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Groomed for success
Deah Hall photograph
Deah Hall photograph

The combination of low gasoline prices and warmer weather in southern Wisconsin counties has created ideal conditions to bring snowmobilers to the Northwoods. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015


The Plaid Clad Rambler

Last Saturday was one of those once-in-a-while days when everyone in the family had the day off. No plans, no obligations, no morning alarms or places to be. It was one of those Saturdays that makes the other days of the week jealous. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Traveling Trails Less Traveled

I would imagine anyone who regularly, or occasionally, reads my weekly column is aware of the fact I dearly love the Northwoods, which can be said of countless others who share my feelings. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

The Lake Where You Live

There are various ways, scientific and otherwise, to classify lakes. So, what categories include your lake? (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Local fishing report
Ice conditions have been good. I haven’t heard of anyone falling through. We have a pretty good base out there with 12-16 inches of ice pretty much wherever you go. The problem right now is slush. (Public access)
Friday, January 23, 2015

RASTA annual meeting

The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association (RASTA) held its annual meeting Jan. 14 at Holiday Acres to reflect on its 2014 activities and elect several key positions including a new President and a Secretary, the terms of which are both two years. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

LAMBO discusses future

The Lakeland Area Mountain Bikers Organization (LAMBO) held its second meeting Jan. 15 since efforts were made to resurrect the group and expand its mission. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Four and an oddball: Krystal Westfahl

Every week, The Lakeland Times catches up with movers and shakers in Northwoods to ask them four reoccurring questions about their favorite things to do in the outdoors and one “oddball” question. (Public access)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Outdoors Calendar Jan. 24-31
Featuring local outdoors events in the Northwoods. (Public access)
Friday, January 23, 2015

Proposal addresses loss of Minocqua walleye
A crowd of more than 70 locals gathered in the Minocqua Community Center board room on Jan. 13 to learn the details of and offer feedback on a proposed 10-year study on the Minocqua chain of lakes walleye population presented by the Headwaters Basin Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. (Subscriber access)
Friday, January 16, 2015

Wisconsin to nearly double its elk herd

Governor Walker’s office issued a press release Jan. 8 announcing a partnership with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources that will bring up to 150 elk to Wisconsin over a five year period to boost the existing herd and offer genetic diversity. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

The Plaid Clad Rambler
It’s easy, this time of year, to find yourself daydreaming of warmer times, open water, air that doesn’t hurt to breathe. (Subscriber access)
Friday, January 16, 2015

'Shantyman's Life'

Science on Tap Minocqua hosted Jim Leary for a night of early 20th century folksongs and Scandinavian settler history at the Minocqua Brewing Company. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Local fishing report
Hopefully we hit bottom for a while. Jan. 13 a.m. temperature -27°F! Forecast to be in the low 30s by this weekend. Cold the past nine days, severely affected angler participation. (Public access)
Friday, January 16, 2015

Traveling Trails Less Traveled
Health experts tell us regular walking schedules are good for folks of all ages. I agree, but doing so can often be a challenge during the season of white. (Subscriber access)
Friday, January 16, 2015

The Lake Where You Live

Your lake is probably clearest at the time of year you’re least likely to look down into it – which is now, in winter, the water encased in ice and covered with snow. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

DNR wardens say go local to get latest ice conditions
The Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens remind all outdoor enthusiasts to go local to know the ice conditions and to always be prepared. (Public access)
 

Friday, January 16, 2015

New thinking on old-growth forest

The North Lakeland Discovery Center hosted naturalist John Bates for its monthly Nibbles N’ Knowledge event on Jan. 8 to discuss old-growth forest in Wisconsin. (Subscriber access)


Friday, January 16, 2015

Lake Superior lake trout emergency rule takes effect
An emergency rule reducing daily bag limits to protect the lake trout population in the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior is now in effect, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. (Public access)
Friday, January 16, 2015

Outdoors Calendar Jan. 15-24
Featuring local outdoors events in the Lakeland area. (Public access)
Friday, January 16, 2015

Minocqua chain public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13

The declining walleye population on the Minocqua/Kawaguesaga chain of lakes has brought together stakeholders from the state, the Lac du Flambeau Tribe and Walleyes for Tomorrow to draft a 10 year proposed study to help grow the walleye fishery. (Public access)


Friday, January 9, 2015


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