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Swans in Alpena not part of DNRE survey
August 20, 2010 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Swans in Alpena not part of DNRE survey
Swans in Alpena not part of DNRE survey

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) is asking the public to report any observations of trumpeter swans.

Yellow Jug Old Drugs program to expand state-wide
August 20, 2010 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on Yellow Jug Old Drugs program to expand state-wide
Yellow Jug Old Drugs program to expand state-wide

A program that started in northeast lower Michigan as a way to properly dispose of unused, unwanted and expired drugs is expanding state-wide.

City moves brush pickup schedule to next week
August 20, 2010 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on City moves brush pickup schedule to next week
City moves brush pickup schedule to next week

Weekend warriors in the City of Alpena don’t have to wait until fall to have their yard waste picked up.
The city has moved the October curbside pickup dates to next week, Monday through Thursday.  A …

Michigan bill would ban medical marijuana clubs
August 20, 2010 – 5:53 am | Comments Off on Michigan bill would ban medical marijuana clubs
Michigan bill would ban medical marijuana clubs

Legislation headed for the Michigan House seeks to ban marijuana clubs that have opened since voters approved use of the drug for medical purposes in 2008.

Granholm celebrates clean energy project in Alpena
August 19, 2010 – 5:26 pm | Comments Off on Granholm celebrates clean energy project in Alpena
Granholm celebrates clean energy project in Alpena

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm Thursday, joined company and local officials in Alpena to celebrate the launch of American Process Incorporated’s (API) waste-to-cellulosic ethanol clean energy project.

Advisory committee to set rules for youth and rec millage
August 19, 2010 – 6:16 am | Comments Off on Advisory committee to set rules for youth and rec millage
Advisory committee to set rules for youth and rec millage

The groundwork has begun to determine how funds will be distributed from the youth and recreation millage passed by Alpena County voters on August 3.

County-State debate costs to maintain DHS building
August 19, 2010 – 6:14 am | Comments Off on County-State debate costs to maintain DHS building
County-State debate costs to maintain DHS building

Alpena County and the State of Michigan are debating costs associated with maintaining the Department of Human Services (DHS) building, located behind the county annex building.

Alpena teachers to vote on another contract offer
August 19, 2010 – 6:13 am | Comments Off on Alpena teachers to vote on another contract offer
Alpena teachers to vote on another contract offer

Alpena Public Schools teachers will be voting on another new contract offer, exactly one-year after their previous agreement expired.

Fiber optic cut knocks out phone service & more
August 19, 2010 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Fiber optic cut knocks out phone service & more
Fiber optic cut knocks out phone service & more

A fiber optic cable was cut near Gaylord Wednesday afternoon, knocking out phone, internet and other communication services across a wide area of northeast lower Michigan.

City to review use of parks & Culligan Plaza
August 19, 2010 – 6:07 am | Comments Off on City to review use of parks & Culligan Plaza
City to review use of parks & Culligan Plaza

The City of Alpena is reviewing its policies for park use to simplify the rules and determine if it is fair for all user groups.

APS Agri-Science program captures regional award
August 19, 2010 – 6:06 am | Comments Off on APS Agri-Science program captures regional award
APS Agri-Science program captures regional award

The Agri-Science program at Alpena High School has received a regional award that spans six states.

Alpena Police Department celebrates birthday
August 19, 2010 – 6:04 am | Comments Off on Alpena Police Department celebrates birthday
Alpena Police Department celebrates birthday

The Alpena Police Department is celebrating its 137th birthday Friday.