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We've got lots to talk about in Emmet County! From the regular happenings at the International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands and the programs there, to the unique and one-of-a-kind history that defines this area of Michigan, Emmet County loves to get the word out to residents and visitors about what makes this area so special.

Every couple of weeks, the county sends out video email blasts. One features Mary Stewart Adams, Dark Sky Park program director at the Headlands; she talks about what to watch for in the night sky, celestial events and upcoming programs.

The second, an historical Blast from the Past, brings viewers to a special spot in the county where a knowledgeable speaker discuss the uniqueness of that particular locale.

Further, the county distributes a quarterly newsletter filled with information about county events, department and staff news and more. It's also delivered via email and gives you the latest details about what's going on in your county.

The emails are free (and pretty fun, if we do say so ourselves). If you would like to add your email to the lists:

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Blasts from the Past:

Register to receive the County Newsletter:

Call (231) 348-1704 for more information about any of the above!

For more info about programs and the Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, click here.

Current County News

10/09/2015 Jim Alton's October Veterans Affairs column

10/08/2015 Bay Bluffs community Halloween activities announced

06/15/2015 Visit McGulpin Point Lighthouse and HIstoric Site this season!

06/15/2015 New web sites launched for Emmet Recycling, Fair, Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, McGulpin Point Lighthouse

11/21/2014 2015 Dark Sky Park Program Schedule!

Archived County News

10/01/2015 2015-10-01 Sheriff News UPDATE

09/03/2015 Jim Alton's September Veterans Affairs column


08/31/2015 2015-08-31: Sheriff Press Release

08/20/2015 Native Plant Workshop and Plant Sale set for Aug. 29


08/10/2015 Jim Alton's August Veteran's Affairs column

08/04/2015 Recyclers: First TV free, additional TVs to recycle just $5

07/29/2015 2015-07-29: Sheriff Press Release

07/24/2015 Register of Deeds Cooke appointed to national association

07/24/2015 Document shredding service now available by appointment year round!

07/23/2015 2015-07-23: Sheriff Press Release

07/13/2015 Jim Alton's July 2015 Veterans Affairs column

07/10/2015 Latex Paint now accepted by recycling daily April 1 - Nov. 1 annually

07/09/2015 90th District Court new security window upgrade completed

07/08/2015 New Cultural Center opens at Mackinaw Crossings

07/07/2015 2015-07-07: Sheriff News Release

07/02/2015 Trails Council gets major funding for Ultimate Trailhead facility project

06/23/2015 Tribe announces start of construction of new Mackinaw City casino

06/05/2015 2015-06-05: Sheriff News Release

06/05/2015 Construction has begun on North Western State Trail Alanson-to-Mackinaw segment

05/29/2015 Emmet County Communications Director Beth Eckerle receives state historical award


05/28/2015 Watercolor exhibit at Pellston Regional Airport

05/21/2015 2015-05-21: Sheriff News Release

05/20/2015 Jim Alton's May Veterans Affairs column

05/19/2015 HAWK WATCH UPDATE: Continuing through May

05/15/2015 Recycling news: First Household Chemical Drop-off Day is May 16 (it's free!)

05/15/2015 May 16! What happens to your recyclables? Come and see during Spring and Summer tours!

05/15/2015 May 16: Annual 4-H Flower Sale set for May 16

05/15/2015 May 16: 'Michigan's Legendary Logging Era' topic of May 16 program in Pellston

05/04/2015 Month of May full of free birding activities

05/04/2015 Getting Kids Outdoors Northern Michigan kick-off is May 17!


04/24/2015 North Western State Trail construction update

04/21/2015 APRIL 29 ESSENCE OF EMMET HISTORY PROGRAM: 'Characters from our Past'

04/13/2015 Jim Alton's April 2015 Veterans Affairs column

04/11/2015 Spring Hunter's Safety course set for April 21, 22 & 25


04/03/2015 RFP for proposals to develop city of Petoskey lot EXTENDED to April 3, 2015

04/03/2015 APRIL 3 ORDER DEADLINE: Spring tree sale under way through Emmet Conservation District




03/06/2015 Happy Trails, to Us! Public Forum on our incredible trail usage set for April 9 in Petoskey

03/05/2015 'Fairy Tale Moons' exhibit by Headlands Dark Sky Park program director now on display at Petoskey Library

03/03/2015 MARCH 6 DEADLINE: Request for Proposals/Qualifications: Land Bank Authority lot development project downtown Petoskey

02/25/2015 Emmet County Forest Management Plan available for review

02/23/2015 Chris Young concert tickets ON SALE for Aug. 28 concert during the FAIR!

02/23/2015 2015 Photo contest: Emmet County WILDLIFE!

02/16/2015 2015-02-13: Sheriff SCAM ALERT

02/15/2015 Jim Alton's February Veterans Affairs column

02/13/2015 Register of Deeds Michele Cooke receives Certified County Officer recognition

02/03/2015 The best of Emmet County in video: Plan your trip, or your relocation, to Northern Michigan!

02/02/2015 'Have a Heart' fundraiser for Brother Dan's Food Pantry read to rock 'n roll on Feb. 15!

02/02/2015 Enjoy Free Fishing Weekend at Camp Petosega on Feb. 14

01/27/2015 Next Dark Sky Park Program Feb. 21, 2015: Finding Your Celestial Signature

01/14/2015 Camp Petosega Snowshoe Challenge set for Feb. 21!

01/13/2015 Jim Alton's January 2015 Veterans Affairs column: Local VA services, new vets-and-pets program

01/06/2015 Snowmobile Safety Course scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015



12/22/2014 Next Dark Sky Park program Saturday, Jan. 24: Campfire Snowshoe and Native Storytelling

12/22/2014 Holiday Recycling Guide Available!

11/21/2014 Holiday open house at McGulpin Point, Heritage Village Dec. 6-7

11/19/2014 Emmet County Clerk application deadline is Nov. 22, 2014

11/19/2014 Dec. 9 deadline - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Pre-Construction and General Contracting Services, Headlands Observatory and facilities

11/19/2014 THIS SATURDAY! Annual Christmas Holiday Crafts, Art and Gift Show set for Nov. 22

11/17/2014 SKI RESORTS UPDATE: Boyne Resorts, Nubs Nob are open with limited hours!

