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Daily Local News – November 20, 2017

The State’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission is recommending the sale of alcohol at convenience and grocery stores from noon to 8pm on Sundays. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking nominations for six openings on the state’s Trails Advisory Board. The conservative Political Action Committee backing President Donald Trump in Indiana, has endorsed northeastern Indiana Representative Jim Banks. An …

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Eco Report – November 16, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Night Owls Protest Yellowwood Logging

A group calling itself the ‘Night Owls, Paint and Exteriors,’ or NOPE, spray painted hundreds of trees in Yellowwood State Forest over the weekend in an attempt to thwart logging efforts. On Thursday, a bid to selectively log 299 acres of state forest was awarded to Hamilton Logging company. An anonymously published article in the online ‘Earth First Journal,’ by …

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Eco Feature – November 9, 2017

News Director Wes Martin interviews Dr. Rae Schnapps, Conservation Director for the Indiana Forest Alliance, on site at the Save Yellowwood encampment. Also interviewed Dave Schoopman, a concerned property owner.

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DNR to close State Parks for Deer Hunting

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is closing 17 state parks in November for deer hunts. A press release issued yesterday listed McCormick’s Creek State Park—in Owen county, about 14 miles west of Bloomington—among 16 other state parks to close next Monday and Tuesday. Indiana DNR Chief of Natural Resources for State Parks, Anthony Sipes, says the deer culls are …

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Daily Local News – November 7, 2017

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is closing 17 state parks in November for deer hunts; Three Bloomington Neighborhood Associations are receiving grants from the city for neighborhood improvement projects; The Indiana Department of Transportation is moving steadily ahead with its development of Interstate 69’s Section five from Bloomington to Martinsville. FEATURE WFHB News Director Wes Martin spoke with Shalom …

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Daily Local News – August 7, 2017

Blue-green algae has been found in one of Lake Lemon’s overflow ponds; Indiana’s DNR asks bowhunters to keep track of any animals they spot; State law requires school employees to report suspected child abuse or neglect cases to Child Service or law enforcement before informing the school principal; A new scam involving requests for payment to redeem unclaimed property. FEATURE …

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No Official Public Comment As DNR Considered Plan For State Forests

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has just published a five-year plan for how it will manage state forest land. The document is coming under fire from some Indiana residents, who say they weren’t even consulted as the DNR was making its plans. News Director Joe Crawford brings that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Interchange – Claims on the Forest

Host Doug Storm is joined by Myke Luurtsema, the Hoosier Forest Watch Coordinator for the Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA), and Ron Kerner, a mushroom expert who runs the website Indiana Mushrooms. This is Part II of our discussion about commercial logging and forest health in the Indiana state forests. Part I was a conversation that took place on September 9th …

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Shallow lake fish affected by heavy ice and snow

As Spring approaches, owners of shallow ponds and lakes will have to watch out for fish kills due to the accumulation of snow and ice this winter. The lakes and ponds of Indiana are currently covered in up to twenty inches of thick ice. Neil Ledet, District Fisheries Biologist in northeastern Indiana, says this is a result of the long …

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