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Daily Local News – March 7, 2018

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is considering allowing the hunting of bobcats; Monroe County is buying timber in Hoosier National Forest to reconstruct portions of Hunters Creek Road, in the Deam Wilderness; Police are increasing traffic patrols around Monroe County in preparation for March Madness and Saint Patrick’s Day; The City of Bloomington is hoping to motivate property owners to repair sidewalks by …

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Daily Local News – February 27, 2018

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The city of Bloomington is holding two public meetings tonight, about the planned purchase of an armored vehicle for the city’s police department; The city of Bloomington announced they’ll be partnering with bike-share company Zagster to implement an agreement with Indiana University; Governor Eric Holcomb toured parts of southern Indiana yesterday, after torrential rain led state officials to declare a …

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Into Hoosier Nat’l Forest’s Caves – Where Bats are Dying in Droves

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Caves in the Hoosier National Forest are being opened up, due to a mold that is effecting the local bat population and causing White Nose Syndrome. WFHB Correspondent Jonah Chester speaks with foresters about White Nose Syndrome, which has all but wiped out bat populations across the state, and forced the closure of many caves across southern Indiana.

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Eco’s “Get Out and Hike!” – January 4th, 2018

In this weeks episode of “Get out and Hike!” WFHB’s Jan Walker interviews Stacy Duke from the Hoosier National Forest.

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Eco Report – August 17, 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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Triple Homicide Suspect Found Dead

A man suspected in the deaths of three people in Washington County was found dead this morning by deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Richard Lee Burton, age 46, was found dead in his vehicle in Hoosier National Forest. Sheriff Brad Swain told WFHB that a citizen saw Burton’s vehicle and called the department, and that deputies were expecting …

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Eco Report Feature – Steven Higgs on Southern Indiana’s Protected Natural Areas

In today’s Eco Report feature, we hear from Steven Higgs, an environmental writer and photographer who has published books including “A Guide to the Natural Areas of Southern Indiana.” In that book, Higgs documents 119 protected natural areas in southern Indiana. In this next clip, Higgs begins by discussing the role of land trusts in preserving these natural areas. Higgs …

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Daily Local News – June 9, 2016

Mayor Hamilton announced improvements in parking meter performance in a press conference this afternoon; Last Night the Bloomington Utilities Department made its case for a 22 percent water and sewer increase; A 19-year-old Monroe County Jail inmate suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm on Tuesday; In a news release, the Indiana State Police announced that as of July 1st motorist will …

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Daily Local News – November 5, 2014

According to Monroe County’s precinct turnout reports, scarcely more than 25% of registered Monroe County voters cast ballots in yesterday’s midterm elections, making this the lowest voter turnout in a midterm election since 1990; The Monroe County Community School Corporation is on track to spend up to $4 million on technology upgrades; A Monroe County Commissioner has switched sides in …

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U.S. Forest Service seeks public input on road system

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input for a study on the road system in Hoosier National Forest.  The Travel Management Rule, adopted by the U.S. Forest Service in 2005, requires every national forest to complete a study of their road system by 2015.  The Forest Service has scheduled two open houses in Bedford at Brownstown/Supervisor’s Office at 811 …

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