STAFF BLOG THE BEAT GOES ON Bear hunting story upsetting to a reader
Not everyone enjoyed reading about a 648-pound (or more) black bear being killed near North Hudson.
Julie Irving, a resident of Krattley Lane in the town of Hudson, called the Star-Observer to disput... Posted on 10/14/11 at 11:12 AM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK EPA: No ban on lead hunting ammunition
On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition by five environmental groups to ban lead in hunting ammunition. Here's a link to a story on the topic.... Posted on 8/30/10 at 1:45 PM
St. Croix County residents: Don’t miss out on the Tire and Appliance Collection on Saturday, June 1. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get rid of unwanted tires and major household appliances for a small fee.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson conducted its semiannual roadside cleanup on May 11. This spring’s cleanup was bigger than normal with a large amount of fast food wrappers, soft drink cans and beer bottles. Cleanup crew members included, from left, John Rheinberger, Fred Dietze, Dan Murray, Dan Tjornehoj, Tracy Randall, Ray Hipchen, and Zack Rupprecht. Not pictured, Bill Bauman and Nancy Dietze. Submitted photo
If spring-time should finally arrive, honey bee colonies start to build-up their numbers and if they run out of space in their hive, they swarm. The public should not be alarmed if they see or come across a swarm of honey bees. They are doing what honey bees do and are not remotely interested in humans. In fact before leaving their hive the bees fill up their stomachs with honey and are rather mellow; their sole intention is to find a new home to build-up a new colony.
Paul VanDenMeerendonk, St. Croix Valley Beekeepers Association.
, May 02, 2013
The St. Croix River Association will hold its annual Spring Gathering on May 14. Guest speaker will be local distinguished author, William Souder, who will share highlights of his new biography, “On a Farther Shore: the Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson.”
The St. Croix Community Development Department has joined with YMCA Camp St. Croix to host the ninth annual Earth Day event, “Soils: Dig It!” The event is Sunday, April 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson.
Foreign mining companies including two of the world’s most powerful, Britain’s Anglo American and Rio Tinto, are planning to dig Peggy Mine, one of the largest open-pit mines at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Among the many gifts left to us by the very wise Chief Seattle is his total respect for the earth and his recognition that we have an obligation to protect and to preserve this precious legacy left to us by those who came before.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin voted 2-1 on Thursday, Feb. 14, to deny an application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a 102.5 megawatt (MW) wind electric facility in the Towns of Forest and Cylon in St. Croix County.
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