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Want to make a difference? Try running for local office

April 6, 2014 ALPENA — Thinking of running for election? Maybe you’d like to campaign for a seat on the board of your local county commissioners or serve as a township trustee to help improve services for... more »»

Working a controlled burn helps sharpen skills

April 6, 2014 ALPENA – Alpena Township Fire Department held a burn training Saturday to work on different techniques and procedures that need to be followed while fighting fires. more »»

Bidding process for air service begins

April 4, 2014 ALPENA —The United States Department of Transportation has sent out a request for proposal for air service at the Alpena County Regional Airport and it appears current provider SkyWest is prepared t... more »»

Sanctuary seeking volunteers for ROV competition

April 4, 2014 ALPENA — The 2014 Great Lakes Regional Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition will be May 17, and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is looking for... more »»

Hair of the dog

April 4, 2014 ALPENA — Karen Upham and Sheila Robbins don’t mind dog hair. In fact, Upham collects hers by the bagful when she brushes her two fluffy Keeshonds. more »»

SkyWest to bid to be air service provider

April 4, 2014 The United States Department of Transportation has sent out a request for proposal for air service at the Alpena County Regional Airport and it appears current provider SkyWest is prepared to bid on... more »»

Forum tackles issues around teen drinking

April 3, 2014 ALPENA — Parents, students and community members participated in a discussion about teen drinking during a community forum Thursday night at the Alpena County Library. more »»

Another busy summer ahead despite cancellations

April 3, 2014 ALPENA — Although the Wings Over Alpena Air Show has been canceled this summer, there still will be many events people from in and outside Alpena to enjoy. more »»

Sanctuary receives donation from Shipmasters’ Association

April 3, 2014 ALPENA — The International Shipmasters’ Association Lodge 19 donated $500 to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to help defer the costs associated with bussing students to the Great Lakes... more »»

Annual study shows area health rankings slipping

April 3, 2014 ALPENA — Health rankings for Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties have been slipping for the last three years, according to an annual study conducted by the University of Wisconsin... more »»

DNR plans to open two closed campgrounds

April 3, 2014 ATLANTA — The Department of Natural Resources is working to reopen two closed state forest campgrounds as destination for horse riders, including one south of Atlanta. more »»

Deer habitat project grants available

April 3, 2014 The Department of Natural Resources is taking grant applications for Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant. more »»

Elk Country Animal Shelter to host dinner fundraiser

April 3, 2014 LEWISTON — The Elk Country Animal Shelter in Atlanta will be hosting it’s 11th annual Italian Dinner at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lewiston Saturday, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. more »»

Rescue tools

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Retirement opens up possible political changes

April 2, 2014 The retirement announcement from Republican Congressman Dave Camp has started a trickle-down effect that has several Michigan House members and Senators filing to run for the new seats. more »»

An Evening of Elegance at All Saints

April 2, 2014 ALPENA — All Saints Catholic School will be hosting its Evening of Elegance Saturday starting at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. at St. Anne’s Parish Center. more »»

Residents hear update on Alpena-to-Hillman trail

April 2, 2014 ALPENA — Thunder Bay Trails Association members and others heard about an idea to improve the Department of Natural Resources’ Alpena to Hillman trail Wednesday. more »»

Biological station to get makeover

April 2, 2014 OCQUEOC TOWNSHIP — The United States Geological Survey’s Hammond Bay Biological Station will get a $6-$8 million makeover, and the public is welcome to comment on a draft environmental assessment... more »»



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