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Adventure Mountain offers winter fun for everyone

Adventure Mountain in Greenland is much more than a ski hill. The hill is enjoyed by riders of sled, tubes and toboggans now that the mechanical equipment of a tow rope, rope tow polls and polley has returned. Over three years and countless hours, Mountain Lions Club volunteers worked ...

Who is Holly Hassel?

HOUGHTON — Even for the select few who make it onto the “Jeopardy!” stage, being picked is usually a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For Holly Hassel, it was twice in a life. Hassel, a Calumet resident and professor and director of composition at Michigan Technological University, ...

‘Having a blast’

HANCOCK — Sledders took to Quincy Green Saturday as part of the city’s annual Community Sledding Party. The hill, always a popular winter destination, was packed with families for the two-hour event. “We’ve got the best sledding hill in the Copper Country,” said Todd Gast, ...

The snow doesn’t need to stop invasive species management

Winter is practically here, and most plants have lost their leaves, woody invasive species, such as Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii), common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), and glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus), can still be managed during the winter months. They may be easier to manage ...

Housewarming party

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Danielle Thoune was part of a circle of more than 20 people celebrating her new house Monday. Like her, many of them helped build it. Thoune and her son Jackson are the latest family to get a home through Copper Country Habitat for Humanity. The group held a ...

Richness of Calumet Conglomerate inspired an explosion of development

Timothy O’Shea arrived at the Calumet mine location in December of 1865. By all accounts the area was a wilderness, except for the clearing in the woods around the site. Edwin J. Hulbert was a civil engineer and surveyor who had worked at the Cliff Mine for several years, where he became ...