Wisconsin’s rising wolf population has sparked controversy over the years. It’s also sparked a one-of-a-kind program for keeping tabs on those wolves…a volunteer carnivore tracking program run by the DNR.
These citizen trackers are quietly helping create one of the best tracking datasets on wolves in the world.
"So the idea is, pattern on the ground, visualization in the mind, any questions on that?"
The frigid weather may have kept skiers indoors for a few days…but otherwise this season’s conditions have been prime for cross country skiing.
Tim Collins, Director of Minocqua Winter Park says the park had its biggest day ever the Saturday after Christmas.
“We had over a thousand people out at Winter Park, on Saturday December 28. And the numbers before and after were very close. So all of our trails, 100 kilometers of ski and snowshoe trails have been groomed to perfection this season.”
The fundraising totals across the Northwoods were down during this years Salvation Army bell-ringing time. Ken Krall reports Mother Nature, the calendar and the Internet worked against the effort this year.
Salvation Army spokesperson Tom Bremer) oversees the collections for the Northwoods.....
The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association is hosting an event next weekend near Rhinelander to raise money for area silent sport trails.
RASTA spokesperson Suzanne Flory talks about the Snowshoe hare race...
"...it's a great opportunity for folks who have never snowshoed before, or folks who are doing it a lot and doing different races to come out and enjoy the day. It's January 11 and it will be at Holiday Acres...."
In a cold snap like this one, it doesn’t take long for temperatures to become a health risk. Amy Lavin is a nurse practitioner at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. She says in weather this cold, exposed skin can become frostbitten in about 5 minutes. If you’re exercising or have certain medical conditions, you might not even notice it happening.
The Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Rural Schools is holding its fourth public hearing Wednesday afternoon(Jan. 8) at the Antigo high school.
Task Force Chair, Representative Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander, says they wanted to start with a meeting in Rhinelander. He says after going to other parts of the state, they come back to this region...
The Langlade Hospital Center For Health and Performance has received a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation which should help local athletes be in top shape.
Center Supervisor Greg Renfro says the $2,000 grant will enable them to purchase equipment for the "SportFit" program...
"....the program is set up so student athletes can come into our facility. We design a program for whatever their sport is...lets say baseball...we design a program that is designed to help that individual perform optimally as a baseball player..."