11/13/2014 2015 Fair Dates announced!

10/30/2014 Vendors sought for annual Holiday craft show at Fairgrounds Nov. 22

10/27/2014 Traditional 'Ghost Supper' planned in Heritage Village Nov. 1; public welcome

10/24/2014 Crooked River Lock closed for the season


10/22/2014 Jim Alton's October Veterans Affairs column: Remember our Veterans this holiday season

10/22/2014 Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey seeking wreaths for veterans' holiday effort


10/19/2014 October Hunter's Safety Course: Oct. 21-25

10/17/2014 Emmet County wins the Big Green Gym Challenge!

10/14/2014 County Officers group holds fall conference in Emmet County

10/10/2014 Last days of the Big Green Gym challenge -- remember to log your exercise for Emmet County!

10/07/2014 TRIPLE FRIGHT NIGHT IN EMMET COUNTY Oct. 25! Click for details

09/26/2014 FALL COLOR UPDATE for Emmet County/NW Michigan

09/25/2014 Status of moving the sloop, the Welcome

09/11/2014 Job opportunity: Emmet County IT Manager

09/11/2014 Jim Alton's September 2014 Veterans Affairs column

09/02/2014 People's Choice award winner from 2014 Fair announced!

08/27/2014 NCMC Fall Lecture Series programs and dates

08/26/2014 Passenger Pigeon program on Aug. 28 commemorates the centenary of the bird's extinction and Petoskey's role

08/25/2014 Photo information for Joe Nichols backstage pass holders

08/25/2014 Sheriff Wallin's School Bus Safety Measures

08/19/2014 Last Open Telescope Night of the Summer Season is Aug. 20 at Camp Petosega

08/15/2014 Your help is needed! Healing the Bear - Bear River cleanup Aug. 23

08/09/2014 History Awards nominations due Sept. 1

08/04/2014 Road work resumes on U.S. 31 in Petoskey; traffic rerouted

07/30/2014 Historic Festival at Mackinaw's Heritage Village Aug. 1-2 brings history to life!

07/25/2014 Emmet County Recycling launches Recycling Measurement Project

07/24/2014 Governor's Recycling Council tours Emmet County Recycling facility

07/21/2014 New 'Young Hemingway' documentary to be previewed July 23 at Bay View

07/21/2014 Remember Club Ponytail and Club Manitou? History program July 24 looks back

07/21/2014 Committee on Aging Applications for Funds Deadline: July 21

07/17/2014 North Western State Trail work will reroute users July 23-24

07/15/2014 RFP: DPW Communication / Video / Electrical Changes

07/14/2014 Jim Alton's July Veterans Affairs column

07/13/2014 'Emmet County Veterans: Stories in their own words' topic of July 14 program


07/03/2014 New Administrator sought for Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility

07/01/2014 Five Emmet County segments featured on WOOD TV in Grand Rapids this week!

06/30/2014 'Outstanding Women' nominations sought in Emmet County

06/25/2014 Going Ballistic! Monster Truck visiting Petoskey June 26 to promote Fair events

06/23/2014 Nature's Fireworks at the Headlands Dark Sky Park July 5!

06/23/2014 Blast from the Past: Father Weikamp's crypt in Cross Village

06/18/2014 'Little Traverse Bay Past and Present' exhibit opens June 26

06/16/2014 Robert Emmet Society names 2015 scholarship winner, Gerrit Emaus

06/12/2014 RFP: To provide municipal architectural/engineering services

06/11/2014 New Hobby Lobby to open in Petoskey June 23

06/11/2014 32nd annual Dixieland Worship and Concert Series begins July 3

06/05/2014 Bay View to host D-Day documentary screening on June 6

06/05/2014 Trails Council receives grant to fund bike racks on Straits Regional Ride buses

06/03/2014 Jim Alton's June 2014 Veterans Affairs Column

06/03/2014 Mackinaw Library will host 'Sweetie-licious Bakery' owner and author Linda Hundt on June 18

05/28/2014 Annual Pancake Breakfast at Camp Petosega is June 15!

05/28/2014 Smart Commute Week is here! June 2-6, 2014

05/22/2014 Area MEMORIAL DAY events 2014

05/20/2014 ORV Safety Course scheduled for May 31

05/19/2014 May 20 Connecting Women in Business luncheon features Headlands Dark Sky Park

05/16/2014 Plentiful birding activities offered through month of May!

05/13/2014 Jim Alton's May 2014 Veterans Affairs column online

05/12/2014 Conservancy seeks volunteers for plant and habitat survey May 17

05/12/2014 Wonders of Emmet County to be explored in new naturalist series, starting May 31

05/09/2014 Household Chemical Drop-off and document shredding Saturday, May 10

05/02/2014 Headlands welcomes comet and asteroid discoverer David Levy in September

05/01/2014 Northern Michigan shipwrecks featured as top dive spots in national magazine

05/01/2014 Annual Spring 4-H Flower Sale is May 17

04/28/2014 Petoskey Audubon Society offers sparrow ID practice on Wednesday evenings; nature/birding hike at the college May 3

04/25/2014 Prescription and OTC drop-off on April 26

04/22/2014 Watch the hawk counting in Mackinaw City April 23!

04/15/2014 Equalization, Corrections, Building Inspection and Planning and Zoning annual reports now available online

04/14/2014 Crooked River Lock opens Saturday, May 3

04/13/2014 Jim Alton's April Veterans Affairs column

04/08/2014 Petoskey Audobon program on April 8 will feature Wildlife Refuges in Michigan

04/08/2014 April 15 Dark Sky event is an ALL-NIGHTER! 'Field Trip to the Moon, Part II'

04/03/2014 Lakeshore Express suspends charter flights out of PLN

04/03/2014 County Controller position application deadline is April 4

04/03/2014 Town hall meeting in Petoskey April 22: "How Teens Communicate Today"

04/02/2014 U.P. Snowmobile Museum topic of April 14 Mackinaw Historical Society program

03/27/2014 Ski resorts update

03/25/2014 Hunter's Safety Courses scheduled for April 22, 23, 26

03/24/2014 Road Commission Weight Restrictions

03/24/2014 'Cyclone Cowboy' storm chaser will speak at NCMC April 23

03/19/2014 Register of Deeds notice of hours change

03/14/2014 Have you watched the 'Emmet County A to Z' video?

