2015 Press release for Annual Conservation Awards Banquet

The Ike’s, the Dwight Lydell Chapter IWLA, will hold their annual Conservation Awards Banquet & Silent Auction March 6, 2015 at the Thousand Oaks Country Club & Restaurant in N.E. Grand Rapids. The evening will include a two meat buffet dinner with all the trimmings, (they do a great job) a program and awards for […]

Largest winter adventure race in U.S. to take place in Rockford!


The Michigan Adventure Race: Winter Edition will be held February 7, 2015, at Camp Roger in Rockford. Registration is now open. Last year’s race drew 300 participants, making it the largest winter adventure race in the U.S. Two-person teams will set out at 9:30 am, running through the woods to hidden checkpoints pre-marked on a […]

Local meteorologist’s crystal ball foggy this past winter


by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL With the past 2011-12 winter season being one for the record books now might be a good time to poke a little good-natured fun at local West Michigan meteorologists! If anything at all was learned during this, the second warmest winter on record, it’s that the predictions/forecasts of season long […]


A Summary by CRAIG JAMES Over the past couple of months I have written several articles on why I am skeptical over the claim that increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere will bring about catastrophic global warming. Al Gore and others have stated that human-induced global warming “is the most dangerous challenge mankind […]


by CRAIG JAMES We had our first Ozone Action Day of the season last week, except they are now called Clean Air Action Days. According to the website of the West Michigan Clean Air Coalition, they are just “thrilled to announce that its Ozone Action program has now become the Clean Air Action program.” I […]