June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Outdoors

Showtime in Merritt

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The third of four shows in the 2011 Freedom Riders Speed Series hit the Merritt Area Arena June 20 with riders from two years old to in their 50’s taking part. More...

SERVICE WITH A SMILE

Ivan Bassett of Houghton Lake was honored Friday by the Houghton Lake Lake Association for 22 years of service in the interest of Houghton Lake and the community that surrounds it, including 12 years More...

Got bird questions? There’s an ‘app’ for that

It isn’t always enough just to watch birds -- bird watchers are always asking questions about them, too.  “Why is that cardinal attacking my car? Why don’t birds fall off branches as they sleep? More...

DNR plants 500,000 trees thanks to Arbor Day Foundation Grant

The Department of Natural Resources has planted 500,000 trees in the Roscommon Forest Management Unit this spring with funds provided by the Arbor Day Foundation.   More...

Trap netting shows good growth, vitality in Houghton Lake fishery

“I’d come fish it,” said Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Technician Bob Kerry last Thursday, his fourth day of checking trap nets on Houghton Lake for a survey of numbers and growth rates for a variety of species of fish i More...

Explorer plans extra holiday programs

The Higgins Lake explorer program at South Higgins Lake State Park will feature extra programs during the Fourth of July week.  The events, which are led by guide Brittany Hnevsa will help others discover nature.  More...

Revamping the Classics

After over 50 years of building and repairing wooden boats, Dave Wrzesinski, 61, of Houghton Lake has learned what works and what doesn’t. More...

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