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Sturgeon Bay Hires Consulting Firm for Tugboat Relocation Study

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The Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday selected the Green Bay consulting firm of Aecom to put together a study on the possible relocation of tugboats on the city’s waterfront. The firm will assess potential sites within the Sturgeon Bay harbor to determine the feasibility and improvements required, and develop an engineering analysis of one to three selected sites and cost estimates for improvements, along with … Continue reading

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Children in Door County

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There continues to be a need for volunteers to mentor children in Door County. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin is working to re-establish a presence in the county in order to help young people looking for positive adult role models. Patty O’Rourke, Door County Program Coordinator, says the latest effort began in 2012 at Southern Door schools… O’Rourke says the need is great, but … Continue reading

Catarozoli and Wiegand are Top Vote Getters in Council Primary

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The slate of candidates for the spring election for Sturgeon Bay Alderman in the first district has been set. Challenger Kelly Catarozoli and incumbant Dan Wiegand will square off on April 5th for the right to be one of seven members of the city council. Catarozoli led all three candidates in primary balloting Tuesday with 53 votes, followed by Wiegand with 40. Gerald Pelrine finished … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Council Approves Zoning Change for Proposed Waterfront Hotel

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There was much less intensity surrounding a Sturgeon Bay City Council vote on a zoning matter involving a proposed waterfront hotel Tuesday evening. The crowd at the fire department truck bay was smaller and less boisterous. The applause was polite, there were no standing ovations, and no one turning their backs on the city council. In short, everyone in the room knew, or should have … Continue reading

State Rep. Kitchens to Hold Area Listening Sessions on Proposed State Budget

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State Representastive Joel Kitchens has scheduled two local listening sessions to gauge public opinion on the proposed 2015-2017 state budget. The Sturgeon Bay Republican will meet with constituents at the Sturgeon Bay Library, from 10-11AM, on Friday, February 27th. That afternoon, from 1-2PM, Kitchens will be at Algoma City Hall for a similar session. He has called the governor’s proposed biennial budget a starting point … Continue reading

Public Hearing on Duluth Avenue Improvements Thursday

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The Door County Highway Department, along with the City of Sturgeon Bay, has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the design and environmental aspects of proposed improvements on County C(Duluth Avenue) in Sturgeon Bay. The public meeting is planned for Thursday(February 19th), from 5-7PM, at the City Hall Community Room at 421 Michigan Street. The project will include replacing the pavement and adding sidewalk from … Continue reading

Partial Opening of Snowmobile Trails

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As of Monday (2/16/15) the Northern section of the Door County Snowmobile trails will open.  The Northern section is from Maple Tree Road / Kangaroo Beach Road (Egg Harbor to Baileys Harbor) North to Gills Rock area. Conditions are reported to be from poor to fair. All other sections  of the Door County snowmobile trails remain closed at this time.  For the most up to … Continue reading