Range Light Restoration Campaign Wraps Up

The campaign to raise funds to pay for the restoration of the Upper Range Light at the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor has officially been closed. The “Restore The Range Light” fundraiser was launched in the spring of 2016. Since then, over $305,000 has been raised through the campaign. During a recent visit to the WDOR Talk Show, Steve Leonard, Ridges Executive Director, talked about … Continue reading

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Maritime Tower Project Receives Significant Contribution

The Maritime Lighthouse Tower project capital campaign in Sturgeon Bay received a significant boost with the recent decision of the George Kress Foundation in Green Bay to contribute one million dollars to the fund drive. The pledge will help the Maritime Museum on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront expand its facility with the construction of a ten story tower, offering ten stories of creative, interactive … Continue reading

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Bayview Bridge Maintenance Tuesday & Wednesday

The Green Bay office of the Department of Transportation has announced that crews will be providing routine maintenance on the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay, from 7AM to 3:30PM Tuesday and Wednesday, October 22nd and 23rd. The DOT says lane closures with flagging operations will occur on both sides of the Bayview bridge during the maintenance operations. Motorists may encounter brief delays.

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Additional Funding Approved for Eagle Tower

State Representative Joel Kitchens says he’s pleased that the Wisconsin State Building Commission voted Wednesday to provide more funding for the replacement of the former Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek. The commission’s actions will release an additional $1.4 million for the new observation tower. The project had been bid out twice, but the lowest figure was still about $1.4 million more … Continue reading

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Friends of Forestville Dam Force County Board Recall

After being stymied in its first effort to force a recall election in protest of a proposed draw-down for the pond near the Forestville dam, a group opposed to the project is moving forward with its effort to unseat Door County District Three Supervisor Roy Englebert. This time the Friends of the Forestville Dam had the requisite number of signatures needed to force the vote. … Continue reading

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Ribbon Cutting for Pebble Beach Property Friday

A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the acquisition of the Pebble Beach property in Sister Bay will be held on Friday(10/18) at 2:30PM, rain or shine. The Village of Sister Bay, with assistance from the Door County Land Trust, completed the purchase of the 17-acre parcel along Little Sister Bay, expanding the former 40-feet of public beach with an additional 600-feet of shoreline. Several speakers … Continue reading

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DNR Public Meeting to Discuss Small Mouth Bass Tuesday

The Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting to discuss the small mouth bass fishery in the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay surrounding Door County on Tuesday, October 15th at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The meeting is expected to run from 6:30 to 8:30PM. The session will allow DNR staff members an opportunity to engage stakeholders and present … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay School District Sending Surveys

Homes located within the Sturgeon Bay school district will soon receive a survey in their mailboxes. The survey is the next step in a lengthy process to evaluate the district’s facilities and identify potential solutions to building challenges and opportunities. During the last several months, the school district has explored a number of potential solutions to address the district’s aging facilities, the oldest of which … Continue reading

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SBFD Called to Jail After Sprinkler System Activates

There was a bit of a mess, but a sprinkler system in the kitchen at the Door County Jail worked as it was intended to Saturday morning. At about 9:50AM, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was paged out and sent two trucks and four firefighters to the kitchen at the Justice Center at 1201 South Duluth Avenue after a fire was reported there. On the … Continue reading

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Door County Upgrading Website

In an effort to improve information delivery and accessibility, Door County will soon begin work to upgrade its website. According to Joanne Kurowski, Technology Services Manager, the goal of the upgrade is to make government services accessible to all populations in the county. To that end, the site will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Kurowski says a “notify me” feature will be added … Continue reading

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