03/14/2014 Headlands featured on CNN Travel for 'spectacular starry skies'

03/13/2014 THIS WEEKEND: Home Show is March 14-15 in Petoskey

03/12/2014 Gov. Snyder will be keynote speaker for NLEA luncheon

03/12/2014 Jim Alton's monthly Veterans Affairs column

03/12/2014 Pure Michigan tourism outlook: Michigan's buoyant tourism industry will continue to flourish

03/11/2014 Board of Commissioners seeks public input on two grant application requests March 13

03/05/2014 Invitation to bid: Surplus Vehicles

03/04/2014 Harbor Hall in Petoskey receives national accredition

02/28/2014 LOCAL REVENUE SHARING BOARD grants available in Spring funding cycle

02/27/2014 Audobon Society will host osprey program on March 11

02/26/2014 Mackinaw Area Historical Society's annual Cabin Fever dinner program is March 9


02/25/2014 2014-02-25: Sheriff Press Release

02/24/2014 Business sponsors sought to help with Smart Commute Week

02/24/2014 NCMC will host March 7 luncheon lecture on historic Cross Village

02/18/2014 Next Dark Sky Park program at the Headlands is March 1: 'Tech Lover's Guide to the Night Sky'

02/18/2014 2013 Planning & Zoning Department Annual Report now available online

02/18/2014 'A snowy home' Knee-High Naturalist program set for Feb. 22

02/14/2014 Petoskey's Winter Carnival at the Winter Sports Park is Feb. 15!

02/13/2014 Crucifix viewing in Little Traverse Bay currently on hold

02/13/2014 6th Annual Snowshoe Challenge set for Feb. 22, 2014 at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga

02/13/2014 Tip of the Mitt hosting winter monitoring adventure Feb. 15

02/10/2014 Business After Hours Feb. 12 at Nub's Nob


02/04/2014 Petoskey Audobon group hosting snowshoe adventure Feb. 8

02/03/2014 Soil erosion workshop set for Feb. 26 in Petoskey



01/30/2014 Nordic ski adventure at Goodhart Farms Feb. 1

01/27/2014 Dark Sky program director's exhibit on display at Mackinaw Area Library

01/23/2014 Forest Management Seminar set for March 1 in Petoskey

01/16/2014 Winterfest in Mackinaw is this weekend!

01/14/2014 Owl banding program back by popular demand at Headlands

01/13/2014 Judge Mulhauser will be guest speaker at NCMC luncheon Jan. 24

01/13/2014 Headlands International Dark Sky Park has new street address

01/13/2014 Greenwood Cemetery makes major updates to its online historical photos, records


01/09/2014 Petoskey Regional Audobon Society will feature eBird program on Jan. 14


01/02/2014 Petoskey Audobon group hosting raptor field trip on Jan. 11

12/22/2013 New Year's Eve events and Cultural Alliance holiday activities

12/18/2013 Board of Commissioners Organizational Meeting set for Jan. 7

12/18/2013 SNOWMOBILE SAFETY COURSE set for Dec. 21

12/13/2013 THIS WEEKEND Dec. 14: Festival of Light at Headlands Dark Sky Park with Getting Kids Outdoors

12/13/2013 NCMC winter Luncheon Lectures will feature county judges, history and more

12/11/2013 Positively Petoskey video available online - check it out!

12/10/2013 Audobon Society program Dec. 10 features images and stories of the year

12/09/2013 Dark Sky Park Program Director has exhibit in Ann Arbor

12/09/2013 Blissfest's 8th Annual Solstice Celebration Dec. 21 at the Fairgrounds

12/03/2013 Harbor Historical Society celebrates 5 years with events on Dec. 7

12/02/2013 Jim Alton's December Veterans Affairs column

12/02/2013 CMU web site features archaeological dig at McGulpin Point

12/02/2013 2013-12-02: Sheriff News Release

11/27/2013 SKI RESORTS opening on Thanksgiving Day and through the holiday weekend

11/26/2013 Register of Deeds Michele Stine attends national conference

11/25/2013 Next Dark Sky Park program is Dec. 20: Women in the Stars

11/23/2013 Mackinac State Historic Parks announces Shipwreck Museum plans

11/15/2013 2014 Dark Sky Park Program schedule available

11/07/2013 Annual Holiday Craft Show at the Fairgrounds set for Nov. 23

11/07/2013 Jim Alton's November Veterans Affairs column

11/04/2013 REMINDER: City elections are Tuesday, Nov. 5

11/01/2013 Petoskey chamber leaders earn state recognition

11/01/2013 Harvest Food and Supply Drive benefits local abuse shelter

10/31/2013 Halloween Safety Tips from Sheriff Wallin

10/30/2013 Season ends Nov. 3 at McGulpin Point Lighthouse

10/28/2013 TODAY: 'Destination Michigan' show will feature Emmet County on Oct. 28

10/24/2013 Greenwood Cemetery selected to participate in Wreaths Across America in honor of veterans

10/23/2013 Invtiation to bid - McGulpin Point Lighthouse Barn Materials

10/21/2013 Invitation to bid: Transfer Station Trailer Bay reconstruction

10/14/2013 Invitation to bid: Beach House demolition

10/14/2013 Oct. 17 Business After Hours features Local Food and Farm Festival theme

10/11/2013 THIS WEEKEND: 18th Annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival is Oct. 10-13; McGulpin Point represented

10/09/2013 Jim Alton's October Veterans Affairs column: Military care package time

10/07/2013 Little Traverse Conservancy fall events: Bike tours, hiking, birding and yoga in nature

10/04/2013 Local Food & Farm Festival taking place through Nov. 2

09/30/2013 Fall Hunter's Safety, ORV Safety courses scheduled

09/26/2013 Invitations to bid on county projects, snowblowing, surplus vehicles and other services posted

09/17/2013 New Dark Sky program added for Oct. 18 with acclaimed author Paul Bogard

09/17/2013 McGulpin Point autumn hours updated

09/13/2013 Pure Michigan's Fall Color Tour updates

09/12/2013 Notice - Invitation to Bid HVAC project

09/05/2013 Land Bank Authority - Notice of Sealed Bid

09/04/2013 MSU Extension's annual report now available online

09/04/2013 NCMC announces Fall Luncheon Lecture series topics

09/04/2013 Pure Michigan fall travel guide now available!

