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Emmet County’s Dark Sky Park now taking reservations for event center

Starting Monday, the International Dark Sky Park in Emmet county will be accepting reservations for its new event center.

People will be able to rent the event center for private events. The facility will allow park goers to enjoy a new observatory, indoor programming space, a kitchen and – for the first time- on sight bathrooms.

Mary Stewart Adams is the program director for the Headlands Dark Sky Park in Emmet County. She said the event center is a necessity in order for the Headlands to function properly.

“Having the bathrooms as basic as it may seem is a really big thing, because we have thousands of people coming from around the world and for them not to have the facility is challenging. But still we’ve been managing with a high level of good will.”

Adams said the event center will open in June. She says construction of the facility cost seven-million dollars.

Portion of revenue sharing from Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians going toward gambling addiction treatment


Emmet County is looking to help community members who struggle with gambling addictions. Revenue from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians has been earmarked for a gambling addiction treatment program.

Under a state compact with the tribe, two percent of the net revenues from the Odawa Casino are required to be distributed throughout Emmet County. Continue reading

A new high school aviation program is slated to begin this fall in Emmet County


Emmet County is hoping to help address a nationwide shortage of pilots and aircraft mechanics, by teaching high school students to take to the skies.

Harbor Springs, Pellston and Alanson public schools will send upperclassman to the Pellston Airport. Continue reading

International Dark Sky Park set for multi-million dollar construction project

A mock-up of the new dark sky facility

A mock-up of the new dark sky facility

The Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Emmet County has been cleared for a multi-million dollar improvement project.

The park will have a new program facility, observatory and bathrooms. Continue reading

Law enforcement officials raise awareness on the human toll for crime victims

Each year law enforcement across the country set aside time to acknowledge those impacted by crime through observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme is “30 years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.”
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Michigan cities break snowfall records and temperature records.

Michigan WinterIf you stuck your head out the door this morning and wondered just how cold it was, meteorologists say in many areas it was record-cold. Snowfall amounts in some areas were also breaking records.
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