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Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Self Portrait with Pet” by Eero Fletcher Rintala, a second-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image “Texture Chicken” by Sidney Kelly, a kindergarten artist at Houghton Elementary School.

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Self Portrait” by Lillian Fritz, a fourth-grade artist at Lake Linden-Hubbell School.

Using GRACE to study well-being

The GIS Resources and Applications for Career Education (GRACE) project is looking for high school teachers and students to be a part of the upcoming project. The statewide project trains high school teachers and students to use GIS (geographic information science) and spatial technologies ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Georgia O'Keefe Study” by Frankie Stukel, a 12th-grade artist at Houghton High School.

Culture, history created ‘Yooper Talk’: author

From “saw-na” versus “sow-na” and “pay-stee” versus “pass-tee,” the Upper Peninsula has a unique dialect that has changed over time, Michigan Tech University alumna Kathryn Remlinger said in a Tuesday presentation on her book titled “Yooper Talk.” Sixteen years of research ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Featured artwork will be published in the Daily Mining Gazette during March. Pictured here is “Butterfly and Roses” by Inseo ...

ArtPrize looks to open doors for artists

HANCOCK — Bringing the Upper Peninsula to the world, local organizations are proud to announce the third year of promoting and coordinating U.P. artists through ArtPrize. “Not only are we promoting individual artists, but we are really promoting the U.P. as a distinct arts and cultural ...

Sam Hill and Copper Falls mine: Success from two failures

The Lake Superior Copper Company failed, simply stated, because an inexperienced management blindly accepted the opinions and instructions of an incompetent geologist, Charles T. Jackson of Boston. In his initial report to the company trustees, Jackson mentioned the copper vein at Copper ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image “Oil Pastel” by Mackenzie Peters, an 11th-grade artist at Calumet High School.

Students to give Horizons School new look with paint

MOHAWK — Alan Sunn, manager of Sherwin Williams Paints in Houghton, has donated 10 gallons of primer and paints, paintbrushes, hats, can keys, and stir sticks to the Horizons Alternative High School to be used to cover and replace existing murals at the school. “We’re looking at ...

Early mines bore great significance

Mining companies like Calumet and Hecla, Quincy, Champion, and Osceola, were important to the economy and renown of the Copper County. But while they were important to the region, it could be argued that it was the first companies that were really significant, and the argument has several valid ...

Having fun learning language: Mango offers learning in fun way

Mango Languages is changing the way we learn languages. The online language learning resource offers 70-plus languages and is available free for people through their local libraries. The service was founded in 2007 by Jason Teshuba, Mike Teshuba, Ryan Whalen and Mike Goulas. They started it ...

Superior copper district meets Cornish contract system

Because the Cornish mining men were the most experienced, were readily available, and were the most knowledgeable about mining, both underground and on the surface, the mines of the Lake Superior copper district developed under Cornish mining systems. One of these systems was what came to be ...

Virtual reality is coming to schools

The Regional Educational Media Center (REMC) is bringing virtual reality to schools in the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) and the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District. At the CCISD meeting on Tuesday evening, REMC Director Mike Richardson discussed the details ...

MTU professor tells Superior’s story of resilience, recovery

HOUGHTON — “The story of Lake Superior is that of intensive transformation and rapid industrialization,” said Nancy Langston, professor of environmental history and social sciences at Michigan Tech. Langston spoke on the topic of “Sustaining Lake Superior” at a Sunday forum at the ...

A study of guilt

I am interested in the man running behind the presidential limousine, for I know that for the rest of his life, his heart would be pierced by the spike of guilt. It was a sunny day in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963. In the rear of the blue and grey Lincoln continental convertible, sitting on the back ...

Snowmobile driver killed

BARAGA — A fatal snowmobile crash occurred in southern Houghton County Wednesday, resulting in the death of a Curtiss, Wisconsin, man. The crash occurred on Trail 8 near M-26, according to a release from the Michigan State Police-Calumet Post. The driver, Jamie Steen, 41, was traveling ...

Six ways to healthier living

A Clubhouse is a recovery-focused program organized to support people living with mental illness. Through participation in a Clubhouse, members gain access to opportunities to rejoin the worlds of friendships, family, employment and education, and to the services and support they may ...