Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/category.detail/nav/5004/Local Newsen-usThu, 30 Jun 2016 05:57:16 EDTThu, 30 Jun 2016 05:57:16 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssFire danger soars as holiday nearshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/556255.htmlALPENA - Near-drought conditions have created a severe threat of fire over the holiday weekend and with little or no chance of rain in the forecast, area firefighters will be counting on residents to help prevent a blaze from breaking out.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTAPS board: 2 candidates for superintendent positionhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/556256.htmlALPENA - The Alpena Schools Board of Education met on Wednesday to determine the candidates who would be interviewed for the vacant superintendent position.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTBoard considers variance request for wineryhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/556257.htmlALPENA - Alpena Zoning Board of Appeals is considering a variance request from Thunder Bay Winery that would allow wine production to take place at a garage/storage building on Water Street next to the former Armory Building.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTMi Drive app approaching nearly 100,000 downloadshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/556258.htmlLANSING - The Michigan Department of Transportation Mi Drive app, which gives real-time updates on Michigan highway travel conditions, is approaching 100,000 downloads after it was unveiled two years ago.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTLearning experience for River Ratshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/556259.htmlALPENA - Science, ecology and crafts were all a part of the agenda at Wednesday's Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary's River Rats program.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT