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This Day In History: Lakeshore UFO-Mania of 1973

When this now-famous photograph of an unidentified flying object near Grand Haven’s Coal Tipple was first reported by The Grand Haven Tribune on July 10, 1973, it landed Grand Haven in the national media spotlight and sparked a wave of Western Michigan UFO-sightings which lasted throughout that year and well into 1974. To this day,…

Butch’s Beach Burritos & The Grand River Times ‘Shake Hands’

During a two-hour meeting yesterday, lawyers and owners of both The Grand River Times and Butch’s Beach Burritos tentatively agreed terms for an out-of-court settlement, which both sides hope will avoid the lengthy and costly court case which otherwise could have resulted from the lawsuit filed at Ottawa County District Court yesterday morning by Butch’s.…

The Times Hits 100,000 Page Views in 43 Hours

I’d like to share this good news with all of you.  I’ve just been informed by our Technical Team that the GrandRiverTimes.net website has had over 100,000 page views since going online 43 hours ago. This is celebratory news, so I’m giving the staff an extra break to hit the bathroom, grab another coffee, really…

Our First Day – Thank You Very Much

Thank you to everyone for helping make our first full day such a good one.  So good, in fact, that our website crashed the servers hosting it.  Apologies to anyone experiencing a painfully slow website, but it’s now just after 2:00 am (May 19), and following a two-hour emergency Support-call, we’ve finished the migration of our site to…

The website is live…

Thank you for visiting The Grand River Times.  We’re about to take down our website holding-page and test a live site for the first time, at 7:45 pm, EST. You can read our introduction in the About Us section, while we get back to work.  Thank you.  

What type of Opinion-Poll is best?

After weeks of internal arguing about what our first poll-question should be – our very first one, after all – I must admit to being personally disappointed that this was the best our staff could come up with.  With everyone fighting for their own poll question, consensus could only be reached by agreeing to ask a…