Mask mandate tough call, right call


From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “CO2 molecules are small enough to easily pass through mask material. In contrast, the respiratory droplets that carry the virus that causes COVID-19 are much larger than CO2, so they cannot pass as easily through a properly designed ...

Keweenaw Kids Thank you

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Kermit’s Keweenaw Kids Youth Program, we would like to sincerely thank each and every one of our sponsors and golfers who contributed to the 2021 Kermit’s Kids Golf Outing. The event took place at Sandy Pebbles in Ahmeek on July 24th. All proceeds will ...

Omega House thank you

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Houghton/Hancock Lions Club would like to say thank you to all Houghton County residents and all the visitors to our area for their generous donations we collected for Omega House. A special thanks to Econo Foods and Pat’s Foods for allowing us to “fill our truck” ...

Leave the election workers alone — or join them


We’ve read with great concern about ne’er-do-wells upset over the 2020 ballot box results accosting or threatening election workers and municipal clerks around the country. Such actions have increased a yearslong trend of aging election workers — typically volunteers or paid small ...

Fred Dakota was one of a kind, will be greatly missed at KBIC


It’s not often that someone makes a profound and lasting impact on not only what they are doing but what others, perhaps many others, are doing. But that’s what Fred Dakota did during his years in leadership at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. As most in the region are aware, Dakota ...

‘Big Deck’ input meeting

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It was last May that Houghton voters overwhelming passed a ballot initiative asking the city to postpone the sale of waterfront parking deck property until the citizens of Houghton and other stakeholders where able to participate in an open decision-making process exploring ...