08/27/2013 Recycling schedule changes due to Labor Day

08/27/2013 Jim Alton's September VA column

08/27/2013 Curious about the Farmer's Almanac Winter 2014 predictions? Check here ...

08/24/2013 'Beach Ranger' workshop set for Sept. 18

08/16/2013 Fund-raiser set for veterans' facility on Aug. 24

08/16/2013 Bear River Valley Walkway program set for Aug. 22

08/13/2013 Volunteers needed to help clean up the Bear River on Aug. 24

08/09/2013 'Petoskey Stones Speak' history tour at Greenwood Cemetery set for Aug. 9-10

08/08/2013 Trail Town presentation set for Petoskey on Aug. 14

08/05/2013 TAX BILL MAILING NOTIFICATION for those who have not received their summer tax bill

08/02/2013 Notice to Bid - Sheriff's Office vehicles

07/31/2013 Last public document shredding event of 2013 set for Sept. 21

07/31/2013 Inland Waterway featured in 'Pontoon & Deck Boat' magazine

07/29/2013 Petoskey to Alanson trail update

07/28/2013 September, October Hunter's Safety Course dates announced

07/26/2013 Changes in West Traverse Township zoning process take effect Aug. 1

07/25/2013 2013-7-25: Sheriff News Release

07/24/2013 News from Emmet Conservation District: Fall seedling sale, board meeting, Master Naturalist series

07/18/2013 2013-07-17: Sheriff News Release

07/17/2013 ORV Safety Course scheduled for July 20, 2013

07/17/2013 28th annual Art in the Park is Saturday, July 20, in Petoskey

07/16/2013 TONIGHT: 'The Headlands: A Star in Michigan's History' topic of Bay View program July 16

07/16/2013 Household chemical drop-off day, latex paint recycling for Emmet residents July 27

07/16/2013 Drop off unused, unwanted prescriptions July 27

07/12/2013 33rd annual Blissfest is this weekend, July 12-14

07/10/2013 Petoskey to Alanson trail construction update

07/02/2013 Tri-County horse show set for Aug. 10-11 at the County Fairgrounds

07/02/2013 'Remember the sacrifice and stand as that grand old flag passes by:' Jim Alton's VA column

07/01/2013 Petoskey Rocks! program schedule

06/25/2013 TODAY: Readmond Township seeks input on Master Plan draft on June 25

06/20/2013 Conservancy offering free environmental education programs through the summer

06/20/2013 Evenings at the Longhouse 2013 schedule

06/17/2013 Crooked River Lock has reopened

06/14/2013 'Turning Point' exhibit on War of 1812 opens June 15 in Harbor Springs

06/14/2013 Petoskey's Concerts in the Park begin June 18

06/13/2013 Boater's Safety course dates for June and July; first class is June 15

06/11/2013 Jim Alton's June Veterans Affairs column

06/07/2013 New arts collaborative working to promote cultural opportunities around the North

05/31/2013 Smart Commute Emmet Week is June 3-7; get your team together!

05/31/2013 Robert Emmet Society awards annual scholarship to Ireland

05/30/2013 Tourism expected to increase 3 percent this season; spending to jump 5 percent

05/29/2013 Free Fishing Weekend throughout Michigan is June 8-9

05/21/2013 Humane Society offering low-cost spay/neuter clinics in May and June

05/21/2013 'Emmet County Skies' photo contest - Deadline is Nov. 30

05/21/2013 Crooked River clean-up improves waterway to kick off boating season

05/18/2013 Your help is needed! Little Traverse Wheelway community clean-up set for May 18

05/14/2013 Harbor historical society awarded grant for War of 1812 exhibit

05/11/2013 Happy anniversary, Headlands International Dark Sky Park!

05/10/2013 MSU Extension's Spring Flower Sale is May 11

05/02/2013 Northwestern State Trail progress featured on 9&10 News

05/01/2013 2nd Annual 'Hairy Horse Show' will benefit County Fair

05/01/2013 Professor will speak May 13 on archaeological digs in Northern Emmet

04/30/2013 Jim Alton's monthly Veterans Affairs column

04/29/2013 Household Chemical Drop-off appointments offered

04/26/2013 Celebrate Spring with Getting Kids Outdoors on April 27!

04/25/2013 Skiing in late April? Have at it this weekend at Boyne Mountain

04/25/2013 Special recycling/disposal events set for 'Super Saturday' May 4

04/24/2013 'History and Star Lore of Odawa Indians at McGulpin Point and the Headlands' topic of May 18 program

04/23/2013 Public hearing set for July 1 on Pellston Recreation Plan

04/17/2013 Pure Michigan reports $1.1 billion in visitor spending last year

04/15/2013 Sheriff's Office, Corrections Department annual reports posted online

04/15/2013 2013 Equalization report details Emmet County property value information

04/12/2013 Funeral service for Brian Leslie, Emmet County Recycling staff member

04/11/2013 Planning & Zoning, Building Department Annual Reports available online

04/10/2013 Photo album of owl banding event at the Headlands

04/10/2013 ORV Safety Course scheduled for April 27

04/09/2013 Two seasonal job openings at Camp Petosega

04/08/2013 Annual airport After-Hours event set for April 25 (register to win free airfare to Chicago!)

