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23A: The surface of spring/Dan Schneider

April 18, 2014 At this time every year, it becomes necessary to get outside and ride my mountain bike. On dirt. In the month of April, the singletrack trail systems of our peninsula are invariably snow-covered. more »»

 
 
 
Strong season for Ski Tigers

April 4, 2014 HOUGHTON — The 2013-14 season for the Copper Country Ski Tigers Nordic ski racing team, was one of its most successful, including individual and team championships at the state meet. more »»

Don’t discount ‘mud season’ as a great time to get outdoors/Inside the DNR

April 4, 2014 April can be such a finicky month in the Copper Country. One minute the sun’s rays are causing snow and ice to shrink away, the next we’re getting dumped on by a lake effect snow system. more »»

Fish migrations — the whys, whens and types/Tom Rozich

March 28, 2014 During my travel back from the Detroit Tigers spring training camp and the warm south to the Copper Country tundra, my mind was searching for a subject for March’s column. more »»

Thoughts about humans and nature/Dan Schneider

March 21, 2014 In the prints and drawings gallery at the Detroit Institute of Arts, there is a series of five drawings rendered in ink and pencil by Saul Steinberg, American, 1914-1999. more »»

Remarkable ravens/Brian Hess

March 14, 2014 During the winter the majority of our local bird population migrates south to warmer climate and a better food supply. more »»

Red sore — a disease of the pike family/Tom Rozich

March 14, 2014 As we look out of our collective Copper Country windows at the mountains of snow and dancing drifts, it is hard to believe spring is only a week away. more »»

Your guide to the new license fees/Debbie Munson Badini

March 7, 2014 On Saturday the Department of Natural Resources’ new hunting, fishing and ORV license structure and fees went into effect, leading to plenty of questions from the public regarding the changes and... more »»

Braving the blizzard

February 28, 2014 CHASSELL — It may have been a bit windy on Chassell Bay and Portage Lake Saturday, but that didn’t stop 119 fishermen, women and children from braving the ice for the Chassell VFW Men’s Auxiliary 8t... more »»

Ripley skiers make nationals, Rowe tops charts

February 28, 2014 MARQUETTE — Three Mont Ripley Race Team alpine ski racers competed in the United States Ski Association Central Division Championships held at Marquette Mountain last weekend. more »»

Memories of, and praise for, small ski hills

February 21, 2014 In Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River,” Nick Adams got off the train in Seney and walked on the railroad tracks out of the burned down town. more »»

Some information about hibernation/Brian Hess

February 14, 2014 Well this winter is turning out to be quite the season. First it pounded us with the snow. Now it seems that the thermometer rarely rises into the double digits on the positive side. more »»

Initial wolf hunt results indicate problem packs successfully targeted/Inside the DNR

February 7, 2014 With the end of Michigan’s first wolf hunting season on December 31, Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists began receiving many questions about what the harvest results meant, primaril... more »»

John N. Lowe — a fisheries pioneer/Tom Rozich

January 31, 2014 John Nicholas Lowe could logically be called the Douglas Houghton of fish exploration in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Success for Ski Tigers

January 31, 2014 GIANTS RIDGE, Minn. more »»

Concerning the catfish family/Tom Rozich

January 24, 2014 The catfish family, scientifically known as Ictaluridae, contains species of fish commonly known as catfish, bullheads, and madtoms. more »»

From Russia with love/The Red Line

January 23, 2014 There are many things about my freshman year of high school I regret. more »»

On snow bikes and gravity/Dan Schneider

January 17, 2014 When I was in high school, I worked summers at a golf course still under construction. more »»

Snow drags sizzle in Ontonagon

January 10, 2014 ONTONAGON — Lake Linden's Jerry Buschell extended his unbeaten streak to three years in the Pro Mod 700 class, also took the Open Mod class and reached the Top Gun feature at last weekend's U.P. more »»

Speaking of snow this winter season/Brian Hess

January 10, 2014 The winter solstice has passed and winter is now officially here. With winter in the Copper Country, you can usually count on snow and this year is no exception. more »»

Wolf hunt the leading story of 2013 outdoors

December 27, 2013 HOUGHTON — The first wolf hunting season in recent Michigan history made headlines throughout 2013. As of earlier this week, the total of wolves taken in the hunt, which included three zones in the U. more »»

 
 

 

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Word of the Day — May 30, 2013

May 31, 2013 arch - arch - deliberately or affectedly playful & teasing Example: "Emily Nussbsum's review of the TV 'Behind the Candelebra' biopic said, 'There are scenes, particularly during the breakup... more »

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