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New Truck Will Carry The Load Of Recycling

The ink is barely dry on the contracts between Waste Management and the cities of Houghton and Hancock, but the company is already bringing in help with the heavy lifting. It’s a new Split-Body Rear Load Combination Trash-Recycling Truck. Waste Management Site Manager Scott Reed said, “We can actually pick …

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KBIC Voters OK Casino Project Changes

Voters in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community have approved a proposal to modify the tribe’s anticipated investment in its casinos. Unofficial results from Saturday’s election posted by the KBIC show a 168-107 vote in favor of the latest plan. The language caps spending on the Baraga project at 6.5-million dollars, and the …

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Boyd Shines in Tigers Win – Sunday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. MLB Matt Boyd pitched seven shutout innings, as the Detroit Tigers blanked the Texas Rangers 2-0 Saturday. Boyd gave up just two hits in his longest-ever major league start. Shane Greene pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and Francisco Rodriguez earned his …

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Courtney Mayo Named Baraga Fair Queen

Pelkie – Courtney Mayo was named the 2016 Baraga County Fair Queen Friday evening, on the opening day of the fair. Sarah Dix was selected as first runner-up, and Anna Pietila as second runner-up. In an unusual result, the Miss Congeniality award was shared among all five contestants, with each receiving …

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Copper Country Rock and Mineral Show This Weekend

The annual Copper Country Rock and Mineral Show returns to the Houghton Elementary School this weekend. The event features gems, minerals, rocks, jewelry and historic mining stock certificates from the Keweenaw and around the world. There will be grab bags for kids, and opportunities for them to search for copper …

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