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Abundance of snow feeds buzz about snowmobiling in Pierce County

Mark Engnes is the new President of the Pierce County Snowmobile Association.

Almost unprecedented for this early in the season is what snowmobilers must be saying about the nearly two feet of snow now on the ground in Pierce County.

Considering the many winters without much of the white stuff snowmobiling enthusiasts have endured, this month's abundance should be a welcome development. New Pierce County Snowmobile Association President Mark Engnes agrees it is--at least to the extent it gets everyone excited about the sport.

"But it's difficult for the groomers," he said Wednesday, urging patience while these volunteers get the county's 222 miles of trails into shape.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Dec. 22.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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