• I-75 tree removal improves safety, reduces maintenance

    Trees along northern Michigan roadways are an important part of the scenery, particularly in the autumn. But when they’re too close to the roadside they can be a maintenance challenge or, a potentially larger concern, a safety hazard. When a vehicle leaves the roadway, for whatever reason, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) strives to…

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  • Supreme Court awards $1.2M to Vet Treatment Courts

    The Michigan Supreme Court announced today that $1.17 million in grants has been awarded to 24 courts statewide to fund the operation of veterans treatment court (VTC) programs during the next fiscal year. Extensive follow-up analysis shows that unemployment among Michigan veterans treatment court graduates was reduced by more than half in Fiscal Year 2017. “Many of…

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community offerings

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning on September 30th the Twenty Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins September 30th include:  Children’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry – 5:30 pm September 30 Little Rock Scripture Study:    The group will be…

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  • Majority back shared cost approach to protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

    A first-of-its-kind public opinion poll shows an overwhelming majority of people who live near the Great Lakes support immediate action to install additional structural protections that can keep Asian carp from moving out of Illinois rivers and into the Great Lakes. The poll – commissioned by the Great Lakes Partnership to Block Asian Carp – is the…

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  • Michigan unclaimed property website live Oct. 1

    Claiming lost or abandoned property in Michigan is about to get easier after Michigan Unclaimed Property unveils its new, state-of-the-art website on Oct. 1, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The new website will enable individuals, businesses and other entities to search and file property claims electronically. Additionally, holders of unclaimed property will be…

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  • Michigan Senate adopts ‘Buy Nearby Weekend’ resolution

    The Michigan Senate on Wednesday adopted Senate Resolution 186 to name Oct. 5-7, 2018 as Buy Nearby Weekend in the state of Michigan. “The Buy Nearby campaign, which is in its sixth year, is about supporting local business and keeping more dollars in our communities,” said Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, sponsor of SR 186. “Local retailers are responsible for…

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  • Michigan launches website for sex assault, abuse victims

    Sexual assault and abuse survivors can now more easily navigate the state of Michigan’s online resources thanks to a new web portal, First Lady Sue Snyder has announced. The website, www.michigan.gov/VOICES4, was announced during the First Lady’s fourth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault summit at Western Michigan University. “Our state has tremendous resources available to connect survivors…

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  • Charlevoix’s State Rep. wants stronger pipeline safety standards

    State Rep. Triston Cole’s plan to better protect the Great Lakes by strengthening pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac was approved today by the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee. Cole, of Mancelona, said the comprehensive plan ensures vessels and utility companies operating in the Straits are accountable to the people of Michigan. “I’m tired…

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  • Boyne Gazette features Charlevoix County senior news

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER We’ve started something new, and I thought I’d explain exactly what it is and how it benefits you. In cooperation with the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging, we are now including their Senior Hi-Lites newsletter each month. This will give our subscribers and single-copy purchasers access to a wealth of information…

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  • Boyne Police Reports Sept. 3-16

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, September 3, 2018 0142 Suspicious situation in the 400 block of Boyne Ave. 0137 Noise complaint/possible MIP’s in the 300 block of E Division 0632 Someone put barricades up blocking Water St. between…

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  • NOTICE – Register to vote in Charlevoix County

    NOTICE LAST DAY TO REGISTER NOTICE OF LAST DAY OF REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING CITY/TOWNSHIP CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN All electors are hereby given notice that a General Election will be held in the following City/Township on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Electors who wish to vote in the primary must be registered to vote…

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  • Railroad safety week reminders

    Michigan 105th District State Rep. Triston Cole (D-Mancelona) urges residents to take care with observance of Rail Safety Week in Michigan, which runs Sept. 24-29. Cole said the goal is to educate pedestrians and drivers about railway safety and raise awareness about train crossings and tracks. “Continuing to educate residents about the dangers of railway crossings…

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  • Stabenow legislation to end gag clauses on prescription meds passes

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement following House passage of her bipartisan legislation to eliminate outrageous gag clauses that stop pharmacists from telling customers that they could pay less for their prescription if they pay out of pocket. Stabenow’s bipartisan Know the Lowest Price Act, which passed the Senate unanimously earlier this month, cracks…

