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Heavy late-winter snow will challenge Upper Peninsula deer population

Posted April 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Editor’s Note:  It appears that spring may finally have arrived in ‘River Country’.  Here’s a report on another part of our ‘Great Lake State’ where winter has held on. Although early winter snow in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was mild compared to the past few years, precipitation late in the season resulted in above-average snow depths […]

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Rocky River ‘sights and sounds’

Posted February 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

One of the many ‘beauty spots’ in the City of Three Rivers is Memory Isle Park through which the Rocky River, one of the three rivers that give the community its distinct character and name, flows. It’s a place that’s attractive in any season and offers beauty in the form of both ‘sights’ and ‘sounds’. […]

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Weather rollercoaster ride ahead, but Swiss Valley ready for brief warm up

Posted January 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

A glance at the National Weather Service forecast for the Three Rivers area in coming days indicates we’re in for a bit of a roller coaster ride – but the folks at Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area are ready for a brief warm up. As this story is written on Sunday (January 27th), forecasters […]

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Freezing Rain Advisory

Posted January 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The National Weather Service says a period of freezing rain is expected into early Sunday night (January 27th). In a message issued shortly after noon Sunday, forecasters said a warm front associated with an upper level disturbance tracking into the Midwest will cause a wintry mix of freezing rain with some sleet into early Sunday […]

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Scott Koenigsfeld – Getting Ready for Ice Season

Posted January 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

With the boat safely stored and this year’s deer season soon to be just a memory, it’s time to focus our attention on the hard water season. The rods, reels, tip-ups and tackle that was stored last spring now gets drug out needs a thorough inspection. I check all my rods for nicks or cracks. […]

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‘Excellent conditions’ reported at Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area near Jones!

Posted January 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

It’s an exciting time at Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area near Jones, Michigan! Thanks to natural snow and the cold temperatures of recent days that have allowed the making of snow, Swiss Valley is fully operational and an active spot. The “excellent conditions” even allowed Swiss Valley to open the run known as ‘Graduation’, […]

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Arts & Entertainment

City of Sturgis to host first annual Sturgitarod

Posted January 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

STURGIS – Winter has made an appearance in Sturgis, and in response Sturgis is bringing a winter-time tradition to town.  Inspired by the long-standing Alaskan Iditarod dog sled race, the City of Sturgis is hosting the first annual Sturgitarod, a human sled race, on January 18th at 5:00 p.m. as part of Winter Blues in […]

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Spirit Springs Sanctuary ‘Winter Woodland Workday’ set for Saturday from 9 to noon

Posted January 8, 2013 by Bruce Snook

It’s that time of year where we are all about to fall short of our New Year’s resolutions to be more active/get outdoors/do something for our environment.  Well, just in the nick of time there is a Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) workday!  The workday will take place Saturday (January 12th) from 9 a.m. until […]

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