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Calumet Theatre Board extends memberships

COVID-19 has kept the Calumet Theatre from functioning as expected in recent years. Turbulence among the operating company that is responsible for upkeep and programming of the historic venue reached a boiling point in recent months. The firing of Executive Director Marlin Lee led to a revolt among several staff …

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Scenes from Community Night Out

The inaugural boat parade at the Community Night Out had a touch of magic in it. Kayaker Travis Peterson won the grand prize for his entry shaped like a dragon. Peterson’s vessel wasn’t the biggest, but the homemade design left a fantastic impression. A video put together by the Keweenaw …

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UP Health holding open house in Calumet today

All are invited to an open house at UP Health System’s Calumet Express Care Clinic Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00. The building is not new, but expanded operations will make it accessible for more people than ever before. Since it opened, the clinic was staffed three days a week, …

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Students Will Need Masks on Buses this Year

Hancock Superintendent Steve Patchin has message for parents across the Copper Country. The first day of school across the state will start Tuesday September 7th. It starts bright and early for many students everywhere. Hancock Superintendent Steve Patchin wants to let parents and kids know there will be some extra …

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WUPHD COVID 19 Report September 1st, 2021

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department have an update on the current status of COVID 19 in the region. All counties in the area have held steady at substantial transmission, beside Gogebic County. As of the September 1st report, the region has seen one death in Houghton county, and 103 …

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Isle Royale’s Horne Fire 75% Contained 9.6.21

Isle Royale’s Horne Fire is 75 percent contained. Park staff are continuing to fight the wildfire that started August 10th with a strike of lightning. The national park has received assistance from the Hiawatha National Forest, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Virginia Department of Forestry. The Horne Fire has …

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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College Calls for Masks on Campus

The Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College will require individuals to wear mask while on campus. The mask mandate encompasses everyone, regardless of vaccination status. And will be applied in the campus’ main buildings, Little Eagles and in OCC’s child care. Masks are available at all entry ways to buildings. Due …

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Lakeshore Center reopening

Michigan Tech provided the following update to its employees who work in the Lakeshore Center in downtown Houghton on the waterfront. The building is reopening on Tuesday and the pier construction nearby is not expected to have any effects on its structural integrity. The center’s dock collapsed late in the …

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Copper Harbor Trails Fest is this Weeknd at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

All of Labor Day weekend mountain bikers will visit the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge for the 28th Annual Copper Harbor Trails Fest. The races start Saturday at 10 am and will go all weekend. Vice President of the Copper Harbor Trails Club, Chris Guibert, said that people may know the festival …

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Isle Royale Horne Fire Update

The Horne fire on Isle Royale is still burning. National Park staff put out an update to the fire’s conditions today. The fire has burned 429 acres in total and is at 45 percent containment. Park staff are beginning to reopen some areas of the park, though much of the …

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