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Houghton Deals With Winter Problems

Winter arrived in the area all of sudden this past week, but the City of Houghton has fully implemented plans to battle it.  City manager Eric Waara reported at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting that city crews have been kept busy clearing the streets. In preparation for the upcoming Michigan …

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Pistons Beat Mavericks – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. High School In high school hockey tonight (weather permitting)… – Calumet entertains Kingsford. – Hancock hosts Marquette. Our pregame coverage will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Houghton forward Dawson McKay has been named as the LTU Michigan High …

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Blizzard Keeping Towing Companies Busy

It’s not even officially winter yet, but tell that to the folks in the Copper Country who have been dealing with a harsh blizzard this week.   It’s cold, it’s windy, it’s snowy and they tell you not to go out in it. But even so, many people still hit …

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Hebner Promoted To Houghton County Jail Administrator

The Houghton County Jail has a new Administrator–that announcement coming from Sheriff Brian McLean, who says Corrections Officer Doug Hebner has been promoted to the position. Hebner has served with the Houghton County Sheriff’s Officer for almost 20 years as a corrections officer. He also has worked many seasons as …

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Third Suspect In Northwoods Break-In Arrested

A third suspect has been arrested in connection to a break-in at a store in Hancock. Officers from the Hancock Police Department say the third and final suspect was taken into custody without incident around 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. The suspect is charged with breaking and entering with intent and …

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Options For Calumet’s Future Discussed

The Villages of Calumet and Laurium and Calumet Township all have highlights and their own challenges. Dwindling populations and median household incomes well below the state average–especially in Calumet Village–have reduced the availability of services to residents over the years. A team from Michigan Tech’s Department of Social Sciences has …

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Keep Fire Safety in Mind This Holiday Season

Be fire smart as you decorate your homes and entertain this holiday season. The holidays are a peak time for home fires caused by Christmas tree and candle fires. “Christmas tree fires can turn deadly within seconds, allowing you little time to escape a potentially deadly fire. According to the …

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MDOT Plow Data Drives Faster Snow And Ice Removal

Connected vehicle technology is helping MDOT clear snow and ice from roadways faster — making winter a little easier for drivers and saving taxpayers money. MDOT started installing GPS-based automatic vehicle location (AVL) devices on its winter road maintenance equipment in 2013. These systems report where each truck is, and …

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