Volunteers sought for IPC World Championships

November 19th, 2014

The International Paralympic World Championships in Cable are fast approaching, and the committee is still seeking volunteers to help with this major event.

Cable Area Chamber Event Coordinator Susan Fibert said, “We need like 400 to 500 volunteers” for the 14-day event, which will be from January 21 to February 1, 2015.

So far, 300 volunteers have signed up, but more are needed to help with a number of events.

The athletes will arrive at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on Wednesday, Feb. 21, and Chamber Executive Director James Bolen said volunteers are needed to greet the athletes as they disembark and transport them and their equipment back to Wisconsin.

The events, which are biathlon and cross-country skiing, begin Saturday, Jan. 24. Bolen said the biathlon needs about 75 volunteers just to run the data transfer on the range for shooting and loops.

Volunteers are also needed for a media area, security, at the start and finish lines, setting up the course before the competitions, parking direction, runners/skiers who check the course ahead of time, and for awards ceremonies, to name just a few. To sign up, visit www.cable2015.com/volunteering.

Click here to read the entire article by Regan Kohler, Sawyer County Record, posted by UpNorthExplorer.com.

Local lakes stocked with walleyes this fall

November 18th, 2014

With winter beginning, more than 80,000 newly-stocked large fingerling walleyes are settling into their new homes in Sawyer County lakes.

Max Wolter, fisheries biologist for the Department of Natural Resources, reports that a total of 86,451 large fingerling walleye were stocked into 20 Sawyer County lakes this fall.

The DNR contributed 80,493 that were released into Barber, Barker, Black Dan, Blaisdell, Blueberry, Durphee, Island, Chetac, Lake Of the Pines, Osprey, Radisson Flowage, Sissabagama and Whitefish lakes.

Private stocking by lake associations and Walleyes For Northwest Wisconsin contributed an additional 5,958 fingerlings into eight lakes. Large fingerling walleye typically have better survival than small fingerlings or fry.

“More DNR stocking is planned for 2015 on some of the larger lakes in the area, including the Chippewa Flowage, Nelson Lake, Spider Lake, Teal and Lost Land lakes. Stocking is also planned for Black, Ghost, Lower Clam and Smith Lake,” Wolter said.

Click here to read the entire article from the Sawyer County Record.