Vilas County en Vilas Judge Wants County To Lobby For Another Vilas Judge <p></p><p>A Vilas County Circuit Court judge laid out the case last week that the county board should lobby for a second judgeship there.</p><p>At the county board meeting, Judge Neal Nielsen said though a core of the balanced government between legislative, administrative and judicial, the entire court system in Wisconsin takes up a small percentage of the state tax dollar…</p><p><em><u>“that figure is astonishingly low. Most people wouldn’t recognize it. As I said, that’s 85 cents of every 100 dollars of state tax revenue goes to the courts…”</u></em></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:44:00 +0000 Ken Krall 21642 at Vilas Judge Wants County To Lobby For Another Vilas Judge VC Board Approves Adding ATV Use To Land Use Plan <p>The Vilas county board voted 15-4 last night to amend the county's land use plan to allow motorized trails on county land and roads. The vote is a victory for those seeking to overturn a 2004 referendum vote where a majority wanted no county ATV trails and a subsequent county board resolution banning ATV's on county properties and roads.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:28:09 +0000 Ken Krall 21480 at VC Board Approves Adding ATV Use To Land Use Plan Two Hospitalized After Nearly Drowning <p>A woman and child have been hospitalized after nearly drowning in Star Lake in Vilas County Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Shortly before one o’clock Tuesday, the Vilas County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting two adult women were trying to rescue three children swimming in Star Lake.&nbsp;</p><p>The women apparently rescued two of the children without incident, but when rescuing the third child, one of the women went under the water, along with the child.&nbsp; A family friend arrived on a boat to pull them out of the water.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:04:10 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21474 at Effort Underway To Halt ATV Trails In 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 Effort Underway To Halt ATV Trails In Vilas County 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 Vilas County Debuts Silent Sports Map Vilas Co. Given As Example Of 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 Vilas Co. Given As Example Of Changing Northwoods Demographics 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 LDF-Vilas Co. Collaboration 1600 Jobs From Tourism In 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>" 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 1600 Jobs From Tourism In Vilas County Vilas County Snowmobile Trails to 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 Vilas County Snowmobile Trails to Open Early Missing Woman's Remains Found; Cause of 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