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How to get involved: Run for local office

January 4, 2016 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Local government is the base of all government in the United States, but it may be that not many local residents know the process for running for a particular office or positio. more »»

New tubing park at Mont Ripley

January 4, 2016 RIPLEY — Sledding is just part of childhood in the Copper Country, and everybody’s got a favorite sled hill. But when Mont Ripley opened its new tubing park Dec. 31, it offered a unique advantage. more »»

UP poet laureate is California transplant

January 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — Perhaps unexpectedly for a U.P. poet laureate, Andrea Scarpino of Marquette has only lived in the area for five years, moving here from Californi. more »»

Brownfield funds available for Ontonagon

January 4, 2016 ONOTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has grant funds available for brownfield projects, a topic which was discussed at a recent Ontonagon Village planning commission... more »»

Ghostbusters: New society seeks out paranormal

January 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — Copper Country Paranormal Investigators founder and lead investigator Lee Ecke had been part of several paranormal investigations with a California group, but she’d never experienced a... more »»

Tools of the Trade: Paranormal investigators deploy special equipment

January 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Copper Country Paranormal Investigators might not use magnetic flux beams or ectoplasmic disintegrators like the original Ghostbusters from the 1984 movie, but the right equipment is... more »»

Public service: Local government makes most impact

January 2, 2016 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The Franklin Township supervisor, clerk and treasurer have chosen not to seek re-election in November, and the terms of the other two trustees on the board end in November, also,... more »»

Teen tech tutors: Athletes help seniors connect with technology

December 31, 2015 BARAGA — As a parent, coach and now athletic director for the Baraga Area Schools, Amy Kraft-Lake knows just how much volunteer effort it takes to keep high school athletic events runnin. more »»

Deer management through hunting involves delicate balance

December 31, 2015 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — State conservation officials at a Dec. 19 town hall meeting discussed issues involved in managing the decline in the deer population over the past few years. more »»

On-campus living at Tech more expensive in 2016-17

December 31, 2015 By GRAHAM JAEHNIG gjaehnig@mininggazette. more »»

Tech president given authority to name facilities

December 31, 2015 By GRAHAM JAEHNIG HOUGHTON — According to Michigan Tech board of trustees policy number 1. more »»

Houghton County Fair holds annual meeting

December 31, 2015 HANCOCK — The Houghton County Fair Board welcomed new board members, discussed entertainment and reflected on the 2015 fair at its annual meeting in December. more »»

KNHP to be featured on ham radio

December 31, 2015 MARQUETTE?— The Keweenaw National Historical Park is taking to the airwaves to kick off the National Park Service Centennial, according to a release from a UP amateur radio group. more »»

Loss of Neil’s means no free cab rides on New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2015 HOUGHTON — In past years, Neil’s Taxi service of Hancock had offered rides home to people free of charge on New Year’s Ev. more »»

Net metering, regional energy bills stalled

December 30, 2015 HOUGHTON — A package of bills that would encourage consumer generation of electricity never gained traction in the Michigan House of Representatives, said state Rep. more »»

Debate delayed: Consumer choice legislation in limbo

December 30, 2015 HOUGHTON — Despite several highly-publicized energy policy proposals and Gov. more »»

Quincy Mine goes solar: Funding from Clean Air Act fine paid by power company

December 30, 2015 HANCOCK — The electric costs for the Quincy Mine Hoist are significant, but the recent installation of a solar panel array is expected to reduce those costs, according to Glenda Bierman. more »»

Quincy Mine to get new wheels

December 30, 2015 HANCOCK — The Quincy Mine Hoist Association gives tours of one of the mine shafts on the site, and currently gasoline-powered trams are used to take visitors down the shaf. more »»

UPPCO, Houghton Police Department warn of scam

December 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Company customers should be aware of scammers, according to a recent releas. more »»



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