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New Day & Time For Treat Street

Treat Street in downtown Houghton is going to be a little different this year. The 8th annual event will still feature many of the businesses passing out candy and the haunted house at the city center. But instead of being on Friday, the event has been moved to Saturday. Lt. …

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Houghton Considers Creating Redevelopment Ready District

The City of Houghton is considering establishing a new zoning district. On Tuesday, the Planning Commission decided to recommend the creation a Redevelopment Ready District. The R-4 zoning designation would be for areas where redevelopment could occur to renovate or replace existing buildings. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said the …

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Houghton Prepares For Saturday’s Treat Street

The City of Houghton is making preparations for this weekend’s Treat Street. The 8th annual downtown Trick-or-Treating event brings roughly 2,000 kids to visit merchants along Shelden Avenue and tour the City Center’s haunted house. The event, which traditionally has been held on Friday nights, has been moved to Saturday. …

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Houghton’s Fire Insurance Rating Upgraded

The City of Houghton is getting high marks from the agency that sets their Fire Insurance Rating. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said the Insurance Services Office said the city’s Public Protection Classification was upgraded from a 6 to a 5. Waara said that rating is used to determine fire insurance …

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Houghton Abandons Red Oak Lane

The City of Houghton is proceeding with the abandonment of Red Oak Lane, an undeveloped road within the subdivision project in West Houghton. By formally abandoning the seventy-foot wide right-of-way, including a sixty-foot radius cul-de-sac, the road can be realigned to fit the layout of the subdivision. A public hearing …

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Pistons Drop NBA Opener – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. High School The regular high school volleyball season wraps up tonight… – Lake Linden-Hubbell and Ewen-Trout Creek play in a triangular at Dollar Bay. – Baraga and Wakefield-Marenisco play in a triangular at Chassell. – L’Anse travels to Ontonagon. MTU The …

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Calumet Dominates WestPAC Volleyball All-Stars

Calumet swept all three major awards, as the Western Peninsula Athletic Conference All-Star Volleyball Team was announced this afternoon. Hailey Wickstrom was named Player of the Year. Amber Johnson received Defensive Player of the Year honors. Lisa Twardzik was named Coach of the Year. Calumet and Houghton finished in a first-place tie in …

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