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City of Houghton and Regional Snowmobile Clubs Need More Snow Before the Lift Bridge is Ready for the Season

Snowmobilers will need to change plans for what was expected to be the start of the recreation season. Typically starting around mid to late December, the Upper Peninsula’s snowmobile season is off to a rocky start with a lack of snowfall in the region. The city of Houghton has received …

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Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Prepares for A Delicious Christmas Dinner

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly have less than a week to put the final touches on organizing another fantastic holiday dinner this Christmas. Next Monday the non-profit serving seniors in the Copper Country will serve more than 1,000 meals throughout five counties. Seniors should expect a full meal and …

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Five L’Anse Students Place 2nd at the Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge

Five L’Anse students recently placed 2nd in the state at the Women of Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan’s Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge. Students Amelia Knapp, Juliet Knapp, Hannah Wilson, Addy Snyder, and Genevieve Cadeau teamed up to create a unique solution for cleaning up the Great Lakes’ beaches. The …

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Houghton Boys Stifle Copper Kings – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for additional game details. High School In boys basketball last evening…• Houghton shut down Calumet 58-21. The Gremlins defense held the Copper Kings to just eight second-half points. Luke Hill poured in 33 points for Houghton. Blake Tarvis led the Kings with nine. Hear the …

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Missing Houghton County Man Found, Deceased

UPDATE: The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department reports that a Painesdale man who was reported missing has been found dead. The body of 80-year-old Francis Destrampe of Painesdale was located in Baraga County. No other details have been released. The Baraga County Sheriff’s Department, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the …

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Former Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Wayne Gersie Returning to Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University will bring back a familiar face to lead the campus’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion. After the recent promotion of Kelli Raffaelli to Dean of Student Affairs, Michigan Tech sought the help of former Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Wayne Gersie. Gersie had left Michigan Tech …

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GS Engineering Awarded $1.5 Million Small Business Innovation Research Contract with the U.S. Marine Corps

GS Engineering was recently awarded a 1.5 million dollar Small Business Innovation Research contract with the United States Marine Corps. GS Engineering in Houghton will further develop its unmanned platform, Remote Expeditionary Autonomous Pioneer System (REAPr). The system works as a sort of Swiss army knife for the Marine Corps …

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Sheriff Joseph Brogan Endorses Burt Mason in the 109th District

Baraga County Sheriff Joseph Brogan gives support to the 109th District Republic and candidate Burt Mason. Mason announced his intent to run for the 109th house seat as a republican candidate in November. Yesterday Sheriff Brogan gave his official endorsement of Mason, believing he will be a strong voice in …

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Packers Fall to Buccaneers – Monday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for additional game details. High School In boys basketball this evening…• Houghton plays at Calumet. Coverage will begin around 7:00 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. On the girls schedule…• Calumet travels to Negaunee. In a girls-boys doubleheader…• Ewen-Trout Creek entertains Bessemer. …

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One New Member to Join KBIC Council

One new member will join three incumbents who were returned to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council in Saturday’s general election. Unofficial results posted by the KBIC indicate that current council President Doreen Blaker and Assistant Secretary Robert “RD” Curtis won reelection in the Baraga District, with 331 and …

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