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WUPHD Encourages Radon Testing During January

The first month of the year is National Radon Action Month. During January the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department encourages residents to educate themselves on what radon is, how to test for it, and different mitigation resources. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers contributing to an …

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Copper Dog 150 Organizers Need Help Determining the Featured Artist of 2024

Voting has opened for CopperDog 150’s Featured Artist Program. Sled race organizers received more than 70 individual art submissions from students in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Copper Dog’s board of directors then narrowed that list of unique art down to five candidates after two rounds of voting. The race has …

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A Michigan Tech Student is One of Four Dead in a Washtenaw County Home Explosion

A Michigan Tech student died in a house explosion on Saturday in Washtenaw County. On Saturday a home explosion demolished a home in Northfield Township killing four people and sending two people to the hospital. 22-year-old Kenneth Bragg, a student at Michigan Tech, was with his Arkansas family visiting the …

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Houghton Boys Hit Century Mark in Win Over WIC – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for additional game details. High School Basketball In high school basketball last night… In girls action…• Houghton got past Iron Mountain 55-47. Danica Ryynanen had 24 points for the Gremlins, and Eva Gerard added 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.• Calumet stopped Ontonagon 55-32. The …

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Welcoming the Newest Resident of the Copper Country

A new year, a new beginning, and a new resident added to the community of the Copper Country. Born this morning at 9:06 am, Rylo Jameson Allen is the first child born in the Copper Country in 2024. Rylo joins the loving family of Grant and Emily Allen. Grant and …

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Lake Superior State University Releases the List of Banned Words for 2024

At the end of the day, it’s your choice to continue an obsession with Lake Superior State University’s list of impactful and hacky words that should be banned in 2024. Since the 1970’s LSSU has proudly unveiled the list of Banished Words. The list has regularly been comprised of words …

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Light Start to Winter Totals Close to 26 Inches of Snow

Waking up this morning there’s a hint that winter is in the upper peninsula. The region’s typical snowfall can begin in October and begin to ramp up during December. But the 2023 and 2024 winter so far… has seen about 25.5 inches of snow during the past three months. Looking …

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BHK Child Development Celebrates 50 Years in the Copper Country in 2024

2024 will be a big year for Baraga Houghton Keweenaw Child Development. 2024 marks the organization’s 50th anniversary. Commemorating five decades of dedication to empowering families and nurturing futures. In 1974 BHK was established as a dynamic multifaceted human services organization focused on influencing the lives of children and families …

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Houghton Drops the Chook for New Year’s Eve

“Three, two, one, Happy New Year!” – Crowd gathered at the Houghton Waterfront Pier Over the weekend communities around the globe ring in the new year with festive traditions and fun ornaments. Even Houghton got in on the fun. For the first time, the City of Houghton held a New …

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U-M Wins Rose Bowl, Heads to Title Game – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for additional game details. High School Basketball The high school basketball schedule resumes tonight. In girls action…• Houghton travels to Iron Mountain.• Calumet tips off at Ontonagon. Coverage will begin around 7:00 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.• L’Anse welcomes North Dickinson. …

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