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Local Players Dominate WestPAC All-Conference Volleyball Squad

Calumet setter Laina Kariniemi has been named WestPAC Volleyball Player of the Year. In her senior season, Kariniemi set a new school career assist record. Calumet’s Kate Bonacorsi was honored as WestPAC Coach of the Year, after leading the Copper Kings to an unbeaten match play record, and a conference …

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Calumet Celebrates Halloween with Trunk-or-Treating on Fifth Street and More

Plenty of small towns are gearing up for a great end to a fantastic October, with Halloween just around the corner. This weekend there are a few great haunts to check out. And plenty of houses to visit for trick or treating. But in the Calumet area this weekend, kids …

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Law Enforcement Confirms Spectrum Contractors are Working in the Region

Local law enforcement officials have confirmed that Charter Spectrum does have contractors working in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The company has hired a team of third-party contractors in the region to do mapping of the area for potential fiber optics installations in the future. Earlier in the week the village of …

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Michigan Tech Students Get Creative to Immerse Audiences in Scares at the haunted Smelter Tours

Those who enjoy the spooky season will choose to get scared at the haunted smelter tours starting tonight. Behind the scenes are Michigan Tech students who have been putting in hours’ worth of work to set to the stage. The entertaining scares each year are brought to the community by …

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Houghton Will Take More Time to Consider Street Light Installations

City officials will continue to talk with West Houghton residents about potentially installing street lights in the neighborhood. The city had recently received survey responses from residents in the area at its last council meeting. Some residents in attendance pointed out that residents walking in the evening and early morning …

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Former Michigan Tech University President Dale F. Stein Passes Away

A former president of Michigan Technological University has passed away. Former University President, Dale Stein passed away on October 9th, in Tucson, Arizona. Stein led the university from 1979 until his retirement in 1991. Before his presidency at Michigan Tech, Stein headed up the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and was …

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Local Cross Country Teams, Runners Honored – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for additional game details. High School The regular high school volleyball season wraps up tonight…• Houghton entertains Kingsford. Because of a programming conflict, coverage will begin around 6:10 on KBear 102.3.• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City plays at Lake Linden-Hubbell.• Chassell hosts Watersmeet. Calumet High School football …

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Copper Shores Community Health Foundation Partners with Feeding America to Bring a Mobile Food Pantry to the Area in November

The Copper Shores Community Health Foundation and Feeding America West Michigan have helped more than 300 families in the western upper peninsula secure access to healthy food through a mobile food pantry program. The two groups have been working together for a few years now, since 2020, to bring free …

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Annual Overnight Parking Bans Begin Next Week

Local city leadership wants to provide an important reminder to the area before the snow starts piling up in the streets. Starting next Wednesday, residents will not park on the streets overnight. The annual all-night parking bans found around downtown sectors and in residential areas begin November 1st and end …

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Calumet’s Bjorn Honored as WestPAC Copper Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Calumet High School football standout Alan Bjorn has been named co-Defensive Player of the Year in the WestPAC Copper Division. Bjorn shared the honor with Kingsford’s Noah Johnson. Eli Rouse of the Flivvers was selected as Offensive Player of the Year. Gladstone’s Vinnie Howes was named Lineman of the Year. …

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