Wisconsin is recognized as one of the premier deer hunting states in the nation as Wisconsin is home to a thriving deer herd and Jackson County has earned the title "Deer Capital of Wisconsin" for it's large deer population and harvest over the years.
Jackson County has some of the most popular ATV trails in the Midwest. Over 100 miles of trails wind through the scenic Black River State Forest and Jackson County Forest. All trails are clearly marked. No "off-trail" riding is permitted in Jackson County.
The Karner Blue Butterfly Festival in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, celebrates the endangered Karner Blue butterfly, which is indigenous to the Black River Falls area. The festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in July.
Jackson County is experiencing a housing “crisis” and needs to launch projects to combat the problem, Judge Thomas Lister said last week.
Lister convened an emergency meeting of housing authority and county justice council members to address the issue in light of a current treatment court participant being unnecessarily housed in jail because of a lack of housing.
I would like to get … together a plan of action to address our immediate needs for people like this young man who is in jail,” Lister said. s just one of many who have unmet housing needs.
The emergency meeting comes less than a month after the city of Black River Falls formally re-launched its housing authority to help pave the way for new housing projects, like a living space for offenders on probation as they transition back into the community....
Melrose may adopt a new ordinance to address the rising incidence of horse droppings in the village.
The village board last week discussed the proposed new ordinance, which would require horse, dog and cat owners to have equipment with them to remove animal droppings that are left on public or private property.
Village President Tory Lockington said the village began considering addressing the issue horse after an increased number of complaints surfaced last year. He also noted other communities, like Cashton, that experience Amish buggy travel have similar regulations....
Black River Falls Emergency Medical Services now is equipped with devices vital for assisting patients in respiratory distress.
BRF EMS recently received 28 continuous positive airway pressure devices that allow EMTs to better assist patients who have a wide range of breathing problems. The local EMS has been pushing for the equipment for the past five years because of its importance, EMS Chief Jody Stoker said.
We’re just trying to take advantage of the skills that the state says we can do,” he said....