Boulder Junction

An unusual third year of funding for a Boulder Junction event was announced earlier this week.

Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett was on hand to present a $14,000 Joint Effort Marketing grant to the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce to promote the White Deer Triathlon next spring.

Chamber Director Theresa Smith says it's unusual for the Department of Tourism to provide a JEM grant for three straight years...

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A large mural was unveiled Saturday in Boulder Junction as part of the 60th Annual Muskie Jamboree.

Artist Joan Christgau portrayed the four season activities and life in Boulder Junction.

The mural is on the west side of the Badger Heating and Air Conditioning building. The project was coordinated by the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce.

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The Town of Boulder Junction has joined a state program to help revitalize its downtown.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's Connect Communities Program recently told the town they were accepted into the program. Connect Communities Program is similar to the better-known Main Street program.

President of the Boulder Junction Community Foundation, Barbara Boston, says several volunteers organized a group and with the help of the town board were recently approved by the WEDC. Boston says some empty stores prompted the group to take action...

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The town of Boulder Junction has approved a 1 percent increase in the town's room tax from 4.5 percent to 5.5 percent.

Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristen Tichacek says the Chamber's board asked the town board for the increase. She says after a public hearing and other discussion, the matter came to a vote Tuesday. The initial request for for a 2 percent increase. She says a compromise was reached with the town board for a one percent increase instead of two. Tichacek says the money will be used for town infrastructure and to promote tourism....

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The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce has hired a new Executive Director. The search committee announced Kristen Tichacek will begin duties on August 3.
Chamber spokesperson Laura Bertch says they're eager for Tichacek o begin work...

"...she's a graduate of St. Norbert'

s College in DePere, Wisconsin. She's a long time resident of the Northwoods area. She has spent her summers in Boulder Junction and she enjoys a lot of activities that Boulder Junction offers...."

Boulder Junction is celebrating winter this weekend with its Frozen Tozen festival.

As Chamber Director Theresa Smith explains, it starts with an ice fishing tournament on Allequash Lake. 

There are prizes for the largest fish as well as the largest total number of inches. 

“Any fish that they catch, whether it’s a panfish or whether it’s a northern, or a bass, whatever they catch would be recorded and all of those accumulated inches will be totaled at the end of the day for the awards.”

The town electors will have a say as the Boulder Junction town board looks at an open police and fire chief position.

Town chair Charlie Spencer says with the recent retirement of Jim Hanson, the town board is looking for public input to help determine what to do....

 

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Boulder Junction is hoping to rally enthusiasm for its growing bike trail system this summer.

Chamber of Commerce Director Theresa Smith says the original Boulder Junction trail was built in 1994 and has been expanding ever since.  Right now there are 29 miles of paved trail connecting Boulder Junction with Sayner and St. Germaine.  And she says there’s more to come.

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A new community center in Boulder Junction opened its doors today.  For supporters of the project, it was a long time coming.

It was standing room only at the ribbon cutting as more than 200 people packed the new community center.  But five years ago it wasn’t clear if the center would ever be built.  Voters rejected an earlier proposal for a more expensive building.  With the final price tag coming in under budget at around $2.1 million, Town Chair Charlie Spencer says the investment will pay off.   

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Cyclists can now enjoy over 30 miles of paved bike trails in Vilas County.  

The town of Boulder Junction has finished an expansion of the bike trail system that connects Boulder Junction, Sayner and St. Germaine.  Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Theresa Smith is hoping the expanded trail will be a boost for tourism.              

Boulder Junction Breaks Out The Blues

Jul 15, 2013
Peg Arnold

For anyone loving the blues, the Boulder Junction Blues Breakdown became the place to be Saturday July 13th in the Northwoods. Great talent, variety, organization, and community participation made for a delightful day.

WXPR is pleased to have been one of the many sponsors supporting live blues and community powered events. Our congratulations to the organizers of this inaugural Boulder Junction blues celebration with hopes for many more to come.

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The Nick Moss Band