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  • Sheriff warns of utility bill scam

    Charlevoix County Sheriff Office statement: Charlevoix County Sheriff Chuck Vondra would like to warn citizens of a scam reported when a person calls and will identify as Consumer’s Power or another utility warning they are going to turn the citizen’s power off due to an overdue payment. They have the citizen call another phone number…

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  • 2018 Fall colors in Northern Michigan

    Northern Michigan expected to see peak leaf color between October 14-21 Across the state, peak color season estimates are from October 7-28, with the Upper Peninsula experiencing it first before the colorful swath extends south. Northern Michigan is expected to be at peak leaf color between October 14-21. It’s an ideal time of year to take a…

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  • #474 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 26

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on local harvest festivals, the latest on the group working to solve the affordable housing issue, lots of cops & courts news, transportation for veterans, color photos from the Ramblers Patriot Game, business & classifieds, public notices, upcoming events, community photos and news, Man On The Street interviews…

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  • High winds causing power outages today

    UPDATE 4:15 p.m. 14,000 Great Lakes Energy members remain without power Power was restored today to an estimated 10,150 Great Lakes Energy members as crews continue work to restore power to the remaining estimated 14,000 members. High winds with gusts over 50 mph are responsible for widespread power line damage today that has affected Great…

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  • Help disabled people and wounded vets go deer hunting

    Northern Michigan outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists are partnering to increase opportunities for wounded veterans and handicapped individuals to enjoy fall hunting. The North Country Sportsman’s Club (NCSC), the Tip of the Mitt Quality Deer Management Association (TOMQDMA), the Little Traverse Conservancy (LTC) and Brave Hearts Estate are joining forces this fall for Michigan’s special Independence…

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  • CLAIMS NOTICE – Marilyn A. Brown trust agreement

    THE MARILYN A. BROWN TRUST AGREEMENT TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: Your interest in the estate may be barred or affected by the following: The decedent, Marilyn A. Brown, whose last known address was 711 Boyne Avenue, Boyne City, MI 49712, died August 23, 2018.

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  • Fisheries regulations passed at Natural Resources Commission meeting

    The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting in September was held at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon. The day started off with the Michigan State Parks Advisory Committee addressing major projects underway to repair upwards of $20 million worth of damage from storms this June and back in 2016. DNR Parks and Recreation…

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  • Boyne area high school sports

    This collection of sports briefs includes stats and highlights from recent local high school events which include volleyball, soccer, and cross country. The photo gallery of Boyne Falls Loggers Girls Varsity Volleyball is by Kaitlyn Hammerle. The Boyne Falls Lady Loggers Volleyball Team took on Mackinaw City on Sept. 13, but fell short after winning only…

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  • Waterpaw wins Aquascape Conservationist Award

    Waterpaw is back from Continuing Education with the Aquascape Conservationist of the Year Award. Every August member of the Waterpaw crew travel to the water gardening capital of the world, St. Charles, Illinois. We go to gather information of what is new, what is happening in our industry and how to improve on what is…

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  • Study says Medicaid expansion boosted financial health of low-income Michiganders

    Low-income Michigan residents who enrolled in a new state health insurance plan didn’t just get coverage for their health needs—many also got a boost in their financial health, according to a new study. People who gained coverage under the state’s expanded Medicaid program have experienced fewer debt problems, bankruptcies, evictions and other financial issues than…

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  • #473 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 19

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Commission, saying goodbye to Roni Fish, Breezeway Cruises, helping disabled folks and wounded veterans to hunt, letters to the editor, cops and courts, lots of business news and home improvement tips, upcoming events for the whole family, a look at local sports, and so much more!

