2016-John-Fogerty-Contest-WidgetMarquette, MI  –  September 6, 2016  –  After the two week long contest, a winner for the John Fogerty Concert Ticket Giveaway has been selected. With the final day on entries coming to and end earlier this week, everyone was in anticipation for the winner, even us!

Congratulations to Richard Villalva from Texas for winning the trip to Vegas to see the this rock and roll legend! Richard will be enjoying his grand prize trip for two to Las Vegas sometime in the next month to see John preform during the Fortunate Son tour.

And keep it here for more exciting giveaways!

2014-Deluxe-Bathroom-Makeover-Bucket-ImageMarquette, MichiganAugust 20, 2014 – Summer is almost over and there’s only a month left to get registered for our quarterly giveaway: a Deluxe $12,500 Bathroom Makeover from Great Lakes Radio, Mathews Floor Fashions, Champion Glass, Stone Reflections, and Trudell Plumbing & Heating.

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MARQUETTE, Mich.—Scott Drum has set a probable fastest known time (FKT) by consecutively running the combined 83.5-mile length of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Isle Royale National Park. The Northern Michigan University health and human performance professor completed the feat in just more than 24 hours, including transport time between the parks (his actual running time was 19 hours, 22 minutes).

“It was fun, but also very tough, as I expected,” Drum said. “There was more intermittent hiking with the running toward the end, especially the last five miles or so on Isle Royale. The trail was overgrown there and it took some bushwhacking to make it through. My legs are shot, but I feel good about accomplishing this goal. I’m not aware of anyone who’s attempted the two parks consecutively. Others have run both on different days.”

Drum set out on what he called his “Upper Peninsula Ultra Run Double” at 2:28 a.m. Sunday at Pictured Rocks. He traversed a 42.5-mile stretch of the North Country Trail from the Au Sable Visitor Center in Grand Marais to Munising Falls. After a car ride to Houghton and seaplane transport to Isle Royale, he ran another 40 miles on the Greenstone Ridge Trail from Windigo to Rock Harbor, finishing at 2:40 a.m. Monday. Drum ended the effort the same way he started: in the dark wearing a headlamp.

“This was a personally inspired challenge,” Drum said. “I like to explore the boundaries of human physiology to figure out my own physical limits and test what I’m capable of doing in a day. I daydreamed about an adventure run with a twist, so I looked at the geography near where I live and came up with the off-kilter idea to link the two cool National Park Service units in the Upper Peninsula. There were some interesting logistics to figure out. But an experience like this reinforces what I teach at Northern. Confronting challenges related to carbohydrate-fat metabolism, muscle function, fatigue and the psychological aspects brings exercise science alive for me and hopefully for my students.”

Drum has been running since he was 10 years old, first as a “speedster” doing 5Ks and then progressing to more mileage and less structured workouts. While competitive in spirit, he said he doesn’t race a lot. He prefers trail ultra runs twice a year in the Colorado Rockies, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other scenic locales. Drum’s previous distance record in a day was 50 miles. To prepare for Sunday’s grueling challenge, he ran about 80 miles per week on the wooded and hilly trails near Marquette.

“That included a couple of long runs a week ranging from 20-31 miles while figuring out how to fuel myself along the way to maintain an even energy level,” Drum said. “The distances tapered off near the end of my training so I could conserve energy for the actual run. My concerns Sunday were keeping properly nourished and hydrated, not overextending or injuring myself and hoping everything else would come together as far as weather, the rugged terrain—especially in the dark—elevation gain and the unexpected surprises that always come up.”

Following fastest known time protocols, Drum declared his intention in advance on the FKT website, paid his respects to “those who came before” him and gave details on what he was attempting and when as an “open-book” invitation for others to watch or participate. Drum said he hopes to inspire others to either perform the same feat faster or find their own creative ways to physically challenge themselves.

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 14, at American Legion Post 131, 610 W. Munising, in Munising.

The day begins with a 3 p.m. meeting of the Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries. The committee will hear from a Michigan State University graduate student regarding her research on climate change and brook trout populations; receive an update on proposed waterfowl hunting regulations for the upcoming season; and learn about changes to the state’s Mi-HUNT land-mapping web application.

The Committee of the Whole follows at 4 p.m. The committee will receive an overview of Department of Natural Resources-related activities in the Upper Peninsula, including partnerships and the economic impact of natural resources, and hear updates on the U.P. Habitat Work Group, trapping on Commercial Forest Act land, the Timber Advisory Council, and the first meeting of the Michigan Wildlife Council. Smokey Bear, who celebrates his 70th birthday this year, also will make an appearance. The meeting will close with a DNR legislative update.

