Letters to the Editor

Thanks for car show help

To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following organziations and individuals who helped to make this year's car show a success: The Bridgefest committee, for making it happen; The Copper Country Chamber of Commerce; Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Center for the use of ...

Obamacare is good for seniors

To the editor:Medicaid Expansion: Michigan Senators - Vote Yes!You are one of Michigan's 450,000 uninsured or underinsured residents. You wake up to a nagging sore throat, throbbing headache and blurred vision.Option A Go to hospital emergency services department. According to data from the ...

Congressman is off the mark

To the editor:I'm writing in response to "U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek visits Houghton" published on July 26, particularly regarding the segment detailing Benishek's help defeating Rep. Amash's amendment to require reasonable suspicion before the NSA may gather metadata on the phone calls of ...

Defending trailers in Keweenaw Cty.

To the editor:This is in response to a Letter to the Editor dated July 25 entitled "Supports board on trailer issue."I'm part owner of the lot next to the lot Mr. Junot has his camper setup on. I, too, have my camper set up there.You said you were concerned about the sewer- water-electrical.We ...

FOLK mining study is flawed

To the editor:The study that mining is a threat to the U.P. regional economy is flawed.A mine in the U.P. would benefit the local economies through higher employment.This benefits all retail businesses, restaurants, bars, bike shops, car dealers, and sports stores.The study assumes that ...

A return to mining is positive

To the editor:In the July 25th edition of the Gazette the article on the top of the front page made the claim that a return to mining in the Western U.P. would "harm the local economy".I would like to take a moment to respectfully disagree with this article in its entirety.First of all the ...

Kids fishing derby successful

To the editor:32 club members and volunteers were on hand on Saturday July 20, 2013 at the Swedetown Pond in Calumet to insure a great day of fishing for 162 kids registered for the derby. They registered kids, helped them with their rods, put on worms, untangled lines, measured fish and ...

A ‘thank you’ from the heart

We'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all involved in the search for our son on July 10th.Thank you for the amazing efforts of the Houghton County Sheriff's Department, DNR Air Patrol, Michigan State Police, and their K-9 unit, Superior Search & Rescue, Ahmeek Search & ...

All-stars show appreciation

On July 19th the Copper Country Women's Fast Pitch league held its annual all-star game behind the old school in Chassell. The game was sponsored by Portage Health System.A huge thank you goes out to Mark Pittillo and his team of workers in the kitchen at Portage Health System. They prepared ...

Power’s wrong about mining

To the editor:This is in response to Dr. Thomas Power's Report The Economic Impacts of Renewed Copper Mining in the Western Upper Peninsula of MichiganYou are wrong about money leaking out of the local economy. You assume all of the workers are mysteriously driving in from "out of town."Where ...

If done right, mining is good

To the editor:I read your article, "Report: Return of metal mining a threat to regional economy" in the recent Daily Mining Gazette. I also read the full report from F.O.L.K - all 109 pages of it.It does bring up some valid concerns - however, it fails to support the idea that mining will ...

Many made the festival successful

To the editor:Hat's off to the many people that made the 65th annual Strawberry Festival such a success! The Chassell Lions Club appreciates our local media for the attention and publicity for our great event and the vendors that participated. There are so many organizations that make the ...

Sports physicals are appreciated

The athletic department of the Jeffers High School would like to take the time to thank Portage Health Medical Group for their work in providing sports physicals to our athletes for the upcoming school year.It is nice to see the students take advantage of this plan and Jeffers High School ...

Upset with Forest Hill

To the editor:My parents are buried in the family plot at Forest Hill cemetery along with my grandparents and uncles and I come up from Green Bay to pay my respects a few times a year. Our plot is maintained by a person we pay to cut, water, and keep it looking good. In the past I have seen ...

Rozich shares the credit

To the editor:I am very happy and humbled with your compliments regarding accomplishments at BHK. Everything was a team effort. I have to mention team members that share in your complimentary editorial.Dennis Harbour and the Copper Country I.S.D. Board were a key element in developing an ...

FinnFest was a big success

To the editor:The handful of Finns and Smis who landed in Hancock on the Midsummer Eve in 1865 couldn't have imagined that 148 years later the entire Copper Country would come to commemorate and celebrate Finnish-American culture and life with thousands of guests from across the United States, ...

Benefit was a big success

To the editor:Thank you to all that participated in the Benefit for Dennis Foreman. A special thanks to the Griffins, Butch and Judy Patient, Donna Mac, Keweenaw Krafts and Gifts, Old School Bakery, Copper Mine, Pat's Foods, Louie's, Regis, Copper Island Treasures, Dave and Mary, Bob and Renee ...

Supports board on trailer issue

To the editor:I'm writing in response to the July 18 article about campers situated on dwelling lots for a maximum of 90 days per year.We would all like to have a cozy hideaway on a lake somewhere. But in instances where "temporary" campers, trailers, etc. are parked on lots and then change ...

Relay for Life team thankful

To the editor:On behalf of the Northwoods Relay for Life team, we would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous donations and support.Pat's Foods for all of the hot dog buns, Holiday Service Station for cases of water, Vollwerth's hot dogs, Fresh Market for the ...

Fourth of July a team effort

To the editor:The Hubbell-Tamarack 4th of July Committee would like to thank all the businesses, sponsors, donors, Hubbell-Tamarack Firemen and to all others who helped make our annual Fouth of July Celebration a fun and festive event for all.The Hubbell-Tamarack 4th of July Parade Winners are ...