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Long Exposure Author, Joe Kirkish Presentation at Portage Lake District Library Tonight

One of the Copper Country’s many living legends will be at the Portage Lake District Library tonight to talk about his recent book, Long Exposure. Join Joe Kirkish and the library tonight, as he discusses his adventure-filled quest for identity and independence outside the Upper Peninsula. And his eventual return …

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Bill Nicholas Trail Temporarily Closed

A section of the Bill Nicholas trail between Painesdale and South Range is temporarily closed according to the Keweenaw ATV Club. There is no re-route at this time. The trail is closed in order to protect a water main located near the trail, that could become damaged due to the …

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Waara Contract Extended – Houghton City Council Report

Eric Waara will continue as Houghton’s city manager. At last night’s meeting, city council members extended his contract for two years. It had been set to expire in June. Waara will receive the same three percent raise other city employees are getting. He’ll also get some hazard pay that he …

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CC GOP Blasts Delay on Filling District Two County Board Seat

The Copper Country Republican Party is disagreeing with the Houghton County Board of Commissioners’ decision to wait until after the August primary to fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of Albert Koskela. A release sent to Keweenaw Report called the delay in filling the seat “a disgrace …

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Part II: Portage Health Foundation and CCISD Working in Tandem to Retain a Young Copper Country Workforce

On the technical career side, the Copper Country Intermediate School District has a large role to play. Through the CCISD’s Career and Technical Education program, they can offer a wide variety of future career options for students to explore. The district would like to begin focusing on how to keep …

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Part I: Portage Health Foundation and CCISD Working in Tandem to Retain a Young Copper Country Workforce

During the Keweenaw Alliance Breakfast this morning PHF’s Executive Director, Kevin Store, announced the 11 recipients of their scholarship with the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance. As well as talked broadly about challenges facing students accessing resources for higher education or technical training. And how those challenges affect the health of …

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Houghton County Leaves District Two Seat Open, for Now

The new Houghton County commissioner for District Two is – nobody. At yesterday’s meeting, the four remaining commissioners decided to hold off on filling the seat left vacant by the recent death of Albert Koskela.  State law requires that a replacement be appointed within 30 days, but, with a primary …

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Calumet HS Assistant Principal/AD to Retire

Longtime Calumet High School assistant principal and athletic director Sean Jacques is retiring. The CLK Board of Education accepted Jacques’ retirement notice with regret at last night’s meeting. It will take effect July 1st. The board also accepted with regret the resignation of high school and middle school physical education …

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Portage Health Foundation Accepting Applications for the James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship

James Bogan led Portage Health, now UP Health Systems – Portage,  as someone who pursued community, curiosity, and leadership. And since he left the hospital system, the Portage health Foundation, has awarded a resident of the western Upper Peninsula with a 5,000 dollar scholarship given in Bogan’s name. The scholarship …

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