Alpine Valley — Sat Reopen TBA variable machine groomed 6-12 base 3 of 25 trails 12% open, 3 of 14 lifts, Mon-Thu: 10a-10p, Fri: 10a-11p; Sat: 9a-11p Sun 9a-10p;
Apple Mountain — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Big Powderhorn — Plan to Open 12/21
Bittersweet — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Blackjack — Operating, no details
Boyne Highlands — Sun 2:09 pm packed powder machine groomed 18-24 base 15 of 55 trails 46% open, 200 acres, 4 of 10 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4:30p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Boyne Mountain — Sun 2:11 pm packed powder machine groomed 16-24 base 11 of 60 trails 36% open, 150 acres, 4 of 12 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4:30p; Sat-Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Caberfae Peaks — Sat 9:18 am packed powder machine groomed 26-32 base 9 of 34 trails 27% open, 4 of 5 lifts, Mon-Thu: 10a-9p; Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 10a-9p Sun: 10a-5p; Dec 17-20: 10a- 5p;
Cannonsburg — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Crystal Mountain — Sat 1:11 pm packed powder 12-20 base 3 of 45 trails 11% open, 13 acres, 2 of 9 lifts, sm Mon-Thu: 12p-6p; Fri: 10a-8p Sat: 10a-8p; Sun: 10a-6p;
Hanson Hills — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Hickory Hills — Plan to Open 12/21
Indianhead — Fri 8:09 am packed powder 6-36 base 6 of 30 trails, 40% open 90 acres, 4 of 9 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Marquette — Sat Reopen 12/20 packed powder machine groomed 10-20 base 5 of 25 trails 20% open, 3 of 4 lifts, sm Thu/Fri: 10a-5p; Sat/Sun: 10a-5p; Open Thu-Sun;
Mont Ripley — Fri 6:49 am variable 10-24 base 4 of 24 trails 21% open, 2 of 3 lifts, Mon-Fri: 3p-9p; Sat/Sun: 10a-5p;
Mount Bohemia — Plan to Open 12/26
Mount Brighton — Reopen TBA
Mt. Holiday — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Mulligan's Hollow — Opening Soon for Snow Sports Thu/Fri: 4p-8p; Sat/Sun: 11a-6p;
Norway Mountain — Closed for 2012-2013 Season
Nub's Nob — Sun Reopen 12/21 packed powder machine groomed 6-42 base 22 of 53 trails 42% open, 6 of 11 lifts, sm Fri: 9a-4:30p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4:30p; Open Fri-Sun;
Pine Mountain — Sat Reopen 12/22 packed powder 1-6 base 2 of 27 trails 8% open, 2 of 5 lifts, Mon-Tue: 10a-4p; Wed-Fri: 10a-8p; Sat: 9a-8p Sun: 9a-4p;
Shanty Creek — Sun Reopen 12/21 variable 12-30 base 7 of 55 trails 13% open, 2 of 10 lifts, Fri: 9a-4:30p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4:30p; Open Fri-Sun.;
Ski Brule — Sun 2:05 pm packed powder machine groomed 36-48 base 14 of 17 trails 83% open, 7 of 11 lifts, sm Mon-Thu: 9a-4p; Fri: 9a-4p, 4:40-8:30p Sat: 9a-4p, 4:40-8:30p; Sun: 9a-4p;
Snow Snake — Plan to Open 12/22 Sat: 10a-5p Sun: 10a-5p; Open Sat-Sun;
Swiss Valley — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
The Homestead — Plan to Open 12/26
Timber Ridge — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Treetops — Sun Reopen 12/19 variable machine groomed 10-28 base Wed: 4p-8p Thu: 10a-8p; Fri: 10a-9p; Sat: 10a-9p; Sun: 10a-6p;
High School Sports Scoreboard: 12/17/2013
A roundup of prep sports results from across northern Michigan:Continued ...
Leelanau officials want warrant to inspect Sugar Loaf
Leelanau County officials are seeking a warrant to inspect the long-shuttered structures of Sugar Loaf Resort for safety and code violations.Continued ...
