Letters to the Editor

Conference was outstanding

To the editor:Recently the Rotary Club of Houghton hosted a conference drawing Rotarians from the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina and Hawaii. Thanks to the staff at Michigan Tech where our conference sessions were held and the Magnuson-Franklin Square Hotel, participants were ...

Copper Props Fly-in wonderful

To the editor:Thanks to all who turned out on a beautiful Sunday for the EAA Chapter 1270 annual Copper Props Fly-In.It was a wonderful day to fly, 150 community members got a taste of flying with local pilots, the community support was great, all seemed to have a good time. Thanks to our ...

No church can save a person

To the editor:Talk about "unintelligible" (DMG 7-18-13). I had to locate the letter in question (from the Georgia writer) in order to make any sense of what had been previously written. (Thanks to the Gazette for making this possible on its nicely organized website.)The Georgia letter writer ...

What it means to be a believer

To the editor:Creation scientists have proven that the Grand Canyon and the Niagara Falls could have been formed in the last 6,000 years.Ever wonder why there are so many genealogies in the Bible? One reason is because they date the earth! In Matthew 1, there is a genealogy showing that there ...

Wolves should not be hunted

To the editor:I am a lifelong U.P. resident who grew up on a farm, in a family with deer hunters. Several sightings of wolves over the past 20 years have been fleeting and without incident, other than the thrill of seeing a wolf.The National Wolfwatcher Coalition supports the effort to repeal ...

Shocked by local yards

To the editor:My sister and I recently returned to Hancock for a class reunion. We were shocked by the upkeep of yards and areas around yards in the city!A snowmobile was parked on the sidewalk! A yard in the back of our mom's house hasn't been mowed in two years. We took a ride around ...

What’s with this mining camp?

To the editor:What was this mining camp? How deep in our world did men tramp?Shafts 9000' deep for copper ore to meet this stamp!Wash away the sands, leave metals to pay millions for man in askance?!How much have we stood from this happenstance?To live in a mining camp,Oh the romance!!Our metal ...

Michigan should follow N.H.

To the editor:Michigan, like the other states, holds justice in contempt by court.But not in the "live free or die" state, in New Hampshire, who passed a law requiring judges to instruct defense attorneys to inform jurors of their right and duty to judge the law according to their conscience, ...

Random acts of kindness

To the editor:I would like to report "acts of kindness" that were bestowed on myself and my dad this past weekend. My dad, Mark Olson, class of 1950 and captain and MVP of 1950 Michigan Tech Hockey Team, and I were stranded at the Kenner Dome in Oskar this past Friday night when the starter ...

A way to grow the economy

To the editor:So, let's think for a minute about a stimulus bill. The economy is growing, but at a very slow pace. How to bump it up? Raise taxes for a massive stimulus? Fat chance. Bigger tax breaks for the wealthy? Proven ineffective.So how about a stimulus that doesn't cost any taxes, ...

Forest Hill is in a sorry state

To the editor:I to would like to respond to the conditions at Forest Hill Cemetery. I have been up there several times this year to check on my mother's lot and this last time was especially shocked. The entire cemetery looks like a hayfield. They recently have started cutting down some very ...

Sale of Eagle mine a charade

To the editor:The general publics' ignorance of the underworld of the domain of interlocking directorates makes the appearance of Rio Tinto/Rothschild world central banking cartel selling the Eagle mine appear real.What the general public doesn't know is that the Rothschild's control our ...

Burden of dam must be shared

To the editor:This is in response to the article "Dealing with the dam" in the July 27/28 edition.One point that was not reiterated enough is that this tax bill is being passed on only to the people that own property frontage on Otter Lake.You have around 80 families being handed the tax bill ...

In support of House Bill 4733

To the editor:Imagine you are about to mix your child's formula into their bottle when you are approached by store personnel and told to feed your baby in the public restroom.This scenario would never happen to a mother prepping to formula feed her child, so why does it happen to a ...

Defining the Humane Society

To the editor:There's confusion about what the so-called "Humane Society" really is.Most hunters and trappers know that the Humane Society of the United States is a powerful, wealthy, politically active animal rights organization that opposes any use of animals.To the general public, the Humane ...

Mining should be considered

To the editor:After reading the article in the Gazette on July 23 concerning metal mining, it appears that both Stephen Anderson and Dr. Thomas Power might profit from a re-read of their textbook on economics 101.Mining and agriculture are the only sources of new wealth, so when we allot land ...

FOLK report is not unbiased

To the editor:A quote from a 7/25/2013 Gazette article on Metal Mining. "FOLK doesn't have a position on mining". Give me a break! They have solicited an anti-mining paper and placed it on their website. No position? Where is their pro-mining paper? They are definitely anti-mining and ...

May the plant bring you peace

To the editor:We want to offer our condolences to the person who took the hanging planter off our daughter's grave in the Elo Cemetery. We're sure you have an empty spot in your life that needed filling. We hope you will care for it as we did from early spring.Pick it up and bring it inside ...

Ahmeek FD says thank you

To the editor:The Ahmeek fire dept would like to thank everyone who came and celebrated 4th of July in Ahmeek park with us. Thank you to all who donated to our raffle, Louie's Fresh Market and Quality Hardware, Center Ice, Pats IGA Sweet Treats, Superior Video, Connie's Kitchen, White House ...

Annual bash was a big hit

To the editor:The Copper Country Humane Society held its ninth annual Bash on July 20th. Heartfelt thanks go out to the hundreds of people who attended the event and contributed their dollars to the cause, CCHS staff, board members, and volunteers, and the following businesses and ...