Loading

32°F

33°F

37°F

31°F

37°F

31°F

31°F

37°F

37°F
NEWS STORIES

Oneida County could see fewer snowmobile trails this seasonSubmitted: 11/01/2010
Story By Dana Blado

RHINELANDER - As soon as the snow comes, the snowmobile trails start gearing up for business.

But this year, riders could have less to choose from.

Contracts exist between snowmobile clubs and landowners for the use of that land during snowmobile season.

This year, some snowmobile clubs are working to renew one of those contracts, but there's a hang-up.

County Forester and Recreation Coordinator Eric Rady says before signing a contract, Oneida County's Corporation Council must approve it.

One concern the council has with the current contract involves insurance.

A company out of Atlanta, Georgia owns land west of Highway 51.

Right now, Oneida County's insurance does not cover that land, which would be a problem if an accident occurred.

However, the company's land makes up about one third of the Oneida County Snowmobile Trail System, which could cause other problems if the contract isn't signed.

Rady says, "That would make a huge impact to snowmobile trails and all of that in the Northwoods. And it would make a huge impact to all of, even the surrounding counties."

Rady says another option is for the snowmobile clubs to sign the contract instead of the county.

But Rady says those clubs would have to pay more money for insurance.

There is a meeting to discuss this issue at the Oneida County Courthouse on Wednesday at 10AM.

It is an open session.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS
Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge ReturnsSubmitted: 09/15/2014

Play Video

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge returns Saturday September 20th and Sunday September 21st. It will be held at five different lakes.

The Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce wants more people to register for the tournament.

+ Read More
Rhinelander District Library hires new directorSubmitted: 09/15/2014

Play Video

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander District Library will welcome a new director at the end of October.

The library's board hired Virginia Woods Roberts to lead the library.

She's currently the director of the Chippewa Falls Library.

The board interviewed three other candidates.

Roberts has a master's degree in both library science and art.

+ Read More
Area reservoirs near capacitySubmitted: 09/15/2014

ONEIDA COUNTY - Many area reservoirs can't hold much more water.

Recent heavy rains have raised water levels in many areas of the Northwoods.

This is the dam at the Rainbow Flowage in Oneida County. The flowage is only about five inches below its maximum level.

The Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company controls water levels on many bodies of water in our area.

+ Read More
Judge halts proceedings in child stabbing caseSubmitted: 09/15/2014

Play Video

WAUKESHA - A judge has halted court proceedings for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man.

The girl's attorney, Maura McMahon, told Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren on Monday that she has questions about the girl's ability to assist in her own defense. Bohren ordered a competency examination to be completed within 30 days.

+ Read More
Man arrested after 25 dead cows found Submitted: 09/15/2014

Play Video

BARRON - Authorities say a 47-year-old western Wisconsin man was arrested after officials discovered 25 dead cows on his farm.

The Barron County sheriff's office says the man was taken into custody Saturday on suspicion of mistreating animals and failing to provide food and drink to animals.

The Leader-Telegram reports the man was booked into jail, released and is due in court next month.

+ Read More
What clerks face with reinstatement of voter ID law Submitted: 09/15/2014

Play Video

ONEIDA COUNTY - You'll need a photo ID to vote in the November general election.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's photo ID law on Friday.

Election workers should be able to handle the change at the polls in November.

But nearly 12,000 absentee ballots have already been sent out around the state.

+ Read More
Woman sentenced for involvement in Forest County beatingSubmitted: 09/15/2014

Play Video

FOREST COUNTY - Prosecutors believe four people attacked a man and left him to die in Forest County woods in March. One of those people learned her sentence Monday.

April Jones reached a plea deal with prosecutors. She pled guilty to a misdemeanor for battery. The judge sentenced her to one year in jail. She will get credit for the more than five months she's already served.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here