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 — Tue 10:58 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 10:13 pm 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 — Tue 4:53 pm packed powder machine groomed 32-50 base 46 of 55 trails 98% open, 348 acres, 5 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Tue: 9a-4:30p, Wed-Fri: 9a-9p Sat: 9a-9p, Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Boyne Mountain — Tue 4:39 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 — Mon 10:24 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 — Tue 7:50 am hard packed machine groomed 30-42 base 43 of 45 trails 97% open, 81 acres, 7 of 9 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-9p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;
Hanson Hills — Operating, no details
Hickory Hills — Tue 1:02 pm packed powder machine groomed 8-18 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 — Sat 2:38 pm packed powder machine groomed 10-24 base 13 of 24 trails 40% open, 3 of 3 lifts, Mon-Fri: 3p-9p; Sat/Sun: 3p-9p;
Mount Bohemia — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Mount Brighton — Sun 12:46 pm packed powder machine groomed 16-18 base 20 of 26 trails 80% open, 7 of 17 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-5p, 5:30p-10p; Sat: 9a-5p, 6p-11p Sun: 9a-5p, 5:30p-10p;
Mt Holly — Mon 9:49 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
Nub's Nob — Tue 8:05 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 — Sat 9:15 am 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 — Mon 9:58 am packed powder 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 Reopen 1/9 packed powder machine groomed 6-48 base sm Mon: 9a-4:30p; Wed/Thu:9a-9p; Fri: 9a-10p; Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-4:30p; Open Wed-Mon;
Ski Brule — Mon 9:48 am packed powder 36-48 base 17 of 17 trails 100% open, 11 of 11 lifts, Mon-Thu: 9a-4p; Fri: 9a-4p, 4:30p-8:30p Sat: 9a-4p, 4:30p-8:30p; Sun: 9a-4p;
Swiss Valley — Tue 8:40 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 — Mon 11:21 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;
Authorities: Fire destroys Whitewater Township home
A fire destroyed a Whitewater Township home that may have been occupied, authorities said.Continued ...
Horse deaths precede Mayfield fire
A "suspicious" fire that seriously injured a Mayfield Township woman erupted one day after authorities investigated the deaths of six horses on her property.Continued ...
Firefighters respond to Williamsburg fire
Several rural fire department crews are working to extinguish a Williamsburg house fire.Continued ...
TC West beats Central in Detroit
Traverse City's crosstown rivalry took a detour to Comerica Park today, as the TC West Titans beat TC Central 4-3 at the Hockeytown Winter Festival.Continued ...
Moore's first hit documentary chosen for Library of Congress
TRAVERSE CITY -- Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore's 1989 film "Roger and Me" has been named as one of 25 films that will be preserved in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.Continued ...
Woman pulled from suspicious fire
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County rescue workers pulled a woman from what authorities termed a "suspicious" fire in a Grant Township residence. Grand Traverse sheriff's deputies and Grand Traverse Rural firefighters responded to the fire at a MilContinued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/18/2013
Earth not that sensitive; Where’s the outrage?Continued ...
Gas dips below $3.10
Halle Meyers pulled into the Speedway on Division Street next to Best Buy because she couldn’t resist filling up her Ford F-150 with gas prices just above $3.Continued ...
Prep Basketball Roundup: Grayling pulls off big comeback
Traverse City St. Francis was unable to hold a 14-point lead in the final five minutes and suffered a 70-64 loss to Grayling Wednesday in boys basketball play at St. Francis High School. (Plus more)Continued ...
Meals on Wheels faces cuts
Gil Glick knocked on the door wearing a too-small Santa hat on his head. Irene Kolkema, 93, answered, a smile appearing on her face at the sight of Glick from Meals on Wheels of Northwest Michigan.Continued ...
End of power plant project could protect local electric rates
A coalition of Michigan electric utilities that includes Cherryland Electric Cooperative and Great Lakes Energy is pulling the plug on construction of a coal-fired power plant.Continued ...
Newsmakers: Traffic takes off at Cherry Capital Airport
Passenger traffic at Cherry Capital Airport is expected to rise at least 3 percent in 2013 once the final numbers are tallied, continuing a steady climb in business at the facility.Continued ...
Officials warn of ice danger on inland lakes
A winter trek onto a frozen inland lake can be an enticing but dangerous attraction for outdoor enthusiasts in the Grand Traverse area as temperatures reach rock-bottom levels.Continued ...
Man, dog injured in Leelanau crash
A Lake Leelanau man’s pickup truck ran off the road in a one-vehicle crash, resulting in injuries for both the driver and his canine passenger.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/18/2013
Trumpter performs with Haas Quartet; Christmas exhibit in Elk Rapids; Bear Lake's "Sparkle in the Park" continues; and more.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Road conditions a factor in fatal Acme crash
It appears no amount of plowing and salting could fully combat the effect abysmally low temperatures and near-constant snow had on road conditions before a fatal two-vehicle crash in Acme Township.Continued ...
Iconic TCL&P windmill over Traverse City will come down
Traverse City Light & Power’s iconic wind turbine, a towering structure that for 17 years spun its blades and accented the M-72 skyline, is set to be a thing of the past.Continued ...
Kalkaska struggles to pay retiree health care
Charlie Shafer recently fell from a ladder, a tumble that compressed three discs in his back and damaged several nerves.Continued ...
Community Foundation backs new YMCA
The new YMCA received $1.4 million from the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation for its recreation facility now under construction on Silver Lake Road.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/11/2013
From bad to worse; Never apologized.Continued ...
Sheriff's dept. closes lobby — 'last resort' to homeless
For years, the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department's lobby informally served as the “last resort” for a small number of street homeless people too belligerent and drunk to stay at church shelters.Continued ...
Rotary Charities distributes $593,000 in grants
Rotary Charities recently distributed $593,413 in grants, including $40,000 to help support a merger of Child and Family Services with Third Level Crisis Intervention Center.Continued ...
TC West falls in opener
The season didn’t start off the way Greg Immink had hoped. He aims to correct that soon.Continued ...
TCAPS board praises Cousins
The Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education approved a largely positive evaluation of the district’s superintendent.Continued ...
Girls Basketball Roundup: Cadillac slides by TC Central
Traverse City Central played with more energy in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the Trojans fell to Cadillac 45-41 in a Big North Conference opener Tuesday. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Authorities: Fire destroys Whitewater Township home