Opinion

Cherrypicking Scripture

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent writer to the Mining Gazette wrote “Don’t be afraid to ask questions.” OK, then ask whether the Bible comes from some deity or whether it is just manmade. Fundamentalists love to quote the Bible. However, they quote their favorite passages and ignore the ...

Wind farm vote is about money plus much more

Editorial

“It’s not about the money.” Defenders of a principle or cause they believe in often use that phrase in making their case. In the case of the Summit Lake wind farm, which is in effect facing an up-or-down referendum to be determined May 7 by the voters of L’Anse, it is about the money ...

Great horned owls take up residence at Jutila Center

Columns

Copper Country Audubon installed a Peregrine falcon nest box on the Finlandia Jutila Center in the spring of 2015 to provide the Portage Lake Lift Bridge falcons with an alternate nest site when the Michigan Department of Transportation was doing work on the bridge. The falcons totally ignored ...

Don’t let left take over our country

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent article I read revealed a growing effort on the part of the left and some in the establishment — yes, Republican politicians — to eliminate the death penalty. Let that sink in for a moment. They would like to spare the lives of those who are convicted murderers ...

4-H appreciates plat book sellers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Houghton/Keweenaw 4-H sincerely thanks the following vendors who sell our 2018 plat books: Keweenaw Tourism Council, Keweenaw County clerk, Northwoods Sporting Goods, The Bookworm, Houghton Coounty register of deeds and the MSU Extension office. Plat book sales account for ...

Accusations can destroy lives

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Reading letters to the editor March 9 and 23 regarding falsely accused made made stop and think. “Do any of us really know how close we are to being falsely accused of sexual abuse?” Are any of you a mom, dad, teacher, grandparent, step-parent, brother, sister, niece, ...

Career success depends on support network portability

Columns

For more than 10 years, Alex had worked his way up to be a supervisor at a Walmart distribution center. He managed the evening shift of several hundred employees, worked directly with buyers, district managers, store leaders and trucking companies, plus many more key players. The relationships ...

Club holds After Holiday party

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Keweenaw ATV Club's officers Daryl St.John, Kitty Beleck, Julie Karvonen and Mike McMahon would like to say thank you to all of those who helped make our After Holiday Party and membership drive a huge success again this year. We had about 140 members attend. We would ...

College, career fair is success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On March 12, TRIO Pre-College Programs hosted a College and Career Fair for local ninth-grade students. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the schools, presenters and sponsors who made the event a success. First, we would like to thank the administrations of ...

CopperDog race is unique team effort

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to thank the Keweenaw communities for their part in another outstanding CopperDog sled dog race. The welcome we receive as mushers is like no other. The CopperDog is a top-notch event and is our favorite race to participate in. The love the Keweenaw has for dog ...

Another successful STEM Festival

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We are writing to thank the many people who made it possible to conduct the 21st annual Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair and STEM Festival that took place on March 19 at Michigan Tech, coordinated by the Western UP STEM Network and MTU Center for Science & Environmental ...

Support for mite tournament

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Over the weekend of Jan. 25, the Calumet Hockey Association hosted the 44th annual Mite Tournament. The frigid temps didn’t stop any of the teams or fans from coming out for a great weekend of hockey. Without the support of many local businesses and our community, our ...

Colosseum more than hockey rink

Columns

EDITOR'S NOTE: This editorial has been corrected in listing Calumet's Albert Joseph Smith and Oscar Johnson of Foster City as the only two Upper Peninsula natives who received the Medal of Honor. That Calumet is Hockeyville is not exactly breaking news in the Copper Country, but it is news ...

Hancock citizens need to engage

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to register my concern with how Hancock Middle and High School Principal Ezekiel Ohan’s contract renewal is being handled by the Hancock School Board. From the data on school achievement that has been received from the state of Michigan (published in the paper), ...

Prepare your child for standardized testing at home

Columns

State standardized assessments are required under both state and federal law, to ensure all children are learning and receiving a high-quality education. State assessments are “summative,” meaning they measure what students are expected to know and be able to do at specific grade levels ...

Great teachers deserve award

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Those who dedicate their life’s work to educating students are selfless and under appreciated. As a former teacher, I know the work of an educator doesn’t end after the final bell rings each day. Teachers work round the clock, volunteer their time to assist with after-school ...

Sexual violence leaves scars

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. There are many types of sexual assault, some of which involve physical violence and some of which involve coercion (threats of what will happen if you don’t comply with the request for sex) and some of which involve ...

Compassion from Good Samaritan

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the late Bonnie Smith, we would like to thank the compassionate staff at Keweenaw Aspirus, Wausau Aspirus, and the Omega House. In mid-February, Bonnie fell while crossing the 100 block of Quincy Street in Hancock and was aided by a kind stranger in a black truck ...

Jesus is word that became flesh

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to: “God is father; Jesus is son” by Robert Kehtola, I studied the subject: “Is Jesus God or in rank, only the son of God the father?” After a long exhausting study years ago, I just couldn’t get past John 1:1 and 1:14. I studied the Greek English parallel ...

Oppose Great Lakes budget cut

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Our president wants to cut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 90 percent? We Great Lakes states (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin) need to fight tooth-and-nail to keep this federal funding to protect the water we drink, the air we breath and the health of the ...