04/08/2013 VA Director Jim Alton's April column

04/03/2013 Local historians to present history of Charles Langlade during April 8 program

03/25/2013 Emmet Conservation District's Tree Seedling Sale deadline is April 5

03/24/2013 Local Revenue Sharing Board grant deadline is May 13, 2013

03/19/2013 New seven-mile paved trail will connect M-119 to Alanson by July 4

03/18/2013 Owl banding and stargazing next in the Dark Sky event lineup April 5-6

03/18/2013 April 10 program will focus on Northern Michigan's impact on the Civil War

03/14/2013 Detroit News: Northern Michigan vacation home market on the upswing

03/12/2013 End-of-season parties approaching for area ski resorts

03/08/2013 Public meeting March 13 about M-68 construction projects slated for summer

03/08/2013 'Ice island' offshore Harbor Springs garnering big attention

03/07/2013 Recycling Department announces 2013 special events, drop-off days

03/07/2013 More prescription and OTC drug drop-off boxes added in Emmet County

03/04/2013 Jim Alton's March Veterans Affairs column

02/28/2013 2013 Crooked River Lock operating schedule announced

02/25/2013 Public hearing Feb. 25 on Pellston Recreation Plan draft

02/20/2013 Spring 2013 Hunter's Safety Course takes place in April

02/18/2013 Treasurer's Office program helps those delinquent on tax payments

02/13/2013 Petoskey, Harbor chambers hosting After-Hours event Feb. 13

02/13/2013 B-17 'Yankee Lady' will return to Pellston Regional Airport in June 2013

02/12/2013 2012-02-12: Sheriff News Release

02/11/2013 Dark Sky Park program on March 16: 'The Northern Lights over Northern Michigan'

02/10/2013 'Have a Heart' benefits Brother Dan's Food Pantry on Feb. 17

02/10/2013 Critical Dune Areas topic of Feb. 14 meeting in Emmet County

02/07/2013 Basketball game Feb. 25 will benefit veterans and families

02/07/2013 'Destination Michigan' TV show features the architecture and history of Harbor Springs

02/07/2013 Veterans Affairs Director Jim Alton's February column

02/01/2013 Emmet County children in the state's top 10 for well-being

01/31/2013 New Pellston Recreation Plan under way; public can weigh in on draft

01/30/2013 Free tax prep help available for Emmet County seniors

01/29/2013 State of the County reports 2013

01/25/2013 Snowmobile safety course Jan. 26

01/21/2013 Did you know: President Obama keeps a Petoskey stone on his desk?

01/17/2013 Register of Deeds Michele Stine featured for innovative integration

01/15/2013 Obituary for Ray Randels, former Readmond Township Supervisor

01/10/2013 How does the 'January thaw' stack up with historical weather patterns?

01/03/2013 Northern Michigan makes magazine's 'Frozen Experiences of a Lifetime' list

12/31/2012 Emmet County snowmobile trail maps

12/31/2012 Annual Snowshoe Challenge at Petosega set for Feb. 23, 2013

12/31/2012 Veteran Affairs Director Jim Alton's January 2013 column

12/27/2012 Free carriage rides downtown Harbor Springs begin Jan. 4, 2013

12/20/2012 VA Director urges caution in 'veteran donation' appeals

12/19/2012 CCE/9-1-1 issues Winter Storm Warning announcement

12/18/2012 Dark Sky ornament now available!

12/18/2012 NCMC offers special winter break hours, activities, for families

12/12/2012 Reserve space now for 4-H 2013 Vet-A-Visit program at MSU

12/12/2012 Hear the magic of the Madrigals this holiday season

12/10/2012 MSN features Headlands Dark Sky Park in Northern Lights feature

12/10/2012 Ski resorts open!

12/06/2012 Winter Solstice Celebrations this month in Cross Village

12/03/2012 Jim Alton's December Veterans Affairs column

12/03/2012 2013 Dark Sky Park Program Schedule

12/01/2012 Alternative Gift Fair benefits area nonprofits on Dec. 1

11/30/2012 Special Holiday Open House planned at McGulpin Point Lighthouse

11/30/2012 Ski resorts open this week

11/28/2012 Headlands Guest House available for day rentals


11/27/2012 Gov. Snyder touts the importance of investment in parks, recreation

11/26/2012 County seeks members for Ambulance Authority

11/20/2012 Remember our troops this holiday season; VA coordinating carepackages

11/19/2012 Recycle gift wrap and holiday supplies this season!

11/17/2012 Mary Stewart Adams receives national Dark Sky Defender award

11/16/2012 McLean & Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey named among America's top bookstores

11/13/2012 Van Berlo appointed to Code Officials groups

11/08/2012 Elisa Seltzer will be featured Luncheon Lecture speaker on Nov. 30

11/06/2012 VA Director Jim Alton's November column

11/05/2012 Free breakfast for veterans at NCMC on Nov. 12

11/02/2012 Nov. 13 event will let locals view Total Solar Eclipse on other side of the globe

10/31/2012 Read an Australian's opinion on his fall color tour to Petoskey

10/29/2012 Crooked River Lock closed for the season

10/25/2012 4-H holiday fund-raisers under way; candle and wreath sales

10/25/2012 Emmet County tops the state in organ donation registrations

10/24/2012 Road Commission Focuses on Preserving County Roads & Bridges

10/23/2012 Nominate a community champion!

10/21/2012 Petoskey chamber's small business seminar: social media, marketing, financial strategies & more

10/19/2012 Harbor's Heroes recognizes outstanding local residents, businesses

10/18/2012 County offers Bins for Barrels as burn ban begins Oct. 19

10/11/2012 North Central offers local Food and Farm Series

10/10/2012 Bay View a finalist in Prettiest Painted Places contest

10/09/2012 Sheriff's Office seeks volunteers for victim services

10/09/2012 Emmet Conservation District Annual Meeting is Oct. 30

10/07/2012 Chicago Sun-Times touts the beauty of autumn in Emmet County

10/04/2012 Jim Alton's October Veterans Affairs column

10/04/2012 Voter registration deadline nears on Oct. 9

10/01/2012 October Hunter's Safety Courses set

10/01/2012 Crooked River Lock changes to weekend schedule

09/28/2012 McGulpin Point Lighthouse open through October

09/26/2012 Peak color report for Emmet County - with photos

09/24/2012 Last Moon Cruise of the season Sept. 28 is SOLD OUT

09/20/2012 Robert Emmet Society's 'Night to Remember' set for Sept. 27

09/20/2012 Sheriff's Office releases updated scam alerts

09/17/2012 'Triple Fright Night' in Northern Emmet County on Oct. 27

09/14/2012 Super 5-in-1 recycling day set for Sept. 15

09/14/2012 Rabies, license and micro-chip clinic for dogs set for Sept. 15

09/13/2012 Judge May recognized for work on jury reform project

09/11/2012 County promotes the beauty of color season with fall TV spot

09/10/2012 Hunter's Safety Courses begin Sept. 11

09/10/2012 Watch the new Pure Michigan Statewide Singalong video

09/06/2012 Be a part of Imagine magazine in 2013!

