Vilas County http://wxpr.org en Effort Underway To Halt ATV Trails In Vilas County http://wxpr.org/post/effort-underway-halt-atv-trails-vilas-county <p></p><p>A Presque Isle resident&nbsp; has called upon others to help stop a possible change in Vilas county ATV policy.</p><p><br />In 2004, voters in Vilas county passed&nbsp; by a 63 to 37 percent margin an advisory referendum not to allow ATV's on county roads and property. The county board followed up with a resolution affirming the advisory referendum.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Ken Krall 20982 at http://wxpr.org Effort Underway To Halt ATV Trails In Vilas County Vilas County Debuts Silent Sports Map http://wxpr.org/post/vilas-county-debuts-silent-sports-map <p>Vilas County says a new silent sports trail map is getting a warm reception.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The map released last month combines details of more than 60 paddling, hiking, biking and ski trails in the county. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p>Cindy Burzinski, Director of Vilas County Tourism and Publicity, says in the first two weeks that the map was available, they distributed 5000 copies.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:07:44 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19240 at http://wxpr.org Vilas County Debuts Silent Sports Map Vilas Co. Given As Example Of Changing Northwoods Demographics http://wxpr.org/post/vilas-co-given-example-changing-northwoods-demographics <p>A&nbsp;state economist says Vilas county reflects changing demographics in the north. Those demographic changes could reflect a big change in the workforce.</p><p>Scott Hodek says if you look at Vilas county's demographics, in 2010, about 25 percent of the workforce was over 65 years old and likely retired....</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:48:00 +0000 Ken Krall 16572 at http://wxpr.org Vilas Co. Given As Example Of Changing Northwoods Demographics LDF-Vilas Co. Collaboration http://wxpr.org/post/ldf-vilas-co-collaboration <p></p><p> A growing backlog of cases in the Vilas&nbsp;County District Attorney's office has led the Lac du Flambeau tribe to offer $25,000 to help fund a part-time Administrative Secretary position.</p><p>The tribe presented the money this week to Vilas county officials. The money is matched by Vilas county contribution over three years.</p><p>Many of the cases in waiting are from Lac du Flambeau.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:56:05 +0000 Ken Krall 15154 at http://wxpr.org LDF-Vilas Co. Collaboration 1600 Jobs From Tourism In Vilas County http://wxpr.org/post/1600-jobs-tourism-vilas-county <p>The economic impact of tourism in Vilas county and elsewhere was shown in a recent report.</p><p>The state reported tourism accounted for more than $10 billion in visitor spending in Wisconsin in 2012, $6 billion of that on dining, retail and recreation. Cindy Burzinski, Executive Director of Vilas County Tourism and Publicity says visitors spent a lot of money in places to stay, eat, and shop...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....in 2012, visitor expenditures were at $195.4 million dollars, and that was a 10 percent increase over 2011...."</u></i></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:32:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13526 at http://wxpr.org 1600 Jobs From Tourism In Vilas County Vilas County Snowmobile Trails to Open Early http://wxpr.org/post/vilas-county-snowmobile-trails-open-early <p>An early opening for Vilas County trails has snowmobile clubs and local businesses in good spirits.&nbsp; The date was moved up from Tuesday December 17<sup>th</sup> to this Friday December 13<sup>th</sup> at 6 pm.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vilas County Parks and Recreation Forester Dale Mayo says opening day usually happens after the four-day </span>antlerless<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> deer hunt ends.&nbsp; But he says this year low temperatures and snow conditions seem to have discouraged many hunters.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:52:33 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11795 at http://wxpr.org Vilas County Snowmobile Trails to Open Early Missing Woman's Remains Found; Cause of Death TBD http://wxpr.org/post/missing-womans-remains-found-cause-death-tbd <p>Vilas County authorities are still waiting to determine cause of death for a woman whose remains were found in the woods last week. 55-year-old Sandra Schinke&nbsp;of Sayner went missing in 17 months ago in the Northern Highland Forest.&nbsp; Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath says forensic evidence helped make the positive ID.</p><blockquote><p>“The teeth were intact in the jaw at the scene as part of the remains.&nbsp; So we utilized a forensic anthropologist and dental records that we had obtained from Mr. Schinke when his wife went missing.”</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:41:24 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8387 at http://wxpr.org Bike Path Expands to 33 Miles http://wxpr.org/post/bike-path-expands-33-miles <p>Cyclists can now enjoy over 30 miles of paved bike trails in Vilas County. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The town of Boulder Junction has finished an expansion of the bike trail system that connects Boulder Junction, </span>Sayner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and St.&nbsp;</span>Germaine<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Theresa Smith is hoping the expanded trail will be a boost for tourism.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7290 at http://wxpr.org Bike Path Expands to 33 Miles Vilas D.A. Employee to Stay On http://wxpr.org/post/vilas-da-employee-stay <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span id="cke_bm_36S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>The limited term employee working in the Vilas&nbsp;County District Attorney’s office will be staying on the job for another six months while the office implements a paperless system.</span></p><p>The Vilas County board of supervisors on Tuesday approved a request by District Attorney Al Moustakis to extend the limited term employee through March, 2014.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Mary Jo Berner 7124 at http://wxpr.org Goodbye Little Rock Lake Curtain http://wxpr.org/post/goodbye-little-rock-lake-curtain <p>A landmark study on acid rain came to an end today.&nbsp; Researchers took down a barrier that’s divided Little Rock Lake in two for nearly thirty years.&nbsp; Dismantling the curtain was no easy task.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:26:03 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 5770 at http://wxpr.org Goodbye Little Rock Lake Curtain