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Conservancy creates new preserve on Crooked Lake
June 23, 2010 – 6:21 am | Comments Off on Conservancy creates new preserve on Crooked Lake
Conservancy creates new preserve on Crooked Lake

The Little Traverse Conservancy has designated land it acquired off Emmet County’s Crooked Lake as the Inland Waterway Preserve.

Results of elk drawing posted on DNRE website
June 23, 2010 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Results of elk drawing posted on DNRE website
Results of elk drawing posted on DNRE website

Results of the license drawing for the 2010 elk hunting seasons have been posted on the Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s website.

Billboards remind MI drivers to ‘txt back L8R’
June 23, 2010 – 6:05 am | Comments Off on Billboards remind MI drivers to ‘txt back L8R’
Billboards remind MI drivers to ‘txt back L8R’

Billboards going up around Michigan are reminding drivers to hold off on text messaging.

Michigan House approves campaign finance changes
June 23, 2010 – 6:04 am | Comments Off on Michigan House approves campaign finance changes
Michigan House approves campaign finance changes

Democrats who run the Michigan House have passed bills they say will bring more transparency to political campaign spending.

ARMC awarded accreditation
June 22, 2010 – 10:34 am | Comments Off on ARMC awarded accreditation
ARMC awarded accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Alpena Regional Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval(tm) for the hospital and home care.

Stamas adopts baby from China
June 22, 2010 – 10:00 am | Comments Off on Stamas adopts baby from China
Stamas adopts baby from China

Senator Tony Stamas and his wife Sara are happy to announce an addition to their family.

APS board signs off on current and new budgets
June 22, 2010 – 5:49 am | Comments Off on APS board signs off on current and new budgets
APS board signs off on current and new budgets

Unless there is a change in the way the State of Michigan funds public education, Alpena Public Schools and many other districts could be deficit spending within a couple of years.

Werth-Westrope gives final “Good News” to school board
June 22, 2010 – 5:48 am | Comments Off on Werth-Westrope gives final “Good News” to school board
Werth-Westrope gives final “Good News” to school board

Betty Werth-Westrope will be missed when the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education next meets in July.

Alpena accepts bids on City Hall roof & 5 more projects
June 22, 2010 – 5:34 am | Comments Off on Alpena accepts bids on City Hall roof & 5 more projects
Alpena accepts bids on City Hall roof & 5 more projects

The Alpena Municipal Council accepted bids last night, on 6 capital improvement projects – including a new roof for the historic City Hall building.

Meetings to discuss deer-hunting restrictions kickoff today
June 22, 2010 – 5:33 am | Comments Off on Meetings to discuss deer-hunting restrictions kickoff today
Meetings to discuss deer-hunting restrictions kickoff today

Michigan wildlife officials are holding meetings this week to discuss recently proposed antler restrictions for deer hunters in northeastern lower Michigan.

Municipal Council proclaims Alpena Blues Week
June 22, 2010 – 5:32 am | Comments Off on Municipal Council proclaims Alpena Blues Week
Municipal Council proclaims Alpena Blues Week

The Alpena Municipal Council has proclaimed June 21-27 Alpena Blues Week.

Alpena man gets 10-20 for sexually assaulting daughter
June 22, 2010 – 5:31 am | Comments Off on Alpena man gets 10-20 for sexually assaulting daughter
Alpena man gets 10-20 for sexually assaulting daughter

An Alpena father will spend the next 10-20 years in prison for sexually assaulting his biological daughter.