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OSCODA - Like thousands of other tourists each year, Mark Dunn and Barry
Carlson enjoy visiting a scenic overlook on the Au Sable River built by the
U.S. Forest Service. But the two men disagree on a Forest Service plan to
begin charging admission at the Iargo Springs overlook in Iosco County and at
about 100 other attractions in the Huron-Manistee National Forests that are
now free.
Forest Service officials say the proposed parking fees, ranging from $3 a day
to $20 a year, would offset the cost of maintaining and improving overlooks,
trail heads, camping areas and river access sites.
http://bc.mlive.com/news/recfees.htm

Firefighters today were mopping up the remains of a 100-acre grass fire that
burned a path through the Tawas Area Industrial Park.
The Iosco fire is the second wildfire in two days to occur in northeastern
Michigan. A 1,200-acre forest fire raged through northwestern Ogemaw County on
Wednesday.
http://bc.mlive.com/news/iosco.htm

 HOLLY - The 130-year-old Stiffs Mill Pond teems with wildlife: Ducks,
muskrats and geese thrive along the partially wooded shores. But a growing
weed problem has village officials concerned that a massive fish kill, caused
by a lack of oxygen in the water, may occur unless something is done soon -
very soon.
http://fl.mlive.com/news/weeds$02.htm

Kent County officials have supported a proposal to provide $6.5 million over
the next nine years to purchase new park land.
http://gr.mlive.com/news/land22122301.htm

The fight to control urban sprawl in West Michigan emerged as a top issue in
the 89th District House race between incumbent Jon Jellema and Scott Van
Strate.
http://gr.mlive.com/news/89house2094302.htm

Opponents to a proposed asphalt plant in southern Blackman Township were given
some more breathing space Wednesday.
Jackson County Circuit Judge Charles Nelson shot down a request by Thompson-
McCully Co. to amend his order barring the plant from operating on Brookley
Avenue near I-94.
http://ja.mlive.com/news/23asphalt.htm


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