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Youth Program Grants Awarded

The Youth Advisory Council of the Keweenaw Community Foundation has awarded $33,650 to 12 local organizations. The money comes from the Youth Endowment Fund, and will support projects that benefit youth in grades 6-12 in Houghton and Keweenaw counties.  The 12 grant recipients are:  Simple Kindness for Youth, to assist …

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Houghton DDA Facade Grants Announced

The City of Houghton has awarded $30,000 in grants to help 10 downtown businesses upgrade their appearances. The money comes from the Downtown Development Authority, and is double what is usually awarded. No grants were given out last year, because of the Father’s Day Flood, so that money was added …

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K.I. Sawyer Receives Snow Removal Equipment Grant

K.I. Sawyer International Airport will be getting some new snow removal equipment, with help from the federal government. The $678,150 U.S. Department of Transportation Airport Infrastructure Grant was one of 264 awarded nationwide. Other airports in Michigan that received support include Bishop International Airport in Flint, the MBS International Airport …

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Calumet Theatre Seeks Volunteers

The Calumet Theatre is looking to expand its base of volunteers. Executive Director Marlin Lee says there are lots of jobs that need to be filled… Lee says volunteers are essential in keeping the theatre open… You can find out more at an open house tonight at 7:00 at the …

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Houghton’s New Solid Waste Ordinance Delayed

A proposed revision of the City of Houghton’s Solid Waste ordinance did not advance at last night’s City Council meeting, because of a point raised during the public hearing. A citizen asked if something could be done to prevent the mess caused when bagged trash is placed at the curb …

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Houghton Updates Rental Code

The City of Houghton has revised its rental housing ordinance. At last night’s council meeting, City manager Eric Waara said that the new rules will streamline the licensing process by allowing the Zoning Administrator to grant a license to a conforming property, instead of requiring that all licenses be issued …

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Houghton Council to Consider Two Ordinances

The Houghton City Council will hold two public hearings on proposed new ordinances at tonight’s meeting at the City Center. Ordinance 298 updates rental property licensing and inspection in the city. Ordinance 299 updates the city’s solid waste and recycling policies. The council is scheduled to vote on both ordinances …

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Blood Donations Needed Urgently

Donate Blood

The U.P. Regional Blood Center has issued an urgent call for blood donations. The Center’s web page indicates that supplies of A+, A-, B+, B-, O+ and O- are critically low. Blood donations tend to fall off during the busy summer months, while the need often increases. Giving blood is …

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