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National Park Service Final Update for Horne Fire

Isle Royale sent out the official final update on the Horne Fire that started back in August. The final count for the area burned is 335 acres of the national park. Original estimate for the range of the wild fire were over 500 acres. The wild fire started on August …

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Copper Island Academy Purchases Land from County

Correction: Steve Aho is the Principal of Copper Island Academy. His title has been changed to reflect that. The Copper Island Academy will purchase an adjoining parcel of land from the county. At the County Commissioners meeting last night the board approved the purchase of a parcel of land by …

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WUPHD COVID-19 Clinic Moves to Hancock Tomorrow

Throughout the month the Western UP Health Department t has been posting popup vaccine and testing clinics for COVID-19. Tomorrow starting at 8 am in Hancock the health department will have a clinic in collaboration with the national guard. The clinic site will be at, 821 Water Street, Hancock, MI, …

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Calumet Volleyball Falls in Quarters – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School The Calumet High School volleyball team’s long tournament run ended last night, with a 3-2 loss to McBain in the quarterfinals. The Copper Kings lost the first set 21-25, then dominated the second 25-9. Two hard-fought sets followed, with Calumet taking the third 28-26. The Copper Kings had several …

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WUPPDR Releases Economic Strategy

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region commission will release their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy today Tuesday November 16th. From today until December 15th the organization will take public comments about the draft. The document contains a regional overview and data analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats toward …

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Missing Hunter Found in Stanton Township

The Houghton County Sheriff wants to emphasize the importance of leaving a hunting plan with family and friends. Last night at 6:45 pm the sheriff responded to a call about a missing 62 year-old man in Stanton Township. Deputies found out that the man had been dropped off to his …

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WUPHD warns that signs point to more COVID-19 in the community

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department says that it is doing routine wastewater testing in communities across its district to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19. From Bessemer to Copper Harbor, the virus is being found more frequently in feces sampled in those communities. Chief …

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Laurium has a new Planning Commission

Big changes are happening within the Village of Laurium government. Council President John Sullivan says that the Board of Trustees has several young members filled with ideas, energy, and optimism. One of the highlights is that we as a Village Council are relatively young — young in the fact that …

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Houghton Council to consider resolution against rental legislation

At Wednesday’s Houghton City Council meeting, the body is expected to consider a resolution decrying House Bill 4722. The proposed legislation could severely curtail the ability of municipalities to regulate short-term rentals like AirBNB and VRBO properties. It also could threaten to undo recent ordinances aimed at ensuring minimum quality …

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U.P. High School Football Players Honored – Tuesday Sports Wrap

High School The Calumet High School volleyball team faces McBain in the state tournament quarterfinals tonight. The game will be played at 6:00 in Grayling – six hours from Calumet, and one hour from McBain. Coverage will begin at 5:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. North …

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