State House approves ORV helmet rule update

Rendon bill addresses private property rights  Off-road vehicle operators and passengers riding on their own private property in Michigan wouldn’t be required to wear a helmet under legislation approved today by the state House. House Bill 5191, sponsored by state Rep. Bruce Rendon, exempts property owners, family members and invited guests from the requirement to…

College credit for military training considered

House panel takes testimony on Rep. Rendon measure Legislation requiring Michigan community colleges to inform applicants who have served in the military that they may be eligible for class credit based on training gained while in the service was reviewed today by the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. State Rep. Bruce Rendon, sponsor of…

Rendon raises awareness of recycling

Resolution would make America Recycles Week, Nov. 9-15  A House resolution state Rep. Bruce Rendon is introducing this week will help raise recycling awareness in Michigan as a way to protect natural resources, promote environmental stewardship and improve the quality of life for residents. Rendon’s resolution recognizes America Recycles Week as Nov. 9-15 in Michigan…

Staggered terms to strengthen trails panel

Rendon bill restructures Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council              Members of the Michigan Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council would begin serving staggered terms to help provide year-to-year stability and continuity for state trail oversight under legislation introduced by state Rep. Bruce Rendon. Currently, all 11 governor-appointed members serve four-year terms, all beginning and ending at…

Rendon hosting Oct. 28 veterans meeting

Special guests include American Legion, veterans affairs officials Area veterans and military families are invited to an Oct. 28 Veterans Town Hall meeting in Prudenville, hosted by state Rep. Bruce Rendon. The meeting is at 2 p.m. in the Houghton-Higgins Lake American Legion Post 245, located at 3564 Reserve Road. “I welcome the chance to…

House bill promotes Michigan hunting, fishing and trapping

Council created to educate the public on our heritage  Michigan outdoor sportsmen and women will start getting the recognition they deserve for their part in managing the state’s wildlife with the help of a new information campaign that would be created under a proposal that passed the Michigan House today. House Bill 4993 directs $1…

Roscommon County to receive MSHDA grant award

State Rep. Bruce Rendon and Sen. Darwin Booher today announced that Roscommon County will receive a $202,100 grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority that will be used to rehabilitate homes. This grant will fund the forgivable portion of the PIP-Plus projects to county programs ineligible to receive direct HOME/CDBG funding. “This is great…

Rendon, Lions Foundation host free eye exams

State Rep. Bruce Rendon and the Lions Foundation are teaming up to offer free eye exams to all children through Project KidSight on Oct. 4 at the Lake City Head Start facility from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. “Undetected eye sight issues can affect learning abilities in young children, putting them unnecessarily behind in their development,”…

Rendon meeting focuses on hunting, fishing issues

House subcommittee chair, area experts to listen to residents Area sportsmen and women can learn about hunting and fishing developments, natural resources issues and share their thoughts about local topics at a town hall meeting with state Rep. Bruce Rendon in the Roscommon Township Hall on Monday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Rendon…

Roscommon County to receive major improvement grant

State Rep. Bruce Rendon and Sen. Darwin Booher today announced a $175,000 grant for Roscommon County that will be used to rehabilitate homes and make emergency repairs. Roscommon County will rehabilitate nine owner-occupied homes with the funding. Fifty percent of the grant will be utilized county-wide, while the other 50 percent will be strategically targeted….

Local officials attend 9/11 ceremony with Rendon

 Russell Strohpaul, Jr., Grayling fire chief (left),  and Kirk Wakefield, Crawford County sheriff (right), joined state Rep. Bruce Rendon for the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual memorial for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and recognition of all first responders in the state. Rendon participated in the ceremony by delivering the opening…

Kalkaska homes get state rehabilitation grants

Seven homeowners in Kalkaska County will get state help to fix their houses, state Rep. Bruce Rendon and Sen. Darwin Booher announced today. The Kalkaska County Housing Commission is receiving a $150,000 grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Housing Resource Fund for the projects. “With winter weather right around the corner it’s important…

Rendon announces September office hours

Area residents can meet with state Rep. Bruce Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s local office hours scheduled for Sept. 13 in Crawford and Kalkaska counties, and Sept. 23 in Ogemaw, Roscommon and Missaukee counties. “Office hours provide an added chance for me to meet face-to-face with residents and learn about…

Rendon hosting Aug. 20 veterans meeting

House committee chair Rep. Stamas invited as special guest  Area veterans and military families are invited to an Aug. 20 Veterans Town Hall meeting in West Branch, hosted by state Rep. Bruce Rendon with the chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, Rep. Jim Stamas. The meeting is in the Ogemaw County Annex…

Rendon announces August office hours

Area residents can meet with state Rep. Bruce Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s local office hours scheduled for Aug. 9 in Crawford and Kalkaska counties, and Aug. 16 in Ogemaw, Roscommon and Missaukee counties. “Office hours provide an added chance for me to meet face-to-face with residents and learn about…