Sex crime case ends with 60-year sentence
An Alba man's sex crime case spanning two counties ended with a Kalkaska County judge handing down a long prison stint.Continued ...
Rogers City power plant nixed
TRAVERSE CITY — A coalition of Michigan electric utilities that includes Cherryland Electric Cooperative and Great Lakes Energy is pulling the plug on a coal-fired power plant.Continued ...
Traverse City commission approves festival limits
City commissioners voted to trim summer festivals at the Open Space from a maximum of six down to four but balked at the notion the reduction will hurt tourism.Continued ...
- Poll: Should TCAPS close Interlochen Elementary?
UPDATE: Police say 6 students came forward against tutor
A private voice tutor’s “inappropriate” text messages to six Traverse City West Senior High students spurred the investigation into allegations he had sexual contact with at least one pupil, authorities said.Continued ...
Glads dominate Leland
The goal was for a fast start. The St. Francis girls basketball team didn’t disappoint.Continued ...
Trojans, Titans to tangle Wednesday at Comerica
It’s the return of pond hockey to northern Michigan. Except it’s not in northern Michigan. Or on an actual pond.Continued ...
Editorial: TCAPS can't base building decisions on millage votes
Elections have consequences. Words matter, too. So it is that the Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education finds itself walking a fine line between making hard budget choices while also assuring voters that long-term infrastructure decisions are based on facts, not on how a particular group of parents vote.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/17/2013
Old system failed us; No smoking debate.Continued ...
Report profiles childhood poverty
A recent report on child poverty shows kids living in Grand Traverse, Benzie and Leelanau counties are faring better than average, while families in Kalkaska and Antrim are still struggling.Continued ...
Profile of area children in poverty
Poverty statistics:Continued ...
Newsmakers: Bar incident led to deputy's job loss
Newsmakers 2013 profiles people, places and events that made news in the Grand Traverse region during the past year.Continued ...
Prep Basketball Roundup: Bulldogs get defensive against Northport
The Traverse City Bulldogs didn’t let Northport get into double figures until the fourth quarter in a 52-15 victory. (Plus more)Continued ...
Caretaker enters guilty plea in case of embezzlement
A Leland Township woman pleaded guilty to stealing from a senior citizen in her care, said Leelanau County Prosecutor Joe Hubbell.Continued ...
Sports in Brief: 12/17/2013
10 players make academic all-state; Vasa adds fatbike race to lineup; TC X-C team runs in Jr. Olympic Nationals. (Plus more)Continued ...
Big North Conference Basketball Standings: 12/17/2013
Big North Conference Basketball Standings as of Dec. 17, 2013:Continued ...
Midwest Junior Hockey League Standings: 12/17/2013
Midwest Junior Hockey League standings as of Dec. 17, 2013:Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/17/2013
Quota proposal deadline nears; "Blue Christmas" service; "Amahl and the Night Visitors"; and more.Continued ...
- December 16, 2013
Flu spreading in northwest Michigan
TRAVERSE CITY — The flu has arrived in northwest Michigan, prompting vaccination recommendations from health officials. "It's not too late for people to get their flu shot," said Dr. Michael Collins, medical director for county health departments inContinued ...
- December 10, 2013
Man dies in Acme crash
One man is dead after a multi-vehicle crash in Acme Township today.Continued ...
Internet outage hits Grand Traverse gov't offices, businesses
An Internet outage left several Traverse area Charter Communications fiber optic customers without the means to send emails, take payments, check out library books and perform the thousands of other everyday tasks now requiring online access.Continued ...
Video: 2013-14 TC Central Girls Basketball Team
The athletes on the 2013-14 Traverse City Central Girls Basketball Team introduce themselves to northern Michigan sports fans in this video roster:Continued ...
- Poll: Is state doing right thing by lifting must-resuscitate mandate?
Editorial: Ending must-revive mandate shows respect for living
The issue: Michigan lifts must-resuscitate mandate for nursing homes. Our view: Honoring end-of-life decisions a sign of respect.Continued ...
- High School Sports Scoreboard: 12/17/2013