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Copper Country pollinators — they come buzzing

May 30, 2014 This column will stray from its mostly fishy nature, but will be of interest to wild berry pickers, hunters and anglers, as the production of wild fruit is important socially, economically and... more »»

Grant helps ski club replace bridge at Maasto Hiihto

May 23, 2014 L’ANSE — The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club to help replace the bridge on River Trail, which follows Swedetown Creek in Hancock and is part of... more »»

American eels — a slippery subject

May 23, 2014 In a recent column about fish migrations, the American eel, scientifically called Angullia rostrata, was mentioned for its long distance movement and direction of travel. more »»

KBIC members harvest eight walleye via spearing

May 16, 2014 CHASSELL?— The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Portage Lake special quota walleye spearing season opened the night of May 8. According to tribal President Donald Shalifoe, Sr. more »»

Five senses for spring and mysteries of flowing water/Dan Schneider

May 16, 2014 It’s a good old railroad grade between Hancock and Lake Linden. A lot to see along that old road. There is the Quincy Smelter in Ripley with its fresh corrugated cladding. more »»

Watching for wildflowers as spring springs/Brian Hess

May 9, 2014 It’s been kind of a long, grueling winter this year in my book. We didn’t break any snowfall records, at least not yet, but according to we received 338.5 inches of snow this winte. more »»

The winter that keeps giving and giving/Tom Rozich

April 25, 2014 The winter of 2013-14 has been long and harsh, as witnessed by the foot-plus of mid-April snow we received last week. more »»

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 »»



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