Tuesday evening, the County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the City which will merge their two dispatching centers into a single unit. Portage County will provide dispatching services for the City’s Police and Fire departments.
The combined dispatch will be run out of the newly expanded Communications Center at the Sheriff’s Office. The plan had been unanimously approved the night before by the Stevens Point Common Council, and before that by the... Read More
State Representative Katrina Shankland has published her e-newsletter to tell District 71 residents about what's happening at the State Capitol.
May 19-25 is Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week to draw attention to the role you can play in the battle. Memorial Day weekend starts a time of high risk when people inadvertently move EAB and other pests to new areas on firewood.
People can help slow the spread of EAB and learn more about the pest by:
• Following all quarantine guidelines. For most people, that means not moving firewood out of the quarantine counties listed below.• Buying... Read More
Several plots are available a small annual fee, with preference given to people living near the gardens. The project is meant to strengthen our community by providing common ground for neighbors to garden together and get to know each other.
Portage County is developing a Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and needs your help. An online survey is available to help assess the walking and biking habits of County residents and find out what barriers they face to walking and bicycling more.
The survey should take no more than 15 minutes and is available until May 31.
Complete the... Read More
Stevens Point Transit has a Travel Trainer to assist anyone to learn to ride the bus system safely and confidently. The program is individualized to meet the needs of the rider and all skill levels are welcome to take advantage of this free service.
People with special needs are especially encouraged to work with our experienced Trainer to develop a plan for success at independent travel. If you have questions that will help you to feel confident in your bus riding... Read More
The Portage County Sheriff’s Office will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization from May 20 to June 2.
Deputies will be on the lookout day and night for unbuckled motorists. If you’re not wearing a safety belt, they will stop your vehicle and you will get a ticket. During the Click It or Ticket mobilization and throughout the... Read More
The American Red Cross has released a free tornado app for iPhones and Android phones that will notify you with an audible siren when NOAA issues a Tornado Warning.
The American Red Cross has developed a tornado app for iPhones and Android phones. The app is free. From your mobile phone, call "**REDCROSS" (**73327677) and they will send you a link to download the app to your phone... Read More
The CDA seeks purchase and redevelopment proposals from experienced developers with the financial capability to carry out the redevelopment plan proposed.
The Community Development Authority (CDA) leases the property located at 1101 Centerpoint Drive (the Property) and seeks proposals for the sublease/purchase and redevelopment/remodel of the Property. The current lease on the... Read More