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Last Night of Rifle season

Last Night of Rifle season

I wrote this poem while hunting the last night of rifle season in Muskegon.

Here I sit all broken heart-ed,

thought I'd shoot a buck but it just darted.

Seems so simple in the beginning,

to be coming home thinking I'm winning.

I'm not the kind to listen to my fear,

when it comes to taking down a nice male deer.

Seasons may come and seasons may go,

and this season I have taken quite a few doe.

Well, maybe there'll be another day,

But only if the deer wanna come out to play.

So good-bye Mr. Buck until we meet again,

and all I have to say is................ when?

Click Here for more information about hunting seasons and zones in Muskgon County.

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Fall Camping, What a Great Time of Year!

Fall Camping, What a Great Time of Year!

Camping is like a rejuvenating mini vacation for my mind, body and soul. It feeds that part of me that is often hungry and lacking.

My senses take in everything from the fresh earthy smells, tasty campfire cooking, seeing and touching the wonders of nature, and hearing even the slightest song from a bird on a far off branch.

It can bring families back together, or strengthen ones own being.

Challenges encountered can be at different, varying, degrees each time you head into the woods. Being prepared for those challenges is the best way to ensure, you will have a great time.

Whether you are a camper in the true sense of the word or not, whether you enjoy your time in the woods or not, you will agree that camping can be a very memorable experience.

Click Here to find a listing of Campgrounds in Muskegon County.

Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule

From: http://www.muskegon-mi.gov

No service on Monday, December 26, 2011. All pickups will be delayed one day (Friday routes will be picked up on Saturday).

No service on Monday, January 2, 2012. All pickups will be delayed one day (Friday routes will be picked up on Saturday).

Christmas tree pick up is scheduled through the end of January 2012.

Get Ready for Winter Fun at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

Get Ready for Winter Fun at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

The snow is almost here and the fun awaits at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex. The Winter Sports Complex located in Muskegon State Parks is just waiting for the cold weather and snow to help freeze the over an acre of outdoor rinks. When temperatures are below freezing the hockey rinks, family skating rink and the 700 ft skating trail are open to the public for their skating enjoyment.

In 2010 the Muskegon Luge & Winter Sports Complex installed a new family sledding hill.  It was designed for young children and their parents, although all ages are allowed.  There is no charge for the sledding hill, but you may want to make a trip to the lodge and warm up with a round of their great hot chocolate. Sleds are available for rent for $3.00 in case you forget to bring your own, or bring friends who do not have their own sleds, or simply just do not want to load them in and out of your car. Sorry but no snowboards or metal runnered sleds permitted.

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Muskegon plans for power plant closure

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Muskegon's mayor says the city expects to lose 10-percent of its tax base sometime in 2014. That's when Consumers Energy intends on starting the process of shutting down the B.C. Cobb Generating Plant.

The plant went into production in 1948. Currently the facility provides 116 jobs.

A Consumers spokesperson says it would be too costly to upgrade the coal plant to meet current and pending clean air regulations. The current price and availability of natural gas was also part of the company's decision.

The facility is Muskegon County's largest taxpayer. Each year contributing more than $4 million in taxes that's split between Muskegon County, the city of Muskegon, Reeths-Puffer Schools, the Hackley District Library, and other taxing units.

Slippery roads blamed for two crashes, fatality

MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - The Muskegon County Sheriff says even though there's no snow on the ground, motorists should drive like there is.

Slick roads and excessive speed contributed to multiple crashes on the lakeshore early Monday morning, killing one person and critically injuring another. The most serious accidents were in the northern Muskegon County: One on Oceana Drive, and minutes later another occurred on U.S. 31 near Colby Street.

Around 6:30 a.m., he driver of a Jeep slid off Oceana Drive north of Fruitvale Road and hit a large tree. The driver, a man in his 20s died at the scene. Deputies say he was wearing a seat belt.

Wind energy and then some

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Muskegon, an industrial deepwater port that was extremely busy in the World War II war effort, could get very busy again if a proposal unveiled by Rockford Bergé and L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems gets off the ground.

Rockford Bergé, a Grand Rapids company offering logistics and construction of wind farm projects, and L-3, which mainly manufactures heavy-duty engines and suspensions for armored military vehicles, believe Muskegon is perfectly situated to become a wind-farm construction and logistics center. In late November, the two companies jointly unveiled a Michigan Wind Energy Consortium that will set to work over the next six months to plan a proposed Michigan Energy and Technology Center somewhere on Muskegon Lake.