Council Reaffirms Closing of Streets for Ship Yard Expansion

A request to rescind action on a Sturgeon Bay City Council resolution authorizing the vacation or closing of portions of 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street, with conditions, was defeated on a council vote of four to two Tuesday evening following extensive discussion. Alderman Will Gregory requested the action. In an interview on WDOR, Gregory said more time should have been dedicated to considering the ramifications … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails to Open

The Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department is reporting that all of the snowmobile trail sections in Kewaunee County will open at 6PM tonight(Wednesday, February 3rd). Trails are reported to be in fair condition, and riders are urged to use caution near the Black Ash Swamp north of Algoma. Riders are reminded that they are required to purchase a trail pass this year which is … Continue reading

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Candidate Forum for Sturgeon Bay Council Wednesday

The League of Women Voters of Door County will sponsor candidate forums for seats on the Sturgeon Bay City Council Wednesday at 7PM in the council chambers at city hall. The league forums are intended to help voters select the most qualified, best-suited person for the office. It is not a debate. Questions supplied anonymously by audience-members are screened by members of the organization. All … Continue reading

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Maritime Speaker Series to Discuss Grand Traverse Islands Thursday

Recent efforts to create a national park in the Grand Traverse Islands will be the topic for the next installment in the Door County Maritime Museum speaker series Thursday evening. John Bacon, Chairman of the Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands, will present the program at 7PM at the museum’s Sturgeon Bay facility on the city’s west side waterfront. Bacon suggests that the islands, stretching … Continue reading

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NWS Issues Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING, which will be in effect from 12pm Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday, for the counties of Door, Oconto and Marinette. Expect light snow to develop during the early to mid afternoon hours. The snow will become heavy at times between 3pm and midnight. Some freezing drizzle is possible at times Tuesday night. … Continue reading

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SW Section of Door County Trails Closed

The Door County Snowmobile Trails coordinator has announced that the Southwest section of the trail system will close at 6:00AM on January 30, 2016. The Southeast, Central and Northern Sections will remain open. Click here for a detailed map on the Door County Trails system.

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails to Close

The Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Department has announced that all snowmobile trails in Kewaunee County will close, as of 6AM Sunday, January 31st. Snowmobilers are reminded that they can be cited for riding on closed trails. The Promotions & Recreation Department recommends checking the 24 hour information line before heading out at (920)-388-7199.

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Friends of Sturgeon Bay Waterfront File Suit Locally

A group opposed to the construction of a hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront has made good on its threat to take the matter to state court. The group calling itself “The Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront,” has filed suit in Door County Circuit Court, Branch Two, presided over by Judge Peter Diltz. Earlier this week, a federal court judge dismissed a … Continue reading

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Healthy Water Door County Announces New Grant Program

A new granting program has been established in Door County. Christine Henkel says “Healthy Water Door County” is one of several funding vehicles administered by the Door county Community Foundation… Henkel says grant funding is available for those who have ideas about protecting and preserving Door County’s water supply… To learn more about Healthy Water Door County call, 746-1786, or visit healthywaterdoorcounty.org

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Police Warn Residents of New Phone Scams

On Wednesday, Sturgeon Bay Police officers were dispatched to an east side home to follow up on a suspicious phone call. The occupant said she had just gotten off the phone with a male caller who said he was seeking donations for the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department and the Door County fire department. The local woman hung up after informing the caller that she wouldn’t … Continue reading

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