09/06/2012 Jim Alton's September Veterans Affairs Column

09/06/2012 College night at NCMC Sept. 26 includes 50+ colleges, universities

09/05/2012 Barn families meet at 115-year-old historic site in Carp Lake

09/04/2012 McGulpin Point Lighthouse open daily through September

08/30/2012 Labor Day changes curbside recycling schedule

08/30/2012 Registration deadline is Aug. 31 for Native Plants Workshop

08/30/2012 Conservation District's fall tree sale under way; order deadline is Sept. 4

08/29/2012 Reservations not being accepted for Beach House after Oct. 31, 2012

08/25/2012 FINAL DRAFT of new county Rec Plan available for review

08/23/2012 New winery, tasting room and vineyard coming to Emmet County

08/20/2012 Emmet Historical Commission announces history contest for students

08/14/2012 Forest Management Tour set for Saturday, Aug. 25

08/10/2012 Additional Dark Sky storytelling programs added on Aug. 17 & 20

08/10/2012 Odawa Warriors' Journey exhibit now closed

08/10/2012 Photo album of Gov. Snyder's visit

08/06/2012 Update in the battle against invasive phragmites

08/03/2012 2012-08-03: Sheriff News Release

07/31/2012 Pellston Regional Airport receives large grant award

07/31/2012 VA Director Jim Alton's August column

07/30/2012 Veterans Affairs Director schedules after-hours chat session for Aug. 1

07/26/2012 Marine Corps League awards scholarships

07/26/2012 DPW RFP: Air Conveyance System

07/25/2012 'This part of the world is something everyone should see:' NY Post about NW Michigan


07/23/2012 2012-07-23: SHERIFF NEWS RELEASE

07/20/2012 Travel writer offers '10 memorable ways to enjoy summertime in Northern MIchigan'

07/20/2012 Aug. 7 Primary Election information

07/19/2012 New case investigator Mary Ellen Emery joins Friend of Court staff

07/18/2012 Register for 'Blasts from the Past' and watch past videos

07/17/2012 Chicago Tribune: Petoskey is 'idyllic getaway'

07/16/2012 Harlem Globetrotters hosting summer festival Up North July 31-Aug. 4

07/10/2012 Harbor Springs to host 'Planning Party' for community July 11-14

07/10/2012 Consumer Reports: Petoskey hospital among nation's top 10

07/09/2012 Veterans Affairs Director Jim Alton's July column

07/09/2012 First Waugoshance Trail Marathon set for July 14

07/05/2012 Register to vote in the Primary by July 9

06/27/2012 VA Director offering veterans 'roundtable' sessions; next is June 27

06/20/2012 Request information about Emmet County

06/18/2012 Farmers' Market begins season downtown Petoskey June 22

06/15/2012 'Soldiers in the Shadows' Exhibit details

06/13/2012 International Hemingway Conference under way in Petoskey

06/12/2012 Emmet County Smart Commute teams recognized

06/11/2012 52 Weekends in Emmet County

06/11/2012 Bay Harbor's in-water boat show is June 15-17

06/01/2012 Summer Boaters' Safety classes

06/01/2012 NEWS RELEASE: Is Your Boat Seaworthy?

05/29/2012 'Yankee Lady' B-17 tour schedule set at Pellston airport

05/24/2012 Emmet County Smart Commute week is June 4-8

05/22/2012 New email address for Dark Sky Park inquiries

05/22/2012 Veterans invited to 'round table' with VA Director

05/21/2012 Call for artists for Bay Harbor Arts Festival

05/21/2012 50th anniversary of Fort Michilmackinac Pageant takes place Memorial Day weekend

05/15/2012 FILING DEADLINE TODAY for primary election candidates

05/11/2012 2012 ORV Class scheduled for June 2

05/10/2012 Annual march for Michigan Paralyzed Veterans is May 19

05/10/2012 Boost for Business 2012 ad promotion

05/05/2012 Super 5-in-1 recycling days kick-off on May 5

05/04/2012 Tuesday, May 8, school election information

05/02/2012 Read Jim Alton's May Veterans Affairs column

05/02/2012 Crooked Lake water level notice

05/02/2012 Midwest Living features Little Traverse Bay towns

05/02/2012 Hundreds of Girl Scouts will visit area May 11

05/01/2012 Humane Society, sheriff's office plan dog vaccine, license, microchip clinic

04/30/2012 Emmet County in state's top 10 for maternal and children's health

04/30/2012 International travel writer Peter Greenberg touts the Headlands

04/26/2012 Bay Bluffs Foundation fund-raiser set for May 4

04/26/2012 May 20 Dark Sky Park event: Understanding Eclipses

04/24/2012 Business After Hours at Pellston Airport April 26 - win round-trip tickets!

04/24/2012 Petoskey Placemaking Summit takes place May 21

04/23/2012 Planning & Zoning, Building Inspection annual reports online

04/19/2012 Sheriff's Office annual reports available for download

04/17/2012 Getting Kids Outdoors launches Emmet County passport program April 28

04/16/2012 Download the 2012 county property valuation report

04/16/2012 Hoppies Landing restaurant now open at Pellston Regional Airport

04/16/2012 Sheriff Wallin warns of Social Security scam

04/13/2012 Land Bank Authority creating Real Estate Broker Group; participants sought

04/10/2012 'Grateful Dog Walk' takes place May 19

04/06/2012 Annual 'Coffee with the Inspectors' set for April 26

04/06/2012 Next Dark Sky Park event: Friday, April 20

04/06/2012 Veterans Affairs office has relocated

03/30/2012 Emmet mattress recycling pilot to feed new Gaylord business

03/28/2012 Electrical contractor needed to fill Construction Board of Appeals seat

03/28/2012 Registration now open for May placemaking summit in Petoskey

03/23/2012 Sheriff News Release

03/22/2012 Annual 4-H Flower Sale takes place May 19

03/22/2012 Warm weather ends the local ski season

03/22/2012 Electrical contractor needed to fill Construction Board of Appeals seat

03/19/2012 B-17 'Yankee Lady' will visit Pellston airport in June

03/19/2012 Services and benefits fair for Veterans set for March 28

03/16/2012 Organizers gear up for 2012 Smart Commute Week

03/15/2012 Visit the 'Odawa Warriors' Journey' exhibit at Pellston Regional Airport

03/15/2012 Video: Dark Sky Park on Grand Rapids TV

03/13/2012 March 24 Dark Sky Program: Venus & Mars

03/07/2012 Dark Sky Park will be featured on Grand Rapids TV March 9-10

03/06/2012 Jim Alton's March Veterans Affairs column

03/05/2012 Local adventurer to speak at NCMC March 7

02/29/2012 The missing Carton Crane has been found!

