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Clean Boats effort sees state revisions; new training slated
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) watercraft inspection and boater education program  is undergoing a major revision this year, according to Ted Ritter, Vilas County invasive species coordinator.

The program features  teams of volunteers, as well as some paid staff, performing boat and trailer checks, disseminating informational brochures and educating boaters on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Ritter said the CBCW inspection form will be new in 2014 and the data entry procedure will be adjusted to accommodate the new form.

“The form will include prompts to encourage

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:32 PM
Fundraiser planned to benefit Mayor Hyslop

A?family dance fundraiser is slated Saturday, April 12, at The Rock at 1019 Wall Street in Eagle River to help pay Eagle River Mayor Jeff Hyslop’s medical expenses, which he incurred after being hospitalized with a case of E. coli meningitis.

All proceeds from the event will help pay for Hy­slop’s medical bills.

Tickets cost $5 at the door (children will gain free admission) and the dance will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Children’s activities will be available,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:32 PM
Vilas Economic Development Corp. applies for broadband expansion grant

The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) has applied to a new broadband expansion grant program providing reimbursement for equipment and construction expenses incurred to extend or improve broadband service in underserved areas of the state.

Made available through Wisconsin Public Service, this grant was instituted in acknowledgement of rural areas throughout the state that have little or no broadband access.

“We recognize that broadband access has played an

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:31 PM
Election day
 Town of Lincoln voters went to the polls Tuesday morning at the Lincoln Town Hall for several election contests, including town board, school board and Vilas County Board. State officials said they expected just 12% of voters statewide to vote April 1 because most election contests were for local government.         —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:23 PM
Woman, 62, struck by vehicle at intersection in Three Lakes

A?62-year-old woman was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Superior Street and West School Street in Three Lakes last Thursday, according to a release from the Three Lakes Police Department.

Authorities responded to the scene at approximately 4:24 p.m.

Preliminary investigation by police revealed that the vehicle had stopped at the stop sign on West School Street and began to turn westbound onto Superior Street when the vehicle struck the pedestrian in the crosswalk.

The pedestrian was transported

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:23 PM