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Keweenaw Mountain Lodge gives strong July showing

EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge (KML) showed an increase in revenue for July, said KML Coordinator Harvey Desnick, and sales were up 3.4 percent, compared to 2017. “We had total sales of $175,153,” he said, “up over $5,700 with a different mix of revenue. The restaurant ...

Peters makes opening remarks at field hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, today convened a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing in Traverse City on Line 5 and the importance of protecting the Great Lakes ...

County recreation survey available

Houghton County is working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update their joint five-year recreation plan. In addition to guiding improvements to the county’s recreation facilities and sites, the plan will ensure the county is eligible for certain ...

Stabenow, Peters approve appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) Thursday urged President Trump to approve Governor Snyder’s appeal of Individual Assistance for families affected by the severe flash flooding that occurred in Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties. FEMA ...

Cleaned up in time for fair

HANCOCK — After flood damages and a soggy arena the Houghton County Fair is now dry and ready for use. With the Aug 23 through 26 fair dates quickly approaching the cleanup comes just in time thanks to the work of the Fair Association and the City of Hancock. “Our crew has been working ...

KML prepares for ownership transfer

EAGLE RIVER — With the closing date on the sale of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge fast approaching, Harvey Desnick, KML coordinator, said everything is moving ahead smoothly in making the transfer of ownership seamless for the new owner, John Mueller. To make Desnick’s job easier, Mueller has ...

On the road again: Fred Eaglesmith returns to Porkies festival

ONTONAGON-- For singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith, life on the road is about the people he meets along the way. In late August that road will bring him back to the Porcupine Mountain Music Festival. The Fred Eaglesmith Show starring Tif Ginn is the first headliner of the 2018 festival, with ...

Moyle appointed Hancock Township supervisor

HANCOCK TOWNSHIP — On Monday, Hancock Township selected its first new supervisor in 38 years. Ken Moyle, previously a trustee on the Township Board, was appointed supervisor by the board. He replaces Paul Kemppainen, who died unexpectedly in June. Moyle has spent 25 years in township ...

Dianda speaks on jail closing

MARENISCO — Wednesday morning, Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington announced that she will close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco in Gogebic County on December 1. In response, State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement: “This is bad ...

No Meeting, Little Notice

Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette Shown is an empty parking lot at the Baraga village office at the same time that an August meeting was moved to a week earlier on Tuesday. Public notice was posted for the change in the local weekly paper.

Playground to see some changes

ONTONAGON — Kids will need to say farewell to some equipment at the Old Greenland Road School, but much of it will remain. The Greenland Road School Commission reviewed the playground, which is mostly made of tires and wood, for safety and ease of maintenance. While most of the structures ...

LL-H board approves wage increases

LAKE LINDEN — Wages for Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools’ superintendent elementary coordinator and non-contract support personnel are going up. The district Board unanimously approved the raises at its meeting Monday. Non-contract personnel will go up 1 percent, while ...

Fatal shooting in eastern UP

SAULT STE. MARIE — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post responded to a rental cabin in Trout Lake in Chippewa County on a report of a shooting at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday. Responding troopers secured the scene and took one suspect into custody. One deceased ...

Abandoned meth lab found in Adams Twp.

ADAMS TOWNSHIP — An abandoned meth lab was discovered by workers cutting trees along the power lines near Baltic Wednesday. The Houghton County Sheriff Department was called to the scene and confirmed the site was in fact a meth lab, according to a release. The site was located in a ...

Houghton approves parking deck repair, sidewalk bids

HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved a pair of sidewalk construction and parking deck repair bids at its meeting Wednesday. The council approved a $248,984.58 bid from Robert E. Johnson for the parking deck repair project, as well as a bid of $104,152.34 from Portage Lake ...

School District Foundation offers scholarships, opportunity

ADAMS TOWNSHIP — For more than a decade, the Adams Township School District Foundation has offered an expanding range of opportunities for students thanks to donations from alumni, friends and family. The foundation began in 2003, focusing on scholarships for Jeffers High School graduates ...

Stabenow, Peters respond to Federal Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters responded to the approval for a major disaster declaration following severe flash flooding that affected Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties Monday.  In July, the lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump urging the ...

Flood with Love initiative moves into the next phase

HANCOCK — The Portage Health Foundation’s initiative — Flood with Love — is moving into its next phase. The application deadline has closed. The applications are being processed and we are working with contractors to further define the scope of work and begin the estimation process. ...