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  • Boyne police investigating church graffiti

    The Boyne City Police Department is investigating a string of spray paint graffiti and vandalism that occurred recently. According to a Monday Sept. 17 press release, Boyne City Police were notified by motorists of graffiti spray painted on the walls of a building owned by a local church association. The officers located graffiti on the…

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  • Gov. Snyder says foreign investment key to Michigan success

    Gov. Rick Snyder is on another delegation to China this week to conduct meetings with high-level elected officials and business leaders on topics including manufacturing, mobility technology, agriculture exports and tourism. “The value of building relationships with other nations cannot be overstated,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “Michigan has benefited immensely from partnerships we have established…

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  • Healthy Michigan waiver hoped to protect local healthcare

    The state of Michigan has submitted an amended waiver to the federal government that, if approved, will allow the continuation of the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP). “Our Healthy Michigan program has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Michiganders, and I’m very proud of the success we have seen,” Snyder said. “Having health insurance allows…

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  • Michigan Supreme Court October oral arguments

    The Michigan Supreme Court announced that oral arguments in 12 cases will be heard Oct. 9-10. The Court will convene to hear the first case at 9:30 a.m.in the sixth floor of the Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street. The schedule of arguments is posted on the Supreme Court’s oral arguments homepage. The Court broadcasts oral arguments and…

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  • Grant supports mental health tech in Michigan

    The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) announced recently they will receive a $250,000 grant from the University of Wisconsin as part the university’s initiative with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Under the grant, the CMHAM will serve as the Michigan partner with the University of Wisconsin’s newly formed…

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  • Michigan’s new way to explore 545,000 career openings

    Students and jobseekers will now have a one-stop resource to learn more about the high-demand, high-wage career opportunities in the Professional Trades through the rejuvenated website, Going-PRO.com, Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan Director Roger Curtis said Tuesday while unveiling the site at Grand Rapids Public Schools Innovation Central High School. “As students and…

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  • UPDATE: Boyne water main still under repair

    Following a water main break on Tuesday Sept. 11, water was restored temporarily last night. Boyne City officials say this morning that the water main break was not completely repaired. Water is being shut back off this morning to finish the repairs. These repairs should take a few hours to complete. Updates will be posted…

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  • Boyne City goals, parking, statue discussed

    Several major business items—including parking, city goals, and a new soldier monument—were discussed at the Boyne City Commission’s end-of-August meeting. Following are highlights from the Tuesday Aug. 28 meeting. Look for coverage of the city’s Sept. 11 meeting in next week’s Boyne City Gazette.  

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  • Michigan’s new anti-fraud unit in Dept. of Insurance and Financial Services

    Gov. Rick Snyder, on Tuesday Sept. 11, announced the formation of a new division within the state’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), designed to investigate acts of fraud in the insurance and financial sectors. The department will work in tandem with other law enforcement agencies to share information on fraudulent activity and collaborate…

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  • Cole lauds Boyne on being named Great American Main Street semifinalist

    Michigan 105th District State Rep. Triston Cole (R-Mancelona) has congratulated Boyne City, which was named a semifinalist in the National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street competition. The award recognizes exceptional Main Street communities. “This is an outstanding accomplishment for Boyne City,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “Boyne City is an excellent community where shops,…

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  • Water main break in Boyne City

    A water main break is currently affecting the northeast side of Boyne City. Residents may experience low water pressure or, at times, no water, as the main will have to be shut down to repair the pipe. Boyne City officials say work crews are onsite working to resolve the issue. At this time, the city…

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  • Michigan tree-climbing championship in Traverse City

    Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM) is hosting the Annual 2018 Michigan Tree Climbing Championship (MTCC) to be held at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City on Saturday Sept. 15. Top professional tree climbers from all over Michigan will compete to be the one Climber representing Michigan at the 2019 International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) in Knoxville, TN. This…

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  • Needs assessment tool for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing

    For the first time in state history, Michigan is launching its most comprehensive assessment tool to identify the needs of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities. The project is the result of a partnership between The Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing; Madonna University’s Sign Language…

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY – Michigan road construction layoffs

    SUBMITTED BY OPERATING ENGINEERS 324 The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association and its affiliated contractors initiated the work stoppage. Starting at 7am, September 4, 2018, contractors affiliated with the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) informed members of Operating Engineers 324 working on road construction projects around the state that they were not to report…

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community events

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning on September 9th the Twenty Third Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins September 9th include:  RCIA:   Is moving to Tuesday evenings beginning on September 11th.   Anyone interested in exploring the Catholic faith is invited…

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