Leelanau Almanac for the Week of December 14-20, 2006

Champion II, photo by Andrew McFarlane

Champion II by Andrew McFarlane

News from the Week

I suppose this week’s top story was news that the Michigan champion cottonwood in Leland was granted a reprieve by the Road Commission. Three experts have been hired by a preservation group to examine the tree. The group will accept the results of these studies, even if they say the tree should come down. They are also seeking donations to help pay for the experts – stay tuned to Leelanau.com for details! Other stories included creation of a voluntary recycling payment program in townships where the recycling measure was voted down, the addition of two prominent directors to the Traverse City Film Festival board, and the return of the Northern Lights Log (with a nifty northern lights photo!).
The Week’s Weather

If you don’t like snow, then this past week was gorgeous. Even if you do like snow, you had to enjoy the uncharacteristic amount of sunshine and unseasonable balmy temps.

December 14, 2006: Partly sunny & 40s (46Ëš/37Ëš)
December 15, 2006: Mostly cloudy, sprinkles and low 40s (45Ëš/35Ëš)
December 16, 2006: Mostly cloudy & mid 40s (48Ëš/30Ëš)
December 17, 2006: Sunny & 40s – Gorgeous! (46Ëš/32Ëš)
December 18, 2006: Mostly cloudy & 30s (35Ëš/25Ëš)
December 19, 2006: Mostly sunny & upper 30s (39Ëš/25Ëš)
December 20, 2006: Early sun, afternoon clouds & low 40s (45Ëš/34Ëš)

Click for the Leelanau news archive from December 15th – December 21st, 2005!