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Planning for the 2021 AuSable River Canoe Marathon took another step forward on Monday, April 26, as the Grayling City Council approved multi-use permits for aspects of the race conducted in the city. With three different 4-0 votes (one member was absent), the city council – during a regular...
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer – during an update to the state on Thursday, April 29 – announced that Michigan’s coronavirus numbers are still high but they’re improving, and the state is tying its reopening plan to the percentage of residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. “Two...
The Grayling City Council – during its regular meeting on Monday, April 26 – unanimously approved multi-use permits for the AuSable River Festival, allowing organizers to continue planning for this year’s event. The 2020 AuSable River Festival was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “...
Munson Healthcare officials recently reported that some COVID-19 numbers in the region are improving while others continue to remain at very high levels. “I am happy to report today finally some good news in our numbers,” said Dr. Christine Nefcy, Munson Healthcare Chief Medical Officer, during...
Munson Healthcare officials reported on Tuesday, April 20, during a weekly online press conference that their system of hospitals had reached a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations as cases of the virus continue to rise in the region. “We continue to see an increase in the number of cases...
People in certain area codes across the United States – including the 989 area code used locally – will now have to use the three-digit area code when making local calls, according to the Federal Communications Commission and area phone service providers. The change is the result of the Federal...
The Crawford County Board of Commissioners – during a regular online meeting held on Thursday, April 22 – voted to support the Au Sable River Property Owners Association’s attempt to nominate the AuSable River for reintroduction of the arctic grayling fish through a state program. David Smith,...
An old printing press made the trip across Michigan Avenue Monday with the help of a forklift. This was one of the last pieces of old equipment moved from the former Crawford County Avalanche office to the Crawford County Historical Museum. The press will join other Avalanche artifacts in the...
Local healthcare officials reported on Tuesday, April 13, during a weekly press conference hosted by Munson Healthcare that COVID-19 case numbers continue to increase in northern Michigan, and overall use of one of the three available coronavirus vaccines is being suspended. “We continue to have an...
You may have seen local restaurants and eateries struggling during the pandemic, and while many of our favorite places have managed to stay operational there is another dark horse in the marathon that may have been slightly overlooked but is nonetheless doing well.  On Norway Street, in front...

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