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Pugh Marina, John’s Dock, Booster’s Buoy sell for $2.7 million

RACINE — A conversation about broasted chicken, or lack thereof, led Ken and his son Dan Kaiser to purchase an 11-acre parcel, that includes Pugh Marina, along the Root River for $2.7 million. The Kaisers purchased the property from the Pugh family, which had owned it since the 1850s, through their real estate investment firm […]

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Flood warning for Racine County in effect until 6:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan WI has issued a flood warning for Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties as of Monday, Feb. 27. The flood warning goes into account until 6:30 p.m. tonight as flooding caused by rain and snowmelt continues throughout the area. Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and […]

Posted inConstruction, Development, Local news

Mayor Mason: West 6th Street bridge officially reopens today

RACINE — The West 6th Street bridge will officially be open for commuters today. The bridge that extends over the Root River and Horlick Drive was originally built in 1928. Now, the City of Racine celebrates a new and improved bridge, while celebrating its rich history. The concrete arch bridge is a historic and notable […]

Posted inCommunity, Culture, Environment, Events, Non-Profits, Things To Do

Kids are invited to climb a tree at River Bend Oct. 2

CALEDONIA — Kids, go climb a tree! A “Kids’ Climb” is a new addition to the River Bend Nature Center’s annual Chainsaw Carving & Art Forest Festival which is happening on Sunday, Oct. 2. Wisconsin Arborist Association hosts Kids’ Climb River Bend Nature Center (RBNC), 3600 N. Green Bay Road., in cooperation with the Wisconsin […]

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Flood advisory in effect until 6 p.m. Monday, 9 inches of rain falls in Racine

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — Excessive rain over the weekend has prompted a flood advisory to be placed in effect until 6 p.m. on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Record levels of rain fell on Sunday, Sept. 11, and carried into Monday, Sept. 12. Those in a portion of southeast Wisconsin, including the following counties, […]

Posted inCommunity, Environment, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Nonprofits, Local news, Non-Profits

Root-Pike WIN Springs Into Action to Restore, Protect and Sustain Local Watersheds

Earth Day and Arbor Day are in the rearview mirror, however, the time to take action for the planet never ends. The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (Root-Pike WIN), is working to keep the focus on restoring, protecting and sustaining all watersheds within the Root-Pike basin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), “the […]

Posted inCulture, Things To Do

Root River Environmental Education Community Center Offers Voyager Series Workshops Starting July 1

The Root River Voyager Series – environmental education workshops for community members ages 9 and up – starts on Thursday, July 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC), located at 1301 W. 6th Street. Topics will include the basics of canoeing and kayaking, water quality, invasive […]

Posted inBreaking, Police and fire

BREAKING: Boy Drowns In Root River

A 14-year-old boy has died after he drowned in the Root River near the Washington Park Golf Course at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday. The boy, whose name has not been released, was swimming with friends. He went under, but never resurfaced. Rescue personnel from the Racine Fire Department found the boy. Life saving measures were performed, […]

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Waukesha Water Presentation At UW-Parkside Set

Community members looking to understand the impact of how the City of Waukesha plans to return treated wastewater to Lake Michigan via the Root River can attend an informational meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Dr. John Skalbeck, a professor of geosciences, and Dr. Theresa Castor, a professor of communication at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, […]

Posted inSchools

WATERshed Program Looking For Volunteers

The WATERshed program, which teaches Racine Unified students about their local water resources, is looking for volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year. A program that teaches about water quality issues the Root River and Lake Michigan have had, the WATERshed Experience is a collaboration between the Racine Unified School District, River Bend Nature Center, City of […]

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RootWorks Meeting Set June 30

The Root River Council is hosting a public meeting on the RootWorks project, which is focused on an area-wide plan and the river loop schematic design for the Sam’s River Road area. A guided walking, and kayak or canoe paddling tour will be led by the Root River Council to explore the RootWorks area and […]

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