Immediately following the Committee of the Whole, the NRC will hear comments from the public. Those wishing to make public comments before the NRC should contact Cheryl Nelson, executive assistant to the NRC, at 517-284-6237 or nelsonc@michigan.gov to register.

Following public comments, the NRC will set waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting regulations for the 2014-2015 hunting season.

DNR Director Keith Creagh will consider 11 land transactions, as well as a land use order amendment to bring the order in line with current state law regarding use of fireworks at state parks.

For more information about the Natural Resources Commission, including full agendas and meeting minutes, visit www.michigan.gov/nrc.

GEORGE IN THE MORNING

Battery “D” pf the Michigan light artillery will be at Fort Wilkins for the thirtieth year in a row under the command of Captain Newkirk.  They are a Civil  War re enactment group and will set up an actual camp as it was in the Civil War.  They fire the cannon out over the lake and the report is phenomenal. So if you get the chance to come see them this  weekend Friday  through Sunday tell them George sent ya.

(Munising, MICH.) In celebration of Lake Superior Day, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore interpreter Andrea Chynoweth will lead a guided walk at Miners Beach on Sunday, July 20, at 1 p.m.

The hour-long walk will focus on the power of Lake Superior to influence both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, impacts on weather, and the dynamic forces at work where water meets land.

To reach Miners Beach from Munising, travel east on Alger County Road H-58 to Miners Castle Road, about five miles. Travel north on Miners Castle Road for about six miles, turning right onto the road to Miners Beach. After one mile, turn left at the T-intersection and meet Ranger Andrea at the parking lot on the west side of Miners Beach.

Lake Superior Day is an annual event that occurs the third Sunday of July. Started by a group of citizens in the 1990s at Thunder Bay, Ontario, it now includes celebrations and activities from more than 50 groups and communities around Lake Superior.

For more information, please contact the interagency visitor center at 906-387-3700.

Munising, Michigan – It’s our American Made 4th of July Weekend! Celebrating the 4th of July with patriotic favorites along with some of the best American made artists & groups all weekend long.

MUNISING, MICHIGAN – Munising Bay Trail network is teaming up with Subaru/International Mountain Bicycing Associaltion trail crew on June 14, 2014 for classroom work to learn proper trail building technique starting at 9:00 a.m. and goint until noon, with lunch provided. Then the crew is heading to Valley Spur to start using these new techniques and building trails at Valley Spur. If you are interested in joining this event go to mbtn.org to sign up.

this week i have been playing an interview i had with sheriff Hughes concerning the up coming informational program on the meth problem here in Alger county. We discussed the dangers of meth and the fact that these guys are throwing  the waste onto the road side. Those groups who are picking  up the roadsides are at risk. He said that the meth makers prefer green pop or gator ade bottles. The program is the 13th of May at the high school gym at 6 p.m. iIf you are involved with the adopt a highway program please plan to attend and even if not you need to be informed. thank you george

Valley Spur Free Kids Ski Lessons

Pre-registration for Free Cross Country Ski Lessons for kids ages 5 to 18 will take place at Valley Spur Lodge on 1/5/14 at 2:00 p.m. Both kids and parents need to attend to sign up and be sized for free equipment use during the lessons.

The Department of Natural Resources will host an open house on Oct. 15 in Manistique to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management treatments for 2015 in the Shingleton management unit, which includes Alger, Delta and Schoolcraft counties. The open house is set for:

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4 to 7 p.m.
DNR Wyman Nursery, 480N Intake Park Road, Manistique

Each year, DNR personnel evaluate one-tenth of the state forest. The inventory provides key decision-making information for foresters and wildlife, fisheries and other resource managers. The age, health, quality and quantity of trees and other vegetation are assessed to enable DNR staff to make informed decisions. Timber management, wildlife and fisheries habitat, minerals, archaeological sites, recreational use, wildfire potential and social concerns are just some of the topics taken into consideration during this review.

Because the forest is inventoried approximately two years in advance, a year of entry is assigned to indicate when treatments will be prepared. Information currently under review has a 2015 year of entry. This means that treatment activities on lands being reviewed this year will actually begin in 2015.

Proposed treatments, which may include timber harvesting, replanting and other management activities, are designed to ensure the sustainability of all forest resources.

Bill O’Neill, chief of the DNR’s Forest Resources Division, said these open houses are a good way for interested residents, neighbors and stakeholders to learn – well in advance – about the DNR’s proposed treatment plans and to share input toward final decisions on those treatments.

