Southwest Section of Door County Snowmobile Trails Closing

The Southwest section of the Door County snowmobile trail system will close as of 8AM Sunday(2/23). The North, Central, and Southeast sections remain open. Riders are reminded to stay on the marked trails only. For the most up to date information go to

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails to Close

Deteriorating conditions on the Kewaunee County snowmobile trail system have led the Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department to announce the closing of all 4 sections of trails as of 8AM Sunday(2/23).The Promotions & Recreation Department maintains a 24/7 hotline where trail status and conditions can be checked at (920)-388-7199.

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Potawatomi Tower to Be Taken Down

The Department of Natural Resources says that the Potawatomi State Park observation tower, which has been closed since the spring of 2018, will be taken down. The DNR cites three studies indicating significant wood rot and decay necessitating the need to take the tower down. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society commissioned an assessment determining that the tower could be repaired. Three options were reviewed last … Continue reading

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Ellison Bluff Park Entrance Closed Due to Washout

Recent washouts in the entrance road to Ellison Bluff County Park in Ellison Bay has led to its temporary closure. The Door County Facilities and Parks Department says the closure will be in place while the appropriate roadway repairs can be made. The park itself remains open to visitors, but access into the park will be limited to foot traffic. The facilities and parks department … Continue reading

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County Board Agrees to Continue Funding for Door 2 Door Rides

The reprieve for Door-2-Door Rides, provided by a large majority on the Door County Board Tuesday, gives the local shared ride taxi service a little breathing room over the next three years. Increased costs had brought about the prospect of curtailing or eliminating the service. In the end, supervisors agreed to fund Door-2-Door for a three year period while a way is sought to continue … Continue reading

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Hotel Developer’s Claim Denied by City Council

After discussing the matter in closed session, the Sturgeon Bay City Council voted to deny a claim filed by developer Bob Papke in connection with a proposed hotel on the city’s west side waterfront. The property, which has been embroiled in a dispute between a friends group, the city and its Waterfront Redevelopment Authority, has already been the subject of two court cases and is … Continue reading

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New Contract Awarded To Bay Shipbuilding

Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build an articulated tug barge or A.T.B. for delivery in late 2017. The contract, recently signed by the Fincantieri Marine Group, includes an option for a second A.T.B. unit to potentially be delivered in 2018. Todd Thayse, vice-president and general manager of the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, says the new contract is good … Continue reading

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