Alpine Valley — Tue 2:56 pm variable machine groomed 5-38 base 17 of 25 trails 68% open, 10 of 14 lifts, sm Mon-Thu: 10a-10p, Fri: 10a-11p; Sat: 9a-11p Sun 9a-10p;
Apple Mountain — Wed 10:31 am packed powder machine groomed 10-24 base 10 of 12 trails 90% open, 5 of 6 lifts, Mon-Thu: 4p-9p; Fri: 4p-10p; Sat: 10a-10p Sun: 10a-9p;
Big Powderhorn — Tue 3:29 pm packed powder machine groomed 12-36 base 21 of 33 trails 64% open, 6 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Bittersweet — Sat No Recent Information packed powder machine groomed 14-18 base 19 of 20 trails, 85% open, 8 of 12 lifts, sm Mon-Thu: 10a-10p; Fri: 10a-10:30p Sat: 9a-10:30p; Sun: 9a-9p;
Blackjack — Mon 8:17 am packed powder machine groomed 30-36 base 24 of 24 trails 100% open, 4 of 6 lifts, Mon-Thu: 9a-4p; Fri: 9a-9p; Sat: 9a-9p Sun: 9a-4p;
Boyne Highlands — Wed 3:58 pm packed powder machine groomed 32-50 base 54 of 55 trails 98% open, 425 acres, 8 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Tue: 9a-4:30p, Wed-Fri: 9a-9p Sat: 9a-9p, Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Boyne Mountain — Wed 4:00 pm packed powder machine groomed 30-48 base 50 of 60 trails 96% open, 400 acres, 8 of 12 lifts, sm Mon/Tue: 9a-4:30p; Wed-Fri: 9a-9p Sat: 9a-9p; Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Caberfae Peaks — Wed 11:22 am packed powder machine groomed 48-52 base 34 of 34 trails 100% open, 4 of 5 lifts, Mon-Thu: 10a-9p; Fri: 10a-10p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;
Cannonsburg — Operating, no details
Crystal Mountain — Wed 2:29 pm hard packed machine groomed 30-42 base 41 of 45 trails 94% open, 79 acres, 7 of 9 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-9p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;
Hanson Hills — Operating, no details
Hickory Hills — Wed 10:43 am packed powder machine groomed 7-18 base 6 of 8 trails 75% open, 4 of 5 lifts, Mon-Fri: 4p-8:30p; Sat: 11a-8:30p; Sun: 11a-5p;
Indianhead — Tue 8:22 am packed powder machine groomed 10-36 base 22 of 30 trails 95% open, 200 acres, 6 of 9 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Marquette — Tue 1:20 pm packed powder machine groomed 10-20 base 18 of 25 trails 80% open, 4 of 4 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 11a-8:30p; Sat/Sun: 10a-8:30;
Mont Ripley — Wed 11:49 am packed powder machine groomed 10-24 base 13 of 24 trails 57% open, 3 of 3 lifts, Mon-Fri: 3p-9p; Sat/Sun: 3p-9p;
Mount Bohemia — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Mount Brighton — Tue 5:43 pm packed powder machine groomed 16-18 base 20 of 26 trails 80% open, 7 of 17 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 10a-5p, 5:30p-10p; Sat: 9a-5p, 6p-11p Sun: 9a-5p, 5:30p-10p;
Mt. Holly — Wed 7:49 am packed powder machine groomed 20-40 base 19 of 19 trails 100% open, 11 of 14 lifts, Mon-Thu: 10a-10p; Fri: 9a-11p; Sat: 9a-11p Sun: 9a-10p;
Mt. Holiday — Tue 1:46 pm variable machine groomed 14-20 base 12 of 12 trails 100% open, 4 of 4 lifts, Wed/Thu: 4p-8p; Fri: 4p-9p; Sat: 10a-9p Sun: 10a-6p;
Mulligan's Hollow — Operating, no details
Norway Mountain — Closed for 2012-2013 Season
Nub's Nob — Wed 8:33 am packed powder machine groomed 6-52 base 53 of 53 trails 100% open, 248 acres, 6 of 11 lifts, sm Mon/Wed-Thu 9a-9p; Tue/Fri: 9a-4:30p Sat: 9a-4:30p, 6p-10p, Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Pine Knob — Wed 12:14 pm packed powder machine groomed 20-44 base 17 of 17 trails 100% open, 12 of 12 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-11p; Sun: 9a-10p;
Pine Mountain — Tue 3:05 pm packed powder machine groomed 15-30 base 13 of 27 trails 49% open, 4 of 5 lifts, sm Mon/Tue: 10a-4p; Wed-Fri: 10a-8p; Sat: 9a-8p Sun: 9a-4p;
Shanty Creek — Tue 9:11 pm packed powder machine groomed 6-48 base 40 of 55 trails 90% open, 5 of 10 lifts, sm Mon: 9a-4:30p; Wed/Thu:9a-9p; Fri: 9a-10p Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-4:30p; Open Wed-Mon;
Ski Brule — Wed 11:37 am packed powder 36-48 base 17 of 17 trails 100% open, 11 of 11 lifts, Mon/Tue, Thu: 9a-4p; Wed, Fri: 9a-4p 4:30p-8:30p; Sat: 9a-4p, 4:30p-8:30p; Sun: 9a-4p;
Snow Snake — Tue 12:05 pm packed powder machine groomed 12-16 base 10 of 10 trails 100% open, sm Mon-Thu: 3a-9p; Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 10a-10p; Sun: 10a-5p;
Swiss Valley — Wed 7:50 am packed powder machine groomed 12-24 base 11 of 11 trails 100% open, 7 of 7 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-7p;
The Homestead — Tue Reopen 1/11 hard packed 20-30 base 14 of 15 trails, 93% open, 5 of 5 lifts, Fri: 1p-8p; Sat: 9a-8p; Sun: 9a-6p Open Fri-Sun;
Timber Ridge — Wed 5:29 am packed powder machine groomed 15-25 base 15 of 15 trails 100% open, 8 of 9 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-8p;
Treetops — Reopen 1/10 Thu: 4p-8p; Fri: 10a-9p Sat: 10a-9p; Sun: 10a-6p; Open Thu-Sun
Globetrotters entertain full house at Central
Twins Ezra and Cosmo Franseth were not only able to see the Harlem Globetrotters up close and personal from the front row for their birthday. They also were able to see their parents get involved in the act.Continued ...
