Turning Waste to Water

You've heard about the woes of TC's Septage Treatment Facility. But do you know the wonders of TC's Wastewater Treatment plant? Hint: It's regarded as one of the most advanced in the nation. The TCBN takes you inside.TRAVERSE CITY - Last night's leftover spaghetti, sloughed...

A Mighty Wind Blows in Benzie and Manistee

REGION - A proposal by the nation's largest energy company to erect more than 100 utility-scale wind turbines in Benzie and Manistee Counties might hold the promise for an economic boost to the rural region - and further the state's efforts to become a leader...

Brauer’s Latest Film Lands Worldwide Distribution…and New Name

TRAVERSE CITY - Brauer Production's Indie Film Fitful now has worldwide distribution, along with a new title - Deadrise.Initially, Writer/Director Rich Brauer wasn't keen on the name switch, but after making a couple of strategic edits that effect the tone of the film in way...

Snyder’s Film Incentive Cut-Back Plan

REGION - Governor Rick Snyder's plan to curtail the film tax incentives as part of his plan to balance the state's budget has met with resistance from the film community, including interests in Traverse City."I am really disappointed," says Bill Latka of Rivet Entertainment. After...

TC’s Septage Saga: What Went Wrong?

TRAVERSE CITY - The strange and twisted saga of our embattled septage treatment facility came to a conclusion of sorts last month when officials from five townships and Grand Traverse County reached a $725,000 out-of-court settlement with the designers and builders of the plant. But,...

TC Company Reforming Michigan Prison Populace

TRAVERSE CITY - A Traverse City consulting firm is quietly playing an instrumental role in reducing Michigan's prison population by 15 percent, enabling the cash-strapped state to close some 20 prison facilities."This is one of the most dramatic accomplishments in the history of corrections in...

TC Companies Land Major Windpower Project

TRAVERSE CITY ­- Two local businesses and a host of others in Michigan are planning a $75 million wind energy farm in the Upper Peninsula to reap the wild winds of Lake Michigan's northern shore.Heritage Sustainable Energy, based in Traverse City, is developing the project...

Exhibit A: Eighth Street: Big plans for the master plan’s priority

This year Traverse City is working with the neighborhoods and the investment community to implement our new master plan. Both a quality of life tool and an economic development tool, the TC master plan is organized around two ideas:First, we are a city of interwoven...

Law Changes to Jumpstart New Development Investment

In December 2010, some significant changes to Michigan's environmental contamination clean-up law were passed. The goal of this bipartisan legislative initiative was to encourage contamination clean-ups by providing predictability in the process, certainty in the result, and demanding accountability of state government in managing the...

Rise of Small Town Theaters

REGION - The 95-year-old State Theatre in Traverse City is undeniably the "grand lady" of independent movie houses in northern Michigan. Its story of resurrection reads like a fairy tale. Filmmaker and Antrim-county resident Michael Moore creates a Traverse City film festival in 2005 that...