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Houghton City Council August 25th, 2021

The city of Houghton held their council meeting last night. The council would first hear from the public about two proposed ordinances. The proposed ordinance 322 will clean up language for areas zoned r-3 in conjunction with the city’s new master plan. And ordinance 323 will rezone lots on College …

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Seven candidates to interview for sheriff position

Houghton County’s Appointment Committee met Wednesday, revealing seven potential replacements for the open sheriff position. All have prior law enforcement experience, and several have served in the department at one time. The three member hiring panel consists of Prosecuting Attorney Brittany Bulleit, Probate Judge Fraser Strome, and Clerk Jennifer Kelly. …

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Loukus to Play in OHL – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night…• Lake Linden-Hubbell swept Chassell 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-13). In volleyball tonight…• Houghton plays at Ishpeming.• Ewen-Trout Creek travels to Ironwood. The high school football season opens tonight, as Lake Linden-Hubbell faces the Gogebic Miners in Wakefield. Keweenaw Report Sports is the voice …

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Omega House benefits from Canal Run

The Canal Run Gives Back program proudly presented proceeds from this year’s event to the Omega House on Tuesday. The facility received $5,000. Since 2017, the program has now put $15,000 into nonprofits that serve Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties. “Omega House is a beloved organization whose impact goes …

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KISMA hosting orientation event

The Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area is one of 21 in the State of Michigan tasked with keeping out unwanted, non-native plants. It is unique in that its fiduciary partner is a university, in this case Michigan Tech, and its coordinator is a professor with extensive experience in the field. …

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City of Houghton Planning Commission Aug 24, 2021

Last night the Planning Commission approved to refer a special use permit to the City Council. The special land use permit would allow for an adult use cannabis store to open on Ridge Street, previously the site for the Bamboo Restaurant.  The Planning Commission would also hear a report from …

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Calumet conducting interviews for new manager

The Village of Calumet is conducting the second round of its hiring process as it looks for a new manager this week. Stang Decision Systems pulled together nine candidates, winnowing it down to four for Zoom interviews that began on Tuesday. Stang’s Jody Johnson moderated the sessions for two candidates …

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Geshel leaving Portage Lake District Library

Dillon Geshel says that if you had asked him a couple months ago, he would have told you he planned to be at the Portage Lake District Library forever. Instead, the one-time page and fixture of the organization is helping to plan a transition of leadership, as he prepares to …

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Houghton pleased with census count

Few Upper Peninsula cities can say they grew last decade, and even fewer can say the rate was a healthy eight percent. Houghton Manager Eric Waara says he is pleased about the results released by the Census Bureau earlier this month. County and municipal officials put together a great game …

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Long-term care facilities wary of new CMS mandate

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is threatening to pull federal funding from long-term care facilities if all employees are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Canal View – Houghton County is a fairly representative organization for the area at large, and Administrator Kim Salmi says their rate is …

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