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Letters to the Editor

Oregon can have our wolves

To the editor:Last week I saw a letter to our editor from another non-Michigander (Oregon) complaining about our wolf hunt. The letter contained the usual laments, and that the wolf occupies only 5 percent of its appropriate habitat. Well, a recent statistic I saw was nearly 4000 wolves in the ...

Problem with Judith’s letter

To the editor:I have a few problems with some of the facts that Judith from Oregon shares with us to explain why she is shocked that wolf hunting is used as a management tool. First of all, it may be possible that thousands of years ago European farmers found ways to protect their livestock ...

LLF offers grants for teachers

To the editor:Given the numerous cuts in public funding to education, there is a necessary reliance on other funding for Michigan educators and schools.Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan offers assistance to K-12 teachers and administrators to obtain professional development through a variety of ...

C.A.P.E. offers thanks for festival

To the editor:The fundraising committee for the Community Alliance for Progressive Education (C.A.P.E) would like to thank our community for its support for our Fall Harvest Festival held at LaRose Wellness Retreat on Saturday October 19th. The family orientated event was very successful. Kids, ...

HCMCF filled an important need

To the editor:There are some times in life when your family just can't take care of all your needs. When a tragedy like this happens, people at Houghton County Medical Care Facility step in and become your family. They cook for you, they make sure you wear clean clothes every day, and meet ...

Republicans and evolution

To the editor:Over the last decade, we've witnessed the transformation of the Republican Party from a moderate political party with a diverse base into a Christianity-dominated party of white evangelical zealots who attempt to force-feed us school prayer, aggressive proselytizing, and ...

Wrong things were cut

To the editor:The federal food stamp/SNAP program has been cut by $5 billion, leaving 47 million poor people - half of whom are children - 16 fewer "thrifty" meals each month per household of three.Meanwhile, in sprawling mansions so huge that they can be seen from space, billionaires enjoy ...

Smoking ban an insult to vets

To the editor:I salute all Michigan newspapers that paid tribute to veterans on this past Veterans Day.I am retired military and a member of five veterans' organizations. But the silence from Lansing was deafening.Could it be that any thanks from Governor Snyder and the state legislature would ...

Please support United Way

To the editor:According to the most recent Domestic Violence Counts Summary, a one-day, unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the U.S conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, 64,324 domestic violence victims were served in one day ...

In response to the Art Affair

To the editor:The article on the "Keweenaw Art Affair" of November 8, while describing a positive subject, hints obliquely at problems with how the field of the plastic arts is perceived by almost everyone, problems taboo to speak about, but that are, perhaps, not even thought about.Positive ...

Are we in The Twilight Zone?

To the editor:Sometimes I think our government is living in the "Twilight Zone." Remember the TV Show? In one episode a man kept living a horrible day over and over again; he had died and was in "Hell."Our government is slowly taking this country; "To Hell in a hand basket"? Why even have a ...

Halloween drive a big success

To the editor:Many thanks to our faithful blood donors and local businesses who helped to make our Halloween Blood Drive a success. We appreciate you support and concern for others in our community.72 pints of blood were donated during our 2-week promotion.These donations support 14 local ...

Thanks for help at Oktoberfest

To the editor:The Copper Country Elks held an Oktoberfest fundraiser on October 25th at the lodge in Calumet. This was an event to honor our our past member Jack Forsberg and to raise funds for our handicapped access to the lodge. This has been a personal goal of mine since 2009.Thanks to ...

Stanton FD says thank you

To the editor:The Stanton Township Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the following for their help at the Dunstan barn fire on November 6th: Adams Township Fire Department, Hurontown Fire Department, Quincy-Franklin/Boston Fire Department, Mercy Ambulance for being on stand-by, ...

Appreciation from LBFE

To the editor:On behalf of our local Board of Directors, volunteers and elderly friends, we want to thank Lambda Chi Fraternity, The Daily Mining Gazette, and the community for your support during the fraternity's canned food drive held for Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. The fraternity ...

Hunting should not be a tool

To the editor:I am shocked at the use of hunting as a management tool. In Oregon where I live, non lethal methods are used, as they have been for thousands of years in France, Spain and Italy to prevent predation. Your article doesn't mention exactly what conflict you are countering. The NRC's ...

Wolf hunts don’t address problem

To the editor:The Wolf Plan is the wildlife management equivalent of trying to put lipstick on a pig. No matter how they dress it up, it's still a pig.According to the apparachiks in the DNR, they will only consider public wolf hunts for conflict resolution, not for recreation. I guess they ...

Not a fan of angle parking

To the editor:Ditto to "Angle parking has to go" from your 'Letters to the Editor' dated Oct. 25, 2013.As a retired General Motors employee who has traveled throughout this great country for General Motors contacting GM dealerships, I have been in literally hundreds, if not thousands, of big ...

White House arrogance omitted

To the editor:I appreciate the November 11, front page coverage given to the White House's omission of the U.P. on its U.S. map. However, the DMG failed to include the White House's reply to Congressman Benishek's remarks. Regional Communications Director Keith Maley reportedly responded, ...

Thanks for help with blood drive

To the editor:On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank the following people and organizations for hosting a blood drive in the month of October:Sharon Chartier from Houghton County Medical Care Facility and Mia Moilanen from Michigan Tech Federal Credit Union. As a ...