Sunday Snowmobile Fire in Town of Union

A call came in for a snowmobile on fire in the Town of Union late Sunday morning. Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Chief Curt Vandertie reports they sent 3 units and 14 firefighters to the location just off the snowmobile trail near 571 Sand Hill Road. Fire Chief Vandertie details their response….. The BUG Fire Department used just less than 50 gallons to extinguish the fire, and the … Continue reading

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DC Land Trust Acquired 2 Properties on Washington Island

The Door County Land Trust just announced they have been gifted 2 separate properties on Washington Island which will now be permanently protected. The larger of the 2, a 62-acre property on the island’s northeast quadrant, is near the Indian Point Natural Area, about a half mile from the shoreline. With it’s proximity to other nearby protected land, this donation helps create a wildlife corridor. … Continue reading

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DC Board Reworks Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resolution

At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting they revisited the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” resolution which was passed last month, a resolution which declared racism as a public health crisis in Door County. There were many hours of discussion on the topic with public comments and supervisors’ responses. First, the board voted 11 to 9 to reconsider the resolution. Supervisor Gunnlaugsson of District 21 voiced his … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Additional Cardboard Recycling Dumpster

Due to the drastic increase in online shopping during the pandemic, there has been an abundance of cardboard taking up much needed space in Sturgeon Bay’s recycling receptacles. Many residents have phoned in to Municipal Services about their accelerated volume of cardboard being recycled lately. Some have even began discarding their cardboard in the trash, which actually negates the reason for the recycling program. Since … Continue reading

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State Parks Update and Rock Island Re-Open Date

The Wisconsin DNR has informed us that starting April 30th, there will be some changes to the state park system. Playgrounds will be open. Volunteer group sizes will be increased to 50 people. The capacity for open-air shelters, amphitheaters, and outdoor group campgrounds will be increased to 100 people. Non-department led special event capacity will increase from 50 to 100 people, and special event permit … Continue reading

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