02/28/2012 Northern Lights program added to summer 2012 Dark Sky events

02/28/2012 Register now for Hemingway Society conference in Petoskey in June

02/28/2012 Pellston Master Planning session set for March 5

02/24/2012 DPW RFP: Wheel loader fabrication

02/22/2012 Get free tax filing assistance

02/21/2012 Michigan's Presidential Primary is Feb. 28

02/21/2012 Robert Emmet Society's 7th Annual Hoolie set for March 16

02/19/2012 Recycling schedule remains the same this week

02/16/2012 'Financial Fitness' topic of monthly program

02/10/2012 'Dark Sky Coast' project under way

02/09/2012 Workshop offered on the benefits of fruit trees

02/07/2012 Dark Sky Park photo albums online

02/07/2012 Project Connect March 21: A day of services for those in need

02/06/2012 Sheriff Wallin Announces Homeland Security Project Approval

02/03/2012 2012 County Fair dates announced!

02/01/2012 Medal of Honor recipient will speak at NCMC March 28

01/31/2012 Tamlyn re-elected as Board chairman

01/31/2012 Jim Alton's February Veterans Affairs column

01/31/2012 Winter trails at the Headlands, Petosega

01/31/2012 2012 Recycling Guide available for download

01/26/2012 Snowmobile Trail Maps

01/23/2012 Emmet among tops in state for home sale prices in 2011

01/23/2012 Jack Balchik Memorial Fund information

01/22/2012 Fair Time magazine wins 1st Place!

01/22/2012 Celebrating 10 years of recycling together

01/19/2012 Mackinac Island is backdrop for Vera Bradley Spring 2012 ads: Watch it here!

01/18/2012 Spring tree sale has begun!

01/18/2012 Hardwood Timber Management for Property Owners

01/18/2012 2012-01-18: Sheriff News Release

01/17/2012 Elisa Seltzer featured in state publication

01/12/2012 Family fun nights start Jan. 25 at NCMC

01/11/2012 Headlands Dark Sky Park makes Midwest Living "Best" list

01/10/2012 '10,000 Pounds in 10 Weeks' recycling challenge runs through Jan. 22

01/09/2012 Robert Emmet Society scholarship available for study in Ireland

01/09/2012 January/February newsletter

01/06/2012 Funeral services for Jack Balchik

01/05/2012 2012-01-05 Sheriff News Release

01/04/2012 'Carton Birds' spotted as part of major recycling effort

01/04/2012 2012 Dark Sky Park programs

01/04/2012 New county road maps available for free

12/29/2011 Holiday recycling guide: What goes where!

12/29/2011 Headlands Dark Sky Park named a top local story

12/21/2011 2012 Board of Commissioners meeting date changes

12/19/2011 Sheriff's Office issues 'top scams' warning

12/16/2011 What are the chances of a white Christmas up North?

12/16/2011 DPW RFP: Hook-lift Roll-off Hoist and Chassis fabrication

12/16/2011 Keith Olsen hired as new county Mechanical Inspector

12/14/2011 Holiday hours for county offices

12/14/2011 Register for poverty simulator program by Jan. 6

12/14/2011 Public Hearing on County budget set for Dec. 15

12/10/2011 Local trail expansion projects receive state funding

12/09/2011 Sheriff Wallin's Holiday Tips and Winter Advice

12/08/2011 Essay: The Beauty in Being Right Where We Are

12/08/2011 Pure Michigan reports record summer tourism

12/08/2011 Dec. 16 Dark Sky Park event details

12/07/2011 Flags to be lowered Friday in honor of area soldier

12/07/2011 Ski Resorts update: All open!

12/06/2011 Jim Alton's December Veterans Affairs column

11/22/2011 Recycling Dept RFP for purchase and removal of baler

11/21/2011 2011-11-21 Bank Robbery Update

11/18/2011 Living Christmas trees offered for sale by Conservation District

11/18/2011 Alternative Gift Fair on Dec. 3 supports Emmet County nonprofits

11/17/2011 UPDATE 2011-11-17 Sheriff News Release

11/16/2011 Mackinac Bridge featured in History Channel photo face-off

11/16/2011 10th Annual 4-H bake sale/craft show fund-raiser set for Nov. 26

11/16/2011 Cruise ships expected in Northern Michigan next summer

11/14/2011 Special holiday open house and sleigh rides at McGulpin Point Lighthouse

11/10/2011 Veterans Day Events in Emmet County

11/07/2011 First-ever national Emergency Alert System Test takes place Nov. 9

11/07/2011 Air Service Task Force survey

11/04/2011 Flags lowered today in honor of Petoskey native, SEAL Heath Robinson

11/01/2011 Jim Alton's November Veteran Affairs column

10/30/2011 Every vote counts: Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8

10/13/2011 Properties to be sold at public auction Nov. 2

10/11/2011 The British are Coming! Oct. 15 event 'The Stage for Change' set at McGulpin Point

10/05/2011 Jim Alton's October Veterans Affairs column

10/04/2011 Funds still available for housing rehabilitation, emergency repair loans

09/29/2011 Historical essay contest for elementary students

09/27/2011 Annual Christmas Holiday Crafts, Art and Gift Show set for Nov. 19

09/23/2011 Trick-or-Treating at McGulpin Point: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween

09/20/2011 Letter from Register of Deeds Michele Stine regarding foreclosure fraud

09/16/2011 Headlands Challenge, a Dark Sky Park event, will take place Oct. 28

09/13/2011 McGulpin Point Lighthouse fall hours

09/12/2011 Fall Hunter's Safety Courses begin Sept. 20

09/12/2011 Free car-seat check Sept. 24

09/09/2011 State Registers of Deeds holding conference in Petoskey

09/09/2011 Sept. 11 memorial parade planned in Harbor Springs

09/09/2011 Judge Johnson completes training in computer forensics

09/02/2011 Electronics Recycling: Now all free, all the time!

