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Strumming in Persian New Year

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Iranian musician Sahba Motalliebi plays Persian classical music on the tar during the celebration of Norooz at Michigan Technological University on March 24. Iranians and other residents of the Copper Country rang in the Persian New Year with music, dancing, ...

‘Skull and Roses’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Skull and Roses” by MaKenna Nuttall, an 11th-grade artist at Hancock High School.

‘Year of the Pig’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Year of the Pig” by Ione Laramore, a sixth-grade artist at Washington Middle School.

‘Robot Dude’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Robot Dude” by Ellie Keranen, a first-grade artist at Dollar Bay Elementary School.

Hancock seeks backup power for Fire Dept.

Hancock is seeking funds to equip the fire hall with an emergency power generator. At the City Council’s regular March meeting, council members unanimously approved applying for a Michigan State Police Hazard Mitigation Grant. The estimated cost of the project is $30,000. The grant would ...

Calumet medical marijuana issue still cloudy

CALUMET — The introduction of a medical marijuana facility ordinance by Trustee Nathan Anderson at the March 19 regular council meeting can almost guarantee a reigniting of the past volatile debate on the issue more than a year ago when a medical marijuana dispensary was closed. The ...

‘Portrait’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Portrait” by Daebwae Chosa, a ninth-grade artist at Baraga Schools.

Ontonagon receives land from old road

The Village Council on Monday approved the transfer of the old M-64 highway and its right-of-way from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to the village. Village manger Joe Erickson said MDOT will transfer this property to the village for transportation purposes. “With the ...

Medical marijuana issue revived in Calumet

of medical marijuana was revived at a March 19 Village Council meeting when Trustee Nathan Anderson presented a draft of a medical marijuana facilities erdinance. “This is just for everybody’s information,” said Anderson, “I’d like to move forward, but I don’t want anybody to be ...

‘Portrait’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Portrait” by Uriah Klein, a sixth-grade artist at Washington Middle School.

‘Chinese New Year Dragon’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Chinese New Year Dragon” by Maev O'Leary, a first-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

UP Health opens Express Care facility in Calumet

UP Health Systems has opened a new Express Care location in Calumet. The location shares 56720 Calumet Avenue with Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center and Rehab and Sports Medicine. The facility is staffed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant and radiology technician. ...

‘Drawing’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Drawing” by Rylan Guibault, a fourth-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

UP state legislators give report of activities to local constituents

HANCOCK — The Michigan Legislature is recessed for the next two weeks, so Upper Peninsula legislators are using the time to talk to some of their constituents. “We’re calling it an in-district work session,” Rep. Greg Markkanen said. “It’s good to be back in Hancock.” About 20 ...

Lake Linden to bid for street equipment

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden is look to upgrade its street equipment after the Village Council on Thursday authorized spending up to $30,000 to buy a used loader-mounted snowblower and a street sweeper in an online auction later this month. Both are expected to come in between $10,000 to ...

Keweenaw County Board approves bid for replacing comm tower

EAGLE RIVER — The project of replacing the condemned communications tower next to the Sheriff’s Department Office moved forward when the Board unanimously approved awarding the contract to Keweenaw Power and Lite, the low bidder, with a bid of $45,850. Two bids were received and opened on ...

Fair introduces young students to scientific method

HOUGHTON — The Twenty-first Annual Western U.P. Science Fair and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Festival held Tuesday introduced budding scientists to the scientific method. The Science Fair held at the Memorial Union Building on the campus of Michigan Technological ...

‘Blue Bird’

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Blue Bird” by Shae Kangas, a fourth-grade artist at CLK Elementary School.

Trustee complains about no info

CALUMET — Trustee Virginia Dwyer lodged a complaint against Village Council President Dave Geisler and administrator Joe Snow for not providing budget information to her and Trustee Joshua Rowe before the budget meeting on Feb. 28. “At our last budget meeting, I filed a complaint that I ...

Ontonagon re-hires Bobula as superintendent

The Ontonagon Area School District Board agreed to a new contract with current superintendent and principal Jim Bobula. While no details were given at Monday’s board meeting, the decision to re-hire Bobula was unanimous. The terms and conditions of the contract are yet to be determined. ...