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Gun Showdown Vow: Sheriff candidate would ‘meet’ feds coming to take guns ‘at county line’

October 22, 2016 ONTONAGON — If ever the Second Amendment is repealed, Dean Utecht declared if he is elected sheriff of Ontonagon County, his department would resist agents of the federal government and “defend the... more »»

Hancock road project gets final touches

October 22, 2016 HANCOCK — Except for a few projects, which will be done in the spring, the reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock will be completed by the end of next week, according to Al... more »»

Conservancy group looking to restore White City lighthouse

October 22, 2016 By Garrett Neese WHITE CITY — Eighty-six steps lead to the top of the Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Ligh. more »»

Mountain Lodge shows September improvement

October 21, 2016 EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge had a good month in September 2016, according to Carl Johnson, accountant, who went over the profit and loss sheets at the regular monthly KML board meeting... more »»

Calumet hires new police chief

October 21, 2016 CALUMET — After months of searching, the village of Calumet has a new chief of police. more »»

CCISD staff member congratulated

October 21, 2016 HANCOCK — The Michigan School Business Officials Board of Directors sent a congratulatory letter to the Copper Country Intermediate School District stating that Loret Roberts has met the requirement... more »»

Sheriff amps up staff, fleet

October 21, 2016 ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala amped up his staff and fleet, and is getting the office’s chimney fixed, after discussing these matters Tuesday with the Ontonagon County Board of... more »»

Hazard cleanup at smelter: Mercury, PCBs removed: KNHP official

October 20, 2016 CALUMET — Cleanup efforts at the former Quincy Smelting Works property in Ripley are continuing with the intention of turning it over to the National Park Service, according to Scott See. more »»

Ontonagon Matters: Village Board president candidates Waldrop, Johnson discuss pressing issues

October 20, 2016 ONTONAGON — Incumbent Village Board President Ken Waldrop and challenger William Johnson discussed concerns going into the Nov. 8 election. more »»

Property manager runs for Stanton supervisor

October 20, 2016 STANTON TOWNSHIP — David Sakari said he is running for Stanton Township supervisor as a way to give back to the communit. more »»

School requests library support from city

October 20, 2016 HANCOCK — Employees of the Hancock Public Schools are trying to improve the district’s library. Two of them came to the Hancock City Council on Wednesday to seek support for improvements. more »»

Project Unify teaches acceptance of peers

October 20, 2016 L’ANSE — L’Anse Area Schools students are learning to be more accepting of their peers, through Project Unify with help from the Copper Country Intermediate School District. more »»

Bringing Back Calumet: Area officials ‘leaning hard’ on state to assist local communities

October 19, 2016 CALUMET — The Calumet Village Board approved a match for a grant to be used for stabilization of two buildings in the village at its regular meeting Tuesda. more »»

He knows the ropes: Osceola supervisor seeking 4th term

October 19, 2016 DOLLAR BAY — Steven Karpiak is seeking his fourth term as supervisor of Osceola Township. Karpiak was first elected in 2004 and is running against challenger Rick Greub. more »»

Vehicle-vs.-deer collisions are up

October 19, 2016 ONTONAGON — Western UP auto body shops could be busier this year due to an increase in vehicle vs. deer accidents. more »»

KNHP superintendent has appreciation for region’s rich history

October 19, 2016 CALUMET — Wyndeth Davis came to the Copper Country as a National Park Service employee three years ago, and fell in love with the place, so when she learned of the opening for superintendent of the... more »»

Justice Dept. to dispatch fewer election observers

October 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials are warning that they will be dispatching fewer specially trained election observers this year as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key... more »»

Job creator investment: SmartZone receives 15-year funding extension

October 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — The MTEC SmartZone received a 15-year tax increment financing and development plan extension covering 2018-19 to 2032-33 at a Monday public hearing and joint council meeting of the cities... more »»

Hancock schools seek library funding assistance from city

October 18, 2016 HANCOCK — Monica Healy will ask for support for the Hancock Public Schools library from the Hancock City Council Wednesday by informing it about the needs of the library and requesting funding... more »»

H-PT gets feedback on parking lot plans

October 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — Some Houghton Elementary School parents will have an additional chance to weigh in on a proposed plan to ease congestion at the school parking lot. more »»



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