For complete details
on all trail riding see our
Trail Rides page
Time to plan on your winter riding
Also time to remember the nice weather when Lori and Daisy enjoyed Off-site #5
which is open again.
ACHC Club Meeting
February 9, 2016
Held at the Aplex at 6:30 PM
In addition to our ACHC Club Meeting we will also be having a White Elephant Sale: bring all your items to sell at the meeting, and don’t forget to bring your checkbook! This is a fundraiser for Alpena County Horsemen's Club.
And to make the evening totally delicious there will be a Potluck Dinner with a Soup theme. Bring your favorites! Please bring your own beverage. The club will provide plates and silverware
Comedy For A Cause
February 12-13, 2016
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Alpena Events Complex
701 Woodward Ave, Alpena, MI 49707
Musical entertainment starting at 6p.m.,
comedy act begins at 7p.m.
The Friday night show will feature free pizza from 6 p.m. until gone and there will be musical entertainment from 6-7 p.m. when the comedy show begins.
Although the show is free, tickets still will be distributed to the shows. For ticket information contact the APlex at 989-354-6164.
Comedy for a Cause at the Aplex, which goes on each month will raise funds for local non–profit organizations in Alpena County.
Back Country Horsemen Michigan
Pigeon River and Beyond
February 6, 2016
Jay's Sproting Goods
Rock Out with the Beatles!
Saturday, February 27, 2016
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band
Their extraordinary performances include songs from the Fab Four’s first U.S. releases like "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "Twist And Shout" and "I Saw Her Standing There".
Concert cost is $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door. Doors open at 5:30p.m., and the music is from 7p.m. until 10p.m. There will be a cash bar and concessions including Tony Burgers. Tickets will be available at True North Radio, 1491 M-32 West, Alpena, the APlex or at Neiman’s Family Market. You can make table reservations by calling the APlex at 989-354-6164.
Send them to Bonnie or Jackie
as an Email Attachment
Happy Valentine's Day!
This year, use Valentine’s Day to celebrate all the loves of your life. The significant others who are anxiously last-minute shopping for your present, the parents who support you, the friends who make you laugh, the children who drive you crazy and the horses that bring you joy. Our hearts have room for them all, and our lives would be less meaningful without them.
The legend of St. Valentine speaks of a Catholic priest who defied law and performed marriages even after an emperor in the third century insisted young men must not get married. Instead, they were supposed to join the Roman army. Valentine was found out and put to death for helping the young lovers.
In this day and age, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the love we have for everyone in our lives and thank those people for the value they add to our lives. Imagine your life without those people and animals.
This Just In!
February 1, 2016
Cody Stevens (DNR Forest Resources Division), 989-785-4251, ext. 5240,
Steve Milford (DNR Forest Resources Division), 989-732-3541, ext. 5040, or
Rich Hill (DNR Parks and Recreation Division), 989-732-3541, ext. 5020
DNR seeks public comments on revisions to proposed forest plan for Chippewa Hills Pathway, Alpena County
After much collaboration with local stakeholders, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has made revisions to its proposed forest management treatment plan for the area commonly known as Chippewa Hills in Ossineke Township (Alpena County). The revised plan now is available for public review and comment.
“Because there were concerns with the original treatment plan for this area, we brought together representatives from many different groups to come up with a solution,” said Cody Stevens, DNR unit manager for the area. “We’re pleased with the proposed revisions that the group came up with during this inclusive process, but we want to make sure others who are interested are fully informed and have an opportunity to provide input.”
Each year, DNR personnel evaluate one-tenth of the state forest. The inventory provides decision-making information for foresters and wildlife, fisheries and other resource managers. Proposed treatments, which may include timber harvesting, replanting and other management activities, are designed to ensure the sustainability of all forest resources.
Some of the proposed treatment revisions to the original plan include:
• Reducing the harvest acreage by about 50 percent.
• Harvesting on only one side of the trail in multiple locations.
• Reducing the number of locations where equipment will be crossing the trails.
• Proposing planting of shrubs and other fruit-bearing plants to benefit wildlife.
Maps and information regarding the updated proposed treatments can be found by visiting www.michigan.gov/forestry, selecting “Find a Forest” and clicking on the “Atlanta” button. Proposed revisions to the Chippewa Hills Pathway treatments are posted under the Compartment Maps section. Records of decisions, recorded timber harvests and other treatments for past years also are available on this page.
To easily allow people to provide comments about the proposed changes, the DNR is maintaining an email address for public comment: DNR-ChippewaHillsComments@michigan.gov.
Mailed comments can be sent to the Atlanta DNR Field Office, ATTN: Cody Stevens, 13501 M-33, Atlanta, MI 49709.
Comments will be accepted until close of business Tuesday, March 1.
“Following this review period the DNR will compile the comments, make a final decision and begin work in the area,” Stevens said.
For more information about forest planning in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/forestry.
Have an idea for Group Camping?
Contact Jackie Konecke at 989-356-0071
Want to plan a Day Ride? Contact...
Indian Reserve Road, Chippewa Hills or Graham Road
Contact Darlene Alexander 989-727-3137