About 2500 people have been awarded permits to harvest a wolf. The DNR most recently reported fewer than half of those have actually purchased their licenses. But DNR Carnivore specialist Dave MacFarland says that’s nothing unusual.
A Rhinelander volunteer working on Colorado disaster relief has returned home. Carol Miller traveled to northern Colorado after heavy flooding put the area into crisis. For 17 days she supervised nurses at a Red Cross disaster relief center in Denver. She says a lot of the work was preventative. But they did encounter more serious conditions, and numerous cases of altitude sickness.
“When I first arrived there it was pretty intense, because we had a lot of shelters open. So just keeping the people healthy in those shelters and well cared for.”
Controversy continues to simmer over a proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin’s Penokee Range. Gogebic Taconite is currently waiting for approval to do bulk sampling of more than 4000 tons of rock. And the company hasn’t even begun what would likely be a multi-year permitting process to open a mine. But one retired mining engineer is wondering if there’s enough ore to mine profitably in the first place.
One thing is clear: Jack Parker’s career in the mining industry has given him a hefty resume in the business.
With winter on its way, the Public Service Commission is telling residents who may be behind on utility payments to get connected.
Starting November 1st, there is a moratorium on utility shutoffs – that means companies can’t cut off service until mid-April, even if customers don’t pay their bills. But PSC spokesperson Carrie Templeton says for that rule to apply, you must start off the season as a customer in good standing.
The state’s wolf hunting season begins next week. People hoping to harvest a wolf have already applied for and received their permit.
About 2500 permits were awarded in mid-August based on a lottery system. DNR Carnivore Specialist David MacFarland says the number of applications dropped from 20,000 last year, to less than 17,000 this year.
Cranberry Fest is over. But if you’re ready for another fall celebration, Pumpkin Fest is coming up this weekend.
The Three Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary puts on the annual festival to raise money for the fire department. Spokesperson Spokesperson Mary Babich says last year the group was able to purchase a special boat motor, so crews can fight fires from the water.
Several Northwoods schools are receiving state awards for student performance and improvement.
Wisconsin School Superintendent Tony Evers will honor those schools at a statehouse ceremony Tuesday at noon. North Lakeland Elementary and Crandon Elementary are both being recognized for high progress.
Crandon Elementary principal Jamee Belland credits improvements in reading and math to the school’s use of classroom data. She says it helps teachers tailor curriculum to students at different levels.