road study

The U.S. Forest Service is beginning a study of the road system on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and wants to know which national forest roads are important to visitors and why. (Public access)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Invasive species confirmed in Trout Lake

The aquatic invasive species known as spiny water flea has been confirmed in Trout Lake in Vilas County. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled
The concept of promoting fall colors to extend the north’s tourist season was the brainchild of John Vandervort, longtime resident and entrepreneur from St. Germain. (Public access)
Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Lake Where You Live
Right now many Northwoods lakes are going through (or soon will) something called the fall turnover. It’s a phenomenon as beneficial as it is interesting. (Public access)
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Firewood permits Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) has forest products removal permits available for the gathering of firewood for local use. (Public access)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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