Cheboygan County, MI

Blue Lakes Fire is now 60% contained

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Mich. — A wildfire that has engulfed an estimated 2,710 acres in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties is now 60% contained by fire crews. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources fire crews, along with local partners, are working to connect the fire containment line gaps. On Saturday, the...
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Firefighters, DNR respond to 2,300-acre wildfire burning up Northern Michigan

Firefighters and Michigan DNR are working to contain a 2,300-acre wildfire burning up Montmorency and Cheboygan county. According to officials, those helping to contain the fire started on Friday around 9 p.m. A news release states that 43 firefighters and an additional 13 incident management members are assisting in the fire suppression efforts.

Wildfire in Northern Michigan spreads over 2,710 acres, officials say

Firefighters and Michigan DNR are working to contain a 2,710-acre wildfire burning up Montmorency and Cheboygan county. Officials say that, as of Sunday afternoon, about 60% of the fire is contained. Update: 2,200-acre Blue Lakes Fire in Northern Michigan is 75% contained, DNR says. The fire was initially discovered around...

Sheriff's department to partner with Michigan Works for apprenticeship program

After facing issues recruiting people to fill positions within the Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department, the department will now partner with Michigan Works for an apprenticeship program for corrections officers and deputies. On Tuesday, Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont came before the Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners to request permission to...

One Injured in Car Crash in Grant Township

A Cheboygan man was injured in a car crash yesterday around 3 p.m. in Grant township, the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Office says. The man was driving on South River Rd when the car and trailer went off the road. The car went into the ditch, travelled a short distance and then hit an embankment for a driveway. The sheriff’s office says the car went airborne for a short distance before landing and hitting another driveway embankment and going airborne a second time. The car landed on a gravel parking lot and rolled several times.

Brege honored for years of service with Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department

Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department Lt. Mike Brege was honored Tuesday morning for his more than four decades of service as a law enforcement officer. "It is my great honor today to recognize one of my fellow officer and friends, after 42 years of service in the law enforcement community, 34 years with our department," said Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont. "Today we say thank you and honor his service."

Cheboygan man taken to hospital after rollover accident Sunday

GRANT TOWNSHIP — A 27-year-old man from Cheboygan was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after losing control of his vehicle in a rollover accident. The Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department and Cheboygan Life Support Systems ambulance were dispatched to the area of South River Road and North Black River Road for a one-vehicle accident. The accident happened around 3:18 p.m. on May 8, in Grant Township. ...

Images of Cheboygan, Michigan: 1900-1960 (and What the Name “Cheboygan” means)

I have some great old photos of Cheboygan to show ya…but first, just a brief background on this city on the Lake Huron shores…. Not only does it lie along Lake Huron, but also next to the Cheboygan River. Going back many, many years pre-1800, the land was occupied by the Ojibwe tribe as their campground. Then, in 1844, along came Jacob Sammons who settled the area, calling it “Duncan”.

Sturgeon for Tomorrow Seeking Volunteers to Protect Lake Sturgeon Along Black River

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lansing, MI — May 5, 2022. Michigan has a wealth of wonderful outdoor experiences to enjoy. Fishing is an extremely popular sport in our state. The Michigan DNR and Sturgeon for Tomorrow have an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts, fishermen, and women to give back by protecting one of the remarkable creatures that inhabit waters in the upper-lower peninsular.