09/02/2011 ORV Class offered Sept. 10

08/31/2011 Odawa Warriors' Journey exhibit featured in statewide publication

08/30/2011 Fair 2011 Photo Galleries

08/24/2011 Annual Fall Tree Sale: Multiple species at low prices

08/24/2011 2012 Dark Sky Park events announced

08/23/2011 Singing spots remain for Hometown Idol contest

08/17/2011 Generosity will help area families enjoy the fair

08/17/2011 Northwest Michigan site voted most Beautiful Place in America!

08/16/2011 Drop Everything on Super Four-in-One Recycling Saturday set for Oct. 1

08/16/2011 Become a Master Gardener this fall

08/11/2011 Fair now accepting debit/credit cards

08/03/2011 'History Comes to Life' event Aug. 6

07/22/2011 'Imagine' wins national award

07/21/2011 'Bats, Bees and Backyard Birds' workshop Aug. 11

07/19/2011 Pure Prairie League concert July 20 at the fairgrounds!

07/13/2011 New! Recycle all electronics now for FREE!

07/08/2011 WHERE DO OUR RECYCLABLES GO? Public tour set for July 19

07/08/2011 Family Forest Succession Topic of Upcoming Community Workshop


07/06/2011 Dark Sky Park clothing now available!

07/06/2011 Meeting About The Headlands, Northern Parks Set for Aug. 10

07/01/2011 Videos: Why they love Emmet County

06/22/2011 Register of Deeds now offering e-recording

06/22/2011 Northern Michigan: Recycling Boomtown

06/13/2011 2011-06-13 Sheriff News Release UPDATE

06/09/2011 Odawa Warriors Journey exhibit to open Aug. 12

06/06/2011 2011-06-06 SCAM ALERT

06/06/2011 2011-06-06 Sheriff News Release

06/02/2011 Teen driving simulator sessions run through June 10

05/27/2011 Astronomy forum will feature Emmet’s Dark Sky Park

05/17/2011 Regional disaster drill for emergency responders set for May 18

05/13/2011 McGulpin Point Lighthouse opens for the season

05/07/2011 Boost for Business promotion 2011 deadline is May 23


04/29/2011 Passports no longer available from clerk's office

04/26/2011 Three recycling events set for Saturday, April 30, 2011

04/26/2011 Household Chemical Drop-off Day is April 30, 2011

04/25/2011 From Sheriff Wallin: Is your boat seaworthy?

04/22/2011 Register of Deeds issues warning about foreclosure fraud

04/18/2011 Hunters' Safety course April 19, 20 & 23

04/18/2011 Charlevoix lands on top Prettiest Towns list

04/15/2011 Pellston breaks ground on new streetscape project

04/15/2011 Northern Michigan Regional Hospital vascular surgery program named No. 1 in nation

04/01/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE - Spring Weight Restrictions

03/25/2011 ‘Coffee with the Inspectors’ set for Wednesday, April 27

03/22/2011 2010 Census data for Michigan released

03/18/2011 Job Opportunity

03/15/2011 Motivational speaker sending special message to local kids this week

03/09/2011 Skywarn Spotter training course offered


03/01/2011 CCE Authority/9-1-1 warns motorists to be alert for deer this spring

03/01/2011 Hunter and boater safety courses scheduled

02/25/2011 Weight Restrictions on County Roads

02/22/2011 New Demolition Derby rules for 2011 fair

02/21/2011 Sheriff Pete Wallin announces he has obtained emergency flotation devices

01/31/2011 Monster Trucks will return to the 2011 Fair!

01/19/2011 Emmet County Sheriff's Office receives 100% compliance rating on annual jail inspection

01/18/2011 Petoskey area will be featured on 'Under the Radar' show

01/18/2011 Historical Essay contest deadline approaching Feb. 15

12/14/2010 Sheriff Wallin stresses snowmobile safety

11/17/2010 Budget hearing set for Dec. 9

11/04/2010 Wind turbine presentation available

10/15/2010 Board of Commissioners joins Mackinac Island ferry service debate

09/28/2010 Groundbreaking set at Pellston Regional Airport

09/13/2010 Revenue Sharing Board distributes $342,000 to local projects

09/01/2010 New fraud protection service

08/23/2010 Airport receives $5 million grant

07/07/2010 Phragmites Control Ordinance, as adopted by the Board of Commissioners

07/01/2010 Two public educational workshops and input sessions on Driveway Access Management

06/28/2010 Correctional Facility Annual Report Now Available

06/23/2010 Educational Classes offered by the Sheriff's Dept

06/17/2010 Sheriff's Annual Report Now Available

05/11/2010 In Memory of Irene Granger

05/10/2010 Historical Weekend in Northern Michigan

05/08/2010 Maritime Stargazing

05/07/2010 Emmet County is seeking a contractor for the Emmet County Courthouse Boiler Replacement Project

05/02/2010 Northern Michigan earns rave reviews in the New York Times

04/23/2010 Applicants sought for vacant Emmet County Commissioner seat

04/20/2010 Sheriff to send Letter to Parents of Juniors and Seniors

04/19/2010 Commissioner Tom Foltz remembered

04/15/2010 Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 18-24

04/12/2010 Wilma Kuebler retires after 39 years

03/23/2010 Casino revenue sharing funds take a hit

03/22/2010 Remembering former long-time clerk Irene Granger

03/18/2010 Construction manager selected for Pellston airport project

03/17/2010 New Communications, Web Development Director hired

03/01/2010 Know what to do about the flu

02/15/2010 Stimulus Energy Grant Awarded to Processing Expansion

02/02/2010 Census Workers in Area

11/24/2009 Henry James 'Jim' Templin

11/03/2009 Jim Tamlyn to speak on McGulpin Point first summer season

10/16/2009 ORV Ordinance

10/02/2009 Corrections Facility receives Perfect Rating

09/24/2009 Sheriff Urges Child Safety Seat Inspection

09/15/2009 Sheriff's Office Receives Grant

08/13/2009 ORV Ordinance Adopted

08/10/2009 Emmet County Promo Wins Telly Award

05/30/2009 McGulpin Point Lighthouse Rededication

05/19/2009 Getting Kids Outdoors