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CCISD stories spread across state lines

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Superintendent Stockero shared with the board that two Copper Country stories have made their way to other states and the CCISD had received calls asking about ...

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming virtual meetings

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of ...

Health Department statement regarding epidemic orders

HANCOCK – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has released the following statement regarding Epidemic Orders issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The mission of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is to lead the community toward ...

MI COVID Alert hits nearly half a million downloads in first month

LANSING – A month after its statewide launch, the MI COVID Alert app has reached nearly 500,000 downloads. Today the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB) announced there have been 461,192 downloads of ...

The Keweenaw’s Mont Ripley set to open Dec. 19

RIPLEY — Visitors to the Copper Country seeking winter excitement are eagerly anticipating the opening of Mont Ripley this weekend in Hancock, Michigan. Located in the snowiest city in the Midwest, Mont Ripley announced they will open this Saturday, Dec. 19. Mont Ripley opened in 1934 and ...

MDHHS asks Michiganders to “Mask Up, Mask Right”

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching an initiative to not only get Michiganders to mask up, but to mask right. “The science is now settled: Masks protect others from COVID-19 – and they protect the wearer,” said Robert Gordon, MDHHS ...

National Guard supports vaccination efforts for Michigan

LANSING — The Michigan National Guard received a request from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to support community healthcare organizations with logistical and medical assets for COVID-19 vaccinations across the state. Guard leadership has analyzed its medical assets and ...

Rozsa presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ from Emmy Award winning Manual Cinema

HOUGHTON — In pandemic times, the arts become even more creative: Direct to your home, the Rozsa Center brings an imaginative Christmas Carol blending innovative storytelling, puppetry, cinema, and live performance. Streaming Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 17 to Dec. 20. The Rozsa Center ...

More SOS online, self-service station options coming for customers this spring

Michiganders will soon have more ways to do business with the Secretary of State, including renewing their standard and enhanced driver’s licenses and state identification cards at self-service stations and online. They will also be able to go online to request their own driving records and, ...

Michigan Dam Safety Task Force to meet online Thursday

The Michigan Dam Safety Task Force has scheduled its next public meeting for Thursday, Dec. 17, to discuss draft recommendations it is developing surrounding the Dam Safety Program under the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) as well as the operation, regulation ...

Chassell Township Cemetery adds new green burial sites

CHASSELL — The Chassell Township Cemetery has added more than two dozen new plots dedicated to green burial, the Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance (KGBA) has announced. Five years ago, the cemetery created approximately 40 green grave sites in a secluded, forested area, a response to local ...

Chassell Outdoor Lighting/Decorating Contest results

CHASSELL — Several Chassell residents participated in the Old Fashioned Christmas Outdoor Lighting and Decorating Contest. This year's winners are: - 1st Place: Katie and Jason Tormala, Lower Worham Road - 2nd Place and The Funniest: Tim and Stephanie Wadaga, North Hancock Street - 3rd ...

U.P. Energy Task Force to meet online Tuesday

The U.P. Energy Task Force is to meet online Tuesday, Dec. 15, to discuss potential recommendations on overall U.P. energy issues and alternatives for its report that is to be submitted to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Task Force is to meet beginning at 10 a.m. Its report is due by March 31, ...

More on the Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla scholarships auction

In an effort to not let the COVID pandemic stifle the futures of our youth, the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is continuing its efforts to raise funds to support students who are looking to pursue career technical education after high school. Normally, this silent auction is ...

Chassell Trails Mapping Project a success with KCF grant

HANCOCK — With support from the Keweenaw Community Foundation’s PHF Outdoor Wellness and Recreation Fund Grant, the Chassell Trails Mapping Project was successfully completed. The project supports existing and new trail development in Houghton and surrounding counties by providing users of ...