Opinion

Don’t print ignorant views

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to Marilyn Sager’s letter “Your worldview must include God.” I am one of many LGBTQ kids who grew up—and are growing up—in the Copper Country. For years, admitting that seemed unthinkable, in large part due to the venomous letters to the editor preaching ...

Part of solution or part of problem

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There is a good old saying that goes something like this: “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!” From the first day of the flood, and for about 4-5 days after, cars and 4-wheelers drove up and down my street in Lake Linden, through mud, then ...

Hancock Home and Garden Tour

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On July 14, despite 86-degree heat, full sun and high humidity, nearly 200 people eagerly attended the 1st annual Hancock Home and Garden tour. On behalf of the Hancock Beautification Group (Jeannie DeClerck, Deb Mann, Ken Ropp, Marcia Goodrich, Kathe Salmi, Allyson Jabusch ...

Beware college financial aid scammers

Editorial

Hard to believe most colleges and universities will be back in session in roughly two weeks. As families make plans for the start of classes — and the tuition bills to come — the Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid Team advises students and parents be alert and cautious ...

Closure needed for unsolved murder case

Editorial

There are few things in this world more frustrating than an unsolved crime, particularly a murder..One of the most notable “cold case files” is the murder of 24-year-old Erin Rebecca Taylor, whose body was discovered 18 years ago in a secluded area off of Marquette County Road 492 in ...

Keweenaw ATV club’s Spring Ride

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On June 23. we had our Spring Ride. The event was of course scheduled beforehand, and it turned out it was held in the aftermath of the Fathers Day flood. We where very happy that about 88 people took some time to enjoy our great trails. The club would like to thank all ...

Yooper strong once again

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Copper Country Veterans Association (CCVA) held its annual picnic this past weekend.The picnic is a small thank you to our members who give freely of their time and mileage to preform military rites at over 60 veterans funerals this past year. We solicited local ...

State’s internet proposal could benefit region

Editorial

Although the more cynical among us might opine it’s too little, too late, we like the fact that Gov. Rick Snyder is working right up until his state employment expires at the end of December. And after all is said and done, an initiative he rolled out late last week on broadband access might ...

Students need arts network

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Michigan high-school student who intends a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics is supported with a tender and extreme solicitude. As it is practically pretended, perhaps as pretext, that his training, or a general attention to these areas, has ...

Honor victims by building positive legacy

Editorial

Building something new and useful from the ashes and debris of a tragedy is not done simply. But for examples of how to do it well, ask the families of Amarah Filizetti and Jessica Drummond. In 2015, Amarah was playing in the Gwinn High School gymnasium when a wooden partition fell on her. ...

Some evolution based in myth

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Atheists reject the Bible’s history of creation but their theory of evolution is a creation myth without a creator. Natural selection does occur but not in unlimited ways that cause radical changes over long periods of time. It is impossible for reptiles to ...

Free press attacks expose enemies of the people

Editorial

It was less than a month into his term when President Donald Trump ramped up his “fake news” battle with media outlets, referring to them as the “enemy of the people.” The term “fake news” now permeates all aspects of our national dialogue, becoming a catch-all phrase used by ...

While much has changed in families, much remains same

Columns

The ideal family is usually composed of a father, a mother & kids. Here’s a sort of light-hearted compilation regarding that necessary congregation: An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with freckles, spent the day at the zoo; there lots of children were ...

New security awaits returning students in Fla.

Editorial

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building, said an article by The Associated Press. But some say they still won’t feel protected ...

Fire chief’s comment unfair

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter is in response to the article regarding metering of hydrant water in Lake Linden. Regarding the quote Lake Linden Fire Chief Miller said about Bootjack Fire and Rescue Foundation: “For Bootjack to come to town with a truck, fill a pool in town, and get a donation ...

Pilgrim River Forest opening

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As recently reported in the Daily Mining Gazette, the 1,295 Pilgrim River Forest was formally dedicated on July 24. The dedication ceremony, attended by 65 people, took place on a perfect summer day in a natural setting at one of the inspiring river overlooks. The Pilgrim ...

Forward-thinking leaders needed to preserve history

Editorial

It wasn’t just a wall that was damaged. It was history. Ishpeming city officials were looking into the circumstances behind a damaged stone wall along Jasper Street that, at 120 years old, is reportedly tied to the region’s mining history. Although a portion of the wall was removed ...

Linebacker Club golf fundraiser

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Lakes Linebacker Club would like to thank all the people who made their 16th annual golf tournament and benefit dinner a huge success. The Linebackers would like to thank the Calumet Golf Course for allowing us to host the tournament as well as Brian Baccus and Peninsula ...

Victim assistance denial in western U.P. was wrong

Editorial

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency got it absolutely wrong last week when they opted to deny individual claims for assistance from the people whose lives, homes and businesses were turned upside down — literally, in many cases — in what’s known locally as the ...

Kids bike parade support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The committee for the Mohawk/Fulton Fourth of July Kids Bike Parade and Celebration would like to thank the following sponsors for their support and donations: Mohawk Superette, Slim’s Café, Pat’s IGA, Wal-Mart, Tadych’s Econofoods, Lassila Insurance, Mohawk ...