City Burn Ban Continues
Nearly two weeks after a burn ban was put into place in La Crosse, the fire department says it will remain. Despite a little bit of rain over the week-end, the fire department says the burn ban will have to stay in place because of the excessively dry conditions in the city. All of La Crosse county is in a zone of Very High fire danger, according to the DNR, while counties just to the south and east are considered to be in an Extreme fire danger zone. The La Crosse burn ban includes fireworks and outdoor fire pits while charcoal and gas grills are still allowed for cooking.
10th Freedom Honor Flight Recognizes Sparta Legion Post
It's a milestone for the Freedom Honor Flights in the La Crosse area...The 10th flight from La Crossse to Washington for older veterans happens on Saturday, September 22nd.
New Director Needed At Local Substance Abuse Agency
A change of leadership is coming at the Coulee Council on Addictions...
Pat Ruda, the council's director for the last seven years, will leave that job later this month. During Ruda's time in charge of the Coulee Council, the organization took part in the city of La Crosse's efforts to crack down on binge drinking and river drownings. The council's board is now searching for a new agency director.
Original Look Of Riverside Bandshell Could Be Restored
It's a popular site for band concerts, and performances during Riverfest and the Rotary Lights celebration.
The bandshell in La Crosse's Riverside Park is due for another renovation, according to the man in charge of the park department. Steve Carlyon wants to see the bandshell returned to its original appearance, making it much smaller...the way it was built 100 years ago.
Carlyon expects the project to happen in the next year or two. He's taking his cue from the recent rebuilding of the shelter atop Grandad Bluff, to look more like its original design.
Wisconsin Moves Up In CNBC Report
CNBC released its rankings of the Top States For Business. Wisconsin climbed eight spots to come in at number 17. This is the highest Wisconsin has ranked since CNBC began conducting the study in 2007.
Bill Feehan, Republican State Senate Candidate, says this improvement in our ranking shows we are on the right track.
In 2012, Wisconsin improved or scored the same as it did in 2011 in eight of ten categories. The CNBC ranking shows Wisconsin's greatest improvement in the category of infrastructure and transportation, where the state jumped from 22nd to 6th in the country. Wisconsin also ranked high in education (10th), quality of life (14th), and cost of doing business (15th).