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Outdoors

CHIA presents 2020 season of Performances in The Park

COPPER HARBOR — The Copper Harbor Improvement Association (CHIA) is excited to announce that their summertime entertainment series-CHIA Presents Performances in The Park-is back for the 2020 season. The nine-week Thursday evening performance event begins Thursday, July 2, and runs through ...

Bathing Beach Monitoring Program launches 14th season searching for E.coli

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) are conducting a bathing beach monitoring program of public beaches. This swimming season will be the 14th consecutive year WUPHD will be monitoring selected public beaches. “KBIC is excited to ...

Two week radar outage in July

MARQUETTE — Beginning Monday, July 13th, the KMQT WSR-88D Radar operated by NOAA’s National Weather Service near Marquette, Michigan will be down for approximately two weeks for an important upgrade. Technicians will refurbish and replace the pedestal, one of the most critical components of ...

MDNR: Hot, dry weather boosts fire danger around the state

Weather across Michigan has been great in recent days – mostly warm, sunny and dry. But that means a higher risk of wildfires. Most areas in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula currently are at elevated fire risk, and that is expected to continue through the weekend. The ...

Houghton County Historical Society cancels summer season

The Houghton County Historical Society board has decided, with regret, to cancel our 2020 summer season. To maintain the safety of patrons and staff from the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, we have decided to err on the side of caution, curtailing operations for the foreseeable future. We will ...

Native plant sale this week

HOUGHTON — Gardens can be about more than beauty. They can also nurture bees, birds and butterflies. If you are interested in supporting nature in your own yard, the Wild Ones Keweenaw chapter is making it easy with its safe, online sale, which includes several plant species native to the ...

Coast Guard rescues 10 people from the water in Traverse City

SAULT SAINTE MARIE — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 10 people from the water in Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Michigan, Friday. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center received a distress radio call from a 30-foot vessel that was taking on water. The Coast ...

DB-TC receives funding to improve community and school

Students at T.R. Davis Elementary (Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools) have received funding from the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) and NOAA B-WET to help continue their stewardship work in the community. This funding will allow four different projects to take place:  1. The ...

Good news from L’Anse Lakefront Concerts

The Village of L’Anse/DDA Lakefront concerts will begin its full schedule Thursday, July 2, 7 p.m., featuring Chad Borgen and the Collective. It is felt the park is large enough to facilitate social distancing under the new guidelines from Governor Whitmer. Good music in a beautiful park ...

Potential asbestos exposure removed – safe to resume walking and biking

HUBBELL – The advisory to avoid walking and biking along a 1,000 foot section of M-26 near the C&H Mineral Building in Hubbell has been lifted. It is now safe to resume activity in the right-of way of the highway. In April of 2018, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) ...

Dollar Bay-Tamarack City school graduation

DOLLAR BAY — Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools held its unique 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Dollar Bay Baseball Park. The honored seniors were seated along the fence of the ball field in golf carts and side-by-sides! Families were parked in vehicles ...

First West Nile virus activity of 2020 detected in Michigan

LANSING - The first West Nile virus activity for Michigan in 2020 has been reported in a captive hawk from Lapeer County. Residents are reminded that the best way to protect themselves against West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, is to ...

Turning in tagged fish could net cash reward

People who regularly fish Michigan waters likely are familiar with the state’s marked and tagged fish program. Through assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Great Lakes states, including Michigan, are mass marking popular gamefish (like steelhead, Chinook salmon, Atlantic ...

NPS, Keweenaw National Historical Park award Heritage Grants

CALUMET — The Advisory Commission and National Park Service at Keweenaw National Historical Park are pleased to announce that 17 Keweenaw Heritage Grants have been awarded for projects across Michigan’s historic Copper Country. A total of $124,574.00 was disbursed, with an emphasis on ...