Press Releases

CCMH offers help to community

Copper Country Mental Health would like to offer assistance to our community in the aftermath of the recent flood. We will have no cost, confidential, walk-in sessions available to anyone in the community that has been affected directly or indirectly by this natural disaster. Psychological ...

PHF announces $3.8M goal in flood response

HANCOCK — The Portage Health Foundation announced the Flood with Love action plan to guide its allocation of funds raised for relief after the June 17 floods in the Copper Country. In a release Thursday, Executive Director kevin Store estimated the Portage Health Foundation would provide ...

Houghton County disaster recovery update

HOUGHTON — The FEMA and State assessment teams wrapped up their work in Houghton County Thursday and will be moving on to review flood damage sustained in Gogebic and Memominee Counties. The Volunteer Reception Center, currently located at the Evangel Church on College Avenue mved to the ...

SBDC offers update on recent flood recovery

The Michigan Small Business Development Center of the Upper Peninsula, in response the flood damage, continues to collect information on all small businesses in the region that were affected or sustained damage from the flooding. This could include physical damage to property, loss of sales due ...

Houghton County disaster recovery update

HOUGHTON – A collection event for household hazardous waste has been scheduled for Friday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held on Macdonald Street behind the Lake Linden Village Park. A complete list of items that will and will not be accepted is included in a separate ...

DNR Begins Restoration of Recreation Trails

HANCOCK – Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials are preparing to reopen some recreation trail areas of Houghton County that were hit hard by heavy rains on June 17. The rains did significant damage to DNR-maintained ATV and snowmobile trails in the Houghton–Hancock area. ...

Hazardous waste collection event

LAKE LINDEN — A collection event for household hazardous waste has been scheduled for 10 a.m to 6 p.m. July 6. The event will be held on Macdonald Street behind the Lake Linden Village Park. The event is only for Houghton County residential flood victims. Residents are encouraged to ...

Houghton County disaster recovery update

HOUGHTON — With the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan Department of Natural Resources reporting their estimated cost to repair the damages sustained in Houghton County, the total cost for all damage to public infrastructure now sits at approximately $100 million. This ...

MDOT requests federal aid

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) submitted a notice of intent to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today requesting emergency relief funds to repair flood-damaged roads in the Upper Peninsula. If granted, the funds would be ...

County officials ask for slowing of supply donations

The response to our recent flood disaster has been overwhelming, and the Copper Country cannot be thankful enough for the support that's been received. However, as of now, volunteers have reached a point where enough normal supplies are on hand. Officials are now asking that the flow of ...

Bottled water donations not needed, but long list of needed items remains

HANCOCK — Houghton County supply distribution centers have more than enough bottled water to get the community though the recovery process, but still have a strong need for items such as dehumidifiers, fans, face masks, metal rakes, Gatorade, squeegees, wheelbarrows, general cleaning supplies ...

Houghton County disaster recovery update

HOUGHTON – The preliminary estimate submitted to the State of Michigan for damage to Houghton County infrastructure including county and local roads along with municipal water, sewage and drain systems etc. stands at approximately $50 million. This does not include damage to state assets such ...

Houghton County disaster recovery update

HOUGHTON — The current count for Houghton County roads stands at 103 damaged with 36 being made impassible by the flood. Work on those roads continues with County, municipal and contract crews. MDOT continues to work on U.S. 41, M-26 and M-203. They plan on paving the U.S. 41 washouts ...

Those replacing appliances are encouraged to claim rebates

MARQUETTE — As cleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of the devastating storm that affected the region Sunday morning, utility customers may be replacing appliances that were damaged by the storm. “Customers are encouraged to consider energy efficient replacements and claim the ...

Campioni’s True Value donating 30 percent of sales to help flood victims

Extreme flooding has been ravaging the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, severely impacting local residents. In response to this crisis, Campioni’s True Value located at 55800 U.S. Highway 41, Calumet, Michigan will donate 30% of their sales from today, June 22 through Sunday, June 24 to the ...

Bluegrass benefit concert

CHASSELL — On Thursday, June 28, there will be a Bluegrass Benefit Concert at the Chassell Pavilion. Taking place from 7-10 p.m., the concert, titled “Still Strong,” will feature the musical stylings of Chasin’ Steel, Keweenaw Brewgrass and Paul Family Bluegrass. All proceeds from ...

Finnish band Jepokryddona to spice up Juhannus

HANCOCK — Finland’s “spice girls” are bringing added flavor to the Copper Country this summer. The Finnish folk band Jepokryddona (“Spice of Jeppo”) will headline the area’s Juhannus celebration, performing the upbeat, lively tunes that represent the heritage of their part of ...

Mroz offers update on state of campus and community

“Dear members of the Michigan Tech community, During the early hours of Sunday morning, we experienced an unexpected crisis. Devastating thunderstorms resulted in loss of homes and property, washed out roads, and damaged buildings. Michigan Tech has sustained some damage as well, but we ...

Flood Relief Fund set up by Portage Health Foundation

HANCOCK — The most recent weather event has caused disastrous results for several communities throughout Houghton County. Many people - both near and far - are seeking a way to contribute to local relief efforts. The Portage Health Foundation Board of Directors has approved a restricted ...

Temporary access for all to Daily Mining Gazette web site

Due to flooding in the Houghton area, the Mining Gazette anticipates delivery challenges throughout the week. In order to ensure all readers have access to the news they need, we have set up a temporary account for our readers to use. This account can be used to access the Electronic Replica ...