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Calumet Art Center seeks volunteers for its operation

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Calumet Art Center is operated by volunteers, and more volunteers are needed. Ed Gray, who was involved with getting the CAC going, said many volunteers are needed for all aspects of the facility. The CAC opened in 2008 in what was the First Presbyterian Church on ...

Soberfest potluck held to offer young people alternatives to alcohol

HOUGHTON — Growing up in the Upper Peninsula, people tend to equate fun with drinking, said Deb Barna. “Myself, I was raised in the Kingsford/Iron Mountain area, and there was nothing else to do, and I equated it with fun,” she said. Barna is hoping to give children the message they ...

KML moves closer to sale to group

EAGLE RIVER — James Henderson, president and founder of the Adoba Hotels group has made an offer to the Keweenaw County Board to purchase the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. The Adoba group gave the county a non-binding letter of inent to purchase the KML for the $1.5 million asking price, and ...

Lots to see for Tech students as they enjoy K-Day

MCLAIN STATE PARK — Hundreds of Michigan Technological University students swarmed McLain State Park Friday for fun and a chance to find out what activities are available on campus. One hundred and seventy-five campus groups took part in the annual K-Day event, which takes place each year ...

Walk shines light on suicide prevention

L’ANSE — Suicide is a serious issue in the United States, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness walks are intended to publicize the fact, according to Pam Dove. Dove, chairwoman of the Baraga County Suicide Prevention Coalition, said thousands of ...

Group seeking end to partisan redistricting

A group calling itself Voters Not Politicians (VNP) has set about collecting a required 316,000 valid signatures to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot, according to a July 17 online article by Paul Egan for the Detroit Free Press. “(The) group says it wants to ...

Alum reveals secrets of nerdy talk

HOUGHTON — Preparing for Thursday’s talk to Michigan Technological University students, alumna Libby Titus talked with a fellow engineering student who said the hardest part of the work wasn’t dynamics or analysis, but people and communication. “That’s where we’re really trying to ...

Refurbishing Progressing: Medical Care Facility renovation is ahead of schedule

HOUGHTON — Work at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility is a little less than half done and progressing ahead of schedule. Construction on the $8.5 million project started in March, including renovations on the ground and first floors and the addition of 12,500 square feet for dining. ...

Keweenaw County exploring broadband possibilities

EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board continues to explore the possibilities of bringing broadband internet to residents of the state’s northernmost county, which is a project proposed a couple of weeks ago by county resident Theresa Ahlborn. Ahlborn, who wants to work remotely from ...

State Police at Calumet Post planning citizen’s academy

CALUMET — The Michigan State Police Calumet Post will conduct a citizen’s academy, according to a release. The academy is tentatively scheduled Sept. 25-Oct. 16. It will consist of four, two-hour classes on Monday evenings at the post on U.S. 41 just south of Calumet. The academy will ...

Money left on table: Lack of basic catering cuts out KML from profits

EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge could be missing a financial opportunity by not catering the events taking place at the KML, according to Harvey Desnick, KML coordinator, catering the lodge is equipped to handle. He added, however, that an adequate staff would reduce potential ...

CC Arts Council celebrates 25 years of promoting art

HANCOCK — Cynthia Cote was hired to be the director of the Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) before there was a building to house the art. “We were on the sidewalk,” she said metaphorically of the organization’s origin in 1992. The CCCAC is celebrating its 25th ...

Careless parking creates safety issues in Hancock

HANCOCK — Parking complaints are still posing a problem to police, as is evidenced by police reports in Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Mining Gazette. Wayne Butler, Hancock police chief, said recently parking complaints have become overwhelming for his department, as students and other ...

Bridge walk adds optional fun run

HOUGHTON/HANCOCK — A little more intense activity was added to the 13th annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run on Monday. In previous years the event was called simply the Bridge Walk. This year event organizers encouraged participants to run as much as possible, said Angela Luskin, health and ...

Author speaks about joys of reading at orientation

HOUGHTON — 3.1415926535897932384 and on into infinity. Pi, the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter, is a neverending string of digits with no recurring patterns. But when Daniel Tammet thinks of it, it tells him a story as moving as a Shakespeare play. It makes him think of a ...

Greenland racer splits featured showdowns at Dirt Kings event

Greenland racer George Truscott won one of the two featured races Sunday at the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour event at the TNT Speedway in Three Lakes, Wisconsin. While many expected to see exciting racing with the Dirt King Late Models, the fans were treated to exciting racing in the Midwest ...

Afternoon on the Town: Houghton community welcomes students back

HOUGHTON — Hundreds of Michigan Technological University students swept down College Avenue to downtown Houghton Sunday, taking in the sights, sounds and tastes during Tech’s Afternoon on the Town. The annual event, which concludes Tech’s Orientation Week, gave chance for dozens of ...

Keweenaw County officials say economic development will bring broadband access

EAGLE RIVER — Establishing high-speed internet service in a remote area like Keweenaw County will happen with more economic growth, said Ann Gasperich, administrator for the county’s Planning Commission Gasperich last week informed the Keweenaw County Board that an internet initiative ...

Marketing intended to bring skiers to trails

Representatives for four ski trails areas in Houghton County are working together to get more people, both local and out of town, to use the trails. Cynthia MacDonald, president of Swedetown Trails, said the four ski areas are working together as the Keweenaw Trails Alliance to bring more ...