Tag Archives: Stevens Point

Car Lane Conversion Drives People Up the Wall

In September, Stevens Point was awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program grant to implement over 13 miles of bike lanes from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The goal of the project is to create a more integrated multi-modal transportation system. Also in September, ReVisioning Point, a grassroots organization aimed at enhancing the livability, appearance and economy of Stevens Point, as well ... Read More »

Political Party Loyalty Challenging Voter Conscience

Republicans and Democrats have been pitted against each other since the parties were founded. Identifying as either of the two is part of a person’s social identity. Whether one agrees with every stance taken by their party or not, people are usually loyal and vote along party lines. Research done by Yale University shows that the president in office along ... Read More »

Is the Increased Speed Limit Worth the Increased Risk?

As of February, Wisconsin driving fatalities have been up 32 percent since last year and are still increasing. Is this a direct result of increased speed limits on many state interstates? Fred Simons, police officer for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Protective Services, believes there is not a single cause for the increase in driving fatalities. “I would have to say ... Read More »

Jazz Up Your Mondays at The Brewhaus

Sitting in The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Basement Brewhaus on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m., finger snapping, knee tapping, melodious jazz tunes could be heard at the first Jazz Jam Night of the year. Zachary Finnegan, senior and president of The Jazz Society, came up with the idea to start a partnership with The Basement Brewhaus in order to host ... Read More »

Stevens Point Comes Together at Local Farmers Market

Since 1870 the farmers market has taken place at the square in downtown Stevens Point. The Stevens Point farmers market is unique because it is a producer-only market where vendors are only allowed to sell what they have grown on their farm. The accepted vendors are those who live within a thirty mile radius from the city. David Peterson, a ... Read More »

Coffee Aromas and Student Diplomas

There is a certain glow about these places. They posses an atmosphere that begs you to contribute to it. The subtly strong aroma of coffee hangs in the air. Stevens Point is home to some of the most charming coffee shops you may ever run across in your college days and all of these coffee houses are located within two ... Read More »

Former UWSP Student Shot and Killed in Stevens Point

At approximately 7:48pm on March 17, The Stevens Point Police Department responded to a call of possible gunshots fired. A former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student was shot within blocks of campus in what police are calling a suspected drug deal. The victim, Deonta M. Lezine, died on March 25. The shooting occurred in the 2700 block of Fifth Avenue, ... Read More »

Cyclists Gear Up to Discuss New Infrastructure

If you live in Stevens Point and your bike is not registered, you could receive a fine of $150. Many bike riders are unaware of the laws put in place to protect them and their beloved bikes. With that in mind, the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee held a workshop at the Portage county library on Thursday Mar 3 to ... Read More »

New Law Gives More Freedom to Landlords

A law was recently passed that limits local control over the safety requirements of rental units, ultimately giving more leeway to landlords. Meleesa Johnson, director of solid waste management for Marathon County, is the fifth district alderperson for Stevens Point. Johnson explains that prior to this law the city was able to inspect rental units in order to ensure that ... Read More »