“This is an excellent opportunity for the public to weigh in on what the DNR is doing to sustainably manage Michigan’s state forest land,” said O’Neill, who also serves as state forester. “Interested folks can take a look at proposed management plans and talk face-to-face with foresters and biologists about their questions and concerns. Having active partners in the management of our state forests is crucial to meeting the recreation, economic and conservation needs of current and future generations.”

To more easily and efficiently oversee the forest resources, the DNR divides each management unit into smaller units or “compartments.” This year, the compartments under review are in Burt and Munising townships (Alger County); Garden and Fairbanks townships (Delta County); and Doyle, Hiawatha, Germfask, Manistique, Mueller and Seney townships (Schoolcraft County).

Maps and information regarding proposed treatments will be available at the open house. The information can also be found at www.michigan.gov/forestplan. Compartment review packets for the 2015 year of entry can be found by selecting the shown map and clicking on the “Shingleton” button. Records of decisions, recorded timber harvests and other treatments for past years are available on this page.

On Oct. 30, the DNR will complete its formal compartment review to decide on final treatment plans for these areas. That review will take place:

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.
Comfort Inn, 726 E. Lakeshore Drive, Manistique

The Department of Natural Resources will host an open house on Nov. 7 in Newberry to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management treatments for 2015 in the Newberry management unit, which includes Chippewa and Luce counties. The open house is set for:

  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 3-6 p.m.
    DNR Newberry Field Office, 5666 M-123 S, Newberry

Each year, DNR personnel evaluate one-tenth of the state forest. The inventory provides key decision-making information for foresters and wildlife, fisheries and other resource managers. The age, health, quality and quantity of trees and other vegetation are assessed to enable DNR staff to make informed decisions. Timber management, wildlife and fisheries habitat, minerals, archeological sites, recreational use, wildfire potential and social concerns are just some of the topics taken into consideration during this review.

Because the forest is inventoried approximately two years in advance, a year of entry is assigned to indicate when treatments will be prepared. Information currently under review has a 2015 year of entry. This means that treatment activities on lands being reviewed this year will actually begin in 2015.

Proposed treatments, which may include timber harvesting, replanting and other management activities, are designed to ensure the sustainability of all forest resources.

Bill O’Neill, chief of the DNR’s Forest Resources Division, said these open houses are a good way for interested residents, neighbors and stakeholders to learn – well in advance – about the DNR’s proposed treatment plans and to share input toward final decisions on those treatments.

“This is an excellent opportunity for the public to weigh in on what the DNR is doing to sustainably manage Michigan’s state forest land,” said O’Neill, who also serves as state forester. “Interested folks can take a look at proposed management plans and talk face-to-face with foresters and biologists about their questions and concerns. Having active partners in the management of our state forests is crucial to meeting the recreation, economic and conservation needs of current and future generations.”

To more easily and efficiently oversee the forest resources, the DNR divides each management unit into smaller units or “compartments.” This year, the compartments under review are in Hulbert Township (Chippewa County) and Columbus, McMillan and Pentland townships (Luce County).

Maps and information regarding proposed treatments will be available at the open house. The information can also be found at www.michigan.gov/forestplan. Compartment review packets for the 2015 year of entry can be found by selecting the shown map and clicking on the “Newberry” button. Records of decisions, recorded timber harvests and other treatments for past years are available on this page.

On Dec. 4, the DNR will complete its formal compartment review to decide on final treatment plans for these areas. That review will take place:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.
    Newberry Correctional Facility (training room), 3001 Newberry Ave., Newberry

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations for either meeting should contact Keith Magnusson, 906-293-3293, ext. 4740, a minimum of five business days before each meeting.

The Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) will meet Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Comfort Inn in Newberry, located at 13954 State Hwy. M-28. The meeting will take place in the motel’s conference room.

Agenda items will include:

∙ DNR division reports by staff

∙ New revenue update

∙ Limited U.P. wolf hunting season update

∙ U.P. Deer Advisory Team update

∙ Recreation Passport program

∙ Public comment (for public comment instructions, see www.michigan.gov/upcac)

The Eastern Upper Peninsula and Western Upper Peninsula CACs are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify areas in which the department can be more effective and responsive, and offer insight and guidance from members’ own experiences and constituencies.

The council members represent a wide variety of natural resource and recreation stakeholders and interest groups. Agenda items are set by the council members ­and council recommendations are forwarded to the DNR for consideration.

CAC meeting are open to the public. Anyone interested in being considered as a future CAC member should fill out the nomination form found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/upcac. For more information, contact the DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator’s office at 906-228-6561.

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