Alpena News Newsen-usThu, 30 Jun 2016 05:57:16 EDTThu, 30 Jun 2016 05:57:16 EDT danger soars as holiday nears - 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 position - 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 winery - 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 downloads - 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 Rats - 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