No Flag For Grandad This Winter
The winter will come and go in La Crosse without the American flag sailing stiff breezes from atop Grandad Bluff. City park and rec boss Steve Carlyon says, because the park is a construction site, he's got "no way" to get city workers to the flag pole to hoist the Stars and Stripes. It's a construction site, he says.
City Says Bliss Ready by Weekend
Sunny and in the 60's today. Might be the perfect day to open a certain road that winds up to Grandad Bluff in La Crosse. Not quite yet, apparently. The La Crosse city public works department says Bliss Road most likely won't open until Friday. Maybe Thursday. Repairs on the road that washed out last summer are generally complete. But crews were cleaning ditches yesterday and will have to do some street sweeping and then paint the center line. No ribbon cutting planned for the opening, more like a simple barricade-moving, says public works.
Representative Doyle Means Jobs
State Rep. Steve Doyle made a campaign promise that he would do what he could to stimulate the employment situation in Western Wisconsin. WIZM'S Dan Deicher tells us how he is doing so far with that promise.
His first jobs bill was stolen away by the Republicans.....but the freshman assemblyman says not this time with a new batch of bills he is submitting in Madison this week. They came from local discussions.
Second Year Warming Center Approval Likely
The La Crosse city council begins work tonight on approving another season for a warming center in the city. Should be a slam dunk, says police captain Bob Lawrence, because the warming center fills a need that the Salvation Army won't
City Will Try Again on Hixon Deer Hunt
They'll give it another try this year. A special deer hunt in La Crosse's Hixon Forest. Last year's December hunt was called off after a blizzard storm dumped more than a foot of snow in the area on precisely the same week-end that the hunt was to be held. The need for the hunt in Hixon is definitely still there, says city recreation supervisor, Jay Odegaard