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Woman Says She Was Kidding About Threat

Federal, state and local authorities have investigated a threatening statement made towards the Social Security Administration building in Escanaba. Just before 1pm last Thursday, an identified 50 year-old woman contacted the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The woman, who was upset over a disputed benefit refund, …

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Taking Action Now Can Reduce Bear Problems Later

With longer daylight hours and warming temperatures causing wildlife to start to move, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources advises property owners that now is the time to look around and see if they have items that soon may be attracting bears. “The ideal situation is for a bear to …

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UPEC Celebrates Diversity & The UP

The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition invites you to help celebrate the incredible place where we live.  The FREE two-day event will be held at the Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center in Houghton March 23 & 24. This year UPEC has reached out to Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK) and the Michigan Tech …

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Bernard F. Gaffney Memorial Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Houghton, Michigan – The Bernard F. Gaffney Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is now accepting applications from Houghton High School students or graduates who demonstrate character, need, and determination to achieve their specific educational or training goals. The Bernard F. Gaffney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established …

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