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Express opposition to ATVs

Letter to the Editor:

Last time I looked, we here in the North Woods, Vilas County and the USA, are a democracy — for the people and by the people. Apparently the Vilas Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee does not recognize this value.

They are proposing that we declare void the 2004 referendum regarding all-terrain vehicles (ATV) in Vilas County. We residents definitely voted our wishes not to have ATVs in our county.

Again I reiterate the dangers and

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:21 AM
Supervisors not listening to constituents

Letter to the Editor:

While we read the recent news articles about different towns proposing all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on-road routes in Vilas County, there is another story developing. That story is the array of ATV-related changes being proposed by the new county supervisors.

On July 2, the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation & Land Committee enthusiastically voted to

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:21 AM
Vote needed on ATV issue

Letter to the Editor:

And now comes 2014 and once again all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use in Vilas County (Phelps) is being resubmitted after being denied by the county board 12-8 in 2012.

The board also denied ATV use in Lac du Flambeau by a vote of 13-8 in 2013.  In 2004, Vilas County residents voted by a margin of two-thirds against one-third for ATV use on Vilas County land.

If this issue needs to be revisited again this year,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:20 AM
ATV vote would show democracy at work

Letter to the Editor:

To county board members:

Please do not allow all-terrain vehicles (ATV) on our precious county roads or lands. Damage to these beautiful land areas and accidents will inevitably occur.

A short time ago, the people asked that the Wild Eagle Lodge not be

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:20 AM
FEMA floodplain mapping is injustice to property owners

Letter to the Editor:

In real estate transactions, it is all too common that people find out all or part of their property is incorrectly listed, such as in a floodplain.

The Federal Emergency Management?Agency (FEMA) did floodplain mapping without actually seeing the properties. They admit they guessed at where a flood might occur using aerial photos.

It is their policy that they

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:19 AM
Local newspaper deserves Community Service Award

Letter to the Editor:

I was so thrilled to learn that not only is the News-Review tops in the state of Wisconsin, but that it is one of the finest newspapers in our great land.

The Community Service Award exemplifies all that you are to this area. From your commitment to publicizing community events to your sponsorship of the Warm The Children program, the Vilas Country News-Review helps to make us the

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:19 AM
Appreciates Guides/Kids Day

Letter to the Editor:

As I sit and write this letter (Thursday, July 10), I’m not entirely sure where my kids are. No worries though, as they are participating in the annual Guides/Kids Fishing Day in Eagle River.

When I?left them, they were all smiles as they prepared to spend half the day fishing the Eagle River Chain with a professional fishing guide.

There was also a seminar,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:19 AM
Appreciate new Phelps business

Letter to the Editor:

Sweet Treats and More has brought new life to downtown Phelps. This empty coffee shop has been completely remodeled and converted into a bright, vibrant and attractive building.

The hand-dipped ice cream shop has that old-time feel, offering inside and outside seating, complete with hopscotch engraved into the floor.

Hats off to Wendy and Barry Mohr

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:18 AM
Our view

National honor coming
for Warm The Children

The Vilas County News-Review was told last week that it will be honored at the annual convention of the National Newspaper Association (NNA) in Texas with four awards — none more significant than a Community Service award for the newspaper’s Warm The Children program.


In a category that included every daily and nondaily newspaper regardless of size, the NNA gave the News-Review third place for its annual clothing drive and other activities related to being a community newspaper — extensive local event coverage, sponsorship of Relay For Life and other

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:27 PM
Plum Lake town officials urged to work together

Letter to the Editor:

Open letter to the taxpayers of Plum Lake:

Unfortunately, the gridlock, incivility and downright rancor that has plagued our governments in both Washington, D.C., and Madison have found their way into our local town government, right here in the town of Plum Lake.

It is long past time for the members of our elected town government to stop the fighting, backbiting and name-calling and get down to doing the job for which they were elected, namely, running the town of Plum Lake.

It is time for the town chairperson to accept

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:26 PM