Letters to the Editor

Diversity makes us better, stronger

To the editor: I am siding with the Lt. Gen. and Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy Jay Silveria, who had the strength and decency to state that there is no place in the U.S. Air Force for racism and bigotry. The Air Force general said to racists, “Get out...” I would extend ...

Need improved engagement

To the editor: Michigan Tech hosted Congressman Jack Bergman of the U.S. House of Representatives (MI-1st District) this week, and I am grateful he accepted the students’ invitation to come. I attended with a question in mind from my conversations with Michigan Tech students in a class I ...

Fight Democratic resistance effort

To the editor: Recent protest marches and riots at first appeared to be spontaneous, but were really organized, per Fox News. This is the ‘Resistance Movement’ that Democrats are employing in an effort to crush the Trump presidency in 2018 and remake our government. The full extent of the ...

Keweenaw Tour and Car Show

To the editor: On behalf of Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness, we would like to thank the Copper Harbor community for once again being host to the 14th snnual End O’ the Road Keweenaw Tour & Car Show held on July 15. The weather was good and a great time was had by ...

Turnover might affect health care

To the editor: It has become increasingly apparent that UP Health System Portage over the past two years is continuing to experience an above-average staff turnover rate. This in turn has lead to less service and efficiency as well as probable loss of income for this for-profit health care ...

Library is heart of community

To the editor: I urge the voters of Houghton and Portage Township to vote yes on Nov. 7 to renew the operational millage for The Portage Lake District Library. This is a renewal for seven years of the current millage of 1.96. Our library offers the community books, audio books, magazines ...

Self-righteous judgments

To the editor: From the Gospel of Luke we have the following admonition: “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.” However, judgments are made by people continually, some good, some bad, and some inconsequential. Murder, theft, assault and perjury are rightfully judged as evil, while ...

Good diet reduces risk of diabetes

To the editor: Thank you for publishing Dr Madjar’s article “Are you what you eat?” on Aug. 24. I was reading the feature section of your online edition and was pleased to see recommendations for healthy eating habits that don’t need to adhere to one single diet plan, but incorporate ...

Soberfest shined light on recovery

To the editor: On Sept. 16, a new event was born in Houghton. Sobriety was celebrated at Kestner Waterfront Park at the first- ever U.P. Soberfest. As community awareness of alcoholism and substance abuse expands, recovery and sobriety are also growing. Soberfest’s main intent was to ...

Closing resort will hurt tourism

To the editor: Am I the only one wondering what is happening to the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge property? Would someone explain what a “micro-grid” is? Does that mean Anthony Lane Partners (APL) will cut down the trees & put up wind turbines? Will the golf course become an array of ...

Monsters will destroy view

To the editor: My name is Carole Kezele Collins, and I live in Galien. Michigan. I was, however, born and raised in Mohawk, and although it is many years since I moved, I am still a taxpayer in Keweenaw County. I would like to comment on the proposed power grid to be installed in what I know ...

No painted lines on airport road

To the editor: We travel to and from the Houghton County Airport via Airport Road. We always fly out at 6 a.m. and back near midnight. So we travel the Airport Road from M-26 in Dollar Bay in heavy fog, particularly in the fall and spring. We also drive through snow. The hill portion of ...

Extreme storms causing harm

To the editor: In recent weeks, we’ve witnessed several extreme weather events. Puerto Rico struggles to survive after Hurricane Maria, and the bills from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma pile up. Here in the Keweenaw, we saw 92-degree temperatures in late September—nearly 30 degrees higher ...

Co-ops are not Finnish in origin

To the editor: The article about harvest festivals (Living section, Sept. 16) had misleading comments about the Finns. I know about the Finnish people because I am one of them and have accurate information about them. Some Finns joined cooperatives, but others did not. Finns are typically ...

Community college offers opportunity

To the editor: I don’t think anyone will argue with this statement: college is incredibly expensive. I realized this while researching colleges during my junior year. So, for the sake of fiscal responsibility, I chose to attend a community college — one of the best decisions that I have ...

Who’s really buying lodge?

To the editor: Did anyone notice that Anthony Lane is the name of a film critic for the New Yorker? Their website (anthonylanepartners.com) is a one-page nothingburger, and it was built on the highly recognized “Weebly” platform way back on May 9. There is also an Anthony Lane ...

Global issues threaten survival

To the editor: Can contemporary society survive the three currently most troubling global issues regarding climate change, radical Islamic terrorism and gender nonconformity? 1. Climate change: Al Gore et al. claim carbon dioxide (CO2) to be a pollutant that is destroying our planet. ...

Contributors to Tour’s Luncheon

To the editor: The Houghton Lions Club would like to thank the following people and businesses for their generosity in supporting “Tour Da UP” bike ride, which took place in August. A brat/hot dog luncheon was served to approximately 65 bikers who traveled from Baraga to Copper Harbor to ...

Anti-celebration of Constitution

To the editor: Recently, the students of Michigan Tech joined in the celebration of the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. However, the events taking place during the celebration ironically seem to push an anti-Constitutional agenda. As part of the ...

Vital issues for president search

To the editor: Friday’s Gazette had a long article on Michigan Tech’s search for a new president. I found it interesting to note that, according to the article, the new president will not be called upon to address issues related to 1) education, 2) engineering or 3) science. Someone ...