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Emergency manager to focus on animals in time of natural disaster with new plan

July 7, 2016 HARRISVILLE — A plan to address animals in Alcona County during a potential natural disaster was discussed Wednesday by Buffy Carr, the county’s emergency management coordinator, at the Alcona... more »»

City to hire RC assessing firm

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council voted to hire Berg’s Assessing of Rogers City for $47.50 a parcel to conduct a city-wide residential appraisa. more »»

Twp hears about base’s water concerns

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — Jerry Bleau, Alpena Township Department of Public Works director, updated the township board of trustees on the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center’s concerns about the water rate bein... more »»

DNR cracks down on campground firewood use

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will heighten firewood restrictions at state campgrounds beginning in 2017, according to Blake Gingrich, DNR parks supervisor. more »»

APS board conducts first round of superintendent interviews

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena School’s Board of Education conducted the first round of interviews for the open superintendent positio. more »»

Downtown business projects coming to fruition

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — Several projects that have been in the works for about a year are beginning to take shape downtown and some of them are even completed. more »»

DNR, lake association working together on new boat washer

July 6, 2016 HILLMAN — Boaters at Lake Avalon will be able to try out a new boat washer in an attempt to prevent the spread of invasive species. more »»

ROV team proud of accomplishment, amazed at facility where competition took place in Houston

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena High School Underwater Research Robotics team, UR2, took 12th overall in the International Marine Advanced Technology Education Competition in Houston, Texas, last month out of 8... more »»

Antiques show to host 21st event in Harrisville

July 6, 2016 HARRISVILLE — The Harrisville Antiques and Collectables Show, in its 21st year, will be taking place at the Harrisville Harbor this weekend. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.. more »»

Rest, relaxation, family and celebration July 4 staples for many

July 5, 2016 ALPENA — Although the streets were often frenzied Monday as the City of Alpena’s, residents and visitors celebrated Independence Day, for many it was a good way to catch up with family and get som... more »»

Today’s events

July 4, 2016 ALPENA COUNTY * The Dork Brothers Independence Day 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. at the APlex. A 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration starts at 7 a.m. more »»

Program helps families coping with dementia, memory loss

July 4, 2016 Family caregiving is a job we don’t often anticipate and can be challenging in regards to time and patience. more »»


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June warmer, drier

July 2, 2016 ALPENA — Brown lawns dotting the landscape in Alpena and surrounding communities is due to a the area receiving just over half of its normal rainfall for the month of June, according to the Nationa... more »»

Holiday weekend events

July 2, 2016 TODAY ALCONA COUNTY * Smokey Bear will be at Harrisville State Park at the campground host’s site at 11 a.m. to visit and take pictures. more »»

Early morning flights catching on

July 2, 2016 ALPENA — It appears the flight schedule change at Alpena County Regional Airport is beginning to pay off in term of the number people choosing to fly out of Alpena. more »»

Busy weekend in Hillman

July 2, 2016 HILLMAN — Brush Creek Mill is hosting several events over the coming days for the annual Mill River Days. Today is the craft fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors will be on hand from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. more »»

Group hopes to supply MSP with opiate overdose drug

July 2, 2016 ALPENA — Since nearly 50 law enforcement agencies across upper Michigan were supplied with naloxone, an opiate overdose prevention drug in December, 11 individuals have been saved, according to... more »»



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