Michigan DNR Issues Plan For Little Presque Isle Trails

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The D-N-R has issued its final plan for the non-motorized trails on Little Presque Isle.

The agency says 17-point-two miles of mountain bike trails are being designated for the non-winter biking season. Another ten-point-seven miles of winter fat tire bike trails will be available from December through April, they day. The decision comes after months of study and more than 100 public comments, according to the D-N-R’s John Pepin. The popular recreation site is located a few miles northwest of Marquette.

 

Woman Arrested After Stabbing Incident In Eastern U.P.

Troopers from the St. Ignace Post were dispatched to an address on 3 Mile Rd in Hessel for a report that someone had been stabbed. Through their investigation, troopers learned that two 30 year old women had been in an altercation and one of the women had been stabbed in the leg with a knife.

The stabbing victim was treated and transported to War Memorial hospital in Sault.Ste.Marie with non-life threatening injuries.

The other woman was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to do great bodily harmless than murder.

 

Deadline Coming Wednesday To Apply For MSHDA Grants

Nonprofits in Michigan have until Wednesday to apply for a Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to implement high-impact activities directly tied to stabilization and enhancement of local neighborhoods.

“We are looking for innovative ideas that will address a neighborhood’s specific needs,” said MSHDA Executive Director Earl Poleski. “The proposals should be for highly visible housing-oriented activities that improve the quality of life for people living in the community.”

Nonprofit agencies interested in applying are asked to propose initiatives that align with one or more of three core neighborhood components: neighborhood public amenity enhancements,

 

DNR Citizen Advisory Councils Meet Tuesday In Marquette

A good deal of great information will be offered for the public and to a joint session of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern and Western U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Councils, March 14 in Marquette Township.

A research team does a health check on a black bear outside her den in Houghton County as part of the ongoing U.P. Predator-Prey Project.The two panels meet bi-monthly throughout the year. However, once each year, the two councils – with a combined total of 40 members – meet in joint session in the centrally-located Marquette area.

 

AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Rise Seven Cents/Gallon

AAA Michigan reports that the statewide average daily gas price decreased about 7 cents. Michigan’s current statewide average is about $2.34 per gallon, about 7 cents less than last week’s average and about 37 cents more than this same time last year.

Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased about 3 cents. Metro Detroit’s current average is about $2.33 per gallon, about three cents less than last week’s average and about 35 cents more than this same time last year.

 

Paper On Mackinac Pipeline Released; Meeting Monday

Statement on Mackinac Pipeline from Valerie Brader, Michigan Agency for Energy:

We have shared the paper prepared by Edward E. Timm, PhD., PE, about the impacts of underwater currents in the Straits of Mackinac on Line 5 with the other members of the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) and look forward to hearing more about the conclusions during the planned public comment period at the next PSAB meeting.

Dr. Timm’s conclusions have also been shared with the contractors who are conducting the independent Risk and Alternative Analyses on Line 5.

 

Ice Breaking Begins On Monday In Little Bay deNoc

On Monday March 13, 2017 U.S. Coast Guard Cutter MACKINAW (Cheboygan, MI) will commence spring breakout operations in the bay of Green Bay.

These operations will likely occur in areas used by recreational users such as but not limited to the Fox River Entrance Channel, the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, Menominee River Entrance, and the waters of Little Bay De Noc near Escanaba.

In the coming weeks, these ice breaking efforts will increase in frequency as ice conditions deteriorate and commercial navigation increases.

 

Tax Donations Sought For Michigan Children’s Trust Fund

Michiganders have the chance to help protect children when they file their state income tax returns.

A checkoff box on the state income tax return form allows residents to donate $5, $10 or more to go toward preventing child abuse in Michigan through the Children’s Trust Fund.

The Children’s Trust Fund – a nonprofit within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – serves as a voice for Michigan’s children and families and promotes their health,

 

Krusin Klassics Club Helps Bay College Foundation

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Krusin Klassics is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 by local automobile enthusiasts.

Each year, Krusin Klassics draws a large crowd at their annual Fun Run Car Show, and proceeds from this event are generously distributed to various organizations.  The group supports a $1,000 Bay College scholarship annually to assist two students in the automotive program.

Kim Carne, Vice President of the Bay College Foundation stated, “Krusin Klassics spend countless hours planning Fun Run each year,

 

Michigan Celebrates March As Food/Agriculture Month

At its most fundamental level, food is simply a basic human need. The calories and nutrition help keep us alive and moving. However, for most people, food is so much more than that. It can be the centerpiece of an entire family history. It can be part and parcel of a lifetime of world travels and encounters with different cultures. It can be the inspiration for a career in the culinary arts. It can even be a welcoming gift to new neighbor or a charitable gesture to a person in need.