Letters to the Editor

Memories of the Keweenaw

To the editor:It's a dark and dreary day.I hope it snows and snows and snows.I'd like to be snowed in.Not just me, of course,there'd be you, too.That's why I'd liketo be snowed in.Snow would behalfway up the windows.No one could get in.We'd have foodmaybe a little wineand a fireand each ...

Real origin of the peace sign

To the Editor:Rachel Laurn, in her letter of March 6, is mistaken in her remark about the 'supposed peace sign.' In fact, antiquity has nothing to do with the origin of the popular peace symbol. It was designed in 1958 by a British artist, Gerald Holtom, for a protest against atomic weapons at ...

We are heading to judgement

To the editor:By watching the daily news one can clearly see that America is getting farther away from God and still headed straight towards God's judgment and ultimate destruction. Too many in America have said "there is no God."One of the many reasons Americans have reached such a low point ...

Putting creation into context

To the editor:This headline was above an AP article in the Happenings section of the Feb. 6 Gazette: "Bill Nye: Bible doesn't tell Earth's true history."The article never quotes "Science Guy" Bill Nye as saying that, but he did say this:"...billions of people in the world...are deeply ...

Drivers there for the worst

To the editor:Thank you to our hard working drivers for the Houghton County Road Commission. Though they may have needed a break during the worst of it (Feb. 21), they were clearly working hard all weekend (Feb. 22-23), clearing us out.Many thanks for your dedication, this past weekend and all ...

Feeding help is appreciated

To the editor:Along with everyone else, our deer herd is feeling the effect of this brutal winter. They are already starting to eat the bark from trees for lack of other food.We started a feeding program and thank everyone who donated money both last year and this year for feed. The cost of ...

Grateful for help, support

To the editor:On February 15 six Finlandia students hosted a Soup and Salad Lunch and Silent Auction fund-raiser at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. The students are raising money to participate in the ninth annual Service and Learning in Tanzania Experience from April 29-May 19. Since 2006 this ...

Haiti mission team thankful

To the Editor:The Haiti mission team from Grace United Methodist church hosted the second annual Chili cook-off and Silent Auction this last Saturday.This event would never have been possible without the help of the local businesses and restaurants.This generous group showed true copper country ...

We will all be judged one day

To the editor:To "same thing over again," (DMG 2-22/23-14), have you noticed that the writers being responded to also "write the same comments and views every month"? It's a dialog, Ms. Curious, and this is an opinion column.Obviously these topics have not been resolved to certain ...

Asking questions about wolves

To the editor:In regards to a letter written by John Hongisto, March 1, in the Daily Mining Gazette.No special arguments today John, but a couple of questions to clear up. I'll number them for your convenience.1. You ask "Why should Mr. Koski have to pay to protect his animals?" How much has ...

Wind power is gaining U.P. fans

To the editor:The Upper Peninsula is known this time of year for its attraction to snowmobiling and ice fishing, but in a few communities, wind power is making Yoopers big fans of renewable energy too. Wind power in the Upper Peninsula already provides enough electricity to energize 7,000 ...

Killer whales want to say ‘thank you’

To the editor:It is with sincerest appreciation, I thank the following organizations on behalf of all of the swimmers and families of the Copper Country Killer Whales competitive swim team for their support during the past swim season which included supporting two swim meets: to the brothers of ...

Professionals helped with CopperDog 150

To the editor:Copper Dog 150 wants to thank the Local Professional Agencies that assisted with making our event safe! We had help from the Keweenaw and Houghton Sheriff's Departments, Michigan State Police, Calumet Village Police Department, Michigan DNR, Ahmeek Fire and Rescue, Allouez Fire ...

Obamacare ad is misleading

To the editor:Anyone watching TV recently certainly has seen the advertisement in which Julia Boonstra berates Congressman Gary Peters for supporting the Affordable Care Act. She has leukemia and reports that her insurance policy was canceled and that her costs in her new policy are ...

A better idea for tax relief

To the editor:I question the recent Gazette editorial endorsing the proposed Republican income tax rate cut. I was curious as to what research was done to declare this proposition a "good idea and it's fair." The paper credited Gov. Snyder's "taxation measures" for ending our ...

Questioning the human soul

To the editor:To propose that humans have a soul is an extraordinary claim. The late psychologist Julian Jaynes speculated on consciousness. By his concept, humans have consciousness and dogs do not. What? Surely my dog Spot is conscious when he is awake, looking at me and wagging his tail. ...

Holiday effort was a success

To the editor:2013 was the 15th year for the Keweenaw County "No Kid without a Christmas" program and once again it was a great success. Thanks to the unbelievable support from the people of the Keweenaw, this valuable program was able to assist many families who otherwise may do without during ...

Ski for the Key says ‘Thanks’

To the editor:Under a purple Yooper sky and blazing sun, over 80 x-country skiers and snowshoers, demonstrating a true sense of community, and undaunted by single-digit temps, came out to the Ski for the Key (Ski for the Keweenaw) at Swedetown Trails on Feb. 8 in support of Omega House and ...

New IRS rule is unacceptable

To the editor:Currently the IRS is proposing to codify with new regulation 134417-13 the unethical targeting of 501(c)4 organizations that oppose the Obama agenda. According to U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp, over the past few years the IRS targeted not only ...

The realities of coyote ‘control’

To the editor:Obviously, Mark Roth (DMG 2/27/14) is unaware of the realities of coyote "control". Predator hunts and trapping are sure ways to increase the coyote population. Increase, not decrease. Sounds nuts, I know, but it's true. Do a Google search on "coyote control" and do some ...