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Vilas Board amends plan for ATVs

County roads, forests
could get trail system

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Vilas County Board voted 15-4 last Tuesday night in favor of an amendment to the 15-year Vilas County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on some public roadways and designated trails in the county forest.

Board supervisors discussed the matter for more than two hours in front of nearly 400 concerned citizens at the Arbor Vitae Town Hall.

Four separate amendments to the language of the original amendment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:58 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:20 PM )
Three Lakes, Phelps set firemen’s picnics

The 56th annual Three Lakes Firemen’s Picnic will be at Cy Williams Park and the grounds of the Information Bureau on Maple Lake this Sunday, Aug. 3, from noon to 5 p.m.

The fundraiser for the department will feature youth games, prizes, music, food and refreshments, according to Fire Chief Dave Kirby.

Food will include brat­wurst and roasted corn. Beer and soda will be available and entertainment will be pro­­vided.

There will be a number of raffles

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:57 PM
As part of a joint snowmobile grass drags and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rendezvous event last Saturday in Three Lakes, the Nicolet ATV?Club set up a mud pit that drew hours of participation and spectator interest.                   —STAFF?PHOTO
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:57 PM
New bike trail
Wisconsin DNR Secretary Kathy Stepp (with scissors) along with major donors Liz and Richard Uihlein, and a host of other dignitaries officially opened Phase IV of the Manitowish Waters-Boulder Junction bike trail Saturday. The $1.2 million 8.3-mile segment of trail runs from North Lakeland Elementary School to Boulder Junction.                 —Photo By Ken Anderson
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:54 PM
Eagle River Chain group seeking input via survey

The Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association (ERCLA) is seeking input on the Chain’s management plan, and has sent out a survey to property owners.

The association began a comprehensive lake management plan for the entire lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes last year.

The plan is phased, spanning four years from 2013 through 2017.

The first phase began on Cranberry and Catfish lakes in 2013,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:51 PM