Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Jan
23

Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Case Processing Committee

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Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Case Processing Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Building  515 West Moreland Blvd. Room A255        Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 01/23/2020 7:30 AM

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Jan
23

Bridges Library System

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Bridges Library System

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center            515 West Moreland Blvd.,  Room 355          Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 01/23/2020 10:30 AM

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Jan
27

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Coordinating Committee

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Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Coordinating Committee

Where: Mental Health Center                                  1501 Airport Road - Multipurpose Room         Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 01/27/2020 12:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

Get out and embrace winter in Waukesha County Parks during the 35th Annual Waukesha JanBoree. The event will run for 10 days from January 17 – January...

Adventure Awaits in Waukesha County Parks During 2020 Waukesha Janboree


Get out and embrace winter in Waukesha County Parks during the 35th Annual Waukesha JanBoree. The event will run for 10 days from January 17 – January 26, 2020, and offers many opportunities to try unique winter activities throughout Waukesha County.

 

“Come out and take advantage of all the wonderful things to do in Waukesha County throughout the winter,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “There is something for everyone to enjoy indoors and outdoors!”

 

Waukesha JanBoree is produced by the City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept. along with many community partners, including the Waukesha County Park System. JanBoree events taking place in the Waukesha County Park System are highlighted below. For more information, visit: http://www.janboree.org/, or call WPRF at 262-524-3737.

 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

 

Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Nature Passport Expedition (Noon. to 4 p.m.)
Trek on over and travel through various Nature Passport Expedition Stations to discover and learn about the wildlife found inside and out, weather permitting. Guided Winter Wildlife Hikes at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, or 3:00 pm (45 min. each). Or explore the nature trails on your own by hiking or with free use of snowshoes, weather permitting. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14W28167 Madison St. in Waukesha.

 

Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium Show (Noon to 3:30 p.m., 30 minute show every half-hour.)
Watch “A Teenager’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Created and hosted by cosmically curious teenagers from Milwaukee schools, this unique cosmic experience takes you on a dynamic journey across the universe and through time. Topics include black holes, cosmology, origins and fate of the universe, star cycles, sun, earth, origins & history, water origins, and chemistry. The School District of Waukesha’s planetarium is located at S14W28167 Madison St. at the Retzer Learning Center in Waukesha. For more information, call (262) 970-4139.

 

Ice Skating at Eble Park Ice Arena (2 to 4 p.m. - Doors open at 1:45 p.m.)
Bring your family and friends to Eble Park Ice Arena for free public skating! Open to the first 300 people. Skate rental is extra ($3/pair) and quantities are limited, so bring your own if you can, we can’t guarantee rental skates availability. Eble Park Ice Arena is located at 9400 W. Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield. For more information, please call (262) 784-7512.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 

Winter Tyke Hike at Retzer Nature Center (9 to 10 a.m.)
In the winter months, nature records fascinating activities of animals. We can tell a lot about animals by the signs they leave behind. Children ages 2-5 are invited to join us as we search for signs of animal activity and footprints. Use Retzer’s snowshoes or bring your own (snowshoe quantities may be limited). A trail hike will replace snowshoeing if snow cover is not adequate. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration (per child only, please do not register any accompanying adults) is required by January 17th, limited to the first 25 children. Register at https://www.janboree.org/2242/Winter-Tyke-Hike.

 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

 

Sky Map Talk & Skywatch at Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium (6:30 to 7 p.m.)
Explore the night sky outside of the Planetarium using a sky map as a tool.  Participants learn the basics of observing the night sky with little to no equipment. Pre-registration is required by January 22nd, limited to 50 people. Register at https://www.janboree.org/2243/Sky-Map-Talk.

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

 

Adventures in Minooka Park (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Celebrate winter with fun activities all day long in Mi­nooka Park, located at 1927 E. Sunset Dr. in Waukesha. The park entrance fee will be waived for visitors throughout the day to experience all the fun in the park!

  • NEW! Frosty Pups Event & Photo Contest (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Vendors Noon to 3 p.m.)
    Bring your pup for a frosty frolic in the off-leash Dog Exercise Area! Vendor giveaways from Noon-3 p.m. Submit a photo of your pet wearing their best winter attire on Waukesha County Parks Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WaukeshaCountyParks/ between January 20-24, for a chance to win a special pet prize basket!
  • Ice-fishing Clinic (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Join the Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin for this hands-on ice fishing clinic. Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn great tips and tricks from fishing experts. Equipment and bait will be provided.
  • Alaskan Malamute Dog Pull (11 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m.): Watch the dogs from the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin show off their strength by pulling up to 3,000 pounds on a wheeled cart! Held with or without snow.
  • Candlelight Hike & Delafield Brewhaus Beer Garden (3 p.m. to 7 p.m., hikes at 4 p.m.): Join Delafield Brewhaus in the enclosed shelter at Picnic Area 3, while taking in Minooka Park’s winter beauty. Keep warm by the campfire and venture on a self-guided candlelight hike. Chili and beverages available for purchase.

Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena (3 to 5 p.m.)
Bring your family and friends to Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena for free public skating! Open to the first 300 people. Skate rental is extra ($3/pair) and quantities are limited, so bring your own if you can, we can’t guarantee rental skates availability. Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena is located at 2699 Golf Rd. in Delafield. For more information, call Naga-Waukee Ice Arena at (262) 646-7072.

 

All Week! Saturday, January 18 – Saturday, January 25, 2020

 

Frozen FootGolf at Moor Downs Golf Course (Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Try Winter FootGolf! A combination of golf and soccer. Kick a soccer ball into an oversized hole in the fewest amount of kicks. Bring your own soccer ball, a limited supply of balls will be available. Held with or without snow. Moor Downs Golf Course is located at 438 Prospect Ave. in Waukesha. 


Waukesha County Courthouse Bomb Threat- Update- Public Assistance Requested


The Waukesha County Courthouse, administrative building, and juvenile center have been searched by explosive detector dogs and staff.  The buildings have been deemed safe.  We are seeking the public’s assistance to help identify a person of interest.  Below are attached pictures of the individual and his vehicle.  Please contact Detective Friedbacher at (262) 424-9082 with information.

 


On Monday, January 6, 2020, at approximately 8:52 AM, information was received from Fox 6 News, indicating they received a report of multiple bombs in...

News Release: Waukesha County Courthouse Closed after Bomb Threat


On Monday, January 6, 2020, at approximately 8:52 AM, information was received from Fox 6 News, indicating they received a report of multiple bombs in the courthouse.  The anonymous caller stated that five bombs were placed in the courthouse and the first one was set to go off at 9:00 AM.  Fox 6 news contacted the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office to report the threat.  Based on the information and the safety of all in the courthouse, I made the decision to evacuate the courthouse, administrative building, and juvenile center. 

A second call was received at approximately 9:10 AM, by Waukesha County Communications from an anonymous male providing similar information to the first call.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was requested to assist our office.  A sweep of the affected buildings is currently underway utilizing bomb detector dogs.  The courthouse and administrative center staff are being released and the buildings will remained closed till the threats is cleared.     


Update: Waukesha County Courthouse and Administration Center to Reopen Tuesday, January 7


12:20 UPDATE:

Due to the ongoing investigation into the threat to the County Courthouse and Administration Building those buildings will remain closed for the remainder of the day. The public and all employees are being asked to stay away from the building.

Proceedings scheduled for today (Jan. 6, 2020) in Waukesha County Circuit Court and at the Waukesha County Juvenile Justice Center have been canceled due to a courthouse closure. Proceedings scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 7 are set to resume as scheduled.

Updates are available at the Waukesha County Clerk of Circuit Court's website:

https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/circuitcourts/

11:20 AM Update: 

A news conference updating the bomb threat situation affecting the Waukesha County Courthouse and Administrative Center will take place at 11:45 am.

11:05 AM update:

(WAUKESHA, WI) - The news conference that was previously scheduled for 11:30 am regarding a bomb threat impacting the Waukesha County Courthouse and Administration Center has been postponed until further notice.

Additional updates will be posted on www.waukeshacounty.gov and on County Executive Paul Farrow’s social media accounts at www.facebook.com/CountyExecutivePaulFarrow/  and at https://twitter.com/WaukeshaCoExec.

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10:40 am Update:

WAUKESHA COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND ADMINISTRATION CENTER CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

(WAUKESHA, WI) – The Waukesha County Courthouse and Administration Building are closed due to a bomb threat. Members of the public should not attempt to enter these facilities until further notice.

All morning court dates are cancelled and will be rescheduled. An update on the status of proceedings scheduled for this afternoon will be provided as soon as available.

 

A news conference is scheduled for 11:30 am at the media staging area in the Courthouse north parking lot.

 

Additional updates will be posted on www.waukeshacounty.gov and on County Executive Paul Farrow’s social media accounts at www.facebook.com/CountyExecutivePaulFarrow/  and at https://twitter.com/WaukeshaCoExec.

9:45 am post: 

The Waukesha County Courthouse and Administion Center are closed until further notice. If you have business at these buildings this morning, including a court date, (1/6/19) please check back to see when the buildings are reopened and when court dates will be rescheduled.


All non-essential Waukesha County offices, including the Waukesha County Courthouse, will be closed for the following observed holidays: Christmas Ev...

Waukesha County Holiday Closures


All non-essential Waukesha County offices, including the Waukesha County Courthouse, will be closed for the following observed holidays:

  • Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24, 2019
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 2019
  • New Year’s Eve - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1, 2020

All 24-hour operations such as the Communication Center, Jail, Mental Health Center and Sheriff’s Department are not affected by the closure and will maintain their regular schedule.