Vilas County http://wxpr.org en 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 15 Miles In Vilas County To Be Repaved In 2014 http://wxpr.org/post/15-miles-vilas-county-be-repaved-2014 <P>The public is invited to a meeting called by the Department of Transportation concerning the repaving of 15 miles of road in Vilas county next year.</P> <P>DOT Project Manager Dan Erva outlines what the DOT would like to do...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"....in Vilas county from county highway "M" to county highway "W". The DOT is planning on resurfacing the highway to address the deteriorating pavement. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:02:00 +0000 Ken Krall 5336 at http://wxpr.org 15 Miles In Vilas County To Be Repaved In 2014 Vilas Co. Joins Oneida With Dead Bird http://wxpr.org/post/vilas-co-joins-oneida-dead-bird <P>The Vilas County Public Health Department reports a dead crow found in Vilas County on Tuesday and has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Vilas County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. A dead crow was also found this week in Oneida county.</P> <P>Gina Egan, Health Officer/ Public Health Director said the positive bird means that residents of Vilas County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites,. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:15:07 +0000 Ken Krall 5325 at http://wxpr.org Vilas Co. Joins Oneida With Dead Bird