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League of Women Voters information update

The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country has candidate responses and election information available at VOTE411.org and the local website lwvccmi.org. Print versions of the familiar State and local Voter Guides are being distributed as soon as possible. Look for them in the Daily Mining ...

Floating World: New woodcut prints by Mary Brodbeck at CCCAC

HANCOCK – Mary Brodbeck spends a lot of time looking at, being in, and being on the water. Floating World, her newest body of work is at the Copper Country Community Arts Center this month. Brodbeck explains that her woodblock prints tell stories about places she has explored and revered. As ...

Copper Country Mental Health Oct. meeting

HOUGHTON — Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the October 13, 2020 Copper Country Mental Health – Recipient Rights Advisory Committee meeting will be held virtually through Zoom conferencing.
 Public Participation:
 Members of the public wishing to call in and make a comment over the ...

Drive-thru service

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette The Michigan National Guard and a technician administer a COVID-19 test at a free drive-up testing site at Michigan Technological University Saturday. The Western U.P. Health Department (WUPHD) partnered with the Michigan National Guard for the testing ...

UPPCO comment on Thursday night’s outage

HOUGHTON — Thursday, UPPCO experienced an animal-related event which ultimately caused both distribution and substation equipment failures. Crews worked through the night to restore power and all customers were back as of 5:30 a.m., Oct. 2. Investigations are ongoing to prevent similar events ...

Aspirus further limiting visitors at all locations

Aspirus is re-instating tighter visitor restrictions at its locations across Upper Michigan and Wisconsin to minimize the spread of respiratory infections like COVID-19, influenza, and RSV. Aspirus’ temporary visitor restrictions, which will be fully implemented before the weekend, apply to ...

Free COVID testing at MTU Saturday

HOUGHTON — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community, residents will have an opportunity for free testing Saturday at Michigan Technological University. The free drive-up testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gates Tennis Center at 600 MacInnes Drive. ...

Rising fears being created by extreme behaviors

Editor’s note: This story and image contains language that could be considered inappropriate for some people. HANCOCK — The defacing of a political sign atop the retaining wall on Front Street overlooking the Portage Lake Lift Bridge has caused quite a bit of discussion in the community, ...

Cole’s Creek Road water supply slips through cracks

Drinking water sources are divided into several regulatory categories in Michigan, based on the number of people and the number of days per year the system is in service. The regulation of each type of drinking water supply also varies. Municipality water sources, apartment complexes, and ...

Free COVID-19 testing available Saturday in Houghton

HOUGHTON – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) announces that it has partnered with the Michigan National Guard (MING) to provide a free community wide COVID-19 test site. The drive-thru event will be held this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Gates Tennis ...

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition 2021 Photo Contest now open

Every year, the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition — the UP’s oldest grassroots environmental organization — invites people to help us recognize and share the beauty of our landscape and its inhabitants by entering our Photo Contest. Send us your best shots representing the beautiful ...

Local Voter Guide In preparation

The League of Women Voters popular Voter Guide for the upcoming election will be published in the Daily Mining Gazette in early October. Candidates have been invited to submit a response to the Guide. Another option for voters is to view candidate replies and other information at the website ...

Election update from the City of Hancock

HANCOCK — Ballots for the Nov. 3 election were received Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10:30. Throughout the weekend the City Clerk, Ashley Freeman, worked on preparing the ballots to be mailed on Monday for all the voter’s that had submitted absentee voter applications. At this point we continue to ...

Finlandia curbs activities for a week to stop COVID spread

HANCOCK — Finlandia University announced Monday it would end much of its face-to-face instruction and athletic activities for a week starting Wednesday, making it the latest academic institution to curtail activities in an effort to stop the community spread of COVID-19 in Houghton County. ...

Keweenaw County Hazard Mitigation Plan available for review

The Keweenaw County Office of Emergency Measures and the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) have recently made updates to the Keweenaw County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Hazard mitigation is any action taken before, during or after a disaster to eliminate or reduce the ...

Finlandia Covid-19 Plan Response Update

HANCOCK — The following is a campus-wide message from President Philip Johnson regarding Finlandia's Covid-19 Safe Open Plan response. Dear Finlandia Community, As shared with you last week, we can be very encouraged by our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in ...

Cole’s Creek Road residents still waterless, concerned for COVID-19

For more than 10 days now, several residents of Cole’s Creek Road have had no running water in their homes. “Still in the same boat, no water,” said Sheila Peltier, a 30-year resident on the road. She and her husband have been hauling refillable jugs of water from her ...

Ontonagon School Board working through restrictions

As with school boards all over the western Upper Peninsula, the COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on the students, teachers, administration, and support staff. That was the topic of concern for the Ontonagon Area School District (OASD) Board in their most recent meeting. “OASD has ...