Mobile food trucks continue to expand lineup
The Little Fleet should consider a name change as they steam toward their second summer in business. Maybe The Armada is more apropos.Continued ...
Editorial: Surgery Center's business model a template for future
Imagine an additional 10,000 patients per year cycling through Munson Medical Center’s main campus. And not just people there to get a broken arm looked at, but surgery patients.Continued ...
Emails show NMC leaders made decisions outside public meetings
Northwestern Michigan College’s elected officials debated in a flurry of emails whether to televise their monthly board meetings, a behind-the-scenes decision-making process that altered some trustees’ public opposition and occurred outside the public eye.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/17/2014
Let viewers decide; Serfs in America.Continued ...
Foodie with Family: Bring an end to slow cooker mush
Slow-cookers get a bum rap for turning out bland, homogenous, texturally-challenged food. Why do people have this misconception?Continued ...
NMC president's email to college staff
Northwestern Michigan College President Tim Nelson sent the following email to college employees Tuesday afternoon:Continued ...
Dennis Chase: Area loses one of its all-time best
Kim (Schneider) Monthei, a former All-State basketball player at Elk Rapids, passed away Monday from breast cancer at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She had just turned 42 on Saturday.Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Don't just hard boil your Easter eggs
Nancy Krcek Allen has been a chef-educator for more than 25 years and has taught professional and recreational classes in California, New York City and Michigan. Her culinary textbook, “Discovering Global Cuisines” was released in March 2013.Continued ...
Michigan's Open Meetings Act
State lawmakers created Michigan’s Open Meetings Act to strengthen citizens’ ability to know what goes on in government, according to an OMA guide published by Michigan’s attorney general.Continued ...
Hounds drop opener in national tourney
In Las Vegas, it’s hard to bet against a team with a player named Dice. Dak Dice was among three different Idaho Jr. Steelheads players who scored goals in a 3-0 victory over Traverse City in the UHU national tournament’s opening round.Continued ...
Prep Sports Roundup: Elks remain unbeaten
Nicole Hill netted three goals while Carley Patterson added a goal and two assists as Elk Rapids defeated East Jordan 8-0 in a Lake Michigan Conference match Wednesday. (Plus more)Continued ...
Consultant: Architecture great, traffic a problem
Heads shook and shoulders drooped as the group approached one of the last stops on a tour of Eighth Street in Traverse City: the brick and barn-red sheet metal walls of an auto parts warehouse.Continued ...
Division Street residents stuck in sewer limbo
Division Street residents Bill Greene and James Begeman might live in Traverse City’s most unfortunate place for a sewer, as evidenced by a possible repair bill of more than $60,000 to fix their collapsed line.Continued ...
Prep Track Roundup: Trojans sweep Gaylord
Savannah Champion was a champion Wednesday in Traverse City Central’s 120-44 Big North Conference win over Gaylord. (Plus more)Continued ...
5K is May 18
The Community Outreach Council is putting on the Homeward Bound 5K race and fun walk on Sunday, May 18 at Traverse City West Middle School.Continued ...
Millage to go on ballot at same rate
Leelanau County commissioners unanimously agreed to put a senior services millage on the August ballot. They approved language for a 4-year renewal at .275 mills.Continued ...
Man faces arson and insurance fraud charges
An Antrim County man faces felony charges of conspiracy to commit arson and insurance fraud after investigators received information that an April 2013 house fire may have been intentionally set.Continued ...
Today in Sports: 04/17/2014
What's happening in sports across the region and the nation:Continued ...
Lake Ann man arrested for forgery
A Lake Ann man faces charges on his fourth forgery offense after he tried to cash a money order that did not belong to him.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 04/17/2014
New Opera Project debuts; Easter egg decorating; spring egg hunt; and more.Continued ...
Trustee seeks Acme Treasurer position
Acme Township trustees will consider their lone applicant for township treasurer, trustee Amy Jenewa, at a special meeting today.Continued ...
- Poll: Are surgery centers the future of health care?
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
UPDATE: Judge's son injured in alcohol-related crash
A local judge's son could face a drunken driving charge after a two-vehicle crash along U.S. 31 that left him in the hospital, hundreds without power and a Kingsley man behind bars.Continued ...
UPDATE: Judge's son injured in U.S. 31 crash
TRAVERSE CITY — A local judge's son is in fair condition at Munson Medical Center after an alcohol-related, two-vehicle crash on U.S. 31. Munson officials confirmed Michael J. Stepka, 24, of Kalamazoo, is in the hospital's care. He's 86th District CoContinued ...
- Globetrotters entertain full house at Central