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Swift changes: seasons and colors

March 20, 2015 Tuesday night I went out skiing along the Torch Lake shore, out on the old sand bank the stamp mills and the regrinding mills left behind. more »»

Rules change for snowmobiles in National Forests

March 13, 2015 CALUMET — If you enjoy snowmobiling on state forest lands, a new regulation may mean a change in your route. According to the Jan. more »»

As thaw begins, so does sap run

March 13, 2015 The temperature finally broke 32 degrees since, I can’t remember, was it Halloween? The snowbanks are starting to shrink during the day and you can hear water dripping off the buildings and trees. more »»

Ripley racers roll at regional championship

February 27, 2015 RIPLEY — Three members of the Mont Ripley Racing Team, Jenna Stein (15), Allyson Fenton (14) and Katherine Jarvis (14), competed at Marquette Mountain in the USSA/Central Division U14 and U16... more »»

Kaurala a contender for King of the Hill at Caspian climb

February 27, 2015 CASPIAN — Snowmobile hillclimbers from three states met at this past Saturday's Mid America Championship Hillclimb. more »»

Grayling a relic of fishing days gone by

February 27, 2015 There once was a fish called the Michigan grayling; Whose numbers through human activities began failing; Lumberjacks, fishermen, and others were affecting their population; Fisheries biologists... more »»

Ski Tigers finish first at frigid state meet

February 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — With temperatures hovering around zero and wind chills as low as minus-30, the Copper Country Ski Tigers Nordic ski team braved the elements to compete against several other teams from... more »»

Snow sculptures remain after Winter Carnival

February 20, 2015 By now the Winter Carnival statues in Houghton and Hancock are starting to get a little long in the tooth. more »»

This weekend is Winter Free Fishing Weekend

February 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering its winter free fishing weekend this weekend, with no fishing license required for anglers testing their skills against the... more »»

LaCosse puts the power down in Sagola drag races

February 13, 2015 SAGOLA — Champion is more than just where Matt LaCosse calls home, it is a title he has had at many snowmobile drag races over the year. more »»

Hardy birds band together to get through winter

February 13, 2015 I’ve often wondered how the birds that stick around endure the winter. A friend recently piqued my interest on this subject so I decided to do a little research. more »»

Colorado skier wins Noquemanon marathon

January 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — A bitterly cold wind may have slowed down other skiers Saturday, but not Colorado’s Tad Elliott. more »»

Wolf management discussed at State Senate teleconference

January 30, 2015 MANISTIQUE — The Upper Peninsula and Lansing were a little closer Wednesday afternoon as U.P. more »»

Delong leads rampant Ski Tigers

January 23, 2015 CABLE, Wis. - On one of the toughest courses in the Midwest, the Copper Country Ski Tigers race team represented well in the Midwest/Great Lakes Junior National Qualifier this weekend. more »»

Buschell blazes at Ontonagon Snow Drags

January 16, 2015 ONTONAGON — Lake Linden's Jerry Buschell won the Top Gun Feature at Saturday's Ontonagon County Economic Partnership (OCEP) Upper Peninsula Snow Drag Championship. more »»

Riding frozen waves

January 16, 2015 In the 2001 documentary film “Dogtown & Z-Boys,” about the birth of skateboarding culture in Venice Beach, California, in the late 1970s, former members of the Zephyr competition skateboarding team... more »»

Ripley racing girls shine at regional ski meet

January 9, 2015 RIPLEY — The Mont Ripley Race Team was well represented in the U16 (ages 14 and 15) age group as the hill hosted a series of United States Ski and Snowboard Association — Region 2 Central Division... more »»

Historically poor 2014 deer season big part of year outdoors

January 2, 2015 HOUGHTON — The year 2014 outdoors featured lawsuits, regulation changes and ballot initiatives but when all was said and done, the most memorable part was a historically poor firearm deer seaso. more »»

One elk of a hunter

December 26, 2014 more »»

Proposed rules boost coaster brook trout

December 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — New restrictions on trout fishing along the lower reaches of eight streams in Marquette and Baraga counties are being proposed to try to help revitalize coaster brook trout populations i... more »»



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